New movies to look forward to in 2023!
2022 has been a truly incredible year for movie releases. From comedy to superhero movies, we really have been spoiled this year. We've had Top Gun: Maverick, Jurassic World: Dominion, Elvis, Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Minions: The Rise of Gru and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, just to name a few.
Moving into the new year, we have plenty of things to be excited about, including new movie releases!
We have new movies from the MCU and DCEU, sequels to franchises and also film releases from powerhouse directors.
Start marking your calendars now because 2023 is looking like a HUGE year for new movies!
To help you plan out your cinematic experiences next year, here is a list of the best and unmissable movies set for release in 2023.
Magic Mike's Last Dance (10/02)
Channing Tatum strips off his clothes one last time in this follow up movie to 2015's Magic Mike XXL. This time around Channing Tatum's character Mike Lane has fallen on hard times and takes an opportunity to travel to London to fulfil a request for a wealthy woman (played by Salma Hayek), only to discover she has ulterior motives.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (17/02)
The wait is finally over and Paul Rudd & Co are back for a third movie! Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne/Wasp (Lilly), along with the latter's parents, explore the Quantum Realm and come across interesting creatures. The journey takes them beyond what they thought was possible to explore.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods (17/03)
Zachary Levi returns as Shazam, along with his teenage form Billy Baston and all of his stepsiblings, who have embraced their superpowers. When new villains Kalypso (Lucy Liu) and Hespera (Helen Mirren) aka the daughters of Atlas arrive, the kids have to learn to work together to defeat them.
John Wick: Chapter 4 (24/03)
John Wick: Chapter 4 is one of the most anticipated movies of 2023. The blockbuster action from the John Wick franchise follows the story of the legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) as he gets ready to take on The High Table. John will have to face powerful alliances and defeat old friends turned foes to earn his freedom.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (31/03)
Dungeons & Dragons the movie? We are so here for it! Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves revolves around a charismatic thief, who goes by the name The Bard (Chris Pine), and a group of unusual adventurers. As their epic mission to retrieve a long-lost relic goes dangerously wrong, the group has to gear up for one of the most important fights of their lives.
With a star studded cast that includes Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Hugh Grant and Bridgerton breakout star Rege-Jean Page, we are super excited for Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
Super Mario Bros (07/04)
Based on the video game series Super Mario by Nintendo, the animated adventure comedy follows the story of a plumber named Mario who travels through an underground labyrinth with his brother, Luigi to save a princess.
Chris Pratt is voicing the famous Goomba-stomping plumber, who arrives in the Mushroom Kingdom and meets Keegan- Michael Key's Toad. Anya Taylor-Joy is also on board as Princess Peach, while Jack Black and Seth Rogen will voice Bowser and Donkey Kong.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 (5/05)
Our favourite guardians are back! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3 follows Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) leading his team to defend the universe. Banding together, the Guardians will set out on a final mission - one that could mean the end of them all. Could this be the end of the Guardians? We really hope not!
Fast and Furious 10 (19/05)
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and the rest of the family are back to do their thing. While the plot is hush-hush at the moment, what we do know is that this is only part one of the tenth instalment of the franchise. Part two is rumoured to be the last in the series and will drop in 2024.
The Little Mermaid (26/05)
It's 2022 and we finally have a live action version of our favourite Disney mermaid! This movie follows the story of the beautiful and adventurous mermaid Ariel (played by Halle Bailey). In her pursuit to find out more about the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface, falls for Prince Eric (Hauer-King) and ends up making a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula (Melissa McCarthy), to experience life on land.
Spider-Man Across the Spider Verse (2/06)
Across the Spider-Verse was one of the most anticipated movies of 2022...until it got moved to 2023. Shameik Moore will voice Miles Morales again, with Hailee Steinfeld's Gwen Stacy and Oscar Issacs's Miguel O'Hara joining him.
The first trailer for the movie didn't give too much info about the actual story of the film, BUT it did reveal a whole lot of Spider characters that Miles will come into contact with.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (09/06)
Set in the 1980s, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts takes audiences to the mid-90s, where a pair of archaeologists try to tackle a three-way conflict between different factions of the Transformers. The movie is also loosely based on the 1996 television show Beast Wars.
