New movie release dates: everything you need to know (newly updated)

Stuck in limbo awaiting the arrival of your favourite films? Well, we've rounded up all the new blockbuster release dates in one place.

Stretching from 2023 to 2031, here's how your movie calendar is shaping up. (The following dates are subject to regular changes owing to the shifting release schedule. UK and Ireland release dates are accurate at the time of publication, as per the Film Distributors' Association. Certain dates indicate US releasing where UK has not yet been confirmed.)

  • 17th November 2023 – The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
  • 8th December 2023 – Wonka
  • 26th December 2023 – Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  • 1st March 2024 – Dune: Part II
  • 28th June 2024 – A Quiet Place: Day One
  • 3rd July 2024 – Despicable Me 4
  • 26th July 2024 – Deadpool 3
  • 16th August 2024 – Untitled Alien movie
  • 20th December 2024 – Mufasa: The Lion King
  • 14th February 2025 – Captain America: Brave New World
  • 2nd May 2025 – Fantastic Four
  • 23rd May 2025 – Mission: Impossible 8
  • 27th June 2025 – Moana live-action remake
  • 25th July 2025 – Thunderbolts
  • 7th November 2025 – Blade
  • 19th December 2025 – Avatar 3
  • 1st May 2026 – Avengers: The Kang Dynasty
  • 22nd May 2026 – Untitled Star Wars movie
  • 18th December 2026 – Untitled Star Wars movie
  • 7th May 2027 – Avengers: Secret Wars
  • 17th December 2027 – Untitled Star Wars movie
  • 21st December 2029 – Avatar 4
  • 19th December 2031 – Avatar 5

And here's a breakdown of each individual movie in greater detail.

1. The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Discover the origin story of Panem's ruthless and dictatorial President Snow in the prequel to the Hunger Games franchise. Tom Blyth plays the young Coriolanus Snow in a movie that dramatises the dark beginnings of the Hunger Games contest. Rachel Zegler, Octavia Spencer and Peter Dinklage co-star.

2. Wonka

Dune star Timotheé Chalamet transports us into a world of pure imagination in this Willy Wonka prequel movie. We'll discover the origins of the beloved Roald Dahl character in this sure-to-be-magical movie from Paddington director Paul King.

3. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

The final instalment of the DC Universe, prior to its reboot at the hands of creative chief James Gunn, reunites us with Jason Momoa's titular hero. Many familiar faces return including Amber Heard's Mera and Patrick Wilson's Orm.

4. Dune: Part Two

Denis Villeneuve's staggering two-part adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic novel reaches its dramatic conclusion. Timotheé Chalamet's tenacious Paul Atreides must reckon with the villainous Harkonnens as the likes of Austin Butler, Florence Pugh and Christopher Walken join the teeming ensemble.


5. A Quiet Place: Day One

Discover the origins of the dreaded, hearing-sensitive monsters in this prequel to the hit A Quiet Place series. Pig filmmaker Michael Sarnoski steers an excellent cast led by Lupita Nyong'o while series staples Millicent Simmonds and Djimon Hounsou make appearances. Series instigator John Krasinski takes a story and producing credit.

6. Despicable Me 4

7. Deadpool 3

If you thought Hugh Jackman's Wolverine was done after the tragic events of 2017's Logan, think again. The adamantium superhero now pairs with Ryan Gosling's mouthy Deadpool in a movie that will no doubt riff on the two stars' bickering social media rivalry.

8. Untitled Alien movie

9. Mufasa: The Lion King

10. Captain America: Brave New World

11. Blade

12. Fantastic Four

13. Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part Two

Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt continues his search for the all-powerful A.I. known as the entity in the sequel to the breathless Dead Reckoning - Part One. How will Cruise and writer-director Christopher McQuarrie top the awesome and vertiginous train climax from the previous movie? We'll soon find out.

14. Moana live-action remake

15. Thunderbolts

16. Blade

17. Avatar 3

18.  Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

19. Untitled Star Wars movie

20. Untitled Star Wars movie

21. Avengers: Secret Wars

22. Untitled Star Wars movie

23. Avatar 4

24. Avatar 5


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