The 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2023
16 January 2023
Following a slew of warm successes in films like The Visit, Split, Old, and Knock at the Cabin, M. Night Shyamalan’s career has been somewhat reassessed in recent years. Now, the director of Signs and Sixth Sense is working on a different ending-of-the-world story with Dave Bautista, Jonathan Groff, and a resurgent Rupert Grint. Leonard and Andrew, two parents, are on vacation in a remote cabin when four strangers show up and demand that they kill their daughter. The situation is extremely dire. It is based on horror writer Paul Tremblay’s highly acclaimed The Cabin at the End of the World, and we can’t think of a better match for Hollywood’s favorite twist merchant.
The third installment in the Magic Mike series, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Channing Tatum, is indeed slated to be Mike Lane’s last dance, making him America’s favorite male stripper. This one will take him to London, where he will put on one last West End show with the assistance of Salma Hayek, who plays Tatum’s romantic partner. It will feature a female character who is extremely strong—almost as strong as Mike. In an interview with Variety, Tatum stated, “We’ve never done a traditional love story, and this is not a traditional love story.” As indicated by the entertainer, it’s “the Super Bowl of stripper motion pictures.” What more can you ask for?
Cocaine Bear, like Beast before it, aims to up the Wolf of Wall Street style of a man vs. nature creature film by taking the most basic of cinematic premise. Although the film starring Idris Elba did not feature the eponymous lion during its three-day run, Elizabeth Banks’ Cocaine Bear is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin: In a national park, a bear in the woods finds a package of Charlie, gets absolutely mashed, and then kills a bunch of tourists right away. What a cool balm in a world of hyperbolic horror metaphors and comedy that must have some meaning.
Mario This animated film, which stars Mario, the plumber who fights goombas for Nintendo, could be just as bad as the last time they tried to put Mario on the big screen or be a success worthy of mushrooms. We’re at least curious to see how Chris Pratt portrays the Italian in overalls; Peach, Mario’s regal and beleaguered love interest, is played by Anya Taylor-Joy. Charlie Day, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, and Keegan-Michael Key complete the cast of well-known Mario friends (and enemies).
After 2019’s Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi’s next non-Marvel film will be a biopic with a comedic twist: Thomas Rongen, a Dutch-American football coach tasked with leading the world’s worst international team, American Samoa, all the way to the 2014 World Cup, is played by Michael Fassbender. Sadly, they did not quite make it in person.
Spider-Man: The song “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee, which served as the soundtrack for Spider-Man: An earworm that has yet to leave our collective auditory canals is Into the Spider-Verse; It’s clear that whoever gets the job for the highly anticipated Spider-sequel Across will be successful. There are a lot of rumors about who will make it onto the larger roster of Spidey variants in the second Spider-Verse movie—and will we see events bleed into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some way? It’s worth noting that Doctor Strange 2 gave us a glimpse of a cartoon universe, so it’s not completely out of the question. Oscar Isaac plays Miles Morales alongside Shameik Moore, and the film’s trippy animation style is expected to continue.
Indiana Jones 5 Other than the fact that Harrison Ford will once again take up the bullwhip and fedora, very little is known about the Indiana Jones sequel, which is said to be coming to theaters in just under a year. Yes, that is correct: We were referring to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull when we said that the 80-year-old action stallion Ford would return for what’s gotta be a final lash. To be fair, who would take his place? The ensemble as a whole is also pretty impressive: Mads Mikkelsen will provide those piercing, hair-raising eyes, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will provide some of her irreverent comic sensibilities.
Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part 1 Dun-dun, dun, dun… Tom Cruise is still basking in the glory of his Top Gun: Maverick’s unprecedented success at the box office, but he will soon return to the press circuit for his most recent action-packed project, Mission: Impossible 7 (along with Impossible 8 in 2024). The explosive set pieces and stunts that we have come to expect from the 60-year-old star in the trailer look as good as ever. Benji Dunn, played by Simon Pegg, is back, as is Luther Stickell, played by Ving Rhames, and director Christopher McQuarrie is also back in charge of the camera.
With the exception of a few production stills and a few videos from L.A.’s Venice Beach that feature stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in lurid lyrca couture (on rollerskates, no less), we also know sweet F-A about Barbie.
Oppenheimer Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan’s return to the director’s chair following Tenet, which was plagued by COVID in 2020, is scheduled to arrive on the same day as Barbie. Although it would be far too simplistic to refer to this as a battle of the sexes in the year 2022, what a matchup! This one chronicles the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, who witnessed the first atomic bomb explode over a Nevada test site and recited, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” Cillian Murphy moves forward from unending supporting man to Nolan lead in this one, with Matt Damon, Emily Gruff, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Rami Malek and Jack Quaid adjusting the outfit.