The Huntsman: Winter's War
As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades, Eric the Huntsmen - who previously helped Snow White defeat Ravenna - and his forbidden lover, Sara, set out to stop them. Reprising their roles from Snow White and the Huntsman are Chris Hemsworth as the Huntsman and Oscar winner Charlize Theron as the evil queen, Ravenna. Two new characters are introduced: playing Theron's ice queen sister is Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow, Sicario), who has described the film as a 'total queen off!' Also joining the heavy hitting cast is Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain (The Help, Zero Dark Thirty) as brave warrior, Sara.
The Huntsman: Winter's War is released at Showcase Cinemas April 8
The Jungle Book
An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear and a black panther. Director Jon Favreau's live-action retelling of Rudyard Kipling's famous tale of the adventures of Mowgli for Disney Studios is one we have been looking forward to. With his amazing success helming Iron Man, we know that Favreau is adept at both CGI and action sequences, and equally at home working with great actors. All these ingredients are set to come together with a wonderful cast that includes Idris Elba as the fearsome Shere Khan, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa, Christopher Walken as a swinging King Louie, Lupita Nyong'o as Raksha, Bagheera the black panther is voiced by Ben Kingsley and Bill Murray is the loveable Baloo.
The Jungle Book is released at Showcase Cinemas April 15
Captain America: Civil War
Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man in this superhero blockbuster. Returning to the Captain America directing duties are brothers Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Also returning are Chris Evans as the title character and Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark/Iron Man, alongside Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie and Don Cheadle. We are also excited to see Spider-Man introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Super Bowl recently aired further footage and had Marvel fans buzzing!
Captain America is released at Showcase Cinemas April 29
Also out in April at Showcase Cinemas: Eddie the Eagle, Rings, Eye in the Sky, Bastille Day, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Bas
The Angry Birds Movie
Find out why the birds are so angry. When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red, Chuck and Bomb - to figure out what the pigs are up to. The hit mobile video game makes its debut on the big screen and also making their screen debuts are co-directors Clay Klaytis, an animator on films such as Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph and Fergal Reilly a storyboard artist on Hotel Transylvania and Spider-Man 2. We are intrigued to find out how the duo will flesh out the personalities of the soon-to-be very famous feathered characters. With a script from The Simpsons writer Jon Vitti, we are sure that it will be an enjoyable flight of fancy.
The Angry Birds Movie is released at Showcase Cinemas May 13
With the world's first mutant, Apocalypse, at large, the X-Men must unite to defeat his plan for the extinction of humanity. Bryan Singer is returning for his fourth X-Men adventure, after the box-office smash of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and according to screenwriter Simon Kinberg it takes place in 1983 and complete a trilogy, which began with X-Men: First Class released in 2011. As always with X-Men movies, we welcome back a great ensemble cast including James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr/Magneto and Jennifer Lawrence as Raven Darkholme/Mystique. Oscar Isaac stars as the powerful ancient mutant Apocalypse and has described his character as the "creative / destructive force of the Earth. When things start to go awry, or when things seem like they're not moving towards evolution, he destroys those civilisations" We can’t wait to see the carnage!
X-Men: Apocalypse is released at Showcase Cinemas May 19
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Disney Studios take us on another journey with young Alice Kingsleigh, which Tim Burton produces and James Bobin (The Muppets) directs. In the trailer, Alice (again played by Mia Wasikowska) is encouraged by the Blue Caterpillar (voiced by the late Alan Rickman) to enter the fantasy world: "You've been too long, Alice. There are matters which cannot be neglected." Alice In Wonderland was a huge box-office hit and we were delighted to learn that once again Johnny Depp (the Mad Hatter), Anne Hathaway (the White Queen) and Helena Bonham Carter (the Red Queen) are all returning to the fray.
Alice Through The Looking Glass is released at Showcase Cinemas May 27
Also out in May at Showcase Cinemas: Bad Neighbours 2, Robinson Crusoe, Our Kind of Traitor, Going in Style, Money Monster, Nine Lives, Top Cat Begins
Warcraft: The Beginning
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilisation faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonise another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home. So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces and everyone fights for something. Duncan Jones (Moon and Source Code) adapts the phenomenally successful Warcraft role-playing online games for the big screen. Joining his cast are Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper and Toby Kebbell. From the positive energy shooting across the social media world, Jones looks to have brought on board the huge Warcraft fanbase built up over 22 years. We are excited to see what will surely be the first instalment of a new franchise.
Warcraft: The Beginning is released at Showcase Cinemas June 3
The Secret Life Of Pets
For one bustling Manhattan apartment building, the real day starts after the folks on two legs leave for work and school. That's when the pets of every stripe, fur and feather begin their own nine-to-five routine: hanging out with each other, trading humiliating stories about their owners or auditioning adorable looks to get better snacks. Universal Pictures’ animated film has a fantastic pool of vocal talent at its disposal including Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Steve Coogan, Lake Bell and Albert Brooks. Oscar nominee Chris Renaud (Despicable Me 2) directs The Secret Life of Pets and we are sure have us asking whether we truly know our pets; we all claim that we know them so well but do we really? Well, after seeing the early footage we certainly left the cinema questioning ourselves and our pets!
The Secret Life of Pets is released at Showcase Cinemas June 24
Independence Day: Resurgence
With another Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extraterrestrial threat, but will mankind's latest space defences be enough? It's hard to believe that it was twenty years ago that mankind was last threatened by a terror from another solar system. Standing between us and certain annihilation are a few brave men and women led by Liam Hemsworth and once again Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson, the resident computer expert from the first Independence Day movie. Roland Emmerich returns as writer/director and sadly we have to wait until June 24 to see if humanity survives!
Independence Day: Resurgence is released at Showcase Cinemas June 24
Also out in June The Nice Guys, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, The Boss, Conjuring 2, Same Kind of Difference As Me