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2017 Summer Blockbuster Movie Preview

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March 17, 2017

The Oscars are over—which means it’s time to look ahead to the summer blockbuster movie season. There are many options headed to theaters this summer, and there’s something for everyone!

Marvel fans will be thrilled to gets some answers in Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, while DC Universe devotees will finally get the chance to watch aWonder Woman reboot.

Meanwhile, Goldie Hawn has returned to the big screen as Amy Schumer’s mom in Snatched, and we’re counting on these two stars to create comedic gold. There will also be many heart-pounding thrillers, including Alien: Covenant and Annabelle 2.

Best of all, there are some great family-friendly sequels coming out so you can beat the heat with the whole gang (can’t wait to see what the Minions will be up to this time!).


Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 – If you loved the music from the first movie, there will be plenty more to enjoy this time around. We’ll also learn more about Peter Quill’s father as he and the team take on more bad guys in space.

Snatched – Emily Middleton is set to go on an exotic vacation with her boyfriend when he dumps her the night before the trip. She convinces her paranoid mother to join her instead, but it doesn’t take long for things to go terribly wrong. After being kidnapped, the pair must put aside their differences and find their way home.

Alien: Covenant – If you loved Ridley’s Scott’s Alien, you will want to check out this second chapter of the prequel trilogy. Picking up where Prometheus left off, the crew of the colony ship, Covenant, quickly learn that their mission is going to be a dark and dangerous one.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Captain Jack Sparrow is back for a new adventure and this time he’s facing the terrifying Captain Salazar, a former nemesis who escaped from the Devil’s Triangle. As Salazar sets out to kill ever pirate at sea, Captain Jack realizes he needs the Trident of Poseidon to conquer this deadly foe.


Wonder Woman – A young woman named Diana is trained to protect the world by Amazonian warriors on the mythical island of Themyscira. Forced to leave her home for the first time, Diana ventures into the unknown and begins her transformation into Wonder Woman.

The Mummy – Years ago, an ancient queen was killed and buried deep in a crypt. When she is abruptly awakened in the 21st century, it’s clear her wrath cannot be contained.

Cars 3 – Lightning McQueen is forced to quit racing after a new, faster generation leaves him in the dust. Refusing to give up, he enlists the help of a young technician who has her own plans for victory. Drawing on inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, McQueen hopes to make this the biggest Piston Cup Racing event yet!

Transformers: The Last Knight – In the latest installment of this franchise, Optimus Prime is gone at the worst of times. The humans and Transformers are at war and the key to survival remains buried in the past. The hidden history of Transformers on Earth will challenge even the biggest fan’s core beliefs and redefine the universe.

Despicable Me 3 – Honestly, it doesn’t really matter what this movie is about—which is a good thing since the plot is very hard to find. All we care about is that Gru, Lucy, and their daughters, Margo, Edith, and Agnes will be going on another adventure—with the Minions, of course!


Spider-Man: Homecoming – It’s yet another Spider-Man reboot! This time, the web slinger continues his communion with the Marvel Universe and picks up where he left off in Captain America: Civil War. It wouldn’t be a superhero movie without a villain, so audiences will get their first glimpse of Vulture, a foe who threatens everything Peter Parker holds dear.

War for the Planet of the Apes – The third chapter in the series will focus on Caesar and the apes as they take on Colonel and his army of ruthless humans. In an effort to avenge his kind, Caesar has to battle some inner demons while engaging in an epic battle.


Annabelle 2 – Prepare to be scared! Several years after a dollmaker and his wife lose their daughter, they end up take in a nun and several little girls from a recently shuttered orphanage. The guests initially believe they have found a sanctuary, but they soon discover that Annabelle, the dollmaker’s possessed creation, has them in her sights.

Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature – The evil mayor of Oakton has plans to demolish Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park. It will be up to Surly Squirrel and his friends to save their home and send a clear message to the mayor.

There are so many great films hitting the box-office this summer, it’s going to be hard to choose between them. Whether seeking a comedy, horror, or superhero flick, you will have plenty of reasons to get out of the summer heat for a couple hours!

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