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Most Anticipated Movies in 2024 (Watch Trailers)

As we bid farewell to the cinematic gems of 2023, it’s time to turn our attention to the future and explore the tantalizing lineup of top upcoming movies set to grace the silver screen in 2024. From epic franchises that continue to captivate audiences to intriguing new releases poised to leave their mark, 2024 promises to be a year of cinematic magic. So, grab your popcorn, prepare to be dazzled, and join us as we embark on a journey through the most eagerly awaited films of the coming year. Get ready to watch trailers and mark your calendars, because the world of cinema is about to deliver a cinematic experience like no other in 2024!

Top Upcoming releases in 2024 (Watch Trailers)

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Another one of the movies is “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga”, which is a post-apocalyptic action adventure film co-helmed and co-written by the renowned George Miller in collaboration with Nico Lathouris. This cinematic gem not only serves as a spin-off and prequel to the acclaimed “Mad Max: Fury Road” from 2015 but also takes its place as the fifth installment in the iconic Mad Max franchise. At the heart of this thrilling narrative is Anya Taylor-Joy, stepping into the shoes of the titular character, Imperator Furiosa, while a stellar supporting cast, including Chris Hemsworth, Alyla Browne, and Tom Burke, adds depth to the post-apocalyptic world.

Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, “Furiosa” has been earmarked for release, with Australian theaters premiering the film on May 23, 2024, followed by a United States release on May 24, 2024, ensuring that fans of the Mad Max universe will have a thrilling cinematic experience to look forward to.

Night Swim

“Night Swim” is a supernatural horror movie and it marks the feature directorial debut of Bryce McGuire, who also penned the script, and draws inspiration from his and Rod Blackhurst’s 2014 short film of the same name. The film introduces a talented cast, including Wyatt Russell, Kerry Condon, Amélie Hoeferle, and Gavin Warren, portraying a family grappling with the eerie presence haunting their backyard swimming pool.

As the anticipation mounts, “Night Swim” is all set to hit theaters in the United States on January 5, 2024, promising audiences a spine-tingling and hair-raising cinematic experience.

Ghosbusters: Frozen Empire

“Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” is a supernatural comedy movie directed by Gil Kenan, who collaboratively penned the screenplay with Jason Reitman. Positioned as the sequel to the 2021 hit “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” and the fifth installment in the beloved Ghostbusters franchise, the film boasts a star-studded cast. Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim lead the charge, with the iconic Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and William Atherton reprising their memorable roles from earlier films. Joining the ensemble are Kumail Nanjiani and Patton Oswalt.

The plot of the movie takes us years beyond the events in Summerville, Oklahoma, as the veteran Ghostbusters unite with their new recruits to combat a formidable chilling adversary in the bustling backdrop of New York City. The movie is set to release on March 29, 2024, courtesy of Sony Pictures.

The Beekeeper

Jason Statham returns to the silver screen, showcasing his formidable skills as a relentless assassin in the upcoming thriller “The Beekeeper.”The movie’s premise revolves around the harrowing journey of a man seeking ruthless vengeance, which escalates to a national level when it’s unveiled that he was once a member of the secretive and influential organization known as the ‘Beekeepers. The Red Band trailer provides a gripping preview of Statham’s action-packed performance as Mr. Clay, as he fearlessly battles his way through hostile territory. Alongside him, an impressive ensemble cast, including Josh Hutcherson, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Minnie Driver, Bobby Naderi, Phylicia Rashad, and Jeremy Irons, adds depth to the narrative.

Mark your calendars for January 12, 2024, as “The Beekeeper” is set to hit theaters exclusively, promising audiences a high-octane cinematic experience.

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No Way Up

No Way Up is a high concept combination of disaster movie and survival thriller, as characters from very different backgrounds are thrown together when the plane they’re travelling on crashes into the Pacific Ocean. The stricken airliner comes to rest perilously close to the edge of a bottomless ravine with the surviving passengers and crew trapped in an air pocket. With their air supply rapidly running out, a nightmare fight for survival ensues as dangers from all sides hone-in on them. The film stars Colm Meaney, Phyllis Logan, James Carroll Jordan, Will Attenborough, and Manuel Pacific.

Rebel Moon

“Rebel Moon,” alternatively known as “Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire,” is an epic space opera film helmed by director Zack Snyder. Snyder co-authored the screenplay with Kurt Johnstad and Shay Hatten, drawing inspiration from a story he crafted himself. The film boasts an impressive ensemble cast, featuring Sofia Boutella, Charlie Hunnam, Michiel Huisman, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Ray Fisher, Cleopatra Coleman, Jena Malone, Fra Fee, Ed Skrein, and Anthony Hopkins.

Scheduled for a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 15, 2023, “Rebel Moon” will make its streaming debut on December 21, 2023, exclusively on Netflix. The sequel, “Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver,” is slated for release on April 19, 2024.

