Brace yourself, it seems like we’re going to be bombarded with sequels for our upcoming movies this year.
Some will be welcomed with open arms like a former lover, others will be rejected by the public; swatted away like an annoying fly with attachment issues. Can’t keep up with the hype? Well, here are the films to look out for over the coming months.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – January 27th
The sixth, and final, installment of the popular Resident Evil franchise will be gracing cinemas later this month. Those of you who are familiar with the franchise have been waiting 4 years for this, and although many argue that the films are getting tired- there isn’t long to wait to see if it’ll live up to its fans expectations.
Rings – February 3rd
Get ready to hide behind your sofas once again, Samara is coming back to terrify you and possess your children. Rings is set 13 years after the events of The Ring 2, with new characters and a new approach.
T2: Trainspotting – March 3rd
It’s been a long 20 year wait for fans of Trainspotting, and in certain circles the hype has never died down. In fact, if you do a bit of digging on the internet, you’ll notice that the Trainspotting trend is coming back and doing its rounds – which makes it a perfect time for the release of T2. If you still want nothing to do with society, you won’t want to miss this one.
The Fate of the Furious – April 14th
When the news of the 8th installment of the Fast and Furious franchise was released in 2015, I felt the tremor of a worldwide internal groan. Despite many original fans becoming tired of the films, the franchise has never ceased to grow rapidly with each release. After all It’ll be one of the first without the late Paul Walker, which has added a sentimental pull to its release.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 – May 5th
Marvel haven’t stopped producing, advertising and revamping superheroes over recent years, and the 2nd Guardians of the Galaxy film certainly won’t be their last. The film is loosely based on the 2008 action comic Guardians of the Galaxy, which is a revamp of a 1960s Marvel comic of the same name. In lieu of this, there have been rumours of an alien race coming to the screen from the 1960s comics – which makes it a must see for old school Marvel comic fans.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – May 26th
It’s been said that the directors of the Pirates of the Caribbean films have returned to the first in the series, The Curse of the Black Pearl, for inspiration for Dead Men Tell No Tales. After 3 years of delays, many will be welcoming good old Captain Jack back with a bottle of rum and a ‘yo ho ho’ (not in the cinema though, you’ll probably get kicked out).
Keep your eyes peeled, as we’ll cover more films that hit the screens later in the year!