3 Upcoming Movies To Look Forward To

2023 has been a fantastic year for the movie business so far, with the latest popular releases like The Little Mermaid grossing $289,863,916 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse topping that, with the film bringing in $358,957,690 domestically. The movie business has seen a resurgence since 2020, with many movie lovers returning to cinemas to watch the latest Hollywood releases. While 2023 has produced much success in the business, the upwards trend the movie industry is currently experiencing is likely to stick around with several upcoming movies at the centre of the conversation. Today’s article will explore three of these films.

1. Wonka

On July 11th, 2023, Warner Brothers released the highly anticipated Wonka movie trailer starring Timothee Chalamet. Since Chalamet was confirmed to be playing the famous chocolatier in May 2021, there was much speculation about how the actor would look as a young Willy Wonka — and fans were not disappointed. The movie, which also stars Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa, is scheduled for release in December 2023 and is directed by Paul King. King is a British director and writer famously known for his work on the Paddington movies.

2. Cleopatra

The story of Cleopatra has been told in the entertainment business for years in many different ways. Most famously is Elizabeth Taylor’s depiction of the Egyptian Queen in the 1963 movie, but other entertainment niches have also used her story, such as online gambling. For example, the New Jersey casino app Playstar has a Cleopatra-themed jackpot game. However, this isn’t rare, as historical themes are common in online gambling, with other examples including the Vikings Go Wild slot game. Netflix was the latest to depict Cleopatra in its pseudo-docuseries Queen Cleopatra, but we haven’t had a big-screen Hollywood film centred on the Egyptian Queen for years, although that is set to change. While there are no release dates yet, Wonder Woman Gal Gadot confirmed in 2020 that she was working on a Cleopatra film and again in 2021, stating that the script was finished. According to Gadot, the film’s depiction of Cleopatra’s story will be different from previous films, with less emphasis on her looks and more on her impact on the world.

3. Beetlejuice 2

Despite coming out in September 2024, Beetlejuice 2 will be worth the wait. The sequel to the 1988 hit Beetlejuice will see many original cast members returning to their roles, including Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz. New faces will also be in the sequel, including Jenna Ortega as Lydia’s daughter. The film will be directed by Tim Burton, who directed the first film and originally pitched a sequel in 1990 called Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian.

Movie lovers have much to look forward to over the next few years, with many hits currently in the works. While we have release dates for some, films like Cleopatra are still under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped people from talking about it. Additionally, with the cult status of films like Beetlejuice and Willy Wonka, it’s likely that cinemas across the world will be a full house when these films are released.