From "Wonder Woman" to "Atomic Blonde," women are shattering the glass ceiling with their fists this summer. But it's not just comic book superheroes and blockbuster franchises vying for moviegoers' attention this season. Get a closer look at some of the most-anticipated films in the Times' 2017 Summer Movie Guide.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (May 19)
The family takes a road trip and Greg schemes to become famous as a new cast takes over for the fourth installment based on Jeff Kinney's comic youth novels. With Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott, Alicia Silverstone. Written by Kinney and director David Bowers. 20th Century Fox
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (June 2)
Animated adaptation of the hit illustrated book series by Dav Pilkey about a pair of wildly imaginative boys and their creation of a not-so-bright superhero. Voices by Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal. Written by Nicholas Stoller. Directed by David Soren. 20th Century Fox / DreamWorks Animation
Cars 3 (June 16)
Lightning McQueen faces a new generation of racers with the help of enthusiastic young race technician Cruz Ramirez and the wisdom of an old friend. Voices by Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Lea DeLaria. Directed by Brian Fee. Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar
Despicable Me 3 (June 30)
Supervillain-turned-hero Gru and his family return in this animated comic adventure. Voices by Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Julie Andrews. Written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Co-Directed by Eric Guillon. Universal Pictures / Illumination Entertainment
The Emoji Movie (July 28)
The tiny expressions living inside your smartphone come alive in this animated adventure. Voices by T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris. Written by Tony Leondis and Eric Siegel and Mike White. Directed by Leondis. Columbia Pictures
The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Aug. 18)
Animated. Will Arnett. Open Road Films
Leap! (Aug. 30)
An orphan dreams of going to Paris to become a dancer while her best friend hopes to become a famous inventor in this animated tale. Voices by Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler, Nat Wolff, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mel Brooks. Weinstein Co.