5 Biggest Movie Launches In 2017
2017 – A Year For Big Movies
You can brag that 2017 has one of the biggest movie launches and you won’t be wrong. There is a movie slated for release almost every week of the year. Some of them made it to Oscar nominations while others have grabbed the top spot.
Superhero movies are blazing the trail and some of them have made it to the top list. Here is my verdict on the biggest movie launches in 2017.
DC’s Amazonian character made its debut in Wonder Woman, build up to the Justice League. Although it was unclear how she would be incorporated into the movie, Princess Diana of Themyscira helped Superman and Batman to defeat Doomsday in Dawn of Justice. The movie was slammed a PG-13 rating which is not a surprise for the superhero genre. Released on June 2, Wonder Woman can be considered a success, grossing over $404.00m.
Two different stars (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield) had earlier played the role of Peter Parker under Sony movies. Now in the creative hands of Marvel Studios, the mantle of the Peter Parker role has been moved to Tom Holland. He made his debut appearance in Captain America: Civil War but got Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) solo movie as Spiderman: Homecoming. Together with his new-found friend Tony Starks, Peter Parker struggles to balance his life as a regular school kid and as a superhero. Spiderman: Homecoming has earned more than $350m since its release.
Fast 8: The Fate Of The Furious
The death of Paul Walker was a huge blow to the Fast and Furious franchise. As the 7th installment came to a close, there was a burning question on the fate of the movie. For a movie that grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, a sequel was only a matter of time. In addition, the crew faces their biggest threat yet when Dominic (Vin Diesel) is forced to work for Cypher. As always, the movie is filled with insane car stunts.
XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage
I was thrilled when I saw Neymar Jr. in this third chapter of the explosive blockbuster. Xander Cage (also Vin Diesel) was forced out of self-imposed exile to team up with Xiang in a quest to recover Pandora’s Box. In conclusion, some of the seemingly impossible stunts pulled off in this movie will blow your mind.
John Wick: Chapter 2
Trailing the success of the first chapter, Chapter 2 gives us a hint into the past life of the former hit man John Wick, played exceedingly well by Keanu Reeves. Furthermore, it ends with a cliffhanger which sets it up for a promising third chapter.