5 new movie sequels to watch out for

Posted at 06/22/2012 4:53 PM | Updated as of 06/22/2012 6:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Moviegoers are in for a treat over the next few months with the scheduled release of these long-awaited movie sequels.*

Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary

What it is about: Sid the sloth is back with his best friends Manny the mammoth and Diego the tiger in the latest installment of the “Ice Age” series. Just like the previous movies, this “Ice Age” film stresses the importance of family relationships.

Release date: July 12, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Starring: Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Anne Hathaway

What it is about: “The Dark Knight Rises” is the third installment in the “Batman” film series directed by Christopher Nolan. The film takes place eight years after Batman took the fall to Two Face’s crimes. He now tries to protect Gotham City from a new terrorist leader.

Release date: July 19, 2012

The Bourne Legacy

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton

What it is about: The fourth installment in the “Bourne” series, this movie introduces viewers to a new hero to be played by Renner. Some scenes were shot in Manila and other parts of the Philippines.

Release date: August 3, 2012 (United States)

Taken 2

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

What it is about: Retired CIA operative Brian Mills returns in this sequel of “Taken,” where he and his wife are held hostage by the father of one of his enemies.

Release date: October 5, 2012

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

What it is about: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather vampire clans across the globe to protect her against false allegations.

Release date: November 16, 2012