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04.21.2017by: Paul Shirey

Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies for Summer 2017!

The summer movie season is upon us and there's a wide array of films hitting the multiplex, hoping to entice some money from your wallet. With more than 30 movies to choose from you've definitely got options, but unless you're simply committed to seeing everything, chances are you're going to have to make some choices. With that, we've compiled 20 movies we're either super excited for or super curious about, even if morbidly so (*finger points at easy target Transformers*). So, take a look at our Top 20 list below as well as our video preview below, featuring myself and Chris Bumbray discussing each choice a bit more in-depth. Let us know if there's any films you're looking forward to in the comments! Or don't! You can just read/watch and enjoy. Totally up to you.

20. It Comes At Night (June 9th)

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Starring: Joel Edgerton, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Carmen Ejogo, Christopher Abbott, Riley Keough

Directed by: Trey Edward Shults

19. The Beguiled (June 30th)

At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Angourie Rice

Directed by: Sophia Coppola

18. Transformers: The Last Knight (June 23rd)

Optimus Prime finds his home planet, Cybertron, now a dead planet, in which he comes to find he was responsible for killing. He finds a way to bring the planet back to life, but in order to do so, he needs to find an artifact, which is on Earth.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, Stanley Tucci, John Goodman, John Turturro, Peter Cullen, Ken Watanabe and Gemma Chan

Directed by: Michael Bay

17. Cars 3 (June 16th)

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage!

Starring: Owen Wilson, Larry The Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, Bonnie Hunt, Margo Martindale, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Cooper, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Cheech Marin, Paul Dooley and Katherine Helmond

Directed by: Brian Fee

16. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 26th)

Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, David Wenham and Keira Knightley

Directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

15. The Wall (May 12th)

Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena

Directed by: Doug Liman

14. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (May 12th)

When young Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down, and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy whether he likes it or not.

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Annabelle Wallis, Eric Bana, Aidan Gillen, Hermione Corfield and Katie McGrath

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

13. Baywatch (May 26th)

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Priyanka Chopra, Ilfenesh Hadera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, David Hasselhoff, Hannibal Burress, Rob Huebel

Directed by: Seth Gordon

12. Wind River (August 4th)

An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Jon Bernthal

Directed by: Taylor Sheridan

11. War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14th)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, Steve Zahn and Terry Notary

Directed by: Matt Reeves

The Dark Tower (August 4th)

Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), the last Gunslinger, is locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black. The Gunslinger must prevent the Man in Black from toppling the Dark Tower, the key that holds the universe together. With the fate of worlds at stake, two men collide in the ultimate battle between good and evil

Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick, Jackie Earle Haley and Nicholas Hamilton

Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel

Dunkirk (July 21st)

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles and James D'Arcy

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

8. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (July 21st)

In the 28th century, special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the minister of defense, the duo embarks on a mission to Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis where diverse species gather to share knowledge and culture. When a dark force threatens the peaceful city, Valerian and Laureline must race against time to identify the menace that also jeopardizes the future of the universe.

Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevigne, John Goodman, Clive Owen, Rutger Haur, Rihanna and Ethan Hawke

Directed by: Luc Besson

7. The Mummy (June 9th)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance

Directed by: Alex Kurtzman

6. Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7th)

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Bokeem Woodbine, Robert Downey Jr., Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Angourie Rice, Martin Starr, Logan Marshall-Green, Kenneth Choi, Tony Revolori and Michael Chernus

Directed by: Jon Watts

5. Wonder Woman (June 2nd)

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior," it reads. "Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers… and her true destiny.

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis, Elena Anaya, Saïd Taghmaoui

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

4. Atomic Blonde (July 28th)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Bill Skarsgård, Toby Jones and Eddie Marsan

Directed by: David Leitch

3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5th)

Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Sylvester Stallone, Sean Gunn, and Tommy Flanagan

Directed by: James Gunn

2. Baby Driver (June 28th)

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Jon Bernthal, and Eiza González

Directed by: Edgar Wright

1. Alien: Covenant (May 19th)

The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Starring: Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Demián Bichir and Guy Pearce

Directed by Ridley Scott

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