Every year audiences flock to the movie theatres during the summer in order to get their latest fill of some big-screen entertainment. This summer will prove to be no different. In fact, with all the powerhouse movies that we recap below, you may find yourself spending more time at a theatre than ever before.
Whether it’s being entertained with yet another superhero, Transformers or Pirates of the Caribbean movie, or learning about a new franchise like with The Dark Tower there is plenty to love. These movies may not be the favorites come award season, but there is no denying that they’ll be arguably the 10 biggest movies that are coming out this summer.
Releases May 12 | Are you ready to be terrified? Alien: Covenant follows a group of explorers in space who quickly find themselves hunted by horrifying creatures. The film will work as a sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus which earned over $400 million at the box office and is the eighth film to be centered in the Aliens franchise, so if you plan on watching them all in preparation, you better get started! Ridley Scott steps into the directing chair for the third time in the Aliens franchise. The series is also set to star Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride and Billy Crudup.
Releases May 25 |There aren’t many movie stars out there with a bigger draw than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He could star in a movie where he acts as a rock, and it would still earn hundreds of millions. So you can imagine he’ll really have it made with Baywatch, which also stars the beautiful Alexandra Daddario and Zac Efron. The movie will follow Johnson and Efron as they attempt to discover a criminal plot that would seriously bum out their summer! We’re sure fans of the original television series, which the movie is based around will also enjoy it, as Pamela Anderson and David Hasselhoff are both listed as former stars that will be making cameo appearances.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales
Releases May 26 |Whether or not you care for who Johnny Depp is as a person, it is hard to deny that he’s not one of the most recognizable stars in Hollywood. Perhaps his greatest claim to fame came when he discovered the character of Jack Sparrow, which he’ll be reprising for a fifth (and certainly not last) time with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales. This time, it’s the trident of Poseidon that has caught Sparrow’s eye, but you can imagine it won’t be easy to get. The series is bringing back several recognizable faces such as Geoffrey Rush and Orlando Bloom, but will also be helped out by the newcomer to the franchise Javier Bardem who will serve as the primary antagonist.
Releases June 2 |The DC Universe is absolutely seen as being significantly weaker than the Marvel Universe in almost everyone’s opinion. Yet they have the chance have a major impact on June 2 when Wonder Woman comes to theatres. Fans have already seen Gal Gadot in Batman V. Superman but are eager at what an entire film centered around the Amazon princess would look like. The movie will be relying on fan favorite Chris Pine, who you may know as Captain Kirk, to help win over the audience. No matter how it does with critics, we’re sure Wonder Woman will be one of the most financially successful movies of the summer.
Releases June 9 |We’re very sorry if you are reading this entry and it’s just making you miss Brendan Fraser. While he was the man who helped bring the Mummy franchise to life, you may not blame Hollywood for electing to pass on him when they decided to reboot the franchise. Especially when you consider they got Tom Cruise to step in and play the lead. The movie will follow Cruise in his attempts to stop Princess Ahmanet who was buried alive 2,000 years ago but gets resurrected and is understandably not too pleased. You may want to make sure you check this one out in theatres, as it will also be the first in an upcoming Universal Monsters “universe” that is set to play out over the next few years.
Releases June 16 |When it comes to Pixar movies that we’d love to see sequels for, Cars may not be at the top of your list but there is little denying the box office power that this franchise brings. The second installment brought in over $500 million and you can expect more of the same as the majority of the cast returns in the third installment including Owen Wilson and Larry the Cable Guy. The movie will work as a redemption story for Lightning McQueen as he attempts to battle back following a horrific car crash. Something tells us McQueen will make sure to finish the movie in strong enough shape to come back for a 4th lap.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Releases June 23 |There is very little merit in arguing that the Transformers franchise is enjoyed by movie critics. In fact, the last movie earned an embarrassing 18 percent on RottenTomatoes. But then again, it also made over $1 billion, so perhaps you’re not shocked to hear another one is coming out this summer. It’ll mark the second movie with Mark Wahlberg stepping into the lead role, but interestingly enough will also be the last movie directed by Michael Bay. It’s clear from the marketing that at the very least we’re going to see perhaps more robot on robot action than ever before, including Bumblebee getting all up in Optimus’ business. It’ll probably have the worst script of any movie on here, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it made the most money.
Releases July 7 |Sure, Spider-Man 3 may have been absolutely awful and the Andrew Garfield ones may not have lived up to expectations, but does that mean we’re any less excited for Tom Holland’s take on our favorite web-slinger? Heck no! Especially when you’re bringing in powerhouses like Michael Keaton who will be playing the antagonist, The Vulture. When you also factor in that this is yet another addition to the MCU, meaning Tony will also be stopping by, and you’ll understand why Marvel can’t wait for this one to hit theatres.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Releases July 14 |When it comes to impressive CGI, you aren’t going to find a contender on this list that perhaps holds a candle to the Planet of the Apes franchise. The second movie received an Academy Award nomination for its impressive Visual Effects and you can imagine they used at least part of the $700+ million that the movie made at the box office to push their limits even further. Andy Serkis is, of course, returning to reprise his role as Caesar, the leader of the apes, but will be matched by a newcomer to the franchise, Woody Harrelson. Harrelson is no stranger to box office success, previously playing an integral role in the Hunger Games franchise and will surely help draw even more fans into checking out War for The Planet Of The Apes.
The Dark Tower
Releases Aug 4 |We may be stretching as we pull into August for our next entry, but there’s no way that The Dark Tower movie should go without mention. Based around arguably Stephen King’s most successful franchise, the series will star Idris Elba as the famed gunslinger Roland and appears to be set as a sequel to the series. When you consider there are 8 books, this was probably the smart call. The series is also bringing in Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey. While little is known about the plot, the premise is still expected to be set around Roland’s quest to find the Dark Tower and save Mid-World, the dimension that he lives in.
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