There’s plenty to be excited about when it comes to blockbuster cinema over the next few months. Heck, even the next few years. Not only is Marvel’s ever-growing Cinematic Universe expanding to include characters like Ant-Man and Doctor Strange, but there’s also Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice to look forward to as well as a whole relaunch of the Star Wars franchise. But those of you who are really looking forward to being enthralled by Hollywood spectacle in the coming months should check out what’s being prepped to go down in July 2016.

With today’s reveal that Justin Lin’s Star Trek 3 will be getting released on July 8, 2016, we looked at what other titles are set to come out that same month, and were surprised to see a bevy of big blockbuster titles. So what exactly can we expect? Here’s a run-down of what’s going to be in multiplexes in just over 18 months, as well as some analysis of just what we can expect.

The BFG
The BFG
Release Date: July 1, 2016

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill

What Is It?: Roald Dahl’s beloved 1982 children’s book revolves around a Big Friendly Giant, who, unlike the other giants that populate the story, doesn’t eat children. After a little child, named Sophie, is taken to the BFG’s home in Giant Country, she is shown how he helps to create children’s dreams and detonates their nightmares. At the same time, however, she must go and convince the people back home, including the Queen of England, to capture the evil giants and stop them from eating people.

Why It Will Win Its Opening Weekend: It’s a peculiar, yet enchanting tale, which has plenty of potential to be embraced by a mainstream audience. The BFG has previously only been adapted for a made to British TV animation, which has a devout cult audience across the pond. Plus, just in case you didn’t notice, the man who is directing The BFG is kind of a big deal. Steven Spielberg is the perfect choice to rinse every single note of heart, laughter and drama out of Roald Dahl’s novel. And while his two leads are hardly household names, the allure of the book and its appeal to family audiences and fantasy fanatics should result it in making quite a handsome sum when it’s released

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