15 Biggest Movies To See In May, June, July 2022

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Summer is right around the corner, which means, among other things, that a new slate of blockbuster movies will be hitting the big screen soon.

The summer movie season kicks off next week with the latest Marvel movie “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” Fellow Marvel movie “Thor: Love and Thunder” is also slated for release later this summer, along with new sequels “Jurassic Park” and “Top Gun” and some original properties such as Jordan Peele’s latest film “Nope.” And unlike the last two summer movie seasons, which were heavily impacted by the pandemic, nearly all of this year’s blockbusters will once again debut exclusively in theaters, though they will also be heading to streaming services. streaming faster than before.

Here are the 15 biggest movies slated for release in May, June, and July, listed in chronological order.

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“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (May 6)

The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film follows Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he dives deeper into the multiverse, a central concept from last year’s blockbuster “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” starring Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) also a main character in this film. ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ also marks the first MCU film directed by Sam Raimi – whose first two ‘Spider-Man’ films rank among the best superhero movies ever made – and would incorporate horror elements. who should be right in the “Evil Dead” director’s wheelhouse.

‘Firestarter’ (May 13)

Horror production company Blumhouse is behind the author’s latest film adaptation and Resident of Sarasota County Stephen King’s 1980 novel, previously made into a 1984 film starring Drew Barrymore, about a father trying to protect his daughter with pyrokinetic abilities from a government agency pursuing her. Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong star respectively in this reboot, which is set to debut simultaneously in theaters and on the Peacock streaming service.

“Downton Abbey: A New Era” (May 20)

The TV series which was followed by a 2019 film continues with another film, documenting an English estate inhabited by the Crawley family in the early 20th century, with original actors such as Hugh Bonneville and Maggie Smith joined by new ones. faces, including Dominic West and Hugh. Dance. A historical figure drama wouldn’t normally be considered a blockbuster, but the first “Downton Abbey” film was a major commercial success, grossing nearly $200 million on a sub-$20 million budget.

‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ (May 27)

The Emmy-winning Fox animated series following the Belcher family who run a burger restaurant (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman and Dan Mintz) hits the big screen for the first time. “Bob’s Burgers” is one of the best animated sitcoms on air (and, 12 seasons, now among the longest), and I hope it can maintain that quality as it grows from 30-minute episodes to feature films.

Top Gun: Maverick.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ (May 27)

Tom Cruise reprises his role as the Maverick pilot in this sequel to the 1986 blockbuster, as he’s tasked with training a group of Top Gun graduates that includes Rooster (Miles Teller), the son of Maverick’s late friend Goose. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, who previously worked with Cruise on the 2013 sci-fi action movie “Oblivion,” “Top Gun: Maverick” promises to feature the same kind of jaw-dropping stunts Cruise pulled off in ” Impossible mission “. “movies.

‘Jurassic World Dominion’ (June 10)

The latest entry in the ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise is set in a world where dinosaurs now roam the world, with ‘Jurassic World’ stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and director Colin Trevorrow returning with Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill from the original 1993 film. While Steven Spielberg’s work remains the highlight of the series, the dinosaurs on the loose premise sounds fun, and I hope the three leads in the first film signed for this sequel are an indication of quality.

‘Lightyear’ (June 17)

While the name will already be recognizable to Pixar fans, “Lightyear” is not about the “Toy Story” character Buzz Lightyear voiced by Tim Allen, but rather a fictional character of the same name (voiced by Chris Evans) who the figurine of action is based on. Although the film’s premise and its trailer weren’t too exciting, and Pixar’s sequels and prequels tend to be weaker than their original concepts, the animation studio’s overall track record remains strong enough to give the benefit of the doubt.

“The Black Phone” (June 24)

Blumhouse is also behind this adaptation of the 2004 short story by Stephen King’s son and fellow author Joe Hill, which centers on a child abducted by a masked serial killer (Ethan Hawke) and trapped in a basement, where he begins to receive calls from former victims. via a disconnected phone. Reuniting Hawke and director/co-writer Scott Derrickson after working together on the 2012 horror film “Sinister,” “The Black Phone” premiered at last year’s Fantastic Fest, where it received positive reviews.

‘Elvis’ (June 24)

Baz Luhrmann directs this biopic of Elvis Presley, played by Austin Butler, with Tom Hanks playing his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. It should be interesting to see a newcomer like Butler (so far probably best known for playing Manson Family member Tex Watson in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) in such a big role as Presley. And though Luhrmann’s filmography has varied as the Oscar-winning hit “Moulin Rouge!” to quickly forgotten ‘Australia’, it’s almost guaranteed to be a visual and musical spectacle.

“The Minions: The Rise of Gru.

“The Minions: The Rise of Gru” (July 1)

From kids’ movies to grandparents’ Facebook memes, the yellow, overalls-clad creatures known as Minions have been a fixture in pop culture since their first appearance in the 2010 movie “Despicable Me.” Now they’re ready to return to the big screen in “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” which centers on a 12-year-old version of Minions boss Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) as he dreams of becoming a supervillain. with a voice cast that also includes Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh and Alan Arkin.

“Thor: Love and Thunder” (July 8)

Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the titular Marvel superheroes, with Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson also returning, the Guardians of the Galaxy appearing in the film, and Christian Bale joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villainous Gorr the Butcher God. Director and co-writer Taika Waititi is also back on the show.

“Where the Crawdads Sing” (July 15)

Daisy Edgar-Jones stars in this adaptation of Delia Owens’ bestselling 2018 novel about a girl who grows up in the North Carolina swamps after being abandoned by her family and later becomes suspicious in the death of a man who continued romantically. Also produced by Reese Witherspoon and featuring an original Taylor Swift song, “Where the Crawdads Sing” should, at the very least, be a welcome showcase for Edgar-Jones and Harris Dickinson, the “Beach Rats” star who plays another leading role.

‘No’ (July 22)

“Get Out” Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Jordan Peele reunites with that film’s star, Daniel Kaluuya, for his latest film, which follows the residents of a California town including two ranchers (Kaluuya and Keke Palmer) who witness a a mysterious and unusual event. Plot details for the film are still largely kept under wraps, but based on the quality of ‘Get Out’ and Peele’s follow-up film ‘Us’, ‘Nope’ should be considered one of the must-see films. of summer. .

“Bullet Train” (July 29)

Brad Pitt leads an ensemble cast that also includes Brian Tyree Henry, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Joey King, Zazie Beetz, Bad Bunny and Sandra Bullock in this action-comedy adaptation of the Japanese novel, following a group of assassins on the same high-speed train who learn their goals are connected. “Bullet Train” is directed by David Leitch, whose filmography includes the outstanding action films “John Wick” and “Atomic Blonde”, whose ranks will hopefully join this film.

‘DC League of Super-Pets’ (July 29)

After a string of dark and/or R-rated comic book movies, including “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” “The Suicide Squad,” and “The Batman,” DC is going in the opposite direction on screen with this animated flick. following Krypto the Superdog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) as he forms a team of superpowered animals when Krypto’s owner Superman and the rest of the Justice League are in trouble. The cast also includes Johnson’s frequent collaborator Kevin Hart, who voices Ace the Bat-Hound, Batman’s dog.

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