Big things are happening this summer—and by big things, that means big movies. Several major blockbuster films are set to be released from May through August, making college students grateful for the summer jobs that allow them to buy more movie tickets.
“Cpt. America: Civil War” May 6
Captain America and Iron Man are back like you’ve never seen them before: fighting one another. Thanks to returning actors like Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans—along with the introduction of fan-favorite characters like Spiderman and the Black Panther—Marvel lovers are sure to fall back in love with their favorite heroes as they watch Team Captain America and Team Iron Man face off in a fight of epic proportions.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” May 22
This X-Men movie is based on a mutant awakening after a thousand years of sleep. Unacquainted with the new world, he decides to create a new world order where he will reign—but first he has to defeat the X-Men. Familiar characters return, like Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Michael Fassbender as Magneto and James McAvoy as Charles Xavier.
“Me Before You” June 3
The trailer for this romantic drama is already bringing tears to some viewers. With actors Emilia Clarke from “Game of Thrones” and Sam Claflin from “The Hunger Games,” this movie tells the story of a paralyzed man and the caretaker who falls in love with him.
“The Conjuring 2” June10
The ever-popular horror movie chain is back again, bringing main characters Lorraine and Ed Warren to north London in order to help a single mother who is raising her four children in a house plagued by spirits.
“Finding Dory” June 17
The long-awaited sequel has finally arrived!“Finding Dory” will bring back memories of all the times viewers quoted “Shark bait boo-ha-ha,” “Just keep swimming” and “Fish are friends, not food” from the original Disney blockbuster “Finding Nemo” (2003). With Ellen DeGeneres returning as the voice of Dory, movie-goers will be thrown back into the story of a quirky little blue fish who goes on an unforgettable journey and learns about the true meaning of family along the way.
“The Purge: Election Year” July 1
The movie that made audiences cringe meets Independence Day. While America tries to decide its next president, the newest “Purge” movie details a senator’s run for president and her campaign to get rid of the purge once and for all. The only problem? The citizens of America actually like the annual purge and are going after the senator. This movie details her stressful night and the fight she has to survive in order to make the country better.
“The Legend of Tarzan” July 1
Another revamped childhood classic returns to theaters! This movie follows Tarzan, who has acclimated to life in London, until he is called back to his childhood home—the jungle. However, when Tarzan’s wife, Jane, gets taken, he must fight for his old home and new family.
“Ghostbusters” July 15
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return to the big screen alongside some today’s funniest actors: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. The all-woman team takes on the monsters of New York City and is bound to inspire a few laughs on the way.
“Suicide Squad” August 5
DC brings another comic to life this year with action thriller “Suicide Squad.” The film features an all-star cast, such as Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto and more. The movie follows supervillains who undertake dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.