Here’s What To Watch When Cinemas Re-Open This May (Hopefully)

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With Los Angeles cinemas about to re-open with capacity limits, New York City cinemas being open for the past fortnight, you can feel the momentum shift positively for films this summer.

The biggest hindrance of film delays and rescheduled dates, being the closure of huge markets is changing.

And here in the UK, this summer promises to be something special for film fans.

If we continue to stick to the guideline in the UK certainly, we’ll be allowed back in cinemas on May 17th.

But what can we watch when cinemas do re-open?

Here’s what we can watch when cinemas re-open

Black Widow (April 30th/May 7th Various World Wide)

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The long-awaited, multiple time-delayed next hit from Marvel Studios and Disney will have been out elsewhere for a few weeks before it hits our shores.

But what a blockbuster superhero film to kick off with!

Starring Scarlett Johansson as Avenger Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow with a supporting cast including Academy Award nominees Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff its set to thrill audiences.

Set just after Captain America: Civil War, released in 2016, we meet Romanoff as she’s alone and dealing with conspiracy ties emanating from her troubled past.

Going back well before she was an Avenger and as a Spy, we’ll see just who the woman behind Black Widow really is.

We’ll also see appearances from Robert Downey Jr, Ray Winstone, William Hurt and David Harbour.

By the cast alone It’s certainly not one to miss.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (21st May)

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Another film delayed over a year due to COVID-19 and multiple lockdowns, the CGI and live-action version of the classic Beatrix Potter character, Peter Rabbit, hops onto screens once more.

Voiced by James Corden, we’ll see just what mischief the Rabbit gets into as he leaves the garden behind and heads off to the big city.

With Rose Byrne and Domnhall Gleeson as live actors, and voices from Margot Robbie and Daisy Ridley, its set to be the perfect family film for a cinema visit.

Cruella (May 28th)

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60 years after the release of 101 Dalmatians, the animated classic from Disney based upon the 1956 novel of the same name by Dodie Smith, Cruella De Ville finally commands her own film.

Continuing with Disney’s live-action formula in developing pictures based around their villainous characters, the film has been over a decade in the making.

Cruella, played by Emma Stone shows us just how she transformed into the utter villain we love to hate and her fascination with Dalmatians.

The trailer has already hit 10 million views in a little under a month and with a cast including Emma Thompson, Mark Strong and rising star Emily Beecham it promises to be special.

The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It (May 26th)

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We couldn’t return to the cinema when they re-open without the possibility of a good old scare!

The third chapter for the main Conjuring series which stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren has been eagerly anticipated.

We see the Warrens once again in a chilling tale as they entangle with a battle for a young boy’s soul, and deal with the first-ever murder suspect in US history, who claims to be under demonic possession.

While the spin-off films haven’t been as well-received, The Conjuring’s first two films have hit it out of the park, and there’s no reason to expect anything different in May.

That’s just a few of the hits we can expect to see when the doors reopen for British cinemas in May.

We’ll be back with part 2 in which we’ll take a look at other titles such as The Fall Guy and Nomadland.

Are you looking forward to any of these titles when cinemas do eventually re-open this May?

Will you return to the cinema?

Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.

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