The weather is, hyphothetically, going to start getting warmer. But whether a trip to theaters involves bundling up due to snow and cold in the near future or taking a nice sunny stroll in April or May, one thing is for sure: A lot of big movies are coming out over the next few months.
Did you like “Black Panther?” There’s another Marvel movie. Did you like “Star Wars: The Last Jedi?” Well, we’re getting more “Star Wars.” Want silly comedies, adventures, giant monsters, talking dogs and more? That’s coming, too.
Here’s a rundown of the films coming out this season that ought to be on your radar.
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ (May 25)
Alden Ehrenreich dons the vest of one of cinema's greatest scoundrels in this "Star Wars" prequel about the early days of Han Solo (and Chewbacca, of course). Ron Howard directs and the film also stars Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Paul Bettany, Thandie Newton and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian -- - which is some inspired casting.
‘Overboard’ (May 4)
The 1987 Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell favorite is remade and flipped around. Here, an affluent jerk (Eugenio Derbez) falls off his boat, loses his memory and is taken in by his beleaguered carpet cleaner (Anna Faris) and told that he's her husband. Also starring Eva Longoria.
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (April 27)
Ten years of teamups, teases and waiting patiently in theaters until the credits finished rolling have led to this: "Avengers: Infinity War." The Marvel Universe's official Big Bad, Thanos (played by a purple CGI Josh Brolin), finally comes to Earth to collect the Infinity Stones that have been weaving their way through Marvel movies since 2011's "Thor." The biggest event in a universe built on big events promises not only intriguing matchups but also, if rumors are to be believed, at least one major death.
‘Super Troopers 2’ (April 20)
A whopping 17 years later, we're getting a sequel to the Broken Lizard comedy. Here, the cops have to patrol a region along the Canadian/American border that is in dispute between the two countries.
‘Blockers’ (April 6)
"Pitch Perfect" writer Kay Cannon makes her directorial debut with this comedy about teens looking to score at the prom and their parents who are working to stop it. Starring John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz.
‘Acrimony’ (March 30)
Taraji P. Henson takes the lead in this production, written and directed by Tyler Perry. Henson plays a wife looking for revenge against her cheating husband.
‘Ready Player One’ (March 29)
Ernest Cline's nerdy novel comes to the big screen from none other than director Steven Spielberg. It follows Wade Watts, aka Parzival, as he tries to win an online competition in the virtual world of the Oasis that could land the winner control of the Oasis itself. It's an explosion of video game, movie, TV and music nostalgia. Starring Tye Sheridan, Lena Waithe, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn.
‘Unsane’ (March 23)
This Steven Soderbergh horror flick stars Claire Foy as a woman who is unwittingly committed to a psychiatric ward, but can't trust her own memories to determine if she belongs there or not. Also starring Jay Pharoah and Juno Temple.
‘I Kill Giants’ (March 23)
The critically acclaimed graphic novel "I Kill Giants" by writer Joe Kelly and artist J.M. Ken Niimura comes to the big screen, starring Madison Wolfe as a girl who turns to a mythical world as an escape from her real-life problems. Kelly wrote the screenplay for the film, which also stars Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots and Jennifer Ehle.
‘Isle of Dogs’ (March 23)
Wes Anderson returns to the stop-motion style of "Fantastic Mr. Fox" for this new quirky comedy about an island of dogs and a young boy who goes in search of his canine pal. Featuring the voices of Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson and Anderson faves Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Jeff Goldbum.
‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ (March 23)
The giant monster-fighting mechs are back for more action, but with newly minted Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro moving to producer and "Spartacus" creator Steven S. DeKnight stepping in behind the camera. Set 10 years later, the Kaiju are back and the Jaeger pilots have to stop them. Starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny and Charlie Day.
‘7 Days in Entebbe’ (March 16)
The 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris has been the basis for many films, and here's one more: A thriller starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl and directed by José Padilha, creator of the Netflix series "Narcos."
‘Tomb Raider’ (March 16)
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander steps into the boots of iconic video game star Lara Croft for this reboot of the franchise. The big question is: Could this be one of the few high-quality video game adaptations?
‘Love, Simon’ (March 16)
When he's not producing seemingly half the shows on television ("The Flash," "Supergirl" and about five more), Greg Berlanti directs this adaptation of Becky Albertalli's "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda," about a closeted high schooler dealing with potentially being outed. Starring Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner.