The year 2022 draws to a close, and brings us inevitably towards the year 2023. A new year which promises to be particularly ;very rich in outputs. Here are 30 projects that will make you want 2023 to come faster!
Warning: given the impossibility of to sort according to our impatience, which varies according to the days and the announcements, we have opted; for chronological sorting.
#1 Vinland Saga (MAPPA)
After a particularly successful first season produced by WIT Studio,Vinland Saga will return for a second season at from January 9, 2023. A highly anticipated 24-episode season: not only will it be produced by the legendary studio MAPPA (Jujutsu Kaisen, Chainsaw Man), but it will also will adapt one of the best arcs of the manga: The Arc of the Slaves.
#2 The Last of Us (HBO)
Scheduled for release on January 15, 2023, The Last of Us series is already live. the most anticipated series of the year 2023. It must be said that in addition to adapting one of the greatest masterpieces of video games, the series is directed by Neil Druckmann, the creator of The Last of Us games, and by Craig Mazin, Chernobyl showrunner. All produced by the legendary HBO channel, which for several decades now has been accumulating masterpieces.
#3 Le Chevalier aux épines – Jean-Philippe Jaworski (The Electric Sheep)
Jean-Philippe Jaworski, the author of Winning the War and the cycle of Kings of the World, returns to the Old Kingdom with this new divided romance. in three volumes. We find with pleasure the knight Ædan de Vaumacel, main character of the short story Au Service des Dames (in the collection Janua Vera). In this novel, set nearly two years after the events of Winning the War, the author depicts us with virtuosity; the political and warlike tensions which tore the Duchy apart; by Bromael.
À the time homage to the medieval courtly novel and to the Matter of Brittany (the Arthurian stories), Le Chevalier aux Épines (whose first volume we read several months in advance) is gold and already an unmissable novel for fantasy lovers, and more particularly fans of the universe and the inimitable writing of Jean-Philippe Jaworski. And don't be surprised if you come across these pagesthe reflection of the blade necessarily of Don Benvenuto Gesufal! The first volume will be released January 18, 2023, the second in June 2023, and the third in January 2024.
#4 Hogwarts Legacy (Avalanche Software)
If the cycle of Fantastic Beastsdid not entirely satisfy fans of Harry Potter due to its many inconsistencies with the rest of the saga, Warner Bros. intends to make up for it with the game Hogwarts Legacy, for which the writer J.K. Rowling, embroiled in cases of never-ending transphobia accusations not, did not participate. So welcome to the 19th century, when the wizarding world must face up to the threat of a new dark mage, who intends to take advantage of the tense relations between goblins and wizards to sow chaos. There is no doubt that the prospect of an open world in the magical world of Harry Potter will create enthusiasm! Scheduled for release February 10, 2023.
#5 Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania (Marvel)
After a slightly disappointing phase 4 of the MCU, Kevin Feige and his teams are getting ready to take on the game. hit it hard with the first film of phase 5, Ans-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania, which will introduce Thanos' successor as the new Phase 5 and 6 supervillain: Kang the Conqueror. The movie, scheduled for February 15, 2023, has already unveiled its very promising trailer.
#6 The Fabelmans – Steven Spielberg (Universal)
One of the greatest directors of all time, Steven Spielberg signs his big comeback in 2023, after the excellent remake of West Side Story. His new film, The Fabelmans, scheduled for February 22 in France, is his most personal film, since it is a semi-autobiographical film, which will feature very talented actors, such as Paul Dano, Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen. It will also be the opportunity to find the very young and very charismatic Julia Butters, revealed by Quentin Tarantino in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Also note that this will be the penultimate soundtrack of the legendary John Williams.
#7 The Mandalorian – season 3 (Disney+)
After the excellent seriesStar Wars: Andor, of which we are impatiently awaiting the last episode, fans of the created universe by George Lucas will happily reunite with Din Djarin and Grogu in the third season of The Mandalorian. After a remarkable appearance in the seriesThe Book of Boba Fett, launched in December 2022, the shocking duo will be back as of February. ;February 2023, in a season where exploring the tensions that divide the Mandalorian civilization.
