Most Anticipated Movies of 2023

It’s still hard to believe that 2022 is officially over! This year saw theaters back at full capacity for the first time since the start of the pandemic. With this in mind, it is exciting to think about what 2023 will have in store for movie lovers. This year is sure to be packed with plenty of action and superhero flicks, along with some spine-tingling horror and a few throwback surprises! Here are some of the most anticipated movies of 2023 that critics and watchers can’t stop talking about:

  1. Magic Mike’s Last Dance

Channing Tatum strips off his clothes for Steven Soderbergh one last time in this follow-up to 2015’s Magic Mike XXL. This time around, Tatum’s Mike Lane has fallen on hard times and takes an opportunity to travel to London to fulfill a request for a wealthy woman (Salma Hayek), only to discover she has ulterior motives.

  1. 65

The writing-directing team of Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, best known for writing A Quiet Place, helm this sci-fi thriller starring Adam Driver as an astronaut who crash lands on a foreign planet, only to discover that he has landed on prehistoric Earth – 65 million years in the past, to be exact, hence the title. 

  1. Scream VI

Not long after 2022’s Scream opened, it was announced that there would indeed be a sequel directly tying into the characters who survived that film. Hayden Panettiere also returns to reprise her role as Kirby Reed from Scream 4, but the film will be without franchise star Neve Campbell, who decided not to return after she was offered less than she felt she was worth for the film.

  1. John Wick: Chapter 4

Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves’ blockbuster action franchise finally reaches theaters in 2023 after a two-year delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s not much info about the film so far, except that John Wick is at war with – and possibly presumed dead by – the High Table, and Stahelski has gone on record to say that there is a possibility that Chapter 4 will not be a “happy ending” for its central character. 

  1. Evil Dead Rise

Originally slated to be an HBO Max release in the Fall of 2022, the fifth film in the Evil Dead franchise is now headed to theaters in April.  The story, which moves the action from the woods to the city, focuses on two estranged sisters whose reunion is interrupted by the discovery of a mysterious book that summons demons.

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

Writer-director James Gunn follows his giddily irreverent 2021 effort The Suicide Squad with the latest Guardians, which is sure to have a winning Chris Pratt, an awesome mix of other actors, and plenty of comedic hijinx. 

  1. Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse

The Oscar-winning animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was a big hit with critics and audiences, and Across the Spider-Verse was one of the most anticipated of 2022…until it got moved to 2023. 

  1. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

The Transformers franchise takes another step back in time after the 1980s-set Bumblebee, taking viewers back to the mid-’90s as a pair of archaeologists stumble into a three-way conflict between different factions of Transformers. 

  1. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

For the first time ever, a person not named Steven Spielberg is helming an Indiana Jones film. James Mongold (Walk the Line) directs this long-awaited follow-up to 2008’s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which boasts turns by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Antonio Banderas, and Harrison Ford. 

  1. Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan’s buzzed-about biopic on physicist and “father of the atomic bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer stars Cillian Murphy in the titular role, as well as Emily Blunt and Matt Damon.

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