Happy New Year’s everyone! Now that 2016 is done and dusted it is time to look ahead into 2017 and the new movies that are lined up for us to see and enjoy and get excited about. So in this post, I will bring you my and my good friend PopcornOnCouch’s top 10 most anticipated movies of 2017!
Fernando (Express Film):
Honorable Mentions: Movies I am definitely looking forward to (in no particular order), just couldn’t sneak onto my top 10 list!
- The Dark Tower
- Alien: Covenant
- John Wick: Chapter 2
- Blade Runner 2049
- Wonder Woman
10. Power Rangers
This might be the strangest movie on my list, but for me, I cannot wait for Power Rangers. I grew up watching Power Rangers and am a huge fan of most of the series which came after the original. The one thing that really propelled me to be even more excited for this movie was the shockingly fantastic trailer for it. The look and tone they are going for seem way different than the original, which is very much needed if it is to make the transition to the big screen. The cast has impressed me so far with their excited for this movie, plus having Elizabeth Banks and Byran Cranston being a part of this movie is not a bad thing.
9. Justice League
On many lists, this movie will be much higher for most anticipated. Sadly for me, based on a lot of things relating to the DCEU, it comes in at number 9, that being said it is on my list! Justice League is a huge feat and all the characters involved are iconic, so yes I am excited to see Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and Flash, and most likely at some point Superman com together in a movie. Now, the performance of Warner Bros. and DC has not impressed me at all, but from the trailer for Justice League, it seems they are trying to right the ship that so far has been headed straight for an iceberg.
8. Beauty and the Beast
The next Disney live-action movie is the remaking of the classic animated movie Beauty and the Beast. This movie looks outstanding and seeing what Disney has done with Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Pete’s Dragon, this seems like the next one on the list of live-action remakes to impress the hell out of audiences. The cast of this movie is picture perfect and the feel of the live-action transition is awesome.
7. Thor: Ragnarok
The third Thor movie in the MCU comes in at no. 7 in my list and for good reasons. So far we have not seen any footage of this movie unless you were a select few who were at comic-con and got to see some footage and supposedly it was fantastic. This, along with everyone involved in this movie from the director, Taika Waititi, to the concept of Thor and Hulk together with some Planet Hulk inspiration makes me salivate with excitement.
This might be the last time we see Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and man, I am excited. This is gonna be a rated-R movie with Wolverine, you can’t get better than that. After seeing that killer trailer, my expectations went even higher! This movie might pull at our heart-strings, were going to get some kick ass action and you know Wolverine is going out as a badass.
5. War for the Planet of the Apes
We saw the rise, we witness their dawn, now it’s time for war. War for the Planet of the Apes seems to be the perfect ending to what is hopefully going to be one of the best trilogies ever. The trailer we got to see was one of the best trailers of the year and really showed us what this potential final movie will bring us. Woody Harrelson seems menacing, Andy Serkis is continuing to bring his masterful skills playing Cesar, and Matt Reeves returns to direct this installment. The final thing I want to say is….apes on tanks!
As most great filmmakers continue through their career they expand their filmography and dabble in different genres. Now Christopher Nolan is tackling a war film, and this seems perfect! He is one of my favorite directors and seeing his work in sci-fi and how well he has performed, seeing him branch out and do a war film is exactly what I want to see. I am also a WWII junkie and seeing this particular story is something I am extremely interested in. Additionally, the cast which includes Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Mark Rylance blows me away with how much talent is involved. This seems like a film right up my alley so it comes in at number 3.
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Swinging in at number 2 is, of course, Spider-Man: Homecoming. Ever since we were introduced to this new Spider-Man played by Tom Holland in Captain America: Civil War, I wanted to see what he can do in a solo movie. Just from the small amount of time we see him in Civil War, I knew this was possibly the best on screen Spider-Man we have gotten yet. The first trailer just added to my excitement as it was the perfect blend of a classic John Hughes movie with that awesome Marvel feel we know and love.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Any other year this movie would be number 1, but this year it comes in at number 2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The first Guardians movie totally shocked me and it became one of my favorite Marvel movies. I love seeing this team work together and everything that has been shown to us seems absolutely amazing! James Gunn comes back to direct, the team reunites, plus the addition of Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone! The trailer made me laugh uncontrollably and was one of my favorite trailers I have ever seen. This movie is going to be bigger than the last one. It is going to be an epic space opera, sci-fi adventure, and it is going to be epic. Baby Groot!
