Tuesday morning started off with the Universal Pictures presentation. To get things going they start with Fast and the Furious 6 which opens on May 24th. They brought out the whole cast including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Tyrese. Diesel announced the next installment will be coming to theatres in July 2014. He said they have been planning 2-3 movies ahead, and once we see the ending of this one, we will understand why the next one will be here next summer. We got to see a little bit of Despicable Me 2, which opens on July 3rd, and it won't disappoint! The rest of their lineup includes R.I.P.D., 2 Guns, Kick-Ass 2, Riddick, Rush, About Time, The Best Man Holiday, and 47 Ronin.
Warner Brothers was next on Tuesday afternoon with their presentation of 2013 films, and they have quite the lineup. They start off the summer season with The Great Gatsby 3D on May 10th, for which Baz Luhrmann introduced a trailer via a taped video. This film not only looks beautiful, but the 3D is stunning. Bill and Colleen are lucky enough to be able to attend the premiere of the film next week in New York City! Following Gatsby, they take off with The Hangover Part III which opens on May 24th. Todd Philips stepped out on stage and said "comedies should be seen in theaters where everyone can laugh together." Next up they have Man of Steel 3D, set to open June 14th. Director Zack Snyder introduced the newest trailer (Producer Christopher Nolan was in the audience, but enjoyed the trailer from his seat). Guillermo Del Toro came out next to talk about his film Pacific Rim 3D opening on July 12th. While talking about his excitement for the film he said "Several times a week I find myself smiling like a goddamned moron”. Their presentation ended with footage from The Conjuring, 300: Rise of an Empire 3D, We're the Millers, Prisoners, Gravity 3D, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D.
To conclude our Tuesday evening, we got treated to a full length screening of The Heat from 20th Century Fox. Director Paul Feig was there to introduce the film, and also mentioned he is from Michigan. Colleen was able to talk to him following the screening and he grew up not far from Bill and Colleen! The Heat stars Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock and they play a police officer and an FBI agent respectively, who don't get along the greatest. To say we loved this movie is an understatement. I am pretty sure I was crying I was laughing so hard. The Heat opens June 28th.
I will post Part 2 next week which will include more studio presentations and the awards night!