Disney Pixar's Elemental (16/06)
Disney and Pixar are once again about to take us on a journey of the heart, mind, and soul in order to learn more about ourselves, each other, and our world through fantastical universes and adorable animated characters. From just watching the trailer alone, Elemental looks like a heart-warming story that is sure to make you feel all toasty inside.
The Flash (23/06)
Did you know that multi-verses are the in thing for 2023? And this movie is looking to be DC's contribution too the trend. Like a lot of the new movies on this list, we don't know too much about the story but there are rumours that the plot will follow the "Flashpoint" storyline from the comics. And if that is the case... expect some crossover shenanigans!
Indiana Jones 5: The Dial of Destiny (30/06)
We're not ready to say goodbye. Indiana Jones 5 will see Harrison Ford play the role of the iconic Indiana Jones for one last time as The Dial of Destiny is the final movie of the epic franchise. The movie will take viewers to the 1969s when Indiana Jones will be pitted against former Nazis who are apparently running the moon-landing programme. We can't believe that this movie will be the final instalment but we are so excited to see what it has in store for us.
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (14/07)
So this release slot was originally reserved for Mission: Impossible 8 but because of Covid, we're now getting M:I 7 in 2023 and M:I 8 in 2024. Which means, when this movie hits the big screen, Tom Cruise would've played Ethan Hunt for a whopping 27 years! Where has the time gone?!
Mission Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One brings back familiar faces like Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Czerny, and Vanessa Kirby, with Esai Morales playing the primary villain.
The most famous doll ever is FINALLY getting her own live action movie. Margot Robbie has taken on the role of bringing Barbie to life as she's banished from Barbieland and introduced to our world.
Since its announcement, Barbie has already been labelled one of the highly anticipated moves of 2023 and we're so excited to see Barbie brought to life (and on the big screen).
Captain Marvel 2 - The Marvels (28/07)
Get ready for some really powerful superheroes in fresh, eye-catching costumes. Yes, we don't know much BUT we have high hopes for this movie as we are huge fans of the first movie and Captain Marvel as a character.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (04/08)
Now we don't know much BUT we're willing to wager that it'll be well worth the wait as Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg put a new spin on everybody's favourite teenage superheroes!
The Haunted Mansion (11/08)
Welcome foolish mortals! The long-awaited reboot of The Haunted Mansion is gracing the big screen. Based on the popular Disneyland ride, the new movie sees a single mother move into the eponymous home with her son, soon seeking help from a historian, a priest, a psychic, and a paranormal investigator to exorcise the house. The Haunted Mansion features an incredible star-studded cast, including Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Danny DeVito, Jared Leto, Winona Ryder and of course, the iconic Jamie Lee Curtis who is playing the role of Madame Leota.
Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie (13/10)
Get ready to paw-ty with our favourite pups again! Our favourite pups are coming to the big screen again! The Paw Patrol pups transform into The Mighty Pups after a meteor crash lands in Adventure City. Let's just hope Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie is just as paw-some as the first movie!
Dune: Part Two (3/11)
The next chapter of Dune covers the remainder of Frank Herbert's 1965 opus. Paul Atredies (Chalamet) seeks revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family and unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen. However, with the fate of universe playing a different game, Paul must go through testing times and fight for his love and life against all odds.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes (17/11)
This Hunger Games prequel is based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins. The story primarily follows a young Coriolanus Snow and his involvement in the Hunger Games as a game-changing mentor years before the events of the original series.
Timothee Chalamet steps into the offbeat shoes of a young Willy Wonka in this origin story, which captures the budding chocolatier as he crosses paths with the Oompa-Loompas. This musical fantasy serves as a prequel to the 1964 sequel.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (25/12)
A Christmas treat from Warner Bros. Pictures. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is the sequel to Aquaman, which is one of the highest-grossing movies in the DCEU franchise. The movie is set to delve deeper into Atlantis where the DC superhero Aquaman (Jason Momoa) reluctantly joins hands with an unlikely ally to save his world.
What's your most anticipated movie of 2023?