The 4th of July is on a Tuesday this year… which is like the worst day for it to be on… but that means that the weekend after the 4th will see the most recent reboot of Spider-Man. Personally, I think that Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 from the early oughts are the ones that will hold up over time but, apparently, this one is set in the Marvel Universe which means that we can see this guy fight alongside the Avengers. Again. Avengers 3: Infinity Gauntlet (PART ONE!) comes out next year and that movie will make more money than any movie in the history of the world. But before you see that one, you’ll need to see Spider-Man: The Re-Reboot.
War For The Planet Of The Apes is coming out and, I gotta say, nobody is more surprised than me that Planet of the Apes was not only remade as a movie (because of course it was) but remade as a *FRANCHISE*. Andy Serkis is a national treasure.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is running with the whole “what if we make a comic book movie using comic books from
Japan France?” elevator pitch and I’m expecting the story to be strong (if a hair opaque) and the movie itself to crash and burn.
Atomic Blonde is the so-called “sister flick” to John Wick. Different characters, different setting, different universe, similar body counts. I could see myself seeing this.
The Emoji Movie. The prequel to The Emoji Movie 2 and The Emoji Movie 3.
The Dark Tower. We’re finally getting a movie based on The Dark Tower! Except it’s a sequel to the books and a prequel to the television series. It stars Idris Elba so don’t pretend that you’re not going to see it anyway.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an action comedy starring Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds. I imagine the sequel will be called something like “The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Mother” or something. Starring Melissa McCarthy!
All in all, a crazy summer that isn’t even close to being as crazy as next year is destined to be.
So… what are you looking forward to the most?