With sequels like Civil War and Finding Dory rocking the box office this year and a variety of reboots like The Jungle Book also making it to the top of the list, it is no wonder that studios are planning to churn out more of these in the coming year. All the superhero movies have already charted out a five-year plan and those are not the movies we are talking about here. 2017 is packed with nostalgia when it comes to movies, with some much-anticipated sequels and some reboots of movies which were fondly remembered. As we wait for the last few movies to wrap up this entertainment-filled year with a nice bow, we give you a list of Hollywood film sequels you can look forward to in 2017.
XXX: Return of Xander Cage
Cast: Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Nina Dobrev, Tony Jaa, Ruby Rose, Toni Collette
Director: D. J. Caruso
Xander comes back from his self-imposed exile, and he uncovers a conspiracy with his new gang of thrill-seekers.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, William Levy, Iain Glen, Eoin Macken, Lee Joon-gi, Ali Larter
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
The sixth and final installment of the Resident Evil franchise, which was inspired from a video game. Milla reprises her role as Alice in this final movie.
Fifty Shades Darker
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Eric Johnson, Bella Heathcote, Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora
Director: James Foley
This Valentine's Day, you again have to be at the mercy of Mr. Grey.
John Wick: Chapter 2
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Common, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Ruby Rose, Laurence Fishburne
Director: Chad Stahelski
The Assassin has to come out of retirement to seize control of an assassins' guild, taking him on missions more dangerous and deadlier than before.
Kong: Skull Island
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Tom Wilkinson, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, Thomas Mann, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
You never destroy the home of a King.
Cast: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Lucas Black
Director: F. Gary Gray
The family is back with another installment with fast cars and faster heists. The movie is going to be set in New York City and it will be fun to see them speeding in the city that never sleeps.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario
Director: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
Johnny Depp is ready to reprise his role as the eccentric yet adorable Captain Jack Sparrow. It might be the final installment in the series but we will keep hoping for more.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro
Director: Michael Bay
The fifth installment of a series based on the toy line of the same name. This is the final installment to be directed by Michael Bay. The actors are a mix from all the earlier movies of the series which makes it a very interesting combination, as they uncover some secrets from the history of mankind.
Despicable Me 3
Voice: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel
Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
After the Minions got their stand-alone movie, in which Gru and the kids were greatly missed, this movie seems to be the answer to our silent wishes to see more of this dysfunctional family.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Cast: Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Colin Firth, Jeff Bridges, Channing Tatum, Mark Strong, Vinnie Jones, Elton John, Sophie Cookson, Edward Holcroft, Pedro Pascal
Director: Matthew Vaughn
This time, the Kingsmen join hands with the Statesman to foil the plans of Poppy, another American mastermind.
Voice: Owen Wilson, Daniel Lawrence, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin
Director: Brian Fee
Pixar movies are always a delight to watch and after the not-so-successful attempt at Planes, we are glad that this time the wheels are very much on the ground.
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, James Franco, Amy Seimetz, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez, Alex England
Director: Ridley Scott
The franchise which has led to a lot of adaptations in the form of books and games is coming up with the second part of the prequel series. If history is anything to go by, we have not heard the last of this franchise yet.
Cast: Tobin Bell, Jon Cor
Director: Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig
It has been six years since we saw the last installment of this gory thriller. We cannot wait for another installment which will hit the theatres next October.
Blade Runner 2049
Cast: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Jared Leto, Dave Bautista, Ana de Armas, David Dastmalchian, Mackenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Hiam Abbass
Director: Denis Villeneuve
With a star cast like this, this sequel should definitely be on your watch list.
Voice: Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, Ben Whishaw, Imelda Staunton
Director: Paul King
This adorable bear is going to be back next November with yet another adventure.
Star Wars: Episode VIII
Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson
Director: Rian Johnson
The sequel to the 2015 movie and the ninth in the franchise is going to get fanboys and fangirls all over the world lining up to be a part of the happenings in a galaxy far, far away.
Doesn't the line-up look very enticing? We can't wait for 2017 to start already! Tell us the movies you look forward to in 2017 in the comments below and don't forget to share.