2016 is FINALLY over! With everything that happened in the last 12 months, I can't wait to rip off the last page of my calendar. One big reason I am always pumped for a new year is the tons of new movies and TV series coming up. This year movies run from tiny indies to the biggest blockbuster spectacles in this or any other galaxy. Drawing up a list of potentially great forthcoming movies is far from an exact science. Here is a preview of some of the biggest film hitting theatres in 2017.
TOP 3 SERIES
#1 DC's Legends of Tomorrow is about to dwelve into the world of George Lucas. In the wake of the reveal that Rip Hunter is working as a director in 1967 LOS Angeles, a younger version of Lucas will appear when the series will be returning on Tuesday, January 24.
#2 Outlander season 3 will cover all of book three Voyager. The 13-episode season will pick up right after Claire travelled through the stones to return to her life in 1948.
#3 Strangers Things, the hit show featuring Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown has settled a waiting game. As with all these kinds of shows, the internet rumour is overdrive with pieces of information flying around. Helpfully the cast has dropped a few bits of information about what might go on.
TOP 34 FILMS
(Tales and Animated)
#1 The Lego Batman Movie is the new Lego movie in which Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.
#2 Beauty and the Beast is the new live action/adaptation of the Disney fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young who fall in love.
#3 Despicable Me 3 is the third instalment in the Despicable franchise, Balthazar Bratt, a child star from the 1980s, hatches a scheme for world domination.
#4 John Wick: Chapter 2 is the continuing adventures of the former hitman, John Wick.
#5 The Lost City of Z is based on David Grann's best-selling book of the same name, The Lost City of Z is the true-life drama which centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.
#6 Alien: Covenant is the sequel to a sequel in which the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
#7 Baywatch is rebooting the famous series on the big screen. Two unlikely prospective lifeguards vie for jobs alongside the buff bodies who patrol a beach in California.
#8 Wonder Woman is the adaptation of the comic book of the same name. An Amazon princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world's greatest heroes.
#9 The Mummy starred Tom Cruise, as an ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
#10 War for the Planet of the Apes is the new movie following The Planet of the Apes movies. A nation of genetically evolved apes led by Cesar become embroiled in a battle with an army of humans.
#11 Dunkirk is the new WWII movie helmed by Christopher Nolan in which allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
#12 Blade Runner 2049 deals with a storyline set 30 years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what is left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
#13 Justice League is dealing with Bruce Wayne enlisting the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy; fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act.
#14 Logan is the last instalment in which Hugh Jackman is going to portray Wolverine. Sad times ahead people. It is set in the near future, an ageing Wolverine and Professor X must protect a young female clone of Wolverine from an evil organisation led by Nathaniel Essex.
#15 Kong: Skull Island is ultimately the origin of Kong Kong, starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.
#16 T2: Trainspotting is a continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters.
#17 The Fate of the Furious is dealing with a mysterious woman seducing Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
#18 The Circle is a book adaptation from Dave Eggers. A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.
#19 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 sets to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' continues the teams' adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.
#20 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is the feature film version of the classic King Arthur story directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law.
#21 Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales deals with Jack Sparrow searching for the trident of Poseidon.
#22 World War Z 2' plot is unknown.
#23 Spider-Man: Homecoming stars Tom Holland as a young Peter Parker/Spider-Man who begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero.
#24 Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a comic book adaptation, directed by French director Luc Besson. Time-traveling agent Valerian is sent to investigate a galactic empire, along with his partner Laureline.
#25 The Dark Tower is a Stephen King book adaptation in which Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
#26 Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Harry is ALIVE! When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency Statesman to save the world.
#27 Thor: Ragnarok' plot is unknown.
#28 Star War VIII follows Rey after her first step into a larger world in The Force Awakens. he continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
#29 Jumanji is a brand new adventure starring Dwayne-The Rock - Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black. The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game, to beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they'll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.
#30 Our Souls at Night stars Fonda and Redford as Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower who've lived next to each other for years. The pair has almost no relationship, but that all changes when Addie tries to make a connection with her neighbour.
#31 The Book of Henry stars Naomi Watts, Lee Pace and Jacob Tremblay as a single mother raises a child genius.
#32 Goodbye Christophe Robin deals with behind the scenes in the life of author A.A Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R Milne.
#33 Split is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and stars James McAvoy; after three girls are kidnapped by a man with 24 dual personalities they must find some of the different personalities that can help them while running away and staying alive from others.
# 34 Silence is directed by Martin Scorsese ad is set in the 17th Century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Catholicism.