The 20 Most Anticipated Movies Releasing in 2023

By | 10 January 2023 03:55 AM

A picture collage of some of the best movies releasing in 2023
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With the new year's arrival, Hollywood paramours have been waiting for the most exciting movies to release in cinemas during 2023. 

There are some incredible films to look forward to this year, from action, drama, and fantasy to romance, love, and friendships. Also, there are a few throwbacks to the franchises of old movies.

Franchise sequels, including Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Fast X, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, will be in theaters with a bang. 

Audiences are undoubtedly excited about their favorite movies releasing sequels this new year. Similarly, 2023 will welcome some of the most important releases halted due to the pandemic. 

Trailers of almost all the upcoming projects have been released, and fans are getting much more eager to go to the cinemas and watch their favorite actor perform. After a massive downfall in the movie industry due to the pandemic, the show biz is set to rise again. 

1. Magic Mike's Last Dance 

Magic Mike's Last Dance is a 2023 movie set to release on February 10, 2023.

The movie stars actors like Channing Tatum, Salma Hayek, Gavin Spokes, and Caitlin Gerard. In the sequel to the 2015 movie Magic Mike XXL, Channing Tatum eventually strips down for director Steven Soderbergh.

Mike Lane has to undergo a difficult situation and decides to come to London to fulfill a request for a wealthy woman played by Salma Hayek. However, he soon learns that Hayek's character has other completely different plans for him. 

2. Creed III

Directed by Michael B. Jordan and starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, and Phylicia Rashad, Creed III is set to release on March 3, 2023. 

Jordan makes his feature film directional debut with the Rocky spin-off Creed franchise third segment. He plays Apollo Creed, the son of Rocky's nemesis-turned-friend Apollo Creed. Viewers do not yet know how things will play out in this chapter.

However, Jonathan Majors seems to be Adonis's competition in the ring. At the same time, Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad are expected to reprise their roles as Adonis's girlfriend and mother, respectively.

3. Scream 

Scream is another movie set to release on March 10, 2023. Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directed the film. 

Industry stars like Mason Gooding, Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Hayden Panettiere, Courteney Cox, Samara Weaving, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Tony Revolori will portray different roles. 

The creators mentioned that the sequel would focus on the characters who lived through the 2022 Scream. Hayden Panettiere has once again returned to the show. She will be reprising her role as Kirby Reed from Scream 4.

Neve Campbell, the franchise's star, decided not to return after receiving a lower offer than she expected. Unfortunately, this is going to be the first Scream movie without her.

We have no idea how the tale will turn out, but we know it won't seem the same without Sidney Prescott.

4. Shazam! Fury of the Gods 

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a new movie to be released on March 17, 2023.

The film stars Asher Angel, Rachel Zelger, Adam Brody, Megan Good, Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, and Jack Dylan Grazer.

The movie showcases the return of Zachary Levi as Shazam and Asher Angel as his teenage form Billy Baston and all his foster siblings. 

All of the characters seem to have embraced their superpowers. However, when the new villains, the daughters of Atlas named Kalypso and Hespera, arrive, the kids will have to work together to defeat them. 

5. John Wick: Chapter 4

John Wick: Chapter 4 is directed by Chad Stahelski. The movie features renowned artists, including Keanu Reeves, , Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Bill Skarsgård, Donnie Yen, and Hiroyuki Sanada. 

The movie is scheduled to be officially released on March 24, 2023.

The blockbuster action franchise got delayed as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much about the movie is not yet disclosed.

However, one thing is sure John Wick is at war with the High Table, and Stahelski has gone on record saying that there might not be a happy ending to John Wick.

6. Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves 

Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves uproots the story of a charming thief who sets off on an epic mission to find a long-lost artifact.

However, his journey turns disastrous when he gets in conflict with the wrong people. 

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein directed the movie. It is all set to release officially on March 31, 2023.

