As the school year comes to a close, summer movie releases provide something to look forward to. Due to the state of the pandemic, various big-name films were postponed, but are finally being released, both in theaters and on streaming sites. In case you weren’t sure which are worth the watch, these are some you should look forward to.
- “In the Heights” – June 11
Jon M. Chu brings Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical celebration “In The Heights” to theaters. Taking place over the course of a July 4th weekend, “In the Heights” tells the story of a Latino neighborhood in New York, undergoing changes but celebrating their community nonetheless. The film will release both in theaters and on HBO Max.
- “Luca” – June 18
For those who enjoy animated movies, or those looking for a family friendly watch, “Luca” arrives on Disney+ on June 18. Taking place in 1950s Italy, “Luca” is a coming of age story for a pair of friends with a fishy secret.
- “Black Widow” – July 9
Marvel makes its return to the big screen with the release of “Black Widow”. Previously slated for a 2020 release date, fans finally get to see the long awaited solo film for beloved character, Natasha Romanoff. “Black Widow” will be released in theaters and on Disney+ as a premier access rental.
- “Space Jam: A New Legacy” – July 16
Sequel to the 1996 film “Space Jam”, “Space Jam: A New Legacy” promises another fun watch, this time following basketball player LeBron James through various scenes of 2D and 3D animation. The film will release both in theaters and on HBO Max for a month following the release date.
- “Jungle Cruise” – July 30
Based on the Disney ride of the same name, Jungle Cruise stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt, telling the story of a riverboat captain on a daring mission to the jungle. “Jungle Cruise” will be released in theaters and on Disney+ as a premier access rental.
- “The Suicide Squad” – August 6
Not to be confused with the 2016 “Suicide Squad”, “The Suicide Squad” is a sequel that follows the same group of misfits from the original movie, this time sent on a new adventure to act as heroes in South America. Many of the actors are reprising their original roles, and are joined by new faces as well. The filmis scheduled for release in theaters and on HBO Max.