#8 Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3 (MARVEL)
The Movies Guardians of the Galaxydefinitely occupy a special place; leaves in the hearts of MCU fans. Directed by the talented James Gunn, they are often cited as some of the best in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. So it's not surprising that the third installment, still written and directed, by Gunn, since become the leader of the DCEU, is awaited with as much impatience. Release scheduled for May 3, 2023. (Note that the special Christmas episode of Guardians of the Galaxy has recently revealed trailer.)
#9 The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)
AfterThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild completely redefined in 2017 what could be expected from a Zelda game on Nintendo Switch, fans of the license were eagerly awaiting its sequel. After a long lease of several years, the title of the game has been transferred. revealed : it is called The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and will be released on Nintendo Switch on May 12, 2023. The game is already announced. as one of the unmissable events of the year!
#10 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
In 2018, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were putting the world of animation cinema to the test. knee with their revolutionary Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). More exciting than all of Phase 4 of the MCU, the film was particularly beautiful. A trailer released in December 2021 announced a two-part sequel. The first, originally scheduled for 2022 and titledSpider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse , will be released on May 31. We have also learned that several spin-off series will see the light of day on this platform competing with Disney+.
#11 ÉElementary – Peter Sohn (Disney/Pixar)
After three excellent animated films directly released on Disney+ (Soul, Luca and Red Alert) and Buzz Lightyear, unfairly shunned ; when it hits theaters, Pixar continues to reinvent itself with ÉElementary, a very promising new concept film. the crossroads between Inside Outand Zootopia, of which we recently discovered the first images. Appointment made June 21, 2023.
#12 Succession – season 4 (HBO)
With its three excellent seasons, Successionhas become one of the best series of its time. While the final episode of Season 3 once again redefined the relationships within America's most hateful family,Season 4 will show us an intense war between the children Roy and their father, Logan, as hinted in the first trailer, released a few weeks ago. XVI (Square Enix)
2023 is set to be a particularly intense year for Final Fantasy fans. Indeed, in addition to Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, everything goes to; believe that we will be able to discover the highly anticipated Final Fantasy XVI next year. While we recently learned that it was almost finished, the game is extremely promising, since it will present us with a Dark Fantasy universe. Hoping that the recent controversy brings no bad press to the developed game. by Square Enix. According to several specialists, we can expect an exit towards the half; of the year.
#14 Oppenheimer – Christopher Nolan (UNIVERSAL STUDIOS)
Cash one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation, Christopher Nolan is making a splash at; each of his films. After the very demanding TENET and its temporal labyrinth, the American-British director will return to the film. historical fiction six years afterDunkirk, withOppenheimer, centered on on the creator of the Atomic Bomb. Scheduled for July 21, 2023, the film will star the always excellent Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders), large regular of Nolan's cinema, but also Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Zodiac), Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns, A Quiet Place), Matt Damon (Interstellar, Alone on Mars) or even Florence Pugh (Midsommar, Black Widow).
#15 Good Omens – season 2 (Amazon Prime Video)
After a particularly successful first season, the series adapted from the work of Neil Gaiman ( The Sandman, American Gods) from the late Terry Pratchett (Annals of the Discworld) returns in 2023 for a brand new adventure. From this season entirely written by Neil Gaiman, we obviously expect the same so British humor, as absurd as it is delicious. David Tennant and Michael Sheen will of course be back for this new season announced for the summer; 2023.
#16 The Witcher – season 3 (Netflix)
After ;s the spin-off The Witcher: Blood Origin, scheduled for December 25, 2022 and whose trailer has recently been released. unveiled, fans of Andrzej Sapkowski's universe will reunite with Geralt De Riv in a third season, scheduled for summer. 2023. This will be Henry Cavill's last in the role of the witcher, since the actor announced leave the series in favor of Liam Hemsworth. He also expressed himself on the reasons for his departure.
