What will 2023 be for the big screen? Rich, especially in anticipated sequels. On 12 January, for example, Italy plays the Albanian card (which we will also see in 100 Sundays in March), the protagonist of Grazie Ragazzi, the new comedy by Riccardo Milani. On the 26th it was Paolo Genovese’s turn to bring The first day of my life to theaters, with Toni Servillo, Valerio Mastandrea, Margherita Buy. Very nice is Le vele scarlatte (from 12 January) by Pietro Marcello, based on the novel of the same name. However, the flagship title will be the wonderful Babylon (from 19), signed by Chazelle, with a terrific cast in which Margot Robbie stands out (whom we will see, in July, in the role of Barbie), set in Hollywood in the 1920s. The same day comes Me too, by Maria Schrader, with Carey Mulligan, linked to the #MeToo scandal. Parents, get ready, always on the 19th, to accompany your girls to see the new film by Me against You, Missione jungle. For those who love adrenaline-pumping films, The Plane is on the 26th, with Gerard Butler as an airplane pilot dealing with a storm. On Prime Video we will see Lamborghini – The man behind the legend (from 19) and above all An explosive wedding (from 27), with Jennifer Lopez.
February will start in style with the poetic and tragicomic The Spirits of the Island, in the running for the Oscar, with two inspired Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Also awaited, on the same day, is the horror signed by M. Night Shyamalan, or Knock at the door, as well as the nice Asterix & Obelix – The Middle Kingdom, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Not to be missed is the successful Tár (from 9/2), with Cate Blanchett in the role of an orchestra conductor with delusions of omnipotence, as well as The Son, veiled horror drama, with Hugh Jackman (in the odor of an Oscar) and Laura Dern. And what about the return of the strippers from Magic Mike – The Last Dance (9/2), again starring Channing Tatum, directed by Steven Soderbergh? We should laugh, from 14/2, with Alessandro Siani who directs and stars in the comedy Through friendship. Tom Hanks is back on the big screen, with Not so close (16/2), a comedy in which he is dealing with new neighbors. Brendan Fraser of The Whale (23/2) is also among the favorites for the Oscars. On the same day, here is Sam Mendes directing Empire of Light, where the star of Olivia Colman shines, as well as that of Sigourney Weaver in The master gardener. Also expected in February is the romantic comedy Maybe I Do, starring Richard Gere, Diane Keaton and Susan Sarandon. Lillo on Prime Video will be the protagonist of The legend of Kung Fu: big trouble at the Esquiline.
March is sequel month. Creed III will arrive on the 2nd, the saga born as a spin off of Rocky, by and with Michael B. Jordan, while on the 23rd Keanu Reeves, alias John Wick 4 (23/3), is back to punch. On March 2, Anne Hathaway and Anthony Hopkins will be the protagonists of the dramatic Armageddon Time, which promises to be different from the usual coming of age, with a boy who dreams of becoming an artist. Horror lovers will appreciate the arrival, from 9/3, of Scream VI, with Ghostface ready to make new victims, as well as the new Dungeons & Dragons: Honor among Thieves (30/3). Among the top titles there will certainly be Shazam! Fury of the Gods (16/3), the sequel with the DC Comics superhero. And, speaking of superheroes, Ant-Man and the Wasp – Quantumania will arrive on February 15th. The new chapter starring Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be released on May 3, while Spider-Man – Across the Spider-Verse, sequel to the Oscar-winning animated film, will debut on June 1. The Flash is scheduled for June 16. In July, it will be the turn of The Marvels, sequel to Captain Marvel. Around Christmas Jason Momoa will return in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
March also greets the new film by Gabriele Salvatores, The return of Casanova, with Toni Servillo, with the famous seducer at the center, but in old age. For children, but also for video game enthusiasts, the appointment is for April 6, the release day of Super Mario Bros.. Also in April, here is The Worst Days, sequel to The Best Days (currently in theaters), directed by Bruno and Leo. The new film by Nanni Moretti, Il sol dell’avvenire is scheduled for spring. Eyes on the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey on May 24, and the new adrenaline-pumping Fast X (from May 17), starring Vin Diesel. In June we could see Indiana Jones and the Role of Destiny, again with Harrison Ford. While scheduled in the US Asteroid City, romantic comedy with Edward Norton, Margot Robbie, Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson. July 20 will be the turn of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, on the scientist who developed the atomic bomb, while Russel Crowe will be Father Gabriele Amorth in The Pope’s Exorcist (date to be confirmed). July will be marked by the arrival of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One, the seventh chapter of the franchise with Tom Cruise. August will feature two flagship titles: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, perfect for family and sporty Gran Turismo. After the holidays, in September comes the adventure with the new chapter of The Expendables 4, with Statham and Lundgren, while Denzel Washington will still star in the thriller saga with The Equalizer 3. October will be full of horror, with the awaited sequel to the Exorcist, while the Saw saga will arrive in chapter 10. November will be the month of great releases. In fact, the sequel to Dune: Part 2 and the new The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes are planned. As for animation, spotlights are on Trolls 3 and the new Disney film, Wish.