In cinemas: 3rd March 2017
The third Wolverine movie takes its inspiration from Marvel’s 2008/9 comic books, Old Man Logan, written and illustrated by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven. Logan (Hugh Jackman) emerges as mentor to a young mutant girl, Laura (Dafne Keen) who has two claws instead of his three. Laura, like Logan, seems to have been part of an operation to turn mutants into killing machines.
Set in 2024, mutant births are severely in decline, the film follows an aging Logan embarking on perhaps his last adventure in the post-apocalyptic future. Full of twists and subplots, the action packed Logan is being hailed as one of the most poignant movies in the X-Men series to date.
Kong: Skull Island
In cinemas: 10th March 2017
Delving into the origins of the legend of King Kong, Skull Island is a compelling and original all-action movie from the acclaimed director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Set in the 1970s, a team of explorers come together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean, a place as beautiful as it is treacherous and the domain of the mythic Kong, the king of the apes.
The movie boasts outstanding cinematography and a star-studded cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson and former Cirque du Soleil performer, Terry Notary as Kong. With stunning realism, the island reveals it has more than one dark and mysterious secret and redefines what we thought we knew about Kong.
Beauty and the Beast
In cinemas: 17th March 2017
A live-action re-telling of the Disney’s 1991 animated classic, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy tale, which refashions both the story and characters for a contemporary audience. Fans of the animated original will be pleased to discover the classic Disney score remains, but with the addition of several new songs.
Directed by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by the Beast and locked away in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the Beast’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond his hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true prince within.