With 2017 knocking at the front door like a hungry bear and those “New Year, New Me” Facebook posts waiting to be written, I’ve taken it upon myself to give you my most anticipated films of 2017. So lets wave goodbye to 2016, which overall was a pretty great year for movies and look ahead at whats to come.
Lets get the elephant out the room first before we start, I’m not excited for 50 Shades Darker. So that won’t be making this list. But here’s what is…
The trailer for Christopher Nolan’s next film Dunkirk did nothing for me, and that’s something that scares me. I’ve loved everything this genius has done. But I’m not writing him off, there’s been a few films over the years that have had bad trailers and the movie itself has turned out to be great. So I have faith in Nolan and I’m excited to see what he has up his sleeve for WWII action thriller.
9) The Fate of the Furious
Who would have though this franchise would have spanned eight films? Crazy to believe, but they just keep getting better and better. With the tragic loss of Paul Walker during the production of Furious 7, the series now has revamped itself once again by turning Mr Familia, Dominic Torretto (Vin Diesel) into the villain, with his former team mates now hunting down their friend turned foe. Who doesn’t want to know why Torretto turned?
8) Spider-Man: Homecoming
Spider-Man is now kinda in the hands of Marvel studios, after they agreed to share rights with the character with Sony. With that happening, its gave a new lease of life to the much beloved character after two failed attempts by Sony to get it right. Tom Holland nailed it as Spidey during his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: Civil War. With everything seemingly in place, a solid cast and a great trailer. We may finally have a Spider-Man movie that everyone loves.
7) Blade Runner 2049
I’m not a fan of the original Blade Runner, so its weird that the sequel has made the list. But with director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) at the helm and Ryan Gosling (The Nice Guys) leading the line I’m all aboard this train.
We’ve waited forever for a truly great Wolverine film, and we nearly got that with The Wolverine back in 2013. Now with Hugh Jackman’s final film as the adamantium clawed mutant approaching and the R-rating the character needs to thrive. I feel it’s safe to say we’ll have that. From the stunning trailer and the reactions of those lucky enough to see the 40 minutes of footage, James Mangold’s violent western should be an epic conclusion to the much-loved character.
5) John Wick: Chapter 2
Keanu Reeves is back as the legendary assassin in the highly anticipated John Wick sequel. If you’ve seen the first film you’ll understand why I’m excited for this.
4) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The first Guardians of the Galaxy film is in the top five film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sequel has all the same ingredients (and a Baby Groot) to make it just as good, possibly better? There’s some welcome new additions to the cast such as Star-Lord’s father played by Kurt Russell, who we’ll get to explore more of when the film hits screens. Did I mention that Baby Groot is in this?
3) Star Wars: Episode VIII
Two years will have passed since the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and I can’t wait to delve back into the Star Wars universe and find out the nagging question, who is Rey’s parents? With the recent passing of Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher, it will be a very emotional time for us all as we say goodbye to the screen icon.
2) Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot made a huge impression as the Amazonian Princess in Batman V Superman, she stole every scene she was in. With the release of Patty Jenkins Wonder Woman it also marks the first female superhero solo film since the dawn of the cinematic universes and its about damn time. I cannot wait to see more of the beautiful cinematography on the island of Themyscira and action scenes during the WWI setting that was shown in the trailer.
1) Justice League
I grew up idolising these characters and to have them all on-screen together in a live action movie for the first time is going to be something I’ll never forget. Can you imaging the scene where Superman rises from the grave to join the rest of the leaguers, iconic maybe the word we’ll be using when we’re coming out of the cinema. Is it November yet?
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