Technically, according to calendars, the summer season doesn’t start until June 21. In the film industry, things tend to heat up a little earlier. 2017 is no exception as Marvel will be kicking things off the first week of May. This is always a fun time of year because anticipation finally meets reality. There will surely be a few disappointments along the way but that doesn’t mean expectations won’t be exceeded either. This list contains ten potential blockbusters for your enjoyment. Take a moment read through them and watch the trailers. And if you feel that there’s something missing, your opinions are always welcome. From gang of outlandish Guardians to an endless quest for a Tower, we’ve got you covered. See you at the movies!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand. Can’t wait to see what to see what Star-Lord and his motley crew get themselves into next? The great news is that it’s just around the corner, in theaters May 5th.
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival. Get your nerve up because Alien: Covenant bursts in theaters May 19th.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. The swashbuckling and pillaging begins May 26th so lace up those boots and get to it.
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny. Everyone loves an origin story. Learn Diana’s story starting June 2nd.
Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension. Tom Cruise’s latest big budget project gets unwrapped on June 9th.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it’s up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), Bumblebee, an English lord (Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford professor (Laura Haddock) to save the world. Michael Bay Day this year is June 21st as the Transformers take on their greatest foe to date.
Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear. Swing by a large screen theater and climb into a comfy chair to watch this friendly neighborhood web-slinger in his first feature film under the Marvel Cinematic Universe umbrella. In theaters July 7th.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet. Things are bound to get hairy as the next round of man vs. beast hits the big screen July 14th.
Allied soldiers from Britain, Belgium, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German Army on the beaches of Dunkirk and evacuated in Operation Dynamo between 26 May and 4 June 1940, during the early stages of the Second World War. Christopher Nolan brings his vision, along with many familiar faces, this WWII biopic when it invades theaters July 21st.
The Dark Tower
Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil. Stephen King fans have been chomping at the bit to see this epic novel adaptation make its debut. August 4th may seem like a long time to wait but this list just proves that there are many viable distractions to be had.