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Escape room: Theaters will still be home to cartoons and capes this summer

Jamie Foxx, left, and Ansel Elgort in “Baby Driver.”
Jamie Foxx, left, and Ansel Elgort in “Baby Driver.”

Of course, no one can go a complete summer without a blockbuster or a children’s movie or two thrown into the mix. Here are 15 films your kids are going to be talking about this season.

“Snatched” (May 12): Amy Schumer returns to feature films with Goldie Hawn with this comedy about a daughter-mom vacation gone wrong.

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (May 12): Action director Guy Ritchie (“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” “Sherlock Holmes”) goes back to the Middle Ages with star Charlie Hunnam.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (May 26): Everyone knows what they’re going to get when Johnny Depp once again hits the high seas.

“Wonder Woman” (June 2): The popular DC Comics character finally comes to the big screen with Gal Gadot in the title role.

“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” (June 2): With Nicholas Stoller (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) writing the screenplay and voices from Jordan Peele, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms and Nick Kroll, this animated tale about a goofy superhero might please adults, too.

“The Mummy” (June 9): The combo of Tom Cruise and director Alex Kurtzman — a writer on “Mission: Impossible III” as well as various “Star Trek” and “Transformers” projects — should mean lots of action.

“Cars 3” (June 16): Pixar keeps this animated franchise revving for another race around the track.

“Transformers: The Last Knight” (June 23): The big fighting robots are back in the latest take on the story from director Michael Bay.

“Baby Driver” (June 28): Heartthrob Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Allegiant”) is a young getaway driver in this crime drama from Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead”).

“Despicable Me 3” (June 30): The extremely popular animated franchise returns with Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand and Jenny Slate.

“The House” (June 30): After a dad squanders his daughter’s college fund, he opens an illegal casino in his basement in this comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (July 7): Tom Holland was introduced as the new Spider-Man in “Captain America: Civil War” and now he gets his own adventure, one that includes Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.

“War for the Planet of the Apes” (July 14): The quality has remained surprisingly high in this rebooted franchise about apes at war with humans.

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” (July 21): French action director Luc Besson (“Lucy,” “The Fifth Element”) creates a fantasy future world where a city home to beings from all over the galaxy is threatened. Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan and Ethan Hawke star.

“The Emoji Movie” (July 28): Set inside a smartphone, the animated film tells the story of an emoji who doesn’t fit in with all the others. The cast includes T.J. Miller and Patrick Stewart.

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