So one third of summer is now gone (sort of but not really because most of June is in spring technically but anyway) summer has gotten off to a fairly strong start with the likes of Guardians 2, Wonder Woman and Baby Driver. But now June is now more or less over you may be wondering, well what films are out in July?
I’m glad you asked, here are some notable films out this July to look out for. (US release dates by default but will of course vary depending on where you live).
Spiderman: Homecoming – released on the 7th of July
Directed by Jon Watts
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Michael Keaton, Tom Holland, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Marisa Tomei.
Spidey is actually in the MCU and is swinging by in a sort of high school drama, sort of comic book superhero film, there’s no origin story this time as we’re familiar with Holland as Spiderman, facing the troubles of being an aspiring hero and high school student while facing off against the threatening villain – vulture, though Tony Stark is present to give him some advice.
War For The Planet Of The Apes – released on the 14th of July
Directed by Matt Reeves
Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Judy Greet, Tery Notary.
The final film in the new Apes trilogy sees all out war between humans and apes as things come to a head and humans try to wipe out the apes, Caesar must make harsh decisions as tension escalates.
Dunkirk – released on the 21st of July
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, Tom D’arcy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy.
The latest Nolan film is a drama centred on the events at Dunkirk in WWII, after hundreds of thousands of British, Belgian and Canadian soldiers were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk during the early stages of the war after being surrounded by the German army.
Valerian and The City Of A Thousand Planets – released on the 21st of July
Directed by Luc Besson
Starring: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Herbie Hancock.
Valerian is a sci-fi adventure film, set in the 28th century around special order and peace keepers Valerian and Laureline who take on a mission to the metropolis of Alpha, a melting pot of various, species, races and cultures, uncovering an ominous force that threatens the city and potentially even more.
Atomic Blonde – released on the 28th of July
Directed by David Leitch
Starring: Charlize Theron, James Mcavoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Toby Jones, Bill Skarsgard.
Action spy thriller based on a novel of the same name, we follow unorthodox spy Lorraine Broughton in 1989 Berlin, Germany as she’s dispatched on an operation to take down a deadly ring that is killing agents, she must work with an agent stationed in Berlin but this may prove difficult do to her unique style.