The CEO of AMC Theaters is confident audiences will be enjoying summer movies this summer from the comfort of their theaters, not their homes. It’s possible, but as of now, most studios have pulled their major releases from the calendar. Paramount, for example, just delayed the release of June’s Top Gun: Maverick to Christmas. Now the question is, if theaters open up, what can they show?
Not all studios have pushed their biggest movies of the summer to the fall. A few got moved back later in the summer, like Wonder Woman 1984. Warner Bros. is still keeping their next next Christopher Nolan movie in July as well. There’s still a wide range of major titles still coming out.
Here’s a schedule for all the major releases coming up the next few months:
The adaptation of the hit YA fantasy series already has fans scratching their heads. The young titular protagonist is no hero, and yet he looks like a hero in the trailer. The CG-fest doesn’t look promising, either, but it’s directed by Kenneth Branagh. There’s hope there.
Now, here’s a summer movie with some promise. The Jordan Peele-produced horror movie looks like a far above average horror movie. The trailer was packed with promise.
Pixar’s new movie is about a jazz musician. Pixar has been hit and miss the last ten years or so, but Soul sounds like another one of the animated studio’s more heartfelt stories.
The King of Staten Island
Judd Apatow’s Pete Davidson movie, which was originally going to premiere at South by Southwest. Buzz is good for this comedy, which in typical Apatow fashion, runs long at two hours and 16 minutes. Audiences always complain Apatow’s movies are too short, so that makes sense.
Ryan Reynolds is living and fighting for his life in a video game. We couldn’t make this up. Reynolds stars in the action-comedy about a background character in a video game gaining individuality.
Yup. Another Purge movie. The Blumhouse franchise just won’t stop. There’s only one serious good film in the franchise, but audiences eat these gross movies up.
The hit Fox comedy is coming to the big screens. Will it have as much success as The Simpsons Movie? It doesn’t have to, but people adore this half-hour comedy. It wouldn’t be surprising if Bob’s Burgers was one of the major hits of the summer.
Warner Bros. and Nolan are adamant about releasing the sci-fi action thriller in theaters this summer. The trailer had Inception written all over it, but Nolan typically doesn’t repeat himself too much. He likes what he likes, clearly, but Tenent is the one of the key event movies of the summer.
Disney’s adventure movie based on one of their oldest theme park attractions, which recently sank with park visitors onboard. The movie looks like a total cartoon, but with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt’s charisma, maybe it’ll be the exact sort of popcorn movie audiences will crave by summer to turn their brains off and forget their troubles for two hours.
SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run
Barb and Star Go to Vista del Mar
Wonder Woman 1984
The One and Only Ivan
Let Him Go
Bill & Ted Face the Music
The long-awaited sequel sees the return of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter as the two lovable time travelers all grown up. Now, here’s the event movie of the summer.
Hitman’s Bodyguard Part 2
The Beatles: Get Back
A Quiet Place Part II
Apparently, studios are flexible with some of their release date changes. Studio insiders have said if theaters are back up and running by May, we could see some postponed major releases moved back to summer. Disney’s Mulan, for example, is still without a release date. Maybe, just maybe Disney is saving it for the summer.