Top Five Upcoming Films

Other | Monday 20th February 2017 | David

2017 is shaping up to be one incredible year for cinema. Check out these five upcoming films that are simply not to be missed!

1. Logan

Hugh Jackman returns in what he promises will be is last portrayal as the clawed-mutant (although it's not the first time he's said that) as he wanders a apocalyptic wasteland trying to protect a mysterious young girl known as X-23 (Dafne Keen). Based on Mark Millar's Old Man Logan story arc. 

Patrick Stewart returns as Proffessor X, with Stephen Merchant, Boyd Holbrook and Richard E. Grant rounding out the supporting cast.

After Deadpool became the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time with a total worldwide haul of $783,112,979, Fox became more open to taking risks with their Marvel properties. So Logan will also carry a strong R-rating, so you can expect to see Wolverine's adamantium claws turning red. 

Director Helmer James Mangold (also known for 3:10 to Yuma and Walk the Line) will be returning to the director's chair, Logan will slash his way onto our screens on March 3, 2017.

2. Kong: Skull Island

The big ape will finally return when Kong: Skull Island stomps onto screens on March 10, 2017. Directed by The Kings of Summer's Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Skull Island will be the second film in Warner Brothers' Monsterverse, a continuation from the 2014's Godzilla.

Set in 1973, the plot concerns the discovery of an island populated by, amongst other creatures, a very, very big ape. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson and John Goodman star in what looks like it could be the best monster movie of 2017.

3. A Cure for Wellness

The first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and The Lone Ranger all clocked in at just under three hours. With a runtime of 146 minutes, you should definitely go the the bathroom before watching A Cure for Wellness. Director Gore Verbinski clearly has a thing for making long movies. 

Dane DeHaan stars as as a young executive sent to collect his company's CEO from a mysterious health centre in Switzerland, but things are not as they seem. Verbinski is known for his affinity for the weird and unusual (he won an Oscar for a film about a chameleon that falls in love with an iguana), so you can expect some freaky to go down.

A Cure for Wellness opened in the US earlier this month and divided critics, so we'll just have to wait until it arrives in the UK on February 24th to pass judgement.

4. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Intended to be the first in a six part series, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword stars Charlie Hunnam as the fabled king who drew the sword from the stone and all that jazz.

Aside from his much publicized former relationship with Madonna, Guy Ritchie has proven himself to be a highly capable director in recent years. With the likes of Sherlock Holmes and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. both recieving heaps of critical praise. Even though he has had a few stinkers like Revolver and Swept Away under his belt. 

So King Arthur: Legend of the Sword certainly shouldn't be missed when it arrives on May 12.


5. War for the Planet of the Apes

It's a shame that Matt Reeves pulled out of directing Warner Brother's upcoming Batman movie, because he really is one of the best mainstream filmmakers working today. Fox choose wisely when they hired Reeves to direct Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The second instalment in their rebooted series of the sci-fi franchise. He's currently putting the finishing touches on War for the Planet of the Apes, which will (presumably) be the final instalment when it opens on 14th July 2017.

Andy Serkis returns to perform both the voice and motion picture for the chimpanzee known as Ceasar. As he attempts to seek a peaceful resolution to the brutal conflict between the apes and the humans. 

 Get ready, we're in for an all out war movie, so don't grow to attached to the characters. Most of them probably won't make it out alive.