Without a doubt, 2017 has an impressive list of upcoming blockbuster films. Whether it’s action, comedy, horror, or drama 2017 looks to be a good year for movie watchers. To give a glimpse of the future, here’s a compiled list of the most anticipated films of the new year:
The Lego Batman Movie - February 10
2014’s The Lego Movie was an incredible hit with $470 million in revenue while being completely about plastic bricks. Warner Bros. are following this formula with a spin-off Lego movie based on Gotham city’s Batman.
The Great Wall - February 17
A movie hit with backlash on Matt Damon’s casting in an eastern role comes out in February and is all about guarding The Great Wall of China from more than just unwanted human neighbors.
Beauty and the Beast - March 17
Like Disney's earlier Beauty, this non-animated version draws inspiration from the classic fairy tale about a prince who's cursed with a grotesque appearance, yet finds love with a pure-hearted maiden imprisoned in his castle after her father offers her up in a deal to spare his own life.
The Fate of the Furious - April 14
The Furious franchise continues in April with its 8th installment. The series never ceases to make tons of money at the box office and this movie doesn’t look to break that trend. Given synopsis of the movie finds Dom pulled back "into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him."
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - May 5
The highly anticipated sequel of the successful Guardians of the Galaxy comes out in May. It features the same loved lead character Peter "Star-Lord" Quill (Chris Pratt) along with his ragtag team of intergalactic do-gooders (including Baby Groot).
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - May 26
Disney looks to continue the Pirates of the Caribbean series with its fifth installment. This adventure sees Captain Jack Sparrow face off against an old nemesis—and sees the return of Will Turner in his new guise as Davy Jones.
Wonder Woman - June 2
Wonder Woman will get her own feature in Summer 2017 as DC Comics look to continue its superhero battle with Marvel.
World War Z 2 - June 9
Another sequel in 2017 brings the zombie thriller World War Z back into action. Starring Brad Pitt again, World War Z 2 hopes to continue the success of its first movie.
Cars 3 - June 16
Disney-Pixar’s Cars is back in action with its third installment Cars 3 (following 2006's Cars and 2011's Cars 2). Kids all around the world look forward to the return of Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his group of automobile friends.
Transformers: The Last Knight - June 23
The Transformers series doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon with Mark Wahlberg back as the saga’s human star for another movie filled with Michael Bay directed explosions.
Despicable Me 3 - June 30
The Despicable Me saga continues as well in 2017, with Gru returning with his minions.
Spider-Man: Homecoming - July 7
The Spider-Man universe gets another reboot with actor Tom Holland. The storyline features Robert Downey, Jr.'s Tony Stark playing mentor to young Spidey in his battle against the Vulture (Michael Keaton).
War for the Planet of the Apes - July 14
Planet of the Apes continues its storyline as it picks off from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes grim ending. This third installment looks even more epic than its predecessors as it follows the battle between humans and apes led by Caesar.
Dunkirk - July 21
Christopher Nolan has a new movie, Dunkirk, which comes out in July and is all about the Dunkirk Excavation during the Second World War. Although a thrilling true story on its own, Nolan will no doubt add his own magical storytelling.
Thor: Ragnarok - November 3
The Thor series gets its third installment as well with the hammer-wielding hero (Chris Hemsworth). The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) will also be joining his fellow Avenger in the movie.
Justice League - November 17
Similar to Marvel’s Avengers, DC Comics looks to build its own all-star superhero team. The Justice League is confirmed to include superhero’s Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman.
Star Wars: Episode VIII - December 15
To end the busy year Star Wars continues its widely popular saga of seven movies with Star Wars: Episode VIII. Although the film's plot is still unknown, it will sure gain a lot of viewers who are excited to follow the story of Luke Skywalker, Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Supreme Leader Snoke, and many more characters. No trailer available.