As we end 2016, we can’t wait to jump into 2017 as it will be bringing us a list of awesome movies from action, comedy to science fiction.
2016 has had its share of great movies but 2017 may be the year that may break record sales as Marvel and DC gear up for more comic related action packed movies. We won’t forget animations too as Hollywood and other international markets have much to offer for 2017.
Here’s our list of 2017’s most anticipated movies;
Spur Magazine: Most Anticipated 2017 Movies
The Fate of the Furious aka Fast & Furious 8 and previously known as Fast 8 is an upcoming 2017 American action film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan.
It is the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film will star Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren.
Jumanji is directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Scott Rosenberg. It is a spiritual sequel and continuation of the 1995 film of the same name, and will have a tribute to the late Robin Williams. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas.
It’s a superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team which It is intended to be the fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Zack Snyder, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, and Ciarán Hinds.
The film will star Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and is directed by Patty Jenkins, written by Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns and Patty Jenkins, from a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder.
Spiderman Home Coming
Home Coming is intended to be the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Jon Watts and Tom Holland plays as Spiderman.
Ghost in The Shell
This movie is based on a popular Japanese manga and anime called Ghost In The Shell that involves a cyborg counter-cyber terrorist field commander The Major (Scarlett Johansson), and her task force Section 9 that deals with cyber criminals and hackers. It’s a science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss.
The third and final Wolverine solo film following X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and The Wolverine (2013) takes inspiration from Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, which follows a past-his-prime Logan undertaking a final adventure in the post-apocalyptic future.
John Wick 2
It is a sequel to the 2014 film John Wick. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, and Ian McShane.
The sequel to 2011’s Thor and 2013’s Thor: The Dark World the film is directed by Taika Waititi with a screenplay by Stephany Folsom, and stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba and Anthony Hopkins.
Kong: Skull Island
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary’s Godzilla–Kong film series. It stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson and Jing Tian,
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Also known as Pirates of the Caribbean: The Revenge of Salazar and Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, this is the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The film is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from a script by Jeff Nathanson, with Jerry Bruckheimer serving again as producer. Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, and Kevin McNally reprise their roles as Jack Sparrow, Hector Barbossa, and Joshamee Gibbs, respectively.
Transformers: The Last NightHaving left Earth in search of the Creators, Optimus Prime returns. Two worlds collide but only one will survive. The film is directed by Michael Bay, with Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci reprising their roles from Age of Extinction, alongside Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro from the first three films. This will be the fifth and final Transformers film to be directed by Bay.
King Arthur: Legend of The Sword
When young Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down.
A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son. The film is directed by Baran bo Odar, written by Andrea Berloff and starring Jamie Foxx and T.I. as a pair of corrupt Las Vegas cops.
Ex-maid of honor Eloise – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. The comedy film is directed by Jeffrey Blitz and written by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass. The film stars Anna Kendrick.
A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co. Produced by DreamWorks Animation, the film is being directed by Tom McGrath and written by Michael McCullers. It stars the voices of Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, and Lisa Kudrow with Tobey Maguire as the narrator.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Intended to be the sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the film is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Glenn Close, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Kurt Russell.
It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise 18 years after the 1999 remake of “The Mummy” and the first installment in the Universal Monsters shared universe. Directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie, the film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe.
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & CEO of Innovware startup project. He is passionate about tech, games and entertainment. He also enjoys writing about anime and many other topics.