In theaters soon: Upcoming movies for 2017

Groot returns in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which opens in theaters May 5. Photo from Flickr.com.

Many ideas and famous stories are being brought to life in the world of directors, actors, stunts and green-screens. Below are some of the movies that will be coming out this year, their release dates and what to expect when you buy that movie ticket and popcorn.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
Release Date: May 5
The infamous team of galaxy saviors struggle to stick together in the second volume of this well-known action film. As the Marvel heroes are trying to uncover the truth about Peter Quill’s family tree, Director James Gunn introduces the audience to new characters as well as lovable old ones in this next adventure of “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”
Release Date: May 12
In this dramatic fantasy film, Arthur grows up in the rough back alleys of a city when his father is murdered. That all changes when he pulls the sword from the stone.

A childhood memory comes to life June 2. Photo from Flickr.com.

“Alien: Covenant”
Release Date: May 19
As a colony ship, Covenant travels across the galaxy to a remote planet that looks like a peaceful, undiscovered paradise, but hostile creatures have another thing in mind. The fight begins for survival.

“Baywatch”
Release Date: May 25
To save the beloved bay from criminal activity, a lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) and a new recruit (Zac Efron) work together to try to make a difference. Directed by Seth Gordon, this comedic action movie is a reboot of the popular ‘90s television series.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Release Date: May 26
Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns in the fifth movie of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. Jack must find the legendary Trident of Poseidon to escape a great evil.

What will happen to Lightning McQueen? Find out on June 16. Photo from commons.wikimedia.org.

“Captain Underpants”
Release Date: June 2
‘90s kids will be taken back to the past as this comic book series finds the big screen. Director David Soren creates the story about two creative and mischievous kids who hypnotize their principal into believing he is a superhero.

“Wonder Woman”
Release Date: June 2
Princess of the Amazons, Diana (Wonder Woman) meets an American pilot who tells her of the great conflict outside her home. She becomes convinced she can stop the war, and she finds her true power.

“The Mummy”
Release Date: June 9
Ready or not, here she comes. An ancient princess who rested within a crypt beneath the desert is awoken. Now in the modern era, director Alex Kurtzman shows the terror and evil that comes with the awoken princess.

“Cars 3”
Release Date: June 16
Racing to the movie theaters is the third movie of the “Cars” series. Directed by Brian Fee, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) fights to take back the crown in the Florida 500 as everyone questions him about retiring.

Michael Bay continues the struggle between machines and humans on July 3. Photo from commons.wikimedia.org.

“Despicable Me 3”
Release Date: June 30
In this third movie, Gru and his wife attempt to stop his successful twin brother from taking over the world. Directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda create the next part of the “Despicable Me” series.

“Transformers: The Last Knight”
Release Date: July 3
Fasten your seatbelts for the fifth release directed by Michael Bay. Humans are now at war with the transformers. To save the world, an unlikely team must work together and find the key that is buried in the past.

Spider-Man swings into theaters to fight the vulture on July 5. Photo from Vemeo.com.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming”
Release Date: July 5
Are you a Spider-Man fan? Tom Holland, the third actor to portray Spider-Man, plays young Peter Parker in this upcoming movie and he tries to return to a normal life. But a darkness will test his powers when the ones he loves become threatened.

“Annabelle: Creation”
Release Date: Aug. 11
In the chilling second movie, Director David Sandberg explores the story of a doll maker’s creation, a possessed doll named Annabelle, and the new targets of torture: a nun and orphans.

“IT”
Release Date: Sept. 8
A remake of Stephen King’s movie released in 1990, “IT” comes back 27 years later for another thrilling drama. Seven children are terrorized by a being known as “it” that can exploit the fears of its victims.

After missing the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” Thor and Hulk return to theaters in the third movie of the “Thor” series on Nov. 3. Photo from commons.wikimedia.org.

“Thor: Ragnarok”
Release Date: Nov. 3
Place your bets now. Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk come head to head in a deadly gladiatorial battle in the third Thor movie. When survival is the biggest goal, Thor must stop the destruction of his home world while pushing his strength to the max.

With all of these choices, which ones will you watch?

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