From Take That to Transformers: What’s in cinemas in June 2023?

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30 May 2023, 11:34

(L-R) Greatest Days, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Asteroid City

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It’s officially blockbuster season at the box office!

With summer fast approaching, there are even more flicks hitting the cinemas as the weather heats up. 

The likes of DC, Transformers and even Take That about to hit the big screen, and here are the movies coming to a cinema near you in June 2023.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (9th June)

There’s more Robots in Disguise in the next Transformers flick, Rise of the Beasts. 

Michael Bay may no longer be directing the franchise, but the films keep on coming, with Steven Caple Jr (Creed II) at the helm of this mechanical adventure. 

This movie is inspired by the franchise’s “Beast Wars” storyline, and is set in 1994, not long after the events of 2018 flick Bumblebee. It stars Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback. The former plays ex-military electronics expert Noah, while Fishback plays Elena, a museum’s artefact researcher.

Peter Cullen will once again reprise his voice role as Autobots leader Optimus Prime.

Chevalier (9th June) 

Based on the fascinating true story of French-Caribbean musician Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Chevalier takes a deep dive into the life and career of the titular classical musician. 

Born to an enslaved mother and plantation owner, Bologne finds himself high in French society after they discover his talents in fencing and the violin. What follows is a struggle with racism, poverty and political unrest that leads Bologne to reject the elite and turn to aiding the French Revolution. 

Kelvin Harrison Jr stars as the historical character, while Lucy Boynton plays Marie Antoinette. Minnie Driver takes on the role as French ballerina Marie-Madeleine Guimard.

The Flash  (16th June) 

It wouldn’t be summer without a brand new superhero movie and this time, The Flash gets his first solo outing on the big screen. 

The debut film adaptation of the DC superhero features Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, who uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. It also stars Michael Shannon as bad guy General Zod, and Sasha Calle as Kara Danvers/Supergirl.

Excitingly, Michael Keaton will reprise his iconic role of Bruce Wayne/Batman from the 1990 film and the 1992 sequel, Batman Returns. Not only that, but Ben Affleck also returns as his version of the caped crusader. 

No Hard Feelings (16th June)

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence is set to ratchet up the raunchiness in an edgy new comedy called No Hard Feelings.

The coming-of-age tale sees Lawrence play Maddie, an out-of-work Uber driver, who is facing financial ruin. She answers an ad from a couple who want someone to date their 19-year-old son Percy, in order to bring him out of his shell before he goes off to college. And by “date”, they mean… well…

The cast includes The Bear's Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and Natalie Morales from Netflix series Dead to Me.

Greatest Days (16th June) 

It’s time to Rule The World in the Take That-inspired comedy - Greatest Days. 

Based on the musical stage production, called The Band, Greatest Days stars This Way Up actress Aisling Bea, Strictly Come Dancing alum Jayde Adams, Black Mirror star Alice Lowe and The Sandman’s Amaka Okafor as four long-lost friends who reunite to see their favourite band on tour. 

It’s not yet known if Take That will appear on screen, but the remaining members - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, had a hand in the creation of the flick as executive producers. 

Greatest Days is directed by The Nativity’s Coky Giedroyc and written by Tim Firth, who was behind Calendar Girls. 

Asteroid City (23rd June)

Famed director Wes Anderson is back with another beautifully quirky, star-studded affair with Asteroid City. 

The movie, which has the classic Anderson aesthetic, is set in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. The narrative focuses on how the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (which was organised to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

The film’s incredible line-up also features Jeff Goldblum, Margot Robbie, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Steve Carell, and Matt Dillon to name but a small few. 

Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny (30th June) 

Harrison Ford is back for one last mission as Indiana Jones in the long-awaited sequel, Dial of Destiny. 

The fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise fans is set to star Ford alongside Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who plays his goddaughter Helena Shaw.  

Jones and Shaw have to race against time to stop Jurgen Voller (Mikkelsen) from obtaining a mysterious dial known as an Antikythera.

After the fifth film was confirmed, Ford revealed that this will be his last time playing his iconic role of Indy after over 40 years in the role. He confirmed this by saying: “This is it. I will not fall down for you again.”