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Most Anticipated Movies of 2023

Most Anticipated Movies – 2023 is probably going to be one of the biggest years in Hollywood with the number of forthcoming movies. Most of which are reboots and others, sequels.

Without any doubt, 2022 wasn’t really a great year in Hollywood as some of the best-performing movies at the box office were reboots and sequels. With the list of anticipated movies of this year, the box office will be stacked with new sequels. Most Anticipated Movies of 2023.

Avatar: The Way of the Water was the best-performing movie of 2022 despite being a reboot of over a decade, bagging over $1 Billion at the global box office. The movie would leave the theatres in mid-2023 as disclosed by its director James Cameron. Most Anticipated Movies of 2023.

Without further ado, let us get to the list of the Most Anticipated Movies of 2023.

1. John Wick: Chapter 4

Most Anticipated Movies of  2023

Finding a way to defeat The High Table is what John Wick does. Wick must battle a new adversary with strong global affiliations and powers that transform former allies into enemies before he can earn his freedom.

The first film in the sequel, which was released in late 2014, was very well appreciated. The second and third films, respectively, came out in 2017 and 2019.

Release date:  24th March, 2023
Star Casts: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgard, Rina Sawayama
Director: Chad Stahelski
Genre: Action/Crime

2. FAST-X (Fast & Furious 10)

Most Anticipated Movies of  2023

Dom Toretto and his family have outwitted and outrun every enemy in their way over the course of several missions and against insurmountable odds. The most deadly foe they’ve ever encountered must now be faced by them. A deadly menace that is driven by retribution materializes from the past to rock Dom’s world and obliterate everyone and everything he cherishes.

In 2001, the first film in the Universal Pictures sequel debuted, and it was a huge success. The Fast & Furious 9 (F9)’s 9th sequel was made available in 2021. Reviews claim that despite the anticipation surrounding it, F9 fell short of expectations.

Release date:  19th May, 2023
Star Casts: Vin Diesel, Jason Momoa, Alan Ritchson, Brie Larson, Sung Kang
Director: Louis Leterrier
Genre: Action/Crime

3. Creed III

Most Anticipated Movies of  2023

Adonis Creed is thriving in both his professional and personal lives while continuing to rule the boxing world. After serving time in prison, Damian, a boyhood friend and previous boxing prodigy, emerges, ready to earn his chance in the ring. The confrontation between the two ex-friends is more than just a brawl. Adonis must face Damian, a fighter with nothing to lose, in order to settle the score, risking his future in the process.

After a year of waiting, Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to release the third film in the Creed sequel due to the popularity of the first sequel in 2015 and the second sequel in 2018.

Release date:  3rd March, 2023
Star Casts: Jonathan Majors, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Florian Munteanu
Director: Michael B. Jordan
Genre: Drama/Sport

4. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with weird new animals, and going on an adventure that tests their preconceived notions of what is possible, Ant-Man and the Wasp find themselves.

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After completing phase 3 with the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in late 2022, Marvel Studios began phase 4 of the Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The Ant-Man sequel’s third film is currently in theaters.

Release date:  17th February, 2023 (Released)
Star Casts: Jonathan Majors, Kathryn Newton, Evangeline Lilly, Paul Rudd.
Director: Peyton Reed
Genre: Adventure/Action

5. Extraction 2

Tyler Rake returns from the mission in Dhaka, Bangladesh, having survived a fierce struggle and sustained significant injuries. His squad will be beside him, prepared to take on the upcoming assignment. The family, which is also at the mercy of a Georgian mafia, has been given the responsibility of being rescued by Tyler. Tyler appears to have to break into one of the most hazardous jails in the world in order to keep them safe. Rake and his team have been looking for them to get even as the extraction is intensifying and the gangster is being sought after in Sydney.

Extraction, which debuted in 2020 and broke multiple streaming records on US media corporation Netflix, has been rebooted for a second film.

Release date:  16 June 2023
Star Casts: Golshifteh farahani, Chris Hemsworth, Rudhraksh Jaiswal
Director: Sam Hargrave
Genre: Action/Thriller

6. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

The Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons enter the ongoing conflict between the Autobots and Decepticons on Earth in the 1990s. A 1994 adventure with the Autobots that connects with the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons and three factions of the Transformers race brings two human archaeologists from Brooklyn into an ancient struggle.

