2017 has already brought us electrifying Marvel flicks, thrilling adaptations, long-awaited sequels, and much more. Trust us, with the list of new films coming out, it can be a bit hard to figure out which one to watch first. Take a gander at the list we’ve compiled to have an easier time picking which flick you should watch first. Check it out!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
When Marvel first announced they were turning an obscure comic of a “ragtag” team of intergalactic do gooders, a team made up of a raccoon-like creature and an tree looking alien no less, into a $200 million film, everyone called them foolish. Calling it the biggest flop ever. Then $775 million receipts later, everyone knew this was actually the start of a new and successful franchise. We can’t wait for May 5th when everyone’s new, favorite superhero Chris Pratt reprises his role as Peter “Star-Lord” Quill and the rest of the lovable crew hits theaters.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Every single Star Wars is eagerly prepping themselves for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi come December 15. With questions still left to answer and the chance to watch our dear Carrie Fisher one final time (following her tragic death on 27 December, 2016) is an incredibly bittersweet feeling.
Go Go Power Rangers! 1995 was the last time we were graced with the awesome morphin’ presence of the red, yellow, pink, blue, black rangers. Get your 90’s fix on when this stellar cast take on a powerful witch h*ll bent whatever it is that evil villains want.
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Cate Blanchett, and Anthony Hopkins, are gracing our screens once more in this epic thriller on November 3. Get ready for the epic gladiator battle ahead, a new thrilling villain, and the ultimate betrayal.
Life is the tale of a six-member crew of the International Space Station, studying a sample from Mars thought to be the first proof of extraterrestrial life, however the sample is more intelligent than anyone could have anticipated. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds take us on a roller coaster ride on March 24, and if you haven’t seen it yet, get ready.
Transformers: The Last Knight
It’s here, people! The fifth and final Transformers film to be directed by the ever wonderful Michael Bay is currently scheduled for theater release on June 23. Watch the conclusion as Optimus Prime makes a return to Earth and two worlds collide, with only one emerging victorious.
Blade Runner 2049
When Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling team up to deliver the sequel to Blade Runner, you know you’re in for a darn good show. Unfortunately we have to wait until October 6 for Blade Runner 2049 to hit theaters! The sequel picks up 30 years after the first film, taking its audience on an unpredictable and stunning quest.
John Wick: Chapter 2
‘Chapter 2’ is the sequel to the 2014 film, starring Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, and Ruby Rose, to name a few. The sequel already came out in theaters on February 10 but if you haven’t seen it yet, get ready for more gore, more action, and plenty more hitman Keanu Reeves. The recipe for a great movie, wouldn’t you say?
With a super (pun intended) cast starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, and Ezra Miller, we can barely wait for November 17 to come round! Justice League will start off a few months after Batman v Superman, inspired by Superman’s sacrifice for humanity, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince bring together a team of metahumans in order to battle a new, dangerous threat on Earth.
The Dark Tower
On July 28, the Stephen King novel will grace the big screen. In this case though, The Dark Tower film is taking on a different approach to the King novel, what the differences are between, we can’t say as its being kept under wraps. However it’s safe to say, that with the casting of Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, it’ll be nothing short of wonderful.
An age old classic but with a new twist. The story follows an American pilot, Steve Trevor, who crashes on the island of Themyscira, and he explains to Diana Prince about the world war raging in his own land, Diana chooses to leaves her home to help stop the war and ultimately becomes Wonder Woman. June 2 is the date to mark to watch Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright electrify the screen.
Ghost in the Shell
Come March 31st, Rupert Sanders’ adaptation of the ever popular Masamune Shirow manga series comes to life. Despite world wide criticism over the fact that Sanders cast choice of Scarlett Johansson as the main heroine, the Mayor; we can expect that many will come see the film anyways, Johansson knows how to draw a crowd. Besides, Sanders and Johansson were both honored with an in-person blessing from the original creators of the story.
Get to theaters on July 27 to catch the British-French-American action thriller of Dunkirk. This tale follows the perverse Dunkirk evacuation during World War Two, starring Tom Hardy and former ‘One Directioner’ Harry Styles.
Sniff sniff, the day has arrived. After 18 years, Logan is Hugh Jackman’s last portrayal of his X-Men character, Wolverine. If you haven’t been to theaters yet, we recommend you do, it came out on March 3 and all we know is, it’s explosively mesmerizing.
Beauty And The Beast
March 17 has come and gone, and we’re all still in dream land knowing that the ever popular Disney animated film was remade into a live-action flick starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Ian McKellen. How many times have you gone to watch it?
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
October 6 brings us the sequel to the 2014 flick and stars Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, and Elton John. This star studded cast brings to life a spy film that’s more than action, it’s also comedy. A perfect blend so to speak.
Spider Man: Homecoming
Before you watch Spider Man: Homecoming, be sure to watch Captain America: Civil War first, otherwise you might be left with a few questions. ‘Homecoming’ will show us Peter Parker’s journey as he balances high school and his crime fighting duties, along with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, Spidey must eliminate the new threat that’s plaguing his city. See you in theaters on July 7.
On May 19th, we will finally have closure as Ridley Scott and writer John Logan have brought us Alien: Covenant. This new film will pick up where the 2012 film Prometheus and the second installment in the Alien prequel series left off. Watch as the colony ship crew discovers a land more dangerous then they ever imagined. Especially when they stumble upon the “synthetic” David, a survivor from the previous ‘Prometheus’ expedition. WHOA.
