Top 10 most anticipated movies for the rest of 2023


Cole Manetta-DeHaven, Staff Writer

  1. Napolean: Ridley Scott is back at it again with his historical epics since his underappreciated fan favorite 2021 medieval epic “The Last Duel“. Scott is bringing us a story that has been attempted multiple times throughout the years, the story is no other than the story of Napolean Bonaparte. Scott is reteaming with Joaquin Phoenix who will play the iconic historical figure. This film will be their first film together since 2000s, Gladiator.


  1. Havoc: In this day of age the genre of action can seem one noted to certain audience members and critics. The genre to some has become quite tame and predictable and definitely targeted to a certain type of audience. During this dark age of this genre Gareth Evans (director of The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2) is gifting the masses, Havoc. A visceral crime action thriller starring Tom Hardy. A film like this is needed in a pretty stale genre. Hopefully, this film will be a refreshing exciting experience.


  1. Asteroid City: If there’s one director that can create buzz when they’re coming out with a project, Wes Anderson is definitely one of those names. Creating masterful on-constant repeat with sign of stopping. The collection of his masterful work continues on with Asteroid City. Centering around a group of vibrant characters at a local Junior Stargazer in a 50s desert town and that vibrant group includes a massive range of acclaimed actors. Whether it’s unique characters or a beautiful new world built by the hands of Anderson, fans and movie lovers should keep this one on their radar.


  1. Oppenheimer: When Christopher Nolan goes big he goes big. The man has done it all from his riveting indie work of films like  Memento to recent big blockbusters like Tenet. Nolan is back and going bigger than ever with his new film “Oppenheimer”. The story itself let alone should make want to buy a ticket straight away. Following the famous and controversial scientist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and his involvement in the infamous Manhattan Project and the politics and trauma that he had to face taking charge of the mission. One of the nuclear testing scenes was filmed without even using CGI.


  1. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: Seems like 2023 is finally the year that we are getting the long-awaited sequel of the beloved and modern classic “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”. Of course, the film is going to focus on the now iconic Miles Morales and his gang of colorful variant companions, the film will also introduce loads more variants including the anticipated Spider-Man 2099 played by Oscar Issac. Even though still is unknown about the plot you know that this sequel is going to generate buzz and filled up cinemas around the world.


  1. Beau is afraid: Throughout recent years director, Ari Aster has established himself as one of the most talented and authentic directors of his generation. Even if you weren’t fans of his first two films “Hereditary” and “Midsommar” you argue that his films don’t stick with you for a minute or two. This year Aster is coming out with “Beau is Afraid”. Even though we still know very little about the film we know that it stars acclaimed actor and Academy Award winner, Joaquin Phoenix and that this film is three hours long and described as a “nightmare comedy”. 


  1. Barbie: It’s the meme itself. The film became viral and an absolute sensation in the public eye in the recent past couple of months. People around the world becoming more curious and intrigued with every onset photo of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling being the talk on every social media platform and outlet. With Greta Gredwig directing and her co-writing with her partner, filmmaker, Noah Baumbach, and with Maggot Robbie and Ryan Gosling leading the film, this movie is going to be something else.


  1. Dune: Part Two: We will see the desert-filled landscapes of Arrakis once again in the year of 2023. Denis Villeneuve once again will be bringing us another chapter of his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s groundbreaking sci-fi epic, “Dune”. Audience members around the world are ready to be thrown back into this magnetic and creatively ambitious world. Whatever Villeneuve has planned for this highly anticipated sequel we know he will make it work.


  1. The Killer: This year will also see David Fincher’s The Killer. The Killer has been a passion project for Fincher that has been in the works for some time but now Fincher is coming out with his passion project and his partner in crime is no other than Netflix. A compelling element of this film is that the screenplay is written by former collaborator, Andrew Kevin Walker, the screenplay writer of one of Fincher’s most iconic films, “Seven.”  This film is led by Michael Fassbender along with Tilda Swinton. The Killer will also mark another collaboration between Fincher and composers, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. If it’s one thing that we should know is that Fincher will make this story into his story.


  1. Killers of the Flower Moon: Another great director that is making his mark this year is one of the greatest to ever do it, Martin Scorsese. Scorsese is back and bringing us an intriguing story of the murders that targeted the Osage tribe in countryside Oklahoma during the 1920s. This film will be a 3-hour and 20-minute true crime epic starring names that will have seen in Scorsese and others we haven’t seen but this film is filled with acclaimed names from every corner. It’s a safe bet that this will be another classic Scorsese masterclass.