The Garfield Movie

Coming soon to theaters is ‘The Garfield Movie,’ an animated comedy film inspired by Jim Davis’s iconic comic strip, Garfield. The film, under the directorial guidance of Mark Dindal, features a screenplay crafted by Paul A. Kaplan, Mark Torgove, and David Reynolds. The talented cast includes Chris Pratt, lending his voice to the titular character, alongside a stellar voice ensemble consisting of Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Waddingham, Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Cecily Strong, Harvey Guillén, Brett Goldstein, and Bowen Yang. Mark your calendars for the eagerly awaited release of ‘The Garfield Movie,’ hitting theaters in the US on May 24, 2024.

Argylle

Prepare for an upcoming spy action comedy film titled ‘Argylle,’ under the direction and production of Matthew Vaughn. This star-studded movie boasts an ensemble cast featuring Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Audiences can mark their calendars for the highly anticipated release of ‘Argylle,’ slated to hit theaters in the US on February 2, 2024, through Universal Pictures and Apple Original Films.

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Journey back into the captivating world of apes and humans in ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,’ an upcoming science fiction action film helmed by director Wes Ball. As a direct sequel to the 2017 hit ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’ marks the fourth installment in the enthralling reboot franchise. The lead role is portrayed by Owen Teague, with a stellar supporting cast that includes Freya Allan, Kevin Durand, Peter Macon, and William H. Macy.

Circle the date on your calendar for the release of ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,’ which is set to hit theaters in the United States on May 24, 2024.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Get ready for the colossal clash in ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire,’ an upcoming monster film under the direction of Adam Wingard. It not only marks the seventh installment and fifth film in the MonsterVerse but also takes its place as the 38th entry in the Godzilla franchise and the 13th installment in the King Kong franchise. The film features an exceptional cast, including Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns, and Fala Chen. Mark your calendars for the epic showdown, as ‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ is scheduled to hit theaters on April 12, 2024.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is a superhero film centered around the iconic DC character, Aquaman. The visionary director James Wan takes the helm, working from a screenplay crafted by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, based on a storyline conceived by Wan himself, along with Johnson-McGoldrick, Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, and Jason Momoa, who also stars in the film as Arthur Curry / Aquaman.

The journey to bring this aquatic adventure to life was set in motion by Momoa, who proposed a story for an Aquaman sequel during the production of the initial film. Director James Wan, however, chose not to rush the project but later agreed to oversee its development. A month later, Johnson-McGoldrick signed on to return as the screenwriter, with Wan’s directorial return confirmed. Wan expressed his commitment to expanding the rich world of Aquaman, and in June 2021, he unveiled the sequel’s title. Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated release of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” scheduled for December 22, 2023.

Madame Web

‘Madame Web,’ a superhero film inspired by Marvel Comics and centered around the character of the same name. The directorial reins are in the capable hands of S. J. Clarkson, who, alongside Claire Parker, Matt Sazama, and Burk Sharpless, co-authored the screenplay, drawing inspiration from a story crafted by Kerem Sanga, Sazama, and Sharpless. In the lead role, we have the talented Dakota Johnson taking on the persona of Madame Web, supported by a stellar cast that includes Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, and Tahar Rahim.

‘Madame Web’ is scheduled for release on February 14, 2024, promising an enthralling superhero cinematic experience.

Inside Out 2

The highly anticipated sequel, ‘Inside Out 2,’ continues the story from the beloved ‘Inside Out’ released in 2015. It is under the directorial guidance of Kelsey Mann, marking his feature directorial debut. The star-studded cast includes the returning voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, and Lewis Black, along with the delightful additions of Tony Hale, Liza Lapira, and Maya Hawke. The film builds upon the creative concept of ‘five to 27 emotions’ introduced by Pixar’s chief creative officer, Pete Docter, in the first film. Audiences can look forward to the release of ‘Inside Out 2’ in theaters on June 14, 2024.

Damsel

Damsel, is a dark fantasy film under the skillful direction of Juan Carlos FresnadilloThe stellar cast includes the talents of Millie Bobby Brown, Angela Bassett, Robin Wright, Ray Winstone, Nick Robinson, Brooke Carter, and Shohreh Aghdashloo.

In Damsel, Millie Bobby Brown,” initially appears as a compliant and obedient young woman. She willingly consents to marrying a charming prince, believing it to be the start of her fairy-tale romance. However, her dreams quickly shatter as she uncovers a sinister plot: the royal family has ensnared her as a sacrificial pawn, meant to settle an age-old debt. Now, she finds herself thrust into the depths of a treacherous cave, sharing her confinement with a fearsome fire-breathing dragon. In this dire situation, her survival depends solely on her resourcefulness and unwavering determination. Damsel was initially set to release worldwide on Netflix on October 13, 2023. However, the film has been pushed back to sometime in 2024.

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