Summer is often the time for huge blockbusters and numerous amounts of superhero movies. It’s no surprise that this year isn’t any different, but this looks set to be a summer to remember for film with plenty of big titles to check out, as well as a few smaller releases which you definitely need to keep an eye out for. Here comes the sun!
Avengers: Infinity War – 26th April
Okay, so I may have jumped the gun with this one but surely the release of the latest Avengers instalment marks the actual start of summer? Little needs to be said for this one as our favourite superheroes combine once again to save all us ordinary people.
Tully – 4th May
Charlize Theron is a struggling single mother of three in this comedy from the guys behind Juno. To help her solve her problems, she hires a nanny (Mackenzie Davis) who she forms an unlikely bond with. Definitely one for all the mums out there!
I Feel Pretty – 4th May
Amy Schumer stars in this comedy about an insecure woman who after accident, wakes up believing that she is the most attractive and most capable woman on the planet. As a result, her insecurities diminish and she is able to live fearlessly until she discovers the truth.
How to Talk to Girls at Parties – 11th May
Set in Suburban London in the 1970, a group of teenagers, led by Enn (Alex Sharp), come across an alternative party consisting of foreign exchange students from America. Or so it would seem – they are in fact aliens, one of which Enn falls for and must ultimately save. This British indie romp also stars Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Matt Lucas.
Life of the Party – 11th May
Melissa McCarthy is no stranger to playing the overweight, middle-aged female comedy role in movies and she’s at it again as she teams up with husband and director Ben Falcone for this romp about a single mother who decides to go back to college – the same one her daughter happens to attend (obviously).
Breaking In – 11th May
Imagine Panic Room but in reverse. Gabrielle Union must break into her deceased father’s house in order to save her children who have been taken and held hostage by robbers seeking a hidden fortune – little do they know that she is capable of beating the shit out of them.
Deadpool 2 – 15th May
Another that needs no introduction as Ryan Reynolds reprises the role of the merc with a mouth, this time to take on Josh Brolin’s Cable, his second villainous role in a Marvel film in the space of a month. What an awful man.
On Chesil Beach – 18th May
Oscar nominated Saoirse Ronan stars in the periodic drama about two young lovebirds whose differing backgrounds come between them. Billy Howse and Emily Watson also star.
Solo: A Star Wars Story – 24th May
Star Wars nerds didn’t have to wait long for their latest fix of out of this world action. Alden Ehrenreich plays a young Han Solo in this coming-of-age tale alongside Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson.
Show Dogs – 25th May
It’s very rare talking animals in a live-action movie actually makes for a good film. And this doesn’t look to be any different. That said, Show Dogs is probably worth a few family laughs from Will Arnett and the voices of Ludacris and Stanley Tucci.
Book Club – 1st June
Just when you thought we were done with the whole 50 Shades phase, Book Club focuses on four elderly friends who come across the book and their lives quickly change forever. Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen all star in this comedy.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – 6th June
The first Jurassic World instalment currently sits as the fourth highest grossing movie of all time despite proving distinctly average. There’s more promise for its sequel though, with Chris Pratt promising a darker, scarier follow up.
Ocean’s 8 – 22nd June
In this spinoff of the original Ocean’s trilogy, Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean (sister of George Clooney’s Danny) who assembles an all-star team of Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Rihanna to pull off a heist on the Met Gala in New York.
Sicario: Day of the Soldado – 29th June
No Denis Villenueve or Emily Blunt for this sequel, but Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin do return as federal agent’s looking to curb drug trafficking at the US-Mexico border.
Tag – 6th July
Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner and Jon Hamm star in this comedy based on an incredibly surreal true story about a game of grown friends who have been engaged in an elaborate game of tag since they were in school.
The First Purge – 6th July
In this prequel, the focus is on the events leading up to the first purge, a day of mayhem where any crime is permitted during a 12-hour period.
Incredibles 2 – 13th July
Pixar’s long-awaited sequel sees the return of the Parr family as Mr Incredible is left to look after his family of superheroes while his wife, Elastigirl, is out saving the world alone.
Skyscraper – 13th July
Dwayne Johnson is never far from destruction these days and he carries on that theme as he plays a building inspector attempting to save his family whilst also trying to clear his name for a crime that he didn’t commit.
Hotel Artemis – 20th July
Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, and Jeff Goldblum star in this action movie set in dystopian Los Angeles, where a nurse is running a secret hospital for criminals. Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista and Charlie Day also feature.
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! – 20th July
Because who doesn’t need more ABBA in their life?! Yes, Mamma Mia makes a return as in this sequel, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) finds out about her mother Donna’s (Meryl Streep) romantic past. All the original cast return along with Cher and Lily James.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – 26th July
Love him or loath him, Tom Cruise is pretty incredible. His latest outing as Ethan Hunt sees him go up against a bearded Henry Cavill. Christopher McQuarrie returns to direct after his successful outing in the last Mission: Impossible movie.
Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation – 27th July
Oh yes, there’s a third one. Adam Sandler returns to voice Dracula in the latest instalment of the franchise which sees the blood sucking monster take his family on a summer vacation where he falls in love, much to the dismay of his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez).
Ant-Man & The Wasp – 3rd August
Marvel continue their summer of domination by releasing the second of the Ant-Man movies as Paul Rudd returns as the crim turned superhero, this time teaming up with Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp, but discovers the difficulties managing his dual-life.
The Darkest Minds – 10th August
This sci-fi thriller, from the people behind Stranger Things and Arrival, focuses on a group of teenagers with superhuman abilities on the run from the government after a plague has wiped out the majority of the country’s children.
The Meg – 10th August
Jason Statham up against a giant shark. You pretty much know what you’re getting from this one – particularly when the film’s tagline is “pleased to eat you”…
The Spy Who Dumped Me – 10th August
Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon team up in this action-comedy about a pair of best friends who find themselves in the middle of an international conspiracy when it turns out one of them used to date a secret agent.
Mile 22 – 10th August
Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg team up once more for this action thriller about an American intelligence officer who is tasked with the smuggling of a mysterious police officer, who holds sensitive information, out of the country. Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich also star.
Captive State – 17th August
John Goodman and Vera Farmiga star in this sci-fi thriller set a decade after extra terrestrial life occupied a Chicago town neighbourhood, focusing the conflict between the collaborators and the dissidents.
Christopher Robin – 17th August
Ewan McGregor plays an adult version of the A.A. Milne character, who finds himself in a spot of bother where only a certain honey-loving bear can rekindle his youth and turn things around for him. Can’t wait for this one – even the trailer is enough to put a smile on your face!
The Equalizer 2 – 17th August
Denzel Washington stars in his first ever sequel, returning as retired agent turned hired gun, Robert McCall. When a close friend is murdered, he seeks revenge in the most American way he knows. Antoine Fuqua also returns to direct this action thriller.
White Boy Rick – 31st August
Matthew McConaughey sure loves a transformation and he’s at it again as he stars in the true story of Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the FBI during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
So there you have it, the pick of what to look out for in the coming summer months! Please note that all release dates are UK based and remember to let me know what you’re looking forward to the most!