2023 Year of the Sequels: A Record 33 Movies
- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Sunday, 12 February 2023 10:04
The new year will be the year of the sequels with 33 follow-ups coming our way including revisiting decades-old franchises like the EXORCIST, BEVERLY HILLS COP, LEGALLY BLONDE, a new EVIL DEAD movie, and your usual superhero movies from DC and Marvel. See the year-long list below and their release dates.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
The next phase of Marvel kicks off with Kang as the main villain, not just for Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and his crew (Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer) but new Avengers will face him in the AVENGERS: THE KANG DYNASTY IN 2025.
Michael B. Jordan takes the directing reins in the third movie which has Creed facing off against an old friend in the boxing ring.
Ghostface takes NYC with the killer following the protagonists of the last reboot.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods
Zachary Levi reprises his role as Shazam, and he's facing off against Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu.
John Wick: Chapter 4
Keanu Reeves is still on the run from the High Table. Donnie Yen, Hiroyuki Sanada and Bill Skarsgard join the action.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
James Gunn wraps up the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY trilogy before he heads off to revamp Warner Bros.' DC Studios.
Book Club 2: The Next Chapter
Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen and Candace Bergen reprise their roles as four best friends on a girl trip to Italy.
The next chapter in THE FAST AND FURIOUS franchise enters the blockbuster race.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
The follow-up to the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga has Mile Morales traveling across the Multiverse with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
The next outing in the TRANSFORMERS franchise adapts the Beast Wars with the Maximals, Predacons and Terrorcons joining the battle between the Autobots and Decepticons.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Harrison Ford dons the Fedora and whip one more time with a new sidekick played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge under the direction of James Mangold who has a pretty good track record.
Insidious: Fear the Dark
Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne return in the fifth installment with Wilson adding directing duties to his roles.
Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning - Part 1
Tom Cruise sets off on another spy adventure with his crew. Esai Morales, Hayley Atwell, Cary Elwes and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY's Pom Klementieff join the cast.
Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris return as Captain Marvel with Ms Marvel's Iman Vellani rounding out the trio.
Meg 2: The Trench
The prehistoric shark rears its ugly fin to the surface, and Jason Statham returns to kill it.
The Equalizer 3
Denzel Washington reteams with director Antoine Fuqua with Dakota Fanning joining the sequel.
The Nun 2
Taissa Farmiga returns in a sequel to the 2018 horror film.
The Expendables 4
50 Cent, Megan Fox and Tony Jaa join Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham in the next testosterone-filled action movie.
Ellen Burstyn returns as Chris MacNeil in a follow-up to the 1973 movie with Linda Blair.
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
Tobin Bell returns as Jigsaw in the tenth installment.
Dune: Part Two
Denis Villeneuve returns to the world of DUNE with a sequel starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya.
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
Another entry in Aardman's stop-motion animated film is coming to Netflix.
Untitled Ghostbusters Sequel
The young and OG ghostbusters return for more ghost activity, and Ernie Hudson exclusively told CineMovie that his Winston character will be at the center of the next movie.
Jason Momoa reprises his role as Aquaman after a delayed release from Warner Bros.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Director Francis Lawrence returns to the directing chair for a prequel to THE HUNGER GAMES movies with an all-new cast that includes Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth (Billy the Kid) will play a younger version of Donald Sutherland's Coriolanus Snow.
Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return to voice the adorable trolls.
Other highly-anticipated sequels (listed below) have yet to secure a release date.
Legally Blonde 3
Reese Witherspoon reprises her role as Elle Woods with Jennifer Coolidge also set to return along with Alanna Ubach (COCO, Euphoria)
Idris Elba reprises his role as John Luther from the series for a Netflix movie also starring Andy Serkis.
Beverly Hill Cop: Axel Foley
Eddie Murphy will reprise his role as Axel Foley in the upcoming Netflix movie with Judge Reinhold joining the sequel.
Chris Hemsworth's black market mercenary rises from the dead for the Russo Brothers-produced sequel for Netflix.
A Quiet Place Part III
The children return for a third installment with Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds.