With the release of movies like “Oblivion,” it is obvious that the cinema slump is coming to an end and the summer movie season is quickly approaching.  Here are some movies to look forward to once finals are over and you have some time to relax and escape the summer heat in the cool air-conditioned theater.

“Iron Man 3” (May 3)

Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow reunite for Iron Man’s third installment, hitting theaters next week.  “Iron Man 3” is one of the most anticipated movies for this summer, according to Fandango, starting the season out right. In this installment, Tony Stark (Iron Man) must use his genius to face Mandarin, an “enemy whose reach knows no bounds.”

“The Great Gatsby” (May 10)

With a high-profile cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher, this film has generated a lot of hype.  In this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) is drawn into the lavish life of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), which is not all that it initially seems.

“Star Trek Into Darkness” (May 17)

The “Star Trek” sequel is also on the most anticipated list.  In this film, the Enterprise crew returns home only to learn that an “unstoppable force of terror” has destroyed the fleet and caused a state of crisis.  Captain Kirk must lead the crew to save the day once more.

“Fast and the Furious 6” (May 24)

Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are back in the sixth installment of “Fast and the Furious.”  This time Dom and the team must help to bring a rival gang down in order to clear their records, stop running and come home.

“The Hangover 3” (May 24)

Even though this time there is no wedding or bachelor party, the gang still manages to find plenty of trouble…er, “adventure.” The guys decide to take Alan to a mental hospital and, as usual, things go awry and they end up back in their Las Vegas roots.

“Man of Steel” (June 14)

This movie is one of the most anticipated blockbusters of the summer — and it’s easy to see why. Superman is getting a dark, gritty reboot not unlike Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy.

“The Wolverine” (July 26)

With the success of the “X-Men” series and the first standalone film, audiences seem to be looking forward to the return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, who heads to Japan in his latest outing.

Other Notable Movies:

“Monsters University” (June 21)

“Despicable Me 2” (July 3)

“The Lone Ranger” (July 3)