1. Star Wars Episode 8
Of course at number 1 is Star Wars Episode 8. This was always going to be my most anticipated movie as I am a huge Star Wars fan, and I cannot wait to see this saga continue. Now after Force Awakens and Rogue One, I am totally convinced Episode 8 will be outstanding. Even though we haven’t seen any footage or even know what the actual title is, Episode 8 is lining up to be something extremely special. You have Rian Johnson directing so you know it is going to be different than anything we have seen. We get to see all the new characters we fell in love with come back and some returning ones. It is going to be hard to see this movie and know that Carrie Fisher has passed away, but seeing Leia on screen is going to be something special. We’re going to get new characters played by Laura Dern and Benecio Del Toro. And finally, after so many years we are going to see Luke Skywalker again in full force. I cannot wait to see this movie and December couldn’t get here any faster.
Popcorn On Couch:
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
- John Wick 2
- Tulip Fever
- Kong Skull Island
10. Thor: Ragnarok
The Thor films have been decent, not as strong as the other films in the MCU but they haven’t been terrible. However, I have a feeling Thor: Ragnarok may be the best film in the Thor franchise. They have managed to round up a great cast for this film, it seems like they are going all out for the third installment, which has gotten me very excited for Thor: Ragnarok.
9. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
I really enjoyed Guardians Of The Galaxy it was an unexpected surprise, didn’t think it would be so good. Lately, Marvel has just been killing it, releasing great superhero movies consistently. So I’m excited to see what they have in store for the sequel of Guardians Of The Galaxy, plus Baby Groot looks really cool.
8. Free Fire
Free Fire is a film I’ve been keeping my eye on for a while, it has a great cast, an interesting story and it stars Brie Larson, a great actress who I’ve been looking forward to seeing in more films.
James McAvoy is a very talented actor, in Split, we get to see him play a man with 23 different personalities which I’m sure he’ll nail. Although M Night Shyamalan’s recent films have been disappointing, but Split looks promising. With a gripping premise and a capable lead like James McAvoy, Split has my attention and I look forward to watching it.
6. Lego: Batman
When doing my most anticipated movies list, an animated film must make the cut. For me The Lego Batman Movie is an animated film I’m really looking forward to. I loved the Lego movie, it was funny, sweet and entertaining and I’ hoping to get something similar from The Lego Batman.
5. Ghost in the Shell
I don’t know much about this upcoming film except that Scarlett Johansson is the lead and is a remake of a popular anime film, which is enough to get me very excited. I usually love Sci-fi films, but sometimes big blockbuster Sci-Fi films don’t deliver as they are more focused on the visuals rather than the story, but I’m hoping this isn’t the case with Ghost In The Shell.
The war film Dunkirk has a strong cast including Tom Hardy who is one of my favorite actors. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan, who has never disappointed, it will be interesting to see his direction on a war film.
3. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Ever since seeing Tom Holland as Spiderman in Captain America: Civil War, I’ve been very excited to see his stand alone film. Only from seeing his appearance in Civil War, I think he may be the best on-screen portrayal of Spiderman. One of my favorite superheroes is Spiderman so I look forward to seeing the film.
2. Blade Runner 2049
I haven’t seen the original Blade Runner film yet, but ever since Blade Runner 2049 was announced, I’ve been anticipating its release. Many sequels that are released 20 years after the original film usually don’t deliver. But Blade Runner 2049 has a director like Denis Villeneuve who has just been making amazing films, and he keeps getting better. Also, Ryan Gosling & Harrison Ford have been announced to star in the sequel, so really excited to see this film.
1. Star Wars Episode 8
I’m not the biggest star wars fan, but I loved Star Wars: The Force Awakens and ever since then, I’ve just been waiting for the next one. In episode 7, the cast was superb, there was humor and amazing Visual effects, if episode 8 is as good or even better than The Force Awakens, we’ll have another excellent film added to the franchise.