Most anticipated movies of 2024: 'Wicked,' 'Furiosa,' 'Deadpool 3' – Business Insider

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From “Dune: Part 2” to “Mean Girls,” 2024 has a lot of anticipated movies. Here are 32 films we can’t wait to check out this year.
The plastics are back… in musical form.
Here, the iconic high school coming-of-age story gets the big-screen treatment again, but this time as an adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical.
In this spy action comedy from director Matthew Vaughn (“Layer Cake,” “Kingsman”), famous novelist Elly Conway (Bryce Dallas Howard) steps out of her introverted lifestyle when she realizes the plots of her books mirror real-life espionage activities.
Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherin O’Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dua Lipa also star.
Sony’s latest Marvel movie stars Dakota Johnson as Cassandra Webb, a New York paramedic who develops psychic abilities and uses them to fight danger with the help of some Spider-Women.
Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor, and Adam Scott also star.
The long-awaited biopic on the life of Bob Marley is finally coming to screens.
Kingsley Ben-Adir plays the legendary musician, with Lashana Lynch playing his wife, Rita Marley.
The thrilling conclusion of Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel promises to be epic, with Timothée Chalamet avenging his father’s death and Zendaya getting lots more screen time. And also… the sandworms!
Following the events of 2021’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” we follow the Spengler family (Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard) as they return to New York City to take ghostbusting to the next level. And they’re just in time because something called the “Death Chill” is about to cover the city.
The original Ghostbusters — Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson — also return for the fun.
Jack Black returns for another adventure as the lovable master fighting panda, Po.
Get ready for another epic battle between Godzilla and King Kong.
This time, the two titans will face off against a colossal evil.
After delays due to the actors’ strike, “Challengers” is finally heading to theaters in 2024.
This sports dramedy from director Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me by Your Name”) stars Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, and Mike Faist as tennis stars in a love triangle.
This reimagining of the hit 1980s TV series stars Ryan Gosling as an over-the-hill stuntman, Colt Seavers, who finds himself working on a movie directed by his ex-girlfriend (Emily Blunt).
But when the movie’s future is in question after its star (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) goes missing, Colt volunteers to look for him.
Directed by “Bullet Train” director David Leitch, expect many crazy stunts and laughs.
This comedy, written and directed by John Krasinski, follows a young girl who can see people’s imaginary friends.
Krasinski and Ryan Reynolds star with the likes of Steve Carell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Maya Rudolph, Vince Vaughn, Sam Rockwell, Jon Stewart, Awkwafina, and Richard Jenkins voicing the imaginary characters.
This prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road” stars Anya Taylor-Joy as a young Imperator Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron in “Fury Road”) whose world is turned upside down when a biker gang led by Warlord Dementus (Chris Hemsworth) snatches her up from her home.
The fourth installment of the most recent “Planet of the Apes” franchise is set generations after the events of the last movie, “War for the Planet of the Apes.”
Here, we follow Noa, a young chimpanzee who searches for answers about the past.
This spin-off from the “John Wick” franchise stars Ana de Armas as Rooney, a ballerina who seeks revenge for the murder of her parents.
The movie is set after the events of “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” and yes, Keanu Reeves does appear as John Wick.
Not much has been revealed yet about the fourth movie, but we know for sure that Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are returning, along with directors Adil & Bilall, who directed the hit third movie, 2020’s “Bad Boys for Life.”
In the sequel to the hit Pixar movie, we find Riley now as a teenager and going through new emotions from the last time we saw her.
The third movie in the “Quiet Place” franchise will be another prequel. Though the plot is under wraps, the title indicates it’s likely focused on when the aliens make first contact on the planet.
Lupita Nyong’o, Alex Wolff, and Djimon Hounsou star.
This marks the kick-off to Kevin Costner’s epic two-part Western that spans the settlement of the American West from pre- to post-Civil War.
Along with directing and cowriting, Costner also stars alongside Jena Malone, Michael Rooker, Thomas Haden Church, and Luke Wilson.
The hit animated franchise returns for another chapter with Steve Carell again voicing Gru.
Ryan Reynolds is back as the popular Marvel character, bringing along Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. As with any “Deadpool” movie, expect many more surprises.
After years of delays, this popular video game adaptation is finally upon us.
Cate Blanchett plays Lilith, Kevin Hart is Roland, Jack Black is Claptrap, and Jamie Lee Curtis plays Patricia Tannis.
This is the conclusion to Costner’s Western.
Sony will introduce us to another Marvel character in 2024. Aaron Taylor-Johnson brings to life Sergei Kravinoff, also known as Kraven the Hunter, a warrior with an ultra-violent means of protecting wildlife.
Ariana DeBose, Russell Crowe, Christopher Abbott, and Alessandro Nivola also star.
Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara return for Tim Burton’s sequel to his classic 1988 gothic comedy.
The much-anticipated sequel to the 2019 hit has Joaquin Phoenix returning to play Joker, with Lady Gaga cast as Harley Quinn. It will also be a musical.
Not much is known yet about the third movie in the “Venom” franchise other than Tom Hardy is returning once more to play the lead.
Regardless, we expect a lot of chaos to happen.
Ridley Scott gives us a sequel to the 2000 best picture Oscar winner.
Paul Mescal plays the lead, with Denzel Washington also starring along with Pedro Pescal. Djimon Hounsou and Connie Nielsen return from the first movie.
This big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical stars Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba Thropp (aka the Wicked Witch of the West) and Ariana Grande as Glinda Upland.
The movie also stars Ethan Slater, Michelle Yeoh, and Jess Goldblum as the Wizard of Oz. The second installment will be released in 2025.
“Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins explores Mufasa’s origins in becoming the jungle king. Like the 2019 “The Lion King” release, this also will be told in live-action and CGI.
Expect laughs and action in the third movie in this entertaining franchise, with Ben Schwartz returning to voice Sonic.
Robert Eggers (“The Lighthouse,” “The Northman”) takes on the iconic gothic vampire tale.
Bill Skarsgård stars as the vampire Count Orlok. Lily-Rose Depp, Nicholas Hoult, and Willem Dafoe also star.
Nothing has been revealed about Peele’s next movie, not even the cast list. But a Jordan Peele movie released on Christmas Day will be a must-see.
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