The seventh installment of the Transformers series is titled Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. The debut Transformers film was released in 2007, was a huge success. After the 2018 standalone film Bumble Bee, the sequel Rise of the Beasts is a reboot of the original. Transformer: The Lasat Knight, the final authorized Transformers film, was released in 2017.

Release date:  9 June, 2023
Star Casts: Peter Cullen, Anthony Ramos, Pete Davidson, Ron Perlman
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Genre: Sci-fi/Action

7. Scream VI

For a new beginning in New York City, four Ghostface murder survivors leave Woodsboro behind. Yet as soon as a new murderer starts his brutal rampage, they are forced to fight for their lives.

An extension of the renowned Scream sequel from the 1990s. Wes Craven directed Scream when it first debuted in 1996. Since then, the series has produced six films, including VI.

Release date:  10 March, 2023
Star Casts: Jenna Ortega, Hayden Panettiere, Melissa Berrera, Samara Weaving
Director: Tyler Gillett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin
Genre: Horror/Slasher

8. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

An upcoming American action adventure movie is titled Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. It is the fifth and last film in the Indiana Jones franchise. James Mangold, who penned the script with Jez and John-Henry Butterworth, is in charge of directing the picture.

Release date:  30 June, 2023
Star Casts: Antonio Banderas, Mads Mikkelsen, Harrison Ford Shaunette Renee Wilson
Director: James Mangold
Genre: Adventure/Action

9. Shazam! Fury of the Gods

“With god-given abilities, Billy Batson and his other foster children are still figuring out how to balance adolescence with their adult superhero personas. Shazam and his allies are forced into a fight for their lives, their superpowers, and the fate of the universe when a vengeful trio of ancient gods go to Earth in search of the magic that was stolen from them long ago.”

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After the first film in the Warner Bros./DC Comics series (Shazam! ), which was released in 2019, this is the second installment. Based on its ratings, it was also a classic even though it didn’t have the impact that was anticipated.

Release date:  17 March 2023
Star Casts: Zachary Levi, Grace Fulton, Asher Angel, Rachel Zegcher
Director: David F. Sandberg
Genre: Action/Adventure 

10. Blue Beetle

Jaime Reyes, a Mexican-American boy, receives a formidable suit of blue alien armor after a mystery scarab connects to his spine, giving him superhuman abilities.

On the DC comic book character Jaime Reyes, Blue Beetle is based. As a fresh entry into the DC Cinematic Universe, this film is the first in the franchise. The movie’s development began in 2018 and production started in late 2022.

The first teaser for the series has not yet been released because it is currently being made. Rumor has it that a trailer will be published in mid-June.

Release date:  18 August 2023
Star Casts: Xolo Mariduena, Bruna Marquezine, Harvey Guillen, Susan Sarandon
Director: Angel Manuel Soto
Genre: Action/Adventure 

The official trailer for “Blue Beetle” hasn’t been released yet.

11. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

In an effort to save Atlantis and the rest of the globe, Aquaman forms an uncomfortable partnership with an unlikely friend.

The movie was originally supposed to come out in late 2022, however owing to a number of factors, the release date was pushed back to late 2023.

Since its debut film, “Aquaman,” was released in late 2018 and had the anticipated impact, this is the second installment of the sequel.

Release date:  25 December 2023
Star Casts: Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard
Director: James Wan
Genre: Action/Fantasy 

The official trailer for “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” hasn’t been released yet.

12. The Flash

As the Flash uses his special abilities to go back in time and alter the course of the past, worlds collide. But when his attempt to save his family unintentionally changes the future, he is stuck in a situation where General Zod has come back and is threatening Armageddon. In the absence of any other superheroes, the Flash attempts to persuade a very different Batman to come out of retirement and liberate a Kryptonian who has been imprisoned—though it isn’t the Kryptonian he is looking for.

The Flash was first launched in the early 1980s, but since the first season of its official series was aired in 2014, it gained greater popularity. From 2014, there have been 9 seasons of the show. Only 4 episodes of the 9th season (as of the time I’m writing this report) are currently streaming after its 8 February 2023 release.

