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38 Upcoming Sci-Fi Movies of 2024, 2025, and Beyond

Wondering what new upcoming sci-fi movies 2023 and 2024 will bring us? We’ve got you covered with the MASSIVE list below.

It’s the dawn of a new decade, which means that there is a whole new wave of sci-fi movies for you to enjoy. From alien invasions, multiple realities, robots learning to be human, and more sequels than you could possibly imagine; we got you covered with a list of potentially great (or so horrible they’re great) sci-fi movies for 2023 and beyond. So mark your calendars now.

Judging by the list, the new roaring 20s is going to be a great time for sci-fi lovers; not just because there are a lot of movies with explosions and good-looking superheroes (although there are plenty of those). Many of the movies on the list explore our growing relationship and dependence on technology (for better and for worse), our relationship with our environment, and what it means to be human. So there’s a lot to look forward to here.

Here are all the best upcoming sci-fi movies of 2023, 2024, and beyond to look forward to.

Note: We tried to stay away from the sci-fi horror stuff because that’s a rabbit hole we didn’t want to go down in this post (and it also deserves its own list in the future). But, we thought a handy sci-fi movie release calendar would be great (we were right).

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Release Date: April 7, 2023
Starring: Robbie Amell, Jordana Brewster, Simu Liu, Sam Worthington
Director: April Mullen

The Black Demon

Release Date: April 28, 2023
Starring: Josh Lucas, Fernanda Urrejola, Héctor Jiménez, Raúl Méndez
Director: Adrian Grunberg

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Release Date: May 5, 2023
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillian, Vin Diesel
Director: James Gunn

Looks like we are getting a third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, after all, just a little later than expected. After the firing and re-hiring of director and writer James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is happening…in 2022…or 2023. While we don’t know much about the plot, Karen Gillian, who plays Nebula in the film series says in an interview with THR that she’s read the script and “thinks it’s the best of the trilogy.” Hey, that’s good enough for us. Zoe Saldana will be returning as Gamora, only this time she’ll be a younger time-traveled version of herself. And Groot will be Groot.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Release Date: June 9, 2023
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Dominique Fishback, Ron Perlman, Peter Dinklage
Director: Steven Caple Jr.

The Flash

Release Date: June 16, 2023
Starring: Ben Affleck, Michael Shannon, Michael Keaton, Ezra Miller
Director: Andy Muschietti

Blue Beetle

Release Date: August 18, 2023
Starring: Xolo Maridueña, Bruna Marquezine, George Lopez, Susan Sarandon
Director: Angel Manuel Soto

Kraven The Hunter

Release Date: October 6, 2023
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Russell Crowe, Alessandro Nivola, Ariana DeBose
Director: J.C. Chandor

Dune: Part Two

Release Date: October 19, 2023
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Zendaya, Dave Bautista
Director: Denis Villeneuve

The Marvels

Release Date: November 10, 2023
Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Zawe Ashton
Director: Nia DaCosta

Rebel Moon

Release Date: December 22, 2023
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Sofia Boutella, Jena Malone, Anthony Hopkins
Director: Zack Snyder

Ghostbusters Sequel (Firehouse)

Release Date: December 22, 2023
Starring: TBA
Director: Jason Reitman


Release Date: TBA
Starring: Chris Hemsworth
Director: Michael Bay

Bad news everyone: Stephen Spielburg has pulled out directing Robopocalypse and is being replaced with… Michael Bay. *Collective groan*. The movie is based on the 2011 book Robopocalyspe by Daniel H. Wilson and is about a computer scientist who accidentally unleashes a super-intelligent yet childlike A.I. named Archos R-14 who plans on eliminating the human race after becoming self-aware. The film has been in limbo since 2012 so it’s beginning to look unlike that the film will ever be made at all, which may be good news if Michael Bay is now in the director’s seat. Yikes.

Hold Back the Stars

Release Date: TBA
Starring: John Boyega, Letitia Wright
Director: Mike Cahill

Star Wars hero John Boyega and Black Panther’s Letitia Wright have picked up the leading roles for the upcoming sci-fi movie, Hold Back the Stars, which is an adaptation of last year’s hit sci-fi book by Katie Khan.

The book follows the tale of a man and woman who are trapped in space with only 90 minutes of oxygen left, and to pass the time, they delve into the many memories of their love affair on Earth. Essentially, the tale plays out like Romeo & Juliet in Space.

The film is being directed by Mike Cahill, and as of right now, the film is in indie status, with no studio attached just yet. But now with big stars attached, it should see an easier time finding a studio.

Of course, Boyega is now a mega-star thanks to his role as Finn in the newest Star Wars trilogy, so any film he’s attached to will pique a lot of interest from sci-fi fans as it is. And then, when you add in Wright, who had the lead in one of the most memorable episodes of Black Mirror and a role in Black Panther, it’s clear that Hold Back the Stars has some serious sci-fi talent.

