MOST ANTICIPATED POP CULTURE MOVIES OF 2023 – the Grue-Crew Share Their Top 10 Favorite Upcoming Films

Welcome to HEROES & DROIDS, your guide to movies and TV shows about Superheroes, Sci-Fi, Disney, and Action. From Marvel to DC, from Star Wars to Star Trek, From James Bond to the Fast and the Furious, we will discuss the theatrical films and streaming delights you care about most!

Join your hosts:

  • Doc Rotten
  • The SLATTMAN, Christopher Slattery
  • Podcasting Rock Star and International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson
  • Award-winning Filmmaker, Christopher G. Moore

MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIES OF 2023

THE SLATTMAN, Christopher Slattery

Honorable Mentions: Evil Dead Rise – I know, wrong podcast, but it’s in my top 3 of all movies for the year. Meg 2 – first one was a “turn off your brain” fun shark movie, hope the second one is similar. Kraven the Hunter – Only on here because of the positive very early reception, should be better than Venom 2 and Morbius. Creed III – Trailers look amazing, really like Michael B Jordan. Blue Beetle – DC seems to be at their best when adapting lesser-known characters, so there are higher hopes for this movie than other DC projects. Not expecting this to come out this year, though.

  • 65 – Dinosaurs + Adam Driver + Alien vibes, enough said
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 – Amazing action choreography, should be a blast to watch
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 3 – Gunn has a great track record with this franchise, can it overcome the “trilogy finale curse”?
  • The Marvels – LOVED Ms Marvel, like Brie as Captain Marvel, should be fun
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – JONATHAN MAJORS, trailers look great, still worried about the “trilogy finale curse,” though
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie – This movie looks better and better with every trailer released
  • Wonka – Probably the most intriguing movie we know very little about. Good cast, interesting concept, photos released so far make it look good
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves – I don’t have high hopes about this movie being “amazing,” but the trailers make it look super fun, and super fun is all I want from a D&D movie.
  • Dune: Part Two – Part One has really grown on me, and is a movie that has only gotten better over time. Considering how much love and care Villeneuve put into Part One, it’s hard to not think the same won’t be put into Part Two
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – The first Spider-Verse movie is my favorite Spider-Man movie ever made, and I consider it to be an animation masterpiece, and Spider-Man is my favorite super hero of all time. As the trailers have been very promising for this follow up, it seems like Sony Pictures Animation might be able to capture lightning in a bottle twice

THE COSPLAY QUEEN, Vanessa

  • 10 The Marvels
  • 9 Dungeons and Dragons Honor Among Thieves
  • 8 The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • 7 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part 1
  • 6 Dune Part Two
  • 5 Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania
  • 4 Barbie
  • 3 Ghostbusters Afterlife 2
  • 2 65
  • 1 Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Honorable Mentions: Evil Dead Rise, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Creed III, Meg 2, Haunted Mansion

AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER, Christopher G. Moore

Honorable Mentions: Shazam!, MI: Dead Reckoning, Wonka, Elemental, D&D, Marvels, Precilla

  • 10 Asteroid City
  • 9 The Killer
  • 8 Barbie
  • 7 Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • 6 The Flash
  • 5 The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • 4 Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse
  • 3 Ant-man and the Wasp Quantumania
  • 2 John Wick Chapter 4
  • 1 Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3

PODCAST HOST, Doc Rotten

Honorable Mentions: The Flash, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Creed III, Dune Part Two, 65, D&D Honor Among Thieves

  • 10 THE MARVELS (7/28)
  • 9 SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS (3/17)
  • 8 AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM (12/25)
  • 7 BARBIE (7/21)
  • 6 THE SUPER MARIO BROS. MOVIE (4/7)
  • 5 SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Part 1 (6/2)
  • 4 WONKA (12/15)
  • 3 JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 (3/24)
  • 2 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 3 (5/5)
  • 1 ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA (2/17)

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.