As the curtains rise on the new year, the anticipation is building for an epic lineup of blockbuster films that promise to thrill, chill, and entertain.
Grab your popcorn, pop open that soda, and join us on a sneak peek into the 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2024!
Kalki 2898 AD
Expected release: January 2024
Cast: Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Disha Patani
“Kalki 2898 AD,” an eagerly awaited Indian film, unveils a modern-day avatar of Vishnu, the Hindu god, in a sci-fi dystopian drama produced by Vyjayanthi Movies and directed by Nag Ashwin. Formerly titled Project K, the film has been hailed as the Indian version of Dune and Star Wars. Set in a captivating “Spice Punk” world, the story follows Kalki as he rises to face a dark and oppressive future, blending Indian mythology with sci-fi elements.
Expected release: February 2024
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Emma Roberts, Adam Scott, Tahar Rahim
In the titular role of Madame Web, Dakota Johnson portrays a mutant with psychic sensory powers predicting the futures of fellow superheroes. The character, mentored by the original Madame Web (Cassandra Webb) from the comics, is set to take the spotlight in Sony Pictures’ upcoming superhero film.
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
Expected release: April 2024
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Rachel House
Prepare for the return of the gigantic creatures of the MonsterVerse as “Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire” hits the big screen in April 2024. In the sequel to the 2021 blockbuster “Godzilla vs. Kong,” titled “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire,” the once adversaries band together to face off against a new threat – Cranky Kong. While not the Donkey Kong character, this elderly-looking and visibly upset chimp adds a unique twist to the narrative.
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
Expected release: May 2024
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke, Nathan Jones, Alyla Browne, Angus Sampson, Daniel Webber, Lachy Hulme
Director George Miller, 14 years after the success of Fury Road, presents the new Mad Max prequel film, Furiosa. Despite its striking resemblance to Fury Road, the film introduces Anya Taylor-Joy as a formidable young Furiosa, and Chris Hemsworth as a villain with a distinctive prosthetic nose and charming facial hair. The prequel, set 45 years after a significant societal and ecological collapse, unfolds in a desolate landscape populated by loosely organized tribes.
Bad Boys 4
Expected release: June 2024
Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Eric Dane
While there is no information available regarding the storyline of “Bad Boys 4”, the last installment, “Bad Boys for Life,” proved to be a box-office success just before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted movie theaters. However, the sequel faced delays after an incident where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars. Despite this setback, the return of directors Adil & Bilall, along with the entire new cast, instills hope for another exciting installment in the Bad Boys franchise.
Expected release: July 2024
Cast: Ryan Reynolds. Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Garner, Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Brianna Hildebrand
Get ready for the Merc with a Mouth’s triumphant return as Deadpool 3 enters the MCU fray. With Ryan Reynolds leading the irreverent charge, the movie promises a fresh take on the chaotic world of Deadpool. The inclusion of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Jennifer Garner as Elektra adds an extra layer of excitement to this highly anticipated sequel.
Despicable Me 4
Expected release: July 2024
Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Pierre Coffin, Steve Coogan, Miranda Cosgrove
Directed by Chris Renaud, the film’s plot details are under wraps, but fans can expect a delightful blend of humor, family and mischief. Gru and his adorable minions return for another adventure against a supervillain and a world-ending threat. According to Carell, the Despicable Me 4 story will see Gru and his family fighting together in the Anti-Villain League.
Expected release: August 2024
Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Tiger Shroff, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Kapoor
The biggest cop universe in Indian cinema expands with an intriguing plot that introduces Arjun Kapoor as the antagonist. Expect a thrilling fusion of action, witty dialogues, and a visual feast as Rohit Shetty weaves another chapter in the Singham saga.
Joker: Folie à Deux
Expected release: October 2024
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, Zazie Beetz, Brendan Gleeson, Jacob Lofland, Catherine Keener, Harry Lawtey
The Clown Prince of Crime returns for a symphony of madness. Joaquin Phoenix reprises his award-winning role, joined by Lady Gaga as Todd Phillips’ version of Harley Quinn. This sequel takes a bold turn as it transforms into a musical, promising a unique blend of chaos and melody. Dive back into the disturbed world of Gotham and expect an unpredictable journey into the psyche of the Joker.
Expected release: November 2024
Cast: Tom Hardy, Juno Temple, Chiwetel Ejiofor
In the dark corners of Sony’s Spider-Verse, Eddie Brock continues his symbiotic adventure in this third installment of the Venom saga. While specific details about the plot remain unknown, one thing is clear – Venom is back in his own universe after a brief visit to the MCU, promising more antiheroic chaos.
Stay tuned for more updates and mark your calendars, as 2024 promises an unforgettable lineup of cinematic experiences, spanning genres and captivating audiences worldwide.