Upcoming movies: The most exciting new films coming in 2024

Timothee Chalamet as Paul in Dune: Part Two
(Image credit: Warner Bros)

2024 is in full swing, and there are plenty of upcoming movies to be getting excited about. From the highly anticipated Dune: Part Two to Joker: Folie à Deux, this year is loaded with epic blockbusters, which means you'll be busy at the theater.

We've rounded up the most exciting of 2024's upcoming movies, including release dates and what you need to know about each movie. Next up is Madame Web, while the next few months bring the likes of Love Lies Bleeding, Godzilla x Kong, and Rebel Moon: Part Two.  

For even more, you can check out our guides to all the upcoming movie release dates and new TV shows.

Madame Web

Dakota Johnson in Madame Web

(Image credit: Sony)

Release date: February 14

Starring Adam Scott, Sydney Sweeney, Tahar Rahim, and Dakota Johnson, Madame Web centers on New York-based paramedic Cassandra Web, whose clairvoyant abilities allow her to see into the "spider world". When three young women with web-slinging abilities are threatened by a seemingly ruthless killer named Ezekiel Sims, Cassandra must use her powers to keep the trio safe. S.J. Clarkson directs.

Dune: Part Two

Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in Dune: Part Two

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Release date: March 1 [US], March 15 [UK]

We're going back to Arrakis. Timothée Chalamet returns as Paul, who's teamed up with Chani (Zendaya) and the Fremen to prevent a terrible future, all the while trying to wreak revenge on the people responsible for the murder of his family. Chalamet will be joined by returning cast members Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, and Dave Bautista, along with newcomers Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, and Léa Seydoux.

The film was originally due out on November 3, 2023, but has been pushed back amid strikes.

Love Lies Bleeding

Love Lies Bleeding

(Image credit: A24)

Release date: March 8 [US], April 19 [UK]

Starring Kristen Stewart and The Mandalorian's Katy O'Brian, Rose Glass's follow-up to Saint Maud follows Jackie (O'Brian) who falls for reclusive gym manager Lou (Stewart), as she passes through the latter's town on her way to pursue her bodybuilding dreams in Las Vegas. 

But the loved-up pair's whirlwind romance is soon put to the test when they get caught up in some of Lou's crime family's dangerous affairs. Jena Malone, Anna Baryshnikov, Dave Franco, and Ed Harris, who plays Lou's menacing and murderous father, round out the supporting cast.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Godzilla x Kong

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Release date: March 29

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is the fifth film in the MonsterVerse. It will reunite the titular larger-than-life beasts and see them team up against a hidden danger that  threatens not just them, but the human world, too. 

"The Skar King almost represents an upscaled version of the worst parts of humanity, just as Kong represents some of the best parts of humanity," director Adam Wingard told Total Film of the mysterious villain. "I would say the Skar King is the greatest threat that we’ve seen in these movies. It's really going to take a full team together to bring it down because it’s too big for just one titan!"

The film will star Henry, Dan Stevens, and Rebecca Hall. 

Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver

Rebel Moon

(Image credit: Netflix)

Release date: April 19

We don't know all that much about the second chapter of Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon yet, but according to Ed Skrein, who plays the sinister Admiral Noble, it's going to be a little like Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk... 

"There's a space at the beginning, and then it's going off. And it's really, really going off. And, you know, Return of the King, Lord of the Rings vibes where it's like, 'Okay, we kind of know where they're going.' It's like, 'Alright, now let's just sit back, eat loads of popcorn, and watch it all kickoff.'"

Returning cast members include Sofia Boutella, Fra Fee, and Djimon Hounsou, who are set to reprise their roles as Kora, Regent Balisarius, and Titus alongside Skrein's Noble in the follow-up.


Anya Taylor-Joy as Furiosa in Furiosa

(Image credit: Warner Bros)

Release date: May 24

George Miller is back in the director's chair with Mad Max prequel Furiosa, with Anya Taylor-Joy taking on the title role of Imperator Furiosa – a younger version of the character played by Charlize Theron in Fury Road who finds herself in the hands of a Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Burke are also set to star, but their roles are still being kept under wraps.

A Quiet Place: Day One

John Krasinski in A Quiet Place

(Image credit: Paramount Pictures)

Release date: June 28

The plot of A Quiet Place: Day One may still be under wraps, but we're already getting excited about the spin-off. The cast of the Michael Sarnoski-directed project includes Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, and Alex Wolff. Filming has kicked off on the movie already despite the actors' strike, as it has an interim agreement. Its release has been pushed back a few times already, most recently from March 2024. 

