Wed 5 July
After emerging into the ever-expanding Marvel universe for the larger-than-life fight scene of Captain America: Civil War, the newest Spider-Man once again swings onto the big screen. Teaming up with Robert Downey Jr’s powerful and witty Tony Stark/Iron Man as a mentor, we look ready to meet a somewhat awkward, adolescent Peter Parker as he crashes his way into parties, struggles through school and into adulthood to try to become an Avenger. But isn’t that what we’re all trying to do, really? Homecoming will serve as an origins-type film as we see Spidey prove himself as a regular member of the Avengers by battling the bad guys and saving America.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Fri 14 July
War for the Planet of the Apes is the third instalment of the widely popular reboot of ’70s cult science fiction series Planet of the Apes. Here we’ll see Matt Reeves making his return to the director’s seat for his second successive Apes film. The story is set in the dystopian remains of society we saw curated in the previous film, and builds upon the mounting conflict between human and ape to the point of all-out war. Leading this fight, the Colonel (Woody Harrelson) and his army are pitted against Caesar, leader of the apes (voiced by Andy Serkis) in what is sure to be an explosive, action-packed fight to survive.
Fri 14 July
There’s a storm brewing – Jackson Storm. Disney’s Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) must return to the race circuit and prove to himself and the entire Cars world that he’s still got what it takes to beat the newer, faster and shinier generation of racers. Ever since winning his first Piston Cup, Lighting’s place in pole position has been tested – though this could be his biggest race yet. Thrown back into an ever-changing racing world of treadmills and simulations, McQueen must train himself back into winning form. With the help of Cruz Ramirez he will attempt to defy the non-believers and demonstrate he can still win with his smart racing ways.
Fri 21 July
Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated Dunkirk looks set to match – or even exceed cinema’s war epics of the past. After stunning audiences at CinemaCon earlier this year, Nolan looks ready to deliver yet another critically acclaimed film to the silver screen. Dunkirk’s gritty, visceral retelling of the 1940 rescue of over 300,000 allied troops surrounded on French beaches by Nazi soldiers brings together a star-studded cast. Just a few industry heavyweights include Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy. Nolan’s World War 2 epic also marks the first cinematic appearance of former One Direction star Harry Styles as he broadens his talents on top of recent successful ventures as a solo artist.