The upcoming year offers a variety of Hollywood movies i.e. superhero movies, action-packed titles, horror films, and even some throwbacks to older franchises. Get ready by stocking up on masks and marking your calendars.
The past few years have been unpredictable, and Hollywood has had to adapt accordingly. Studios like Warner Bros. have chosen to release their major films on streaming platforms like HBO Max, while others have blended theatrical and digital releases. It’s likely that this pattern will continue in 2023, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of exciting movies to look forward to. This list will be updated as more information about upcoming films is released, so keep checking back for the most anticipated movies of 2023.
JAWAN – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Atlee Kumar
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, Yogi Babu, Sunil Grover
Opening on: September 7, 2023
“Jawan” (transl. ”Soldier”) is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language action thriller film co-written and directed by Atlee. This marks Atlee’s first venture into Hindi cinema. The movie is being produced by Gauri Khan and Gaurav Verma under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment. The cast includes Shah Rukh Khan, who will be seen in a dual role, along with Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, and Priyamani. Deepika Padukone is making a special appearance in the film, and Sanya Malhotra is also part of the ensemble.
THE MARVELS – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Nia DaCosta
Starring: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, Samuel L. Jackson
Opening on: July 28, 2023
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) continues to expand, with Marvel Studios planning to release five films in 2023, including a sequel to “Captain Marvel”. The movie will be directed by Nia DaCosta, who is known for her work on the 2021 film “Candyman”, and Brie Larson will be reprising her role as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. This film will also mark the first appearance of Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel on the big screen, played by Iman Vellani. Kamala Khan is set to star in her own Disney+ series premiering in 2022. This film will bring together Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel for an adventure and is expected to explore the multiverse and introduce new characters from the comics.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE- DEAD RECKONING, PART ONE – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Czerny, Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Esai Morales
Opening on: July 14, 2023
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part One” is an upcoming Hollywood action spy film and it is the seventh installment in the “Mission: Impossible” film series. The movie is set to release on July 14, 2023. The movie is directed by Christopher McQuarrie and written by Christopher McQuarrie, and will be produced by Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, and Jake Myers. Tom Cruise is reprising his role as Ethan Hunt, the main protagonist of the series. The plot of the movie is currently unknown. The movie will be the first part of a two-part story, with the second part being “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part Two”, which is set to be released in 2023.
TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Steven Caple Jr.
Starring: Ron Perlman, Anthony Ramos, Peter Cullen, Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren Velez
Opening on: June 9, 2023
The “Transformers” franchise is taking a step back in time after the 1980s-set “Bumblebee” with “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” which is set in the mid-90s, where the story follows a pair of archaeologists who stumble into a three-way conflict between different factions of Transformers. The film is loosely based on the Beast Wars storyline and directed by Steven Caple Jr. who directed “Creed II”, Peter Cullen will be reprising his role as the voice of Optimus Prime, and other actors like Ron Perlman, Anthony Ramos, and Dominique Fishback will be joining the cast. The film will explore the origin of the Beast Wars and the conflicts that arise between the different factions of Transformers, as well as a new set of characters that will be introduced in this movie.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos
Starring: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Issa Rae
Opening on: June 2, 2023
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, an animated film that received critical and commercial success, had a highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: No Way Home, set to release in 2023. The voice cast will include Shameik Moore as Miles Morales, Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara, and Issa Rae as Jessica Drew. Other characters from the Spider-Verse are also expected to make appearances in the film, though plot details have not been officially released.
EVIL DEAD RISE – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Lee Cronin
Starring: Alyssa Sutherland, Lily Sullivan, Gabrielle Echols, Morgan Davies, Neil Fisher
Opening on: April 21, 2023
The fifth installment in the Evil Dead franchise, originally set for release on HBO Max in Fall 2022, will now be released in theaters in April. The plot centers around two sisters who reunite and stumble upon a mysterious book that summons demons, moving the action from the woods to the city. This film is not connected to any of the previous entries, including the 2013 remake, but promises to provide gore and horror thrills.
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Chad Stahelski
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Ian McShane, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada
Opening on: March 24, 2023
.”John Wick: Chapter 4″ is an upcoming Hollywood action thriller film and it is the fourth installment in the “John Wick” film series. The movie is set to release on March 24, 2023. The movie is directed by Chad Stahelski and written by Derek Kolstad, and will be produced by Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, and Chad Stahelski. Keanu Reeves is reprising his role as John Wick, the main protagonist of the series. The plot of the movie is currently unknown and no other cast members have been officially announced. The movie will continue the story of the previous films, which follow the character of John Wick, a retired hitman who seeks vengeance for the death of his dog.
THE SUPER MARIO BROS – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
Starring: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Charlie Day, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, Keegan-Michael Key
Opening on: April 7, 2023
The movie adaptation of the popular Nintendo character Mario and his friends is being produced by Chris Meledandri of Illumination and Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario. Chris Pratt will be providing the voice for Mario, the famous Goomba-stomping plumber, who will be encountering Keegan-Michael Key as Toad in the Mushroom Kingdom. Anya Taylor-Joy will play as Princess Peach, Jack Black will voice Bowser and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, and Charlie Day as Luigi.
SCREAM VI – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Starring: Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Hayden Panettiere, Courteney Cox, Samara Weaving, Tony Revolori
Opening on: March 10, 2023
A sequel to the 2022 horror film Scream was announced soon after the release of the first film, which will continue the story of the characters who survived. Hayden Panettiere will return as Kirby Reed from Scream 4, but Neve Campbell, a franchise star, will not be returning as she was offered less than what she felt she deserved for the film. The plot follows sisters Sam and Tara, played by Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega, and their friends being terrorized by Ghostface in New York City.
65 – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods
Starring: Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt, Chloe Coleman
Opening on: March 10, 2023
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the writing-directing duo known for their work on A Quiet Place, are directing this upcoming science-fiction thriller titled “65 Million Years”. The film stars Adam Driver as an astronaut who crash-lands on a foreign planet, only to discover that he has landed on prehistoric Earth, which is 65 million years in the past. The movie is produced by Sam Raimi and its score was composed by Danny Elfman, which is a great team behind the movie.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA – UPCOMING HOLLYWOOD MOVIES 2023
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jonathan Majors, Bill Murray
Opening on: February 17, 2023
“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” is an upcoming Hollywood superhero film and it is the third installment in the “Ant-Man” film series, and the sequel to “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (2018). The movie is set to release on February 17, 2023. The movie is directed by Peyton Reed and written by Jeff Loveness, and will be produced by Kevin Feige. Paul Rudd is reprising his role as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/The Wasp, and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.
The movie will feature the return of some of the characters from the previous films, as well as new characters, including Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. The plot of the movie is currently unknown, but it is expected to continue the story of the previous films, which follow the characters of Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/The Wasp as they use their shrinking and growing abilities to fight crime and save the world.