Honorable Mentions: Bad Boys For Life, Birds of Prey, Onward, A Quiet Place II, Mulan, Fast and Furious 9, Top Gun: Maverick, West Side Story
10. Ghostbusters: Afterlife (July 10th)- After the debacle that was the Ghostbusters remake (2016), Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be a follow up the original two movies from the 80s. With Jason Reitman behind the camera (son of Ivan Reitman who directed Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters II), the franchise seems to be back in good hands.
9. The Eternals (November 6th)- The 1st of 2 MCU movies to appear on this list, The Eternals will be the 1st new property post Avengers: Endgame. The Eternals focuses on a group of Celestials and their impact on the MCU. Celestials are basically gods in the MCU and it will be interesting to see if they have had an impact on previous films.
8. Soul (June 19th)- Soul will be one of two Pixar movies coming out this year along with Onward. Onward is a mythical adventure while Soul looks like another character study similar to Up or Inside Out. Jamie Foxx stars as a man trying to make it as a Jazz musician who gets caught up in where he fits in the world. Count me in.
7. Dune (December 18th)- Denis Villeneuve has become one of the best directors in the game over the past decade and now will be taking on a reboot of the 1984 movie Dune. The new sci fi epic also has assembled an incredible cast which includes Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. This may be the rare case in which a reboot actually works.
6. Uncharted (December 18th)- December 18th looks to be an impressive weekend as one of the greatest video game series ever comes to the screen along with the Dune remake. Nathan Drake is often referred to the modern Indiana Jones so you can see the movie potential in Uncharted. They also got Spider-Man star Tom Holland to play Drake. But will it suffer the same fate as previous video game movie blunders? We’ll have to see.
5. Tenet (July 17th)- Christopher Nolan. There are very few directors today that drive a film on their name alone but Nolan is one of them. We don’t know much about Tenet, other than what the trailer tells us (which is still pretty confusing). With such mind-bending films in his filmography like Memento, Inception, and Interstellar; you can expect another brain-melting movie from Nolan.
4. Godzilla vs Kong (November 20th)- Despite the film’s delay, my excitement is threw the roof on this one! Sometimes we go to the movies to see an incredible story and sometimes we go to the movies to see something epic in scale. Godzilla vs. Kong is the ladder. While I’m expecting this movie to be a cheesy mess, its going to be amazing to see the two most famous monsters in movie history battle it out.
3. Wonder Woman 1984 (June 5th)- The sequel to the ground breaking 2017 film Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot returns for her 4th time as the title character. The film takes place in the 1980’s and sees the surprising return of Steve Trevor. I am a little nervous about the film due to Trevor’s return as well as Kristen Wiig as the villain Cheetah. But with Patty Jenkins returning behind the camera, I’ll put my faith in her.
2. Black Widow (May 1st)- Some, including me, feel like we should have gotten this movie 5 years ago. But never the less, Black Widow is finally getting her stand alone movie which will presumably be Scarlet Johansson’s last time playing her. While I’m excited to finally see Natasha’s backstory, the stakes don’t feel as high in past Marvel movies because we know how Widow’s story ends.
1 No Time To Die (April 8th)- While a lot of the movies will start new beginnings, No Time To Die brings James Bond to an end. Daniel Craig will reprise Bond once again for the 5th and final time. While his 4 movies have been up and down in quality, most Bond fans would agree that Daniel Craig is the best 007 we’ve ever had. Hopefully No Time To Die is closer to Casio Royale/Skyfall rather than Quantum of Solace/Spectre.