General audiences are still having a fun time with “Barbenheimer“, which has made a huge impact on the industry. Unfortunately, Hollywood continues to be at a standstill as the AMPTP holds out on negotiating with SAG-AFTRA and WGA (as of writing). With the industry at a halt, it looks like things have been put on pause for movies releasing in the next few years. However, there are still a handful of theatrical releases that are coming out very soon in August and September.
In addition, here are a few ways that you can support SAG-AFTRA and the WGA’s striking efforts. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movies being covered here wouldn’t exist.
- Emergency Financial Assistance and Disaster Relief Fund,
- Entertainment Community Fund
- THE SNACKLIST: Support Entertainment Workers ON STRIKE!
Release Date: August 18, 2023
Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña) suddenly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology called the Scarab. When the Scarab chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he’s bestowed with an incredible suit of armor that’s capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the superhero Blue Beetle.
Release Date: August 18, 2023
They say a dog is a man’s best friend, but what if the man is a total dirtbag? In that case, it might be time for some sweet revenge, doggy style. When Reggie (Will Ferrell), a naïve, relentlessly optimistic Border Terrier, is abandoned on the mean city streets by his lowlife owner, Doug (Will Forte), Reggie is certain that his beloved owner would never leave him on purpose. But once Reggie falls in with a fast-talking, foul-mouthed Boston Terrier named Bug (Oscar winner Jamie Foxx), Reggie finally realizes he was in a toxic relationship and begins to see Doug for the heartless sleazeball that he is.
Release Date: August 25, 2023
Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional racecar driver. From gamer to professional racer, Jann’s story of defying expectations, overcoming odds, achieving his dreams is inspirational and a case study for believing in yourself. The film stars David Harbour, Archie Madekwe and Djimon Hounsou.
Meg 2: The Trench
Release Date: August 4, 2023
Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) leads a research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal, prehistoric sharks and relentless environmental plunderers, they must outrun, outsmart and outswim their merciless predators.
The Equalizer 3
Release Date: September 1, 2023
Get ready for Denzel Washington in his latest collaboration with iconic director Antoine Fuqua. Since giving up his life as a government assassin, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) has struggled to reconcile the horrific things he’s done in the past and finds a strange solace in serving justice on behalf of the oppressed. Finding himself surprisingly at home in Southern Italy, he discovers his new friends are under the control of local crime bosses. As events turn deadly, McCall knows what he has to do: become his friends’ protector by taking on the mafia.
The Nun 2
Release Date: September 8, 2023
1956 – France. A priest is murdered. An evil is spreading. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit follows Sister Irene as she once again comes face-to-face with Valak, the demon nun. Taissa Farmiga (The Nun) returns as Sister Irene, joined by Jonas Bloquet (The Nun), Storm Reid (“The Last of Us”), Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy) and Bonnie Aarons (reprising her role from The Nun), surrounded by an ensemble cast of international talent.