10 Summer Movies To Look Forward To Now That We’ve Seen The “Big Three”
The summer movie season is always overflowing with huge blockbusters franchises, larger than life heroes, high concept comedies, dark horror films and more. 2016 is no different with dozens of massive movies on the horizon.
It’s hard to believe Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War & X-Men: Apocalypse have been unleashed. A trio of films designed to change the future of three distinct cinematic universes.
Now that we’ve seen DC’s trinity of heroes battle doomsday, Marvel heroes battle each other and the X-Men battle a God, what’s next?
Below you’ll find the 10 summer movies we are looking forward to the most. Beneath that you’ll find a quick rundown of more big movies coming between now and September.
Bring on the blockbusters!
10. Sausage Party (August 12)
I’m blown away a movie like this exists. Sausage Party looks insane in the best way.
9. Ghostbusters (July 15)
The first Ghostbusters trailer is officially the most disliked trailer in the history of YouTube. That’s a little harsh don’t you think? I’ve accepted that this film will NOT be ‘Ghostbusters 3’ and THAT’S why I’m excited to see it! This film has an amazing cast and nostalgia behind it. It’s up to them to deliver something unique and fun and I’m willing to give it a shot. Are you?
8. Central Intelligence (June 17)
One of my favorite ‘buddy action comedies’ is The Rundown starring The Rock and Seann William Scott. I may be proven wrong but this looks better. Teaming The Rock with Kevin Hart is a genius move as the two of them look like they are having a blast on screen. The ‘Fat’ Rock effects are a little strange but I’m willing to overlook that.
7. The BFG (July 1)
Steven Spielberg is adapting a beloved children’s book featuring magic and giants. Sold.
6. Star Trek Beyond (July 22)
J.J Abrams abandoned ship after the somewhat poorly received Star Trek Into Darkness to resurrect the Star Wars Universe. He definitely succeeded but that doesn’t mean the Star Trek franchise is dead. Far from it. The Enterprise is in more than capable hands with Star Trek Beyond promising to FINALLY going where no man has gone before.
5. Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (June 3)
The rebooted Ninja Turtles movie was bad. I didn’t like it but it made enough money to merit a sequel. I can’t believe it but it looks like they fixed every problem I had with the first film. Out of the Shadows looks like a fun movie that will ACTUALLY have the Ninja Turtles in it!
Can they deliver a balanced movie featuring The Turtles, Shredder, Bebop, Rocksteady, Dimension X and Krang?
4. Jason Bourne (July 29)
As much as I hate to admit it, the Bourne series took a major step backwards when they tried to move forward without Matt Damon. The Bourne Legacy captured the spirit of the series but it lacked the man we all pay to see.
Thankfully, Jason Bourne is back in a big, BIG way.
3. Warcraft (June 10)
I’m a little concerned over the lack of hype online for this movie. Yes it’s a video game adaptation but this is a world that belongs on the big screen. I’m operating on blind faith here but I think Warcraft will be one of my favorite films of 2016 when it’s all said and done. I could be wrong but I really hope I’m right.
2. Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24)
I’ve been waiting for this sequel for decades. DECADES! It’s still shocking to me that it took this long to see the next chapter. Yet somehow, watching the trailer, it just feels right.
Hollywood franchises are often guilty of cashing in on potential franchises. The fact that this sequel is happening after all this time tells me this could be something special.
1. Suicide Squad (August 5)
It sucks but Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was NOT the movie I thought it would be. It may not have setup the DC Extended Universe as many hoped but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope.
Suicide Squad looks absolutely insane. When the dust settles, this movie could save an entire universe from extinction.
ON THE FRINGE
Note: I’m including more big May movies that have already been released.
The Darkness (May 13) This… looks kinda crappy? (Trailer)
The Nice Guys (May 20) I’m down for a Crowe/Gosling comedy (Trailer)
The Angry Birds Movie (May 20) I’ve never played Angry Birds. There. I said it. (Trailer)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (May 20) I thought the first Neighbors was clever and funny but… (Trailer)
Alice Through The Looking Glass (May 27) Not. Interested. (Trailer)
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (June 3) Great title. Great movie? (Trailer)
The Conjuring 2 (June 10) I loved the first film and the Annabelle movie. (Trailer)
Now You See Me 2 (June 10) I didn’t think franchise when I saw the first film but… (Trailer)
Finding Dory (June 17) Another charming Pixar hit or another Cars 2? (Trailer)
The Shallows (June 24) Sharks! (Trailer)
The Legend of Tarzan (July 1) I feel like I should be excited for this but I’m not? (Trailer)
The Purge: Election Year (July 1) I’m not a huge fan of this franchise but this could be something? (Trailer)
The Infiltrator (July 15) I can watch Brian Cranston in anything… I think? (Trailer)
Bad Moms (July 29) Bad Moms AKA Mean Girls 2 meets The Hangover? (Trailer)
The Founder (August 5) Fact. I ordered a Double QP the day I saw the trailer.
War Dogs (August 19) I gotta say this looks pretty awesome. (Trailer)
Ben Hur (August 19) I just watched Gladiator three times in one week. I like sword and sandal movies. (Trailer)