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Superhero movies galore on the way this summer


Can’t get enough of superhero extravaganzas?

April is surely an exciting month for avid superhero fans, welcoming DC Comics’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” - although it didn’t do so well - and soon “Captain America: Civil War.”

But there’s no time to slow down because another set of superhero films are slated to bombard Korean theaters one month after another.



May: “X-Men: Apocalypse”

A new installment of “X-Men” from the series founder Bryan Singer is slated to open in May.

Combining a bunch of extraordinary characters in one film seems to be the trend now, and there is no better option for indulging in that than the “X-men” series. The ultimate evil, called Apocalypse, awakens from death to put the series’ all-time favorite mutants to danger.



June: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”

The first installment in the series was lackluster for sure. But the second episode is rumored to have stepped up the action and comedy.

Michael Bay again co-produced the film, while Dave Green newly joined as the director. Heroine April O’Neil is again played by Megan Fox.



August: “Suicide Squad”

With the third trailer for DC Comics’ highly anticipated project “Suicide Squad” recently unveiled, the title of this film has remained in the top 10 most-searched terms on Korea’s major search engines all week.

Not many details about the plot have been unveiled, but the released stills and trailers do feature a gripping visuals, especially of Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie). The film talks about a group of antiheroes teaming up to solve even more messy problems.



October: “Doctor Strange”

Look out Marvel fans because “Doctor Strange” is gearing up to begin a new era for Marvel films, focusing on mental powers rather than physically superiority. This film is about a character named Sorcerer Supreme who can travel to different dimensions with his newly magical skills. The protagonist is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, while Tilda Swinton plays the Ancient One, the doctor’s mentor.

BY JIN EUN-SOO [jin.eunsoo@joongang.co.kr]

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