Coming to a cinema near you this month are the first films of the summer.
Released on 3 May 2019, much has already been made about ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’ with Zac Efron (The Greatest Showman) portraying notorious serial killer Ted Bundy.
Directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes), ‘Aladdin’ is the second Disney live action remake this year, following Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ and preceding Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’, arriving in cinemas on 22 May 2019. Robin Williams (Mrs Doubtfire) well and truly laid down the comedy gauntlet with his iconic vocal performance as the Genie in the animated 1992 masterpiece and taking over the role in this version is Will Smith (Ali) whom you may have already seen to blue effect in the trailers released so far.
Despite a mixed critical reception, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the story of Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen, was a massive box office and awards season success. Somewhat unsurprisingly then, comes the story of Elton John as played by Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) in ‘Rocketman’, the latest biographical film of a major recording artist. It will fly onto the silver screen on 24 May 2019.
Unleashed on 29 May 2019 with a $200 million budget is ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’, the third film in Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse after Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island (2017). Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things television series) makes her film debut while a sequel entitled ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’, in which she also appears, has just finished filming in preparation for release next year.