If you’re of the opinion that sequels, remakes and adaptations are damaging the level of creativity in Hollywood, then you might think the outlook for movies in 2017 is somewhat bleak. It’s true that major studios are relying ever more heavily on known quantities, whether that’s the latest installment of an existing cinematic franchise, or a new take on a beloved written work. But as far as we’re concerned, all that really matters is the quality of the finished product — and there’s no shortage of invention and imagination out there right now.
So while 2017’s film roster is filled with familiar names (and an awful lot of superheroes), we can’t help but get excited about what’s on offer. Here are just a few upcoming releases we can’t wait to watch.
1. T2: Trainspotting
Just missing out on the 20th anniversary slot, the long-awaited sequel to Danny Boyle‘s 1996 classic lands early in March. Based on Irvine Welsh‘s sequel novel Porno, the film will reunite Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle. Kelly MacDonald and Shirley Henderson will also reprise their roles from the original. Expect copious amounts of drugs, swearing, violence and, we would hope, a 1990s Britpop nostalgia soundtrack.