The mercury is falling fast, but it’s already beach weather as far as these trailers are concerned. This week, we got our first real looks at summer blockbusters-to-be like Thor and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, plus spring standouts like Rango (featuring the voice of Johnny Depp) and Water for Elephants, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Check them out below!
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20)
Johnny Depp and newcomer Penelope Cruz steer the mega-franchise’s fourth installment.
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’: The first trailer is here!
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Thor (May 6)
The Norse god turned comic hero gets his own big-screen action spectacle, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman.
‘Thor’ trailer hits the Web. Watch and opine!
The Tree of Life (May 27)
Terrence Malick’s long-delayed opus, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in a story about… uh… life? If you can pick any plot details from the cryptic trailer, feel free to let us know.
‘The Tree of Life’ trailer: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and some spellbinding strangeness
Water for Elephants (April 15)
An adaptation of Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel about a college dropout (Robert Pattinson) who joins a traveling circus and falls for its star performer (Reese Witherspoon).
‘Water for Elephants’ trailer: Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon under the Big Top
Rango (March 4)
Johnny Depp is the voice of a gun-slinging chameleon in this animated tale from Pirates director Gore Verbinski.
‘Rango’ trailer: Johnny Depp is such a chameleon
Fast Five (April 29)
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and the rest of the gang are back for a fifth lap in the hit Fast & Furious series.
‘Fast Five’ trailer: So fast! So furious!
Limitless (March 18)
Bradley Cooper stars in this thriller about an unemployed writer (how often do you get to write that?) who finds that a designer drug might be the key to success.
‘Limitless’ trailer: How long will Bradley Cooper stay unkempt?
Take Me Home Tonight (March 4)
A coming-of-age tale set in the late 80s, starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, and Dan Fogler.
‘Take Me Home Tonight’ trailer: Topher Grace’s new movie reminds us why the ’80s were awesome