Summer of 2013 is Already Being Filled Up: 'Fast & Furious 6' & More
We haven't even launched our own 2013 release schedule yet, but the studios have already filled it up! Over the last few weeks, movie studios have been scheduling a few big summer 2013 movies. Notably, Vin Diesel announced that the next Fast & Furious, the 6th one, is now scheduled to arrive on May 24th, 2013, Memorial Day. No other details are available, but Justin Lin is expected to return to direct. Universal also scheduled the supernatural comic book adaptation R.I.P.D., featuring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, for June 28th, 2013, just a few weeks later. That's not all - we'll review the full summer 2013 calendar below.
As it stands, here's how the line-up for the summer of 2013 (that's 678 days away) looks. We've listed the calendar with confirmed release dates as best we could, so here's what they've got lined-up from Hollywood.
Summer of 2013 Movie Line-Up:
Release dates fully updated as of August 24th, 2011.
May 3, 2013:
Iron Man 3 - Written & directed by Shane Black (of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang).
May 10, 2013:
Mommy and Me - Comedy directed by Stanley Tucci, starring Meryl Streep and Tina Fey.
May 17, 2013:
Singularity - New sci-fi project from Roland Emmerich, but nothing else known about it.
May 24, 2013:
Fast & Furious 6 - Directed by Justin Lin (most likely), written by Chris Morgan.
Leafmen - From Blue Sky's Chris Wedge, story about a colony of bugs, based on William Joyce's book "The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs."
June 14, 2013:
Man of Steel - Zack Snyder's new Superman reboot, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.
June 21, 2013:
Monsters University - From Pixar, college-set prequel to Monsters Inc, directed by Dan Scanlon.
June 28, 2013:
R.I.P.D. - Directed by Robert Schwentke, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges.
July 3, 2013:
Despicable Me 2 - From Illumination Ent., sequel to Steve Carell's comedy Despicable Me.
July 12, 2013:
Pacific Rim - Legendary Pictures' new sci-fi monster movie, directed by Guillermo del Toro.
July 26, 2013:
Thor 2 - Marvel's sequel to Thor starring Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder again.
August 2, 2013:
The Smurfs 2 - Sequel to the Raja Gosnell's 3D movie The Smurfs, starring more of the lil blue guys.
Of course, since we're still so far out, anything can (and most likely will) change, especially as we continue on with this summer and next summer (plus hey, you never know). Is it a bad idea for studios to set official dates this far out? Maybe it puts a little too much pressure on the filmmakers. But so far, if they can actually finish some of these movies and even start scheduling additional sequels (what about Green Lantern 2 in 2013?) it should be a great follow-up to the rather amazing summer of 2012. At the least we'll get to see the long-awaited sequel to Monsters Inc we've been waiting since 2001 for. Plus, Pixar also recently scheduled a "mystery" movie for late 2013 - on November 27th, 2013, an original project, but it's currently untitled.
While we wait for 2013 to roll around, you can find our 2011 and 2012 schedules filled completely with dates. As always we'll keep you updated on all upcoming movies, whether in 2012, 2013, 2014 or beyond!