Diana, princess of the Amazons, discovers what she’s meant for. Metahumans team up to form the Justice League. Two legendary Kings – Arthur and Kong – will shock and inspire in spectacular origin stories. And Christopher Nolan makes a bold statement on heroism as takes audiences to Dunkirk.
These and more are what’s in store for movie audiences this year from Warner Bros. Pictures. Take a peek at the studio’s line-up of potential megahits for 2017.
Wonder Woman. Gal Gadot returns as the title character in this epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. When an American pilot crashes on their sheltered island paradise and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, warrior princess Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny. (Opens June 01).
Justice League. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions. (Opens Nov. 16)
Live By Night. Ben Affleck directed, produced and stars in this dramatic crime thriller based on the award-winning bestseller by Dennis Lehane. It marks the second collaboration for the Boston natives, following the acclaimed drama Gone Baby Gone. (Opens Jan. 18)
The LEGO Batman Movie. In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. (Opens Feb. 9)
Kong: Skull Island. The producers of Godzilla reimagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in this compelling, original adventure starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson. (Opens March 09)
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure which is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s (Charlie Hunnam) journey from the streets to the throne. (Opens May 11)
Dunkirk. This epic action thriller opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Directed by Christopher Nolan, the film stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead and Harry Styles. (Opens July 20)
Annabelle 2. Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle. Directed by Lights Out’s David F. Sandberg and produced by James Wan. (Opens Aug. 10)
Geostorm. When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth’s very survival, world governments unite and create a net of satellites surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Gerard Butler headlines the cast. (Opens Oct. 19)
It. When children begin to disappear in a small town, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel. (Opens Sept. 7)
The LEGO Ninjago Movie. The battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. A new animated adventure in the LEGO® franchise starring the voices of Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Olivia Munn, Michael Peña, and the legendary Jackie Chan. (Opens Sept. 21)
Fist Fight. Ice Cube and Charlie Day star as high school teachers prepared to solve their differences the hard way in this hilarious comedy. (Opens Feb. 22)
ChiPs. Dax Shepard and Michael Peña star in this action comedy based on the characters from the popular ‘70s television series.(Opens March 23)
Going in Style. Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. (Opens April 6)
Unforgettable. Katherine Heigl stars as Tessa who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband becomes happily engaged to Julia (Rosario Dawson). Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn. (Opens May 3)
Everything, Everything. Based on the Young Adult bestseller, this romantic drama tells the unlikely love story of a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old girl who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and the boy next door who won’t let that stop them. (Opens May 18)
The House. After Scott and Kate (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter’s college fund, they decide to earn it back by starting an illegal casino in the basement of a friend’s house. (Opens Aug. 23)
The Masterpiece. James Franco directs and stars in this comedy based on Greg Sestero’s non-fiction book The Disaster Artist, depicting the early friendship of Sestero and Tommy Wiseau, the filmmaker behind the 2003 cult film The Room. (Opens Dec. 6)