New year, new movies! It’s time to get excited about this year’s film slate.

2024 looks to be a huge year for legacy franchises, spinoffs, sequels, and adaptations. Alien, Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, even Beetlejuice will return this year. We’ll also finally get to see a few movies that have been close to a decade or more in the making – everything from the Wicked musical adaptation to the Mad Max Fury Road prequel Furiosa, a sequel to Pixar’s Inside Out, and Robert Egger’s take on Nosferatu.

But if you’re looking for something new instead, don’t worry. There’s also some interesting originals already teased for 2024. We’re intrigued by the star-studded feature IF about imaginary friends and the delayed release of The Bikeriders, which seems likely to get some awards buzz.

Check out our list of the most anticipated movies of 2024 below.

Untitled Alien franchise movie

Cast: Isabela Merced, Cailee Spaeny, Archie Renaux, David Jonsson, Spike Feam, Aileen Wu

Director: Fede Alvarez

Details: The currently untitled upcoming installment of the Alien franchise follows a group of young people on a distant world, who find themselves in a confrontation with the most terrifying life form in the universe.

Release Date: August 16


Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Henry Cavill, John Cena, Dua Lipa, Bryan Cranston, Sofia Boutella, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Details: A reclusive author of espionage novels must team up with an actual spy when the plot of her novels stray a little too close to the actions of real-world killers.

Release Date: February 2

A Quiet Place: Day One

Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou, Denis O’Hare

Director: Michael Sarnoski

Details: A prequel film to the Quiet Place franchise horror flicks, which follows new characters in the early days of the deadly alien invasion.

Release Date: June 28


Cast: Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, Norman Reedus, Anjelica Huston, Gabriel Byrne

Director: Len Wiseman

Details: This spinoff from the John Wick universe follows an assassin who uses her skills to get revenge when her family is killed by hitmen. De Armas stars as a killer trained by the Ruska Roma, a criminal organization glimpsed in John Wick: Chapter 3.

Release Date: June 7

Beetlejuice 2

Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice 2 premieres in 2024.

Cast: Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux, Monica Belluci, Willem Dafoe

Director: Tim Burton

Details: Plot details for this sequel to 1988’s Beetlejuice remain under wraps. But we do know Catherine O’Hara and Winona Ryder will reprise their roles as Delia and Lydia Deetz, with Jenna Ortega set to play Lydia’s daughter.

Release Date: September 7

Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Paul Reiser, Bronson Pinchot, Taylour Paige, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kevin Bacon

Director: Mark Malloy

Details: Detective Axel Foley is back on the beat in Beverly Hills. After his daughter’s life is threatened, she and Foley team up with a new partner and old pals Billy Rosewood and John Taggart to turn up the heat and uncover a conspiracy.

Release Date: TBA – Summer

The Bikeriders

Cast: Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, Norman Reedus, Boyd Holbrook

Director: Jeff Nichols

Details: Following a SAG-AFTRA strike delay and a switch-up in distributor in 2023, The Bikeriders will make its debut in summer 2024. Inspired by 1960s motorcycle subculture, the film follows a fictional Chicago motorcycle club over the course of a decade.

Release Date: June 21


Silhouetted characters of 'Borderlands,' premiering in 2024

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Ariana Greenblatt, Jamie Lee Curtis, Edgar Ramirez, Haley Bennett, Florian Munteanu

Director: Eli Roth

Details: Borderlands adapts the popular video game series to screen. The sci-fi action comedy is set on the abandoned fictional planet of Pandora, where people search for a mysterious relic.

Release Date: August 9

Deadpool 3

Deadpool and Wolverine in Deadpool 3, premiering in 2024

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Leslie Uggams

Director: Shawn Levy

Details: Plot details about the third Deadpool feature remain under wraps, but we do know the film will feature not just Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool, but also Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.

Release Date: July 26

Dune: Part Two

Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Details: The adaptation of Frank Herbert’s celebrated sci-fi book series continues with Dune: Part Two. The sequel will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a path of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.

Release Date: March 1

The Fall Guy

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emily Blunt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Waddingham, Winston Duke, Stephanie Hsu

Director: David Leitch

Details: Ryan Gosling leads this action comedy as a battle-scarred stuntman who’s recently taken time off to focus on his health. But he’s called back into service when the star of a film directed by his ex (Emily Blunt) suddenly disappears. He soon finds himself ensnared in a sinister criminal plot, more dangerous than any movie stunt.

Release Date: May 3

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa in the Mad Max: Fury Road prequel premiering in 2024

Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke, Nathan Jones, Angus Sampson

Director: George Miller

Details: Following the success of Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa gives the breakout character a prequel spinoff of her own. The film tells the story of Furiosa’s kidnapping and her rise through Immortan Joe’s ranks.

Release Date: May 24

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

Cast: Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt

Director: Gil Kenan

Details: In this follow up to Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Spengler family returns to where it all started – the iconic New York City firehouse – to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters new and old must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

Release Date: March 29

Gladiator 2

Cast: Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, Connie Nielsen, Djimon Hounsou, Joseph Quinn, Derek Jacobi, Pedro Pascal

Director: Ridley Scott

Details: This sequel to 2000’s historical epic Gladiator will reportedly revolve around a now grown-up Lucius, who has become emperor.

Release Date: November 22

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Cast: Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Kaylee Hottle, Fala Chen, Alex Ferns, Rachel House

Director: Adam Wingard

Details: What’s better than one kaiju? Two kaiju. Get ready for a follow up to Godzilla vs. Kong.

