STORY BY MONICA BADOLIAN, STAFF WRITER
IMAGERY FROM PARAMOUNT PICTURES
With many movies coming out this year in 2023, some new ones and some that may be coming to an end, there is plenty to check out.
1. Scream VI
Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Starring: Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Mason Gooding, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Hayden Panettiere, Courteney Cox, Samara Weaving, Tony Revolori
Opened on: March 10, 2023
Following the release of 2022’s Scream, a sequel was confirmed involving the characters who survived that film. The film will also feature Hayden Panettiere returning to her role as Kirby Reed from Scream 4. As a result of being offered less than she thought she was worth, franchise star Neve Campbell decided not to return. The story revolves around sisters Sam and Tara (Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega) and their friends who are terrorized by Ghostface in New York.
2.The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
Starring: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Charlie Day, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, Keegan-Michael Key
Opening on: April 7, 2023
Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri, the creators of Mario, are producing the adaptation, which stars the iconic Nintendo character and his friends. He meets Keegan-Michael Key’s Toad in the Mushroom Kingdom and is voiced by Chris Pratt. Princess Peach will be voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy, Bowser and Donkey Kong by Jack Black and Seth Rogen, and Luigi by Charlie Day.
3.Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.
Directed by: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klmentieff, Will Poulter, Elizabeth Debicki
Opening in: May 5, 2023
Peter Quill, who is still in shock after Gamora’s death, must gather his squad behind him to defend the universe while also looking out for one of their own. Also, we are aware that Will Poulter will play Adam Warlock, who was hinted at the end of Vol. 2.
Directed by: Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel
Opening on: May 19, 2023
Dom Toretto and his family come across something different this time, a more dangerous enemy, who is played by Jason Momoa. As Dom’s world crumbles, he faces a terrifying threat that could destroy everything he loves and everyone he loves. We know that the rest of the family, including Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, and others will return.
5.Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos
Starring: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Issa Rae
Opening on: June 2, 2023
The critically acclaimed and popular animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse won an Oscar, and Across the Spider-Verse was one of the most eagerly awaited movies of 2022. It was pushed back to 2023 but the date is coming soon. Miles Morales will once more be voiced by Shameik Moore, along with Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy and Oscar Isaac’s Miguel O’Hara (also known as Spider-Man 2099). The first trailer introduced more characters Miles will come across but not much of the plot yet.
Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling
Opening on: July 21, 2023
As soon as this movie was announced it captured a wide audience’s attention. The storyline focuses on Margot Robbie who plays the famous doll Barbie, as she is exiled from Barbieland and brought into our world.