Movies to look forward to in 2024! 📽️🍿
A double dose of Zendaya, PLUS Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn and a Wicked Live Action?! 2024 is shaping up to be one exciting year!
2024 is turning out to be an incredible year for the entertainment industry. The new year is looking like it's going to be full of sequels and new instalments of popular franchises. And as expected, there are a lot of movies that got pushed from 2023 due to the Hollywood strikes.
From Deadpool 3 to Dune: Part Two, here's our list of movies to look forward to in 2024.
From screen to stage and back again to screen. The 2004 high-school comedy that inspired a generation to turn October 3rd into a national holiday, became a Broadway musical in 2018 and 6 years later, the megamusical is now being adapted as a movie. So FETCH!
The Plastics return to the big screen for more girl-fight mayhem but this time set to music.
Mean Girls stars artist Renee Rapp and features a lot more musical numbers.
Release date: 17th January
Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney web-sling their way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Madame Web.
Cassandra Webb (played by Dakota Johnson) is a paramedic heroine grappling with her clairvoyant abilities. As Cassie reckons with dark secrets from her past and newfound psychic abilities, she assumes responsibility for ensuring that a trio of young girls, who will be profoundly influential in the future, survive a deadly adversary.
Release date: 14th February
Dune: Part Two
This year is looking like we’re getting all the good stuff: all the “Part Twos.”
A lot of people were left feeling underwhelmed by Dune: Part One, because it was pretty much half a movie (despite how long it was) BUT it’s looking promising for Dune: Part Two.
Timothee Chalamet returns as the defiant hero Paul Atriedes for the second installation of Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the classic sci-fi saga. In this new chapter, Paul joins forces with his love interest Chani (played by Zendaya) and the Fremen, to avenge his family and bring peace to the planet of Arrakis.
Okay, so Zendaya was in the first Dune movie for about 7 seconds?! BUT according to people who have read the books, we’ll be seeing her more in Dune: Part Two.
Plus, Florence Pugh!
Release date: 1st March
Kung Fu Panda 4
Get ready to watch Po embark on a new adventure in the quest for inner peace!
Kung Fu Panda 4 will see Po attempt to find enlightenment on his path to becoming the spiritual leader of the Valley of Peace. However, standing in his path is the arrival of his most fearsome foe yet, the shapeshifting Chameleon (Viola Davis) who plans to use her powers to embody all of Po’s greatest foes and finally destroy the Dragon Warrior once and for all.
Directed by Mike Mitchell, Kung Fu Panda 4 is set to be released in cinemas everywhere on March 8th 2024.
Oh and Jack Black has revealed that his band, Tenacious D are doing a song for the credits, so remember to stick around for that!
Release date: 8th March
Millie Bobby Brown is no damsel in distress in Damsel, Netflix’s fantasy flick that subverts the traditional fairy tale princess narrative.
Millie Bobby Brown plays Princess Elodie, a young woman betrothed to marry a prince, who discovers that her engagement was actually an elaborate ruse to sacrifice her as part of an ancient debt that claimed the lives of many women before her. Elodie must brave steep cliffs, harsh weather, and a fire-breathing dragon if she wants to escape this fate.
Release date: 8th March
The more we see Zendaya in 2024, the better! This tennis love triangle flick from the director of Call Me by Your Name was supposed to come out in September 2023, BUT like most movies, this movie was delayed due to the strikes. In Challengers, Zendaya plays Tashi, Mike Faist (West Side Story) plays Art, and Josh O’ Connor (The Crown) plays Patrick, who meets as teens on the tennis circuit in the 2010s, then are reunited to face off as adults.
Release date: 26th April
The Fall Guy
He may be hanging up his “beach” duties and cowboy boots for now, but Ryan Gosling is set to be back on our screens this year (sadly not as Ken) but in a new action movie called The Fall Guy.
An adaptation of the ‘80s show of the same name, The Fall Guy follows Ryan Gosling as a retired stuntman pulled back into the game when his director ex, played by Emily Blunt, asks him to find the missing star of her movie. The discovery or a criminal plot threatens to upend not only his mission, but his job and his plan to win back the love of his life.
Release date: 3rd May
A young girl’s (Cailey Fleming) extraordinary power to see forgotten imaginary friends sends her on a journey to save them from being lost forever in this heartwarming film written, directed by, and co-starring John Krasinski.
Not only does this movie have a fun story to tell, it also features one star studded cast! Including Ryan Reynolds (also a producer), Fiona Shaw, Steve Carell, Phoebe Waller- Bridge, Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.
Release date: 17th May
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
Set 45 years after the apocalypse, Furiosa: A Max Max Saga follows Furiosa, played by Anya Taylor-Joy, before she became a formidable imperator. After Furiosa is kidnapped by Chris Hemsworth’s character (not actually Chris Hemsworth!), She must fight for her life and her freedom across the barren wasteland as she tries to make her way back home.
