Even though it is only a few days into the new year, there is already an array of movies expected to be released in 2023, and many of them are highly anticipated by fans. In addition, there will be sequels and remakes of many popular films that audiences have been waiting for. And 2022 was a good year in terms of cinema with the release of some great films such as Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Avatar: The Way of Water, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, and Babylon starring Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt. And those films are only the tip of the iceberg for the great movies 2022 brought to audiences and fans. And this is not to mention the great television shows that performed exceptionally well in their respective genres, such as Wednesday, The Boys season 3, Alice in Borderland season 2, and Stranger Things 4. And with the line-up for 2023, it is no surprise that this may be an even better year than last where films are concerned. So, what big movies are releasing in 2023?
This year is significant for big production film companies such as Marvel, Disney, and Warner Bros. For the DCEU and MCU specifically, quite a few films are expected to release that will result in the growth of these respective universes. And for DC specifically, these films will mark the end of an era. But it will also open the doors for filmmakers like James Gunn to show DC Comics fans what he is capable of and whether he was a good choice for the co-CEO seat alongside Peter Safran.
Furthermore, for the MCU, there are films lined up that will finally create the link between different universes. For example, the introduction of the X-men and mutants into the main timeline. With Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), fans already saw a glimpse of these heroes in a timeline where Dr Strange encounters the Illuminati. Herein Professor Xavier, leader of the X-Men, and Reed Richards, the leader of the Fantastic Four, are seen. While Professor Xavier is played by the original actor, Patrick Stewart, Reed Richards is played by John Krasinski, an arguably exciting casting choice.
Superheroes aside, there is also the introduction of new films that do not follow a previous timeline or form part of a franchise or trilogy. For example, popular board and video games are getting adapted into films which is an exciting prospect for fans of these games. In terms of horror, fans will be pleasantly surprised by the sheer amount of horror films that are set to be released this year. And although there are more set to release than what will appear on this list, these are the top picks for the year. Also, remember that some of these horror films (amongst other genres) will also be remakes or reboots of older popular horror films. This is another exciting prospect, as only some enjoy older movies. So, without further ado, here are the top 60 highly anticipated movie releases for 2023:
Winter Movie Releases 2023:
The first few months of the year will prove to be extremely exciting for horror movie fans as there is quite a few set to release early in the year: