2017 has already been a massive year for film. With big-name sequels, blockbuster reboots, and some interesting new films already dazzling us, we take a further look ahead to what’s on the cinematic horizon this month.
Release date: 7 July 2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Marvel and Sony’s collaborative take on Spidey in his standalone movie to tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following his scene-stealing moments in Captain America: Civil War, of course. Tom Holland heads up the film as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, and Robert Downey Jr makes some notable appearances as Tony Stark/Iron Man as they have to save New York from a new villain, The Vulture, played by Michael Keaton. You can read our full spoiler-free review of Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Release date: 7 July 2017
Will Ferrell’s comedies have been hit or miss in recent years, but The House looks to be Farrell back to his ridiculous best. After Scott and Kate Johansen (Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.
War of the Planet of the Apes
Release date: 14 July 2017
In the third instalment of the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise, the conflict between humans and apes hits a boiling point, which forces Caesar and his apes into a deadly conflict with an army led by a ruthless Colonel. Andy Serkis once again provides motion capture for Caesar, with Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, and Terry Notary all joining the cast.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Release date: 18 July 2017
An action comedy about the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) and his new client: a notorious hitman who came in from the cold (Jackson). They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years. They hate each other. Now they’re stuck together and have 24 hours to get from England to The Hague. The only thing standing in their way is everything a murderous Eastern European dictator (Oldman) can throw at them.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Release date: 21 July 2017
The movie based on the Valerian and Laureline graphic novel series is directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element), and it stars Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Ethan Hawke, and some other notable names. Besson will take the iconic source material into a unique and epic science fiction saga with a contemporary makeover. The story follows Valerian and Laureline who embark on a mission to the intergalactic city of Alpha, a metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all over the universe. It looks to be a spectacular visual onslaught mixed up with some interesting characters.
Release date: 28 July 2017
Of course, anything with Christopher Nolan’s name attached to it can’t be ignored, and his latest war epic, Dunkirk, is looking to be a spectacular albeit brutal look at the globe-changing conflict of WWII. Starring Fionn Whitehead, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, and a host of other fantastic actors, Dunkirk tells the story of the Dunkirk Evacuation from the perspectives of land, sea, and air.
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