Sci Fi Movies: 2017 #RRSciFiMonth

Posted On 10 November 2016

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For the month of November Rinn Reads and Over the Effing Rainbow host a wonderful event called Sci Fi 2016 in which we celebrate all things sci fi.  Check out the details here and come and join the fun.

Today I’m looking at : Films coming out in 2017.  Hopefully the dates are correct but I guess they’re open to change.  Anyhow, here are a few of the goodies we can look forward to in 2017:

Logan – Due out March 2017

Set in the future, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation led by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan’s healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier’s Alzheimer’s forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.

A little more Wolverine can’t hurt!

 

Ghost in the Shell – Due out March 2017

Starring Scarlett Johansson: A cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol II – due out April 2017

Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

Oh yes!  I can’t wait for this one.

Chris Pratt, Michael Rooker, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, and Karen Gillan.

Look closely at the picture below and you’ll find a teeny-tiny Groot:

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Life – Due Out May 2017

Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism – the first example of life beyond Earth.

Starring Rebecca Ferguson,  Jake Gyllenhaal,  Ryan Reynolds

First impression: Looks as though this might bear a few similarities to Alien but we’ll see.

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The Dark Tower – due out July 2017

Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey,  Idris Elba,  Katheryn Winnick.  

Looks like I better catch up with reading the books then – quickly!

 

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – Due out July 2017

Time-traveling agent Valerian is sent to investigate a galactic empire, along with his partner Laureline.

Starring: Cara Delevingne,  Ethan Hawke,  John Goodman

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War for the Planet of the Apes – Due out July 2017

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Starring; Woody Harrelson,  Judy Greer,  Andy Serkis

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Alien: Covenant – Due out August 2017

The crew of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think is an uncharted paradise, but it is actually a dark, dangerous world, whose sole inhabitant is the synthetic David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Starring:  Michael Fassbender,  Noomi Rapace,  Katherine Waterston

I’m not going to lie – I wasn’t a fan of Prometheus but I’m still on board to watch this.

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Blade Runner 2049 – Due out October 2017

I couldn’t find out too much about this one:

Starring: Mackenzie Davis,  Ana de Armas,  Jared Leto, Ryan Gosling.  Possibly with Harrison Ford reprising his role as Rick Deckard.

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Star Wars: Episode VIII – Due out December 2017

Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.  I’m very much anticipating this one.

Starring: Daisy Ridley,  Domhnall Gleeson,  Oscar Isaac and Mark Hamill

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Inversion – Due out 2017

The Earth gradually loses her gravity. A Chinese scientist and an american street-man trying to stop the chaos.

Starring: Travis Fimmel,  Samuel L. Jackson,  Yifei Liu

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(Information found at IMDB and correct at time of article)

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23 Responses to “Sci Fi Movies: 2017 #RRSciFiMonth”

  1. Birdie

    I can’t wait for Guardians of the Galaxy 2! I was excited to see Michael Rooker.

    I also am ready for Dark Tower!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, Guardians can’t come soon enough! Loved the first film.
      Lynn 😀

  2. jessicabookworm

    I am really looking forward to Logan, Guardians of the Galaxy II and Star Wars episode VIII. I loved The Dark Tower books, but some of the casting and production choices in the film have left me feeling meh…so sadly won’t be rushing out to see it. Meanwhile, I didn’t know there was going to be another Alien film that’s exciting and I really hope Blade Runner 2049 is a sequel not a remake; the original is too good for that 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think, from what I read, that the Blade Runner film is a sequel. There was no info on the story but it supposedly ties in with the first.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Oh my goodness! 2017 is going to be a happily busy year for SF on the big screen!
    This is the first time I hear about “Valerian” and if it’s as gorgeous as the image you posted, it’s going to be a great experience. And…. Baby Groot… YESSSSS! 😀
    (thank you for pointing him out, otherwise I might have missed him…)

  4. Greg

    Blade Runner 2049 and Star Wars are the big ones for me, although Guardians Vol. 2 might be fun too. If nothing else I want to hear the mixtape. 🙂 And if Yondu and Nebula join that could be fun. Valerian looks interesting but I hated Lucy, so I’m never sure what I’m getting with Luc Besson.

    Great list, looks like an awesome SF year!

    http://gregsbookhaven.blogspot.com/

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, and 2018 looks pretty good too – I only saw a few on the list but Ready Player One stood out immediately!
      Lynn 😀

  5. sjhigbee

    What a great crop of films! I love the sound of Life and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. thank you for sharing:). I, too, am Groot, btw…

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I have to say, Logan looks sweet. And I wasn’t that big a fan of Prometheus either, but yeah sign me up to watch more Alien movies. And Star Wars is definitely a YES!

  7. Avada Kedavra

    Excited for all these movies. Didn’t know Alien movie was coming.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, some good films on the list I think – plenty to look forward to.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Danya @ Fine Print

    The Dark Tower! Ahhhhhhh!!!! I need it in my life. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I’m going to have to dive in and read these books now because I like to read the books first! Ahhhh, so far behind – with everything!
      Lynn 😀

  9. Rinn

    Wow I wasn’t even aware of some of these, or that some of them were coming out already, so thanks for this list! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      There’s a few good ones for 2018 too – Ready Player One springs immediately to mind.
      Lynn 😀

  10. Lisa (@EffingRainbow)

    STAR WARS!! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know!! I’ve just watched the last film again – purely in preparation.
      Lynn 😀

  11. VayneLine

    Randomly found your site, I am a new scifi author so checking whats out there.

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