Movie fans are in for a treat in 2023, with some eagerly anticipated movies scheduled to be released across the world over the next 12 months. Several successful film franchises are set to launch their latest offering, most of which will likely generate massive takings at the global box office.
There are also several strong contenders for Academy Awards due to hit the theatres, further adding to the excitement felt by movie fans right now. With that in mind, we take a look at some of the most exciting new film releases for 2023, starting with the next installment in a franchise that has become a worldwide phenomenon in recent years.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
As highlighted by a recent study by Betway Insider, the Marvel franchise is well on its way to overtaking Star Wars as the most successful film series of all time.
Previous Marvel films have raked in more than $27.4 billion at the box office, and the next movie off the production line should keep the financial gravy train rolling along.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania features an ensemble cast including Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer, while the addition of Bill Murray to the line-up should guarantee success.
John Wick: Chapter 4
John Wick: Chapter 4 could be the most shocking movie in the series, with director Chad Stahelski teasing that it does not end well for the central character.
Whether that was a ruse to hook audiences in remains unclear, although this is not a franchise that needs to use underhanded tactics to promote itself.
With the promise of multiple storylines set to underpin what is already an epic tale, John Wick: Chapter 4 is certain to attract plenty of interest when it is released next year.
If a line-up that includes Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Ron Livingston, and Michael Shannon is not enough to lure you in, Michael Keaton’s casting as Bruce Wayne should certainly be.
The plot for The Flash movie has been kept a closely guarded secret by the producers, although there have been several rumors it will follow the ‘Flashpoint’ storyline from the comic books.
Given the numerous off-screen controversies surrounding Miller in recent times, it will be intriguing to see whether movie fans are prepared to forgive and forget when the film is released.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One
It is remarkable to think that Tom Cruise first played Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible in 1996 and the franchise is still going strong today.
Two more films are scheduled to be released over the next couple of years, starting with Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One next summer. Part Two is out 12 months later.
Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Czerny, and Vanessa Kirby bring a familiar look to the line-up for the 2023 release, while Esai Morales plays the main villain.