#17 The Fall of the House Usher (Netflix)
With The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass and The Midnight Club, Mike Flanagan went to both imposed as one of the most exciting craftsmen of contemporary horror and one of Netflix`s most loyal collaborators. After two seasons of The Haunting, Flanagan will return in 2023 with a new haunted house, in an adaptation of the cult novel by legendary Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of House Usher. We hope that the showrunner and director will be able to delight us with an ever-so-elegant staging, and a subtle meta-textual dialogue with the classic directed by Roger Corman, released in 1960, with Vincent Price in the lead role.The series is likely to be released in October or November 2023.
#18 Dune, second part – Denis Villeneuve (wARNER bROS.)
After the huge critical and public success of the first part of Dune in 2021, Denis Villeneuve invites you to return to Arakis from November 1, 2023. A second part that promises to be extremely promising, sincethe cast is expanding with other big names: Florence Pugh, Christopher Walker and Léa Seydoux.It must be said that the prospect of discovering Walker in the role of Emperor Shaddam IV Corrino is particularly attractive! And we count on the immense talent of the filmmaker of Incendies, Prisoners and Premier Contact for us é Also note that a spin-off series, titledDune: The Sisterhood and produced by HBO, centered on the Order of the Bene Gesserit, should also be released in 2023.
#19 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (Square Enix)
Three years after Final Fantasy VII Remake,Cloud fans will be able to follow the rest of his adventures in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, second of the three parts that will count this adaptation of the classic of PlayStation 2 and Square Enix. A trailer released in June 2022 promised a release of the game for Winter 2023. With bad news at; the key !
#20 Alien (Disney+)
One of the greatest cinematographic saga of all time, Alien will be released in 2023 as a TV series for Disney+ . For the moment, we do not know much about this new series produced by Ridley Scott, except that it will be directed by Noah Hawley, at the end of 2018. which we owe among others the excellent series Fargo and Legion, that it will focus above all on the Weyland-Yutani Corporation, and that its action will mainly take place on Earth. If the series could therefore become a prequel, given the pleasant surprise that Disney+ has reserved for us with Prey (spin-off of Predator ) and Hawley's talent as showrunner, we can hope for a very good series. We'll be sure to let you know its release date when it's revealed!
#21 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – season 3 (Ufotable)
If the MAPPA studio is likely to dominate the market; of Japanese animation in 2023, it will obviously not be the only studio to Indeed, after the excellent season 2 of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, we should discover in 2023 the new season of the adaptation of Koyoharu Gotōge's manga. This new season, still produced by studio ufotable, should adaptthe Blacksmiths Village arc.
#22 Star Wars: Ahsoka (diSNEY+)
Cash Among Star Wars fans most beloved characters, Ahsoka Tano has made a most notable appearance in the live-action series The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, in which she is played by Rosario Dawson.The actress will return as the character in 2023, in a series ;rie which will tell the story of the search for Ezra Bridger, following agrave; the conclusion of Star Wars Rebels. The series is all the more awaited as it will sign the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Anakin Skywalker, after the series Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi in 2022. A first image of the series, full of nostalgia, was aired a few months ago.
#23 The Boys (Amazon Prime Video)
Often cited among the best series on Amazon Prime Video, the adaptation of the cult comics by Garth Ennis (Preacher, Hellblazer) should return towards the end of 2023, according to the predictions of the very serious Hollywood media Entertainment Weekly. As a reminder, the filming of season 4 has started; on August 22, 2022. Also note that the spin-off ofThe Boys, titledGen V,centered about the Godolkin University School of Crime Fighting, created by Vought International,is also slated for release in 2023, and should be released before season 4. We are can't wait!
#24 Jujutsu Kaisen – season 2 (MAPPA)
After an excellent first season which made the event in 2020, and the film Jujutsu Kaisen 0 >, the manga adaptation by Gege Akatumi will return in 2023. Still produced by MAPPA, this season 2 will notably adapt the Shibuya Arc, one of the most exciting arcs in manga.As usual with the studio, we are expecting a season rich in twists and turns, with truly exceptional animation. For now, we don't have an official release date, except for the assurance that it will be released in 2023.
