The Most Anticipated Movies & Series in 2023

Jack Reynolds

As 2022 ends with a box office hit like Avatar: The Way of Water, what movies and series should West Ottawa students be most looking forward to next year? Before the most anticipated movie and series are revealed, here are some honorable mentions.

   Let’s begin with movies. Although Avatar: The Way of Water was released on December 16 of last year, a lot of students here at WO have said that they are excited to see it. Additionally, movies such as M3GAN (pronounced “Megan”; January 6) have been widely mentioned, along with the live-action remake of the Disney classic Little Mermaid, the highly anticipated second addition to the Oscar winning animated film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and the film inspired by the beloved video game The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Notable movie mentions that students have also said they are excited to see are Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (February 17), Creed III (March 3), Dune: Part Two (November 3), Oppenheimer (July 21), How Do You Live? (July 14), Community (2023), and After Everything (2023). 

   With the rise of at-home streaming platforms, TV shows have been dropping and fans are eager to sit down on their couch and binge watch—2023 is no exception. The streaming platform Netfix has been raking in viewers and revenue as they keep dropping hit series that have captured audiences’ hearts around the world. Students are especially excited to see the second season of the coming-of-age series Heartstopper (2023) and the fifth and final season of the hit-show Stranger Things (2023). Notable TV-shows mentions that students have also commented are the second season of Loki (2023), the third season of Ted Lasso (2023), the second season of Ginny & Georgia (January 5), the second season of Squid Games (2023), the debut of Daisy Jones & The Six (March 3), the second season of Good Omens (2023), and the debut of Lockwood & Co. (January 27). 

   With all of this said, it’s time to reveal the most anticipated movie and TV-show that WO students here are most excited about. To begin, the movies. Now a lot of you are familiar with the kid toy Barbie. But in this upcoming movie starring A-list actors and actresses comes a live action version of the cherished kids toy Barbie starring Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu, and Will Ferrell, among many others. The film is set to be released in theatres on July 21. The teaser trailer was dropped showing Robbie and Gosling in their character Barbie and Ken as they smile for the camera. Now onto the TV-show. Here’s some hints: teen drama, has two seasons, Pogue teenagers, and treasure. Still can’t figure it out? That’s okay. It’s the third season of Outer Banks. The beloved TV-show is making a comeback. Netflix made the official annoucnment on January 3 with a poster and the caption that reads “Nothing to lose.” The returing TV-show is set to be released on February 23.