July was a hugely exciting month for moviegoers, streamers, and TV lovers. Marvel returned to big screens with Black Widow after a 1-year hiatus, Netflix released the Fear Street Trilogy, Ted Lasso returned on Apple TV for a second season, and now summer is about to get even hotter with fresh stuff from August.
Keep scrolling to see what films and TV shows are releasing this August.
1. The Suicide Squad 2 (August 6) – Theatres and HBO Max
The DC Comics superhero movie based on the Suicide Squad team returns for another instalment. Just like the first part, The Suicide Squad 2 is packed with A-list actors, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Sylvester Stallone, and many others. In the film, a task force of convicts are sent to destroy a Nazi-era laboratory and encounter the giant alien Starro.
2. Crazy Grannies (August 6) – Theatres
A group of mothers decide to stop meddling in the marital affairs of their children and decide to team up and embark on a wild girl’s trip. Ngozi Nwosu, Shaffy Bello, Buchi The Comedian, Mercy Aigbe, Mr Macaroni, and, Princess Damilola Adekoya all feature in Crazy Grannies.
3. The Kissing Booth 3 (August 11) – Netflix
Netflix’s original teenage romance-comedy returns for a third and final part, as Elle (Joey King) determined to make the most of her final summer before college, plans the ultimate bucket list as she navigates what comes next with boyfriend Noah and best friend Lee.
4. Don’t Breathe 2 (August 13) – Theatres
The American horror thriller returns with Stephen Lang reprising his role as Norman Nordstorm – the blind man, a survivor who would stop at nothing but to get justice, even his ways are contentious and gruesome.
5. Free Guy (August 13) – Theatres
When a bank teller named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) discovers his world is a video game that’s about to end, he faces a race against time to try and save it.
6 Reminisce (August 20) – Theatres and HBO MAX
Starring Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Daniel Wu,…. Reminisce follows the story of Nick Bannister (Jackman), a drug dealer in a dystopian earth who falls in love with a mysterious woman with questionable past.
7. The Protégé (August 20) – Theatres
Rescued as a child by the legendary hitman Moody (Samuel L Jackson), Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. However, when Moody is brutally killed, she vows revenge for the man who taught her everything she knows.
8. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (August 23) – Netflix
A spinoff from Netflix’s The Witcher series, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is a 2D animation developed by Korean anime studio Studio Mir that focuses on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor and fellow witcher Vesemir.
9. King of Boys 2: The Return of The King (August 27) – Netflix
After being crossed by so many people, watching her family and life get torn apart, and barely just managing to escape with her life, how does Laburu (Eniola Salami, played by Sola Sobowale) navigate her return to Nigeria? How does she re-impose her command on the throne? We already saw in the KOB 1 that she started seeking and getting some revenge, does she continue? How do the loyalists take to this new Eniola Salami? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
10. Bad Comments (August 27) – Theatres
Jim Iyke gets double credit as an executive producer, and star in Bad Comments. After being the subject of scorn and ridicule on the internet following a controversial video leak, actor Frank Orji (Jim Iyke) goes all out to put internet trolls and bullies in their place using unconventional methods.
11. Candyman (August 27) – Theatres
A “spiritual sequel” to the horror film Candyman (1992) that returns to the now-gentrified Chicago neighbourhood where the legend began.
1. What If? (August 11) – Disney+
The wait is finally over for the long-anticipated first animation series from Marvel. What if? will rip the Marvel multiverse wide open, setting up unlimited possibilities for what fans could ultimately see. Each chapter of the 10-episode season will explore a pivotal moment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has been radically changed.
2. Titans Season 3 (August 12) – HBO MAX
Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find where they belong. In season three, circumstances draw the heroes to Gotham City, where they will reunite with old friends and face new threats.
3. Nine Perfect Strangers (August 18) – Hulu
Nine stressed city dwellers visit a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation. The resort’s director is a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies.
4. The Walking Dead Season 11 (August 22) – AMC
American post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead returns for an eleventh and final season.
5. American Horror Story Season 10: Double Feature (August 25) – FX
6. See Season 2 (August 27) – Apple TV
Far in a dystopian future, humans have lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt, and to survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins is born with sight.
Sea stars Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista.
Which one(s) is/are your favourite(s)? We’re sure you’d be excited for the entertainment that’s coming with August.