Disney and Marvel Top Big Ticket Blockbusters in 2017

This year promises many anticipated movies for all. For those interested in film, prepare now to have empty wallets and get ready to make popcorn its own food category  as these movies get released one by one.

For anyone who is a Walt Disney fan, Disney will release a live-action version of the classic film “Beauty and the Beast” on March 17. Belle, the movie’s main character, is portrayed by Emma Watson. Just like in the classic tale, an outcast in her own village, Belle dreams of adventures like those she reads about in her books. Soon her dream comes true when she has to rescue her father who has been taken prisoner in an enchanted castle where the Beast, portrayed by Dan Stevens, resides. In order to save her father, she takes his place as prisoner. As Belle and the Beast fall in love, Belle begins to realize that there is more to the intimidating creature than meets the eye..

Marvel fans should be excited for “Thor: Ragnarok.” While there is not much yet known about the film, rumor has it that Thor becomes imprisoned without his hammer and will face the Hulk in battle while trying to save the world from Marvel villain Hela , Following the Avengers franchise, this new addition will once again include Chris Hemsworth as Thor, as well as a slew of other actors reprising their roles as Marvel characters, including Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), and Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange).  The movie is set to release on Nov. 3.

Another much-anticipated film from the Marvel world is “Spiderman: Homecoming,” set to release July 7. Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, got a taste fighting with the Avengers in “Captain America: Civil War” and now has returned home, while still under the watchful eye of Tony Stark. Now Parker must juggle his every day and superhero lives. Eventually his life as a superhero affects his normal life when a villain named Vulture  attacks and threatens everything that Parker loves.

Of course, there will be plenty more movies that are set to hit theaters this year. Others include “World War Z 2” on June 9, “Despicable Me 3”  on June 30, “Saw: Legacy” on Oct. 27, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”  on Dec. 15, and “Pitch Perfect 3” on Dec. 22. Coincidently, a majority of the anticipated films this year are sequels. Theatergoers will have to wait and see if these installments measure up to their original counterparts.

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