34 movies out in S’pore in 2017 to watch out for

Here you go.

By Belmont Lay | January 1, 2017

1. xXx: Return of Xander Cage


Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.

Expected Singapore release date: Jan. 19, 2017


2. Trainspotting 2


A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters. Choose life.

Expected Singapore release date: Jan. 27, 2017


3. Fifty Shades Darker


Anastasia has ended things with Christian to pursue a normal life with a career in a Seattle publishing house. Christian wrestles with his inner demons while Anastasia deals with her anger and envy of the women who came before her.

Expected Singapore release date: Feb. 9, 2017


4. The Lego Batman Movie


Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

Expected Singapore release date: Feb. 09, 2017


5. John Wick 2: Chapter Two


The continuing adventures of former hitman, John Wick.

Expected Singapore release date: Feb. 16, 2017


6. The Dark Tower


Roland Deschain is a gunslinger who roams the wild West landscape to find a dark tower. Deschain hopes by reaching the tower, he will be able to prevent the dying world from collapsing.

Expected Singapore release date: Feb. 16, 2017


7. Kong: Skull Island


A team of explorers discover a treacherous and prehistoric island, where they encounter the gigantic King Kong. They soon realise Kong is not the only mysterious creature living on the island.

Expected Singapore release date: March 9, 2017


8. Beauty And The Beast


The live-action version of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”, based on a fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, is about a prince who is cursed by a witch and turned into an ugly beast. Belle, a beautiful bookworm, is the one who will break the spell for him.

Expected Singapore release date: March 16, 2017

9. Power Rangers


After finding out that their small town of Angel Grove, as well as the world, is about to be destroyed by an alien force, five ordinary high school kids must overcome their real-life issues as they are the only ones who can save the planet. They will have to defeat Rita Repulsa by banding together as the Power Rangers.

Expected Singapore release date: March 23, 2017


10. Ghost In The Shell


This sci-fi movie takes place in 2029, where humanity has access to cybernetics bodies called “shells” that enable them to have supernatural powers. Major Motoko Kusanagi is the captain of the Public Security Section 9, who has been assigned to capture the hacker known as the Puppet Master.

Expected Singapore release date: March 30, 2017


11. Smurfs: The Lost Village


The fully computer-animated feature film follows Smurfette along with her brothers who are trekking through the unknown regions of the Enchanted Forest in order to search for the fabled Smurfs village before their nemesis, Gargamel the Evil Wizard, finds it first. Throughout the film, the mysteries and origins of the small blue creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses will be unveiled, including the reason why there are 99 boys and only one girl.

Expected Singapore release date: April 6, 2017


12. Fast And Furious 8


Dominic Toretto and his crew are not finished with Deckard Shaw after the chaos in Dubai. The story continues in the eight instalment that will kick off the final trilogy of the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

Expected Singapore release date: April 13, 2017


13. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2


Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord leads the Guardians of the Galaxy on another perilous mission to salvage the fate of the galaxy that’s threatened by the evil Thanos. Burried secrets about the true origin of Peter’s estranged father will also be uncovered.

Expected Singapore release date: May 4, 2017


14. Baywatch


A very serious lifeguard who is focused on the job is teamed up with a young-hothead. They must cooperate to protect their beach from any form of harm, especially an oil tycoon who is responsible for the oil spill.

Expected Singapore release date: May 11, 2017


15. Annabelle 2


Demonic doll Annabelle ends up at a second hand store, where it is purchased by a collector. When the collector passes away, she leaves her doll collection to her daughter.

Expected Singapore release date: May 18, 2017


16. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge


When the treacherous Captain Salazar and his crew of ghost pirates escape from the Devil’s Triangle, they are determined to wipe out every pirate at sea – including Captain Jack Sparrow. To escape and save himself from his old nemesis, Jack must now seek out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that gives its possessor complete control over the seas.

Expected Singapore release date: May 25, 2017

17. Wonder Woman


An Amazon princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world’s greatest heroes.

Expected Singapore release date: June 1, 2017


18. Despicable Me 3


The adventures continue for Gru, Lucy, and their adorable daughters Margo, Edith and Agnes as well as the yellow, babbling Minions in the third instalment of the animated movie series.

Expected Singapore release date: June 15, 2017


19. Kingsman: The Golden Circle


The sequel to the action-packed spy movie that will see teen spy Eggsy finishing his missions outside of the United Kingdom. It is a continuation from 2014 movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Expected Singapore release date: June 15, 2017


20. Transformers: The Last Knight


The next Michael Bay film in the Transformers franchise, starring Mark Wahlberg in a recurring role battling alongside the Autobots against the Decepticons.

Expected Singapore release date: June 22, 2017


21. Amityville: The Awakening


A single mother moves her three children into a haunted house, unaware of its bloody history.

Expected Singapore release date: June 30, 2017


22. Spider-Man: Homecoming


The reboot, which is also the sixteenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, follows a young Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, who has to deal with his newfound spider abilities.

Expected Singapore release date: July 6, 2017


23. War For The Planet Of The Apes


Maurice tells the story of Caesar at his prime to a class of ape and human children. He tells of how Caesar protects and leads the apes against the military soldiers. Also, how Caesar investigates what caused the 113 spread with Malcolm, Alexander and Ellie’s help.

Expected Singapore release date: July 13, 2017


24. Dunkirk


Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Expected Singapore release date: July 20, 2017

25. Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets


Time-traveling agent Valerian and his partner Laureline are sent to investigate a galactic empire. The two spatio-temporal agents travel the universe through space and time on a mission to protect the human species. However, along with the numerous tasks they perform, there is one rule that must be obeyed, that is to never alter the course of events.

Expected Singapore release date: July 20, 2017


26. Alien: Covenant


The crew of the colony ship, Covenant, is searching for a distant planet on the far side of the galaxy. Upon arrival, the place seems like an uncharted paradise but it turns out to be a dark and dangerous world, and the only inhabitant is David, who survived the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Expected Singapore release date: Aug. 3, 2017


27. Cars 3


Owen Wilson returns as the voice of Lightning McQueen in the third instalment of Pixar’s Cars.

Expected Singapore release date: Aug. 31, 2017


28. It


In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

Expected Singapore release date: Sept. 8, 2017


29. Friday The 13th


The return of the legendary mass murderer Jason Voorhees in the new Friday the 13th.

Expected Singapore release date: Oct. 13, 2017


30. Insidious: Chapter 4


The fourth installment of the ‘Insidious’ franchise.

Expected Singapore release date: Oct. 19, 2017


31. Thor: Ragnarok


The third Thor installment that serves as a sequel to Thor: The Dark World. This time, Thor has to return to Asgard when the realm is threatened by Norse apocalypse, Ragnarok.

Expected Singapore release date: Nov. 2, 2017


32. Justice League Part One


Several months after the events of Batman V Superman, Bruce Wayne’s faith in humanity is restored due to Superman’s selfless act. So together with Diana Prince, he decides to assemble a team of superheroes, which includes The Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman, to battle against the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth.

Expected Singapore release date: Nov. 16, 2017


33. Star Wars: Episode VIII


The movie is the eighth installment in the Star Wars franchise that serves as the follow-up to 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Expected Singapore release date: Dec. 14, 2017


34. Pitch Perfect 3


The third film in the Pitch Perfect franchise that follows a team entering singing competitions, starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow in recurring roles.

Expected Singapore release date: Dec. 21, 2017


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