LIFE & CULTURE

The 7 Most Anticipated Films Of 2024

Move over Barbenheimer, these hotly-anticipated flicks are set to break the box office.
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Wondering about the most anticipated films of 2024? After the writers’ strike shutdown Hollywood for the better part of 2023, a handful of hotly-anticipated projects were placed on the back burner.

From Luca Guadagnino’s (Director of Call Me by Your Name) steamy tennis love triangle starring Zendaya to the star-studded sci-fi sequel of Dune: Part two, film fans have waited patiently for the return of the cinema epic.

While ‘Barbenheimer’ might have tided us over and single-handedly carried the economy through the great cinema recession, 2024 promises a slew of blockbuster bangers guaranteed to reignite the thrill and magic of the silver screen.

So mark your calendars and indulge your ears, eyes and soul with these culture-defining flicks:

Challengers 

Fans of Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name rejoice, the esteemed Italian director is heading up a steamy circulation of on-set rumours shrouded the series in scandal before it had even seen the light of day love affair.

Following Tashi (played by Zendaya) a former tennis prodigy turned coach who is married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist) who must compete against his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend (Josh O’Connor).

In cinemas April 18.

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Mike Faist, Zendaya and Josh O’Conner in Challengers. Image: Supplied.

It Ends With Us

Beloved by ‘Booktok’, the Colleen Hoover adaption of her best-selling novel, which has old over four million copies, is quickly claiming the title as the most anticipated release of the year.

Starring Blake Lively as Lily Bloom, It Ends With Us is a romantic drama that navigates complexities of love, violence and controls as Lily attempts to break a toxic cycle of abuse.

In cinemas June 20.

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Blake Lively filming It Ends With Us. Image: Getty.

The Fall Guy

After filming for the Ryan Gosling led production shutdown Sydney CBD for the better part of last year, fans have eagerly awaited the release of the upcoming American action comedy.

Alongside Emily Blunt, Gosling plays a retired stuntman who is called back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie, which is being directed by his ex, goes missing.

In cinemas April 24.

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Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in the Fall Guy. Image: Supplied.

Back To Black 

13 years after the tragic death of iconic British singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse her seismic legacy is being immortalised on screen. Played by Marisa Abela, the poignant bio pic will explore the stars life and career from her meteoric rise to fame to battle with addiction and impact on the world.

In Cinemas from April 18.

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Marisa Abela as Amy Winehouse.

Quiet Place: Day One

Dune isn’t the only franchise returning to the silver screen this year, apocalyptic horror film, A Quiet Place: Day One is also dropping it’s highly-coveted third instalment in the Quite Place series. Featuring a star-studded line-up including Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, and Alex Wolff, the jumpy thriller is set to be a fan favourite among horror buffs.

Release date TBA.

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A Quite Place (2018). Image: Supplied.

Joker: Folie à Deux

Since the first photos of Lady Gaga emerged on the web over two years ago, buzz around the singers role as Harley Quinn has continued to circulate. Alongside Joaquin Phoenix who is reprising his role in the DC Comics universe as the Joker, the pair are set to navigate the tumultuous relationship between comics favourite toxic couple in the tight lipped sequel later this year.

In cinemas October 4.

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Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. Image: Supplied.

Wicked

The Broadway musical favourite is finally adapting the magical production to the big screen. Starring global pop artist, Ariana Grande (Glinda), who has been gunning for the role since she first expressed her desire to be cast in the role nearly a decade ago. Following the untold story of the witches of Oz, Wicked is set to enchanted new and long-time fans alike with this spell binding adventure film.

In cinemas November 27.

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Arianna Grande as Glinda in Wicked.

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