by Bridget Richard
With the 2016 award season already completed, many people are looking forward for the season of summer blockbusters to begin.
1. Captain America: Civil War: The long-awaited film in the Captain America series is set to be released in North America on May 6. This will be the third installment in the series of Captain America movies, this time featuring the other Avenger characters in order to resolve a tense conflict with the government.
2. Suicide Squad: With a release date August 5, many comic book fans only have some trailers and sneak peeks to hold them over. Many are drawn to the film due to accounts from the cast and crew on Jaret Leto’s method performance of the Joker, staying in character even in-between takes and sending unsettling gifts to the other cast members. CinemaBlend said in an article from June of last year, that one of these gifts was a love letter and live rat to the actress of Harlequin, Margot Robbie.
3.The Nice Guys: This comedy boasts Ryan Goseling and Russel Crowe as the two buddy cops of this movie, set in 1977. Many of the film’s plots are based off of true stories from Jay Joseph, a Marine Corps veteran and private investigator. But be warned, its release on May 20 will come with an R rating.
4. Don’t Breathe: Normally, horror movies are released during October or late autumn and winter months. But this new movie, directed by Fede Alvarez, will be in theaters on August 26. Set in Detroit, it tells the story of three friends and their attempted break-in to a blind man’s home. The villain of the movie is Stephen Lang, known for roles in Avatar and Conan the Barbarian.
5. Ghostbusters: It’s been 30 years since the famous Ghostbusters franchise was born, and this summer on July 15, it will be reborn with a remake directed by Paul Feig. When the cast was first revealed, with a female ghostbusting crew in contrast to the former male, some online community members were outraged. But many, who are fans of the women’s comedic work on both the large and small screen, anticipate the fresh new take on the classic summer blockbuster.