With 2016 behind us, it’s time to explore the slate of exciting movies opening in theaters over the next 12 months – some that we’ve waited a very long time for and can’t wait to see! There's a new Star Wars, more high profile superhero movies than ever before, several long-awaited adaptations and sequels, and much, much more making up our list of the most anticipated movies of 2017.
Some interesting quick observations: Dwayne Johnson's name keeps popping up, there are six hotly anticipated movies in March, before the traditional summer blockbuster season even begins, and there are more DC branded and Marvel Studios movies in theaters than any other year.
How the list was generated: Five members of the Screen Rant team listed their top 30 movies currently confirmed for wide theatrical release in 2017 at the time of writing (end of 2016) and is based on their interests at that time. Films listed by each staffer get points for being listed in their personal top 30 and additional points for where they were ranked. The scores by movie for all participants were tallied up to provide us the below listed ranking.
Keep in mind, most of these films have barely begun marketing at the time of publication and the starting list began at 100. This is a tally of five separate lists and no doubt yours will be different so before you ask "why is or isn't _____ on this list?!" you know why. Share your most anticipated movies in the comments so we can compare! And here's last year's list of our 30 most anticipated movies of 2016.
Release Date: December 22, 2017
Director: Jake Kasdan
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Alex Wolff, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas, Rhys Darby, Tim Matheson
Studios: Columbia Pictures, Sony
While it keeps the same title as the Robin Williams classic from the '90s, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson promises that the 2017 version is not a reboot, and could very well be a sequel. Reports indicate the new Jumanji follows four kids who find an old video game console and get sucked into the game to find a precious jewel, and their in-game Avatars are the big name celebs we know (Johnson, Hart, Gillan, and Black). This might be the ultimate family movie for holidays 2017, and the studio has so much confidence in it that it's going up against Star Wars: Episode VIII.
29. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Release Date: May 12, 2017
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Annabelle Wallis, Jude Law, Katie McGrath, Hermione Corfield, Eric Bana. Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Aidan Gillen, Djimon Hounsou
Studios: Safehouse Pictures, Warner Bros.
A highly stylized retelling of the classic King Arthur story, Guy Ritchie is back in the director's chair for this epic period piece starring Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Pacific Rim) and Ritchie regular, Jude Law. This one's been in development a while and the trailer mixes some interesting genres but this director and this cast rarely disappoints so we're in for this fantastic period epic - one of few coming in 2017.
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Director: Seth Gordon
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Hannibal Buress, David Hasselhoff
Baywatch brings back the television phenomenon of the '90s and puts it on the big screen with a story that follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay. The marketing isn't afraid to dig into the over-the-top nature of the supermodel, cleavage-focused cast, but with these characters, we can expect a big and fun adventure.
27. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Release Date: October 6, 2017
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Cast: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Pedro Pascal, Halle Berry, Vinnie Jones, Sophie Cookson, Elton John
Studios: Marv Films, Fox
Eggsy (Egerton), Merlin (Strong) and Roxy (Sophie Cookson ) head to the United States to join forces with Statesman, Kingsman's American counterpart, after the HQ is destroyed by Poppy (Moore), a nefarious criminal mastermind. We suspect this American heavy plot is where Tatum, Bridges, and Berry all show up and we couldn't be more excited to see a followup to the surprise hit that director Matthew Vaughn left the X-Men franchise for. It was worth it.
26. The Mummy
Release Date: June 9, 2017
Director: Alex Kurtzman
Cast: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Chasty Ballesteros, Courtney B. Vance, Javier Botet
Studios: Secret Hideout, Universal
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. The Mummy aims to launch a shared cinematic Monsters universe for Universal Pictures that sadly does not include Dracula Untold.
25. Transformers: The Last Knight
Release Date: June 23, 2017
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Peter Cullen, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Isabela Moner, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Tyrese Gibson, Liam Garrigan, Santiago Cabrera, John Goodman, Ken Watanabe, John DiMaggio, Frank Welker, Jess Harnell
Studios: Platinum Dunes, Hasbro, Paramount
Optimus Prime is back, Josh Duhamel is back, Megatron is back, and Michael Bay is back. Transformers 5 (Transformers: The Last Knight) is aimed to be a continuation of the mega Hasbro movie franchise but also a fresh start for newcomers that will launch - you guessed it - a share cinematic universe Marvel style) with the first spinoff coming in 2018 based on Bumblebee.
Official plot details have yet to be revealed, but piecing together the marketing materials and reports, it seems Optimus Prime is searching through the cosmos for the Quintessons, the beings believed to be responsible for the creation of the Transformers race. Meanwhile back at home, Wahlberg's Cade Yeager will be facing a new alien threat that brings Lennox back into duty. We visited the set of this one last summer so check out our features and articles here.
