The upcoming slate of theatrical releases is going to pack a punch starting this summer and continuing through 2018. There are over 1,000 movies, TV shows, gaming and music options available on MarketingPartnerships.com but here’s a list of 8 sizzling titles you should follow as you create your 2017/2018 marketing plans.
It’s hard to top a $3.8B franchise! Based on the Transformers toy line and in its fifth (and final) installment, Paramount’s TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT will bringback epic robot battles, larger-than-life visual effects and Optimus Prime at the end of June.
Highly-anticipated fan-favorite franchise (try saying that five times!) SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING will be the second reboot of the $4B Spider-Man franchise and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, released by Sony Pictures. Hitting theaters this July, it will build upon CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR characters Peter Parker and Tony Stark.
Following the breakout comic book-based spy hit KINGSMAN: THE SECRE
T SERVICE, 20th Century Fox will add a transcontinental spin and all-star cast to KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE when it introduces American counterparts into the action in early October.
While everyone is excited for the next installment of cultural phenomenon STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, it’s not the only movie coming out next holiday. Here’s a look at a couple Holiday 2017 films:
Fans will be ready to have a Merry Pitchmas as Universal Pictures’ PITCH PERFECT 3, the follow-up to summer 2015’s blockbuster sequel, hits theaters just in time for the holidays in late December. The eagerly awaited next chapter promises a returning cast and musical laughs.
Switching gears to a popular childhood novel brought to life in 3D computer animation, Blue Sky/20th Century Fox Animation’s FERDINAND will follow a pacifist bull, who prefers smelling flowers to fighting, on a comedic adventure for families in late December.
Kicking off the year in a saucier fashion, the third chapter of the “Fifty Shades” phenomenon brings Universal Pictures’ FIFTY SHADES FREED, which will continue events from FIFTY SHADES DARKER for a sizzling Valentine’s Day mid-Febuary.
Nothing says Spring like sci-fi! Warner Bros.’s READY PLAYER ONE is based on a best-selling novel full of pop-culture and centered around a futuristic virtual treasure hunt. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film promises adventure and will be released at the end of March.
Appealing to Marvel Comics superhero enthusiasts, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART 1, builds upon the popular AVENGERS stories. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the rest of the team will return to battle the evil Thanos (Josh Brolin) in early May.
If we had to pick a theme for this round up, it would be ACTION, ACTION, ACTION! Stay tuned as we track more must-follow titles in 2018 and beyond.
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