The world is nothing like what we thought it would be like when we were kids. The movies and TV shows that showed the near future showed a world with instant gratification, easy access to advanced technology, and the end of bigotry that had been around for hundreds of years. It would be silly to say that the bright screens are to blame. Part of the point of these projects was to be idealistic and think about what could be.
It is the year 2023, and the world has gone through a lot of big changes, but also a lot of scary division and chaos. Even with all the bad news and dangerous things happening in the world, studios still want to make movies about the future. Science fiction makes us think about what the world will be like in the future, whether it’s five years or 500 years from now.
The blockbuster movie The Last of Us, starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, came out in January. HBO Max’s newest hit is based on the same-named post-apocalyptic video game. So far, five episodes have aired, and all of them have been praised by critics. Sticking to the original storyline is a surefire way to win over fans. But the masterful experimenting that was most clear in the third episode added realistic and heart-wrenching details to storylines that had already been set up. Using what we knew about Bill and Frank’s relationship to predict what would happen next led to one of the best TV moments in recent memory.
Now that 2023 is here, it’s time to look at the sci-fi shows and movies that are coming out this year. Hopefully, the strong commentary, interesting characters, and beautiful scenery in these shows and movies will blow people away.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Phase Five of the MCU will start this month when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania comes out. The main characters, played by Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily, are back to save the world from a new and dangerous enemy. Jonathan Majors, who was in Lovecraft Country on HBO Max and The Harder They Fall, will play Kang the Conqueror in the movie.
Major’s first role in the MCU was as “He Who Remains” in the first season of Loki. This was his “soft launch” into the MCU. In his interview with Men’s Health, the star is anything but lazy. The dedication that comes through in his interview should reassure both fans and skeptics that his portrayal of Kang will be both alien and familiar. He’s supposedly put on 10 pounds for the role and comes to work early so he can show how complicated Kang is.
Screenwriter Jeff Loveness says that Kang is also a very lonely person. From Major’s unwavering dedication to Loveness’s confidence, Marvel fans might see one of the most exciting new characters and the return of an old favorite duo at the same time.
Dune: The Sisterhood
The Dune series looks like it will have a big year in 2023. Denis Villeneuve, a French-Canadian director, has just put Frank Herbert’s idea for a movie on the big screen. Dune: The Sisterhood, a new series on HBO Max, will be about the mysterious Bene Gesserit while people wait for the exciting second part of the series.
The prequel, which is led by Alison Schapker and takes place 10,000 years before Paul Atreides’ rise to power, is about how the secret sect started. Emily Watson and Shirley Henderson play Valya and Tula, two Harkonnen sisters who are the main characters of the show. Travis Fimmel, who became famous for his role on Vikings, will also play Desmond Hart. People have said that Hart is an attractive soldier trying to win over the Emperor, who is played by Mark Strong.
The series will definitely lay the groundwork for the movie franchise and give people who are new to the Dune series, fans, and people in the middle of the spectrum the background information they need. As the premiere date gets closer, the new addition to HBO Max could be another success story for streaming services.
Dune: Part Two
The Dune series is on this list twice because fans are looking forward to Denis Villeneuve’s second part. Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya will play Paul Atredies, Lady Jessica Atreides, and Chani in Dune: Part Two, which is set to come out in late 2023.
Even though the first episode was praised, most people saw it as setting up the story. It’s important and difficult to introduce and remind people about the world of Dune. Villeneuve does a good job of setting up the rest of the series. The second movie is about the second half of the book. It shows Paul’s relationship with the Fremen and his desire for revenge after what happened in the first movie. People who want to see more of Zendaya should be thrilled. Chani shines in the last part of the book because she is an amazing warrior, a native Fremen, and Paul’s love interest.
The daughter of the Emperor, Princess Irulan, will be played by Florence Pugh, who is known for her roles in Midsommar and Don’t Worry Darling. Irulan is shown at the end of the book, but her epigraphs are an important part of how the reader understands the “Duniverse.” With new characters and a faster buildup of conflict, Dune: Part Two has everything it needs to be a great sequel.
