Major blockbusters, spooky thrillers, and eagerly awaited sequels. There will be plenty of films to see again on the release schedule for the upcoming year. Moviegoers have a lot of Marvel heroes to look forward to in 2023, including James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Indiana Jones himself, Harrison Ford, will also get a chance to save the movie business again with his latest Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. And here are the most anticipated movies of 2023 for the second quarter.
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The most anticipated movies of 2023(April- June)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie [April 7, 2023]
The animated The Super Mario Bros. Movie from Illumination will bring one of the most iconic video game characters to the big screen in 2023. The casting of Chris Pratt as Mario has mostly dominated the film’s development, but the rest of the film and the video revealed is pretty interesting. The voice cast for the Super Mario Bros. Movie is spectacular, with Jack Black as Bowser, Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong. The film appears to incorporate many classic elements from the video games and adequately captures the tone of the franchise. The Super Mario Bros. Movie will be released on April 7, 2023.
Renfield [April 14, 2023]
In 2023, Universal will return to the world of Universal Monsters with Renfield, a film about Dracula’s henchman. Renfield is played by Nicholas Hoult, and Dracula is played by Nicolas Cage. Renfield is the creation of The LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay and Invincible and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The cast also includes Awkwafina and Ben Schwartz, among many. The horror comedy, which follows Renfield as he tries to quit working for Dracula to pursue love, could be a surprise smash when it is released on April 14, 2023.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 [May 5, 2023]
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is of the most anticipated movies in 2023, and it has the potential to be a special instalment in the MCU. The trilogy’s finale, which James Gunn has referred to as a conclusion for this iteration of the Guardians, sees him back in both writing and directing duties. Sean Gunn, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, and Chris Pratt all will make a comeback. The new cast includes Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) and High Evolutionary(Chukwudi Iwuji). The film has been promoted as the trilogy’s emotional conclusion and is expected to feature character deaths. The film is set to release on May 5, 2023.
The Little Mermaid [May 26, 2023]
Disney’s next live-action adaptation is a new The Little Mermaid film starring Halle Bailey as Ariel. The film is directed by Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns) and has new music by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The live-action rendition of The Little Mermaid stars Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle, and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric. Bailey’s superb voice have the potential to make her a star in the picture. The Little Mermaid is scheduled to be released on May 26, 2023.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse [June 2, 2023]
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, one of the most anticipated movies of 2023, is finally arriving to continue Miles Morales’ story. Miles (Shameik Moore), Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), and Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) are all back in the follow-up to Sony’s unexpected multiverse Oscar-winning hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse . Due to some sort of multiversal incident, the movie pits them against other Spider-Men, presumably led by Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac). The amazing animation in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Miles’ fantastic story, which will continue on June 2, 2023, make the movie so appealing.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts [June 9, 2023]
The Transformers franchise returns in 2023 with the long-awaited Beast Wars adaptation. The film will feature classic Autobots such as Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. It will also debut Optimus Primal and other Maximals, as well as the Terrorcons and Predacons. The seventh Transformers film takes place in the 1990s, some years before Michael Bay’s blockbusters. It also introduces a new human cast lead by Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, directed by Creed II’s Steven Caple Jr., appears to offer all of the Beast Wars action fans could want. It is scheduled to release on June 9, 2023.
The Flash [June 16, 2023]
Even with all the controversy surrounding The Flash and its actor, Ezra Miller, there are still a lot of thrilling aspects to the film. The movie is a multiverse adventure by IT filmmaker Andy Muschietti and is a loose adaptation of Flashpoint, in which Barry Allen alters the past to prevent his mother’s death in the future. The multiverse allows for the appearances of Michael Keaton’s Batman, Sasha Calle’s Supergirl, Michael Shannon’s General Zod, Antje Traue’s Faora-Ul, and maybe more characters in addition to Ben Affleck’s Batman, who makes a reappearance in the film. When The Flash debuts on June 16, 2023, it may aid in the DCU’s rebirth because WB apparently thinks it’s one of the best DC films ever.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny [June 30, 2023]
Harrison Ford will reprise the role as Indiana Jones one last time for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Steven Spielberg will not return to helm the film, with James Mangold taking over instead. Indiana Jones 5, set in the 1960s, would put the legendary archaeologist against Nazis once more in a quest to save the planet. Phoebe Waller-Bridge will play the role of Indy’s godfather Helena. Other new cast members include Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook, Antonio Banderas, Toby Jones, and others. The Indiana Jones 5 appears to be a high-octane conclusion for Ford, who will also be digitally de-aged. The June 30, 2023, release may be exactly the kind of send-off that 2008 audiences desired.
That’s it for the article. Let us know in the comments down below which of the above mentioned releases are you the most excited about. Also, stay tuned to check out the most anticipated releases for the rest of the year. If you want to check out the most anticipated releases for the first quarter, click here.