Box office previews for summer movies

Jordan Huesers, Staff writer

Iron Man 2

In theaters: May 7

Starring: Robert Downey Jr.

With news of Tony Stark’s true identity as Iron Man, the United States Government demands Stark hand over the powerful suit. Meanwhile, Justin Hammer, Stark’s rival, assists the government in duplicating the suit. To top it all off, Whiplash, a dangerous foe, emerges in order to take revenge on the Stark family once and for all. Hammer and Whiplash unite with one common goal: to destroy Iron Man.

Toy Story 3

In theaters: June 18

Starring: Tom Hanks and Tim Allen

Leaving for college, Andy decides to dump Woody, Buzz, and the rest of their toy-box friends in a day-care center. Excited for the new adventure, the toys keep positive attitudes as they explore their new surroundings and meet new toys. However, not long after their arrival, the toys determine to find a way home and reunite with Andy.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

In theaters: June 30

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner

Bella Swan, now reunited with her vampire love, finds herself torn between the love she feels for Edward and the strong friendship with Jacob. She must choose between the two, a decision that could initiate the conflict between vampire and werewolf. Meanwhile, Seattle is haunted by mysterious mass murders and a vampire who seeks revenge.

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Splice

In theaters: June 4

Starring: Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley

Elsa and Clive, two young genius scientists, specialize in splicing together DNA from different animals to create new hybrids.  The daring couple decides to conduct a dangerous experiment — splicing together human and animal DNA to create an unknown organism.  They create the amazing creature named “Dren.”  Dren impresses the couple with both physical and intellectual developments; however, he also becomes their worst nightmare.

The A-Team

In theaters: June 11

Starring: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Sharlto Copley

Based off the 1983 TV show, The A-Team follows four brave former Special Forces soldiers as they try to escape being captured for a crime they did not commit.  Each soldier possesses a unique talent essential to clearing his name and finding the true culprit.

Salt

In theaters: July 23

Starring: Angelina Jolie

This movie tells the story of Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer accused of being a Russian Spy and ultimately has her loyalty tested.  She uses her years of experience and skills to escape capture and prove her innocence.  As her hunt unfolds, the truth behind her identity is revealed, answering the question: “Who is Salt?”