Well, we’ve bid adieu to the cinematic delights of 2023, and now it’s time to prepare for an even more thrilling ride in the world of movies! Last year gave us a feast of cinematic masterpieces that left us in awe and on the edge of our seats. From science-fact biopic Oppenheimer and the heartwarming romance Past Lives to some of the biggest blockbuster films like Barbie, 2023 was a year that reminded us why we fell in love with the magic of the silver screen. And while a new year is underway, the excitement is far from finished. Let’s talk about the upcoming movies in 2024 as the film industry continues to dazzle and surprise!
Upcoming Standaloen Movies in 2024
2024 promises an array of captivating standalone films set to enthral audiences. From biopics to musical adaptations, the upcoming year offers diverse movies poised to deliver compelling stories, talented casts, and visionary directors. Here are some of the upcoming films to watch out for next year:
US Release Date: December 25, 2023
The film follows the life story of Enzo Ferrari, the mastermind of the Italian sports car brand we know today. Adam Driver will take on the lead role of the automobile entrepreneur. The story will depict Ferrari’s struggles with divorce, bankruptcy, and a lengthy legal battle related to the Mille Miglia tragedy. The film hit New Zealand cinemas on January 4, 2024, but was released earlier in the US on Christmas Day.
The Color Purple
US Release Date: January 25, 2024
From a movie adaptation of the Pulitzer-prize-winning author Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple, the story will come back as a musical movie in 2024. The story follows the journey of Celie, played by American Idol alum Fantasia Barrino, and her struggles with the abuse from her husband and stepfather. Musical enthusiasts will have high expectations for the film following the success of the Tony-nominated musical.
Colleen Hoover’s It Ends with Us
US Release Date: February 9, 2024
Selling over a million copies in 2019, it’s no surprise that It Ends with Us will have a movie adaptation. The story follows Lily Bloom’s tumultuous past relationship and how she navigates moving forward with her life. The film will star Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni.
US Release Date: April 26, 2024
Zendaya leads the tennis-packed film Challengers. The story centres around Tashi, a professional tennis player involved in a complex romantic situation involving her current spouse and ex-boyfriend. Her past and present partners have a shared history and a competitive relationship within the tennis world.
US Release Date: November 27, 2024
Coming from one of the most popular Broadway shows, Wicked will be gracing movie screens in 2024. The film will explore the origins of the Wicked Witch of the West, telling the story of how she became the iconic villain we know from the fantasy film The Wizard of Oz.
Upcoming Sequels in 2024
Fan of sequels or not, the roster of sequels for next year includes storylines of beloved characters that many audiences have invested in. If you hope to see what happens next to your favourite characters or a cinematic universe, you’re in for a treat!
US Release Date: May 3, 2024
Deadpool with Wolverine? We will finally see how that will play out on the successful franchise starring Ryan Reynolds. Deadpool 3 will have fans anticipating more of its signature black humour and raunchy wit and the crossover possibilities with other Marvel characters.
Inside Out 2
US Release Date: June 14, 2024
Pixar’s Inside Out took us on an epic, emotional journey of what it’s like being inside a young girl’s head. The sequel will follow the main character, Riley, as she navigates life as a teenager, now attending college. What new emotions will we see, hear, and feel? You have to watch to find out.
A Quiet Place: Day One
US Release Date: June 28, 2024
A new cast will star in the 3rd sequel of the successful franchise, A Quiet Place. The third film will depict the initial stages of an alien invasion, a time when people are unaware of the nature of the threat and what these creatures will bring. Viewers and fans finally get the backstory they always needed.
Joker: Folie a Deux
US Release Date: October 4, 2024
Director Todd Phillips oversees this sequel to the highly successful R-rated interpretation of the famous Batman antagonist, for which Joaquin Phoenix received the Academy Award for Best Actor. He will play alongside Lady Gaga, who will play Harley Quinn. The surprise? The movie is rumoured to incorporate musical elements into the storyline.
The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim
US Release Date: December 13, 2024
Not a sequel, but rather a prequel, The War of Rohirrim will be an anime adaptation, which will be available for streaming on Max. The plot revolves around Helm Hammerhand and his journey of defending Rohirrim through life and death. The film’s story is set 183 years before the events of Lord of the Rings.
There you have it! With these upcoming movies in 2024, this will surely be a remarkable year for movie enthusiasts. Stay tuned and prepare for a 2024 full of entertainment.