The new show on Hulu, written by British writer Emma Moran, is about a normal woman named Jen (Máiréad Tyers) who lives in London. This might make you wonder what normal Jen has to offer. You might not believe it, but in her world, the fact that she is normal makes her stand out like a sore thumb. Jen’s Earth is full of people who get superpowers when they turn eighteen. Yes, everyone in the world of Extraordinary has a strange ability. Jen, on the other hand, hasn’t gotten one yet.
The show makes fun of the problems that come up in a world where people get strange powers and how Jen deals with being “normal.” It’s a cute twist on the oversaturated superhero market and sci-fi in general with a story about a boy coming of age.
The highly anticipated sequel to The Boys on Prime Video was hinted at earlier in 2022. Eric Kripke’s latest expansion is based on the We Gotta Go Now story arc from The Boys comic books. It follows young superheroes as they attend the made-up Godolkin University. The college is owned by Vought International, and its goal is to train students with superpowers to be the superheroes of tomorrow.
Based on what people know about The Boys, the show makes it seem like these new heroes will have the same shallow, dangerous, and materialistic traits as the heroes we love to hate. Fans of The Boys are sure to find new favorites in the new series, just like they did with the scary group of heroes.
The show’s cast looks like it will be good. Marie Moreau is played by Jaz Sinclair, who is known for her role in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She is joined by people like Patrick Schwarzenegger, Lizzie Broadway, and Chance Perdomo, who was on the show before. Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie, and P.J. Byrne also play the same characters again: the cocky A-Train, the smart Ashley Barrett, and the filmmaker Adam Bourke.
The highly anticipated spin-off has just the right amount of excitement, a strong cast and crew, and a compelling story to become another hit for Amazon Prime.
The most recent movie by Zack Snyder is a science fiction movie about a peaceful colony that is threatened by an invasion. Kora (Sofia Boutella), a young woman with a mysterious past, holds the fate of the universe in her hands.
At first glance, the idea behind Rebel Moon may seem simple. But that gives Synder and his team the freedom to go anywhere they want with the movie. Many people have always been interested in settling space. Still, Snyder could make an exciting action movie out of the story, or he could dig deeper into the effects of space exploration on international politics, given how things are right now. Not only does it have Djimon Hounsou, Charlie Hunnam, Ray Fisher, and Jena Malone, but it also has Ed Skrein, Michiel Huisman, and Jena Malone, all of whom were in Game of Thrones.
Rebel Moon could join Netflix’s list of classics and compelling franchises if there is a sequel.
The Three-Body Problem
The Three-Body Problem is a Netflix show that will come out in 2023. It is based on the same-named science fiction book. In Liu Cixin’s book, a Chinese scientist makes a major discovery while trying to figure out a dangerous plot that threatens to shake up the scientific community. Like the book, the series is likely to use virtual reality as the basis for the world that viewers will learn about. Because of this particular virtual reality program, scientists can talk to an alien species that some people see as a threat and others see as a welcome addition to the planet.
David Benoif and D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones) were named as the creators of the show in late 2020. Alexander Woo also wrote for the show. Liu Cixin was also asked to be a consulting producer for the show. The show will start in 2023 with Benedict Wong, Eiza Gonzales, and Tsai Chin in the lead roles. The novels have a lot of history and unique ideas about the Century of Humiliation, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and how those two times shaped China’s future. Still, it will be interesting to see if the crew working with Netflix can capture the spirit of the books while still meeting Netflix’s standards for success.
In The Marvels, Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) and Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) are joined by a new character, Kamala Khan (Imani Vellani), and an old one, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). When the three heroes start switching places, their paths start to cross. After figuring out that the bad things are linked to their powers, the three of them work together to find out what’s going wrong.
The movie is a continuation of Ms. Marvel and the WandaVision series, and it is also a sequel to Captain Marvel. Nia DaCosta, who directed the movie Candyman and wrote the screenplay with Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik, and Zeb Wells, has been chosen to direct the movie.
The relationships between the characters seem to be the most interesting thing about the movie. In September of last year, people got to see parts of the movie. There is proof that Vellani’s character has a lot of respect for Captain Marvel. The Marvels have the on-screen and off-screen talent and well-known backstories needed to make a movie that is funny, full of action, and, most importantly, fun and honest.
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