2023 Box Office Preview: The Sequels You Won't Want to Miss

After a few years of relative quiet, the box office is set to come back to life in 2023 with a lineup of major sequels that film fans won't want to miss.

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2023 Box Office Preview: The Sequels You Won't Want to Miss

After a few years of relative quiet, the box office is set to come back to life in 2023 with a lineup of major sequels that film fans won't want to miss. First up is "Missing," the sequel to the 2018 thriller "Searching." "Missing" will follow the character June, played by Storm Reid, as she tries to track down her mother and her mother's boyfriend after they go missing in South America.

With high stakes and plenty of cyber-sleuthing, "Missing" is sure to be a must-see when it hits theaters on January 20, 2023. Another highly anticipated sequel is "Magic Mike's Last Dance," which will continue the story of the popular "Magic Mike" trilogy.

In this film, Channing Tatum reprises his role as Mike Lane, a bartender in Miami who is taken to London by Salma Hayek's character to help put on a theatrical show. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, "Magic Mike's Last Dance" is sure to be a hit with fans of the original films.

Michael B. Jordan will also make his directorial debut with "Creed III," which will focus on a contentious friendship between Adonis Creed (played by Jordan) and Damian "Dame" Bonville. With Jordan at the helm, "Creed III" is sure to be a must-see for fans of the "Creed" series.

Sci-fi fans won't want to miss "The Last Planet," a film from the directors of "Avengers: Infinity War" about a group of scientists who discover a hidden planet. And Harrison Ford is set to return as Indiana Jones in "Indiana Jones 5," which will be directed by James Mangold.

Fast and Furious 9

The "Fast and Furious" franchise will also continue with "F9," the ninth film in the series, set to be released in May 2023. The film will feature the return of characters from previous films, and is sure to be a hit with fans of the franchise.

Another highly anticipated sequel is "The Matrix 4," which will see Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity, respectively. The film will be directed by Lana Wachowski and is sure to be a must-see for fans of the original "Matrix" trilogy.

Marvel fans won't want to miss "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," the sequel to the 2016 film "Doctor Strange." Directed by Sam Raimi, the film is sure to be a hit with fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "Jurassic World: Dominion" is the third film in the "Jurassic World" trilogy, and will see the return of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as well as original "Jurassic Park" stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum.

And horror fans won't want to miss "The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It," the third film in the "Conjuring" series, which focuses on the real-life story of a man who claimed to have killed someone while possessed by the devil.

Finally, "Halloween Kills" is a sequel to the 2018 film "Halloween," and will see the return of Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. With a lineup like this, it's clear that 2023 is shaping up to be a great year for movie lovers.

Whether you're a fan of thrillers, science fiction, action, or horror, there's something on this list for everyone. So mark your calendars and get ready to head back to the theaters in the coming year to see these highly anticipated sequels and new releases.

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