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2017 Highly Anticipated Movies

Pramod Mamillapalli, online editor

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If you thought last year was a big year for movies, which it was, 2017 has whole lot more for us in the movie department. Many sequels and movies we have all been waiting for will be released, louring in many moviegoers to the theaters. Ranging from Cars 3 to John Wick: Chapter 2, there are going to be movies for all ages to enjoy. Here is a list of some highly anticipated movies of 2017:

Transformers: The Last Night
The movie starts off where they left off in Transformers: Age of Extinction. After leaving Earth to go on a quest to find his creators, Optimus Prime returns. The movie follows Cade Yeager, played by Mark Wahlberg, who is a single father and a struggling inventor.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, no pirate is safe. After escaping from the Devil’s Triangle, Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem, is determined to kill every pirate at sea, including Sparrow. Captain Jack Sparrow’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Star Wars: Episode VIII
These past couple of years have been really great for Star Wars fans all over the world. As the ninth installment in the Star Wars franchise, the movie will start off where they left off in Episode VII, with Luke Skywalker and Rey meeting for the first time. Not much is known about the plot of this episode, but Star Wars loves to keep their fans waiting with excitement.

Wonder Woman
This is definitely a good year for Marvel and DC Comics with some great superhero movies coming out, including Wonder Woman, which is about Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot, leaving her all-girl island to explore the world. She ends up fighting alongside soldiers in WWI, and becomes a hero.

The Fate of the Furious
The Fate of the Furious is the eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. After everyone has parted ways, starting a life on their own, things seems to be going well for everyone. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom, played by Vin Diesel, back into the world of crime, the crew will face trials that will test them as never before.


If it just so happens that none of those movies interest you, here is another list of 2017 movies that you might enjoy:

Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2


Justice League

Kong: Skull Island

Alien: Covenant

Thor: Ragnarok

Spider-Man: Homecoming

John Wick: Chapter 2

The Lego Batman Movie

Beauty and the Beast (live action)

XXX: Return of Xander Cage

War of the Planet of the Apes

The Dark Tower

Power Rangers

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The Mummy


Ghost in the Shell

World War Z 2

Saw Legacy

Boss Baby

Insidious: Chapter 4

Cars 3

Despicable Me 3

The Emoji Movie

There are so many more movies being released this year, so feel free to check them out!






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Pramod Mamillapalli is a senior at South Lakes High School. This is his fourth year working for the school newspaper. He loves to write and really loves...

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