For this first unrestricted year since the pandemic, Hollywood is having a field day.
The studios have honed their weapons, Barbie, Oppenheimer or Super Mario are in the game and the superheroes are making a resounding comeback… as well as Magic Mike, John Wick and even Indiana Jones, the Transformers and Paul Atreides in the second Dune by Denis Villeneuve.< /p>
Magic Mike's Last Dance
Steven Soderbergh and Channing Tatum take Mike Lane one last lap. The dancer has financial difficulties and must resolve to accept the offer of a wealthy client (Salma Hayek). Arrived in London, he will realize that his motives are different. The screenwriter Reid Carolin is at the origin of this new story, he is also the man behind the intrigues of the two previous feature films, in addition to being the producer of Finding Magic Mike, a reality show aired by HBO Max last year.
Michael B. Jordan, Ryan Coogler's favorite actor, steps behind the camera in this third installment in the spin-off franchise Rocky. Adonis Creed's life is now like a fairy tale. But when one of his old friends resurfaces, he has to face him in the ring, and the stakes are high. Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors and Phylicia Rashad also reprise their roles.
Adam Driver transforms into an astronaut whose ship ends its course on a strange planet. Because the star is habitable… since it is the Earth, 65 million years ago. This nightmarish, prehistoric adventure is produced by Sam Raimi and set to music by Danny Elfman.
John Wick: Chapter 4
How not to stampede with impatience in front of the return of Keanu Reeves in John Wick? In this fourth episode of the adventures of the killer, our man will not be off the hook. Because he must always try to win his freedom and he will have to face a new enemy, even more formidable than the old ones. Bill Skarsgård – the youngest of the acting dynasty –, Ian McShane and Lance Reddick are also in the game.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
The eminently popular role-playing game that gave birth to MMORPGs is obviously hitting cinema screens. The cast is dazzling and includes Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith, among others. Yes, this first feature film could be the start of a franchise if it were to be successful.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
The little plumber, mascot of the giant Nintendo, finally arrives in an animated version. With the voices of Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black and Seth Rogen to name a few, Mario will experience colorful and fun adventures in the mushroom kingdom. No doubt, young and old will appreciate this spring arrival of the iconic character – and Princess Peach – in the cinema.
What would a great start to the season be without Vin Diesel? This Fast Xmoreover has a taste of farewell, because this 11th feature film of the franchise is the first part of a diptych of end. Louis Leterrier is directing this new automotive adventure, while Justin Lin and Dan Mazeau have written the screenplay. In addition to Dom Toretto, we will also find the characters played by Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Jason Statham – without Dwayne Johnson. Note that with its production budget of US$340 million, it is the most expensive film in the franchise.
The Little Mermaid
Released: May 26
Disney studios asked Rob Marshall to bring the famous cartoon to life as a film. Halle Bailey therefore embodies the kind Ariel and Jonah Hauer-King, Prince Eric. There are also Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as Trion while Awkwafina will be the voice of Scuttle.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
< li dir="auto">Released: June 9
What does Michael Bay have in store for us in this new feature footage dedicated to the Transformers? No idea, because the scenario of Joby Harold, Darnell Metayer and Josh Peters is kept secret. Rumors are circulating that the film is inspired by Beast Wars,in which robots become animals. It is known, however, that Ron Perlman and Peter Dinklage will be voices and that Michelle Yeoh will make an appearance.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
The world's most famous archaeologist is back, this time in front of James Mangold's cameras. Besides Antonio Banderas and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen will be in the cast. As for Harrison Ford, he lent himself with good grace to a digital rejuvenation intended to lend him old – and new – adventures. At the end of this summer quest, Indy will hang up his whip and Fedora for good.
Mission: Impossible–Dead Reckoning, Part One
For his seventh film in the saga, Tom Cruise did not shrink from any stunt, in particular that of a motorcycle jump into a ravine that the actor and producer himself developed. Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson have also joined, and this is the penultimate installment in the franchise, with the second part coming out in 2024.
Cillian Murphy becomes J. Robert Oppenheimer, the inventor of the atomic bomb. Christopher Nolan is at the helm of this biographical film with a budget of US$100 million shot at the end of February 2022. The cast is dazzling, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Josh Hartnett, Kenneth Branagh, Rami Malek and Florence Pugh having invested in the project.
Leonardo DiCaprio lends his features to Theodore Roosevelt – cousin of FDR and American president from 1901 to 1909. Unfortunately, no additional information has filtered through on this long-awaited production by Martin Scorsese.
Warning , neon pink is back in style in this story that stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken. But, if nothing has yet filtered the details of the scenario, we know that Greta Gerwig co-wrote it with her partner, Noah Baumbach, and that she is directing it, which suggests that this is a satirical comedy.
Dune: Part Two
Impossible to miss the sequel to Dune by Denis Villeneuve, whose filming was completed shortly before the holidays. The local filmmaker continues his adaptation – the first part of which won six Oscars – of Frank Herbert's epic. Of course, Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgård reprise their roles while Florence Pugh plays Princess Irulan.
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes
Derived and pre-episode of The Hunger Games,the film follows the novel by Suzanne Collins and details the feelings felt by Coriolanus Snow (Tom Blyth), future President of Panem, for a tribe in the 12th District called Lucy Gray Baird and played by Rachel Zegler, winner of the Golden Globes for her role as Maria in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story.
Jason Reitman is back for this sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife. It's not yet known if the cast from the first installment will return – no confirmation has been made, neither for Paul Rudd nor for Carrie Coon.
Superheroes save the world
The masked vigilantes are, like every year, the heroes of large-scale films. Here are the sequels and new features to which we will be entitled…
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
After a year of delay due to the pandemic, here is the smallest of the superheroes again. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly co-star Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer while Jonathan Majors becomes Kang the Conqueror. Oh yes, Bill Murray is also in the cast in an undisclosed role.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
< p>Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu are the daughters of Atlas and they threaten the planet with a particularly devastating weapon. Shazam (Zachary Levi) will therefore have to face these two formidable women.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Filmmaker James Gunn is having a blast in this third installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy epic. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), still shocked by the disappearance of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), gathers his troops to defend, once again, the entire universe.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
< p>The animation suits Spider-Man particularly well. Considering the quality of the first feature, we expect sparks for this one. Joaquim Dos Santos is directing, with Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld and Oscar Isaac on voice.
Despite the controversy surrounding Ezra Miller's private actions, The Flashwill come out fine. There is a plethora of actors from the old DC universe such as Michael Shannon in General Zod as well as Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton in… Batman.
As a continuation of the Ms series. Marvel from Disney+, The Marvelsfollows Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) as they step into each other's shoes when using their super powers. Yes, Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury… which is always a pleasure, as well as the famous cat who is not one.
Kraven the Hunter >
When J.C. Chandor, the director of the excellent Leeway, embarks on the fantastic world of superheroes, he chooses to focus on Sergei Kravinoff, an adversary of Spider-Man, to entrust the role to Aaron Taylor- Johnson and to add Russell Crowe and Ariana DeBose in supporting roles.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
What better Christmas could you ask for than Jason Momoa's King of the Waters? The story was also imagined by the actor and the director James Wan indicated that he took his time to perfect the scenario. Filming took place in Great Britain, Hawaii, Los Angeles and New Jersey. Yes, Amber Heard participated.