Movie sequels are an opportunity not only for a franchise to grow, but also for fans to follow the character’s development on the big screen rather than in a TV series. However, they are often faced with mixed feelings: excitement, apprehension, pleasure, disappointment or even anger. While some chapters tarnished the first installment, others are considered better than the original.
Fans of the Blockbuster franchise are extremely excited for these next five adrenaline-fueled sequels in 2023. Whether it’s stylized violence, science fiction, animated adventure, or historical fiction, the following action films are expected to appeal to theater audiences on a global scale.
Here they are by chronological release date.
John Wick: Chapter 4 – March 24
Keanu Reeves may have a reputation as one of the nicest, quietest guys in Hollywood, but he’ll soon be back in style as the intense and legendary hitman John Wick, opposite returning characters Laurence Fishburne as Bowery King and Ian McShane as Winston Scott, along with newcomers Bill Skarsgård as the mysterious Marquis and Donnie Yen as Caine.
According to Total Film magazine, Reeves dubbed the John Wick: Chapter 4 play your “toughest physical role ever” under the masterful eye of franchise director and stunt coordinator Chad Stahelski. This time, Wick will avoid the Head Table in five different countries, from Osaka to Paris. The film is expected to run for 2 hours and 49 minutes, making it the longest entry in the franchise to date.
“The hardest physical role I’ve had in my career so far. They really trained me to be able to have what we call a toolbox.”
Fans are also waiting for the Peacock and Prime Video release of the prequel miniseries. the continental, produced by Lionsgate Television. The story takes place in New York in the 1970s and will focus on a much younger Winston (Colin Woodell) as he navigates the complexities of the criminal underworld.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 – May 5
Intergalactic group members Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Sean Gunn), Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and Groot (Van Diesel) are facing the dangers of another space mission at the end of franchise. film. Directed by James Gunn and featuring a score by John Murphy, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3 takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame and will open in theaters in May.
Fans were wondering if they would ever see Gamora (Zoë Saldaña) again, until her return (albeit with amnesia and working with bounty hunters) was confirmed during a Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.
Fast X – May 19
The penultimate entry in Fast and furious world is scheduled to hit theaters in May, two years after F9. It is directed by Louis Leterrier, who was hired based on his work on Conveyor movies, shortly after writer/director Justin Lin decided to step aside. X fastalso known as Fast and Furious 10boasts another impressive cast: Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Jason Momoa, John Cena, Jason Statham (the original Conveyor), Rita Moreno, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson and Charlize Theron.
Make sure you watch again Fast Five before X fast to understand how Jason Momoa’s villainous character Dante fits into the story – but don’t fret. You could see him return as a superhero by the end of the year, as Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled for December 25th.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – June 2
MCU enthusiasts are looking forward to the release of the Sony-distributed sequel Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Versewhich will more or less coincide with the release of another Marvel Comics book. Edge of Spider-Verse in comic stores.
Jake Johnson, Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac and Issa Rae will lend their voices to the characters of Peter Parker, Mike Morales, Gwen Stacy, Miguel O’Hara and Jessica Drew, respectively.
According to the official Sony Pictures premise:
“Miles Morales returns for the next chapter in the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, the friendly neighborhood Brooklyn full-time Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People tasked with protecting their very existence. But when the heroes clash over how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.”
The sequel to the award-winning 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has six different animated styles, as it is set in six dimensions of the Multiverse, and will be followed by Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Versewhich is scheduled for March 29, 2024.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny – June 30
15 years later Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Harrison Ford is reprising his role as the iconic archaeologist in a final film. Directed by James Mangold, with franchise creator George Lucas and director Steven Spielberg serving as executive producers, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate features Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Jones’ goddaughter Helena, John Rhys-Davies as his good friend Sallah, and Mads Mikkelsen as former Nazi villain Voller.
Audiences are looking forward to the impressive and ongoing process of digital rejuvenation that has been performed on the octogenarian Ford into a young and believable Indy. Visual effects studio Industrial Light and Magic was hired for the delicate task and combined actual archival footage of a younger Ford with freshly filmed footage.