24. Untitled Cloverfield Anthology Movie (God Particle)
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Director: Julius Onah
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl, Chris O'Dowd, Aksel Hennie, Ziyi Zhang, David Oyelowo, John Ortiz
Studios: Bad Robot, Paramount
A team of astronauts aboard a space station find themselves alone after a scientific experiment causes Earth to disappear. When a space shuttle appears, the space station crew must fight for survival following their horrible discovery. This intriguing sci-fi movie seemingly wasn't intended to be a Cloverfield movie but it certainly is one now, potentially converted into one similar to how Dan Trachtenberg's 10 Cloverfield Lane was made into a successful Cloverfield anthology spinoff in 2016. Either way, Cloverfield or not, we're psyched about this sci-fi space thriller from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company.
Release Date: November 22, 2017
Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Cast: Gael García Bernl, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor, Anthony Gonzalez
Studios: Pixar, Disney
Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
22. Beauty and the Beast
Release Date: March 17, 2017
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Josh Gad, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline
Studios: Mandeville Films, Disney
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame De Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
21. Baby Driver
Release Date: August 11, 2017
Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Flea, Sky Ferreira, R. Marcos Taylor, Jeff Chase, Wilbur Fitzgerald
Studios: Big Talk Productions, TriStar Pictures, Sony
Plot follows a talented, young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. The style of the movie however, is challenging to put into words since all the film's action is timed with the beat of the music the protagonist (Elgort) is listening to, even the windshield wipes of the car he drives. There are multiple heists in the film with over-the-top characters, each with their own color of clothing. We visited the Atlanta set of Baby Driver so stay tuned for more on this one in the coming months on Screen Rant.
20. Ghost in the Shell
Release Date: March 31, 2017
Director: Rupert Sanders
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Wincott, Juliette Binoche, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, Chris Obi, Peter Ferdinando
Studios: DreamWorks, Paramount
Based on the internationally-acclaimed Japanese Anime property, Ghost in the Shell follows Major (Johansson), a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9 devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists. Directed by Rupert Sanders. We travelled to Japan to see the trailer debut and saw a few additional scenes from the film. It's largely inspired by the original movie but mixes plot elements and its antagonist from multiple stories in the series.
19. The Fate of the Furious
Release Date: April 14, 2017
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Lucas Black, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Kristofer Hivju, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel
Studios: One Race Films, Original Film, Universal
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
18. The Dark Tower
Release Date: July 28, 2017
Director: Nikolaj Arcel
Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley, Claudia Kim, Nicholas Hamilton, Fran Kranz, José Zúñiga, Alex McGregor, Tom Taylor, Michael Barbieri, Karl Thaning
Studios: Imagine Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Sony
The marketing campaign hasn't yet begun for The Dark Tower, but the long-in-development adaptation that almost made its way to becoming a combination of a movie trilogy and a TV series, is now almost here with Idris Elba as its star. Official plot details are unclear at this point.
Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) is a young 11-year-old adventure seeker who discovers clues about another dimension called Mid-World. Upon following the mystery, he is spirited away to the land Mid-World where he encounters the lone frontiersman knight Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) who is on a quest to reach the "Dark Tower" that resides in End-World and reach the nexus point between time and space that he hopes will save Mid-World from extinction. But with various monsters and a vicious sorcerer (Matthew McConaughey) hot on their trail, the unlikely duo find that their quest may be difficult to complete.
Release Date: March 24, 2017
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya, Alexandre Nguyen
Studios: Columbia Pictures, Sony
From the writers of Zombieland and Deadpool (Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) comes a sci-fi thriller set on a space station with an all-star cast. Life tells the story of the six-member crew of the International Space Station that is on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As the crew begins to conduct research, their methods end up having unintended consequences and the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.
16. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Release Date: July 21, 2017
Director: Luc Besson
Cast: Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer, Clive Owen, Rihanna, John Goodman, Mathieu Kassovitz, Kris Wu
Luc Besson's epic sci-fi adventure earned accolades for revealing its first footage at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, drawing comparisons from some of the Screen Rant team to it being the closest thing to a Mass Effect movie. Rooted in the classic graphic novel series, Valerian and Laureline- visionary writer/director Luc Besson advances this iconic source material into a contemporary, unique and epic science fiction saga.
Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. Under directive from their Commander (Clive Owen), Valerian and Laureline embark on a mission to the breathtaking intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. Alpha’s seventeen million inhabitants have converged over time- uniting their talents, technology and resources for the betterment of all. Unfortunately, not everyone on Alpha shares in these same objectives; in fact, unseen forces are at work, placing our race in great danger.
15. Kong: Skull Island
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Cast: Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Toby Kebbell, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins, Tian Jing, Jason Mitchell, Thomas Mann, Shea Whigham, John Ortiz
Studios: Legendary, Warner Bros.
It's not entirely clear what the specific plot is about in Kong: Skull Island, but the film is the next step in a shared cinematic universe that will eventually see Kong go head-to-head with Godzilla. Reports indicate the story is about a man (Hiddleston) who travels to the mythical island after his brother is stranded there trying to retrieve the mythical serum Titan which is believed to be the cure for all illnesses and diseases. The man must lead a rescue team to save his brother while confronting the creatures that inhabit the island. The king of said island, is of course, Kong himself. A much bigger Kong.
