The Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

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IMDb recently released a list of the Top 101 most anticipated movies of 2017 but who is going to go see that many movies? We’ve decided to whittle it down to bring you the best movie to watch month by month!

1. Wonder Woman

Director Patty Jenkins

Princess Diana is an an Amazon princess who leaves her island home to explore the world but along the way, she becomes one of the world’s greatest superheroes. According to Cinemablend, little is known about the full details of the plot but thanks to leaked photos taken on-set, at least part of the movie is set during World War I. This has led to speculation that the movie might engage in a spot of ‘time-hopping.’ One thing we do know is that we can expect a big dose of Greek mythology, paying homage to Wonder Woman’s printed history.

Release Date: June 2017

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Stars

Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman

Robin Wright (General Antiope)

Chris Pine (Steve Trevor)

Connie Nielsen (Queen Hippolyta)

 

2. Star Wars: Episode VIII

Director: Rian Johnson

Continuing on from the journey in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Rey carries along her path with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. The film promises to be much darker than Episode VII’s installement and the characters will need to prove themselves as they struggle to fulfil their aims – the heroes will be tested at every opportunity. We also know that Rey is going to be spending quite a bit of time with Luke Skywalker but aside from that, the force won’t be with you for quite some time.

Release Date: December 2017

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Stars

Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron)

Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma)

Daisy Ridley (Rey)

Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)

3. The Dark Tower

Director: Nikolaj Arcel

The Dark Tower film is based on Steven King’s original books, stories and comics and is set to turn into a massive film franchise if this one is a smash at the box office. In this post-apocalyptic tale, gunslinger and pseudo-knight, Roland Deschain roams a battered and broken Old West landscape in search of a way to preserve his dying world by finding the dark tower. It’s set to be a dark horror/sci-fi set in the fictional and decaying land of Mid-World.

Release date: February 2017

Stars

Idris Elba (Roland Deschain)

Katheryn Winnick (unknown)

Tom Taylor (Jake Chambers)

Matthew McConaughey (Walter Padick)

Abbey Lee (Tirana)

4. Power Rangers (2017)

Director: Dean Israelite

Loosely based on the original TV show, the Power Rangers movie follows a group of high-school kids who become superheroes. They suddenly find they possess unique superpowers that they must harness so that they can save the world from evil.

Release date: March 2017

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Stars

Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa)

David Denman (Sam Scott)

Naomi Scott (Kimberly Hart/The Pink Ranger)

Becky G.  (Trini/ The Yellow Ranger)

RJ Cyler (Billy Cranston/The Blue Ranger)

Ludi Lin (Zack Taylor/ The Black Ranger)

Darce Montgomery (Jason Lee Scott/The Red Ranger)

5. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Director: Bill Condon

Following suit from the re-tellings of many a classic fairy story into a blockbuster move, Beauty and the Beast is another such adaptation. This time the story is about a monstrous prince and a beautiful young woman who fall in love against all the odds. It’s set to be cinematically stunning with a heartwarming and charming plot in a tale that is as old as time.

Release date: March 2017

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Stars

Dan Stevens (Beast)

Emma Watson (Belle)

Luke Evans (Gaston)

Ewan McGregor (Lumiere)

Ian McKellen (Cogsworth)

Emma Thompson (Mrs Potts)

6. Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Director: Rupert Sanders

Scarlette Johansson kicks butt as a cyborg policewoman whose mission is to bring down a nefarious computer hacker. The film itself is based on a Japanese manga and promises tonnes of action and suspense. There was some controversy over casting Johansson in a role that was originally geared for a Japanese actress highlighting that the Hollywood propensity for whitewashing is a habit that won’t die out easily. We hope it doesn’t ruin what seems to be a great action-packed movie with an equally awesome plot.

Release Date: March/April 2017

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Stars

Scarlett Johansson (The Major)

Pilou Asbæk (Batou)

Rila Fukushima (unknown)

Michael Pitt (The Laughing Man)

Tekeshi Kitano (Daisuke Aramaki)

7. Alien: Covenant (2017)

Director: Ridley Scott

Covenant is the second installment of the Alien prequel series and this time we see the characters star-bound on board the colony ship Covenant crossing to the far side of the galaxy for a remote planet in what they think is an uncharted paradise. The plot thickens and according to Collider, things are not what they first appear to be and what they actually discover is a dark and dangerous world with one solo inhabitant and last survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition before them, synthetic David.

Release date: August 2017

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Stars

Michael Fassbender (David)

Katherine Waterston (Daniels)

Danny McBride (unknown)

Billy Crudup (unknown)

8. Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

IMDb says that this movie will be an action/adventure movie that will focus on King Kong’s origins. The journey begins with a team of adventurers taking a mysterious and dangerous trip to Kong’s home on a primordial island in search of Kong’s brother and a mythical serum. Of course the journey does not go smoothly and they soon find there are a lot more monsters to worry about in the dark and treacherous unknown

Release date: March 2017

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Stars

Tom Hiddleston (Captain James Conrad)

Brie Larson (Weaver)

Toby Kebbell (Major Chapman)

Samuel L. Jackson(unknown)

John Goodman (Randa)

9. The Snowman (2017)

Director: Tomas Alfredson

Based on the novel of the same name by Jo Nesbo, the movie version is set to be a British crime-thriller. According to IMDb, the story follows Detective Harry Hole as he investigates a woman’s disappearance. The main clue to go on is her pink scarf which was found wrapped around the neck of an ominous-looking snowman.

Release Date: October 2017

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Stars

Michael Fassbender (Detective Hary Hole)

Rebecca Ferguson (Katrine Bratt)

Chloë Sevigny (unknown)

Val Kilmer (Gert Rafto)

10. Jackie (2017)

Director: Pablo Larraín

 Numerous attempts have been made to tell the story of one of the most fascinating and talked about women in the history of American politics but few have delivered. However, with Natalie Portman playing the first-lady, Jackie Kennedy this one looks like it’s going to be a winner. IMDb states that the film seeks to provide an account of the immediate aftermath of JFK’s assassination through the eyes of Jacqueline Kennedy. We think this is going to be the movie of the year.

Release Date: unknown

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Stars

Natalie Portman (Jackie Kennedy)

Greta Gerwig (unknown)

Billy Crudup (unknown)

Peter Sarsgaard (Robert Kennedy)

11. Baywatch (2017)

Director: Seth Gordon

Everybody loved Baywatch the TV show, even if they didn’t admit it so we’re all pretty stoked that the movie-version is on its way promising a light-hearted tale of friendship between two unlikely prospective lifeguards as well as plenty of buff and beautiful bodies patrolling a beach in California, keeping folk safe.

Release date: May 2017

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Stars

Kelly Rohrbach (CJ Parker)

Zac Efron (Matt Brody)

Alexandra Daddario (Summer Quinn)

Dwayne Johnson (Mitch Buchannon)

Priyanka Chopra (Victoria Leeds)

 

 

 

 

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