Here's our top 10 most anticipated (mostly theatrical!) summer releases

The movies are back, baby. Theaters are slowly re-opening their doors and popping those kernels for the first time in more than a year as America begins its recovery from the devastating effects of the coronavirus. (There have been some sad cineplex casualties of the pandemic, notably the recent gut-punching announcement that ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters will close permanently.) Suffice to say, the theaters still in operation — many severely hurt from a year-plus out of business — will need a boost from its golden geese, the typically reliable summer movie blockbusters. And the good news is there are plenty in the pipeline (many of which were delayed from 2020) to bring butts back into the seats, with new releases from Marvel (Black Widow), DC (The Suicide Squad), Dom’s family (F9), John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s family (A Quiet Place II, Jungle Cruise) and the Roots family (Summer of Soul). Here are our most-anticipated major releases from May through August, most hitting theaters near you.