Summer 2012 Movie Releases: ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘The Avengers,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ And More

Hoping to cash some franchise dollars, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will suit up one more time for “Men in Black III.”  This time, Josh Brolin is along for the ride as he plays a younger version of Lee Jones's character, Agent K.

Finally, what's a summer movie roster without a big screen adaptation of a Broadway musical? Director Adam Shankman, who directed “Hairspray” in 2007, has taken on the hit musical “Rock of Ages.” the movie version — starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta and Tom Cruise —  will be undoubtedly met by skeptical critics, as the Broadway production was met with mixed reviews.

Check out all the big name films set to hit theatres this summer in the rest of this Summer 2012 Movie Release Preview.

The dark Knight Rises (7/20/12)

the dark Knight Rises (Wikipedia)

As Christopher Nolan gears up for the final installment of his Batman contributions, he puts the finishing touches on his legacy with the “The dark Knight Rises.” the movie, which takes place eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face's crimes, crowns a new terrorist leader. the debut of Bane (Tom Hardy) overpowers Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and the rest of Gotham's finest, while the dark Knight (Christian Bale) resurfaces to protect the city and clear his name.  

The Avengers (5/4/12)

the Avengers (Wikipedia)

In what seems to be a culmination of every superhero movie in the last four years, director Joss Whedon brings us “The Avengers.” Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. come together to save the earth from Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his various membered army. Suiting up for the super human movie is Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Evans (Captain America) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow).

The Amazing Spider-Man (7/3/12)

Summer 2012 Movie Releases: ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘The Avengers,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ And More

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