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Anticipated TV Shows & Movies

Entering 2024, we already see new teasers, trailers, and announcements of electrifying movies and tv series that are soon to come. January alone had an abundance of intoxicating shows and movies that captured our screens and our eyes. Before we begin to discuss the future of television and the big screens in 2024, let’s take a quick look at what January had to offer us. On January 12, 2024 the highly anticipated Mean Girls directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr., which takes a musical twist on the original 2004 Mean Girls, starring Reneé Rapp, Avantika Vandanapu, Christopher Briney, Angourie Rice, and Bebe Wood, was released.

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Mean Girls wasn’t the only piece of cinematography that took the start of 2024 by storm. Other eye-catching pieces include, The Beekeeper directed by David Ayer, Lift directed by F. Gary Gray, Marvel Studios’ Echo, Harlan Coben’s Fool Me Once, The Brothers Son, and many other enticing experiences. The 2024 entertainment industry has started off strong. Now let’s take a look at some of the most anticipated releases of this year.

We may not have the final Spiderman release date yet, but we do have the up and coming Madame Web directed by S.J. Clarkson, which stars Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, and Emma Roberts. Not only does Madame Web have a promising cast but also a highly promising plot. It follows Casandra Webb, a New York City paramedic, after she gains the ability to foresee the future. Cassandra is forced to face confrontations of her past and protect three young women from a mysterious entity who wants them dead. Madame Webb will join Sony’s Spiderman Universe on February 14, 2024.

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“Water. Earth. Fire. Air.” As said by Katara in the original anime, Avatar: The Last Airbender. Trapped in an animated world but now joining us in live-action, Avatar: The Last Airbender will premiere on Netflix on February 22. We can’t wait to see the incredible actors on screen this year and we desperately await their performances.

Now… onto the Nostalgia. No matter how many times we tried to pit one Disney character against one Nickelodeon character, they both made influential impacts on us 2000’s kids. Now coming back to relive the 2020’s with us, reboots are on their way. And we cannot wait. The Thundermans, a name so familiar in lots of suburban households is now making its comeback, but this time we’re all a little older. It’s still the same crime-fighting family we know and love. However, the villains seem to be brand new. If you haven’t watched The Thundermans, you are surely missing out. The Thundermans Return is set to air on Paramount+ in March.

Onto older nostalgia, Wizards of Waverly Place. Recently, on their Instagrams, Selena Gomez and David Henrie launched the cover page of the script of the new reboot. David Henrie captioned an Instagram post “2024, the year magic comes back.” And with the Russos back in action, that couldn’t be more true. The return of the beloved Russos follows Justin Russo (played by David Henrie) who chooses to leave behind his wizard and WizTech life for his wife and children, but suddenly gets approached by a young and powerful wizard at his doorstep seeking guidance. Justin must face his future and past.

Taking the world by storm, Bridgerton is finally getting its long awaited third season. Passion, Love, Heartbreak, and Lust. Bridgerton’s season three has lots in store for some of our favorite characters. Part 1 premiers on May 16 and Part 2 will reach our screens on June 13. After binging part 2 of Bridgerton, June 14 holds much in store for our hearts.

Inside Out 2 reaches the big screen on June 14 and we couldn’t be more impatient about the children’s film that appeals to all ages alike. Inside Out 2 features four new emotions, the orange filled Anxiety, the bored Ennui, the teal and tense Embarrassment, and the disguised (in sparkles) Envy. The trailer revealed that Anxiety will be voiced by Maya Hawke, who is known for her music and many movie and tv show roles.

Overall, 2024 holds highly anticipated entertainment that we cannot wait to see. From healing our inner child to fanning our newest obsessions, 2024 seems to have a strong lineup so far. We can only hope that this lineup continues to tread on its outstanding path. So mark your calendars folks, because our TVs are getting webbed up and filled with magic. We suppose 2024 is really the year we go back to 2014 and we couldn’t be more impatient.  

Aarna Sharma