[Podcast] The Most Anticipated Genre Films of 2017 – Episode 10 – HNR Extra

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.

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Episode 10 — The Most Anticipated Genre Films of 2017
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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.

(l to r) Baby (ANSEL ELGORT), Bats (JAMIE FOXX), Darling (EIZA GONZALEZ) and Buddy (JON HAMM) decide on doing the heist in TriStar Pictures’ BABY DRIVER.

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.

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.