While we brave the cold(ish) weather down here in the Republic, June kicks off the massive month of summer movies in the US, marking some big-name film releases. From superhero blockbusters to reboots and sequels, here’s what you can expect in the cinemas in June 2017:

WONDER WOMAN

Release date: 2 June 2017

Initial reactions to Wonder Woman have been impressive, and DC is looking to showcase the full extent of what it can do with its first, stand-alone big-screen adaptation of the iconic heroine. Gal Gadot stars in what appears to be the role of her career, with Chris Pine providing support. Taking place in the 1920s, almost 100 years before her appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman sees the Amazonian princess being thrust into the world of man in order to help with a globe-spanning conflict.

BAYWATCH

Release date: 2 June 2017

The unlikely combo of muscle and muscle, played by Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, meet in this month’s reboot of Baywatch. The film follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan (Johnson), who butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. Expect a lot of slow-mo running, crude jokes, and oily bodies.

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

Release date: 21 June 2017

The intergalactic robot war is getting another cinematic instalment in 2017 with The Last Knight, marking Michael Bay’s fifth entry into the series. Mark Wahlberg reprises his role as Cade Yeager from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Anthony Hopkins also joins the cast, and after skipping the last instalment, Josh Duhamel will return as William Lennox, who appeared in the first three films. Like previous Transformers movies, The Last Knight ties into pivotal historical events in human history, and follows Optimus Prime’s search for the Quintsessons, who were said to have created the Transformers.

ROUGH NIGHT

Release date: 15 June 2017

Looking like a mix between Bridemaids and The Hangover, Rough Night is the latest all-female comedy about a group of friends who end up killing a stripper during a bachelorette party, and the chaos that ensues following the disaster. Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz.

DESPICABLE ME 3

Release date: 30 June 2017

Those lovable yellow Minions are back once more in Despicable Me 3, which also sees the returning voice talents of Steve Carrel and Kristen Wiig. The third entry picks up where the second left off, and sees Gru meeting his twin brother Gru, who he never knew about. The two have to work together to stop a new villain Balthazar Bratt, voiced by South Park‘s Trey Parker

First published on MenStuff.co.za.