Netflix has unveiled its 2023 movie preview, which includes Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler’s whodunit sequel “murder mystery 2“Zack Snyder’s Space Epic”rogue moon”, director David Fincher’s murder thriller “The Killer” and at least 30 other films.
It’s a smaller production, though still amazing, compared to previous years. In 2021 and again in 2022, Netflix released roughly 70 movies in its promise to release at least one movie every week. But after a difficult period for the company, including layoffs and its first quarterly loss of subscribers in quite some time, it has cut back on the number of movies scheduled.
A sizzling new reel released Wednesday doesn’t dwell on the negative. After hyping Guillermo del Toro’s “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” “Pinocchio” and other 2022 offerings, Netflix showed off the first look at upcoming tentpoles, including Chris Hemsworth’s explosive sequel “Extraction 2,” Gal Gadot’s spy thriller “The Heart of Stone” and Millie Bobby Brown’s medieval action story “Damsel.”
There’s certainly no shortage of big stars in the trailer, with cover projects from Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphy (“You People), Julia Roberts and Mahershala Ali (“Leave the World Behind), Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher (“Your Place or Mine).” , Kevin Hart (“Lift”), Idris Elba (“Luther: The Fallen Son”) and Jamie Foxx (“They Cloned Tyrone).
As part of Wednesday’s trailer, Netflix offered insight into some movies that were previously shrouded in mystery.
For one, there’s “Leo,” formerly known as “Untitled Adam Sandler Animated,” which will be released on stream on November 22. The animated coming-of-age musical comedy, featuring Sandler’s vocal talents, takes place during the senior year of elementary school, seen through the eyes of a class mascot. Here’s the tagline: “Leo (Sandler), a jaded 74-year-old alligator, has been trapped in the same Florida classroom for decades with his terrarium companion (Bill Burr). When he learns he only has a year to live, he plans to escape to experience life abroad, but instead finds himself caught up in the troubles of his eager students, including an incredibly mean substitute teacher. It ends up being the weirdest but most rewarding bucket list ever.” Cecily Strong, Jason Alexander, Rob Schneider, Sadie and Sunny Sandler, Heidi Gardner, Nick Swardson, and Stephanie Hsu round out the voice cast.
There is also new information about “Murder Mystery 2”, which will be released on March 31. In the sequel, Sandler and Aniston’s characters, Nick and Audrey Spitz, have become full-time detectives struggling to get their private detective agency off the ground. They find themselves at the center of an international kidnapping when his friend, the Maharaja, is kidnapped at his own lavish wedding.
For sci-fi fans, Netflix has revealed the plot description for Snyder’s big fantasy adventure “Rebel Moon,” premiering December 22. According to the synopsis, the story begins as “a peaceful colony at the edge of the galaxy.” is threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius.” So, “a young woman with a mysterious past named Kora is sent to find warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand.”
And finally, for music fans, there’s Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic, “Maestro.” Described as a “love letter to life and art” and “an emotionally epic portrait of family and love,” the film captures the lifelong relationship between famed bandleader Leonard Bernstein (Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre. Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan). Cooper also co-wrote and directed the film, which does not yet have a release date.
Netflix, however, shared the release dates for “We Have a Ghost,” a comedy with David Harbor (February 24); the murder thriller starring Jennifer Lopez “The Mother” (May 12); Hemsworth’s “Extraction 2” (June 16); They Cloned Tyrone, a fun sci-fi story with John Boyega, Foxx and Teyonah Parris (July 21); Gadot’s “Heart of Stone” (August 11); the Emily Blunt and Chris Evans-directed conspiracy drama “Pain Hustlers” (October 27) and “The Killer” with Michael Fassbender (November 10).