Doc Rotten, Thomas Mariani, and Christopher G. Moore gather to discuss the most anticipated genre films of 2017, taking a look at Sci-fi, Action, and Fantasy films coming out in theaters over the next twelve months. Based on list generated by HNR & DOH hosts, Gruesome Magazine contributors, Patreon supporters, and fans & listeners of Horror News Radio, the list comprises of films we’re all dying to see. The list contains a number of Marvel films from Logan to Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. DC is represented as well with their high profile entry Wonder Woman. Sci-Fi looks back at a genre classic with Blade Runner 2049 and looks toward the future with Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. And then there’s a little ditty known as Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi. Tons to discuss, let the fun begin.
Voted on by HNR Patreon members, the Grue-Crew, and fans hanging out at the HNR Facebook Group, the following list represents the top 10 films that made the final cut. Note: the dates displayed may change before the film makes it to the theater.
10) Baby Driver – 08/11/2017 – d. Edgar Wright
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
09) Blade Runner 2049 – 10/06/2017 – d. Denis Villeneuve
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
08) Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – 07/21/2017 – d. Luc Besson
Time-traveling agent Valerian is sent to investigate a galactic empire, along with his partner Laureline.
07) Kingsman: The Golden Circle – 10/06/2017 – d. Matthew Vaughn
When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with the American agency Statesman to save the world.
06) Wonder Woman – 06/02/20171 – d. Patty Jenkins
An Amazon princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world’s greatest heroes.
05) Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi – 12/15/2017 – d. Rian Johnson
Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
04) Thor: Ragnarok – 11/03/2017 – d. Taika Waititi
Thor must face the Hulk in a gladiator match and save his people from the ruthless Hela.
03) Logan – 03/03/2017 – d. James Mangold
In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.
02) Spider-Man: Homecoming – 07/07/2017 – d. Jon Watts
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Peter Parker attempts to balance his life in high school with his career as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man.
01) Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 – 05/05/2017 – d. James Gunn
Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.