7 Anticipated Movies of Summer 2017

The warm weather brings a whole bunch of fun. That includes lounging on the beach, toasting on rooftop bars and, of course, trips to the local theater to catch the latest movies. Yup, summer movie season has finally crept back around and there are several blockbusters that have movie buffs on their toes. It would be a shame to be left out of the conversation. Check out seven films causing a stir this season.

Transformers: The Last Knight (June 21)

The first day of summer sees Mark Wahlberg back as Cade Yeager in the latest Transformers flick. In the fifth film, secrets will be unveiled while the transformers are at war with the humans. Optimus Prime is also gone, but Cade joins forces with Bumblebee, an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins) and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock) to save the world.

Despicable Me 3 (June 30)

The Minions are back when the latest installation of this box office smash hits theaters. There’s a dramatic twist in this one when Gru discovers he has a twin brother named Dru he never knew about. Both characters are voiced by Steve Carell.

The House (June 30)

Prepare to laugh out loud with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in this comedy. The two play a married couple who go to desperate lengths—think illegal basement casino—to find the money to pay for their daughter’s college tuition. At least it’s for a good cause, right?

Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7)

Summer has almost become synonymous with action flicks. And what’s better than throwing a superhero into the mix? This summer, everyone’s favorite climber returns but minus Tobey Maguire. Actor Tom Holland takes on the lead role as he tries to juggle life as a high school student and a superhero. Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming also features some other famous characters including Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Michael Keaton as The Vulture.

 War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14)

A new Planet of the Apes is coming with Woody Harrelson as the lead. The tables turn when the revolutionary ape Caesar seeks revenge after his species faces devastating losses. It seems he will stop at nothing to do right by the apes.

Dunkirk (July 21)

You know a movie is a big deal when Christopher Nolan, the man behind The Dark Knight trilogy, serves as director. But, there’s no Batman in this movie. Instead, Nolan shows the World War II battle when the German army surrounded allied soldiers from France, Canada, Belgium and Britain in Dunkirk, France. The film, starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles, focuses on the suspenseful rescue.

The Dark Tower (August 4)

Stephen King’s fantasy world comes to the big screen with The Dark Tower. Idris Elba stars as Roland Deschain aka The Gunslinger who is out to find the dangerous Man in Black played Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey. Will The Gunslinger be able to stop the Man in Black before he destroys the world?

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