38 movies to look forward to in 2023
Asterix and Obelix. A bear on cocaine. Stripper Mike. The return of John Wick, Indiana Jones and Ethan Hunt. Fast are still furious...
Magic Mike’s Last Dance
Steven Sodebergh's return to the director's chair guarantees good fun in the third part of the popular series about the seductive stripper. Channing Tatum returns in the title role, and this time he is joined by Hollywood diva Salma Hayek Pinault as a partner.
Asterix & Obelix: The Middle Kingdom
The fifth film adventure of little Gal Asterix is also the first that was not based on an existing comic book. But we have no doubt that it will bother the fans. In the film directed by Guillaume Canet, the fearless Asterix and Obelix go to distant China this time. The cast is led by Guillaume Canet and Gilles Lelouche, who replaced Gerard Depardieu in the role of Obelix.
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
After January 1, 2022, the story of the popular Winnie the Pooh entered the public domain, which means that anyone can use the character for their work. Director and screenwriter Rhys Frake-Waterfield quickly jumped on that train and made a slasher with a not-so-cute teddy bear in the title role. Children's birthdays will hardly be celebrated in the cinema with this film, there is no doubt that it will attract a lot of attention. Starring Craig David Dowsett, Chris Cordell and Nikolai Leon.
Super Mario Bros. Movie
In 1993, Super Mario Bros., a feature film based on the popular computer game, came to theaters. It was so bad that it took even 30 years to get a new vision. Fortunately, it is coming to cinemas this year in the form of an animated film directed by Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath, the duo best known for the popular cartoon Teen Titans Go!
Fast and Furious 10
More than twenty years have passed since the movie The Fast and the Furious saw the darkness of movie theaters. In the meantime, a large franchise was created based on the original, the tenth part of which is also the penultimate. The story of the Family led by Vin Diesel is slowly coming to an end, but not without crazy chases and spectacular action scenes. French director Louis Leterrier is behind the camera.
The Little Mermaid
The famous story about the Little Mermaid who longs for love is coming to cinemas this time as a feature-length musical. The film is directed by Rob Marshall, but perhaps more importantly, the famous composer Alan Menken, whose music helped make Disney's 1989 cartoon The Little Mermaid a huge hit, also returns. The Little Mermaid is played by actress Halle Bailey.
Evil Dead Rise
Evil never sleeps, especially when it's dead. Unlike previous installments of the series, this time female characters are in the foreground. They are played by Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan, while the director is Lee Cronin. Producers Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell make sure that everything is according to the regulations of the series.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: The New World opened up numerous worlds for Spider-Man, and Miles Morales stood out among them. The new Spider-Man will expand his horizons even further in the animated film directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson. The cast is led by Shameik Moore.
Comedy for adults about a stray dog that keeps trying to get back to its owner, a jerk who constantly insults him and constantly wants to get rid of him. The film was directed by Josh Greenbaum and produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, which guarantees a slightly wackier humor. The cute dogs are voiced by Will Ferrell, Isla Fisher, Randall Park and Jamie Foxx, while the uncouth owner is played by Will Forte.
Tilda Swinton, Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie, Adrien Brody, Scarlett Johansson, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Liev Schreiber, Jarvis Cocker... The list of great actors (and some non-actor surprises) is long for Wes Anderson's new film. Not much is known about the plot of the film, except that it takes place in 1955 in a fictional American town and follows a group of students and their parents who gather for a competition.
No Hard Feelings
After four long years, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is back with her first motion picture. In the comedy-drama from director Gene Stupnitsky, who made Cameron Diaz a mean teacher in the 2011 comedy of the same name, Lawrence plays a girl who answers an ad of a mother looking for a girlfriend for her son.
Who wants to watch a feature film about Barbie? The first reaction would be - no one. Then you find out that Barbie is played by Margot Robbie, Ken by Ryan Gosling, Will Farrell is the CEO of Mattel, and the great Greta Gerwig is behind the camera. Couple that with a great teaser trailer and suddenly everyone wants to see Barbie.
Continuation of the hit Captain Marvel, but also the TV series Ms. Marvel, brings a seemingly intractable problem. Carol Danvers, Kamala Khan and Monica Rambeau switch places every time they try to use their powers, but they don't know why. In order to find a solution, they must join forces. Nia DaCosta directs, while Brie Larson, Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris star.
Meg 2: The Trench
"If the movie makes money, it's only natural that we want to make more money," Jason Statham said back in 2018 ahead of the premiere of Meg: Predator from the Deep. Well, the film earned more than half a billion dollars in theaters, so it's only natural that its sequel is coming now. So far, not much is known about the story, but it is somehow obvious that at some point the megalodon, in reality an extinct species of giant shark, will appear again. Statham returns in the lead role, while the director is Ben Wheatley.
A Haunting in Venice
After Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh directs a film based on the work of Agatha Christie for the third time. He also plays the detective Hercule Poirot, who is now retired, but needs to harness his gray brain cells again after one of the participants dies during a séance, which he himself attended.
Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kracken
The Gillman family is different, but their neighbors attribute that to the fact that they came from Canada. The teenager Ruby is afraid that everyone will discover their secret - that they come from sea monsters. It's a short announcement of a new cartoon from DreamWorks, about which not much more is known so far.
Dune: Part 2
Unlike Dinah from the eighties, the new adaptation of Frank Herbert's popular novel will cover the events of the entire book. Thus, after the successful first part, the second part of the film by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve is coming to cinemas this year. Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård and Dave Bautista lead the cast.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Eight years after the end of the original Hunger Games series, a new film is coming to theaters that describes what happened before the events already seen. The director is Francis Lawrence, and the cast is led by Tom Blyth, Rachel Zegler, Hunter Schafer, Jason Schwartzman and Viola Davis.
Cute trolls are coming to town again. "I hope we will make at least seven movies, because this never ceases to surprise," said Justin Timberlake, and it seems that his wish is coming true. The cartoon is coming to cinemas at the end of the year, by which time we should know more details about it.