14. Power Rangers
Release Date: March 24, 2017
Director: Dean Israelite
Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Becky G., RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader
Studios: Lionsgate, Saban
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
Release Date: July 21, 2016
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, Kevin Guthrie, Barry Keoghan, Elliott Tittensor
Studios: Warner Bros.
A group of soldiers lead by Corporal "Tubby" Bins (John Mills), stranded in France, must make their way to the shores of Dunkirk in hopes of a rescue. Back in Britain, Charles Foreman (Bernard Lee), a newspaper reporter, desperately tries to raise awareness among the public of the horrible reality of the war. When the British navy calls for all civilian ships to aid in a rescue, Foreman takes out his own small boat and attempts to bring Tubby and his men home safely.
Christopher Nolan making a WWII movie is enough said though.
12. Blade Runner 2049
Release Date: October 6, 2017
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Sylvia Hoeks, Barkhad Abdi, Hiam Abbass, Lennie James, Carla Juri, David Dastmalchian, David Benson
Studios: Alcon Entertainment Columbia Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Warner Bros.
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
11. John Wick: Chapter 2
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Director: Chad Stahelski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo, Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Peter Stormare, Peter Serafinowicz, Common
Studios: Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment
Keanu Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
10. War for the Planet of the Apes
Release Date: July 14, 2017
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Andy Serkis, Judy Greer, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Aleks Paunovic, Ty Olsson, Sara Canning, Max Lloyd-Jones
Studios: Chernin Entertainment, Fox
In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins this own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.
9. Alien: Covenant
Release Date: May 19, 2017
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Billy Crudup, Noomi Rapace, Danny McBride, Callie Hernandez, Carmen Ejogo, Demián Bichir, James Franco, Guy Pearce
Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. We visited the set of this one and recently saw two completed sequences to stay tuned for more on Scott's next Alien movie on Screen Rant in the coming months.
8. The LEGO Batman Movie
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Director: Chris McKay
Cast: Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Jenny Slate, Rosario Dawson, Mariah Carey, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Billy Dee Williams
Studios: Animal Logic, Warner Bros.
A spinoff of 2014’s The LEGO Movie that focuses on Batman (Arnett). In order to stop the Joker (Galifianakis) from taking over Gotham City, the Caped Crusader may have to learn how to give up the lone vigilante act and recruit the help of allies Robin (Cera) and Batgirl (Dawson). This is a mighty clash of brands wrapped in the comedic style of Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
7. Thor: Ragnarok
Release Date: November 3, 2017
Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Benedict Cumberbatch
Studios: Marvel Studios, Disney
In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Director: Jon Watts
Cast: Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Zendaya, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green, Martin Starr, Donald Glover, Angourie Rice, Laura Harrier, Jacob Batalon, Tony Revolori, Hannibal Buress, Stan Lee
Studios: Columbia Pictures, Marvel Studios, Sony, Disney
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook, Doris Morgado, Richard E. Grant
Studios: Donners' Company, Fox
Set in the future of 2024, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation lead by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan's healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier's Alzheimer's forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine. We've seen 40 minutes of the movie so stay tuned into Screen Rant for more on Wolverine 3 in the near future!
4. Wonder Woman
Release Date: June 2, 2017
Director: Patty Jenkins
Cast: Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Chris Pine, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Ewen Bremner
Studios: DC Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment, Warner Bros.
Wonder Woman sees Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice's Gal Gadot return as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.
3. Justice League
Release Date: November 17, 2017
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Kiersey Clemons, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons, Jesse Eisenberg, Willem Dafoe, Ciarán Hinds, Daniel Stisen, Samantha Jo
Studios: DC Entertainment, Warner Bros.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
We had the chance to visit the set of Justice League where everyone involved understood the feedback of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and were looking to make something different this time around.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Release Date: May 5, 2017
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Kurt Russell, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Gunn, Nathan Fillion, Sylvester Stallone, Chris Sullivan, Tommy Flanagan, Glenn Close
Studios: Marvel Studios, Disney
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
We had the opportunity to visit the set of GOTG 2 last summer and most of what we learned has been released online already, but if you love the Guardians, there's even more to love in the sequel!
1. Star Wars: Episode VIII
Release Date: December 15, 2017
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong'o, Laura Dern, Billie Lourd, Joonas Suotamo, Peter Mayhew, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, Warwick Davis, Anthony Daniels
Studios: Lucasfilm, Disney
A film which needs no marketing and one that doesn't even have a title yet is easily the most anticipate film of 2017. Director Rian Johnson picks up the story of young Rey, Fin, and Poe as they help the Resistance continue to thwart the Nazi-esque plans of The First Order as Republic continues to doubt the existence of giant spherical super weapons. So long as Star Wars 8 avoids an intro on a snow planet with large walkers, then the second installment of the third Star Wars trilogy should be something special. And Luke Skywalker will speak!
That's ours, now tell us your most anticipated movies!