2024 has a lot to offer and entertainment this year will see a mix of colors. As everything from Bob Marley’s biopic to the most awaited sequels to Dune, Deadpool, Joker, Gladiator, Inside Out and many more gets released, it will indeed be a historically remarkable feast to all the cinephiles out there.
Since most of the releases are adaptations and sequels, there is a promising thrill in the tight competition anticipated.
The excitement in familiarity is likely to overwhelm the curiosity for the unknown. Nevertheless, art is in the air.
Here are the top 5 most anticipated movies of this year cherry picked to keep your creative mind amused. Some equally entertaining, worth-mentioning films are Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things, Jon M. Chu’s musical Wicked, where Ariana Grande will hopefully have more power like Camila in 2021’s Cinderella; Alex Garland’s action sci-fi Civil War; Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice 2; and the prequel horror film A Quiet Place: Day One.
Also films delayed due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes will finally be released this year. So sit back and enjoy.
Dune: Part Two (March 15)
The sci-fi saga sequel to Dune (2021) gets released this March. Fans of the original Frank Herbert books will find the Denis Villeneuve adaptation further exciting this time as he centers the narrative on Zendaya’s character Chani. In the film, Paul Atreides, played by Chalamet, befriends Chani and the Fremen, as he seeks revenge against the destroyers of his family, and faces a terrible choice that concerns the fate of the universe.
Mickey 17 (March 29)
After the Oscar winning South Korean thriller Parasite (2019), Bong Joon-ho’s adaptation of Edward Ashton’s 2022 novel Mickey 7 expects a grand reception this year. Starring Robert Pattinson, the film is about an expendable clone sent to colonize the distant planet of Niflheim. Disposable clones like him are exploited until they die, and then new bodies are regenerated with the old ones’ memories. The film promises to be both a scientific and a philosophical exploration of futuristic inventions.
Challengers (April 26)
Luca Guadagnino aims for a large young audience this year with the Zendaya-starring steamy romantic film Challengers. Unlike his famous films on romance like Call Me by Your Name (2017) and Bones And All (2022), Challengers is a sports drama with a female lead. Nevertheless, as the storyline and the trailer suggest, the film will explore romantic relationships, in an even more complex and nuanced way. It will all start when the tennis prodigy Tashi make her husband Art play a challenger match with her ex boyfriend Patrick.
Deadpool 3 (July 26)
With Ryan Reynolds’ Merc With the Mouth and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, Deadpool 3 will be no more than this year’s biggest treat to the MCU, X-Men fans. Wolverine and Deadpool team up in this sequel to defeat a common villain. The film also brings back Jennifer Garner in her role as Elektra.
Joker: Folie à Deux (October 4)
Joker is back with his lady. Joker: Folie à Deux is the most anticipated film of this year, owing to both the Oscar winning acting of Joaquin Phoenix as Joker and the appearance of Lady Gaga in the film as Harley Quinn. Sequel to the 2019 film Joker, the film will be an amazing treasure to all the Joker and comic book fans out there. After James Gunn and Peter Safran’s appointment as co-CEOs of DC Studios, it is known to be decided that Joker: Folie à Deux will exist independent of the DCU.