The 10 Most Anticipated Hollywood Blockbusters of 2017

 

 

 

2016 was a huge year for films. We had Captain America Civil War, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, The Secret Life of Pets, Batman vs Superman, Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And we're not even mentioning Suicide Squad and Rogue One. But now it’s time to get even more excited about the future. Here is a list of the Top 10 biggest films coming out of Hollywood in 2017.

 

 

 

10. Resident Evil The Final Chapter

With it’s US release date back in January, some of you might have already had a chance to watch this latest addition to a very successful sci-fi horror franchise which has been around for more than a decade. The films have grossed over 1 billion dollars worldwide.

 

9. John Wick Chapter 2

It feels like it’s been a long time since we’ve seen Keanu Reeves behaving really badly on the film screen. This film is going to change that. Reeves has been doing a lot of television lately, but it seems that 2017 is going to be a big Hollywood year for the Canadian-born actor. He’s already secured roles in 3 films, including this one.

 

8. Kong Skull Island

Due for release in March, Kong is a reboot of a time-honoured favourite. Directed by Jordan-Vogt Roberts, it contains an impressive cast with Samuel L Jackson, Brie Larson, Tom Goodman and Tom Hiddleston. The film is also a prequel to 2014 Godzilla.

 

7. The Beauty and The Beast

This is the first live action version of the familiar story and it’s set to be the biggest tear-jerker of the year. The previous film was way back in 1991 and of course, was animated, so there’s huge anticipation for this version. It stars Emma Watson and by all accounts, Disney have done a fantastic job, and the special effects are said to be well worth waiting for.

 

6. Pirates of The Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales

Johnny Depp has made an amazing career from this franchise which has been running since 2003. All of the previous ‘pirates’ films combined made almost 4 billion dollars movie investors are already rubbing their hands at the prospect of a juicy returns from this latest romp on the high seas. Be prepared stunning visual effects and fantastic production values, just like in the rest of the franchise.

 

5. War for The Planet of The Apes

This is another one of those films where the hype begins to build months before the actual release date. We know there are still armies of fans out there who swear blind the original films were the best (the original film came out in 1968), but the new franchise has proved to be enormously popular with today’s audiences, probably due to the fact that the films are based on a great idea. The reboot began with The Rise of The Planet of The Apes back in 2011 and boasted the fastest and highest use of CGI technology. Although not all the apes are CGI. Some of them are actors wearing good old-fashioned monkey suits.

 

4. Saw VIII Legacy

This one is tipped to be the number one horror film on a lot of fans' lists for 2017. Basically, the entire franchise is based on people making silly decisions and ending up trapped in a suspenseful twist. Saw always keeps us guessing and on our toes. With a planned release date in October, the film is set to arrive just before Halloween. Which, no matter what you think of Hollywood, is a pretty nifty piece of marketing.

 

3. Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.II

Due out in May, the first film was so surprisingly successful, it’s no wonder the studios wanted a sequel. Generally regarded as Chris Pratt’s coming out film, Guardians 1 was a very funny tale of wanna-be superheroes after which Pratt picked up a lot of lucrative roles, including the upcoming Avenger film, Infinity War, expected in 2018. There can be no denying that there’s a lot of pressure for Vol.II to keep up with its forerunner. The first film did not suffer from any great expectations and no one really knew what to expect. This time around, the stakes are a lot higher.

 

2. The Fate of The Furious

With a European release date middle of April, this will be the first film in the franchise (apart from Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift) that will not star Paul Walker. F&F has become one of the most successful franchises of all time with a return to date of over 4 billion dollars. This time around we can look forward to a huge cast of stars; Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and many, many more.

 

1. Star Wars Episode 8

Our top spot is taken by a film not due to be released until December, so a trip to the cinema will probably be on a lot of Christmas lists. Which when you think about, was how we ended last year too. This has actually been a sad time for the Star wars universe; Princess Leia icon Carrie Fisher died a day after her mother, Debbie Reynolds also passed away. Which of course means that when we watch Episode 8, we’ll actually be seeing Carrie Fisher for the last time.

 

Episode 8 carries on straight from where The Force Awakens ends, and might be a little confusing: it’s the second film in the sequel trilogy, but the third instalment isn’t coming out till 2019. So Rouge One which just came out, isn’t actually before or after any Star Wars film in the anthology, meaning it’s just there to provide some answers to questions from previous films. If you get our drift…

 

So that’s our Top ten of the most anticipated films of 2017. Let us know if we’ve left anything out, or if we’ve included a film that you absolutely don’t want to see there. Or if you’re up for it, why not send us your own list? Happy viewing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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