The 22 Most Anticipated Films of 2024


US launch date: Might 24

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

There have now been three Apes films since director Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes (and extra within the franchise earlier than that), and admittedly, they’re all good, however none have actually stood out. However this one is being directed by Wes Ball, who began out in visible results, so likelihood is it’ll look cool as hell—as evidenced by the trailer above. (If Ball’s identify sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of he’s additionally engaged on the forthcoming Legend of Zelda film, so if you wish to see how he handles kingdoms, see Kingdom.)

US launch date: Might 24


Bear in mind these dancers who confirmed up for like 5 minutes in John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum? Now they’re getting their very own film, starring Ana de Armas as an murderer in search of revenge (aren’t they all the time?) in opposition to the individuals who killed her household. Half Black Widow, half Pink Sparrow, all John Wick lore—hopefully with the requisite bisexual lighting.

US launch date: June 7


It might not look like it at first, however the 1996 catastrophe film Tornado is a cult basic. Helen Hunt in a sequence of distressed white tank tops. Invoice Paxton enjoying a man with an unnecessarily beloved truck. A very pleasant efficiency from Philip Seymour Hoffman. A soundtrack that has Tori Amos, okay.d. lang, and Van Halen. It actually has all the pieces. Now, it’s getting an “replace” from director Lee Isaac Chung. Usually, we’d say it doesn’t have to be up to date, however Chung made Minari, which was sensible, so it’s within the queue.

US launch date: July 19

Deadpool 3

Now that Captain America: Courageous New World and Thunderbolts have each moved to 2025, the Marvel Cinematic Universe slate is a bit of skinny. Nonetheless, it has the third Deadpool film, which additionally occurs to be the primary Deadpool film to truly be an MCU film, because it’s the primary one to come back since Disney accomplished its acquisition of Fox, which beforehand held the rights to the Merc with a Mouth. When you’re apprehensive that being made underneath the Mouse Home banner means the film will lack the, uh, edginess of earlier Deadpool installments, concern not. A couple of months in the past, director Shawn Levy assured us that his movie will nonetheless very a lot be an R-rated affair. He additionally didn’t deny there could be a Taylor Swift cameo, so maintain a watch out for that too.

US launch date: July 26


Filmmaker Eli Roth’s newest is an adaptation of the long-running Borderlands online game sequence starring—deep breath—Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gina Gershon, Bobby Lee, Edgar Ramirez, and a bunch of others all searching for a relic on Pandora. Little doubt this one will get bizarre.

US launch date: August 9

Alien: Romulus

When you ask us, and also you didn’t, Alien films with out Sigourney Weaver simply aren’t nearly as good. However this Alien film is being made by Fede Alvarez, who, because the director behind the Evil Lifeless remake, is aware of easy methods to tackle a well-established franchise. Contemplating Alvarez’s pedigree in horror, this one could be extra scary and fewer cerebral than the more moderen movies within the franchise.

US launch date: August 16

Beetlejuice 2

Did this film want a sequel? No. Will we watch it anyway? Sure.

US launch date: September 6

Transformers One

Talking of franchises that don’t want any extra installments: Transformers. what, although? This one sounds actually spectacular for no different purpose than its stacked voice solid, which incorporates Chris Hemsworth (Optimus Prime), Keegan-Michael Key (Bumblebee), Jon Hamm (Sentinel Prime), and Brian Tyree Henry (Megatron).

US launch date: September 13

Joker: Folie à Deux

Look, folks actually appreciated Joker. It’s one of many largest R-rated films of all time. Its sequel is being billed as a musical and can function Woman Gaga as Harley Quinn. Appears legit.

US launch date: October 4

Venom Sequel

Particulars on this one are actual murky, however apparently Tom Hardy is again as Eddie Brock, and he additionally cowrote the script. Be prepared for one thing bizarre.

US launch date: November 8

Gladiator 2

How usually do dudes discuss in regards to the Roman Empire? In all probability much more come November, when Ridley Scott releases the sequel to his fan-beloved Gladiator, this time starring Denzel Washington and Pedro Pascal. Are you not entertained? Is that this not why you’re right here? (Sorry. Needed to.)

US launch date: November 22

The Lord of the Rings: The Warfare of the Rohirrim

New Lord of the Rings! OK, so this one is animated and never made by Peter Jackson, however nonetheless—new Lord of the Rings!

US launch date: December 13


Pardon the pun, however this one is a little bit of a darkish horse. Directed by Robert Eggers (The Witch), it’s the second remake of F. W. Murnau’s 1922 silent movie of similar identify. (The primary one was Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre.) A twist on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, it seems all haunting and foreboding and black-and-white, like Eggers’ The Lighthouse, however there have been some very imprecise rumors earlier this yr that it didn’t go over nicely at a check screening. No matter. Eggers is aware of horror, and taking over a basic looks like simply the proper factor for him to do.

US launch date: December 25

Spider-Man: Past the Spider-Verse

This one won’t really hit theaters in 2024, however contemplating how epic Spider-Man: Throughout the Spider-Verse was, are you able to blame us for anticipating its launch?

US launch date: TBD


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