‘Men In Black: International’
Release Date: June 14
Cast: Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani
Synopsis: In this franchise reboot, the Men In Black face their biggest threat yet – a mole within their own organization.
The Buzz: The Internet can’t get enough of Thompson and Hemsworth serving looks in their well-tailored suits. The thirst is real.
‘Toy Story 4’
Release Date: June 19
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Jordan Peele, Laurie Metcalf, Patricia Arquette
Synopsis: When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.
The Buzz: Advance ticket sales are on fire with the movie set to break box office records for an animated film.
Release Date: June 28
Cast: Hamish Patel, Lily James
Synopsis: A struggling musician hits his head and wakes up in an alternate timeline where The Beatles never existed.
The Buzz: Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle and “Love, Actually” writer Richard Curtis deliver a charming and unique premise that’s ultimately a toe-tapping tribute to John, Paul, George and Ringo.
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’
Release Date: July 3 (limited)
Cast: Florence Pugh, Will Poulet, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper
Synopsis: A young woman joins her boyfriend and friends on a summer trip to a mysterious Swedish summer festival where idyllic traditions quickly take a dark and unexpected turn.
The Buzz: Up-and-coming British It Girl Florence Pugh leads the cast of this horror film from Ari Aster who made waves with the critically acclaimed horror “Hereditary”. Expect plenty of shocks and disturbing events to unfold under the summer sun in “Midsommar”, which opens in select theatres this summer.
Release Date: July 12
Cast: Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Karen Gillan, Mira Sorvino
Synopsis: A visually-impaired detective (Bautista) recruits an Uber driver (Nanjiani) for one wild, action-packed crime-busting adventure.
The Buzz: Coming from Michael Dowse, the Canadian director of “Goon” and “FUBAR”, “Stuber” looks like it has what it takes to be the next great buddy comedy and has been building solid buzz since its SXSW debut.
‘The Lion King’
Release Date: July 19
Cast: Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Beyonce, Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver
Synopsis: After the death of his father, a young lion becomes king with the help of a warthog and meerkat, no thanks to his evil uncle Scar.
The Buzz: Can you feel the love for “The Lion King”? One of the summer’s most-anticipated movies, even if fans still seem shocked by what Pumbaa looks like.
‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’
Release Date: July 26
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Luke Perry, Lena Dunham, Margaret Qualley and pretty much everyone else
Synopsis: Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a Hollywood has-been with loyal pal and stuntman Brad Pitt by his side in Quentin Tarantino’s look at the end of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969, set at the time the Manson Family cult starts making moves.
The Buzz: The movie earned raves following its debut at the Cannes Film Festival. The anticipation is running high not just for the A-list ensemble cast but also as the 9th film by Tarantino, who vowed to make only 10 films in his career.
‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’
Release Date: August 2
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Helen Mirren, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby
Synopsis: Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.
The Buzz: The over-the-top Super Bowl trailer set social media on fire. Well, we’re guessing everyone except Tyrese.
‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’
Release Date: August 9
Cast: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Gabriel Rush, Lorraine Toussaint
Synopsis: A group of teens discover a collection of terrifying stories by a young woman named Sarah that become all too real.
The Buzz: Oscar-winning director (and Toronto resident) Guillermo del Toro brings the stories that haunted your childhood to the big screen. The first trailer and glimpse at the horrors inspired by Stephen Gammell’s black-and-white artwork had social media hyped.
‘Dora And The Lost City Of Gold’
Release Date: August 9
Cast: Isabela Moner, Benicio Del Toro, Eva Longoria, Danny Trejo, Michael Pena, Eugenio Derbez
Synopsis: The animated children’s series “Dora The Explorer” comes to life in this live-action big screen adaptation, which sees Dora (Moner) on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.
The Buzz: The perfect movie for the whole family during the dog days of summer.
Release Date: August 9
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, Common, Margo Martindale
Synopsis: Set in the 1970s, the wives of gangsters in New York City’s Hell's Kitchen continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison, becoming the city’s most-powerful mobsters in the movie based on a graphic novel.
The Buzz: Don’t let McCarthy and Haddish’s involvement fool you – this isn’t a comedy. Fans are buzzing about another dramatic turn from McCarthy after “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
‘Angel Has Fallen’
Release Date: August 23
Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nick Nolte
Synopsis: Bad things keep happening to Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Butler) and his quest to keep the President safe. This time, he’s trying to uncover a secret threat while his own agency and the FBI turn on him.
The Buzz: After the first film, “Olympus Has Fallen” made $170 million at the box office and its sequel “London Has Fallen” topped that with a $205 million haul, there’s no doubt this third entry will also bank big box office bucks.