Warner Bros. Pictures has released its jam-packed, epic movie schedule for the year.
2024 is the year of the dragon, so it makes total sense that the movie line-up is #FIRE.
With Dune: Part Two, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, and Joker: Folie Á Deux leading the queue, Warner Bros. has a big year of cinematic masterpieces ahead of it.
Following the Footsteps of 2023
In 2023, the studio made waves with spectacular movies that hit the mark on a global scale. One of the most notable ones is Wonka, a now-beloved prequel to Roald Dahl's classic. The story continues to inspire moviegoers revisit a world of pure (chocolate) imagination, and has surpassed $500 million at the global box office in less than two months after its premiere.
If Wonka was the king of 2023, Barbie was the queen. Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s homage to the classic doll painted the world pink to the tune of $1.4 billion. Oh, and it certainly pulled our heartstrings like a fiddle covered in glitter.
Box Office Hits in the Making
On January 8, Encore Films, through Warner Bros. Pictures, released Studio Ghibli’s The Boy and the Heron, the first Hayao Miyazaki film to be shown on the big screen in the Philippines. The film recently won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature and is one of the frontrunners for the Academy Award in the same category.
Check out what else Warner Bros. Pictures has in store for 2024!
1. TOKYO REVENGERS 2: BLOODY HALLOWEEN - DESTINY (opened January 17)
From the manga series, this gangster story stars Takumi Kitamura as Takemichi, who goes back in time to his school days to stop the gang who killed his girlfriend.
2. DUNE: PART ONE Re-Issue (February 7, select IMAX locations)
A mythic and emotionally-charged hero’s journey, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides—a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding—who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence – a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential – only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
3. Tokyo Revengers 2: Bloody Halloween - Decisive Battle (February 7)
The intense battle between former friends, which poses a threat to the collapse of Tokyo Manji Gang, has finally begun. Mikey sets out to bring back Baji, who has defected to the enemy, Valhalla. Kazutora, who remains with Valhalla, aims to crush Tokyo Manji Gang and kill Mikey. The tragic past that tore apart the founding members of Tokyo Manji Gang and broke the bonds between the former comrades comes to light. Embracing their respective convictions, will Takemichi be able to prevent the worst outcome and create a brighter future? And can he once again save Hinata and the future of his friends?
4. DUNE: Part 2 (February 28)
Dune: Part Two will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Dave Bautista, Christopher Walken, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem
5. The Color Purple (March 6, SM exclusive)
Produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders, and Quincy Jones, “The Color Purple” is a bold new take on the classic story of love and resilience, adapted from the beloved novel and the Broadway musical. Torn apart from her sister and her children, Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately learns to find extraordinary strength in the unbreakable bonds of a new kind of sisterhood. Directed by Blitz Bazawule. Stars Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, Gabriella Wilson “H.E.R.”, Halle Bailey, Fantasia Barrino.
6. Spy X Family Code: White (March 13)
Loid Forger (Takuya Eguchi), codenamed Twilight, receives an order to step down from Operation Strix. To keep his assignment and continue with his mission, Loid helps Anya (Atsumi Tanezaki) win a cooking competition at Eden Academy by making the principal’s favorite pastry. To perfect the recipe, the Forgers travel to the pastry’s origin, where they unintentionally set off a series of events that could threaten world peace.
7. Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire (March 30)
The epic battle continues! Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse follows up the explosive showdown of Godzilla vs. Kong with an all-new adventure that pits the almighty Kong and the fearsome Godzilla against a colossal undiscovered threat hidden within our world, challenging their very existence – and our own. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire delves further into the histories of these Titans and their origins, as well as the mysteries of Skull Island and beyond, while uncovering the mythic battle that helped forge these extraordinary beings and tied them to humankind forever. Directed by Adam Wingard. Stars Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Dan Stevens, Kaylee Hottle, Alex Ferns, Fala Chen.
8. Challengers (April 24, Ayala exclusive)
From visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagnino, “Challengers” stars Zendaya as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to a champion on a losing streak (Mike Faist), Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick (Josh O’Connor) – his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend. As their pasts and presents collide, and tensions run high, Tashi must ask herself, what will it cost to win.
9. Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (May 22)
As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home. Directed by George Miller. Stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Alyla Browne, Tom Burke.
Other Exciting Warner Bros. Titles to Look Forward To
THE WATCHERS (June 5)
COMPANION (July 10)
TWISTERS (July 17)
TRAP (July 31)
BEETLEJUICE 2 (September 4)
JOKER: FOLIE Á DEUX (October 2)
ALTO KNIGHTS (November 13)
RED ONE (November 13)
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE WAR OF ROHIRRIM (December 13)
SOURCE: WARNER BROS. PICTURES PRESS RELEASE