Movies and TV shows I’m looking forward to (2023)

Sonnie Bailey

23 December 2022

Making a list of upcoming movies and TV shows makes me look forward to the future. There will be plenty of clunkers on this list, but there will almost certainly be some great stuff in there. Plus amazing stuff not on the list!

I shared lots more reasons and caveats for a list of this type last year. I’ll just get straight into it.

 

Movies

  • Oppenheimer. Christopher Nolan movie about the Manhattan Project. Can’t wait!
  • Barbie. I am unashamedly excited about this one.
  • Dune Part 2. I refuse to watch Part 1 until this is just about out.
  • The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. The book was much better than I expected.
  • Deadpool 3. Featuring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. After watching Spirited I hope Ryan Reynolds has the wisdom and sway to turn this into a musical.
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Ignore the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and consider the talent (director James Mangold; starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelson, and Anthonio Banderas), and there is potential.
  • Killers of the Flower Moon. Scorcese, Leo, De Niro.
  • The Flash. DC could do the multiverse better than Marvel. In fact, it would be hard to do the multiverse worse than Marvel…
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
  • John Wick: Chapter 4.
  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods. I thought the first Shazam was entertaining – a modern, less-problematic version of Big.
  • Asteroid City. I’m not much of a Wes Anderson fan, but the cast for this is astonishing.
  • Furiosa. Sequel to Mad Max: Fury Road.

 

TV shows:

  • The Last of Us.
  • Dark Matter. The author (Blake Crouch) is the showrunner which makes me optimistic.
  • The Three-Body Problem. I haven’t been able to get into the books but from what I’ve heard, there’s something great there. David Benioff and D B Weiss are behind this, and if Game of Thrones demonstrated one thing, it’s that they can do great stuff when they’re adapting pre-existing source material.
  • Utap – Arnie in a TV show with a father-daughter-spy dynamic? It could be great. Or terrible.
  • Time Bandits. Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement are writing this with Iain Morris – co-creator of The Inbetweeners. That sounds like a killer combination. (It’s inspired by the 1981 movie of the same name starring many of the Monty Python crew along with Sean Connery.)
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The Percy Jackson series has a special place in my heart, and I hope it executes better than the movies.
  • The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. I enjoyed the book and if executed well, it could be a mind-trip. 
  • A Man in Full – let’s hope the TV show does better than the movie, which was based on the same Tom Wolfe book (sorry, Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis!).

 


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