Deadpool 3

Deadpool 3

(Image credit: Marvel/Disney)

Release date: July 26

Ryan Reynolds returns as the Merc with the Mouth in Deadpool 3 – and he's set to be joined by some familiar faces. Namely, Hugh Jackman as Wolverine and Jennifer Garner as Elektra, as these characters join Wade Wilson in making their debut in the MCU. Shawn Levy has taken over as director for the third installment, and The Crown's Emma Corrin and Succession's Matthew Macfadyen have also been cast in undisclosed roles. This release date is expected to change after filming has been paused. 

Kraven the Hunter

Kraven the Hunter

(Image credit: Sony)

Release date: August 30

We were originally supposed to meet Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Sergei Kravinoff in October 2023, but the new Marvel movie is one of several delayed releases. The new movie follows the anti-hero as he sets out to prove he's the greatest hunter in the world. From what we've seen in the trailer, we're expecting one of the most violent takes in the Sony Marvel universe so far. 

Beetlejuice 2

Michael Keaton as Betelgeuse in Beetlejuice

(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Release date: September 6

Everyone's favorite (?) bio-exorcist is set to return from the grave in Beetlejuice 2, a sequel that's been 35 years in the making.  

Despite the plot remaining under wraps, we do know that Wednesday star Jenna Ortega is playing the daughter of Winona Ryder's character from the original, Lydia Deetz, and that Monica Bellucci is set to bring Betelgeuse's wife to life. Other details that have been confirmed are the return of Michael Keaton as the titular ghoulie and Catherine O'Hara as Lydia's mother Delia, Tim Burton being back in the director's chair, and Willem Dafoe and Justin Theroux's casting.

Joker: Folie à Deux 

Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn in Joker 2

(Image credit: Instagram/@toddphillips)

Release date: October 4, 2024

Joaquin Phoenix returns as Arthur Fleck in Joker 2, officially titled Joker: Folie à Deux. This is a French term that translates to "shared madness" and is also used to refer to shared delusional disorder, a psychiatric syndrome in which symptoms of a delusional belief, and sometimes hallucinations, are transferred from one person to another. The title makes more sense when you factor in the addition of Harley Quinn, played by Lady Gaga, a psychiatrist who falls in love with Arthur. Zazie Beetz will reprise her role from the first movie, while Brendan Gleeson and Catherine Keener have joined the cast in undisclosed roles.

Gladiator 2

Russell Crowe in Gladiator

(Image credit: Universal Pictures)

Release date: November 22

The unexpected follow-up to Ridley Scott's epic Gladiator is set to pick up 20 years after the original, and follow will Lucilla's son, Lucius (Paul Mescal). Inspired by Maximus's sacrifice at the end of the first film, Lucius never accepted the role of Caesar, despite it being his birthright, and vowed to carry on the fallen hero's legacy instead.

Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Djimon Hounsou, Joseph Quinn, May Calamawy, Derek Jacobi, and Denzel Washington also feature.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

(Image credit: Paramount)

Release date: December 20

Not much is known about Sonic the Hedgehog 3 just yet, other than the fact that it'll likely see the titular speedster team up with Tails (Colleen O'Shaughnessey) and Knuckles (Idris Elba) for another speed-centered adventure. Ben Schwartz is back one again as Sonic, while James Marsden is geared up to return as the blue hedgehog's human bestie.


The Lion King

(Image credit: Disney)

Release date: December 20

"It's a story told in two different timeframes," Mufasa director Barry Jenkins previously said of the live-action The Lion King follow-up, explaining that it'll chart the rise of Simba's father Mufasa from orphan cub to Pride Rock ruler. 

Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen will reprise their roles as Timon and Pumbaa, respectively, as the meerkat-and-warthog duo and their wise pal Rafiki relay Mufasa's life. The movie, which has already drawn comparisons to The Godfather Part II, will see (or more accurately, hear) Aaron Pierre, who worked with Jenkins on the Emmy-nominated series The Underground Railroad, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. voice Mufasa and Scar, respectively.


Lily-Rose Depp in Nosferatu

(Image credit: Focus Features)

Release date: December 25

Written and directed by Robert Eggers, the filmmaker behind the likes of The Witch, The Lighthouse, and The Northman, Nosferatu is set to offer up a brand new take on the 1922 silent film of the same name. Starring Lily-Rose Depp, Nicholas Hoult, Ralph Ineson, Willem Dafoe, and Bill Skarsgård as the titular bloodsucker, it's set to explore the complicated obsession between a troubled young woman and a terrifying vampire infatuated with her.

For more on what's to come, check out our guide to all the new Marvel movies and shows heading your way soon.

Jack Shepherd
Freelance Journalist

Jack Shepherd is the former Senior Entertainment Editor of GamesRadar. Jack used to work at The Independent as a general culture writer before specializing in TV and film for the likes of GR+, Total Film, SFX, and others. You can now find Jack working as a freelance journalist and editor.

With contributions from