Many actors and directors are set to make some great movies in 2023. From spy thrillers and horror sequels to superhero movies, the next year is going to be packed with amazing movies. Here is a list of the most anticipated movies.
The new year is going to start with a big-budget movie Pathaan, an upcoming Pan India action thriller movie directed by Siddarth Anand. This is the fourth instalment in the Yash Raj Films Spy Universe. Pathaan will mark Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the big screen after four years. Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan are confirmed to make a cameo appearance in the movie.
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Ashutosh Rana, Dimple Kapadia
Release Date: 25th January 2023.
2. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Phase four of the Marvel movies ended with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The new phase will begin the Quantumania. The movie will bring the return of Paul Rudd and others reprising the role from the previous movies. The exciting thing about this movie is Jonathan Majors is going to make his debut as Kang the Conqueror who is going to be the main villain in the MCU.
Cast: Paul Rudd, Jonathan Majors, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Bill Murray.
Release Date: February 17th, 2023(Expected).
One of the highly anticipated movies of 20203 is Salaar. It is an upcoming action-drama movie directed by the K.G.F fame Prashanth Neel. There will be two parts in Salaar, and 90% of the shooting has been completed. This is the first movie in India that is using Dark Centric Theme technology. In this movie, Prabhas will be seen playing the dual role of the father and the son. Shruti Hassan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, and Jagapathi Babu are roped in to play the lead characters in the movie.
Cast: Prabhas, Shruthi Hassan, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jagapathi Babu.
Release Date: 28th September 2023.
4. Guardians Of The Galaxy: Volume 3
James Gunn who is known for his action-comedy movies will be directing the third part of the Guardians of the Galaxy series. In this movie, the guardians will be facing a major threat and the movie will also explore the pasts of the main characters. The movie will also introduce Will Poulter as Adam Warlock who is one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe.
Cast: Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, and others
Release Date: May 5th, 2023 (expected)
5. John Wick: Chapter 4
Chad Stahelski’s fourth movie in the John Wick franchise is set to release next year. The movie will bring back Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, and Laurence Fishburne back to the franchise. The film will be picked up from where John Wick 3: Parabellum left off. The intensity, action, and spectacle in John Wick: Chapter 4 will be bigger than in the previous movie.
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgard, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Ian McShane
Release Date: March 24th, 2023(expected)
6. Indian 2
Director Shankar has decided to make a sequel to the 1996 blockbuster movie Indian, which was the story about an aged man who goes on a killing spree to end the corruption system. The majority of the shooting has been completed, and it is likely to release early in 2023. Kamal Hassan will be playing the lead role of Senapathy. Just like the first part, Indian 2 is likely to have a strong message. Right now, Shankar is shooting Indian 2 and RC15, starring Ram Charan, simultaneously.
Cast: Kamal Hassan, Kajal Agarwal, Rakul Preet Singh, Priya Bhavani Shankar, and Siddarth.
Release Date: Dussehra or Diwali 2023.
Jailer, starring superstar Rajnikanth will mark the return of the 71-year-old superstar on the silver screen after Annaatthe. The movie is directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, and the director recently revealed that Rajnikanth is going to have jaw-dropping action sequences in the movie that will be a treat to the fans. The movie will also mark the debut of Shiva Rajkumar in the Tamil film industry and we are going to see Ramya Krishnan and Rajnikanth on-screen together after Padayappa which was released in 1999.
Cast: Rajnikanth, Ramya Krishnan, Yogi Babu, Shiva Rajkumar, Vasanth Ravi
Release Date: Later half of 2023
8. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
The fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise will be the first movie that will not be directed by Steven Spielberg. Harrison Ford, the 80-year-old actor will be returning to his iconic role as Indy for one last time. James Mangold is directing this movie, and this movie could be the last appearance of Indy on the big screen.
Cast: Harrison Ford, Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Boyd Holbrook, Antonio Banderas, Toby Jones
Release Date: 30th June 2023
Christopher Nolan’s reputation for making mind-bending movies like Interstellar, Inception, and Tenet is coming up with an adaptation of a biography on the atomic bomb inventor Robert Oppenheimer. One of the most eagerly awaited movies of 2023 is this one. It is also the first movie to shoot sections in IMAX black and white analogue photography. The film is filled with many popular actors, right now the plot of the movie and the shooting details have been kept a secret.
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek
Release Date: July 23rd, 2023.
The Gunashekhar directorial mythological drama Shaakuntalam is a movie based on the popular play Abhijnanashakuntalam written by Kalidasa. Shakuntala and King Dushyant’s love affair is the central theme of the narrative. Prince Bharata is played by Allu Arha, the daughter of Allu Arjun. The movie will be released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi.
Cast: Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Dev Mohan, Sachin Khedekar, Kabir Bedi, Mohan Babu, Prakash Raj, Gautami, Ananya Nagalla, and others
Release Date: June 2023(Expected)
After his debut movie Arjun Reddy, Sandeep Reddy Vanga is coming up with his second project Animal. Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna are playing the lead roles in this movie. We are going to see Ranbir Kapoor in a never before avatar. The movie will be a gangster drama exploring the characterization of the lead becoming an animal in nature.
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol
Release Date: August 11th, 2023.
12. Hari Hara Veera Mallu
Powerstar Pawan Kalyan’s first Pan Indian project Hari Hara Veera Mallu is likely to be released in early 2023. The movie is directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and will be depicting the life of legendary outlaw Veera Mallu. As Pawan Kalyan was busy with his political career, the movie was postponed a bit. Right now, the final schedule of the movie is being shot, and it will be wrapped up by the end of the year.
Cast of the Movie: Pawan Kalyan, Niddhi Agerwal, Arjun Rampal
Release Date: 30th March 2023.
Conclusion: These are some of the most anticipated movies of 2023. So, grab your popcorn and watch these highly anticipated movies in theatres. The movies Adi Purush and Pushpa 2: The Rule were supposed to release in 2023, but because of the delay in post-production works, the movies have been pushed to 2024.