People have been complaining about comic book movie fatigue ever since the first comic book movie came out. There are so many on the market that no one cares anymore. Five of the top 10 highest-grossing films were based on comic books, suggesting that the genre still has a lot of life left.
This year is no exception. There are over a dozen comic book movies and shows set to hit screens big and small. These five films stand out in that they have the potential to be great (flash) and their promise to honor what came before them (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3).
Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania (February 17)
Ten years ago, if you predicted that a movie based on Marvel Comics hero Ant-Man would be so successful that he would make his own movie trilogy, he would have lost many friends and even his job. prize. But now it’s his 2023 and the third Ant-Man movie is about to be released. Ant-Man & Wasp: Quantumanias We see our favorite shrunken heroes ditch their low-risk adventures and San Francisco springboards and travel to the Quantumverse, a largely CG dimension that exists between atoms and acts as a deus ex machina . Avengers: EndgameIn this microverse, a variety of Ant-Man, Wasp, and Statue (who knows, who knows) all battle Kang, the time-traveling villain who first appeared in the Disney+ series. Loki.
Unlike the first two Ant-Man movies, quantummania High stakes abound, both in the story and in the MCU as a whole. As the first film in Phase 5, the film hopes to establish Jonathan Majors’ Kang as a Thanos-level threat to appear in future films, including his next two films. the avengers movie. If the two trailers are any indication, quantummania It also promises to put together a sarcastic take on Paul Rudd’s character. We’ve been tricked by misleading trailers, so we’ll have to see. That’s the point.Marvel somehow ant man 3 A must-see blockbuster event… FebruaryThe last time it happened, black panther It was released and became a cultural phenomenon. quantummania It won’t reach those heights, but it’s sure to shake off the slightly bad taste of Phase 4 left in fans’ mouths.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 25)
Let’s guess what is the highest-grossing DC movie of all time. Batman? No. dark night rising? closes, which is incorrect.how is it jokerThat movie made over a billion dollars and yet the answer is no.? It’s from 2018 Aquamansurprised everyone not only by how much money it made, but by how much it actually was goodhow was one funny joke from entourage To DC’s biggest hit? Thanks to star Jason Momoa and director James Wan. It took the characters and the story seriously, lightened the hell up, and enjoyed the ultra-serious and ultra-violent DC Extended Universe.
So, the long-awaited sequel, aquaman and the lost kingdomis on this list. This is because it promises the same thing but talks about bigger and more fish.Momoa has only increased her star wattage with movies like sand dunesand (with a breather) the rest of the cast, including Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren, and Willem Dafoe, are all returning to flesh out the world of Atlantis. The plot details are terrifying, but rest assured, we’ll see more scenery from Momoa’s bloism, more awesome Black Manta villain action, and everyone else.
Killer (November 10)
killer is a casual reminder that not every comic book movie needs a superhero. French graphics by Alexis Nolent Based on his novel, this Netflix film questions the morals of the profession and depicts a killer on a mental crisis. After botching a hit, the killer goes on the run and is chased by determined cops who are desperate to bring him in.
We’ve seen this type of assassin movie before, but what makes this one special is the talent involved in the movie. First and foremost, this movie is directed by the genius David Fincher. social network, ZodiacWhen MunkSecond, the cast includes Michael Fassbender (as the titular assassin) and Tilda Swinton, both of whom are always picking and appearing in interesting projects. Se7enAll of these elements combine to make for a must-see comic book adaptation that promises to be unlike anything else on this list.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5)
All good things come to an end, as the first trailer Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 It shows the time has come for space rangers who love Marvel pop culture. It made sense for the trilogy’s writer-director James Gunn to move to rival Head Studios DC Films, and most of the stars said it would be the last time they’ll be playing fan-favorite characters. It says there is
Recent Disney+ Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special It was a great reminder of how good Gunn and company are with the right materials. roll. 3 We promise to finish the series on a high note. Featuring new characters like the golden-skinned warrior Adam Warlock, the psychic dog Cosmo, and the villain Hai His Evolutionary, the film promises to be just as fun as the original. Guardian It was ten years ago. Added bonus: Fans can finally witness the tragic origin story of a fully regrown Groot and Rocket his Raccoon.
Flash (June 16)
How do you solve problems like flashOn the one hand there are movies with all the trappings of failure.? It’s been in development hell for nearly a decade. There are multiple directors (Seth Graham Smith, Rick Famuyiwa, the duo of John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein) and his more than a dozen screenwriters. Both WB and DC went through endless creative executive rotations, resulting in flash Always changing. Worst of all, lead actor Ezra Miller went through a very public mental health crisis involving the actor allegedly committing multiple crimes.
What makes this the most anticipated comic book movie of 2023? The current (and last) director is Andy Muschietti, who made an excellent big-screen version of Stephen King. this in 2017 and 2019. dark KnightAnd while Miller has recently answered and made amends for all the trouble he’s caused himself and others, it’s still his One of the best actors of our generation.flawed Justice League movie. yes, flash It could be a fiasco, but it could also be the first and only really great DCEU movie.