2016 was a pretty good year for movie fans. We had billion-dollar blockbusters like Captain America: Civil War (and soon-to-be billion dollar blockbusters like Rogue One), we had critically acclaimed hits like Hell or High Water and Manchester by the Sea, we had exciting thrillers like Arrival, and we had incredible animated movies like Zootopia and The Jungle Book. But now that 2016 is winding down, it’s time to look ahead to 2017 and see what cinema has in store for us.
2017 is a big year for movie buffs. The number of releases that have been lined up for this year are astounding and so, without much ado, let’s take a look at the 10 most anticipated Hollywood movies of 2017.
1. LOGAN – Touted as the last X-Men movie in which Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart will ever star in, the hype for this movie is sky high. The movie is slated to release on 3rd March
2. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – Releasing on 16th March, this is the live action reiteration of the Walt Disney classic. It stars the gorgeous Emma Watson as its lead. The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
3. DUNKIRK – The World War action thriller is the latest offing by the fast becoming legendary director Christopher Nolan. British forces embark on a mission to evacuate Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, in 1940. It stars Tom hardy as its lead and is expected to release on 21st July this year.
4. GHOST IN THE SHELL – Pleas of anime fans worldwide have been heard at long last. After 30 or so years of the release of the cult anime classic, we will be getting the live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell with the stunning Scarlett Johansson as the lead character.
5. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN : Dead Men Tell No Tales– Jack Sparrow is back people! Will Turner is back people! Need I say anymore? Oh yes, they are being hunted by a goon called Salazar. The latest offing releases on 26th May.
6. WONDER WOMAN – The first of the 2 DCEU movies slated for release next year is Wonder Woman. The movie will capture her origin story. The lovely Gal Gadot will play the role of the titular character. It is set to release on 1st June
7. DARK TOWER – This adaptation of Stephen King’s works is set to release on 27th July. Not much is known about it yet but, it will be good!
8. THOR: RAGNAROK – The phase 3 of the Marvel studios is beginning and this one sees Thor, Hulk and Dr. Strange team up for an adventure that has so far been kept under wraps. The scheduled release date so far is 25th October
9. JUSTICE LEAGUE – The second of the two DCEU movies this year is the superhero team up of DC’s mightiest heroes. Dear Zack Snyder, don’t screw it up. The movie will release on 16th November.
10. STAR WARS EPISODE VIII – The Last Jedi will release on 15th December and I couldn’t be more hyped!