June is fast approaching alongside some huge film releases. Which of these are you most hyped to see?
As we continue to power through 2019 at lightning speed (seriously how is it almost June?) the year’s biggest summer blockbusters are inching ever closer.
We’ve already had the likes of Avengers: Endgame, Detective Pikachu and Disney’s Aladdin make their way onto the big screen this year and there’s plenty more still to come.
With June fast approaching, what better time to take a look at what’s heading to cinemas over the next month?
Release date: June 7th
June begins with the release of X-Men: Dark Phoenix (or just Dark Phoenix if you prefer).
It is the fourth film in the rebooted X-Men franchise and is the culmination of eight years worth of work to finally bring in the Dark Phoenix storyline that is synonymous with the franchise.
Sophie Turner stars as Jean Grey, the all-powerful Phoenix who’s only just discovering the full extent of her powers and is joined by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.
Release date: June 14th
After a seven-year absence, the Men in Black franchise is back!
This time, we join Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in a worldwide alien-busting adventure that will hope to reinvigorate the series.
Hemsworth and Thompson’s chemistry in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame has clearly been noticed as the pair look to team up again alongside other cast members that include Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson.
Release date: June 21st
Despite Toy Story 3 giving the series the perfect ending, the big-wigs at Disney and Pixar have pulled together another story for our favourite toys.
This time, Woody and the gang must embark on an epic road trip to save Forky, a living spork and favourite toy of their new owner Bonnie, who you may remember from Toy Story 3.
Tom Hanks and Tim Allen return as Woody an Buzz Lightyear respectively but this time they’re joined by the excellent Keanu Reeves as stuntman Duke Caboom and the hilarious Key and Peele as the cuddly duo of Ducky and Bunny.
Release date: June 28th
And finally, on June 28th, there is the latest film from Danny Boyle, which has been written by the legendary Richard Curtis of Love Actually, About Time and Blackadder fame.
Yesterday imagines a world where the Beatles never existed but the star of film remembers their music and passes off their universally loved songs as his own.
The film stars Himesh Patel in his first major film role, after spending most of his career on the BBC’s EastEnders and is joined by an impressive line-up that features Lily James, Ana de Armas and even Ed Sheeran. I’ll be a little disappointed if Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr don’t make a cameo appearance at some point.
And there we have it, the most major films hitting cinemas over the next month, which of these are you most looking forward to?
For more news and opinion on all things film, TV, music and gaming, stick with us here at HITC Culture.