Movies to Look Forward to This Summer

Words: Josh Kim and Liam Lovering

Dark Phoenix

After almost 19 years of X-Men movies, the franchise is producing one more movie with our beloved mutant characters. Dark Phoenix will follow the story of how one of the mutants becomes the strongest mutant ever, threatening to destroy the world.

Child’s Play

Child’s Play is a reboot to the horror film following Chucky, where visual effects artists and a new director brings a horrifying twist to the iconic original movie. Child’s Play still uses the same name as the 1988 version, but will serve as a remake. It is a must watch for horror film lovers and those who’ve watched the 1988’s Child’s Play.

The Lion King

Disney’s animated movie The Lion King comes to life this summer with visual effects and computer generated images (CGI). The story will follow the 1994 classic exactly, filled with drama, tragedy, coming of age, and revenge. Very promisingly, this movie has a wide range of exciting voice actors, including Beyonce, Childish Gambino (Donald Glover), Eric Andre, and Keegan-Michael Key. This movie will be filled to the brim with nostalgia and beautiful scenery, making this movie a must watch.

Toy Story 4

After nine years, the fourth movie in the Toy Story saga is finally being released. In this film, all of the original characters, such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and others, go on a road trip with a newly acquired friend and toy, Forky. Woody also encounters an old friend, Bo Peep, and they reminisce about the old days. This movie is directed by Josh Cooley, and stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, and Keanu Reeves. It will be released on June 20.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

In the aftermath of the events of Avengers Endgame, one of the main characters, Peter Parker, also known as “Spider-Man,” must take the place of his role model Tony Stark who has passed away. This Marvel movie, directed by Jon Watts and starring Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jake Gyllenhaal, will be released on July 2.

Men in Black: International

Men in Black: International is the fourth movie of the Men in Black series, a group of movies in which special agents defend Earth with high-tech gadgets. However, in this Men in Black movie, the agents take on their hardest challenge yet, protecting the Earth against one of their own agents. This movie, directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson, will premier in theaters on July 13.

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