Upcoming military-themed movies and shows to look forward to — or possibly dread
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 21, 2019
Get your popcorn ready. Here are a few military-themed entertainment options that are scheduled to come your way. (Schedules may change, this list will be updated periodically.)
Five former Special Forces operatives decide to rob a Colombian drug lord. What could go wrong? Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal star. On Netflix March 13.
George Clooney and Kyle Chandler are among the familiar faces in the six-part Hulu series based on Joseph Heller's satirical World War II novel. On Hulu May 17.
This historical action drama about the Battle of Midway has an ensemble cast that includes Woody Harrelson as Admiral Chester Nimitz (yes, really). It also features Mandy Moore, Aaron Eckhart and Nick Jonas. In theaters Nov. 8.
Few details have been released about the plot of this World War I drama that will be produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Sam Mendes. It's scheduled for limited release in December of 2019, with wider release in 2020.
A World War II commander (Tom Hanks) leads a convoy of allied ships that are being pursued by German U-boats. The movie's based on "The Good Shepherd" by C. S. Forester. In theaters in May of 2020.
Top Gun: Maverick
They apparently didn't feel the need for speed in getting this sequel to the 1986 blockbuster to theaters — the release date was recently pushed back about a year. Tom Cruise returns, this time as a mentor to the next crop of Navy pilots. In theaters June 26, 2020.
Da 5 Bloods
Spike Lee's post-"BlacKkKlansman" Netflix project is a drama about Vietnam veterans who "return to the jungle to find their lost innocence," according to Variety. Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo and Jean Reno are in talks to star. In theaters in 2019.
The Last Full Measure
This film tells the story of William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force medic who refused evacuation to help save lives in one of the harshest battles of the Vietnam War, and the quest to have him awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor. The cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer and William Hurt. In theaters in 2019.
Former "Gossip Girl" actor Ed Westwick stars in the World War II action drama, set to be released in 2020.
And he has his hands in his pockets, wrinkled pants and button issues in the photo he tweeted recently.
Journal for Jordan
Journalist Dana Canedy wrote a book about her fiance, First Sgt. Charles Monroe King, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. King kept a journal for their son, Jordan, who was just seven months old at the time of his death. Denzel Washington will direct the movie version, featuring "Black Panther" and "Creed II" star Michael B. Jordan. The release date isn't set yet.