See the 8 most anticipated movies of Q2 2023

Omoleye Omoruyi
The most anticipated movies of Q2 2023
The most anticipated movies of Q2 2023

Movie fans are already feeling an exciting year at the box office, with a plethora of highly anticipated movies already at the theatres and more to come as time passes. One of the most talked-about movies is the long-awaited superhero epic, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and the super gun-fu John Wick 4. Fans eagerly await film releases for the next couple of months, and we collated the ones you should look out for.

Movies to look out for in Q2 2023

Evil Dead Rise”:

"Evil Dead Rise" lands on April 21
Director: Lee Cronin
Anticipated movies of Q2 2023 - Evil Dead Rise
Evil Dead Rise (2023)

Following the release of “Evil Dead” (2013) – the fourth instalment in the “Evil Dead” film series – “Evil Dead Rise” follows single mum Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland), her three kids (Morgan Davies, Gabrielle Echols, Nell Fisher), and her estranged sister Beth (Lily Sullivan) as they fight for survival after an earthquake excavates one of the three Naturom Demonto books from the underground, unleashing chaos into their apartment block.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3“:

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" lands on May 5
Directed by: James Gunn
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“Guardians of the Galaxy” fans are certain this Vol. 3 will be the best MCU movie since the last time there was a good one. In this instalment, the beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days.

Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.

Fast X“:

Fast X will come out on May 19
Directed by: Justin Lin
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We are not exactly sure fans are anticipating this, especially with the impossible tricks that the last instalment gave us, but it is Vin Diesel, so expect he has listened.

In this, Jason Momoa is changing course from “Aquaman” to “Fast X” to play the main villain. Dante, his character in the tenth instalment of the “Fast & Furious” saga, is the antithesis of Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto.

Dante‘s story goes way back to the fifth instalment after Dominic and his family dethroned a mafia empire in Brazil. What they did not know was that the son of the villain on duty witnessed his father’s fall and had been planning his revenge for years.

The Little Mermaid“:

"The Little Mermaid" will be out May 26
Directed by: Rob Marshall
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Aha! This is the one that caused a raucous on social media when it was known that the main character would be a black mermaid. The racist ones want to continue to see a white mermaid. Interestingly, people rallied for the movie, and it hopes to have a glorious outing.

According to the film’s listing on AMC’s website, it looks like we’re in for a prolonged stay in Ariel (Halle Bailey) and Eric‘s (Jonah Hauer-King) kingdoms, as it’s reported the film will be 2 hours and 15 minutes long.

The upcoming big-screen blockbuster will retell the tale of the 1989 adventure under the sea, albeit with some notable changes updating it for the modern day. 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse“:

"Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse" will hit the theatres on June 2
Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos
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This instalment is the sequel to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2018) and is set in a shared multiverse of alternate universes called the “Spider-Verse”. 

In the film, Gwen Stacy, the Spider-Woman from an alternate Earth, finds a way to make contact with Miles Morales in his bedroom. She has joined a group of Spider-Heroes from across the multiverse who call themselves the Spider Society.

At Gwen’s request, Miles has joined the Spider Society to help them take on The Spot, a new villain whose portal powers may bring down the multiverse itself. But Miles clashes with the leader of the Spider Society.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts“:

"Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" will be released on June 9
Directed by: Steven Caple Jr.
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“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new faction of Transformers – the Maximals – to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.

The film is the seventh instalment in the “Transformers” film series and a standalone sequel to “Bumblebee” (2018).

Extraction 2“:

"Extraction 2" will be on Netflix on June 16
Directed by: Sam Hargrave
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Producers like to do the impossible once their movies have an excellent outing. Now, Tyler Rake is coming back from the dead?

The movie will be a sequel to 2020’s Netflix blockbuster “Extraction”, with lead actor Chris Hemsworth reprising the role of Tyler Rake, a mercenary for hire, as he takes on a drug lord to save a kidnapped child.

The plot of “Extraction 2” is expected to pick up where the first movie left off, rising from the dead.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny“:

"Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" will be out on June 30
Directed by: James Mangold
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After “Air Force One” (1997), everyone wants to watch Harrison Ford at every opportunity, and the film is a sequel to “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (2008) and will serve as the fifth and final instalment in the “Indiana Jones” film series.

The story this time? In 1969, American archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones lives against the backdrop of the Space Race – a 20th-century competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to achieve superior spaceflight capability.

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movies to watch out for in Q2 2023 – “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”

Jones is uneasy over the fact that the U.S. government has recruited former Nazis to help beat the Soviet Union in the competition to make it to space. His goddaughter, Helena Shaw, accompanies him on his journey. Meanwhile, Jürgen Voller, a NASA member and ex-Nazi involved with the moon-landing program, wishes to make the world a better place as he sees fit.

We would have listed Nollywood movies, but the release dates seem elusive. Meanwhile, which movies did we miss? Add more to the list in the comment section.

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