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The 24 Most Anticipated Movies In 2024

Welcome to the cinematic universe of anticipation! Screen One presents a tantalizing glimpse into the future of film with our carefully curated list of the most anticipated movies of 2024. From thrilling blockbusters to thought-provoking indie gems, this compilation is a celebration of the diverse storytelling awaiting audiences in the coming year. Join us as we embark on a journey through the realms of imagination, where each title promises to captivate, inspire, and leave an indelible mark on the world of cinema.

So what follows below is Screen One’s picks for what we can’t wait to see and we’re pretty sure you’re all going to get very excited about too! So in no particualr order here is Screen One’s 24 Most Anticipated Movies of 2024

Screen One's 24 Most Anticipated Movies of 2024
Screen One’s 24 Most Anticipated Movies of 2024

Furiosa – Dir: George Miller (24th May)

Snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers, young Furiosa falls into the hands of a great biker horde led by the warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel, presided over by the Immortan Joe. As the two tyrants fight for dominance, Furiosa soon finds herself in a nonstop battle to make her way home.

A spin off in the Mad Max series, with Fury Road’s Furiosa (Charlize Theron) now played by Anya Taylor-Joy as a younger version of the protaganist. Taylor-Joy doesn’t usually put a foot wrong with her movie choices and performances and the Mad Max series is always exciting, so big things are expected here.

Inside Out 2 – Dir: Kelsey Mann (14th June)

Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust have been running a successful operation by all accounts. However, when Anxiety shows up, they aren’t sure how to feel.

Inside Out is one of the best films of recent years to come from Pixar and to see a follow up seriously makes us feel a whole range of emotions. So buckle up as we are headed to those akward teen years!

Dune Part 2 – Dir: Denis Villenuve (15th March)

Paul Atreides unites with Chani and the Fremen while seeking revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe, he must prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

The first part of this epic vision from Villenueve was simply breathtaking and it’s success made sure that we would be seeing continung parts of the saga and here we are, gearing up for Part 2. So expect more sprawling cinematogrpahy, imperius action and incredible scope as Dune comes back to the big screen.

Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes – Dir: Wes Ball (24th May)

Many years after the reign of Caesar, a young ape goes on a journey that will lead him to question everything he’s been taught about the past and make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

It’s been a while since we had a entry into the Apes franchise, but this time with Ball (Maze Runner Movies) taking the helm. Kingdom is set 300 years after the events of War for the Planet of the Apes and sees Proximus Caesar, the current leader of the Apes, take liberties with Cesaer’s teachings and enslaves the other clans, it sets off a chain reaction that sees humans and apes combine to take on the new “King”.

Argylle – Dir: Matthew Vaughn (2nd Feb)

Reclusive author Elly Conway writes best-selling espionage novels about a secret agent named Argylle who’s on a mission to unravel a global spy syndicate. However, when the plots of her books start to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, the line between fiction and reality begin to blur.

Vaughn who gave us the simply wonderfully over the top Kingsman movies now moves to Argylle which from first look, takes the essence of Kingsman and adds sprinlkings or Romancing The Stone/The Lost City, which as far as we here at Screen One are concerend can only be some seriously violent fun in his hands.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – Dir: Gil Kenan (29th March)

The Spengler family returns to the iconic New York City firehouse where the original Ghostbusters have taken ghost-busting to the next level. When the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must unite to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age.

After the hugely sucessfull Afterlife, the Spengler clan, the original surviving Ghostbusters and some new characters team up to take on an all new threat in New York that see’s the Death Chill, freeze over and only the Busters can save us. And as any longtime fans of Screen One will know, we here are HUGE fans of Ghostbusters and this one we simply can’t wait for!

Deadpool 3 Dir: Shawn Levy (3rd May)

Wolverine is recovering from his injuries when he crosses paths with the loudmouth, Deadpool. They team up to defeat a common enemy.

Not too much is known about Deadpool 3, other than it is rumoured to bring all the MCU universe’s colliding together in this R-Rated (18 for UK audiences) Disney movie. News is a trailer is expected any day soon and after on set picture leaks led to Reynolds releasing his own “leaks”, we believe this will happen sooner rather than later.

Mean Girls – Dir: Samantha JayneArturo Perez Jr. (19th Jan)

New student Cady Heron gets welcomed into the top of the social food chain by an elite group of popular girls called the Plastics, ruled by the conniving queen bee Regina George. However, when Cady makes the major misstep of falling for Regina’s ex-boyfriend, she soon finds herself caught in their crosshairs.

