If the world ends in December 2012, it’s going to end with a lot of happy geeks. The summer of 2012 is shaping up to be the nerd version of the Summer of Love, but probably with a lot less sex. And drugs. And counterculture coolness. But you know what I mean – summer 2012 is going to be a big fucking deal.

The biggest fucking deal? Probably Batman 3, which has now been scheduled for July 20th. That’s a quick turnaround for Christopher Nolan, who is only now finishing up Inception. It’s possible that development on the script is farther along than we all thought it was, or else Nolan is just trying to finish up his Bats trilogy before the apocalypse.

But Batman 3 will be just one of the big swinging dicks that summer. Let’s look at what else is scheduled for 2012:

Battleship on May 25th

Star Trek 2 on June 29th

Spider-Man reboot on July 3rd

The Avengers on July 4th (although don’t be surprised to see that move)

And without dates but likely for summer 2012:


John Carter of Mars


That’s a hell of a line-up. Like I said, when it all comes to an end on December 12, you’ll be at least satisfied. Maybe they’ll even have the Batman 3 Blu-Ray out by then.