Arts and Entertainment
Hollywood movies releasing in Q1 2023
Dimapur, Dec. 29 (EMN): As 2022 draws to a close, the anticipation for next year’s movie releases is also building up. Here are some Hollywood movies releasing in Q1 (January – March) 2023.
Release date – January 6 (US); January 13 2023 (UK/India),
Meet M3GAN, an AI doll programmed to be a child’s greatest companion. That’s what roboticist Gemma (Allison Williams) thought she was inventing, anyway, when she enlisted M3GAN’s help to care for her newly orphaned niece. However, it turns out M3GAN has a mind of her own… The latest Blumhouse horror was penned by Malignant screenwriter Akela Cooper and directed by Gerard Johnstone.
- The Whale
Release date – February 3 2023 (UK); December 30 2022 (India); out now in US
The Whale stars Brendan Fraser as Charlie, a 600-pound man living with severe obesity. The film follows him as he tries to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter (Sadie Sink) while suffering from the illness as he deals with the grief of his partner. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Hong Chau, and Samantha Morton also star.
- Knock at the Cabin
Release date: February 3, 2023
M. Night Shyamalan’s next movie is a psychological thriller that sees a family’s vacation to an idyllic remote cabin tragically interrupted by a group of strangers who demand that they make the ultimate sacrifice to prevent the apocalypse. The cast includes Jonathan Groff, Dave Bautista, and Rupert Grint.
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Release date: February 17, 2023
Scott Lang, AKA Ant-Man, is back, and this time he’s facing off against the fearsome Kang the Conqueror (played by Jonathan Majors) and MODOK is also set to make an appearance. There are friends as well foes, though, with Evangeline Lilly returning as Hope, along with Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, while Kathryn Newton joins the cast as Scott’s daughter Cassie.
Footage from the Ant-Man 3 debuted at Comic-Con – you can get the full rundown on what happened in our trailer description.
- Scream 6
Release date: March 10, 2023
Melissa Barrera, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, and Jenna Ortega are back as the survivors of Ghostface’s latest spate of killings in 2022’s Scream who leave Woodsboro behind to start a new life in New York City. However, it seems you can’t outrun Ghostface… Franchise regulars Hayden Panettiere and Courteney Cox also return for round six.
Release date: March 17, 2023
Adam Driver stars in 65, a sci-fi thriller written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the screenwriting duo behind A Quiet Place. Driver plays Mills, a pilot who is one of only two survivors of a catastrophic crash. The good thing is that he’s stranded on Earth. The bad part? He’s stuck 65 million years ago and must contend with dinosaurs and other prehistoric dangers in order to get himself and fellow adolescent passenger Koa (Ariana Greenblatt) back home.
- Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Release date: March 17, 2023
Zachary Levi returns as Shazam in Shazam! Fury of the Gods. The superhero alter-ego of teenager Billy Batson (Asher Angel) will face off against the daughters of Atlas, while Black Adam and Billy Batson are foes in DC Comics, Shazam 2 director David F. Sandberg has confirmed that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s character won’t be appearing in this movie. The sequel was originally meant to come out in 2022, but it’s now taken the spot on the release calendar held by Aquaman 2 (which has in turn been delayed until 2023).
A new trailer, which debuted at SDCC, gives us our first look at the sequel’s antagonists: Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, and Rachel Zegler, who are playing the daughters of the Titan Atlas – Billy and co. have got to go head to head with powers unlike anything they’ve ever encountered before.
- John Wick: Chapter 4
Release date: March 24, 2023
Delayed by both the pandemic and Reeves’ commitment to The Matrix Resurrections, shooting on the fourth John Wick movie finally began in June 2021. The movie is reportedly titled John Wick 4: Hagakure, which is the name of a book by the samurai Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It translates to ‘hidden by the leaves,’ and the book, a warrior’s guide, is famous for the phrase “the way of the warrior is death.”
Like the first three movies, this new installment is directed by martial arts expert-turned-stuntman-turned-kamikaze-filmmaker Chad Stahelski, and it will continue where the third chapter left off, with ace assassin Wick (Keanu Reeves) pursued by all and sundry due to the $14m bounty on his bonce. But don’t expect him to accept his fate: our beloved killer is about to go after The High Table, the council of crime lords that governs the underworld and that slapped that price tag between his eyes for the bullets to aim at.
John Wick Chapter 4 will open out the world of the first three movies, and again up the ante on the action, with Reeves promising the set-pieces are “amazing.” Returning actors Reeves, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Lance Reddick will be joined by newbies Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Clancy Brown and, as a new villain, Alita: Battle Angel’s Marko Zaror. Expect thrills, (blood) spills, and many, many kills; don’t expect a happy ending.
The movie’s first action-packed teaser trailer was released at San Diego Comic-Con and asks the question: “Have you given any thought to where this ends?”
- Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Release date: March 31, 2023
Game Night helmers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley are in the directors’ chairs for this new big-screen take on Dungeons and Dragons. The ensemble cast includes Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, Michelle Rodriguez, and Hugh Grant.