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.
Director: Peyton Reed
Star Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathryn Newton, Jonathan Majors, David Dastmalchian, Randall Park
Release Date: February 17, 2023
Written by Justin Lin and Dan Mazeau, Fast & Furious 10, also known as Fast X, will serve as the sequel to Fast & Furious 9, serving as the 10th main installment and the 11th full-length film in the critically acclaimed Fast & Furious franchise.
It is jointly produced by Original Films, One Race Films, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, and Perfect Storm Entertainment. It will be distributed by Universal Pictures.
2- Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Director: David F. Sandberg
Star Cast: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler, Adam Bordy, Ros Butler, Meagan Good, Lucy Liu, Djimon Hounsou, Helen Mirren
Release Date: March 17, 2023
Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Shazam! Fury of the Gods is the sequel to the 2019 superhero film Shazam!. The film is written by Henry Gayden and Chris Morgan and produced by New Line Cinema, DC Studios, and the Safran Company. Filming began in May in Atlanta, Georgia, and concluded in August this year.
Director: Chad Stahelski
Star Cast: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgard, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Marko Zaror, Scott Adkins
Release Date: March 24, 2023
Keanu Reeves is set to reprise his role as Jardani Jovanovich, a.k.a. John Wick, in John Wick: Chapter 4 which is the sequel to the 2019 film John Wick: Chapter 3-Parabellum and the fourth installment of the John Wick Film Series. It will be theatrically released by Lionsgate.
Director: James Gunn
Star Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Porn Klementieff, Will Poulter, Elizabeth Debicki and Sylvester Stallone.
Release Date: May 5, 2023
Directed and written by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 marks the 32nd film in MCU franchise. It is the threequel in the Guardians of the Galaxy film series.
The much-awaited film stars Chriss Pratt in the main lead role whereas Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Vin Diesel (Voiced Groot), and Bradley Cooper (Voiced Rocket) are in the supporting roles.
5- 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.
8- The Marvels
Director: Nia DaCosta
Star Cast: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson
Release Date: July 28, 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.
9- 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.”
Director: Louis Leterrier
Star Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel
Release Date: May 19, 2023
The film is intended to be the sequel to Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and the 31st film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Written by Jeff Loveness, the film features Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang, a.k.a. Ant-Man, and Hope Pym, a.k.a. Wasp.
11- 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.
12- 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: 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.