Kong: Skull Island
The cast alone is reason enough to want to watch this film, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Goodman. Yup, and if you were in theaters on March 8 then you already know what’s next. The producers have changed the dynamic of the typical Kong film by embellishing and building up the personal stories of the characters in order to make them far more relatable. And obviously, the graphics are going to be unreal.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may have come out in theaters back on January 27th, but come on, if you haven’t see it yet, you’re desperately missing out. Five years ago Resident Evil: Retribution flooded our screens, and only ~now~ is Milla Jovovich returning to finish the chapters. The sixth installment will pick up where ‘Retribution’ left off, blending together the conclusion we’ve been looking forward to.
The Fate Of The Furious
The Fate of the Furious is the first film since Tokyo Drift that won’t star Paul Walker, who tragically passed away in a single-vehicle crash in 2013. April 14 will bring us the latest world-wind of h*llish emotions as the Toretto family prepares itself for the ultimate battle and the betrayal they never saw coming.
XXX: Return of Xander Cage
XXX: Return of Xander Cage is the third installment in the xXx franchise with the same, insane action sequences, seduction thralls, and humorous wit. Oh yeah, the cast doesn’t suck either, Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev and Samuel L. Jackson, to name a few.
The Great Wall
Zhang Yimou’s historical fantasy, The Great Wall, came out in theaters on February 17 and it was a sight to see. Producers did draw criticism when Matt Damon was cast as the lead in what should have been an entirely eastern plot, although plenty of people came out to to watch a zombie apocalypse. And that’s all we’ll say on the matter.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
It’s here! It’s here. After many years of back and forth with script and budget problems, the fifth installment of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise is hitting theaters on May 26. Watch as Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by an old rival, and of course, the long awaited return of Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner under the new guise as Davy Jones.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Director Matt Reeves makes a return and is picking up where Dawn of the Planet of the Apes left off. Andy Serkis makes a return as the apes’ leader, Caesar, and is joined by Steve Zahn (a new ape) and Woody Harrelson (known as the Colonel) is apparently the villain. Moreover, Reeves also helped to co-write the script but is keeping the story-line under wraps. You know where to find me on July 14.
Despicable Me 3
Eek! June 30th brings the big screen the third installment of the Despicable Me film series and we are jumping with joy! The third film follows the hysterical Gru, who is battling against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star obsessed with the character he played back in the ’80s. And we get to watch as Gru meets his long lost twin brother, Dru. Interesting.
The Lego Batman Movie
Warner Bros. have created their own spin-off of a Lego movie which features a cast of Mariah Carey, Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett, and Michael Cera to name just a few. Since it’s release on February 10th, it’s already racked up $90 million worldwide.
With a main cast of Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, we already know we’re in for a treat. The Cirlce is a spooky thriller centered around a powerful Internet corporation and the future of humanity. Based on Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel of the same name, it hits theaters on April 28.
Murder on the Orient Express
Yup, this screenplay is based on the 1934 novel of the same name written by the very talented mystery novelist, Agatha Christie. Kenneth Branagh (also stars in the film) is the director and the cast enlists Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Olivia Colman, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Derek Jacobi, Marwan Kenzari, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Sergei Polunin, and Daisy Ridley. Right?!
This flick is indeed based on the popular television series which starred David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, who are also making a cameo in the film! May 26th brings us veteran lifeguard (Dwayne Johnson) who goes head-to-head with a reckless recruit (Zac Efron), despite their differences, they must band together to stop a criminal plot threatening their beach.
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
The story of King Arthur is a tale as old as time and it’s heating theaters come May 12. We should mention this action flick features Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, and Eric Bana. Enough said.
Danny Boyle is back at it again folks, and the man is a genius. T2 Trainspotting is the sequel to the 1996 film, and will features all of the original cast members, including Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, and Kelly Macdonald. It came out in theaters on February 9th so what are you waiting for?
Ignore the silly name because this British-American was actually written and directed by the ever talented Edgar Wright, and stars Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, and Eiza González. The film follows a talented, young getaway driver who falls in love and wants out of his life of crime, but he encounters some challenges. See you in theaters on March 15!
The 2017 film promises to be more of a spiritual sequel and continuation of the original 1995 film, and will pay a special tribute to the late Robin Williams. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas is reason to celebrate. Scheduled for release on December 22 in 2D, RealD 3D, IMAX 3D.
On February 24th, this horror film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and also respective theaters worldwide, it’s pretty much the talk of the town right now. Watch the eerie tale of a young biracial couple who go on a trip to visit the girlfriend’s modern, suburban neighborhood, however the boyfriend quickly realizes the area has a dark history of making young black men disappear. It sounds much better than I’m describing! I promise.
Amy Schumer is joined by Goldie Hawn in this hilarious mother-daughter duo comedy. Get to theaters on May 12th, to watch these ladies embark on what’s supposed to be a planned vacation that quickly goes off the rails. Oh yeah, this is also the first time in 12 years that Goldie Hawn has graced the big screen!
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
Come July 21st, the French science fiction flick hits screens, starring Dane DeHaan and supermodel Cara Delevingne. The film is based on the French comic series of the same same.
Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz will always be the best part of The Mummy franchise, however this new action-adventure horror film does star Tom Cruise, Jake Johnson, Sofia Boutella, and Russell Crowe, so maybe it’ll live up to the hype. June 9th is the date to mark in your calendars!