The number 1 streaming platform in the market, Netflix, has released the schedule of its biggest original films to be distributed in the next twelve months.
Adam Sandler was the first big Hollywood star to see potential in the content producer Netflix, signing an exclusive contract with the company, which has lasted almost 8 years. Here, Sandler makes his first sequel to an original film on the platform, with the sequel to Mystery in the Mediterranean (2019) – a comic play on Agatha Christie’s thrillers. The film reunites him once again with Jennifer Aniston and opens on March 31.
It’s hard to imagine that there is a big name in Hollywood that refuses to work with Netflix. In fact, very soon all the biggest players in the industry will have passed through the company. Who debuts in this partnership in 2023 is the Latin muse Jennifer Lopez, in a film that should have been released in 2022. In the plot, Lopez is a professional killer who abandons her daughter, but needs to reveal herself to her years later in order to protect her . The action-thriller directed by Niki Caro (Mulan, 2020) opens on May 12.
Just like the big classic Hollywood studios, Netflix is not shy about making sequels to their greatest hits. And it currently does so with its major productions, as was the case with Enola Holmes 2. This year, two sequels to productions that have been successful in the house arrive, in addition to Mystery in Paris, this sequel to the action movie with Chris “Thor” Hemsworth – who exchanges the desert for ice. Written and produced by the Russo brothers, the star returns as mercenary Tyler Rake. The film, which was postponed from last year to this year, opens on June 16.
Another one that was postponed from last year to this one, this work has all the face of blaxploitation production of the 1970s, and is intentionally produced this way, with the grainy image and retro look of the time. The feature is pure tribute and brings a rocambolesque plot about a government conspiracy cloning ghetto residents. The protagonist trio is lived by Jamie Foxx, John Boyega and Teyonah Parris. The premiere is on the 21st of July.
While Marvel and DC fans clash, Netflix unites the stars of such films in its home. The company has already cast hot names like Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Chris Evans (Captain America), Dwayne Johnson (Adam black), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) in its productions. Now it’s time for the second partnership with Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot – for the first time starring in a film of her own on streaming. She follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie (in the type of film that the muse would make) and lives Rachel Stone, an action super spy. The premiere is on the 11th of August.
Another considered a “golden boy” by Netflix is comedian Kevin Hart. The comedian’s partnership with streaming began with the drama Paternidade (2021), and from there followed productions such as the miniseries A Mais Pura Verdade (2021) and the superproductions O Homem de Toronto (2022) and De Férias da Família (2022). Now, Hart stars in a serious and stylish action movie that sees him as part of a team of international thieves. In the direction, F. Gary Gray (The Master’s Exit and Fast and Furious 8). The premiere is on the 25th of August.
Not only does Netflix partner with and cast big Hollywood names to work on its projects, it also creates its own stars and stars and “releases” them into the world. This was the case with the girl Millie Bobby Brown, revealed by the success of Stranger Things. After starring in the Enola Holmes franchise, Brown is co-producing a film with the company again: the medieval fantasy adventure Damsel, in which she subverts the concept of the damsel in distress waiting to be rescued. The premiere is on the 13th of October.
Want more hot Hollywood stars in original productions? Netflix has. Director David Yates (Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts) joins Emily Blunt and Chris Evans on screen for a story of the rise and fall of a woman seeking a better life for herself and her daughter, making a company grow with her courage, but seeing in the midst of a criminal conspiracy. The premiere is on the 27th of October.
It’s not just in front of screens that Netflix scales great talent. Weight directors have already been in charge of streaming productions. When he brought in Martin Scorsese to collaborate on The Irishman, the company “reset life to zero”. Another not far behind is the great David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club), who had previously collaborated with Netflix on Mank (2020). Here, he tells the story of a professional killer developing a crisis of conscience. In the lead role, Michael Fassbender. The premiere is on the 10th of November.
The big name in this romantic comedy is veteran Nicole Kidman, in her second partnership with Netflix after The Graduation Party (2020). Here, she and Joey King live mother and daughter. Everything changes in the young woman’s life, when she discovers that her mother is having an affair with her boss, a man much younger than her, played by Zac Efron. The premiere is on the 17th of November.
Netflix is also investing heavily in its own feature-length animation division. In his big bet for 2023, Adam Sandler lends his voice to the title character, a 74-year-old lizard, who, alongside his turtle friend, plans to escape from a terrarium in an elementary school in Florida, where they have been living for decades. The premiere is on the 22nd of November.
Who appears in her first partnership with Netflix is the Oscar-winning star, Julia Roberts – one of the biggest names in Hollywood since the 90s. Roberts with whom she collaborated on the Homecoming series – equally a mystery plot. Here, those most attentive have already begun to perceive an apocalyptic content and certain similarities with the upcoming Knock on the Door, by M. Night Shyamalan. Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke and Kevin Bacon are also in the cast. The premiere is on the 8th of December.
Netflix always saves the best for last. That is, their biggest releases of each year are always left for December – a time when many are already on break for the end of year holidays and can enjoy themselves in front of the TV carefree. It was like this in 2018 with Bird Box, in 2021 with Não LOOK Up, and 2022 with Glass Onion, for example. And in 2023, in addition to Leave the World Behind, the platform will bring this blockbuster that was imagined by the visionary Zack Snyder, in a new partnership with the studio. The premiere is on the 22nd of December.
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