Most Anticipated Films For July/August/September

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming– July 7

Director: Jon Watts

Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Donald Glover

Plot: A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

 

War For The Planet Of The Apes– July 14

Director: Matt Reeves

Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn

Plot: Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel. 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.

 

Dunkirk– July 21

Director: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles

Plot: In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

 

Atomic Blonde– July 28

Director: David Leitch

Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, John Goodman

Plot: Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on an impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to retrieve a priceless dossier from within the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through a deadly game of spies.

 

Detroit– August 4

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Anthony Mackie, Jason Mitchell

Plot: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest race riots in United States history. The story is centred around the Algiers Motel incident, which occurred in Detroit, Michigan on July 25, 1967, during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. It involves the death of three black men and the brutal beatings of nine other people: seven black men and two white women.

 

Logan Lucky– August 18

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Cast: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough

Plot: The Logans are a hardscrabble family from the hills of West Virginia, and their clan has been famous for its bad luck for nearly 90 years. But the conniving Jimmy Logan decides it’s time to turn the family’s luck around, and with a little help from his friends, the Redneck Robbers, he plans to steal $14 million from the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

 

It– September 8

Director: Andres Muschietti

Cast: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard

Plot: Taking place in Derry, Maine, in the summer of 1989, It follows a group of outcast kids who discover a shape-shifting entity, who may be linked to the recent cases of missing children in the town, but also face their own personal demons.

 

Battle Of The Sexes– September 22

Director: Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carrell

Plot: The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.

 

Kingsman: The Golden Circle– September 29

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum

Plot: With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organization in the United States known as Statesman. In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite secret agents from both sides of the pond band together to battle a ruthless enemy and save the day, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy.

 

Which of these films are you most excited for? Did we miss anything that you’re dying to see? Let us know!

Nick Potter

Co-founder of The Filmsmiths. Degree in Broadcast & Cinematic Arts with a minor in Cinema Studies from Central Michigan University. Pretty much the barbecue sauce of people but I'm doing my best.

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