2023 has been a fantastic year for the movie business so far, with recent popular releases like The Little Mermaid grossing $289,863,916 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse topping that, with the film grossing $358,957,690 domestically. The movie business has been experiencing a resurgence since 2020, with many movie lovers returning to theaters to catch the latest Hollywood releases. While 2023 has produced a lot of success in the business, the upward trend the movie industry is currently experiencing is likely to continue with several upcoming movies at the center of the conversation. Today’s article will explore three of these films.
On July 11, 2023, Warner Brothers released the highly anticipated trailer for the Wonka movie starring Timothee Chalamet. Ever since Chalamet was confirmed to play the famous chocolatier in May 2021, there has been much speculation about what the actor would look like as a young Willy Wonka, and fans have not been disappointed. The film, which also stars Hugh Grant as an Oompa Loompa, is set to be released in December 2023 and is directed by Paul King. King is a British director and writer famous for his work on Paddington’s films.
Cleopatra’s story has been told in the entertainment industry for years in many different ways. Most famous is Elizabeth Taylor’s portrayal of the Egyptian queen in the 1963 film, but other entertainment niches have used her story as well, such as online gambling. For example, the New Jersey Playstar casino app has a Cleopatra-themed jackpot game. However, this is not uncommon, as historical themes are common in online gambling, with other examples including the Vikings Go Wild slot game. Netflix was last to depict Cleopatra in its Queen Cleopatra pseudo-docuseries, but we haven’t had a big-screen Hollywood movie centered on the Egyptian queen for years, though that’s about to change. While there are no release dates yet, Wonder Woman Gal Gadot confirmed in 2020 that he was working on a Cleopatra movie and again in 2021, stating that the script was finished. According to Gadot, the film’s portrayal of Cleopatra’s story will be different from previous films, with less emphasis on her appearance and more on her impact on the world.
3. beetlejuice 2
Despite coming out in September 2024, Beetlejuice 2 will be worth the wait. The sequel to the 1988 hit Beetlejuice will see many original cast members return to their roles, including Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz. There will also be new faces in the sequel, including Jenna Ortega as Lydia’s daughter. The movie will be directed by Tim Burton, who directed the first movie and originally released a sequel in 1990 called Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian.
Movie lovers have a lot to look forward to in the next few years, with many blockbusters currently in the works. While we do have release dates for some, movies like Cleopatra are still under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped people from talking about her. Plus, with the cult status of movies like Beetlejuice and Willy Wonka, theaters around the world are likely to be packed when these movies are released.