2016 is hours away from ending, so it’s time to start looking ahead to 2017. The new year already looks to be full of great movies, so I thought I’d put together a list of the most anticipated movie of each month. There are very few months I had to actually stop and think about what I was looking forward to the most, which is pretty amazing.
This is based on movies listed on IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/movies-coming-soon/ as of 12/31/16.
January – “The Red Turtle” – I don’t really have anything super specific to say about this, other than it has caught my attention and I’m looking forward to seeing it.
February – “A Cure for Wellness” – I’ve been looking forward to this since the initial trailer debuted during last season’s “American Horror Story.” The slew of new trailers only leave me more excited. There’s clearly something going on behind the scenes – it reminds me of “Shutter Island”. Can’t wait.
March – “Logan” – The final movie that Hugh Jackman will do as Wolverine, and so far it’s actually looking good. Unfortunately that hasn’t worked out for the past stand-alone Wolverine movies, but I’m still looking forward to this. And if they’re using “Old Man Logan” as a template, we could be in for something awesome.
April – “The Circle” – I’m still not 100% sure what this is even about, but it looks interesting.
May – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – This was already near the top of my “most anticipated of the year” right behind “Star Wars Episode VIII” even before the Baby Groot trailer came out. “Guardians” is probably my favorite MCU movie to watch over and over again, so of course the sequel is one I’m looking forward to!
Consolation prize to “The Mummy” just because the mummy itself looks pretty awesome.
July – “Spider-Man: Homecoming” – Linking Spider-Man into the MCU should be fun. And Tom Holland has already given us a preview of the fun he can have with the role in “Captain America: Civil War”.
Second prize goes to “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”.
August – Not a lot to pick from at this time (only 4 listed with an August release right now), so I’ll give it to “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” because a cast of Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek and Gary Oldman has to be good for something.
September – September actually doesn’t really have anything I’m looking forward to (as of now). Remakes of “It” and “Flatliners” feel pretty unnecessary.
October – Sigh. Another month without much to offer. Another “Saw” sequel. Another installment in the “Insidious” series. Eh.
November – It’s close, but I’ll give it to “Thor: Ragnarok”. Depending on how “Wonder Woman” works out, I may give the edge to “Justice League”.
December – “Star Wars: Episode VIII” – Duh. Can you imagine the opening night when the movie ends and there’s a dedication to Carrie Fisher?
So what do you think? There are going to be plenty of new movies announced as the year goes on, but what are you looking forward to most right now?