Long-awaited sequels, reboots, more comic book movies in the pipeline, as well as some exciting first-time projects. Here’s a look at, in no particular order, 15 of the most anticipated movies of 2017.
Split, starring James McAvoy follows the story of one man struggling with his 24 different personalities. After three girls are kidnapped, they must find a way to get some of his personalities to help them while running away and staying alive from his other personalities. Split is set to be released on Jan 20th.
2Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell will be released this year on March 31st and is based on the massively popular Japanese anime of the same name. Starring Scarlett Johannson, a cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a notorious computer hacker.
3All Eyez On Me
Rappers have had films based on their lives before, Eminem had 8-mile which was followed a few years later with 50 Cents “Get Rich or Die Trying”, Biggie’s “Notorious” and most recently, the hugely successful biopic “Straight Out of Compton”. Hollywood isn’t stopping, with Tupac receiving his own film treatment with this year’s “All Eyez On Me“. The film is set for a June 16th release on what would have been Tupac’s 46th bday.
Spiderman keeps getting reboots, which is fine, but at long last we finally get to see the wallcrawler done by Marvel, which means done right.
Teenager Tom Holland, stars as the web slinger in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. With Micheal Keaton playing Spider-Man’s classic Villian, Vulture, and appearances from Iron Man, this film is definitely one to watch for 2017. Also nice to see Spider-Man in a solo film again and looking like an actual teenager, not just a chubby-faced man-boy. Spider-Man will swing into theatres July 7th.
5The Boss Baby
The Boss Baby is Dreamworks’ latest animation film based on the picture book of the same name. Boss Baby follows, TimTempleton, voiced by Tobey Maguire, as he narrates his adventures as a seven-year-old, and the issues he has with his fast-talking, briefcase-carrying, baby brother voiced by Alec Baldwin. After uncovering a sinister plot, both brothers must band together to save the world. Catch The Boss Baby in theatres on the 7th April.
Christopher Nolan returns this year with his latest film epic, Dunkirk. Based on the battle of Dunkirk during world war 2, allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France are surrounded by the German army and survival means victory. Starring Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, Dunkirk looks like a war epic for the ages. It will be released on the 21st July.
7Kingsman: Golden Circle
We all loved the first kingsman film. It was like James Bond meets… something funny. The sequel, directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Halle berry, Jeff Bridges and Channing Tatum, finds the British secret service Kingsman reaching out to their American counterparts “The Statesman”. for help after the Kingsman’s headquarters are destroyed by a notorious criminal mastermind. This film is Set for an October 6th release.
Wonder Woman will be the fourth film in the DC extended universe and it looks like director Patty Jenkins has a lot of pressure to actually put out a good DC film. After Princess Diana, played by Gal Gadot, learns of the world war currently happening she takes it upon herself to leave her Amazon island and save the world. Can she save DC though? Wonder Woman will be in theatres on the 2nd June 2017.
Alien: Covenant is the sequel to Ridley Scott’s ‘Prometheus‘, which was apparently a prequel to alien, which no one will really figured out because it’s nothing like any alien film or even remotely echoes that franchise… However, this film will be more ‘Alien’ by the sounds of it. Ridley Scott returns to direct and the film is set for a May 2017 release. As long as there’s no more terrible green screen, I’m sure it will be fine. Alien will burst onto our screens on the 19th May.
10War of the Planet of the Apes
The monkeys are back in 2017 and Ceaser is ready for war. It all kicks off this year with War of the Planet of the Apes, the third installment in the latest apes franchise which follows on from Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Andy Serkis returns to play Ceaser, who is forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans that will determine the future of the planet. War will be declared on July 14th.
11Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Guardians of the Galaxy was the surprise hit by Marvel, a movie no one has heard of, based on a comic book no one has read, made for one of the best films of 2014. Three years later Peter Quill and gang return to our screens for more misadventures. James Gunn returns to direct and the trailer has already caused some hype thanks to baby Groot. The Guardians of the Galaxy will fly into theatres on the 28th April.
