It is hard to keep track of all the incredible films released every year. From the superhero showdowns to the feel-good films and the impactful understated gems, there is something for everyone. Earlier in the year, I spotlighted my most anticipated films of the year so the films featured in that post will not be featured here. This is but a small selection of films set to be released this summer and can definitely see having a heavy influence at the box office.
Have you ever considered what the world would be like if we suddenly woke up one day and forgot that the Beatles ever existed? Yesterday will provide the answer to that question in what is shaping up to be one the highlights of the summers movie line up. With the world forgetting the songs of one of the most renowned bands in the world, it will be up to Jack, a struggling singer-songwriter to bring back the songs that are embedded in history. The question is, how far is he willing to go to achieve his dream, and what does he risk loosing along the way.
2. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Now that we’ve reached the endgame, Far From Home is like the epilogue to the Infinity Saga. It’s a smart move to have the next film follow Peter Parker as the fallout of Endgame will undoubtedly be felt. The trailer doesn’t give too much away, but it looks like it could set up some future villains for the MCU whilst testing Peter’s limits. Jake Gyllenhaal’s role remains unclear, but there is sure to be plenty of twists and turns to keep fans at the edge of their seats.
3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
For those of you that fancy a bit of old school Hollywood, this is the film for you. With a stellar cast led by Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio, this film feels like a total celebration of those classic, old school films that paved the way for modern cinema in what could become an instant classic of its own.
4. Toy Story 4
There’s a reason to be skeptical about Toy Story 4. In the eyes of many, Toy Story 3 was a beautiful conclusion to the franchise. Toy Story 4 could be a hit or miss as it sees Woody and the gang’s latest adventure make them question their own purpose. There’s also the reintroduction of Bo Peep, and she looks to be the character that might introduce a new conflict for Woody and the gang.
5. Men In Black: International
Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth have already proved they have good chemistry in Thor: Ragnarok and this alien chasing buddy cop action drama are perfectly suited for both of them. Fans will naturally be ready to compare it to the original Men In Black franchise, which is why exploring the International bases makes for a smart move as it allows this film to stand apart from the original whilst also reintroducing us to the Men In Black universe. This film is guaranteed to be a fun and action-packed sci-fi comedy.
Personally, Lion King is the one to watch out for in terms of live-action adaptations, but since that was featured in my Most Anticipated Films list, I thought I’d spotlight Aladdin. This can go either way, and Will Smith definitely has big shoes to fill as the genie, but if anyone was suited for this character it’s him. He has the capability of capturing the charm and wit of the genie. Based on the trailers, Aladdin looks to be a vibrant adaptation, and one can only hope that it lives up the hype.
Biopics seem to be the latest trend in this industry, and as the tagline says, the only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy. It is clear that Taron Egerton fully embraced this opportunity to portray Elton John in all his highs and lows, so it will definitely be interesting to see if this latest musical biopic can reach the heights of their inspiration.
Are you excited about any of these films?
What is your most anticipated film of the summer?