#25 Killers of the Flower Moon – Martin Scorsese (AppleTV+)
Four years after the monumental The Irishman on Netflix, the legendary Martin Scorsese will find his two actors fetishes, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, for another meeting of the legends, with Killers of the Flower Moon. Adapted from a book-report by David Grann, the film will be the first western from the director of Goodfellas and Casino, and will tell the long massacre of a community Native American culture by wealth-hungry settlers. Produced by Apple, the film will therefore be released on AppleTV+ in 2023, and will also be present in certain territories in cinemas.
#26 Disappointment Blvd. – Ari Aster (A24)
< strong>Ari Aster is one of the new thinkers in horror cinema, alongside Jordan Peele (Gand Out, Us, NOPE.), Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse) and Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House). After two masterpieces (Heritage, Midsommar), the American filmmaker ;rican will return in 2023 with Disappointment Blvd., still produced by A24. Scheduled for 2023, the screenplay remains very mysterious (we only know that it will take place over several decades, and that its main character will be one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time ).We also know that the awesome Joaquin Phoenix (Gladiator, Joker) will be the main star of the film.
#27 Napoleon – Ridley Scott (AppleTV+)
If the 2010s will have deeply divided fans of the gigantic Ridley Scott,the year 2021 will have marked; his return to the limelight, with the excellent series of SF Raised By Wolves, produced by HBO(of which he directed the first two episodes), and the excellent film The Last Duel, for which the director of Kingdom of Heaven returned to; the epic medieval fresco. AppleTV+ has had plenty of flair in producing Sir Ridley Scott Napoleon's next great epic, which will mark the reunion between the filmmakers and Joaquin Phoenix, 23 years later. s Gladiator. Especially since the film experienced a real acclaim after the test screenings, with some viewers not hesitating to call it a “masterpiece“. We can't wait!
#28 Ferrari – Michael Mann (STX)
The cult director of Heat and Miami Vice returns with a new film, Ferrari, eight years after the excellent Hackers. For the occasion, Michael Mann (who we recently found in the excellent series Tokyo Vice for HBO Max) enlisted Adam Driver (Star Wars, Quiet, The Last Duel), which confirms that he is one of the most talented actors of his generation. The cast of the film, which will tell the life of the creator of the famous brand of cars, is complete; by Penelope Cruz (Volver, Cartel) and Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies). We are burning with impatience to discover the new film by one of the most talented directors of Hollywood cinema!
#29 Attack on Titan – final season, part 3 (MAPPA)
We told you: the year 2023 will be the year MAPPA. The Japanese studio will indeed release several great series, including the conclusion of Attack on Titan, one of the greatest anime of the last 20 years strong>. Part 2 of Season 4 ended with the launch of the Grand Terrassement. We expect a final season as intense as possible, both in terms of clashes and relationships between the characters. Expected release in 2023, no specific date yet.
#30 Fallout (Amazon Prime Video)
After the disappointment of the cancellation of the excellent Westworld series, the return of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for a new series is excellent news. And not for just any series, since it is an adaptation of the video game saga Fallout, the classic from Bethesda (The Elder Scrolls), for Amazon Prime Video. Especially since Lisa Joy promises a “crazy, fun and mind-bending adventure like no series before“.For the moment without an official release date, the series should be released at priori in 2023 – a first image has recently been released. unveiled.
BONUS – Kimi-tachi wa dō ikiru ka? – Hayao Miyazaki (Ghibli)
Ten years after the much underrated The Wind Rises, Hayao Miyazaki is set to be released in 2023 his twelfth feature film, Kimi-tachi wa dō ikiru ka? (in French, How do you live?< /em>). Highly anticipated by fans of the giant of Japanese animation cinema, the film could well be his last. As usual, we expect a film full of poetry, which should make many tears flow. Recently, producer Naoya Fujimaki confided; that the film could be released at summer 2023 in Japan. However, there is little chance that it will be released in France in 2023, rather in 2024. Hope!
Honourable Mentions: Indiana Jones 5 (June 26, 2023), Marvel Series Secret Invasion, the series Star Wars: The Acolyte, The Killer by David Fincher (whose information is still awaited), the season 2 of Peacemaker, The Flash, Aquaman and the Last Kingdom or even volume 42 of Berserk < /em>by Kentaro Miura.
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