With every new year comes anticipation for a whole new round of upcoming releases. Whether it’s big blockbusters or small indie films, 2023 looks promising no matter what you’re interested in. And hey, special shout out to all you fans of James Cameron’s Titanic (1997) which will be returning in theatres for a limited time thanks to its special 25th anniversary. So keep that in mind if you want a chance to watch it on the big screens! But if you’re not sure what movies there are to look forward to this early in the new year, check out my list below of new and upcoming films coming out in February and March. Don’t forget to share in the comments below what you’re excited to see!

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Release date: February 17, 2023

Not only will Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania be the first Marvel film of 2023, it also marks the beginning of Marvel’s Phase 5. If you were let down by Phase 4 like I was, here’s to hoping that Phase 5, starting with this film, will have a clearer endgame in mind.

But setting aside the whole big picture, I’m personally very excited to see this third Ant-man film. As a character and movie trilogy, I feel like Ant-man is seriously underrated and overlooked. I like the energy and vibe that both the first two movies give, and while Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania seems like it’s more on the serious side, I have no doubt that Paul Rudd will still be able to bring that charm I love. I think exploring the Quantum realm will definitely open up new worlds and possibilities for Marvel so I’m excited to see what direction they take with this. But what’s really on my mind is Kang. Jonathon Majors certainly seems like a force to be reckoned with in the trailers, and I have no doubt that he will prove himself to be a Thanos-level threat for the Avengers. With the film coming out soon, we only have to wait another month to find out.


Release date: February 17, 2023

As an English Literature major and a lover of books, of course I’m interested in this biographical drama on Emily Bronte. I always love a good period film and from watching this trailer, I’m sensing that Emily will be a good one. I haven’t heard too much about it so I’ll definitely be heading into this one without much expectations at all. Although I’ve only really seen Emma Mackey from Sex Education (2019), I love her as an actor and I think she’ll be able perform well in this role. I mean, I like what I’m seeing from her in the trailer already! I’m not sure if I’ll be seeing this film right away when it releases in theatres, but I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on it.

Creed III

Release date: March 3, 2023

Funnily enough, I’ve yet to watch both the first and second Creed films. While I’ve heard nothing but praise for both those films, they just kind of skipped under my radar all these years. But when I watched Black Adam (2022) not too long ago in theatres, the trailer for Creed III played in the previews and it really caught my attention. I’ll definitely have to give the series a watch so I can check this one out! With a cast like Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, and Jonathon Majors, I just know this movie will be fantastic. And although I know close to nothing about the sport of boxing, what I’m interested in is the story itself which seems to be very emotional and full of spirit.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Release date: March 17, 2023

Okay, to be completely honest with you, I’m pretty skeptical about how good this Shazam sequel will be – while the first one was “good”, I remember leaving the theatre feeling a bit disappointed because it wasn’t as good as I hoped it to be. It just felt…underwhelming? But anyway, from watching the new trailers for Shazam! Fury of the Gods, I am feeling a bit doubtful that the movie will be amazing BUT I’m still open to watching it and giving it a fair shot. I think Zachary Levi is very charming as a protagonist, and this time with a whole squadron behind him, it opens the door to new dynamics and relationships. So while I’m not exactly hyped for this movie, I’m still interested in seeing what they’ve done and I’m more than open to them proving me wrong.