Most Anticipated Movies for 2023
This year is set to be a banger, with regards to the sheer number and variety of upcoming movies - from blockbuster franchises to critically acclaimed indie films, it’s all coming in 2023.
In this article, we will be taking a look at the most anticipated movies of year. We’ll be touching on categories like blockbusters, superhero films, and international film entries, and discussing their potential impact on the film industry in 2023, and beyond.
So without further ado, let’s talk new movies.
Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One
Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is set to release in cinemas and IMAX, on 14 July. The film promises to deliver even more thrilling action scenes and espionage intrigue.
Tom Cruise will once again reprise his role as Ethan Hunt, the skilled and daring IMF agent who always finds a way to get the job done. The rest of the cast includes returning favourites such as Ving Rhames as Luther Stickell and Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, as well as new additions such as Hayley Atwell and Pom Klementieff.
With its impressive cast and reputation for delivering high-octane thrills, Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One is poised to be a box office hit. The franchise has consistently performed well in theatres, and the latest instalment is expected to continue that trend. Fans of the series and action movie enthusiasts alike will likely flock to see this one.
The Marvels is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2019 blockbuster Captain Marvel. Directed by Nia DaCosta, the film promises to introduce new characters and expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Brie Larson will reprise her role as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, alongside Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, who first appeared in WandaVision. The film will also introduce Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, played by Iman Vellani, in her live-action debut. The plot details are still under wraps, but the film is expected to explore the team-up of these three powerful heroines, potentially setting up new storylines for the future of the MCU.
Equalizer 3: The Final Chapter
Equalizer 3: The Final Chapter, directed by Antoine Fuqua, is the third instalment in the Equalizer franchise, which is based on the TV series of the same name. Denzel Washington returns as retired CIA operative Robert McCall, who once again comes out of retirement to protect his community from a new threat. The plot details are still unknown, but fans of the franchise can expect more of McCall's vigilante justice, as he uses his skills and resources to take down bad guys and protect the innocent.
Dune: Part Two
Dune: Part Two is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2021 adaptation of the classic science-fiction novel by Frank Herbert. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film will continue the story of Paul Atreides, played by Timothée Chalamet, as he navigates the dangerous and complex political landscape of the desert planet Arrakis. The first film was a critical and commercial success, with its stunning visuals, gripping storytelling, and star-studded cast. The sequel is expected to deliver even more of the same, as it explores the deeper themes of the novel and continues the epic story of the Atreides family.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is the sequel to the 2018 hit Aquaman, directed by James Wan. The film follows Arthur Curry/Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, as he embarks on a new adventure to discover the lost kingdom of Atlantis, and potentially save the world from an even greater threat. The first film was a commercial and critical success, grossing over $1.1 billion at the box office, and the sequel is expected to continue the epic underwater action and adventure. With the return of Momoa and the talented direction of Wan, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has the potential to be another major success for the DC Extended Universe.
While we've covered some of the most highly anticipated films for 2023 across a variety of genres and themes, there are still plenty of exciting releases that didn't fit into our previous categories. From horrors, to thrillers, dramas and more, these honourable mentions are still worth looking out for. With a mix of established franchises and new stories, these films promise to offer something for everyone. Let's take a closer look at what's in store.
Beau Is Afraid
Beau Is Afraid, directed by Ari Aster, is a psychological thriller that tells the story of Beau, a young man struggling with anxiety and agoraphobia. When his mother dies, he must confront his fears and venture outside to scatter her ashes. This one looks set to showcase a particularly idiosyncratic performance from Joaquin Phoenix.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, directed by James Mangold, sees Harrison Ford return as the iconic adventurer in what is expected to be his final performance in the role. The film is set in the 1960s and follows Indy as he races against the Soviets to uncover the secrets of a mysterious artifact. The return of Ford and the involvement of Mangold, who directed the critically acclaimed Logan, has fans excited to see how the franchise will end.
Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig, is a live-action adaptation of the popular doll franchise. The film will star Margot Robbie as Barbie, who is expelled from Barbieland and goes on an adventure in the real world, discovering what it means to be unique. The involvement of Gerwig and Baumbach, who are known for their work on indie films, has fans intrigued to see what they will bring to a big-budget blockbuster.
These upcoming flicks offer a diverse range of options, from blockbusters to sequels to critically acclaimed indie films. The most anticipated movies of 2023 have the potential to make a significant impact on the film industry, as they continue to expand existing franchises, explore new themes and storylines, and introduce audiences to new faces and perspectives. Whatever your taste in films may be, 2023 promises to be an exciting year for cinema, and we can't wait to go to the movies with you.
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