Most anticipated movies of 2023
December 7, 2022 - Next year will see the seventh Leo DiCaprio-Martin Scorsese collaboration and Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy in a biopic of the “father of the atomic bomb,” plus a new Indiana Jones film and the Dune sequel.
1. Roosevelt. Directed by Martin Scorsese, starring: Leonardo DiCaprio. The seventh DiCaprio-Scorsese collaboration features DiCaprio playing the 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt, from his college days at Harvard to the White House.
To be released by Paramount Pictures.
2. Knock at the Cabin. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, starring: Dave Bautista, Ben Aldridge, Rupert Grint, and Jonathan Groff. Shyamalan is returning to the genre he loves best, supernatural thrillers in which nothing is as it seems.
Released by Universal Pictures on February 3
3. Mission: Impossible -- Dead Reckoning -- Part One. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, starring: Tom Cruise, Cary Elwes, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby. Cruise is back in action for the franchise’s seventh instalment, showcasing his willingness to endure death-defying stunts.
Released by Paramount Pictures on July 14
4. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Directed by James Wan, starring: Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, Patrick Wilson, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Wan’s sequel to his 2018 film Aquaman features DC Comics superhero Arthur Curry as the king of Atlantis.
Released by Warner Bros. on December 25
5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Directed by James Gunn, starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and Vin Diesel. Gunn’s final instalment of the iconic space-travelling team’s trilogy.
Released by Marvel Entertainment on May 5
6. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Directed by Peyton Reed, starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Michael Douglas. Super Hero partners Ant-Man (Rudd) and Wasp (Lilly) explore the Quantum Realm. Majors stars as Kang the Conqueror.
Released by Marvel Studios on February 17
7. Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves. Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, starring: Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, Justice Smith, and Hugh Grant. Pine stars as The Bard, leading a team of unlikely adventurers in this fantasy adventure heist film.
Released by Paramount Pictures on March 31
8. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Directed by James Mangold, starring: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, and Boyd Holbrook. Ford picks up his bullwhip and fedora for his final appearance as Indiana Jones.
Released by Lucasfilm on June 30
9. Dune: Part Two. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring: Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and Javier Bardem. Director Villeneuve split Frank Herbert’s novel Dune in two, taking us back to Arrakis.
Released by Legendary Entertainment on November 3
10. John Wick: Chapter 4. Directed by Chad Stahelski, starring: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, and Laurence Fishburne. Reeves returns as the titular retired hitman as assassins from the underworld’s “High Table” pursue Wick across the globe.
Released by 87Eleven Entertainment on March 24
11. Oppenheimer. Directed by Christopher Nolan, starring: Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt, David Krumholtz, and Robert Downey Jr. Nolan’s debut biopic features Murphy as American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who came to be known as the “father of the atomic bomb.”
Released by Universal Pictures on July 21