Looking Forward in 2017

Here at The Film Co we really are crazy about film and so here are a selection of the 10 films we’re looking forward to in 2017. These films are in no particular order… meaning there is no number 1 film over all…

  1. Alien: Covenant

The sequel and additional prequel to Prometheus and Alien, Alien: Covenant is set 10 years after the events of the last film Prometheus. The crew of a colony ship discover an unmapped planet where crashed ship Prometheus sits with David – the android – and a whole host of other creatures from the nightmarish Alien species.


2) Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2

The first teaser trailer for next summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the second instalment of the surprise hit for Marvel Studios as the original comic series was not widely known by mainstream audiences, unlike most other comic book movie adaptions. Apart from the usual myriad of colourful action shots we get a small comedic moment between Star Lord and Drax the Destroyer.


3) Spiderman: Homecoming

Finally with Spiderman in the fold of the regular Marvel Cinematic Universe we are getting the first full MCU Spiderman film. The buzz for this film is huge as we’ve already sampled Tom Holland’s take on the character in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War when he is discovered by Iron Man. This film will see a new villain to the screen but a very well-known one to comic fans in The Vulture.


4) Blade Runner: 2049

The feature sees star Harrison Ford return to another one of his most iconic roles as he portrays Rick Deckard once more. Not much is given away but what we do get is that Ryan Gosling’s character is searching for or needs Deckard’s (Ford) help. The trailer’s tone and visuals seem to perfectly match up with the original 1982 cult film including the same music created by famous Greek composer Vangelis.


5) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

These are all sequels I hear you say so here’s something new. Starring Suicide Squad’s Cara Delevingne as Laureline and Dane DeHaan as Valerian, the pair are time travelling operatives for the government of the human territories who are sent to the intergalactic city of Alpha, an ever-expanding metropolis comprised of thousands of different species from all four corners of the universe. The original graphic novel series has over a dozen volumes so if this is a successful film there is a huge option for a series of these to be made, aligning with the big current trend of film studios.


6) Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi is the new title for the next instalment of the galactic saga that is due out mid to late December this year. This film is expected to have a much darker tone like its predecessor The Empire Strikes Back. So far almost nothing outside of speculation is know about the plot for The Last Jedi other that the resolution of Rey meeting Luke Skywalker.


7) Logan

The final film for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine a role that helped build his career as an A list actor and has been at the core of his career for the last 17 years. The X-Men are all gone and all that remains is a very elderly Professor X and Logan (Wolverine) who looks after him. A young girl subsequently comes into their lives – who has the same abilities as Logan – with some nasty individuals hot on her tail.


8) Wonder Woman

The first big screen solo outing for Wonder Woman after years and years of Batman and Superman having all the fun from DC comics. We have already had a healthy dose of badassery (not a real word) from Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in 2016’s Batman Vs Superman where although shoe horned in she indeed stole the show at the end.


9) Dunkirk

The latest film from director Christopher Nolan about the allied evacuations from Dunkirk beach in 1940 from the advancing German army. Staring Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy this will no doubt be a epic to watch and will hopefully be on par with Saving Private Ryan.


10) The LEGO Batman Movie

Well if you’re going to see one superhero film this year let this be it. The popularity of the LEGO Batman in the LEGO Movie quickly got the character his own movie. Played as a dry comedic character this is unlike any Batman film you’ll see with Will Arnett providing the voice once again.