Taken a bit of a break from film previews for the month ahead but I’m back!May is right around the corner and it’s leaving the dead, slow momentum of winter and its films in its wake, that’s right everyone, summer is right around the corner and summer movie season officially kicks off in May and we’re due for some big’uns. So let’s take a look at some films on the way.
Captain America: Civil War – released on the 6th of May (29th April in the UK)
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo
Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Sebastian Stan, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman,
The Marvel cinematic universe has its biggest shake up to date with Civil War as long time friends and team mates, Captain America and Iron Man fight in clash of ideals over superhero registration, battle lines are drawn and sides are taken, splitting the Avengers down the middle as a few new characters make their debut.
Money Monster – released on the 13th of May
Directed by Jodie Foster
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito.
Modern day thriller as TV Personality Lee Gates is held hostage by a seemingly crazed man during a show, who lost out on money and threatens to harm Lee and himself if his demands aren’t met.
The Angry Birds Movie – released on the 20th of May
Directed by Fergal Reilly, Clay Kaytis
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Josh gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key.
Yes, Angry Birds has a film and… this is a real thing, the film follows an idyllic community of flightless birds with some prominent personalities between them who have their lives changed when a group of pigs arrive.
Alice Through The Looking Glass – released on the 27th of May 2016
Directed by Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen.
Follow up and sequel to 2010s’ fantasy drama Alice in Wonderland as Alice returns to the fantastical world of Wonderland, now needing to save her friends from the creature time.
X-Men Apocalypse – release on the 27th of May 2016
Directed by Bryan Singer
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Rose Byrne, Olivia Munn, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp.
Singers new X-Men trilogy reaches its culmination as the X-Men face their biggest, most powerful threat yet in the ancient mutant Apocalypse, who plans to take over the world, turning people and mutants alike to his philosophy while Mystique tries to rally a young, untrained group of X-Men to take him down.