Summer 2018: A Look at 7 Theatrical Opportunities for Your Brand

Despite the current weather, it’s never too early to start planning for summer partnerships. Blockbusters come in all shapes and sizes and can seem daunting at first glance, but take a closer look. From known sequels, including a musical, to new franchises, we’ve rounded up seven Theatrical Properties debuting early this summer that are sure to have a marketing opportunity for every brand!

JUNE:

Warner Bros. Pictures: OCEAN’S 8oceans_8OCEAN’S 8 is a comedy heist that continues the OCEAN’S 11 franchise with an all-star cast of women, led by Sandra Bullock. Playing Debbie Ocean, Bullock, along with Cate Blanchette, recruits a crew (Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina and Rihanna) to pull off an impossible mission at the New York Meg Gala. The movie also stars Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon and Dakota Fanning and arrives in theaters June 8, 2018. More details here.


Disney/Pixar: THE INCREDIBLES 2INCREDIBLES_2newTHE INCREDIBLES 2 is the next 3D computer-animated superhero sequel to The INCREDIBLES (2004), which grossed $633 million worldwide at the box office and won several awards, including two Academy Awards. Scheduled to be released on June 15, 2018,  it will feature Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their roles. Learn more here.


Universal Pictures: JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOMjurassic_world_fallen_kingdomDebuting June 22, 2018, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM is the first in the sequel trilogy and  fourth installment of the JURASSIC PARK series, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, the movie takes place on the same fictional Central American island off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, where a theme park populated with cloned dinosaurs has operated for ten years. The park plunges into chaos when a genetically created dinosaur breaks loose and goes on a rampage across the island. Get additional scoop here.


JULY:

Marvel Studios: ANT-MAN AND THE WASPant_man_and_the_wasp_updatedANT-MAN AND THE WASP, based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang (Ant-Man) and Hope van Dyne (Wasp), is the sequel to ANT-MAN (2015) and the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are back, along with Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and more. The film is set to hit theaters July 6, 2018. Details here.


Sony Pictures Entertainment: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATIONhotel_transylvania_3HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACATION is an animated fantasy-comedy sequel to HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, which grossed $473 million worldwide at the box office, and is the third installment in the “HOTEL T” franchise. Known internationally as HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: A MONSTER VACATION, the movie will feature reprised roles of Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, Keegan-Michael Key, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Asher Blinkoff, Mel Brooks and is scheduled to be released on July 13, 2018. Find out more here.


20th Century Fox Filmed Entertainment: ALITA: BATTLE ANGELalita_battle_angelBased on Yukito Kishiro’s Japanese comic (manga) Battle Angel Alita, ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL is a cyberpunk action film, produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau and directed by Robert Rodriguez. Set to debut July 20, 2018, the film stars Rosa Salazar in the title role, with Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and more. Featuring CGI and new technology that Cameron has been developing, the movie is said to include a similar mix of live-action and computer-generated imagery used in AVATAR. Details here.


Universal Pictures: MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAINMamma_Mia_Here_We_Go_AgainBonus: Also debuting July 20, 2018 is rom-com musical MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, the sequel to MAMMA MIA! from 2008 that was based on the musical with the same name. The film will feature most of the characters from the first one, along with Cher, who joins the cast in her first on-screen film role since 2008. Set in Greece, the story finds Amanda Seyfried’s character, Sophie, pregnant and missing her Mom. Learn more here.


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Family Friendly Marketing Opportunities For Your Brand

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MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS is a madcap car racing adventure for preschoolers featuring Disney’s #1 star , Mickey Mouse, and his pals: Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald. Airing on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks around the world, the series takes the Sensational Six and their uniquely personalized vehicles on humorous high-spirited races around the globe plus hometown capers in Hot Dog Hills.

 

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Acquired in 2010 by Saban Brands, the Paul Frank brand was born in 1995 out of a garage in a Southern California beach town. By creating relationships through exciting collaborations and strategic licensing partnerships, Paul Frank merchandise includes apparel and accessories for all ages, across categories such as books, stationery, eyewear, home décor and bicycles.

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5 Gaming Opportunties Coming This Holiday Season

As summer turns to fall, the gaming industry braces for its biggest time of year: the holidays. More AAA titles are released by the major gaming developers than any other point in the year and the titles coming to homes this fall and winter make this year exceptionally robust.

Below are five of the most anticipated video game releases, chock full of partnership opportunity, coming out this holiday season.

CALL OF DUTY: WWII | Activision

(November 3, 2017)

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One of the most iconic and successful video game franchises of all time returns to it’s roots in the past with CALL OF DUTY: WWII. The new game, coming in November, looks to redefine World War II for a new gaming generation. The CALL OF DUTY franchise has a history of extensive partnerships with brands like Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Jeep, Uber and more. Read more here.

SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY | Nintendo

(October 27, 2017)

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After announcing a whole host of games for their new console, the Nintendo Switch at E3, this holiday season will see some of the most anticipated hit the market. SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY gives players a whole host of new abilities to use with the beloved character. The Mario brand is great for kid-friendly promotions, as proven by tie-ins with companies like Frito-Lay and Yogurtland. Read more here.

ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS | Ubisoft

(October 27, 2017)

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As the 10th installment of ASSASSIN’S CREED (which expanded into movie theaters late last year as well), some were worried that the nearly decade long franchise had run out of steam. ASSASSIN’S CREED ORIGINS looks to breathe new life into the game and show off new mechanics and a gorgeous, violent setting that brands in the alcoholic beverage, CPG or electronics industries could fit in perfectly with. Read more here.

MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR | Warner Bros. Interactive

(October 10, 2017)

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After the original, MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF MORDOR, sold well over a million copies, the sequel from Warner Bros. Interactive Studios comes this fall. Expanding the Lord of the Rings universe, MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR promises more exciting combat and even more partnership potential. Read more here.

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II | EA

(November 17, 2017)

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Landing with a slight thud, the original reboot of the Star Wars BATTLEFRONT franchise in 2015 didn’t live up to the expectations of many. The sequel, however, promises more content, better game play and a more well-rounded experience. Look for partners to be clamoring for an opportunity to team up with this legendary IP. Read more here.


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