We're finally into big summer movie season. That means the blockbuster hits are streaming into your local theatres and there are plenty more coming up over the next eight months.

There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters, some long-awaited sequels and a few movie debuts. Oh, and then there's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, of course.

So here's our pick of the big screen delights either very recently released in cinemas, about to hit them or awaiting us later in 2017, all listed in release date order. We'll also update this round-up as new trailers emerge.

  • UK release date: 7 July 2017
  • Director: Jon Watts
  • Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jnr

Spider-Man finally gets his own film as part of the Marvel cinematic universe. Loosely based on the Ultimate Spider-Man stories and fitting in with the current Marvel movie continuity, the new film (and trailer) looks like dispelling bad memories of The (less-than) Amazing Spider-Man 2.

  • UK release date: 14 July 2017
  • Director: Matt Reeves
  • Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer

The recent Planet of the Apes films have been excellent so far, so this third in the series welcome around these parts. Matt Reeves directs again after the respectable Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He's also attached to the future Batman solo film: The Batman.

  • UK release date: 14 July 2017
  • Director: Brian Fee
  • Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy

Pixar brings back Cars yet again, which will excite younger ones as they clamour over the toys once more. Perhaps with a knowing wink, the plot focuses on the replacement of Lightning McQueen as the best racer on the circuit, and his subsequent quest to get back on top.

  • UK release date: 21 July 2017
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Stars: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Brannagh

We fully expect Saving Private Ryan style realism and shocks in this telling of one of World War II's biggest battles, and the role normal folk played in helping out. It also stars Harry Stiles from One Direction, don't you know?

  • UK release date: 4 August 2017
  • Director: Tony Leondis
  • Stars: Steven Wright, TJ Miller, James Cordon

Sir Patrick Stewart plays the Poop emoji. 'Nuff said.

  • UK release date: 11 August 2017
  • Director: David Leitch
  • Stars: Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy

Based on The Coldest City, a graphic novel authored by the writer of the Dead Space games, Antony Johnston, Atomic Blonde is a hard hitting, adult spy movie based in the cold war period. The red band trailer is especially revealing.

  • UK release date: 18 August 2017
  • Director: Patrick Hughes
  • Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek

Ryan Reynolds plays a bodyguard who must look after Samuel L Jackson's hitman before he testifies in court - cue much hilarity and much swearing. This is the red band trailer, so also contains many an MF bomb, so be careful with playing it out loud. 

  • UK release date: 18 August 2017
  • Director: Nikolaj Arcel
  • Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick

Based on the Stephen King series of novels, Sony will hope that it has a major franchise on its hands with the first chapter. There are eight books in total, after all.

  • US release date: 25 August 2017
  • Director: Lars Klevberg
  • Stars: Katie Stevens, Samantha Logan, Shauna MacDonald

We've had a cursed video tape taking out American teenagers, why not a Polaroid photo? Klevberg directs this genre horror movie based on his own short film. What's the betting we get "Selfie" next?

  • UK release date: 1 September 2017
  • Director: Scott Buck (created by)
  • Stars: Sonya Balmores, Isabelle Cornish, Eme Ikwuakor 

Although it is, strictly speaking, a superhero TV series from Marvel, due to be screened on ABC in the States, the first two episodes will be screened in IMAX cinemas globally. You'll have two weeks to go see them before the show officially starts on TV.

  • UK release date: 29 September 2017
  • Director: Matthew Vaughn
  • Stars: Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth

The sequel to one of the best comic book movie adaptations of recent times reunites Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Harry (Colin Firth) in an even more bombastic take on the James Bond spy genre. Superb stuff.

  • UK release date: 29 September
  • Director: Niels Arden Oplev
  • Stars: Ellen Page, Kiefer Sutherland, James Norton

It's been 27 years since the Kiefer Sutherland-starring Flatliners was released so we've had to wait more than a quarter of a century for a sequel. Sutherland reprises his role as Nelson Wright, while this time he is joined by Ellen Page among others in this second exploration of the dark world that exists between life and death.

  • UK release date: 6 October 2017
  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Stars: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto

Blade Runner returns after many years with Ryan Gosling taking on the role of an investigator out to find Harrison Ford's Deckard 30 years after the events of the first film. After directing Sicario and the superb Arrival, we have high hopes that Villeneuve's style will live up to the original - the trailer suggests it will.

UK release date: 20 October 2017
Director: Dean Devlin
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek

When satellites designed to protect the Earth from climate change start to cause global catastrophes instead, it's up to Gerard Butler and a select team to stop the threat. Sound familiar? Arma-geddon outta here!

  • UK release date: 27 October 2017
  • Director: Taika Waititi
  • Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston

As we race headlong towards the Infinity War and the mother of all star-studded crossovers, Thor finds himself stranded on a distant planet and up against former fellow Avenger The Hulk. Yes, Planet Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at last!

  • UK release date: 17 November 2017
  • Director: Zack Snyder
  • Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill

Please don't be rubbish. Please don't be rubbish. Please don't be...

  • UK release date: 15 December 2017
  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill

After the brief prequel excursion of Rogue One we get the next chapter in the latest trilogy. And we cannot wait.

In fact, we're so excited that we'll break with the norm for this particular film and give you another video to watch as well as the teaser above - this time a behind-the-scenes sequence released by Disney.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, otherwise known as Episode VIII, will start with Rey's meeting with Luke Skywalker and presumably chart her path to becoming a Jedi. Or perhaps not, if rumours are to be believed.

  • UK release date: 16 February 2018
  • Director: Ryan Coogler
  • Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Andy Serkis

After his debut in Captain America: Civil War, the prince of Wakanda gets his own chapter in the ongoing Marvel movie universe. Black Panther should be an ass-kicking, fun adventure with a slightly different, grittier tone to the other Marvel films.

UK release date: 23 March 2018
Director: Ava DuVernay
Stars: Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon

Based on the best-selling sci-fi novel by Madeleine L'Engle, this is the second Disney adaptation - the first was a TV movie shown released in 2003. It stars Chris Pine as a scientist who discovers how to travel through space and time, and Storm Reid as his daughter who must face numerous perils in order to find him.

  • UK release date: 1 June 2018
  • Director: David Leitch
  • Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Okay, the above isn't technically a trailer - that sequence won't be in the final movie - but it's so funny we couldn't not include it. Roll on Deadpool 2. Oh yes!