I think we can all agree 2016 has been an odd year, so lets forget about the past, and take a peak at what is to come in 2017- the fun stuff – movies! We’ve picked some of the most hyped movies and some lesser known to get you excited for what the film industry has to bring us next year.
The highly anticipated sequel to the cult classic film, Danny Boyle brings us back to 1996 with the original cast to create a truly modern British film. With the epic trailer having been released November 2016 aren’t we glad Danny Boyle is back, bringing this gritty directing into 2017.
Release Date: 27th January 2017
The Dark Tower
Based on Stephen Kings hugely popular series of novels, this American science fiction horror is facing huge expectations from the large cult following it carries. We are also excited to see Matthew McConaughey's portrail of the Man in Black.
Release Date: July 28th 2017
The next instalment of Wolverine, with arguably the only man who ever should play Wolverine, Australians Hugh Jackman. Sequel to the 2013 film, Jackman has asserted that this will indeed be his final appearance as the character. Surely until they offer him a new multi-million dollar contract.
Release Date: March 3rd 2017
Beauty & the Beast
Carrying a star- studded cast, Beauty and the Beast is set to be the next biggest children’s movie that adults will flock to see. Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Kevin Kline and Sir Ian McKellen are just a few names bringing this Disney classic to life.
Release Date: 17th March 2017
Star Wars: Episode VIII
With the follow up to The Force Awakens coming next year, the fan base is sure to cause a stir, especially as the second instalment of the new trilogy is being written and directed instead by Rian Johnson. With lots still to be explained, we look forward to seeing how Johnson takes over J.J. Abrams work.
Release Date: 5/26/17
With the world causing hype around this remake through killer clowns on street corners, we hope it lives up to its expectations, even if half of the viewers are now too scared to watch. Another Stephen King adaptation, there’s bound to be some clowns show up at theatres for this one.
Release Date: 8th September 2017
After many arguments surrounding the lack of female representation in superhero movies, DC is bringing us Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot known for her appearances in the Fast and the Furious never ending franchise (which FYI is releasing it’s number 8 in 2017).
Release Date: 6/16/17
Fighting to beat Marvel, DC, Warner Bros and director Zack Snyder are bringing together Batman, Superman, Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg for this November release. Note: Green Lantern stays hidden after the infamous flop of 2011.
Release Date: 6/16/17
Of course we had to mention Thor – not only for it’s high anticipation, but due to it’s Australian connections. Filmed in Australia, by Kiwi director and of course starring Australian’s Hemsworth Brother Chris as Thor, this third Thor is one we are keeping an eye on.
Release Date: 3rd November 2017
We look to be in a treat when it comes to films this year, although it is important to note the lack of original scripts this year – with Hollywood instead opting for an abundance of remakes and sequels. Either way, we welcome 2017 with open arms.
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