Upcoming Action Movies In 2023
Action movies have always been a popular genre in the film industry, offering thrilling adventures and heart-stopping sequences that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. With 2023 shaping up to be a big year for action movies, fans are eagerly anticipating what Hollywood has in store for them. From superhero movies to sci-fi flicks and espionage thrillers, there is a wide variety to look forward to.
In this article, we'll be taking a closer look at some of the most anticipated action movies coming in 2023 and what we can expect from them. If ‘skop, skit en donner’ is your go-to genre, these are the coming flicks that’ll definitely get you fired up. Read on.
The Fast & the Furious 10
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Jason Momoa, Charlize Theron, Brie Larson, Alan Ritchson, Nathalie Emmanuel, Michael Rooker, Daniela Melchior, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Cardi B, Scott Eastwood, and Rita Moreno.
Faster cars, action that’s even more furious, and a cast that looks like it’s featuring every A-lister in the biz, the latest in this global phenomenon of a franchise looks set to be 90-odd minutes of blistering fun. Dom and fam are back!
Release date: 19 May
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Peter Cullen, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, and Michelle Yeoh.
In this one, they’re not only rebooting the franchise, but the transformers themselves. A new race of bots is here, and the Autobots may need to resort to some serious software updates to thwart some metal alien beasts. We’re sweating just thinking about it!
Release date: 9 June
The Expendables 4
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson, and Megan Fox.
Details on the plot of the next Expendables are sketchy, but here’s what we have so far: Our beloved band of mercenaries find themselves entangled in a high-stakes conspiracy that threatens to spark a devastating nuclear conflict between two global powers: Russia and the United States. With time running out and the fate of the world hanging in the balance, the Expendables must call upon their unmatched expertise and unwavering courage to dismantle the conspiracy and ensure peace and stability (and biceps) prevail.
Release date: 22 September
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Kirby, Pom Klementieff, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames.
This one’s premise is unfortunately still under wraps. Whatever new challenges Ethan Hunt and friends will be facing though, cool gadgets, hair-raising situations, and some seriously mind-blowing stunts by one, Mr. Cruise, are all undoubtedly on the cards. Watch this space.
Release date: July 14
The Equalizer 3: The Final Chapter
Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Gaia Scodellaro, and David Denman.
For us action pundits, vigilante justice never gets old, and there is no better version of a hardcore son-of-a-gun, champion of the downtrodden revenger-seeker, than Denzel’s, Robert McCall. And the third instalment in this slick and stylish franchise is coming this year. Don’t mess with the Equalizer.
Release date: 1 September
Dune: Part Two
Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem, Florence Pugh, Lea Seydoux, Austin Butler, and Christopher Walken.
Dune: Part 2 is the second instalment of the Dune film adaptation directed by Denis Villeneuve. The movie continues the story of Paul Atreides and his journey to lead the Fremen against the forces of the Harkonnens and the Emperor of the Known Universe. This one is based on the second half of Frank Herbert's seminal novel, Dune.
The movie is expected to continue exploring the themes of politics, religion, and ecology that were established in the first part, while introducing new characters and conflicts, and all in the desolate, sandworm-ridden backdrop of the spice planet.
Release date: 3 November
2023 is shaping up to be one for the record books, when it comes to action movies, with some of the biggest high-octane franchises, and our favourite stars returning to the big screen. From high-speed chases to robot battles and daring rescues, these movies promise to deliver the thrills and sweaty palms that fans have come to expect from the genre. What’s more, the big-name casts and directors are all present and accounted for, and every one of these movies look set to satisfy with the obligatory intense action sequences, and gripping storylines. So get ready – these movies are promising to make this year an explosive punch to the senses.
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