Looking at the top 10 most anticipated movies of 2023


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The new, upcoming Spider-Man movie is among one of the most anticipated movies to drop this year.

Caleb Laxton, Reporter

Looking back on this past year, 2022 gave us some of our favorite movies in the last few years: Top Gun Maverick, a fantastic sequel to the 1986 Top Gun and The Batman, the James Gunn and Peter Safran’s revival of the DCEU. We also saw the continuation of the MCU with movies like Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder. We were given another movie in the never-ending Jurassic Park/World series. But can we talk about movies in 2022 without mentioning by far the most anticipated and hyped movie of the year? We can thank 2022 for giving us, Minions: The Rise of Gru. Now here is our list of our top 10 movies we’re looking forward to in 2023.

10. Cocaine Bear 

Yes, you read that right. In the forests of Georgia, a 500-pound black bear consumes a large amount of cocaine and goes on a wild rampage with pounds of cocaine in its system.  With an eccentric group of people ranging from cops, to tourists, to teenagers – no one is safe from Cocaine Bear.

9. Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey

If you read this title with confusion, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. This is a horror movie that follows Pooh and Piglet’s bloody rampage after they were abandoned by Christopher Robin when he went off to college. Quite the interesting story idea, seeing Winnie the Pooh as a serial killer doesn’t typically align with his character arc.

8. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

The now 80-year-old Harrison Ford returns for what is likely to be his final role as our favorite archaeologist, Indiana Jones. Directed by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, with John Williams scoring this movie. This gives us a lot to look forward to in this final installment of the now 42-year-long series.

7. Barbie

Our favorite doll (who is very realistic) and the definitive standard of beauty in the real world, is expelled from ‘Barbieland’ for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world. Starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, Barbie must navigate the real world for her first time in the first live action adaptation of Barbie.

6. Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The prequel to the award winning series, Hunger Games, based on the books by Suzanne Collins, takes place 64 years before the events of the first four movies. The movie will follow Coriolanus Snow (who we know as president Snow) and his role in mentoring district 12’s female tribute.

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3

The MCU’s third – and likely to be the last – Guardians film we will get. Peter Quill is still dealing with the loss of Gamora and is forced to rally his team in another attempt to save the galaxy in what could be the end of the Guardians. With all of it on the line, we sure are excited to see how Kevin Feige possibly wraps this trilogy up.

4. The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Funnily enough, this is one of the most controversial movies coming in 2023. Chris Pratt stars as Mario, everyone’s favorite Italian plumber. Set to release April 7 despite the controversial cast, I for one am excited to see the duo of Mario and Luigi on the big screen set to save Princess Peach from the fiery, spiky, oversized turtle.

3. The Little Mermaid

I would hope you know the story of the Little Mermaid: a mermaid named Ariel who wishes to be human gives her voice to an ugly evil squid in exchange for legs. As the latest in Disney’s live action remakes I am excited to see the retelling of this story as we get an update.

2. Oppenheimer 

This movie follows J. Robert Oppenheimer, who made the atom bomb. Directed by Christopher Nolan, he opted to not use CGI to show the “effects” of a nuclear bomb. Rather, he recreated the Trinity Test, an explosion which involves 25 kilotons of TNT in order to make it. It will also be the first movie to be shot on IMAX in black-and-white. 

1. Spider Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Our favorite animated, friendly, neighborhood Spiderman returns in the sequel of one of the best performing animated movies in recent years. The first of a two part sequel to Spiderman into the Spider-Verse, Miles is reunited with Gwen Stacy before being sent across the multiverse where he must redefine what it means to be a hero in order to save those closest to him.