Aaron Sorkin

10. Molly’s Game (TBA)

We all know Aaron Sorkin (seen above in The Social Network) can write one hell of a script, but at some point this year we get to see if he can direct. Molly’s Game will mark Sorkin’s directorial debut, and while the film doesn’t have a release date yet, it’s expected sometime late in the year after production finishes later this month. Jessica Chastain will star in the film as Molly Bloom, a former young athlete who becomes the target of an FBI investigation after operating a high-stakes international poker game. I can’t wait to hear what kind of snappy dialogue Sorkin has crafted for this one.

Lego Batman Movie

9. The LEGO Batman Movie (February 10th)

When The LEGO Batman Movie was announced, I wasn’t confident that a feature film focusing on this strong supporting character could sustain itself. But all the trailers that have been released so far continue to get me way more excited for this than any of the live-action DC Comics movies (even though Wonder Woman looks like it should deliver later this year). It has the same tongue-in-cheek humor of The LEGO Movie, and Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face, which is just awesome. Watch the trailer right here.

Spider-Man Homecoming Sequel Release Date

8. Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7th)

In just a few minutes of screentime, Tom Holland’s portrayal of Spider-Man quickly became a favorite of Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, and now he gets his own movie. The promise of Robert Downey Jr. having a key part in shaping the webslinger’s superhero career is already enticing, but the fact that we have former Batman star Michael Keaton playing the villain Vulture is what really turned my head. This could be the best Spider-Man yet. Watch the trailer right here.

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7. War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14th)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was a sequel that improved upon Rise of the Planet of the Apes in all the right ways, making it one of the better blockbusters sequels of the past decade. Now the next chapter escalates the conflict between apes and humans with Caesar and his army evolving more every day, and Woody Harrelson as a military leader who will do anything to stop them from taking over the planet. The visual effects have gotten even better since the second film and we should be in for an outstanding battle. Watch the trailer right here.

Thor Ragnarok Sets Up Avengers Infinity War

6. Thor: Ragnarok (November 3rd)

Plenty of Marvel fans look at Thor as the franchise that hasn’t quite been up to par with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waitit behind the camera, I couldn’t be more excited to see how the God of Thunder’s franchise changes things up a bit. We already know Hulk will be a key part of the movie, with Planet Hulk elements tied into the story, and I have a feeling we’ll get a Thor movie completely unlike the previous two installments. Plus Cate Blanchett plays the villain Hela, so you just know that’s going to be good.

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