The upcoming period seems very exciting as it promises the return of some of the big Hollywood blockbuster movies with their next installments. Apart from movies returning with their sequels, some new movies are also in the queue to win over audiences’ hearts.
When it comes to Hollywood films, Indian audiences showcase a lot of enthusiasm and eagerness to watch them in theatres and on OTT, as some of these movies hit the right chord in their hearts.
The upcoming years are going to be full of entertainment for movie lovers in India and around the world, as many superhero movies, plenty of explosive action, some spine-tingling horror movies, and some highly anticipated sequels are in queue to grace OTT and theatres.
1. The Little Mermaid
Director: Rob Marshall
Star Cast: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Simone Ashley
Release Date: May 26, 2023
The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, a young mermaid who strikes a deal with a sea witch in exchange for human legs so she can explore the world above water and impress a prince. Rob Marshall directed the film, and American singer-songwriter Halle Bailey played the role of Ariel.
2. Spider Man: Across the Spider-verse
Director: Joaquim Dos, SantosKemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
Star cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Issac
Release Date: June 2, 2023
The Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is one of the most anticipated movies, directed by Joaquim Dos, Santos Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson. The movie will be released on June 2, 2023, and Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, and Oscar Isaac are the lead vocalists.
3. Extraction 2
Director: Sam Hargrave
Star Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Golshifteh Farahani, and Adam Bessa
Release Date: June 16, 2023
After the success of Extraction, fans were eagerly waiting for the next part, Extraction 2. Directed by Sam Hargrave, the action thriller is known for its slick action. The film is scheduled to release on Netflix on 16 June 2023.
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Star Cast: Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby
Release Date: July 14, 2023
Mission Impossible-Dead Reckoning Part One or Mission Impossible 7: Part One marks the 7th installment in the MI film series. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, MI7: Part One will have high-octane action sequences as were in previous parts of the film series.
It is produced by Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie under the banner Skydance and TC Productions. The second part is slated to release in June 2024.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Star Cast: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, and Florence Pugh
Release Date: July 21, 2023
Visionary director Christopher Nolan’s much-awaited upcoming film Oppenheimer is set to release in cinemas on July 21, 2023.
The film stars Cillian Murphy of Peaky Blinders fame in the titular role. Cillian has appeared in 5 Christopher Nolan films to date. Other than Cillian, the film has a star-studded ensemble cast in the form of Emily Blunt, Matt Demon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, and Rami Malek.
6. The Nun 2
Director: Michael Chaves
Star Cast: Storm Reid, Taissa Farmiga, Anna Popplewell, Katelyn Rose Downey, Bonnie Aarons, and Jonas Bloquet
Release Date: September 8, 2023
Written by Akela Cooper, Ian Goldberg, and Richard Naing, from a story by Cooper and James Wan, The Nun 2 serves as the sequel to the 2018 supernatural horror film, The Nun, which turned out to be a big blockbuster, grossing $365 million worldwide. Produced by James Wan, Peter Safran, and Judson Scott, the film is the 9th instalment in the Conjuring Universe franchise.
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Star Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, Dave Bautista
Release Date: November 3, 2023
The highly anticipated Dune: Part Two will arrive in the cinemas on Nov 3, 2023. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Dune 2 is a sequel to the 2021 film Dune and covers the second half of the 1965 novel of the same name.
It features Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgard, and Zendaya in the key roles.
8. The Marvels
Director: Nia DaCosta
Star Cast: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson
Release Date: November 10, 2023
Based on Marvel Comics and featuring the characters Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau, The Marvels is the sequel to 2019’s blockbuster film Captain Marvel, a continuation of the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel, and the 33rd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It is produced by Marvel Studios.
Director: James Wan
Star Cast: Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tamuera Morrison, Nicole Kidman
Release Date: December 25, 2023
Based on DC Comics character Aquaman, the film serves as the sequel to the 2018 film Aquaman and the 15th in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). It is produced by DC Studios, the Safran Company, and Atomic Monster Productions and is set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures.
11. Captain America: New World Order
Director: Julius Onah
Star Cast: Anthony Mackie, Danny Ramirez, Tim Blake Nelson, Carl Lumbly, Harisson Ford, Shira Haas
Release Date: May 3, 2024
Captain America: New World Order is an upcoming film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. It is the 34th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the 10th installment of Phase Five.
The film is the sequel to Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, and “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”
12. Deadpool 3
Director: Shawn Levy
Star Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Leslie Uggams
Release Date: September 6, 2024
Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Deadpool 3 serves as the sequel to Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool (2018). It is the 37th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Set to be distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film is scheduled to be released on November 8, 2024, as the first film in Phase Six of the MCU.
13. Joker 2
Director: Tod Phillips
Star Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, Zazie Beetz
Release Date: October 4, 2024
‘Joker 2’ or ‘Joker: Folie a Deux’ is a sequel to the 2019 film Joker. Joaquin Phoenix and Zazie Beetz are returning to reprise their roles from the first film whereas the newcomer Lady Gaga will be doing the lead actress role. Schedule to release on Oct 4, 2024.