Most anticipated Hollywood films to look forward
Saturday, December 31, 2016 13:51 IST
By Santa Banta News Network
2017 Hollywood movie list is packed with a variety of movies, but one thing is worth noting - it has many sequels and some live-action movies that everyone's been dying to see. We provide you a list of suggested movies that moviegoers should watch out for this coming 2017.

xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage - The movie "xXx 3: The Return of Xander Cage" is a movie which promises to bring a lot of much-needed action especially for those who have seen its earlier instalments. The latest movie is sure to bring an action packed pace bringing in different flavor from the previous ones shown in theaters. It is is directed by D.J. Caruso and written by F. Scott Frazier, Chad St. John and Rich Wilkes. It stars Vin Diesel as Xander Cage along with Nina Dobrev, Deepika Padukone, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, and Samuel L Jackson and will have its nationwide release on Jan 20, 2017.

Victoria and Abdul: Victoria and Abdul is a British American biographical drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Lee Hall. It is based on the book of same name by Shrabani Basu. It explores the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. The film stars Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Adeel Akhtar. This film will release on September 22, 2017.

Beauty and The Beast: The highly-anticipated romantic-fantasy movie, Beauty and The Beast will live up your childhood dream once again in 2017. Starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the odd Disney couple directed by Bill Condon, It is just one of the many upcoming live-action films adapted from Disney's large catalogue of animated feature hits. The trailer of Beauty and The beast generated a new record for most views within its first 24 hours with 127.6 million. The film is scheduled to release on March 17, 2017.

The Despicable Me 3 - Fans of Gru, the three little girls, and the minions are in for an awesome treat next year as the third installment of Despicable Me is set to revolve around rivalry between siblings Gru and his twin brother Dru. One of the main characters of the movie series, Gru, will be jealous of his brother who suddenly appears to reunite with him again. A new villain is set to be introduced by the name of Balthazar Bratt, voiced by South Park's Trey Parker in the film. Despicable Me 3 is set to hit the big screen by June 30, 2017.

Pirates of the Carribean 5- Dead Men Tell No Tales - Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom will continue to reprise their roles of Captain Jack Sparrow and Will Turner respectively. Though, this time along the two lead actors will not have much to do in the sequel. And the major focus will be on Henry Turner and the main villain, Captain Salazar. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is expected to release on May 26, 2017. We hope that the fifth instalment of the film will be the best out of the four prior instalments.


Lion - Lion is an Australian American British Drama film which is all set to release in India on 24th February 2017.The film had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. The film has Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and it also features Priyanka Bose, Deepti Naval, Nawazuddin Siddique and Tannishtha Chatterjee and it has been shot in Kolkata as well as in Australia. The film revolves around A five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family. Lion has already won various awards and it has also got 4 nominations at the Golden Globe Awards.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2- For those who have not gotten enough of the Guardians of the Galaxy yet, here's a piece of good news-Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot will be back in 2017. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is part of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is set to hit theatres on May 5th, 2017.

Baywatch- Baywatch is an action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, based on the hit television soap opera of the same name. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson. The movie remake of Baywatch is scheduled to arrive in theatres this coming 2017 on May 26th.

Transformers- The Last Knight - Transformers 5 is an upcoming 2017 American science fiction-action film based on the Transformers toy line. It is the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a direct sequel to 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film is directed by Michael Bay, with Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci reprising their roles from Age of Extinction, alongside Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro from the first three films. This will be the fifth and final Transformers film to be directed by Bay. The film is scheduled to be released on June 23, 2017.

The Mummy- The Mummy is an upcoming American action-adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman and written by Jon Spaihts and Christopher McQuarrie. It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise. The film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe. The film is scheduled to be released on June 9, 2017.

The Fate of the Furious- Fast & Furious 8 is an upcoming 2017 American action film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Chris Morgan. It is the eighth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film will star Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren. The film is scheduled to be released on April 14, 2017.


Logan- It is an upcoming 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine, produced by Marvel Entertainment, It is intended to be the tenth installment in the X-Men film series. Hugh Jackman stars as Logan in what is intended to be his final portrayal of the character after having played the role for 17 years, with Patrick Stewart co-starring as Charles Xavier. Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Elise Nealand Elizabeth Rodriguez are all featured in supporting roles. Logan is scheduled to be released on March 3, 2017.

Spider-Man- Homecoming - Spider-Man: Homecoming is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios. It is intended to be the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise. This time Spider-Man is being played by Tom Holland and also has Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker tries to balance being the hero Spider-Man with his high school life. This is one movie that has audience from all the age group. Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled to be released on July 7, 2017 in the United States. A sequel is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019.

Justice League- It is a superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be the fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Zack Snyder and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, and Ciaran Hinds. Justice League is scheduled to be released on November 17, 2017.

The Great Wall- It is an American-Chinese epic historical fiction action-adventure monster film directed by Zhang Yimouand written by Tony Gilroy, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, Max Brooks, Edward Zwick, and Marshall Herskovitz. The film stars Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, and Andy Lau. The film is scheduled to be released on February 17, 2017 by Universal Pictures.
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