IMAX has released its second-quarter 2022 financial results and included was a look at the 2023 movies that are expected to be released in the large screen format.
“IMAX is playing a leading role in the global resurgence in moviegoing, as demonstrated by our strong financial results, global box office growth, and market share gains we delivered in the second quarter,” said Richard L. Gelfond, CEO of IMAX Corporation.
Gelfond continued: “In fact, our second quarter results in North America were on par with our record-breaking 2019, as consumers continue to seek out IMAX as a destination for fandom. With three consecutive $25 million-plus global openings for the first time in its history, IMAX continued to affirm its position as a critical launch platform for major entertainment franchises.”
He also talked about what’s ahead this year still and next year. “As the year progresses with key titles such as Brad Pitt’s Bullet Train, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Black Adam, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Avatar: The Way of Water and a remarkable offering of franchise tentpoles through 2023, we are focused on driving future growth for the Company across our global network, content portfolio, and technology platform.”
Gelfond added: “We are encouraged by recent activity to strengthen key partnerships with global exhibitors, including agreements for new theatres and installations across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
“We also continue to enhance and diversify our content portfolio, with Hollywood blockbusters, more of which feature IMAX DNA; local language blockbusters across a growing international footprint; IMAX documentaries; and exclusive live events and experiences from a growing roster of new partners.”
Below, we’ve included the list of 2023 movies that were part of IMAX‘s expected slate. You can click on the titles for the latest updates on each.
The release schedule for the 2023 movies is contingent on studio scheduling and can change at any time. We will continue to update this page as changes are made by studios regarding the 2023 movies.
2023 MOVIES COMING TO IMAX
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA (February 17, 2023)
Epic in scale and tone, Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is a sci-fi adventure that is decidedly unique to the franchise. Super Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
CREED III (March 3, 2023)
From United Artists Releasing, Creed III will mark Michael B. Jordan‘s feature directorial debut. The upcoming sports drama is a sequel to Creed II (2018).
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3 (May 5, 2023)
In Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 our beloved band of misfits are looking a bit different these days. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), still reeling from the loss of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own.
A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them. Chukwudi Iwuji will be portraying High Evolutionary in the third installment.
FAST X (May 19, 2023)
Fast X is the second to last installment of the Fast & Furious franchise. The tenth film is directed by Louis Leterrier, who took over from Justin Lin.
The sequel stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Michael Rooker, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Helen Mirren, Cardi B, Jason Momoa, Daniela Melchior, Brie Larson, Alan Ritchson, and Rita Moreno.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE (June 2, 2023)
Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.
TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS (June 9, 2023)
Returning to the action and spectacle that first captured moviegoers around the world 14 years ago with the original Transformers, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ‘90s globetrotting adventure and introduce the Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons to the existing battle on earth between Autobots and Decepticons.
INDIANA JONES 5 (June 30, 2023)
Harrison Ford returns to the role of the legendary hero archaeologist for this fifth installment of the iconic franchise. Starring along with Ford are Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Thomas Kretschmann and Toby Jones.
The film is directed by James Mangold, with Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel serving as producers, and Steven Spielberg as executive producer. John Williams is returning to compose the score.
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – DEAD RECKONING PART ONE (July 14, 2023)
The popular franchise continues with this seventh installment written, produced, and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. The anticipated film stars Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell, and Shea Whigham.
The cast is rounded out by Pom Klementieff, Esai Morales, Henry Czerny, Rob Delaney, Cary Elwes, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, Charles Parnell, Greg Tarzan Davis, and Frederick Schmidt.
OPPENHEIMER (July 21, 2023)
Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the film stars Cillian Murphy (Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy, A Quiet Place Part II, Peaky Blinders) as J. Robert Oppenheimer. The movie was filmed with IMAX cameras.
The cast also includes such names as Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Kenneth Branagh, Gary Oldman, Rami Malek, Casey Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Jason Clarke, Dane DeHaan, Josh Peck, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Modine, and more.
Oppenheimer is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.
THE MARVELS (July 28, 2023)
Marvel Studios’ The Marvel is the sequel to Captain Marvel (2019) and features Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau.
BLUE BEETLE (August 18, 2023)
The film is directed by Angel Manuel Soto and stars Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle, Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo, and Susan Sarandon.
JOKER: FOLIE à DEUX (October 4, 2023)
(Please note: This film was not listed in the IMAX financials, but the first film was also released in IMAX)
Again written and directed by Todd Phillips, the Joker sequel will star Joaquin Phoenix as the title character and Lady Gaga has also joined in an unconfirmed role.
BLADE (November 3, 2023)
Mahershala Ali will play the role of Marvel Studios’ Blade in a new film directed by Bassam Tariq.
DUNE: PART TWO (November 17, 2023)
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Entertainment, Dune: Part Two is once again directed by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (Dune: Part One, Arrival, Blade Runner 2049).
Dune: Part Two will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee.
The big-screen epic continues the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s acclaimed bestseller Dune with returning stars including Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (Wonka, Call Me by Your Name), Zendaya (Spider-Man: No Way Home, Malcolm & Marie, Euphoria), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning), and Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Being the Ricardos).
Also returning are Oscar nominee Josh Brolin (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Army of the Dead), Stellan Skarsgård (the Mamma Mia! films, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Dave Bautista (the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Thor: Love and Thunder), Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Assassin’s Creed), and Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences, Lady Bird).
Joining the cast are Austin Butler (Elvis, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood) as the notorious Feyd Rautha and screen legend Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter, Hairspray) as the Emperor. Florence Pugh (Black Widow, Little Women), Léa Seydoux (the James Bond franchise and Crimes of the Future), and Souheila Yacoub (the No Man’s Land series, Climax) round out the extensive ensemble cast.
The film stars Jordan as Adonis “Donnie” Creed, Tessa Thompson as Bianca Taylor, Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed, Wood Harris as Tony “Little Duke” Evers, Florian Munteanu as Viktor Drago, and Jonathan Majors as Anderson Dame.
AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM (December 25, 2023)
Jason Momoa returns as the title character in the James Wan-directed sequel. The first film grossed an impressive $1.148 billion at the worldwide box office in 2018.
Amber Heard will be back as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.
Ben Affleck will also reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the new movie.