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Summer Movie Preview 2016: Attack of the Blockbuster Clones

Superheroes, supervillains, sequels, semi-reboots — the scoop on the season’s surprisingly familiar multiplex stunners

Marvel; Summer Movie Preview; Bourne; Captain America Civil War; Ghostbusters; Suicide Squad

Marvel/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Hopper Stone/Sony, Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment

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