The consensus continues to be adaptations, remakes, sequels, and spin offs hitting the theaters with a smattering of original movies being released in 2018, 2019, and 2020. Here is a very short list of movies I’d like to see in the theater in the next three years. This doesn’t mean I’ll get to all of them, but I’m hoping I get to more than less. Not all one sheets are available and used photos when allowed.
The Predator on September 14th
I want to be sitting in the theater and will make a solid effort to see it. This is a Shane Black project and fourth movie in this franchise. The predators are coming back stronger and faster and all because child a can’t find constructive things to do in his free time. Get the popcorn ready, please.
Bad Times at the El Royale on October 5th
The cast should be great together with Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Nick Offerman, and Jeff Bridges. This mystery/thriller is about a group of strangers finding redemption in a rundown hotel.
Bohemian Rhapsody on November 2nd
I’ve been waiting for this movie to come out when I first read about it, and one I want to see for sure in the theater. Rami Malik plays lead singer of Queen, Freddy Mercury, which focuses on his Live Aid concert in 1985 in this biopic. I used to have recordings of his concert on VHS, but can’t wait to see this biopic.
Aquaman on December 21st
I like Jason Momoa and not because he did that commercial for cotton, but because I think he’s a good actor. He has good range. I’m giving a shout out to DC Comics. I thought Suicide Squad was decent movie and definitely willing to give Aquaman a try. After seeing the cast on Conan, there’s no other option than to watch it now.
Drunk Parents in 2018
Who doesn’t like Alec Baldwin or Salma Hayek? I can think of one in particular that won’t be named. Baldwin and Hayek play two drunks who hide their financial embarassments from their daughter in this comedy.
John Wick 3: Parabellum on May 17th
Keanu Reeves is back as the gun wielding, kick ass hitman in this third installment. He’s now trying to survive against the whole world as there’s a nice prize for his head. I’m sure seeing him riding a galloping horse in NYC will be worth seeing.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood on July 26th
Quentin Tarantino’s movie stars Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brad Pitt. This drama/thriller is about an actor and stunt double when Charles Manson brought mass hysteria to Los Angeles in 1969.
It: Chapter Two on September 6th
This is going to be one of the most anticipated movies of next year. With a cast of Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Bill Skarsgård and others, it is going to be good. I read that they might include a scene that was edited out of the first movie. I hope they do because it will drive home there’s scary and evil stuff out there.
Judy in 2019
It all started with the Wizard of Oz where Judy Garland held her weight with three male cast members. This focuses on her concerts in 1968 where Renee Zellweger plays Judy.
The Irishman in 2019
Martin Scorsese teams up with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino again. This crime drama is an adaptation about a hitman’s possible involvement in Jimmy Hoffa’s death. It will be good to see both De Niro doing serious film and Pacino doing a Mafia film again.
Bad Boys for Life on January 17th
The third installment of this franchise of Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett. I enjoyed the original more than the sequel, but still good enough to own. It would be pretty awesome if Captain Howard came back. He has to come back. Right?
Sherlock Holmes 3 on December 25th
Another third installment of a franchise and again the focus being Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John Watson, and love interest Irene Adler. A little action, adventure, and crime all wrapped into a perfect little box to be opened on Christmas Day.
Avatar 2 on December 18th
This will probably exceed everyone’s expectations because it’s directed by James Cameron. The story continues of Jack Sully and his now seemingly permanent connection with Pandora. After this movie, there is guaranteed to be a third in 2021 and hopefully a fourth in 2024 and fifth in 2025.
Fengshen Trilogy in 2020
This is based on the classical fantasy novel of China about mythical wars among humans, immortals, and monsters. The three films will likely be released in succession and with great potential.
Phantom of the Opera in 2020
Things change quickly in Hollywood because I had movies that were tentatively to be released in 2020 and then they disappeared from IMDb. This brings me to the last movie I wouldn’t mind seeing. It’s been done before many times, but I’m a sucker for musicals and a little romance.
And there you have it, the five movies I’d like to see in the theaters for remainder of this year and the next two years. Happy movie watching everyone.