10 BIG Summer Movies To Look Forward To In 2017

10 BIG Summer Movies To Look Forward To In 2017

Honorable Mentions:

Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 26)
Kong Skull Island (March 10)
Beauty and the Beast (March 17)
Power Rangers (Mar 24)
Dark Universe: The Mummy (June 9)

10. Wolverine 3 (March 3)

The third solo film for Wolverine will also be the last for Hugh Jackman as Logan.  Eventually they will recast the role but it’ll be nearly impossible to replace an actor who embodied the roll for over 15 years.  Here’s hoping he goes out with a hit.  It’ll certainly help if the villain is better than Apocalypse.

9. Transformers: The Last Knight (June 23)

All right Michael Bay…  This is the one.  The Transformers movie that will turn it all around.  Revenge of the Fallen, Dark of the Moon and Age of Extinction were just practice for the REAL SHOW.  Transformers: The Last Knight…

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8. Bad Boys 3 (June 2)

I’ll be honest…  I’m a little skeptical that this movie will actually happen.  Even thought it’s been announced by the studio and a new director, Joe Carnahan, is on board to replace Michael Bay…

[UPDATE: Sony has apparently retitled the movie Bad Boys for Life and shifted the release date to January 2018.]

7. Alien: Covenant (August 4)

To me, Prometheus was almost great.  Still good but not great.  There were simply too many vague unanswered questions.  I get it.  That was the intention but I don’t want an Alien movie that’s up for interpretation.

By the sounds of it, Alien: Covenant is a return to the series’ horror roots.  Bring it on Ridley Scott!

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6. Wonder Woman (June 2)

I hope Wonder Woman is amazing.  Gal Gadot was fantastic in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Following up Suicide Squad with a solo film is also a fantastic change of pace for DC.  Especially leading into Justice League in November.

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5. Dunkirk (July 21

Christopher Nolan could point a camera at the sky for 2 hours and call it One Bird and I would watch it.  Thankfully, his next movie is a World War II drama based on a true story!

4. War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14)

I loved both films in this rebooted franchise.  Can the momentum continue with a third entry on the way?

3. Fast 8 (April 14)

The team takes on Charlize Theron in the latest installment of the juggernaut Fast & Furious franchise.  The series keeps getting bigger and crazier and Fast 8 will certainly be the most ambitious.  I’m interested to see how Fast 8 sets up future movies going forward.  The late Paul Walker got an amazing send off in Furious 7 and there are ‘New Roads Ahead’.

I just don’t want a ‘villain of the week’ structure.  I’m hoping Fast 8, at the very least, sets up future movies.  Perhaps a new trilogy that connects in the end?

2. Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7)

Marvel/Sony needed Spider-Man to be well received in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.  Thankfully, the all new web slinger stole the show with limited screen time.  Now he gets a brand new solo adventure free of the ‘origin story’ burden.  Now add in Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaten, Marisa Tomei and a villain we’ve never seen on the big screen: Vulture.

1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5)

The original Guardians of the Galaxy was a MASSIVE hit for Marvel.  I believe Vol 2 has a shot to make more money than the Avengers movies.  At the very least, it could best Age of Ultron’s 1.4 billion box office haul.  If you can top 1.4, then beating The Avengers 1.5 billion total isn’t impossible.

Could Guardians of the Galaxy 2 become the highest grossing Marvel movie? (Until Infinity War arrives in 2018 of course.)

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