2019 was probably the most successful year of Hollywood, but what does 2023 say in terms of upcoming blockbusters?
So far, we haven’t really seen a boom in Hollywood Box Office this 2023. The last successful film was probably Joker and that way back in August 2019.
So far, movies such as Dolittle, Bad Boys For Life, The Grudge, The Gentlemen, and Birds of Prey have done little to impress the audience. But will we see any amazing blockbuster flick this summer?
Well, to answer the question, let’s take a look at the 6 most anticipated upcoming summer blockbusters.
1. Wonder Woman 1984
The new Wonder Woman film is the first DC blockbuster since Joker. But, unlike Joker, Wonder Woman is a far different movie. If Joker was built on a $55 million budget, this film will certainly have a far bigger one.
Although figures are currently unavailable to the public, due to the movie still being in post-production, it is almost certain that it will range between the $100 and $200 million mark.
But is this the biggest hype driver? The answer is certainly no. While the budget plays a huge role in whether a movie will be a blockbuster, the biggest driving factor is the fact that we’re talking about Gal Gadot and a legendary DC superhero.
The plot of the movie is set during the Cold War, and Diana has a new villain to face, Cheetah, while Steve also gets a surprise return to the franchise.
2. Top Gun: Maverick
The next big thing on our list is a movie that gave Tom Cruise a legendary status in Hollywood.
Top Gun: Maverick is the nostalgia everybody wanted. It’s said to release on the 26th of June this summer, and the movie is said to have a budget of around $152 million.
Experts predict that Top Gun: Maverick will be one of the most successful movies of 2023, and certainly one that will dominate movie theaters this summer.
Although we will have to wait for that to become a reality, many still speculate this film will enjoy a successful Box Office. As a general comparison, Top Gun: Maverick is 10 times more expensive than its prequel.
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3. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
The number three spot on our list is awarded to the fourth installment in the legendary franchise Ghostbusters.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is scheduled for release on the 10th of July this summer. With a budget of $144 million and the starring of Finn Wolfhard and Paul Rudd, we can safely put it in the blockbuster category.
But will it be a hit in the Box Office? If we take into account the previous movie, the third in the franchise with an all-female cast, then we can safely say that Ghostbusters: Afterlife has a pretty high mountain to climb.
The prequel was a failure, a disaster, an abomination of a movie that everyone wants to forget. Will this be the case again? We would certainly have to be hopeful to debate against it, but many people are desperate for this movie to be a hit.
We are all Ghostbusters fans deep inside, despite the disastrous 3rd movie. So, if we have to predict an outcome we would certainly take into account everything going on and predict a mediocre run at the Box Office.
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Onto a movie that we cannot wait to hit the movie screens, Tenet sees a return to the legendary director Christopher Nolan along with a star cast of John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and many more.
If we also take into account that the movie has a budget of around $205 million, then we can safely say that Tenet is a summer blockbuster movie that we cannot wait for.
The movie is originally meant to hit the theaters on July the 17th and is going to be an action-packed spy movie that is drowning in cryptography and mystery.
Despite seeing the trailer, very few people can predict what this movie is really about. What we can safely say that this is a recipe for a successful movie. We absolutely cannot wait to see the film and many predict Christopher Nolan will deliver a Batman-like directing.
5. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard might have a hard to pronounce name, but it also has a harder to predict synopsis. This movie is a sequel in a franchise that is slowly gaining popularity.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Selma Hayek, Morgan Freeman, Antonia Banderas, Frank Grillo, and many more stars.
With the directing of Patrick Hughes, the director behind the Expendables 3, we can safely expect lots of explosions and action. This is precisely who this movie caters to and what we will actually see most of the screening.
While the prequel didn’t really amaze critics or viewers, we can be hopeful for a better sequel.
These are possibly the biggest blockbusters we can expect to see this summer. But we will also include a surprise that doesn’t screen this summer but rather a month or two later.
6. Bonus Movie: The King’s Man
The King’s Man is a “sequel” to the mega-popular franchise “the Kingsman”.
This movie is said to be the predecessor or both Kingsman movies, and it is said to explain to us how everything came to be. We won’t see any of the usual faces we’re normally accustomed to when watching the Kingsmen, but what we will see is brilliant acting, directing, and scriptwriting.
Not much, apart from a trailer, is available to us know, and we only know that this movie will be the origin story for the entire franchise. The movie is set in the 1900s’ and is said to hit the theaters on September 18th this 2023.
We suggest you keep up to date with the news related to this movie, as we also predicted to have a blockbuster-like Box Office.