Wolverine returns this year with his third solo outing, the film titled ‘Logan’, follows an aging Wolverine and Professor X in a near distant future trying to protect a young female clone of Wolverine. I lost track of X-Men’s timeline a while back so this film could be set in anytime and I’d just follow it.
Huge Jackman has also stated this film will be his last time reprising his role as the Canadian clawed mutant, a role he made his own after seventeen years of playing the character, so we may not be getting anymore Wolverine, for a while that is. Logan will be released on the 2nd March.
Danny Boyle returns to direct the sequel to his classic film, Trainspotting. The original cast returns and the sequel release marks the 20th anniversary of the original film. The film will be based on the sequel book to Trainspotting, ‘Porno’, although the film won’t share the same title. The official release date for this film is still unconfirmed.
DC haven’t had much luck lately with solo projects, so we’re looking forward to the Justice League. Ben Affleck reprises his role as Batman and Henry Cavil returns as Superman. They’ll be joined by Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Cyborg.
Bruce Wayne puts together the Justice League to face a global threat and it looks like Batman will be murdering a lot less people, compared to Batman Vs Superman. Justice League will unite on our screens on the 17th November.
15Live By Night
Starring and directed by Ben Affleck, the film is set in the prohibition era and is based on a group of individuals and their dealings within the world of organised crime. Adapted from Dennis Lehanes crime novel, the film follows the son of a prominent police chief and his gradual descent into the criminal underworld. The film is set for a January 13th release.
16Kong: Skull Island
The Empire State-climbing monkey is back this year in his own reboot, KONG: Skull Island. The film serves as the second film in the Godzilla-Kong film series, following on from 2014’s Godzilla film and will be followed with future installments with Godzilla: King of Monsters in 2019 and King Kong vs Godzilla in 2020. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson star in Skull Island and is set to be released on March 10th.
Adapted from Jo Nesbo’s ‘Harry Hole Detective’ series of books,
Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman who’s pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. The film starring Micheal Fassbender and JK Simmons is set for an October 13th release.
18Transformers: The Last Knight
Micheal Bay returns to his robot series with the fifth installment of Transformers. After the battle in Hong Kong, Optimus Prime faces a new threat he can’t fight on his own. He begins searches for new recruits to help save Earth and the universe whilst humans are attempt to create their own man-made Transformers. The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins and will be released on the 23rd June.
19Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tells
Yep. They’re still making these films, why? No one knows, but in 2017 we’ll be treated to the fifth installment to this tired franchise. The movies have already explored curses, ghosts, Davey Jones locker, a magic compass and the goddess Calypso. So, this time round Jack Sparrow and his quirky gang of misfits are on the search for the legendary trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that controls the seven seas. The film stars Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom and will be released on the 26th May.
20The Fate of the Furious (Fast 8)
Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Vin Diesel, Fast 8 deals with the gang finally living somewhat normal lives. However, a mysterious woman seduces Dom into a world of crime he can’t escape, causing him to betray his closest and test them like never before. Apart from the spin-off, Tokyo Drift, Fast 8 will be the first film not to star the late Paul Walker. The Fate of the Furious will be released on April 24th.
The long-running kids action series, Power Rangers, comes to the big screen this year with a brand new reboot based on the classic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Starring Naomi Scott and Elizabeth Banks, five teenagers become super powered warriors. The film also stars Bryan Cranston, who provided voice work in the original Power Rangers TV series. This reboot is set to hit theatres on the 23rd March.
22Beauty and the Beast
Emma Watson stars as Belle in this new live-action retelling of the classic 1991 animation, Beauty and the Beast. A young woman is forced to live with a beast in his enchanted castle. The film is set to be released on the 17th March.
23Jeepers Creepers 3
It’s been 14 years since Jeepers Creepers 2, and now director Victor Salva returns to his creepy franchise. Following a successful mother who teams up with witnesses to a murdering spree by a winged, flesh-eating monster in hopes to end his disastrous killings once and for all. A release date for this film has yet to be confirmed.
24Despicable Me 3
The Minions are back this year with the third installment of the Despicable Me series. This time Balthazar Bratt, a child star from the 1980s, hatches a scheme for world domination. The Gru and his Minions are set to hit the big screen again on June 30th.
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