Now that they’ve unlocked the Multiverse (whatever that means), the hosts of Now Playing Podcast are settling in for a summer of blockbusters. But this isn’t a normal summer with back-to-back-to-back new releases, as this season’s tentpoles have a little – actually, a lot — more breathing room than in pre-pandemic years past. After kicking things off with a review of late May’s Top Gun: Maverick, our hosts will head back to theaters in June for reviews of the third Jurassic World film, Jurassic World: Dominion, as well as Toy Story spinoff Lightyear.
The tentpoles are big this season, but it certainly feels like there are fewer than we’re used to seeing.
That’s why Now Playing will be kicking off an all-new retrospective series in June; the vampire-vs-werewolf action-horror saga Underworld, which launched in 2003 and stretched all the way to a fifth entry, Underworld: Blood Wars, in 2016. That somewhat under-the-radar franchise pairs perfectly with the June debut of another long-awaited donation drive retrospective; the five-part Silver Level Twilight series. Supporters will also get to hear an exclusive review of 2018’s Love, Simon, which was chosen by a Now Playing listener.
Here’s everything coming to Now Playing Podcast in June 2022.
June 3 – Top Gun: Maverick (Mach 2 Donation Level)
June 7 – Underworld
June 10 – Love, Simon (Patron Request)
June 14 – Underworld: Evolution
June 17 – Jurassic World: Dominion (Amber Donation Level)
June 21 – Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
June 24 – Twilight (Silver Donation Level)
June 28 – Lightyear