The Six Billion Dollar Man

sci-fi movie calendar

Release Date: TBA
Starring: Mark Wahlberg
Director: Travis Knight

We can rebuild him, we have the technology. The classic 1970’s TV show starring Lee Majors is getting a reboot for 2020, including a title change from The Six Million Dollar Man to The Six Billion Dollar Man, to account for inflation. While not much is known about the plot, it will star Mark Wahlberg who will play former astronaut Steve Austin who gains superhuman strength after being “re-built” with bionic implants and employed by the U.S Government. With Bumblebee director Travis Knight on board, this will be a great movie if you like a lot of action and explosions with your sci-fi.

Star Blazers Movie

Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: TBA

The script for the Star Blazers moviebased on the cult anime TV series from the 1970s, is currently being written by Zach Dean (the guy who wrote Deadfall). [more via Den of Geek]

TBA Dates

Alien: Covenant Sequel

Alien Covenant

Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: Ridley Scott

The final Alien: Covenant film will mark the end of the Alien prequels, and it’ll be directed by Ridley Scott.

The latest update notes that it is currently being written, so it looks like we’re still quite a ways away.

Machete Kills Again in Space

machete kills in space

Release Date: TBA
Starring: Danny Trejo
Director: Robert Rodriguez

Voz attempts to start a nuclear war on Earth and then flees to space. Machete follows. Or maybe he doesn’t, because we haven’t heard a thing about the film’s progress all year.

Toxic Avenger

Release Date: TBA
Starring: Peter Dinklage
Director: Macon Blair

The Toxic Avenger became a cult classic after hitting the famed Bleecker Street Cinemas in late 1985. It spawned several sequels, a stage musical, a video game and a kids cartoon too. Now the franchise is hoping for a comeback, and The Toxic Avenger reboot has hired a writer to help do so.

Legendary Pictures has brought on Macon Blair to write the script for The Toxic Avenger reboot. Blair has spent the majority of his time in the film industry as an actor. But more recently he’s been behind the camera in the role of writer and director.

A few years ago, Blair wrote and directed I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. The movie won Blair the Austin Film Award at 2018’s Austin Film Critics Association. And Blair won the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic category at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. The movie now has a home at Netflix.

As for The Toxic Avenger reboot, Blair’s new take likely won’t stray too far from the original source material. Written and directed by Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman, the film is described as a superhero comedy splatter flick.

The original had a B-movie, campy feel. And it became renowned for featuring a ton of comically gruesome violence. The plot revolved around a young man from New Jersey. Working as a janitor, the dweeby fellow was relentlessly harassed by bullies at the health club he worked at.

One day those bullies began chasing him, and in an attempt to escape, he fell from a window and landed into a drum of toxic waste. The chemicals transformed the once weak man into The Toxic Avenger. Who then vowed to take down bullies and the corrupt in spectacularly disturbing ways.

No timetable was revealed for when we may see The Toxic Avenger reboot in theaters. But  Legendary has made the project a priority. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are on board as producers, with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter shepherding the film for the studio.

Whether you’re a fan of horror, sci-fi, or comedy, you should find something to like about this absurdly over the top franchise.


Release Date: TBA
Starring: Caiyu Yang
Director: Mark Waters

What would happen when Earth gradually loses its gravity? While the thought is terrifying alone, a street-wise American con-man and a Chinese scientist (Caiyu Yang) must save the Earth before it’s too late. That’s the plot of the movie Inversion that is currently still in pre-production. Little is know about the film other than 500 Days of Summer director Mark Waters is set to direct the film.  More to come as news comes in.

The Blob

the blob movie 2016

Release Date: TBA
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson

Of course, we all remember the original The Blob movie, and then the new iteration in 1988. Now, The Blob will get a third Hollywood redux. This time, hopefully, it won’t look like a ball of cherry Jello. The movie will be directed by Simon West (Con AirLara Croft: Tomb Raider), with Samuel L. Jackson attached to star. Is it possible to make such a ridiculous concept relevant to today’s horror sci-fi audience?

Alien Sleeper Cell

Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA

Wachowski brothers’ protege James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) is set to direct Alien Sleeper Cell, a sci-fi thriller with elements of The Bourne Identity and TV’s The Americans set in an alien invasion scenario.

Tron: Ares (Tron 3)

Release Date: December 19, 2025
Starring: Jared Leto

No details are available yet, but according to CinemaBlend, it’s still happening (for some reason).


robotech movie release

Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: Andy Muschietti

A live-action Robotech (Macross) movie is in the works—although we don’t know how long it will be in film limbo. Originally, the film was set to star Leonardo DiCaprio, but our gut tells us that probably won’t happen. While we don’t have casting news or even a solid plot yet, we DO know that It and Mama director, Andy Muschietti is set to direct the film. Muschietti has been a fan of Robotech since childhood and has a personal connection to the series. So if the film ever does get made, it will be interesting to see how Muschietti does it.

Space Invaders

Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA

We aren’t quite sure why Hollywood keeps wanting to make big-budget movies based on our favorite childhood games, and we aren’t sure why they won’t stop. Seriously, who keeps asking for these films? Who thinks they are good ideas? Anyway, Space Invaders is going to be a movie, we guess. This is extra confusing since the game doesn’t even have a backstory or lore. The epic failure of the most recent video game movie, Pixels, gives us hope that the project might stay in development hell. But really? It’s only a matter of time before a Pong: The Movie is made and humanity finally comes to an end.

