The summer movie season is almost here. And 2016 promises to be quite the exotic, sexy thrill ride, with plenty of sequels, superhero movies and comedies coming our way over the course of the next five months. Warner Bros. has one of the strongest studio lineups launching this April, and they will bring us a wide range of action and drama. They have nine new releases planned. They start off strong in April with the comedy Keanu, and everything comes to a close with the 'wham-bam-thank-you-mam' double-header of Suicide Squad and War Dogs. We have an exciting sneak peek thanks to Warner Bros.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele get things off on a very happy foot. They star as cousins who lose a cat named Keanu, and they go through hell and back to retrieve this precious, cuddly feline. Warner Bros. keeps the good vibes humming through May, as they release the Shane Black comedy-thriller Nice Guys. It pairs Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe as a private eye and a hired enforcer trying to unravel the mystery behind a porn star murder.
Things take a serious turn in June, with the release of Me Before You. This unlikely romance pairs quirky Emilia Clarke with the shut-in Sam Claflin. If you've seen the trailers, you know this one's going to be a real tear jerker. Though, it promises to have quite a few funny moments as well. There's nothing funny about The Conjuring 2, though. Also coming in June, this promises to be the scariest movie of the summer. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as supernatural spirit chasers The Warrens, and this time they are investigating a real-life haunted house across the pond in London. The Warner Bros. release slate brings June to a close with the comedic pairing of blockbuster superstars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and comedian Kevin Hart, who team up to find a missing accountant.
July is time for high adventure, as Harry Potter director David Yates reinvents the King of the Jungle for a whole new generation. Alexander Skarsgård plays the title character in The Legend of Tarzan, with the sexy Margot Robbie taking on the role of a much more aggressive Jane. Cheetah will be along for the ride as well, alongside an all-star ensemble that also includes Samuel L. Jackson, John Hurt, Djimon Hounsou and Christoph Waltz. Also in July comes the second horror movie from producer James Wan, who is behind The Conjuring 2. This time, he conjures a dark and deadly apparition who only comes out in the dark of night. It promises to be the second scariest movie of the summer.
These hot months will all come crashing to a close with two of Warner Bros.' most anticipated 2016 releases. Suicide Squad brings together all of DC Comics biggest super villains for one impossible mission. And Batman will definitely becoming along for the ride. War Dogs recounts the true story of two young men who get in over their head when they enter the arms race and win a huge government contract to bring weapons in from across the globe. The movie is directed by Todd Phillips, the mastermind behind the Hangover trilogy. Here's a special look at all 9 of these releases along with new photos.
Keanu - April 29
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a.k.a. the hugely popular comedy duo Key & Peele, star as Clarence and Rell, two cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell's beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.
The Nice Guys - May 20
Set in 1970s Los Angeles, down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
Me Before You - June 3
Oftentimes you find love where you least expect it. Sometimes it takes you where you never expected to go...Louisa "Lou" Clark (Emilia Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local "castle," she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives-and hearts-changing in ways neither one could have imagined.
The Conjuring 2 - June 10
Director James Wan brings this supernatural thriller to the screen with another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren.. Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Central Intelligence - June 17
The story follows a one-time bullied geek, Bob, who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Dwayne Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of former "big man on campus," Calvin (Kevin Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he's getting into, it's too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than Calvin can count.
The Legend of Tarzan - July 1
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
Lights Out - July 22
From producer James Wan ("The Conjuring") comes a tale of an unknown terror that lurks in the dark. When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn't real when the lights went out...and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger...once the lights go out.
Suicide Squad - August 5
It feels good to be bad... Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself?
War Dogs - August 19
Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a $300 million deal to arm the Afghan Military-a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government.