Luckily for us, Hollywood has reserved some of its best and most exciting films for 2024. From spy comedies to superhero vehicles, there's action of every kind in store.
There are fewer joys comparable to watching a slick action film on the big screen, especially when the theatrical experience seems to be in vogue more than ever. And with the SAG-AFTRA and the WGA strikes, too, being matters of the past, we can look forward to all the major action ventures that are due to release in 2024. Luckily for us, Hollywood has reserved some of its best for the next year so, why not take a quick look at all the exciting stuff that's in store? Here we go:
Argylle - February 2, 2024
Apple TV+ original programming doesn't really boast a variety of action vehicles but one could trust them to spring a surprise or two. This time around, they have collaborated with Matthew Vaughn, the man behind films like 'Kick-Ass', 'X-Men: First Class' and the 'Kingsman' franchise, for a spy action-comedy. 'Argylle' follows a spy novelist (Bryce Dallas Howard) who has suddenly realized that the plots of her books are eerily similar to the notorious activities of an underground syndicate. She is then accompanied by undercover spy Aiden Wilde (Sam Rockwell) who ensures, to his maximum capacity, that she isn't kidnapped or killed.
Henry Cavill, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, John Cena and Dua Lipa, too, star in 'Argylle'.
Dune: Part Two - March 1, 2024
Denis Villeneuve doesn't exactly make "action" movies but the auteur himself has acknowledged that 'Dune: Part Two' will feature a lot more action compared to the previous instalment. In the upcoming film, Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) unites with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen group as he goes about seeking revenge against those who destroyed his family. But he must also tackle other challenges that he encounters along the way, including making the choice between the love of his life and the fate of the universe.
Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista and Javier Bardem reprise the roles in 'Dune: Part Two' with Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken, Léa Seydoux, and Souheila Yacoub joining the cast.
Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - April 12, 2024
The follow-up to the 2021 epic actioner promises to be bigger and better and while all that seems on the cards, we could be in for a major surprise. The synopsis shared by the makers of 'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' suggests that the two giants of pop culture are likely to feature on the same side of the battle this time around, as they take on a mysterious yet incredibly potent and "colossal" threat buried within our world. Plus, the new film will delve into the origins of these kaiju, the founding of the mythical Skull Island and how these beings came to be associated with humankind.
'Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire' stars Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens and others with Adam Wingard directing it.
Civil War - April 26, 2024
Fewer artists out there can do a better job at visualizing distinctive worlds than Alex Garland, the man behind exquisite sci-fi films like 'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation'. With 'Civil War', he presents a precarious scenario set in the "near future" as the United States gears up to face a massive civil war. "What kind of American are you?" asks the character played by the amazing Jesse Plemons to suggest that this allegorical story has the USA split into two or more sides that are at war with one another. Kirsten Dunst plays a war photojournalist with Wagner Moura with Cailee Spaeny, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Nick Offerman, too, part of the cast.
The Fall Guy - May 3, 2024
David Leitch ('Atomic Blonde', 'Deadpool 2' and 'Bullet Train') directs a promising action comedy that stars Ryan Gosling in the role of a stuntman who, well, isn't exactly in his prime at the moment. When Colt Seavers, the said stuntman, is assigned the task of being the body double of an A-list star (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), little does he know that he will soon have to turn an investigator. Why? Because the A-list star goes missing and more importantly, the director of the film is Seavers' ex-girlfriend (Emily Blunt).
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - May 24, 2024
George Miller returns with another compelling chapter (the fifth one) of the 'Mad Max' saga but this time around, it's Imperator Furiosa in the focus. While Charlize Theron played the character to great effect in the 2015 film 'Mad Max: Fury Road', Miller has cast Anya Taylor-Joy in the upcoming to portray the younger Imperator Furiosa.
When a young Furiosa falls into the hands of warlord Dementus (Chris Hemsworth) after being snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers, she finds herself thick in the battle waged between Dementus and fellow tyrant Immortan Joe. The prequel traces the journey of Furiosa's kidnapping and how she becomes an integral member of Immortan Joe's empire, as seen in the 2015 film.
Untitled Bad Boys film or 'Bad Boys 4' - June 14, 2024
Buddy Miami detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) sprung back into action in 2020 with the third 'Bad Boys' film. In that film, directed by Adil & Bilall, the duo had to retrace Lowery's troubled past to investigate a string of murders and also introduced the newer generation of audiences to their unique and quirky ways of getting things done. The fourth film of the franchise, tentatively titled 'Bad Boys 4', will be about another soon-to-be-famous escapade of theirs.
Deadpool 3 - July 26, 2024
Hugh Jackman had famously chosen to hang up his Wolverine claws after 'Logan' but he is set to bring back the character with Shawn Levy's hugely anticipated 'Deadpool 3'. Of course, he will be joined by the wisecracking mercenary who finds himself out of place in the upcoming film when he is made to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's PG-13 world. Poles apart in terms of temperament, the quarrelling duo is forced to deal with a problem and we just cannot wait to see how they go about it.
Kraven the Hunter - August 30, 2024
MCU's new instalment will see Aaron Taylor-Johnson take on the beastly titular character who must prove himself as the greatest hunter in the whole wide world. The superhero film also stars Russell Crowe in the role of Kraven's estranged father with Fred Hechinger as Chameleon, the master of disguise, playing his half-brother. Ariana DeBose, Christopher Abbott and Alessandro Nivola, too, are part of the cast.
Gladiator 2 - November 22, 2024
A sequel that most of us longed for but didn't exactly know what it could entail. The casting of Paul Mescal as the lead, however, offered a new perspective as to what Ridley Scott and writer David Scarpa are possibly putting together. With Mescal playing Lucius, the nephew of Commodus (played by Joaquin Pheonix in the 2000 film) and son of Lucilla (Connie Nielsen), it has now come to light that 'Gladiator 2' will follow the grown-man version of the character. Lucius, we hear, isn't really keen on being next in line for the Roman throne but instead wishes to be a symbolic hero like Maximus (Russell Crowe).