The first half of 2019 is done, and so far we’ve had the Thanoscopter, Detective Pikachu leaks, and whatever the hell Game of Thrones devolved into.
Thankfully, the fun doesn’t stop there. The coming months are set to unleash another huge flood of entertainment, pop culture bites, and fresh new meme material. So if the breakneck pace has got you winded, we’ve gathered a few interesting things to watch out for (that are hopefully worth the hype) this July.
Spider-Man: Far From Home – IN THEATERS NOW
The finale of the MCU’s Infinity Saga is a fun-filled, action adventure that serves as another important chapter to Peter’s story and an epilogue to Endgame. No spoilers here, just that this is one you shouldn’t miss.
Stranger Things – OUT NOW ON NETFLIX
Nothing says welcome back to Hawkins more than nosebleeds, monsters, and fun! If you haven’t been watching the past two seasons, you really should. It’s just eight episodes each and you can finish them just in time for Season 3.
Hot off the success of The Jungle Book, Jon Favreau went and made The Lion King. The classic story gets updated with a stacked cast that includes Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, and Billy Eichner. If you’re a bit skeptical, please watch or hear Donald Glover and Beyonce sing Can You Feel the Love Tonight.
July 18 – 21
San Diego Comic Con
It’s a bit of a sad Comic-Con this year with big studios like Warner/DC, Sony, and Universal Pictures announcing their lack of presence at Hall H this time around. This means no panels for films like Joker, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984, Denis Villenueve’s Dune or Zombieland 2 and Charlie’s Angels.
By now you’ve heard: WB isn’t going to Hall H this year. We’re so sad to miss you there! And waiting until Dec. to start our official #WW84 campaign in full– But the truth is… we can just… barely… wait… pic.twitter.com/QllFzhYRA6
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 5, 2019
So much like Thanos, Marvel and Disney have stepped up to the plate along with HBO. So maybe expect some Phase 4 news as well as a farewell panel for Game of Thrones (which showrunners Dan and David are attending, by the way) and HBO’s new show, His Dark Materials.
Yesterday – IN THEATERS
The world is already a drab as it is, I can’t possibly imagine living in a world without The Beatles. Such is the case for Yesterday, where struggling singer Jack Malik wakes up to a world where not a single soul knows the Beatles. Lily James co-stars.
Orange is the New Black
Gear up for one last trip down to Litchfield as Orange is the New Black releases its final season this July. In what feels like the end of the early days of Netflix, they released a short emotional teaser of the entire cast singing the iconic(ally long) theme song.
Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw
How far can you take a billion dollar franchise? As high as the Rock can take you, I guess. The first ever spin-off of the Fast and Furious franchise stars Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson as a new age kind of pseudo-superhero spy action team.
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Ari Aster, fresh off Hereditary, is out to scare the living daylights out of you. His new film Midsommar is being dubbed one to watch and already has Jordan Peele describing it as “atrociously disturbing.” Horror fans will be thrilled to discover that you can now be scared during any time of the day.
No Philippine release date yet
Four Weddings and a Funeral (US)
Mindy Kaling, the ever-enthusiastic romcom lover that she is, is giving her own take on the classic film starring Game of Thrones’ own Nathalie Emmanuel. Not much is known yet about what’s different for this new series aside from everyone being American but we do have this trailer to tide us over until it’s release on Hulu in the US.
No Philippine release date yet
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