A musical remake of Mean Girls, which is also set for London Theatreland later this year and who doesn’t love a good musical? Also coming up soon (But didn’t quite make the list) is a musical remake of The Color Purple, which will also be worth making the trip for, see’s us up for a rather musical 2024, especially with our next choice…

Wicked: Part 1 Dir: John M. Chu (27th Nov (US))

In an alternate look at the land of Oz, the true heroine is wrongfully cast as the “wicked” witch and actually turns out to be a freedom fighter who battles against the wizard for her homeland.

The incredibly ‘popular’ stage musical now gets the big screen treatment with pop princess Ariana Grande as Glinda, Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero. Being made in two parts, expect a show stopping rendition of Defying Gravity and a spectular vision from director Chu.

Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba in Wicked: Part 1.

Joker: Folie à Deux Dir: Todd Phillips (4th Oct)

Joker: Folie à Deux is an upcoming American musical thriller film that follows the 2019 film Joker. Joaquin Phoenix reprises his role as the DC Comics character the Joker, and Lady Gaga plays Harley Quinn. Zazie Beetz also reprises her role from the first film

Strangely the sequel to the incredible Joker is also set to be a musical and fetures a returning Joaquin Phoenix, joined by Lady Gaga, who plays Harley Quinn. Again there is a trailer expected very soon and if Phillips sequel is anywhere near as powerful as Joker, then we can all expect another searingly shocking movie.

Joker: Folie à Deux on Screen One

Nosferatu Dir: Robert Eggers (Dec)

An ancient Transylvanian vampire stalks a haunted young woman in 19th-century Germany.

After the brutally brilliant The Northman, Eggers returns with his take on the ancient vampire tale Nosferatu. What can we expect? Well no one exactly knows currently as there has been no releases from the film so far other than the cast: Emma Corrin, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, William Dafoe, Nicolas Hoult and Bill Skarsgard as Count Orlok.

Emma Corrin in Nosferatu on Screen One

Maxxxine – Dir: Ti West (Late 2024)

Follows Maxine, who was the only survivor of the bloody incidents of X, as she continues her journey towards fame to be an actress in 1980s Los Angeles.

The first two parts (X and Pearl) of this astonishing series of movies starring Mia Goth, is set to conclude with MaXXXine, set int he 80’s as Maxine (Goth) heads to Hollywood to amke her fame and fortune as a actress, and seeing as how the first two movies played out, we expect things not to go well… Mia Goth is joined by Elizabeth Debicki, Kevin Bacon, Lily Collins, Michelle Monaghan, Bobby Carnavale and Halsey.

Beetlejuice 2 – Dir: Tim Burton (6th Sept)

This is a follow-up to the horror/comedy Beetlejuice (1988), about a ghost who’s recruited to help haunt a house.

Michael Keaton returns as the Ghost With The Most for this sequel alongside Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Willem Dafoe, Jenna Ortega as Ryder’s Lydia Deetz daughter Astrid and intriguingly Monica Bellucci as Beetlejuice’s wife! We can’t wait to see what Burton unleashes this time.

Beetlejuice 2 posters on Screen One

Kraven The Hunter Dir: J.C. Chandor (30th Aug)

Russian immigrant Sergei Kravinoff sets out on a mission to prove himself as the greatest hunter in the world.

So far the Sony Spider-Villian-Verse hasn’t fared too well, there’s been some glimmers in the Venom movies (with a third installement due in 2024) but the less said about Morbius the better. However with Madame Web looming, Kraven The Hunter looks the pick of the bunch from the trailers, so lets see if Sony can sort this misfiring Sony SpideyCU back on track.

The Fall Guy – Dir: David Leitch (2nd May)

After leaving the business one year earlier, battle-scarred stuntman Colt Seavers springs back into action when the star of a big studio movie suddenly disappears. As the mystery surrounding the missing actor deepens, Colt soon finds himself ensnared in a sinister plot that pushes him to the edge of a fall more dangerous than any stunt.

No sign of Lee Majors anywhere (We’re hoping for at the very least a cameo), or the legendary theme tune, but none the less from the trailer Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt look like they are having an absolute blast, so maybe this could turn out ot be pretty good. The director of Bullet Train has shown he knows how to handle big action, so fingers crossed everyone!

The Iron Claw – Dir: Sean Durkin (9th Feb)

The true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who make history in the intensely competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, under the shadow of their domineering father and coach, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.

For those who are into their pro wrestling and know the tragic story of the Voin Erich family, this is simply going to be unmissable, the early buzz is that Zac Efron is absoultely incredible and maybe just maybe award season may just feature the former High School Musical alum in the nominations. The action features some real pro wrestlers, so not since Mickey Rourke’s The Wrestler has there been this much anticipation for a major wreslting movie.

