Most anticipated movies for 2023


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Timothee Chalamet as Willy Wonka in Wonka movie

Sydney Thomas-Arnold, Feature Editor

As 2023 approaches, as does the new wave of movie releases. This years movies are set full of remakes, superheroes, and stories inspired by the classics. Here are a few of the most anticipated upcoming movie releases.


Directed by Paul King, starring Timothee Chalamet, Olivia Colman, and Sally Hawkins.

The expected premiere date of Wonka is December 15, 2023. Inspired by the original stories of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Timothee Chalamet portrays a young Willy Wonka in this origin story.

The Little Mermaid

Directed by Rob Marshall, starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, and Melissa McCarthy.

The expected premiere date of The Little Mermaid is May 26, 2023. This live-action remake of Disney’s original classic will tell the popular tale of Ariel the mermaid as she faces adventure under the sea and on dry land.


Directed by Greta Gerwig, starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, and Will Ferrell.

The expected premiere date of Barbie is set to be July 21, 2023. This movie, inspired by the famous plastic doll Barbie, is a live-action adaptation of Barbie and her love interest, a fellow doll named Ken. The story portrays the real world from the perspective of the formerly perfect Barbie, as she faces real life challenges when she is casted out of her home, Barbieland.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Directed by Peyton Reed, Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Jonathan Majors.

The expected premiere date of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to be February 17, 2023. Taking place as the third movie in Marvels Ant-Man trilogy, it follows characters Scott Lang (Ant-Man), Hope Van Dyne (The Wasp), Hank Pym, and Janet Van-Dyne as they enter the seemingly impossible journey through the Quantum Realm.

Asteroid City

Directed by Wes Anderson, starring Margot Robbie, Tom Hanks, and Scarlett Johansson.

The expected premiere date of Asteroid City is set to be June 23, 2023. This whimsical film follows a star-studded cast as they face world changing events during a Junior Stargazer convention.