Untitled Sci-Fi Courtroom Drama

Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: Darren Aronofsky

Details are super scarce for this project, but back in July 2017 The Tracking Board reported that director Darren Aronofsky will direct a courtroom drama revolving around artificial intelligence.

Only You

Release Date: TBA
Cast: David Oyelowo
Director: Jacob Estes

A time travel thriller from Blumhouse that’s being directed by Jacob Estes, the writer of 2017’s Rings. That’s pretty much all we know at this point, but stay tuned for more.

Mass Effect

Release Date: TBA
Cast: TBA

There is a Mass Effect movie currently in production by Legendary Pictures with EA and Bioware in tow. We don’t know whether the movie will begin with Commander Shepard leading his team on a mission to defeat an ancient alien race.

Mad Max: The Wasteland

Release Date: TBA
Cast: Tom Hardy, Ahmed Adel
Director: George Miller

Follow-up to Mad Max: Fury Road.

The Division Movie

The Division

Release Date: TBA
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Jake Gyllenhaal
Director: Stephen Gaghan

While obviously not originally a video game, calling the upcoming The Division movie anything but a video game movie would be wrong. Without Ubisoft’s The Divisionthere wouldn’t be a movie. It’s based on the works of Tom Clancy, and it follows the battle to take back NYC.


Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: Roland Emmerich

It’ll follow the same story as the original, where an archaeologist and a group of marines discover a portal to another world. We do know that the film has been put on hold until after the Independence Day sequel has been completed.

Luna Park

Release Date: TBA
Starring: Tom Cruise
Director: Doug Liman

Another Tom Cruise and Doug Liman sci-fi movie? Okay, cool. A big budget sci-fi film that revolves around a group of renegade employees who venture to the moon to steal a massive source of energy.

Halo Movie

Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: TBA

The movie based on the longstanding video game franchise of the same name.

Live Die Repeat and Repeat (Edge of Tomorrow sequel)

Release Date: TBA
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: TBA

2014’s Edge of Tomorrow is criminally underrated. The Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise led (yes, in that order) sci-fi action flick was amazing, and a sequel has been talked about for years now. Warner Bros. has insisted they want another installment, but nothing ever materialized. Today though finally brings word that an Edge of Tomorrow sequel has been officially greenlit.

Breaking news suggests that Matthew Robinson, writer and director of The Invention of Lying, submitted a pitch to the studio that got the execs excited. Warner Bros. hired Robinson to write the script, with the intention also for Doug Liman to return to direct. Blunt and Cruise would once again star.

The news of Warner Bros. picking up Robinson’s pitch is much-needed progress for the Edge of Tomorrow sequel. Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse were hired in April 2016 to pen the follow-up. Whatever their take was, Warner Bros. apparently wasn’t interested. Though Liman hyped the idea by stating it would “revolutionize how people make sequels” and that it would be “much better than the original film”. Liman also went on to describe the project as “a sequel that’s a prequel”.

It’s unclear whether any of Shrapnel, Waterhouse, and Liman’s initial visions made it into Robinson’s pitch. Regardless, Warner Bros. is interested and it looks like we’re finally in line for the Edge of Tomorrow sequel that sci-fi fans have been hoping for.

A sequel was never a guarantee from the studio. Though Edge of Tomorrow holds a Rotten Tomatoes average of 90%, it didn’t blow anyone away with its box office numbers. With a soft week one opening it pulled in $20.1 million across 5,018 screens. Week two brought it to a total of 19,000 screens and earned the film $82 million worldwide. In total, Edge of Tomorrow grossed roughly $370.5 million.

Warner Bros.’ Edge of Tomorrow sequel will likely go quiet once again as Matthew Robinson churns out his script.


armada movie

Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: TBA
Writer: Dan Mazeau

Based on the best-selling novel by Ernest Cline of the same name.

Rendezvous with Rama

rendezvous with rama

Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: TBA

Based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel of the same name, the movie will follow a team of astronauts who are sent on a mission to explore a giant interstellar spaceship heading straight for the sun. Want to know more about the book? It’s on our list of the best sci-fi books of all-time.


Release Date: TBA
Starring: Vin Diesel
Director: David Twohy

Riddick finally finds his home planet in the long-awaited 4th film in the Riddick franchise. The film will be rated R. Apparently, it will be the first of the final two Riddick films, with the first film actually revolving around going through the Underverse and the second around actually being on Furia.

Pale Blue Dot

Release Date: TBA
Starring: Zazie Beetz, Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm
Director: Noah Hawley

Pale Blue Dot is a film that centers around a female astronaut who begins to lose her grip on reality upon returning back to Earth.

RoboCop Returns

RoboCop Sequel

Release Date: TBA
Starring: TBA
Director: Neil Bloomkamp

MGM has made Neil Bloomkamp responsible for a brand new RoboCop reboot (of the reboot?) called RoboCop Returns. The film is being produced by the original film’s writers, Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner. The plot is simple: RoboCop returns to Detroit as the city’s fate hangs in the balance.

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