Release date: 24th May
The Garfield Movie
Everyone’s favourite hungry orange cat is back on the big screen but this time, things are a little different. Now we all know Garfield as a lazy, pampered, lasagna-eating cat who mostly sits around the house but in this movie, things change when Garfield (voiced by Chris Pratt) is reunited with his long-lost father Vic (voiced by Samuel L.Jackson), and ends up embarking on an adventure.
Release date: 24th May
Inside Out 2
Inside Out was a perfect gem of a Pixar movie, so there’s no surprise that they are making another one. As Riley heads off to college, she feels a number of new emotions, including Anxiety who threatens to upend the equilibrium.
Sadly, much of the original cast isn’t in this Pixar sequel, but at least Amy Poehler returns as the voice of Joy! And the newest addition of Anxiety, voiced by Maya Hawke.
Release date: 14th June
Despicable Me 4
Following 2022’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, the sixth and latest instalment of the Despicable Me franchise sees Steve Carrell reprising his role as reformed supervillain Gru and promises to be one of Gru’s wildest adventures yet!
What can we expect? We can only assume, absolute CHAOS!
Release date: 3rd July
Now this one we are SO excited for…
Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman together in a movie? Yes please!
Ryan Reynolds revives his foul-mouthed superhero once more for Deadpool 3. The long-awaited third sequel will unite Ryan Reynolds’ character with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and will see the two superheroes teaming up to defeat a common enemy.
It’s also expected that Jennifer Garner will also be reprising her role of Elektra alongside many other big stars rumoured for various parts and special appearances.
Release date: 26th July
Kraven the Hunter
After starring in Kick-Ass, making appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and hanging out with Brad Pitt and Godzilla, Aaron Taylor-Johnson steps into leading man status again as Kraven the Hunter, a conservationist unafraid to get violent with those who harm the natural world.
After a nearly yearlong release-date delay, Kraven the Hunter is now arriving in late August.
Release date: 30th August
We can’t be the only ones who can’t actually believe there is really going to be a Beetlejuice sequel until we’re actually sitting in the cinema watching the opening credits. That’s how long a discussion for a Beetlejuice 2 has been.
As a sequel to the 1988 original, Beetlejuice 2 is one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2024.
In Beetlejuice 2, Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton will reprise their iconic roles as Lydia Deetz and Betelgeuse and will introduce stars Jenna Ortega, as Lydia’s daughter Astrid, as well as Willem Dafoe and Monica Belluci in supporting roles.
Release date: 6th September
Joker: Folie a Deux (October 4th)
In the much-anticipated sequel to Todd Phillips’ 2019 film Joker, Joaquin Phoenix reprises his Oscar-winning role as dastardly villain Arthur Fleck. Making things more interesting this time around is the fact that the sequel will be a musical co-starring Lady Gaga.
She will take on the role of the Harley Quinn to Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, what a role.
There’s so much to be curious about with this movie and we can’t wait to see Lady Gaga return to the big screen once again!
Release date: 4th October
Who’s ready to revisit the Roman Empire?
Paul Mescal may rise to a new level of stardom after he stars in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2.
All we know so far is that Paul Mescal stars as a now-grown Lucius Verus (the nephew of Joaquin Phoenix’s Commodus who was seen as a child in 2000’s Gladiator) as he seeks answers about his biological father.
Release date: 22nd November
Wicked Part 1
If it feels like we’ve been talking about the Wicked movie for a very long time, that’s because we have.
Universal and Jon Chu are bringing to life the origin story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the Witch, from her perspective. Get ready to see Cynthia Ervio in the role of Elphaba and Ariana Grande in the role of Glinda this November (then wait another year to see Part Two).
The origin story of one of the world’s most misunderstood witches hits the big screen on November 27th.
Release date: 27th November
Mufasa: The Lion King
Mufasa: The Lion King is the prequel to the 2019 film and is set to bring the origin story of Simba’s late father, Mufasa to life alongside exploring the backstory of the lion leader, Scar, and the rest of the pridelands.
The story shows the rise of Mufasa to one of the greatest kings in the history of private lands. Long live the Lion King!
Additionally, it’s been said that Mufasa: The Lion King will be shot in realistic-looking CGI style, similar to the 2019 remake of The Lion King, and Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner will be reprising their roles as Timon and Pumbaa.
Release date: 20th December
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Not much information has been announced about this threequel yet BUT what we do know is that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will focus on Shadow’s origins.
Despite the little info we have on this movie, that doesn’t stop the excitement for us Sonic fans!
Release date: 20th December