Upcoming Summer Movies to Watch Out For

Jade Garcia, Social Media Editor

With summer right around the corner, upcoming movie releases are going to have theaters packed. Here’s a look into what movies you should be expecting this summer.

Top Gun – Friday, May 27th

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After over 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitche (Tom Cruise) returns to the big screen. Maverick has to train a squad of graduates as a special assignment. As this is going on, he soon has to confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, leading to a mission that requires the ultimate sacrifice from those who choose to take part in it.

Tom Cruise is revisiting his 1986 hit in “Top Gun: Maverick,” a sequel that sees his Maverick character over 30 years later. (Paramount Pictures/TNS)

Jurassic World Dominion – Friday, June 10th

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After the destruction of Isla Nublar, humans and dinosaurs are forced to coexist. Viewers will get to decide who the real villain is, humans or dinosaurs. Fans will get to see the return of original cast members, Ellie Satler (Laura Dern), Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), and Sam Neill (Alan Grant).  

A Tyrannosaurus rex crashes a drive-in movie experience in the new film “Jurassic World Dominion.” (Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment/TNS)

Lightyear- Friday, June 17th

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Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear returns to the big screen to partake in an “out of this world” adventure. Traveling with his robot companion and a group of determined space rangers, this movie will show his fight to escape the planet he is currently trapped in. 

A sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voice of Chris Evans), the hero who inspired the toy (The Walt Disney Company)

Elvis – Friday, June 24th

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This movie shows the story of how Elvis Presley (Played by Austin Butler) rose to fame in the 1950’s. While Presley’s successful life is being portrayed in this movie, viewers will get to see the hidden complicated relationship with his manager at the time. 

A biopic on Elvis Presley’s rise to fame in the 1950s. (Warner Bros. Pictures)


The Black Phone – Friday, June 24th

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After several kids have been reported missing, 13 year old Finney Shaw (Mason Thames) becomes abducted by a masked killer (Ethan Hawke) and is kept in a soundproof basement. When a black disconnected phone begins to ring on the basement wall, Shaw realizes he can communicate with the past murder victims that have once been in his position.

Young Finney Shaw after being tricked by a killer disguised as a magician is kidnapped and locked away in a soundproof basement. (Universal Pictures)


Minions: The Rise of Gru – Friday, July 1st

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This movie shows how Despicable Me’s main character, Gru, lived as a kid in the 70’s. When the interview with the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles does not go well, Gru and his minions go on a mission with the Viscous 6, a young villain group, and discover that even some bad guys need friends to help them out. 

In the 1970s, young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 (Illumination)


Thor: Love and Thunder – Friday, July 8th

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As Thor tries to find his inner self after everything that has happened, a new villain comes in and destroys Thor’s self journey. He is forced to go back and fight Gorr (Christian Bale) who thereating to butcher and kill all gods. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) goes back to Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), the Mighty Thor (Natalie Portman), and Korg (Taika Waititi), to fight this villain threatening their lives. 

Thor’s ex-girlfriend Jane Foster is expected to have a prominent role in Marvel’s upcoming film “Thor: Love and Thunder”. (Marvel Studios)