Release Date: April 12


Cast: Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Fiona Shaw, Cailey Fleming, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Steve Carell, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Maya Rudolph, Awkwafina

Director: John Krasinski

Details: In If, a young girl suddenly develops the ability to see everyone’s imaginary friends. As she begins to see magic manifested in her daily doings, she realizes many of the imaginary friends she comes across were created by individuals when they were just children and then sadly forgotten about.

Release Date: May 17

Inside Out 2

Cast: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Tony Hale, Maya Hawke, Liza Lapira

Director: Kelsey Man

Details: Pixar is back to take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions – but this time, things are even more complicated, because Riley’s hitting her teenage years.

Release Date: June 14

Joker: Folie à Deux

Lady Gaga and Joaquin Phoenix in Joker 2, premiering in 2024

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Lady Gaga, Brendan Gleeson, Zazie Beetz, Catherine Keener, Jacob Lofland

Director: Todd Phillips

Details: Joaquin Phoenix reprises his Oscar-winning role as the iconic Batman villain. This time, he’s joined by Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn, in a sequel that’s reportedly also a musical.

Release Date: October 4

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Cast: Owen Teague, Freya Allan, Peter Macon, Eka Darville, Kevin Durand

Director: Wes Ball

Details: The latest flick in the Planet of the Apes franchise is set several generations in the future following Caesar’s reign, in which apes are the dominant species living harmoniously and humans have been reduced to living in the shadows. As a new tyrannical ape leader builds his empire, one young ape undertakes a harrowing journey that will cause him to question all that he has known about the past and to make choices that will define a future for apes and humans alike.

Release Date: May 24

Kraven The Hunter

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Russell Crowe, Ariana DeBose

Director: J.C. Chandor

Details: Kraven the Hunter joins Sony’s Spider-Man Universe with his own villain origin story.

Release Date: August 30

Kung Fu Panda 4

Kung Fu Panda 4, premiering in 2024

Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross

Director: Mike Mitchell

Details: After Po is tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior. Meanwhile, a wicked sorceress plans to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

Release Date: March 8

Madame Web

Cast: Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor, Isabela Merced, Tahar Rahim, Emma Roberts, Mike Epps, Adam Scott, Zosia Mamet

Director: S.J. Clarkson

Details: Another entry into Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, Madame Webb tells the origin story of the character with powerful psychic abilities that allow her to see across the spider-world.

Release Date: February 14



Cast: Mia Goth, Michelle Monaghan, Elizabeth Debicki

Director: Ti West

Details: After the back-to-back success of X and Pearl, MaXXXine caps off this horror trilogy. Jumping to ’80s Los Angeles, we’ll continue to follow Maxine as she pursues her dream of stardom.

Release Date: TBA

Mickey 17

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Mark Ruffalo, Toni Collette

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Details: Director Bong Joon-ho took a bit of a break after his Oscar-winning outing with Parasite. But now he’s back with a new sci-fi flick about an “expendable” – a disposable employee whose body is regenerated after death.

Release Date: March 29


Robert Eggers' Nosferatu, premiering in 2024

Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Lily-Rose Depp, Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Emma Corrin, Willem Dafoe

Director: Robert Eggers

Details: Robert Eggers takes a turn remaking the classic 1922 vampire film of the same name.

Release Date: December 25

Saw XI

Cast: TBA

Director: TBA

Details: Jigsaw returned in Saw X, and fans definitely got in the gruesome gamemaking spirit. So much so that Saw XI was announced for 2024 – with no confirmed cast, no director, and no plot details. You’ll have to stay tuned to learn more about this one.

Release Date: September 27

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Cast: Ben Schwartz, Idris Elba, James Marsden, Idris Elba, Colleen O’Shaughnessey

Director: Jeff Fowler

Details: The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise continues with a third chapter this year. We don’t know much about the plot yet, but Sonic 2 did tease Shadow the Hedgehog in its post-credits scene.

Release Date: December 20

Transformers One

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry, Jon Hamm, Laurence Fishburne, Keegan-Michael Key

Director: Josh Cooley

Details: Transformers returns to its animated roots with a new prequel film in 2024. The story will explore the origin of Optimus Prime and Megatron’s rivalry.

Release Date: September 13


Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, Anthony Ramos, Brandon Perea, Maura Tierney, Kiernan Shipka, David Corenswet

Director: Lee Isaac Chung

Details: First billed as a remake, then later as “a new chapter,” it’s not totally clear how this upcoming movie will tie into 1996’s disaster flick Twister. What we do know? There will be plenty of tornadoes.

Release Date: July 19

Venom 3

Cast: Tom Hardy, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Juno Temple

Director: Kelly Marcel

Details: Yet another entry into Sony’s Spider-Man universe. Unfortunately, we don’t know much plot-wise about the as-yet-untitled third installment of Venom. However, we do know Kelly Marcel, who wrote the previous films, will also step up to direct this one.

Release Date: November 8

Wicked: Part One

Wicked Broadway logo

Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Ariana Grande, Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey

Director: Jon M. Chu

Details: It feels like they’ve been talking about turning the incredibly successful musical Wicked into a film for years. But now, it’s finally happening – in a production so big, it’s been split into two films. The first chapter of this alternate Wizard of Oz story debuts this year.

Release Date: November 27