Next year is busting with thrilling sequels, reboots, and straight-up original movies. Since so many trailers for 2017 movies have been released, we got to thinking about which movies we’re the most excited to see in the coming year. Lets refresh,
1) The Lego Batman Movie
If you counted The Lego Movie as one of your favorite films of 2014 (spoiler alert — I did), then you’re probably already very excited about this spinoff. Will Arnett’s self-obsessed Batman is the focus this time around, and he’s getting a familiar sidekick: Robin (Michael Cera)! Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, Jenny Slate, and Mariah Carey are also joining the party.
Release date: Feb. 10
2) Fifty Shades Darker
Christian (Jamie Dornan) and Ana (Dakota Johnson) are back, and in case you worried they would stay broken up after the first movie, they’re already back together in the trailer. We’re not complaining; not only does the second movie look way steamier than the first, but there are also some serious developments in the story! Christian has a stalker, Ana has a creepy boss, and we get to see Kim Basinger as Elena — get hyped.
Release date: Feb. 10
Hugh Jackman is returning as Wolverine for his final standalone film. Based on the critically beloved comic series Old Man Logan, the movie takes place years in the future, when most of the mutant population has been wiped out, and even Wolverine’s healing powers are beginning to fade.
Release date: March 3
4) Kong: Skull Island
Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston are about to encounter one of cinema’s most iconic beasts. The reboot, which takes place in the ’70s, follows a team of explorers who stumble upon King Kong on his island. Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman are costarring, and you can get a good peek at the movie in its Comic-Con trailer.
Release date: March 10
5) Beauty and the Beast
Emma Watson as Belle is a casting choice straight out of our dreams, and the live-action movie is packed with familiar faces — though they may appear as clocks, candlesticks, and more. Dan Stevens is the already-controversial Beast, Luke Evans is Gaston, and Kevin Kline is Maurice!
Release date: March 17
6) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
After watching the trailer and seeing the first pictures of Charlie Hunnam in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, we officially need to see more of this movie. Guy Ritchie is at the helm of the medieval action flick, though you don’t really need much motivation to see it past the words “Charlie Hunnam.” OK, how about “Jude Law”?
Release date: March 24
7) Fast 8
Nothing makes us more excited to see a film than a little bit of drama. Stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vin Diesel drummed up some attention earlier this year from an on-set disagreement, and though they buried the hatchet, we’re wondering if they’ll take their frustrations out on the big screen. Also, Charlize Theron joined the crew, so . . . we’re in.
Release date: April 14
8) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and the whole gang are returning for the follow-up to 2014’s Summer smash. This time, Peter Quill is on the hunt for his father, played by — are you ready for this? — Kurt Russell. It might be the perfect movie. The trailer will even get you excited for the new soundtrack!
Release date: May 5
Release date: May 19
10) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Just when you thought you were over these movies, a new one pops up and looks amazing. Johnny Depp is returning as the swashbuckling Jack Sparrow, who will be squaring off against the ghostly Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). We’re also getting some fresh blood in the form of young heroes Henry (Brenton Thwaites) and Carina (Kaya Scodelario).
Release date: May 26
Next year is the year Wonder Woman shall save us all! After making her debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gal Gadot will rock us all in her solo film. The trailer alone is already 10 times more thrilling than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so we’re in good shape.
Release date: June 2
Ah, another hero who made their debut in 2016! Tom Holland will reprise his role as the young Peter Parker for his standalone film. Michael Keaton has gone to the dark side to play Vulture, while Zendaya and Marisa Tomei are also starring. Our Spidey senses are tingling!
Release date: July 7
13) Thor: Ragnarok
Meanwhile, onto someone who wasn’t in Captain America: Civil War. Though his absence was explained in a funny video from Comic-Con, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) owes us some screentime. We have some details about the movie, and if you saw Doctor Strange, you got a peek at what’s to come for Thor and Loki.
Release date: Nov. 3
This is it. After introducing us to several of the key players, DC Comics is rounding up its heroes for Justice League. Not only are we positive we’ll be even more in love with Gal Gadot after Wonder Woman’s release, but Jason Momoa will be here as Aquaman, which means we’re here too.
Release date: Nov. 17
We’re still waiting on a lot of the details for the next Star Wars installment, but we do already know about a few cameos! Plotwise, the story will pick up right where Episode VII leaves off, so we won’t miss a second of Rey’s action-packed story.
Release date: Dec. 15
Release date: Dec. 22
17) Pitch Perfect 3
Pitch Perfect 3 has already changed directors and release dates, but we’re hoping it’ll be worth the wait. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, and Brittany Snow are all returning! Given that the three-quel is coming out during the holiday season, would an a cappella Christmas carol be too much to ask for?
Release date: Dec. 22