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July 2018

Books on Screen

July 2018

July's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature film Ant-Man and the Wasp; the ongoing series "Marvel's Cloak and Dagger"; and the DVD release of Reader Player One.

In Theaters

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Release Date: July 6th (wide)
Rating: PG-13
Based on: The Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/Wasp
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.


 

On TV
Ongoing Series

 

"Marvel's Cloak & Dagger"
Air Dates: Thursdays at 8pm ET/PT on Freeform
Based on: The Marvel Comics characters of the same name
The story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) -- two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging.


 

On DVD

Reader Player One
DVD Release Date: July 24th
Based on: READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
In the year 2045, people can escape their harsh reality in the OASIS, an immersive virtual world where you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. OASIS creator James Halliday left his immense fortune and control of the Oasis to the winner of a contest designed to find a worthy heir. When unlikely hero Wade Watts conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-known as the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS and their world.