Usually around this time, we start to get excited about the summer cinema calendar and this year we’ve got a lot to be excited about.
01 May: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Kicking it off nice and early on 01 May with the return of Thor, the Cap and crew in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Expect two more hours of everybody’s best bits and this should be the highest grossing film this summer. But what’s coming next could be this summer’s surprise smash.
15 May: Mad Max: Fury Road
Following soon after is one we’re very exited about, Mad Max: Fury Road which hits cinemas on 15 May. Starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, we return to George Miller’s post-apocalyptic world for the fourth in the Max Max franchise.
12 June: Jurassic World
It’s the middle of June before we have our next major headliner and it’s already causing controversy. As lovers of Jurassic Park and all things Chris Pratt, we want it to be good, we’re even prepared to be a touch whimsicle about it but… there’s the raptor issue.
19 June: Mr. Holmes
Wallow or gloat for a week after Jurassic World and then prepare yourself for Ian McKellen in Mr. Holmes on the 19 June. He must solve one last case. The movie is directed by Bill Condon, director and writer of Dreamgirls. It’s certainly promising.
01 July: Terminator: Genisys
Thrusting us back to the days of our youth, John Connor returns to our screens (and nostaligic hearts), with Terminator: Genisys. Emilia Clarke plays Sarah Connor and Arnie, true to his word, is back.
10 July: Minions
On 10 July, the minions return to our screen. Love them or hate them, this film will gross millions (more) in sales and merchandise, and you thought they were everywhere already. The original was the highest-grossing non-DreamWorks/non-Disney·Pixar animated film of all time in the US, only since overtaken by its sequel.
17 July: Ant-Man
Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Ant-Man (Ant-Man has a technology which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength). Director Peyton Reed said Rudd’s character is not used to being a hero, like Clooney’s character in Ocean’s Eleven. So expect a heist?!