As we close the book on 2022, a new year begins with fresh movie releases, news, and announcements. 2023 already promises to be an exciting year for film. With long-awaited sequels, high-profile films, and an array of surprises in store, let’s jump into the films you won’t want to miss this year.
Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is already one of the most talked about films going into 2023. The Interstellar and Dark Knight director is known for his aversion to digital effects. Many of his films use complex practical effects versus CGI. The director’s decision to detonate real explosives to simulate a nuclear blast certainly draws attention. Starring Cillian Murphy as theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, the film follows his life and the work that led to the creation of the first atom bomb. This won’t be one to miss.
Who would’ve predicted that one of 2023’s most anticipated releases would be a Barbie movie? Well, with Lady Bird and Little Women director Greta Gerwig and stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, we’re not so surprised. Although we’re still determining what to expect from this eccentric, postmodernist take on the famous children’s doll, it’s clearly attracting some attention. With Barbie set for a July release date, enjoy some of the latest TV in the meantime, such as Netflix’s Ginny and Georgia, an acclaimed show with a second season just around the corner.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
The long-awaited fifth film in the whip-snapping, snake-fearing franchise is almost with us. Four decades after Raiders of the Lost Ark first hit cinemas, screen legend Harrison Ford takes up his iconic tomb-raiding attire for the fifth time. For the first time since 2008, fans will finally get a new Indiana Jones film. Logan director James Mangold helms the project, with Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Antonio Banderas set to star alongside Ford. Set for a June release, this is sure to be one of 2023’s biggest releases.
Nicolas Cage is playing Dracula. That’s all you need to know, but we’ll tell you more anyway. With the release of a trailer, we finally have our first glimpse at this mad, bizarre, and surprising 2023 release. Starring Nicholas Hoult as Renfield, previously played by Tom Waits in Coppola’s 1992 Dracula, the film appears to have a far zanier tone than we’d anticipated. If you like your horror with a touch of eccentricity, you won’t want to miss this when it drops in April.
John Wick Chapter 4
The John Wick franchise has proven to be one of the most successful hits of the past decade. Since 2014, the action-thriller series has grown increasingly popular with each instalment. Enjoyed by critics and audiences alike, this is one franchise that has yet to disappoint. Following the $327 million take of John Wick 3: Parabellum, we’re curious to see how 2023’s Box Office predictions will fare. Either way, the Keanu-led action-thriller franchise is a lock for must-see releases this year.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Since 2018’s surprise hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, fans have been itching for the sequel. The film will see the Spider-Verse universe branching into multiverse territory and teaming up with the Spider-Force to protect it from a new threat. Featuring the same eye-catching animation style, Across the Spider-Verse will see Shameik Moore return as Miles Morales, starring alongside Oscar Isaac, Hailee Steinfeld, Daniel Kaluuya, and more. Spider-Man is a franchise familiar with branching into new territory, as there have been multiple films, video games, and even online slots based on the superhero! These games are available at many online casinos, with hundreds of fantastic slot games with outstanding animation. New players can even take advantage of free spins bonus offers, that allow you to play these great games for free! What’s more is the site also has game guides and demo version that you can enjoy! Across the Spider-Verse is set for a June release; these games are a great way to pass the time while you wait.
Finally, we have the long-awaited movie adaptation of the popular Borderlands video game franchise. With Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Jamie Lee Curtis set to star, the film has a lot of promise. While there have been video game spinoffs for this cult-favourite sci-fi series, this will be the first time it has received a live-action treatment. For fans of exciting games with vibrant visuals, this is sure to be one to watch, though it may be a while before it releases.
These are just a handful of 2023’s most anticipated films. We could have also included Fast X, The Little Mermaid, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and much more. It’s lining up to be a great year for movies. Let us know what you’re most excited to see in 2023!