Upcoming Movies of 2023

The new year brings new cinematic releases


Taylor Koehnemann

Some notable releases this year include “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” on April 7, and “Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3” on May 5.

Taylor Koehnemann, Reporter

While 2022 has wrapped up its amazing year, we’re moving into 2023 which means a new year for everyone, and especially movies. For the new year there was a plethora of news released for upcoming movies this year that goes from “Mission Impossible” to the last “Guardians Of The Galaxy” movie.

Starting off with superhero movies is “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania.” This movie is set to release on Feb. 17, being the third installment in the Ant-Man movie series. This will be the first phase 5 Marvel movie. This time when entering the Quantum Realm, Ant-Man ends up running into the newest MCU villain, Kang The Conqueror played by Jonathan Majors, and having to defend themselves and escape the Quantum Realm.

Next in superhero movies comes “Shazam! Fury Of The Gods” releasing March 17. Taking place a while after the first Shazam movie, the protagonist Billy Batson, doesn’t feel very certain of his place as being a superhero and ends up butting heads with the gods of the different realms. 

Next is “Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3” releasing on May 5. This will be the conclusion of the Guardians movies, following a backstory of rocket racoon and immense danger. 

More superhero movies following are: “Spider-Man: ATS” on June 2, “The Flash” on June 6, “The Marvels” on July 28, “Blue Beetle” on Aug. 18, “Kraven The Hunter” on Oct. 6, and “Aquaman 2” on Dec. 25.

The next genre lineup of movies is animated movies. The first animated movie of the year will be “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” the animated origin of Mario and Luigi along with many references from the plumber’s games, releasing April 7. Next is “Elemental,” an upcoming Pixar movie based on elements being personified, releasing June 16. 

Another large selection of movies this year are action movies with many sequels to originals people love. Releasing March 3 is “Creed 3.” This time, Michael B. Jordan reunites with a former childhood pal Damian for a boxing match.

Releasing March 24 is “John Wick: Chapter 4,” No info is known yet on this film but will soon be revealed. Releasing March 31 is “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.” Taking Place in the D&D universe, a group of thieves band together to save the world after a mistake of dealing a stolen item to an evil entity.

Next in line is “Fast X,” the 10th installment to the Fast & Furious franchise, releasing May 19. Releasing June 9 is “Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts,” the sequel to the 2018 Bumblebee movie. In an attempt to stop a new Decepticon army, Optimus teams up with the Animal-Transformer hybrids to stop a larger threat than they can take on alone. 

With a long awaited return of a movie classic; “Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny,” Harrison Ford returns to the role of Indiana Jones once more for a final classic adventure, releasing June 30.

Next for classic action movies is “Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning: Part One,” a two-part movie being the second to last Mission Impossible movie, releasing July 14. Finally, releasing Aug. 4 is “The Meg 2,” and Nov. 3 is “Dune: Part 2.”

These are only some of the larger movies to release in theaters this year. There are many more movies to release later this year whether it’s on a streaming service or a theater and some yet to even be announced. It’s time to wait and see what this year brings us.