2016 is about to come to an end, and the movie fanatics have already prepared their calendars and booked their days for their favorite movies releasing next year. Well, if you look at the movie calendar yourself, there are some great films coming into the theater in 2017 that you should really not miss. However, if you do not have time for all, here is a list of top 10 movies picked by our MovieBox team that you need to look for in 2017.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales is the fifth addition to that very popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series that will be released on May 26, 2017. The movie is directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning and features Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Hector Barbossa and Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs. The movie might also feature the return of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) who was missing in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film.
Looking at the movie’s premise, Jack Sparrow is pursued by Captain Salazar, who has just escaped from the Devil’s Triangle along with his other ghost pirate companions. He determines to kill each and every pirate in the ocean. However, Jack aims to find Trident of Poseidon, a thing that will give him powers to control the entire sea and is also kill Salazar.
2. Justice League
DC have been coming up with some amazing superhero films since past few years. Justice League is the next DC movie based on the Justice League comics. The movie is to be released on November 17, 2017 and will be the fifth film in the DC Extended Universe. The director of the movie is Zack Snyder and it will feature Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Super Man, Gal Gadot as Wonder Women along with Erza Miller, Ray Fisher, Jason Momoa and Ciaran Hinds.
The movie is expected to begin months after Superman sacrifices his life for the sake of mankind. This inspires Batman and Wonder Women to gather a team of people with special abilities to face Steppenwolf as well as the Parademons who are hunting three “Mother Boxes” on the planet.
3. Fast 8
Fast 8 or Fast and the Furious 8 is the next American action film by F. Gary Gray which is also the eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious movie series. The present cast of the movie features Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black, Chris Bridges, Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Charlize Theron and Kurt Russel.
The movie was announced in 2015 in Jimmy Kimmel Live and the preparations started just after Furious 7 was released in 2015. Also in October 2015, it was announced that Gray is going to replace James Wan as the director. Fast 8 will also be the only film of the Fast and the Furious franchise (except Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) which won’t have Paul Walker in it.
4. Transformer: The Last Knight
Transformer: The Last Knight is an upcoming American sci-fi action movie and also the fifth part of the Transformer franchise, the sequel to Transformer: Age of Extinction, released in 2014. The next transformer film will be directed by Michel Bay as well. Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci will be playing the same role along with Tyrese Gibson, John Turtutto and Josh Dihamel. The movie is expected to release on 23rd of June, 2017.
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5. Star Wars: Episode VIII
There is hardly any movie fan out there who haven’t watched the Star Wars movies. Star Wars: Episode VIII is upcoming second part of the epic space drama, Star Wars written by Rian Johnson. The last film Star Wars: The Force Awakens was produced by Lucasfilm and featured Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Anthony Daniels, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran and Laura Dern. The movie is expected to release on December 15, 2017.
6. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the next and the final upcoming science fiction film of the Resident Evil Franchise directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The movie will be based on the famous Capcom horror videogame “Resident Evil”. The movie will star Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Eoin Macken, William Levy, Ruby Rose and Shawn Roberts.
Talking about the movie, after the events occurred in the previous film, i.e. Resident Evil: Retribution, mankind is almost on the verge of extinction. Alice, Leon, Ada, Jill, and Becky are the only hope humanity have and to end this all, Alice needs to go where it all started, the Raccoon City. The city is not still; The Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces to strike for the last time. It will be great to see how Alice makes her way to bring down the enemies and save humanity in the movie to be released on January 27,2017.
Logan is another superhero film to look for in 2017. The movie is based on the Marvel superhero, Wolverine and will be the tenth film of the X-Men franchise. It will also be the third and the final film of the Wolverine series, with X-Men Origins: Wolverine being the first part released in 2009 and The Wolverine released in 2013, being the second.
The director of the film is James Mangold and the story of Logan starts years after X-Men: Days of Future Past. Some of the leftover mutants, Charles Xavier and aging Logan protects a girl named Laura who possesses similar powers as of Logan but is being hunted by some forces. However, due to aging, the healing power of Logan starts to fail. The movie is releasing on March 3, 2017.
8. Wonder Women
Wonder Women is upcoming DC comics superhero movie based on Wonder Women comics. The director of the film is Patty Jenkins. Gal Gadot stars as the main character of the movie with Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen and many other famous actors in supporting roles. The movie story starts in 20th century, where Diana, the Amazon princess meets Steve Trevor, an American military pilot on the shore. She learns about the World War I events from the soldier and then leaves home and jumps into the war to bring it to an end. Wonder Women will hit the theaters on June 2nd, 2017.
9. Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell in upcoming science fiction action movie written by Jonathan Herma and James Moss, and directed by Rupert Sanders. The movie is based on a manga show with same title “Ghost in a Shell”. The main lead of the story is the Major (Scarlett Johansson) who is the Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander. She fights against cyber criminals along with her task force called Section 9. However, in the movie the face a new kind of enemy that seeks Hanka Robotic’s AI technology and will stop at no cost. The Ghost in the Shell will be released next year on March 31st.
10. War of the Planet of the Apes
War of the Planet of the Apes is the third film of the Planet of the Apes franchise and follows the previous film, i.e. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Planet of the Apes. It is written by Mark Bamback and directed by Matt Reeves. The movie focuses on the events following the one happened in the Dawn of the Planet. Caesar and all is ape mates are in war with the human colony. However, in a battle when the apes suffer severe loss, Caesar plans to avenge his people and by fighting the human leader. This fight is only going to decide the species that will survive and dominate the Earth. The War of the Planet of the Apes will be released on July 14th, 2017.