The major cast of the movie includes Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Sophia Hills, Hugh Grant, and Regé-Jean Page.

7. The Super Mario Bros. Movie 

The Super Mario Bros. movie is all set to hit the theaters as an adaptation of the iconic Nintendo character and his friends.

The movie stars some popular figures in the entertainment industry, including Seh Rogen, Fred Armisen, Keegan-Michael Key, Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, and Charlie Day, 

Chris Meledandri and Shigeru Miyamoto directed the upcoming movie. Taylor Joy will appear as Princess Peach, Seth Rogen as Bowser, and Jack Black will voice Donkey Kong.

Chris Pratt is responsible for giving the voice to the famous Goomba-stomping plumber. He arrives in the Mushroom Kingdom to meet Keegan-Michael Key’s Toad. Audiences will have to wait until April 7, 2023, to watch the movie.

8. Evil Dead Rise 

All set to release on April 21, 2023, Evil Dead Rise is directed by Lee Cronin.

It consists of actors like Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, and Neil Fisher, featuring in the film. 

The Evil Dead franchise was initially intended for HBO Max in the Fall of 2022. However, because of some unavoidable circumstances, it will be shown in cinemas in the spring of 2023.

The connection between this film with the 2013 adaptation is yet unknown. But the movie will center on the two sisters whose reunion is delayed by discovering a mystifying book that summons demons.

9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Marvel superhero movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released on May 5, 2023. 

Directed by James Gunn, the film stars include Pom Klmentieff, Will Poulter, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, and Karen Gillan.

Writer and director James Gunn follows his joyously satirical movie The Suicide Squad with the latest Guardians.

Moreover, as teased at the end of Vol. 2, Will Poulter will play the role of Adam Warlock.

10. Fast X 

The American action movie Fast X, also known as Fast & Furious 10, is directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Justin Lin and Dan Mazeau.

It is the sequel to F9 (2021) and serves as the tenth main installment and the eleventh full-length film in the Fast & Furious franchise.

The film stars actors like Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto, alongside Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, John Cena, Jason Momoa, Brie Larson, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Jordana Brewster, and Nathalie Emmanuel. 

Universal Pictures will release the movie in the United States on May 19, 2023. The film's sequel will most probably be released in February 2024.

11. The Little Mermaid 

The Little Mermaid, directed by Rob Marshall, will be released on May 26, 2023.

It features actors, including Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, and Melissa McCarthy.

The film is the remake of Disney's fish-out-of-water favorite and has some of the best-inspired castings. Melissa McCarthy plays the role of Ursula in the film, while Awkwafina plays Scuttle.

At the same time, Javier Bardem can be seen portraying the character of King Triton. The Little Mermaid is co-written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, while pop star Halle Bailey plays Ariel.

12. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a movie directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, which will be hitting the cinemas on June 2, 2023.

The movie stars industry stars, including Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, and Issa Rae. 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became a big hit with critics and audiences. Moreover, it became successful in winning the Oscar award.

Across the Spider-Verse was one of the most anticipated films of 2022 but was moved to 2023. 

Shameik Moore will voice Miles Morales, while Hailee Steinfeld will play Gwen Stacy. Similarly, Oscar Isaac will voice Miguel O'Hara, also known as Spider-Man 2099. 

Moreover, Issa Rae will play Jessica Drew, also known as Spider-Woman. It is reported that Jake Johnson may reprise his role as Peter Parker.

13. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is an American science fiction movie.

The film is based on Hasbro's toy line and is heavily inspired by the Beast Wars plot. The movie is Bumblebee's follow-up and the seventh movie in the Transformers film series (2018).

The script has been prepared by Josh Peters, Erich Hoeber, Joby Harold, Darnell Metayer, and Jon Hoeber. At the same time, Steven Caple Jr. directed it.

Paramount Pictures will release the movie all over the United States on June 9, 2023. Rise of the Beasts stars actors like Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback. 

