5 Summer 2017 Films To Look Forward To
The Big Summer 2017 Films To Be Excited For
Summer is usually the time for blockbusters and big releases in the film calendar and 2017 is no exception. We’ve already seen the release of films like Transformers: The Last Knight, The Mummy and the DCEU’s Wonder Woman in June but here are five summer 2017 films still to look forward to in the coming months:
Ok, so this one is technically cheating as it came out recently. However, Edgar Wright’s first film since his closely examined departure from Marvel’s Ant-Man has proven to be yet another hit for the British director. Baby Driver features a man named Baby, an awesome soundtrack and plenty of heart pounding car chases to feast your eyes on. Injected with the usual sharp and stylistic format found in other Edgar Wright films, this one is somewhat of a blast from the past as we don’t see this kind of action car chase movie anymore. Starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Eliza Gonzalez, Lily James, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx, Baby Driver is the film to see if you are looking for stylish action this summer.
Release Date: Out now.
Hitting the big screen this week is Spider-Man Homecoming, the long-awaited return of Peter Parker to the Marvel cinematic universe being produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Sony Pictures. We’ve already seen Tom Holland in the role during the climactic airport showdown in Captain America: Civil War and all signs point to Holland bringing a youthful exuberance to the superhero that is so central to the comic book character’s early years. Peter’s worries are just as much about his school exams as they are saving New York from Vulture played by Michael Keaton or teaming up with The Avengers again. With a cameo from Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Spider-Man is planting a flag firmly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time and all critical signs suggest this is a more successful reboot than Andrew Garfield’s turn in the role in The Amazing Spider-Man.
Release Date: July 5th
War for the Planet of the Apes
The culmination of the rebooted trilogy that started back in 2011, Andy Serkis’ Caesar comes full circle as he is forced into conflict with an army of humans. The evolution of the apes from primitive animals to intelligent, thought-proving creatures has been fascinating to watch in these films and Andy Serkis reportedly gives another fantastic motion-capture performance as the leader of the apes as the story wraps up with a powerful narrative. This time starring Woody Harrelson as the colonel of the army and again being directed by Matt Reeves, if you’re looking for blockbuster action then War for the Planet of the Apes is your best bet.
Release Date: July 12th
A Christopher Nolan film always offers amazing visuals, an introspective story and often incredible performances. The director of blockbusters like The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception and Interstellar this time turns his attention to another genre – the war movie. As the name suggests the film focuses on the Battle of Dunkirk during World War II in which the allied forces are evacuated from France under Nazi occupation. The thriller stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Branagh and if you’re looking for a more historical action film then Dunkirk is coming out later this month.
Release Date: July 21st.
The Dark Tower
A sequel to Stephen King’s eight-volume book series, there’s a lot riding on the success of The Dark Tower as it is intended to be a launching point for more films and a TV series. The fantasy film is being directed by Ron Howard and follows gunslinger Roland Deschain, played by Idris Elba who seeks to protect the dark tower from the Man in Black, played by Matthew McConaughey. Expect fantastical creatures, a parallel universe and plenty of action along the way. This will be a must see for fans of the books and Stephen King’s work but judging by the source material and the calibre of names attached to the project, it’s something that will interest a wider audience too.
Those were five summer 2017 films to look forward to in the next couple of months.
Which film are you most excited for? Which will be the biggest success in your opinion? Do you have a different list of summer 2017 films you’re excited about?
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