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Movie Fans Excited for 'The Dark Tower' and 'The Defenders' 

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People who enjoy comic books and science fiction have an exciting summer ahead.
The trailer videos for the filmThe Dark Towerand the showThe Defenderswere both released on Wednesday. Many people have been watching and talking about the videos online.
The Dark Towerstars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. The story is based on eight books by American horror and fantasy writer Stephen King. Elba plays the hero, known asThe Gunslinger.” McConaughey plays the villainor bad guy -- known asThe Man in Black.”
King released the first book in the series in 1982. The most recent one came out in 2012.
The movie comes out in theaters in August.
Some fans ofThe Dark Towercomplained about the new movie trailer. They wrote on social media that it gave away too much of the story.
The website The Verge wrote thatThe Dark Towerdoes not exactly follow the books. It actually begins around the time when Kings book series ends.
King has said the series was inspired by the fantasy ofThe Lord of the Ringsseries and movies about the Old West, likeThe Good, The Bad and the Ugly,” which came out in 1966 and starred Clint Eastwood.
The Defendersis a new Netflix series. It comes out on August 18. Fans are excited to see their comic book heroes Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist work together to solve a mystery in New York City. Sigourney Weaver plays Alexandra, the seriesvillain.
Fans ofThe Defendersfound something to complain about, too. They said that August 18 seems like too long of a wait.
You do not have to wait that long for the start of Americas summer movie season, however. It begins this weekend, with the release ofGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” The film is the sequel to the movie that introduced people toStar-Lord,” “Gamora,” andGroot.” The firstGuardian of the Galaxycame out in 2014.
It sold about $800 million in tickets worldwide.
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