From DC’s overgrown child hero to Marvel’s favourite man-child. From an assassin called Baba Yaga to a killer called Ghostface. Is this the year of the sequels? Well, no complaints. These follow-up movies are exciting and have been worth the wait.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
17 February 2023
Acting as the opener for phase five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the movie follows Scott and Hope’s adventure as they explore the Quantum Realm even deeper and further than before. Fans of the comic books are sure to be waiting for the debut of Kang the Conqueror, a classic Marvel villain, as well as Cassie Lang’s first appearance in her own suit. Is Stinger going to appear here? Will this make way for the Young Justice big screen debut?
10 March 2023
After terrorising highschoolers of Westboro for decades, Ghostface returns and now follows the survivors of the previous film to New York. The franchise lauded as the slasher genre messiah had its second revival when the fifth instalment of Scream was released to positive reaction earlier last year. That movie used its 25-year-old success formula with dashes of nostalgia (bringing back the original cast, set in the original town). We’ll see if the sequel can run on its own.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
17 March 2023
Billy Batson and his foster siblings return as they now face even more menacing deities: Greek mythology. As explained in the first movie, Shazam’s powers come from various Greek gods, heroes and titans, one of which is the stamina of Atlas. The plot seems to evolve around this with the three daughters of Atlas making villainous appearances. Screen legends Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu are Hespera and Kalypso respectively, while rising star Rachel Zegler assumes the role of Anthea.
John Wick: Chapter 4
24 March 2023
The third movie ended and kept us hanging for four years. After defying the odds, by either having a bounty on him or killing important people in neutral grounds in three films, John is now on the quest to freedom and trying to finish his feud against the High Table. Obviously, expect high-octane action as well as a colourful international cast for the underworld – this time taking John through New York, Paris, Osaka and Berlin.