The start of yet another year has seen us already reflect back on the movies of 2022, so why not join us on our look at the movies we are most looking forward to for 2023? From Magic Mike to more Mission Impossible there should be something here for all you movie buffs who love a blockbuster or two.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance
Release date: February 10th
Channing Tatum fans rejoice, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Tatum returns to his stripper persona Mike Lane in Steven Soderbergh’s latest Magic Mike creation. The film sees Lane (Tatum) take to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite (Salma Hayek Pinault) who lures him with an offer he can’t refuse…and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he—and the roster of hot new dancers he’ll have to whip into shape—be able to pull it off?
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Release date: February 17th
Raul Rudd takes the charge yet again in Peyton Reed’s third Ant-Man caper. Featuring Jonathan Majors as super villain Kang the Conqueror and Bill Murray in a role yet to be revealed, the film, which officially kicks off phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has Super-Hero partners Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
Release Date: March 3
Michael B. Jordan makes his directorial debut as well as returning in the role of Adonis Creed in the third instalment of the hit franchise. Plot details are still firmly under wraps for the latest in the Rocky spin-off series. Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors (again – it’ll be his year for sure) Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu, newcomer Mila Kent, and Phylicia Rashad also star.
John Wick: Chapter 4
Release Date: March 24
Chad Stahelski returns to the helm in the fourth instalment of the beloved John Wick series in which Wick (Keanu Reeves) uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.
Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Lance Reddick, Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, and Ian McShane star.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3
Release Date: May 5
James Gunn brings us the final entry in the Guardians trilogy. In volume 3, our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days. Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill must rally his team around him to defend the universe and protect one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter and Maria Bakalova star.
Part one of the tenth instalment of the most outrageously speed-tastic epic franchise of our time saw the film’s director, Justin Lin part-ways with the production back in April last year. Once again, this is another movie in which the plot is hush-hush at the moment.
Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris ‘Ludacris; Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang and Charlize Theron are returning for the new films whilst new cast members include Michael Rooker, Jason Momoa, Daniela Melchior and Brie Larson.
Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
Release Date June 2
The follow-up to the brilliant Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse sees Miles Morales return for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.
The voice cast includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham and Oscar Isaac.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Release Date: June 30
Logan’s James Mangold takes up the helm for the highly anticipated fifth instalment to the Indiana Jones franchise. Harrison Ford returns as the legendary hero archaeologist, along with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Oliver Richters, Ethann Isidore, and Mads Mikkelsen.
Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1
Release Date: July 14
27 years after the first Mission Impossible hit the big screen, Tom Cruise returns yet again as Ethan Hunt in part 1 of this 2 parter. The latest instalment brings back familiar franchise faces like Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Czerny, and Vanessa Kirby, with Esai Morales playing the primary villain.
Release Date: July 21
Christopher Nolan never stops – written and directed by the man that brought us the Dark Knight Trilogy and most recently Tenet, his latest thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
Cillian Murphy takes on the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
Release Date: July 21
This one should be worth the comedy value if nothing else. Greta Gerwig directs the movie which is yet to see the plot details revealed but sources indicate that there is a meta aspect to the proceedings. Will Ferrell is said to be playing the CEO of a toy company that may or not be Mattel.
Margot Robbie takes on the role of Barbie while Ryan Gosling takes on Ken. Kate McKinnon, Simu Liu, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey and America Ferrera star.
Dune: Part 2
Release Date: November 3
Denis Villeneuve returns to the helm for part two which is set to carry on from where the first one left off, telling the rest of the story of Frank Herbert’s seminal 1965 novel of the same name, with Paul Atreides fighting alongside the Fremen to free the desert planet of Arrakis from the grips of House Harkonnen.
Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, and Stellan Skarsgård star alongside Florence Pugh who is playing Princess Irulan, the daughter of the emperor, while Elvis actor, Austin Butler takes on the role of Feyd-Rautha, the cunning nephew of the baron who heads House Harkonnen and who is being groomed to rule Arrakis.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbird and Snakes
Release Date: November 17
Francis Lawrence returns to direct the Hunger Games prequel based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. Years before he would become the tyrannical President of Panem, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth) is the last hope for his fading lineage. This once-proud family has fallen from grace in a post-war Capitol. With the 10th annual Hunger Games fast approaching, the young Snow is alarmed when he is assigned to mentor Lucy Gray Baird (Rachel Zegler), the girl tribute from impoverished District 12. But, after Lucy Gray commands all of Panem’s attention by defiantly singing during the reaping ceremony, Snow thinks he might be able to turn the odds in their favour. Uniting their instincts for showmanship and newfound political savvy, Snow and Lucy Gray’s race against time to survive will ultimately reveal who is a songbird, and who is a snake.
Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Tom Blyth, Jason Schwartzman star.
Release Date: December 15
Directed by Paddington’s Paul King, Timothee Chalamet takes on the role of the legendary Chocolate impresario Willy Wonka. The origin story tells how Wonka met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures.
The cast includes Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins, Rowan Atkinson, Keegan-Michael Key.