Release date:  16 June 2023
Star Casts: Ezra MIller, Grant Gustin, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Ben Affleck
Director: Andrés Muschietti
Genre: Action/Adventure

13. 65

Pilot Mills finds himself stuck on Earth 65 million years ago after a devastating collision on an unidentified planet. With just one opportunity left for a rescue, Koa, the only other survivor, and Mills must now navigate an uncharted landscape filled with perilous dinosaurs.

The upcoming American science fiction action thriller movie 65 was created by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who also wrote and directed it. Sam Raimi and Deborah Liebling served as the film’s producers. Ariana Greenblatt and Adam Driver both appear in the movie. Columbia Pictures, Bron Creative, Raimi Productions, and Beck/Woods collaborated in its production.

Release date:  10 March 2023
Star Casts: Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman, Alexandra Shipp
Directors: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
Genre: Sci-fi/Action

14. Red One

The planned American action-adventure Christmas movie Red One will be helmed by Jake Kasdan and written by Chris Morgan based on a novel by Hiram Garcia.

Release date:  2023 (Official release date hasn't been fixed)
Star Casts: Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans, Kierman Shikpa, J.K. Simmons
Directors: Jake Kasdan
Genre: action/adventure

The official trailer for “Red One” hasn’t been released yet.

15. Ride on

When a real-life confrontation between a washed-up stuntman and his stunt horse with debt collectors goes viral, the stuntman and his horse become an instant social media star.

With this timeless film, Jackie Chan will make a stunning acting comeback after taking a year off. The actor hasn’t been in any movies since the release of his last one, “Wish Dragon,” in 2021.

Many reports claim that he and Chris Tucker are currently working on the reboot, a fourth installment of their 1998 film sequel “Rush Hour,” so Ride On won’t be his final film.

Release date:  7 April 2023
Star Casts: Jackie Chan, Liu Haocun, Guo Qilin, Wu Jing, Joey Yung
Director:  Larry Yang
Genre: Adventure/Comedy

16. The Marvels

The further adventures of Captain Marvel.

The Marvels is a future superhero movie based on Marvel Comics that stars Monica Rambeau, Kamala Khan, and Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and other characters.

All Marvel characters from the Marvel Cinematic Movie Universe will appear in The Marvels. The previous MCMU film, centered on MS Marvel, a member of the Marvel cast, was released in 2022.

Release date:  10 November 2023
Star Casts: Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, Lashana Lynch, Park Seo-Joon
Director:  Nia DaCosta
Genre: Action/Sci-fi

The official trailer for “The Marvels” hasn’t been released yet.

17. Spider Man: Across The Multiverse

After reconnecting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s resident Spider-Man is launched across the Multiverse, where he comes upon a group of Spider-People tasked with safeguarding the Multiverse’s very existence. But, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders as the heroes disagree on how to face a new threat. In order to save the ones he loves most, he will soon need to redefine what it means to be a hero.

The animated version of Miles Morales’ Spider-Man is currently in its second installment. It is based on “Miles Morales,” an official Spider-Man video game. In 2018, the first film starring MIles Morales as Spider-Man, titled Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse, was released.

Release date:  2 June 2023
Star Casts: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Oscar Isaac
Directors:  Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
Genre: Action/Adventure

18. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Peter Quill, who is still in shock at the death of Gamora, must gather his team behind him on a perilous expedition to save Rocket’s life. If the mission is unsuccessful, it may spell the end for the Guardians as we know them.

This summer, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 will complete the MCU trilogy, and if the most recent teaser is any indication, we’re in for an emotional ride.

The series has previously featured two installments; the release of Vol. 3 would complete the trio. The first two films of the series came out in 2014 and 2017, respectively. The Guardians of the Galaxy franchise may conclude with this film, according to a number of sources.

Release date:  5 May 2023
Star Casts: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Will Poulter, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel
Director:  James Gunn
Genre: Adventure/Action

More to come….

There are other additional exciting films that have already been released, while the majority of them are currently in production, in addition to those that are listed above. If a movie that interests you isn’t on the list, feel free to leave a review in the space below.

Most Anticipated Movies of 2023.

Source: IMDB


Ugiankong David Ashipu, mostly known as Alex is a Nigerian content writer and graphic designer from the Cross River State. Instagram: @alexdave0 Whatsapp: 08123190001 Twitter: @Alexdave0

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