(Opens October 13)
As much as we love Jackie Chan as a fish-out-of-water-who-can-use-everything-in-a-room-to-beat-bad-guys-senseless, the guy is pushing 64. Thus, it is definitely refreshing to see him stepping out of his comfort zone in a way Western audiences haven’t really seen before. In The Foreigner (based on a novel with the somewhat racist title of “The Chinaman”), Chan plays a father out for vengeance following the death of his daughter in a terrorist bombing. The target of his crusade is former 007 Pierce Brosnan, whom he believes knows the identity of the bombers. Hard-hitting action, drama, and Jackie Chan in full Taken mode? Hell and yes.
KINGSMAN THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
(Opens September 20)
To be perfectly honest, Mark Millar’s Kingsman comic book wasn’t very good. Which made it all the more mind-blowing when 2014’s Kingsman movie was released: Directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass), the film was a tongue-in cheek, ultraviolent take on old school spy films that managed to turn quintessential English nice guy Colin Firth into a quintessential British superspy. The sequel features a returning Firth and Taron Egerton, while adding Halle Berry (X-Men), Julianne Moore (Chloe), and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) for more espionage shenanigans!
STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI
(Opens December 15)
Helmed by Rian Johnson (Looper), The Last Jedi will continue the adventures of The Force Awakens’ Rey, Finn, and Poe, as they struggle against the ruthless forces of the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver, TV’s Girls). With the original Star Wars celebrating its 40th anniversary, and fan favorite character Princess Leia appearing for the final time following actress Carrie Fisher’s (When Harry Met Sally) passing, this is one release that should appeal to diehards and casual fans alike. And finally, we’ll find out just what the heck Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) been up to since 1983.
(Opens November 16)
Mired in reshoots (under Avengers helmer Joss Whedon), conspiracy theories, and no end of controversy (Henry Cavill has a mustache! Horrors!), the highly anticipated Justice League movie will doubtlessly be a hit as audiences flock to see if the fuss was worth it. As for us, we just want to see Aquaman (Game of Thrones’ Jason Momoa) skydives while using an unfortunate minion of evil as a surfboard.
Now that’s badass.
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