The 22 Most Anticipated Movies of 2024

US launch date: May 24

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

There have now been three Apes films since director Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes (and extra within the franchise earlier than that), and admittedly, they’re all good, however none have actually stood out. But this one is being directed by Wes Ball, who began out in visible results, so chances are high it’ll look cool as hell—as evidenced by the trailer above. (If Ball’s title sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of he’s additionally engaged on the forthcoming Legend of Zelda film, so if you wish to see how he handles kingdoms, see Kingdom.)

US launch date: May 24


Remember these dancers who confirmed up for like 5 minutes in John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum? Now they’re getting their very own film, starring Ana de Armas as an murderer looking for revenge (aren’t they all the time?) in opposition to the individuals who killed her household. Part Black Widow, half Red Sparrow, all John Wick lore—hopefully with the requisite bisexual lighting.

US launch date: June 7


It could not look like it at first, however the 1996 catastrophe film Twister is a cult basic. Helen Hunt in a sequence of distressed white tank tops. Bill Paxton taking part in a man with an unnecessarily beloved truck. A really pleasant efficiency from Philip Seymour Hoffman. A soundtrack that has Tori Amos, ok.d. lang, and Van Halen. It really has every thing. Now, it’s getting an “update” from director Lee Isaac Chung. Generally, we’d say it doesn’t must be up to date, however Chung made Minari, which was sensible, so it’s within the queue.

US launch date: July 19

Deadpool 3

Now that Captain America: Brave New World and Thunderbolts have each moved to 2025, the Marvel Cinematic Universe slate is a bit skinny. Still, it has the third Deadpool film, which additionally occurs to be the primary Deadpool film to truly be an MCU film, because it’s the primary one to return since Disney accomplished its acquisition of Fox, which beforehand held the rights to the Merc with a Mouth. If you’re nervous that being made underneath the Mouse House banner means the film will lack the, uh, edginess of earlier Deadpool installments, worry not. Just a few months in the past, director Shawn Levy assured us that his movie will nonetheless very a lot be an R-rated affair. He additionally didn’t deny there could be a Taylor Swift cameo, so hold a watch out for that too.

US launch date: July 26


Filmmaker Eli Roth’s newest is an adaptation of the long-running Borderlands online game sequence starring—deep breath—Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gina Gershon, Bobby Lee, Edgar Ramirez, and a bunch of others all on the lookout for a relic on Pandora. No doubt this one will get bizarre.

US launch date: August 9

Alien: Romulus

If you ask us, and also you didn’t, Alien films with out Sigourney Weaver simply aren’t pretty much as good. But this Alien film is being made by Fede Alvarez, who, because the director behind the Evil Dead remake, is aware of methods to tackle a well-established franchise. Considering Alvarez’s pedigree in horror, this one may be extra scary and fewer cerebral than the newer movies within the franchise.

US launch date: August 16

Beetlejuice 2

Did this film want a sequel? No. Will we watch it anyway? Yes.

US launch date: September 6

Transformers One

Speaking of franchises that don’t want any extra installments: Transformers. You know what, although? This one sounds actually spectacular for no different motive than its stacked voice forged, which incorporates Chris Hemsworth (Optimus Prime), Keegan-Michael Key (Bumblebee), Jon Hamm (Sentinel Prime), and Brian Tyree Henry (Megatron).

US launch date: September 13

Joker: Folie à Deux

Look, individuals actually favored Joker. It’s one of many largest R-rated films of all time. Its sequel is being billed as a musical and can function Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. Seems legit.

US launch date: October 4

Venom Sequel

Details on this one are actual murky, however apparently Tom Hardy is again as Eddie Brock, and he additionally cowrote the script. Be prepared for one thing bizarre.

US launch date: November 8

Gladiator 2

How usually do dudes discuss in regards to the Roman Empire? Probably much more come November, when Ridley Scott releases the sequel to his fan-beloved Gladiator, this time starring Denzel Washington and Pedro Pascal. Are you not entertained? Is this not why you’re right here? (Sorry. Had to.)

US launch date: November 22

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim

New Lord of the Rings! OK, so this one is animated and never made by Peter Jackson, however nonetheless—new Lord of the Rings!

US launch date: December 13


Pardon the pun, however this one is a little bit of a darkish horse. Directed by Robert Eggers (The Witch), it’s the second remake of F. W. Murnau’s 1922 silent movie of similar title. (The first one was Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre.) A twist on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, it appears to be like all haunting and foreboding and black-and-white, like Eggers’ The Lighthouse, however there have been some very imprecise rumors earlier this yr that it didn’t go over effectively at a check screening. Whatever. Eggers is aware of horror, and taking up a basic looks as if simply the precise factor for him to do.

US launch date: December 25

Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse

This one won’t truly hit theaters in 2024, however contemplating how epic Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was, are you able to blame us for anticipating its launch?

US launch date: TBD