Summer is coming…
We’re about to enter movie mayhem with all of the big summer releases just around the corner, but who can keep up with it all? Well, that’s why you have your friendly neighbour Digital Fox.
Below is a list of upcoming blockbusters and their Australian release dates. These details are subject to change, but the epicness of the movies isn’t, so sit back, crack open a cold glass of fun, and enjoy.
Due: 24th of Novemebr
Director: John Lee Hancock
Actors: Michael Keaton, Linda Cardellini
Sum-it-up: How the Golden Arches began.
Michael Keaton stars in this unlikely biopic about McDonald’s franchise founder Ray Kroc, a milkshake machine salesperson who begins his journey to perfect the fast-food industry.
Underworld: Blood Wars
Due: 30th of November
Director: Anna Foerster
Actors: Kate Beckinsale
Sum-it-up: Vampires get killed in droves.
An age-old battle between Lycans and Vampires continues in the 5th film in the Underworld series. In this instalment, Selene is back and badder than ever as she tries to fight both factions from getting to her and her daughter.
Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryThe crew at Rogue One leave their hangar Source: Lucasfilms
Due: 15th of December
Director: Gareth Edwards
Actors: Felicity Jones
Sum-it-up: A team of pilots try to steal the plans for the Death Star.
Another promising Star Wars film, Rogue One promises to shed new light on the tale of the Death Star, and how it came to be destroyed. I mean come on, who doesn’t love space fights?
La La LandEmma Stone and Ryan Gosling dance in La La Land Source: Summit Entertainment
Due: 16th of December
Director: Damien Chazelle
Actors: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling
Sum-it-up: A musical movie about the love between a musician and an actress.
This is Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to his breakout movie Whiplash, portraying Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s third on-screen romance.
PassengersJennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in Passengers Source: Sony Pictures.
Due: 1st of January
Director: Morten Tyldum
Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt
Sum-it-up: Taken out of cryogenic sleep, two passengers must save their spaceship in 90 days.
Two movie heavyweights team up in this awesome sci-fi adventure of romance and action. I’m feeling a little 2001: A Space Odyssey vibe, maybe crossed with When Harry met Sally perhaps.
Assassin’s CreedMichael Fassbender stars in Assassin’s Creed movie Source: 20th Century Fox
Due: 1st of January
Director: Justin Kurzel
Actors: Michael Fassbender
Sum-it-up: The gaming sensation turned silver-screen.
Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) travels back in time to the lives of his Assassin ancestors to relive the experiences of Aguilar, a 15th century Spanish assassin. It’s about time this movie was made.
Resident Evil: The Final ChapterKate Beckinsale stars as Selene in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Source: Screen Gems
Due: 26th of January
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Actors: Milla Jovovich
Sum-it-up: Heaps of Zombies and even more guns.
Resident Evil has become a staple in the world of Zombie Apocalypse. It’s nearly impossible to think of killing the undead without thinking about the movie franchise.
The Great WallMatt Damon stars in The Great Wall Source: Universal Pictures
Due: 16th of February
Director: Zhang Yimou
Actors: Matt Damon,
Sum-it-up: Forget the Mongolians, there’s far worse on the other side of the wall.
Matt Damon stars in this action-packed retelling of why The Great Wall of China was built, showcasing some seriously scary monsters and some pretty sweet bow and arrow tricks as well.
LoganHugh Jackman plays old man Logan in his reign to the X-Men franchise Source: 20th Century Fox
Due: 2nd of March
Director: James Mangold
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Doris Morgado
Sum-it-up: Wolverine becomes a pensioner.
Set in the future, Logan is a less than ideal look at what it means to be an X-Men in the future, where mutants are a dying breed and the world is a destructive and dangerous place.
Kong: Skull IslandKing Kong stares over his kingdom in Kong: Skull Island Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
Due: 10th of March
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Actors: Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston
Sum-it-up: King Kong is less than happy when the military shows up at his front door.
A group of scientists and military venture to an unknown pacific island, unknowingly the birthplace of King Kong, and a whole host of terrifying monsters and gigantic dangers.
So there you have it!
What summer movies are you most excited to see?