Most Anticipated Movies of 2017by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 8 months ago
The IMDb audience has spoken: Here are the 10 most anticipated movies of the year according to traffic to our title pages. — Michael Rosser
Hugh Jackman is hanging up his claws, 17 years after he first played Wolverine in X-Men, and fans are clearly excited to see the character go out with a bang. A gritty trailer, which showed an older, broken version of Logan, certainly promises a darker and more violent take on the comic book favorite. Fans who have longed for a more R-rated portrayal of the mutant look set to get a satisfying swansong.
Logan opens on Friday, March 3, 2017
9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Marvel scored a surprise hit with Guardians of the Galaxy, ranking third at the worldwide box office in 2014 with takings of more than $733 million. So anticipation is high for the return of Star Lord, Drax, Gamora, Rocket and Baby Groot. The first teaser trailer promises more wild adventures in space with the same light-hearted approach that helped the first film achieve blockbuster status. And Baby Groot is already a leading contender for most adorable character of 2017.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens on Friday, May 5, 2017
8. The Fate of the Furious
The Fast franchise gets bigger with each instalment, with Furious 7 taking a staggering $1.52 billion at the worldwide box office in 2015. And there is no sign of the series losing traction, with the first look at the next film becoming the most-viewed trailer in 24 hours ever with 139 million views. The twist in the upcoming movie is that Vin Diesel’s character betrays his crew for a mysterious woman played by Charlize Theron. Something tells us there’ll be more than one U-turn in this story.
The Fate of the Furious opens on Friday, April 14, 2017
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
It has been nearly six years since Captain Jack Sparrow last set sail. But after Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides took more than $1 billion in 2011, it was only a matter of time before Johnny Depp weighed anchor for another supernatural voyage. This time, Captain Jack is hunting the trident of Poseidon while Javier Bardem continues his run of playing creepy bad guys.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens on Wednesday, May 26, 2017
6. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Superhero fans have long hoped to see Spider-Man swing into the Marvel cinematic universe. So after stealing the show in Captain America: Civil War, the web slinger’s first full foray into the MCU is highly anticipated by both film and comic book fans. Add in Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and Michael Keaton as supervillain The Vulture, and all the parts are there for a potential summer blockbuster.
Spider-Man: Homecoming opens on Wednesday, July 7, 2017
Nostalgia for the '90s TV show and the muscular pull of Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson has proved popular with the IMDb audience looking to the year ahead. Sunshine and swimsuits with a healthy dose of comedy could spell box office success for this glossy reboot this summer.
Baywatch opens on Wednesday, May 26, 2017
4. Wonder Woman
One of the best things to come out of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was the debut of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Aside from beating Marvel to the punch in terms of centering on a female superhero, the DC Comics character will offer have a unique approach by taking place during World War I. It will also pave the way for the even more highly anticipated Justice League movie.
Wonder Woman opens on Friday, June 2, 2017
3. Beauty and the Beast
Fans of Disney’s 1991 animated musical classic have helped this live-action remake become one of the most highly-anticipated movies of 2017. The casting of Harry Potter star Emma Watson as Belle has also boosted its prospects, with its trailer becoming the second most viewed in 24 hours ever with nearly 128 million views. Disney will hope to continue its hugely successful run of live-action remakes after scoring blockbuster success with The Jungle Book and Cinderella.
Beauty and the Beast opens on Friday, March 17, 2017
2. Justice League
After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice topped last years most anticipated movies on IMDb, this superhero team-up just missed out on claiming the top slot. But DC Comics have film fans excited to see Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg join forces. We’ll have to wait nearly a year to see if these super friends can match the pull of The Avengers.
Justice League opens on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
1. Power Rangers
Following the blockbuster successes of Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers is the latest kids TV series to get the big screen treatment. More than 800 episodes across 19 different themed series since 1993 have generated an enormous following, leading to the high anticipation for the movie from the IMDb audience. The casting of Elizabeth Banks as the villainous Rita Repulsa and Bryan Cranston as the Rangers’ mentor, Zordon, adds extra weight to the feature -- an origin story about high-school kids infused with unique superpowers who harness their abilities in order to save the world.
Power Rangers opens on Friday, March 24, 2017