There are plenty of films to whet the appetite for the sci-fi and fantasy fan. Here are some of them, and as many trailers as are available at the time of writing.
John Wick: Chapter 2
17 February 2017
He may not really be sci-fi or fantasy but John Wick is definitely some kind of superhero. I’m not sure this sequel can live up to the gritty action of the original that led to it becoming a bit of a cult classic, but it’s definitely worth a go.
The Great Wall
17 February 2017
Matt Damon… in China… with dragons?
24 February 2017
Now that Deadpool has proven that you can make money from an R-rated Superhero movie, Logan looks like it could be the best of the X-Men movies. Huge Ackman’s final outing as Wolverine sees him as a fading force with waning healing powers, trying to protect a young female clone of Wolverine from an evil organization. And with Professor X suffering the effects of Alzheimer’s it promises to be a gritty, dark tale of violence and self-sacrifice.
24 March 2017
I was never much of a fan of the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers in my youth. Maybe this will change my mind (but I doubt it).
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
April 25, 2017
Following up what is still, for me, the best Marvel movie ever is going to be a tall order. But the trailer seems to have the same mix of action and comedy to make this my most anticipated movie of 2017.
28 April 2017
This could have been an episode of Black Mirror. Tom Hanks leads the people in “The Circle” where everything that everyone does is common knowledge. But guess what, it’s all a bit more sinister than he wants you to think it is.
19 May 2017
Rumour is that the latest Alien movie will return to a more horror based style, similar to the original. Fingers crossed they deliver on the full horror of one of the scariest creatures to ever grace our screens.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
26 May 2017
The early POTC films were certainly the best so it remains to be seen whether Johnny Depp and co. can muster up enough originality to make this movie a success.
June 2, 2017
Is this the movie that can bring the DC Universe back from the awfulness that was BvS DoJ and Suicide Squad. Wonder Woman was one of the few high points of BvS so you never know.
9 June 2017
A reboot of The Mummy series with Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. Looks like a more grown-up version than the Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz outings.
July 7, 2017
Spidey back in action in the MCU after his brief outing in Captain America Civil War. Tom Holland has been really well received as the Webbed Wonder and we have cameos from Robert Downey Junior and Michael Keaton as the baddie (his second recent outing as The Birdman). Promises to be another hit for Marvel.
War for the Planet of the Apes
July 14, 2017
The first 2 instalments of the POTA reboot have been fabulous. Even though we kind of know where this movie will take us the journey looks like it’ll be a hell of a ride.
Blade Runner 2049
6 October 2017
Blade Runner is such a classic that the idea of a sequel is madness for many fans. But I just have to go and see it when it comes out. Just to find out. If it’s good it could be great.
27 October 2017
Another outing for Thor, thundering his way through his enemies. No doubt this will progress the Infinity Stones story. Could it be a rare MCU movie that ends in defeat for the “good guys”, setting us up for Infinity Wars?
17 November 2017
If Wonder Woman lives up to its potential then maybe Justice League will be worthwhile. Maybe.
Star Wars: Episode VIII
15 December 2017
Rumoured to be called “Forces of Destiny”, Episode VIII will continue the story of the Skywalkers and potentially reveal Rey’s parentage and the nature of Supreme Leader Snoke. Anticipation will be at fever pitch by December next year.