I was happily typing away at my newest drawing diary, when I found out that the 5 Fandom Fridays are back! I used to love these, because they offer a different perspective to what I usually write about. So I dropped the drawing diary (you'll get that Monday) for this post about films. I know is not gaming, but who doesn't like movies? Here are five films (and some bonus ones) I'm excited for in 2017.
Episode VIII set (there's no trailer yet) by Adrian Dennis-WPA Pool/Getty IMages. Source.
1) Star Wars: Episode VIII
December 15th - Surprise (okay, not): the upcoming Star Wars movie! The Force Awakens really revitalized my love for Star Wars, even though the story was maybe a bit much like A New Hope. I love the characters, though, and am looking forward to what will happen to them, although the scenes with Carrie Fischer will no doubt be heartbreaking.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2nd trailer. Source.
2) Guardians of the Galaxy 2
May the 5th - Ever since I took Rakuno's Marvel movie challenge, Guardians of the Galaxy has been my favourite Marvel movie. I can't wait to see Rocket Racoon on the big screen again!
Thor: Ragnarok 'vacation teaser'. Source.
3) Thor: Ragnarok
November 3rd - I never thought I would like Thor (I'm not such a fan of legend adaptations in films in general), but oh man was I wrong. Chris Hemsworth's Thor set loose in the modern world is simply brilliant ("Another one!" /smash mug). I'm also looking forward to Cate Blanchett as goddess of the underworld and the always amazing Tom Hiddleston as Loki.
Blade Runner 2049 trailer. Source.
4) Blade Runner 2049
October 6th - I watched the original Blade Runner for the first time last year, so the movie is still (relatively) fresh in my mind. Blade Runner 2049 supposedly continues the story in the future and it has Harrison Ford <3. Hopefully the sequel will live up to the expectations set by the original.
Beauty and the Beast trailer. Source.
5) Beauty and the Beast
March 17th - Beauty and the Beast was the first movie I ever saw in the cinema as a little girl and it was my favourite Disney movie for a long time. I could really identify with Belle, as my favourite thing was reading books. Emma Watson will be playing Belle in this adaptation by Disney, and I must admit that I have mixed feelings. She seems the perfect cast, but whether I'll love or hate the film will entirely depend on if she'll do the original Belle justice.
There are more movies that I am, if not excited for, at the least curious about, such as Spiderman: Homecoming (July 7th). I never was a fan of previous Spiderman movies, but I did like the Spiderman of Civil War: he's really this young guy eager to prove himself like he is in the comics, as I'm led to believe by Conrad. Wonder Woman (June 2nd) I don't know much about other than that Conrad thinks the actress needs more muscle. Then there's Ghost in the Shell (July 2nd), a film version of the drawn classic. I saw the original a long time ago, and to be completely honest, I didn't understand much of it. I'll have to rewatch it one of these days and hopefully fare better. While researching upcoming movies in 2017 I bumped into Murder on the Orient Express (November 22nd). Although I'm not a super Agatha Cristie fan or something, I do enjoy whodunnits. I'm looking forward to seeing Derek Jacobi (one of my favourite actors ever since Cadfael) and it's going to be interesting to see Daisy Ridley in anything else than The Force Awakens. Also, apparently there is going to be a Power Rangers (March 24th) movie?!?! Oh my, I used to be such a fan of them in the 90's. /hide No comments on that one.
What movies are you excited for in 2017?
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