Here Are The Highly Anticipated Movies Coming To The Screen In 2024

From a new animated fave to a heart-wrenching musical reimagination

Coming off the Barbie and Oppenheimer high, we’re excited for more quotable movie moments in 2024. Thanks to the previews, we have quite a few moments to look forward to. 

Film and television consumption has gone into overdrive after dealing with the 2023 writer’s strike. With various streaming outlets and platforms, a stack of promising content is coming to our screens this year. 

From the reimagined Mean Girls film to the action-packed new MCU franchise film. This year, we hope to find new memes from each of these films that inspire us and speak to our inner child. Check out the latest movies coming to the big screen this year.

Mean Girls (January 12, 2024)

After 20 years, Mean Girls still has a massive impact on pop culture, from wearing pink on Wednesdays to the iconic fistfight in the school. We’re finally getting a musical adaptation of Tina Fey’s classic film and couldn’t be more excited. With a Zillennial take on the film, there’s no doubt we will have new moments that take over our timelines and For You Pages. 

Madame Web (February 14, 2024)

For those invested in the MCU franchise, Madame Web is the next mutant we’re eyeing. A young woman shows signs of clairvoyance and teams up with three other women to fight the evil coming to kill them. 

Bob Marley: One Love (February 14, 2024)

For those unfamiliar with the story of Bob Marley, old and new fans get a glimpse into who the singer-songwriter truly was. We get a front-row seat of his music, activism, and worldwide impact that touches the next generation. 

Dune: Part Two (March 1, 2024)

The Dune universe is back for more infamous X (formerly known as Twitter) discourse across the timeline. We’re back with our beloved dream team coming back to save the universe and unite with their loved ones before it’s too late. 

Kung Fu Panda 4 (March 8, 2024)

Po is entering his mentorship era as he gears up to retire from being the Dragon Warrior and is now headed to being a spiritual leader. Through his new journey, he must fight a shape-shifting sorceress to save his fellow villagers. 

Challengers (April 26, 2024)

Zendaya takes on a new role as Tashi Donaldson, a tennis coach who transforms her husband’s performance on the court. Now that he’s on the top of his game, he has to face his former best friend and Tashi’s former lover in the championship, leading to a hot and steamy tension between the characters. 

Inside Out 2 (June 14, 2024)

The gang of Riley’s emotions are back on the scene as they embark on Riley becoming a teenager who welcomes new emotions. From anxiety to romance, we get to see the new changes young teens encounter when entering the transition from childhood to evolving teenagers. 

Wicked: Part One (November 27, 2024)

For those obsessed with musicals, Wicked is on its way to becoming an epic holiday movie filled with music, drama, and memorable looks. Starring songbirds Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, we will see the vocal agility these two were born within this new film. 

About the Author: Kenyatta Victoria is the lead writer for Essence GU, working on all things pop culture, politics, entertainment and business. Throughout her time at GU, she’s garnered devoted readers and specializes in the Zillennial point of view. 

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