Most Anticipated Movies of 2017

2016 was quite a year - Lots of impressive movies, lots of awful movies and very upsetting list of celebrity deaths, particularly from the movie industry.
2017 presents us with lots of exciting movies. Here are a few that we think are the most anticipated movies this year in UK cinemas:

Starting on the 1st January, we have "Assassin's Creed", a movie based off the video game franchise of the same name. Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) gains the powers of an assassin and is able to explore the memories of his ancestors in a secret Assassins society.
On 12th January we have "La La Land" starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. A love story about the growing relationship between a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress in Hollywood.
La La Land Finally, we're excited for the sequel to the 1996 movie Trainspotting, "T2 Trainspotting". Danny Boyle brings the original characters back, including Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and Spud (Ewen Bremner).

Based on the E.L. James book series, "Fifty Shades Darker" is due in UK cinemas on 10th February. The raunchy romance movie has Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) back together.
On the same day "The Lego Batman Movie" is released. Following the success of "The Lego Movie", this latest adaptation is expected to mimic and poke fun at the Batman series, in a lego form.
"Miss Sloane" looks to be interesting, showing Lobbyist Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain) taking on the most powerful opponent of her career.

On 3rd March, we see "Logan" come to cinemas. A "spin-off" of the X-Men franchise, where Wolverine and Professor X must protect a young female clone of Wolverine from an evil organisation.
"Kong: Skull Island" is due in UK cinemas on 10th March and will show the origins of King Kong.
Finally, based of the 1991 Disney animation, Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Dan Stevens star in "Beauty and the Beast". A greatly anticipated movie, especially for Emma Watson's singing as Belle. Based on what we've seen, I'm wondering if there is anything Emma Watson can't do.

The first full "Fast and Furious" movie following the death of Paul Walker will see Dom (Vin Diesel) and the crew face big challenges as Dom is led into the world of crime. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Following the success of the first "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is very much anticipated, showing Peter Quill and the team go on adventures and unravel mysteries.

It may be hilarious, it may be a complete disaster (probably the latter), but "Baywatch" starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron has action, slow-motion running on the beach and comedy all rolled into one... it might work.
Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales". As the fifth movie in the series, there may be such as thing as squeezing the life out of an idea here, but the trailer does look quite exciting.

The beautiful Gal Gadot returns as Wonder Woman on 2nd June. Following her debut in "Batman Vs Superman", this will be the first solo appearance for Wonder Woman, showing her explore the world and becoming one of the world's greatest heroes.
Also in June we have Tom Cruise starring in "The Mummy". We see the ancient princess woken from her crypt beneath the desert wreaking havoc. With Tom Cruise at the helm, this re-creation of the well-known story has potential.

With the aid of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), the new Spider-man (Tom Holland) is hoping to impress us as he builds his new superhero identity. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is due in UK cinemas on 7th July.
Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba star in "The Dark Tower", due in UK cinemas on 28th July. In this movie, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) roams the wild west landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson star in "The Hitman's Bodyguard", due in UK cinemas on 18th August. In this movie, the world's top bodyguard has a hit man as his new client, who must testify at the International Court of Justice.
In cinemas on the same date, "Baby Driver" is Edgar Wright's latest movie showing a young getaway driver finding himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Finally, Tom Cruise and Domhnall Gleeson star in "American Made" due in UK cinemas on 25th August about a pilot who works for the CIA as a drug runner in the 1980s.

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" is the sequel to the popular 2015 "Kingsman" movie. Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) are forced to work together to save the world.

On 6th October we have "Blade Runner 2049" starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), is led on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
"The Snowman" looks very interesting, starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson and J.K. Simmons. Due in UK cinemas on 13th October, it's about the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
We got a sneak peek at this at the end of "Doctor Strange" - On 27th October, "Thor: Ragnarok" Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) come together to face off against intergalactic enemies both familiar and new.

Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons star in "Red Sparrow", due in UK cinemas on 10th November. In this movie we see a Russian spy who falls for a CIA officer and considers becoming a double agent.Justice League
Also out in November is "Justice League". Part of the DC comic book universe, we'll see Bruce Wayne / Batman (Ben Affleck) enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince / Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), to face a new enemy.

Of course, it's "Star Wars: Episode VIII". A franchise that will always drum up great excitement, this very much anticipated movie will see Rey (Daisy Ridley) continue her epic journey with Finn (John Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), due in UK cinemas on 15th December.
Finally we have "Jumanji", a comedic interpretation of the 1995 classic starring Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart due in UK cinemas on 29th December.

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4th January 2017

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