By: Ava Coffey
With the new year just beginning, 2023 is anticipated to bring many exciting new movies to the big screen. From a mass release of Marvel movies, to a long-awaited Legally Blonde 3, 2023 is set to bring a surplus of movies as the movie production delays due to Covid-19 have been minimized.
To begin, Marvel is set to release an assortment of new movies in 2023. One highly-anticipated Marvel movie to look out for is Ironheart. It will continue the storyline of Riri Williams, a character who was featured in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Riri, played by Dominique Thorne, will be stepping into the shoes of Iron Man as she builds her own suit after the loss of a loved one. Marvel is also planning to release new additions to some of their other movie franchises, such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 3 and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania featuring rising MCU super villain actor Jonathan Majors. Overall, the MCU will begin their Phase 5 with a bang as they introduce and continue many of their plotlines.
Secondly, the fan-favorite movie franchise Legally Blonde is expected to make a comeback with a third installment to the franchise. Originally scheduled to be released in 2020, the movie had been delayed due to many story rewrites and the pandemic delays, causing the production studios to shut down. Actors such as Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Coolidge, and Luke Wilson will reprise their roles in the upcoming sequel. While no storyline details or release date have been given to the public, many are so excited to see Reese Witherspoon step into the shoes of Elle Woods once more.
Finally, the infamous live-action Barbie Movie has planned a release date in late July. Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are set to play Barbie and Ken in the new movie. The plot is supposed to be about a doll, Barbie, who leaves Barbie Land due to it being imperfect and begins a life in the real world. The film will be released on July 21, 2023.
Overall, 2023 is going to bring many highly-anticipated storylines to the screen and to revitalize fan-favorite movie franchises. The Raider Review will continue to update you throughout the year about what else is in store as more movies are expected to be released.