Poor Things Dir: Yorgos Lanthimos (12th Jan)

Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

The phrase “career best performance” has been banded about a lot around Emma Stone’s potrayl of Bella Baxter. The clips and trailers look absolutely mental too, and early Oscar buzz surrounds Ms Stone, so we can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about.

The Bikeriders Dir: Jeff Nicols (21st June)

Over the course of a decade, a Midwestern motorcycle club evolves from a gathering place for local outsiders to a sinister gang, threatening the original group’s way of life.

About a month before scheduled release, 20th Century Fox, shelved the release of The Bikeriders for unknown reasons, before Focus Features thankfully picked it up and moved the release to summer 24. So now we will finally get to see the Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy and Norman Reedus (No type casting here..) biker drama.

Coyote Vs. Acme Dir: Dave Green (Summer)

A story set in the ACME warehouse, the manufacturer of anything and everything used by the Looney Tunes characters.

Another film that was strangely shelved. This time by Warner Bros. this past November. But after a public outcry and various people now coming out in support of the film, it seems it’s now back on track for a 2024 release after all. Starring the likes of John Cena, Will Forte and Lana Condor, it see’s Wile E. Coyote take ACME to court over a unending supply of contraptions that have all backfired on him. Intriguing and possibly hilarious the film has been compared to the likes of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Barbie already.

Mickey 17 Dir: Bong Joon-ho (29th March)

A disposable employee is sent on a human expedition to colonize the ice world Niflheim. After one iteration dies, a new body is regenerated with most of his memories intact.

What the director of the absolutely astounding Parasite did next… And it’s a sci-fi movie starring former Twilight vampire and current Batman Robert Pattinson, again not too much is known other than it based on the 2022 novel Mickey7 by Edward Ashton. It co-stars Toni Collette, Mark Ruffalo and Steven Yuen.

Civil War Dir: Alex Garland (26th April)

The Alex Garland movie, set in the near future as the United States breaks out into violent conflict.

From the man who gave us 28 Days Later, Ex Machina, Annihilation and 2023’s Men (Which is seen as the companion piece to this) comes Civil War, which see’s the US completely break down and the titular ivil war breaks out. Here’s hoping that it’s not based on Trump’s failed insurrection…

Ballerina Dir: Len Wiseman (7th June)

Ballerina is the first spin-off of the John Wick franchise, and is set between the events of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and John Wick: Chapter 4. A young female assassin seeks revenge against the people who killed her family.

Starring Ana De Armas, Chloe Grace Moretz and Keanu Reeves, much like Furiosa, sees a female protaganist spin off. Ana De Armas has proven that she has the action chops to pull this role off with some aplomb and alongside the brilliant Moretz and John Wick himself in Keanu Reeves, this should be yet another blockbuster non stop action ride.

Ballerina starring Ana De Armas on Screen One

The Karate Kid Dir: Jonathan Entwistle (17th Dec)

A new Karate Kid movie arrives with Daniel Larusso (Ralph Macchio) teams up with Mr Han (Jackie Chan)

Other than casting call video which you can watch below, the plot and movie is being kept tightly under wraps currently. However colour us intrigued. How will this work into the Cobra Kai universe or will it at all? How does Daniel know or meet Mr Han and will Jayden Smith be involved? With his father (Will Smith) on producing duties as he is on Cobra Kai, we can only wait and see what happens.

Alien: Romulus Dir:  Fede Álvarez (16th Aug)

Alien: Romulus is set between the events of Alien and Aliens and is set to be a stand alone movie in the franchise.

With Ridley Scott on producing duties this time, and after several failed Alien movies, we’re looking at you AvP, Prometheus… this film is set to hapen between the first two films and should introduce us to an entirely new set of characters that no doubts have a life and death clash with those pesky Xenomorphs. Hopefully it’s more like Aliens than Covenant.

As we embark on this cinematic odyssey, let us embrace the anticipation, relish the magic of storytelling, and celebrate the transformative power of movies that transport us beyond the confines of reality. For in each frame lies the promise of a new adventure, a new perspective, and an indelible mark left upon our hearts and minds, making 2024 a year to remember in the annals of cinematic history.

Let us know what you think. Are any of these on your list? Are there any we should have put in here? The Colour Purple? Gladiator 2? Madame Web? Kung Fu Panda 4? Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire? Let us know via the comments below or via our social channels.

Screen One's 24 Most Anticipated Movies of 2024
Screen One’s 24 Most Anticipated Movies of 2024

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