The film portrays the story of a pair of archaeologists from Brooklyn who get involved in an ancient conflict through a globe-trotting adventure tying in with three fractions of the Transformers: the Maximals, the Predacons, and the Terrorcons.

14. The Flash 

The Flash is a superhero movie set to release on June 23, 2023.

It is based on the same-named DC Comics character and is the 13th movie in the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Studios, Double Dream, and The Disco Factory made the film.

Andy Muschietti, from a screenplay by Christina Hodson, has directed the movie. Likewise, stars like Ezra Miller, Ron Livingston, Michael Keaton, Kiersey Clemons, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Sasha Calle, and Ben Affleck can be seen as the main cast.

In the movie, Barry goes back in time to stop his mother's murder. However, it comes with unexpected and unintended repercussions later on.

15. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is an American action-adventure film directed by James Mangold.

Mangold has co-written the script with Jez Butterworth and John Henry Butterworth. Spielberg and Lucas, who were the series' regular writers, serve as executive producers.

At the same time, the series has no involvement of Paramount Pictures for the first time. It is because Lucasfilm got acquired by Disney Company in 2012. 

Cast members include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Holbrook, Olivier Richters, Ethann Isidore, Antonio Banderas, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, and Mads Mikkelsen. John Rhys-Davies reprises his role as Sallah.

In 1969, American archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones lived against the Space Race's backdrop.

Jones is uneasy that former Nazis are recruited to ensure that the Soviet Union is beaten in the competition to make it to space.

16. The Marvels

The Marvels is an upcoming superhero film primarily based on Marvel Comics.

The movie's release date has been confirmed as July 28, 2023. The Marvels include characters like Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau.

The movie follows Captain Marvel (2019) and is a continuation of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel (2022).

The movie's premise involves Ms. Marvel's events (2022); Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan, and Monica Rambeau begin swapping places with each other every time they use their powers and must team up to figure out why.

17. Mission: Impossible- Dead Reckoning, Part One 

Mission: Impossible 7 is set to be released in 2023, while Mission: Impossible 8 will eventually come out in 2024.

Once the movie hits theatres, Tom Cruise will have played Ethan Hunt for an incredible 27 years.

Esai Morales plays the main antagonist in the seventh movie of the franchise. It also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames.

18. Barbie

Barbie is a new movie set to release on July 21, 2023; Greta Gerwig directed the movie.

The film stars well-known actors like Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. 

Barbie is hoping to be the high-concept original; it has been co-written by Noah Baumbach.

The movie follows the plot where Barbie gets banished from Barbie land and is introduced to an entirely new world.

Actress Margot Robbie can be seen playing the titular role. According to IMDb, the movie had an estimated budget of $100 million.

19. The Nun 2

The Nun 2 is an upcoming horror film directed by Michael Chaves and written by Akela Cooper.

Similarly, Ian Goldberg and Richard Naing have contributed to the writing. Cooper and James Wan were responsible for developing the story. 

Warners Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will release the movie in theaters across the United States on September 8, 2023.

The Nun 2 is a sequel to the 2018 movie, The Nun. Similarly, it is the ninth installment in The Conjuring Universe franchise. Actors like Storm Reid, Taissa Safran, and Anna Popplewell star in the film.

The story covers a priest who has been murdered; as a result, evil is spreading all over. It follows sister Irene as she one more time comes face to face with the demonic force Valak, the Nun. 

20. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts 

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts comes under the Transformers franchise, which Steven Caple Jr directs. The movie features some of the prominent actors from the movie industry, including Ron Perlman, Anthony Ramos, Peter Cullen, Dominique Fishback, and Luna Lauren Velez. 

The movie takes us back to the mid-90s, with a pair of archaeologists stumbling into a three-way conflict between different factions of Transformers. The film is somehow based on the Beast Wars, as the storyline seems to be quite similar. Peter Cullen has reprised roles as the voice of Optimus Prime in the film. 

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