In this first unrestricted year since the pandemic, Hollywood is having a big day.
The studios have fine-tuned their weapons, Barbie, Oppenheimer or Super Mario are on board and the superheroes are celebrating a brilliant comeback … as well as Magic Mike, John Wick and even Indiana Jones, the Transformers and Paul Atreides in the second Dune of Dennis Villeneuve.
Magic Mike’s Last Dance
Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum take Mike Lane one last round. The dancer has financial difficulties and must decide to accept the offer of a wealthy client (Salma Hayek). Arriving in London, he will find that his motives are different. Screenwriter Reid Carolin is behind this new story, he is also the man behind the plots of the previous two feature films, and he is also the producer of Finding Magic Mike, a reality show that aired on HBO Max last year.
Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Coogler’s favorite actor, is behind the camera for this third installment in the Rocky spin-off franchise. The life of Adonis Creed now looks like a fairy tale. But when one of his old friends reappears, he has to face him in the ring, and the stakes are high. Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors and Phylicia Rashad also reprise their roles.
Adam Driver transforms into an astronaut whose ship finishes its race on an alien planet. Because the star has been habitable… since it was Earth 65 million years ago. This nightmarish and prehistoric adventure is produced by Sam Raimi and voiced by Danny Elfman.
John Wick: Chapter 4
How not to bristle with impatience ahead of Keanu Reeves’ return in John Wick? In this fourth installment of The Murderer’s Adventures, our man won’t be off the hook. Because he must always try to win his freedom and he will have to face a new enemy even more formidable than the old ones. Also in attendance are Bill Skarsgård – the youngest of the acting dynasty -, Ian McShane and Lance Reddick.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
The hugely popular role-playing game that gave birth to MMORPGs is obviously coming to the big screen. The cast is stunning and includes Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith among others. Yes, that first feature film could be the start of a franchise if it were successful.
The Super Mario Bros Movie
The little plumber, mascot of the giant Nintendo, finally appears in an animated version. Featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black and Seth Rogen to name a few, Mario will embark on colorful and fun adventures in the Mushroom Kingdom. There’s no doubt young and old alike will appreciate these spring showings of the iconic character – and Princess Peach – at the cinema.
What would a great start to the season be without Vin Diesel? There’s also a touch of farewell to this Fast X, as this 11th feature film in the franchise is the first part of a diptych of the ending. Louis Leterrier is directing this new automotive adventure, with Justin Lin and Dan Mazeau writing the screenplay. Besides Dom Toretto we also find the characters played by Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Jason Statham – without Dwayne Johnson. Note that it is the most expensive film in the franchise with a production budget of $340 million.
The little mermaid
Disney Studios asked Rob Marshall to bring the famous cartoon to life as a movie. Halle Bailey thus embodies the kind Ariel and Jonah Hauer-King, Prince Eric. There’s also Melissa McCarthy in Ursula, Javier Bardem in Trion, while Awkwafina will be the voice of Scuttle.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
What does Michael Bay have in store for us in this new Transformers feature film? I don’t know because Joby Harold, Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters’ scenario is being kept secret. Rumors are circulating that the film will be inspired by Beast Wars, in which robots become animals. However, it is known that Ron Perlman and Peter Dinklage will be voices and that Michelle Yeoh will be making an appearance.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
The world’s most famous archaeologist is back, this time in front of James Mangold’s cameras. Mads Mikkelsen will be in the cast alongside Antonio Banderas and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. As for Harrison Ford, he’s embraced a digital rejuvenation that should bring adventures old – and new – to him. At the end of this summer quest, Indy will definitely hang up his whip and fedora.
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One
For his seventh film in the saga, Tom Cruise didn’t shy away from any stunt, especially a motorcycle jump into a ravine that the actor-producer developed himself. It has also been joined by Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, it is also the penultimate part of the franchise, the second part is coming out in 2024.
Cillian Murphy becomes J. Robert Oppenheimer, inventor of the atomic bomb. Christopher Nolan directs this $100 million biographical film, which was shot in late February 2022. The cast is amazing: Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, Rami Malek and more Florence Pugh invested in the project.
Leonardo DiCaprio borrows his facial features from Theodore Roosevelt – FDR’s cousin and American President from 1901 to 1909. Unfortunately, no additional information about this long-awaited Martin Scorsese production has been leaked.
Warning, neon pink is back in style in this story starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken. But, if nothing has filtered the details of the scenario yet, we know that Greta Gerwig co-wrote it with her partner Noah Baumbach and that she is directing it, suggesting that it’s a satirical comedy.
Dune: Part Two
Impossible to miss the continuation of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, filming of which was completed just before the holidays. The local filmmaker continues his six Oscar-winning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic. Apparently Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgård are reprising their roles, while Florence Pugh takes over Princess Irulan’s.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Serpents
The film, a spin-off and prequel to The Hunger Games, follows the novel by Suzanne Collins and details the feelings that Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), the future president of Panem, has for a tribe in the 12th Ward named Lucy Gray Baird played by the winner Rachel Zegler received Golden Globes for her role as Maria in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.
Jason Reitman returns in this Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel. It is not yet known whether the actors of the first part will return – there is no confirmation for either Paul Rudd or Carrie Coon.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
After a year’s delay due to the pandemic, the smallest of the superheroes is back. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly co-star with Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer, while Jonathan Majors becomes Kang the Conqueror. Ah yes, Bill Murray is also in sales in an undisclosed role.
Shazam! wrath of the gods
Daughters of Atlas, Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu threaten the planet with a particularly devastating weapon. Shazam (Zachary Levi) must therefore face these two impressive women.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Filmmaker James Gunn is having a blast in this third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy epic. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), still shocked by the disappearance of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), gathers his troops to once again defend the entire universe.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
The animation suits Spider-Man particularly well. Considering the quality of the first feature, we expect sparks for this one. Joaquim Dos Santos is directing, with Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld and Oscar Isaac providing the voices.
Despite the controversy surrounding Ezra Miller’s private actions, The Flash is released. There’s a plethora of actors from the old DC Universe, like Michael Shannon in General Zod, as well as Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton in…Batman.
As a sequel to the “Ms. Disney+’s “Marvel” series follows “The Marvels” Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), taking the place of the other two, when they use their superpowers. Yes, Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury… which is always a treat, as does the famous cat that isn’t one.
Kraven the Hunter
When JC Chandor, the director of the excellent space for maneuvers, goes into the fantastic world of superheroes, he decides to focus on Sergei Kravinoff, an adversary of Spider-Man, to entrust the role to Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Add Russell Crowe and Ariana DeBose in supporting roles.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
What could be more appropriate for Christmas than the King of the Waters, played by Jason Momoa? The story was also invented by the actor and director James Wan stated that he took his time to perfect the scenario. Filming took place in the UK, Hawaii, Los Angeles and New Jersey. Yes, Amber Heard participated.