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Upcoming Scifi Movies in 2023: All New Stories

No doubt, both scifi and any other type of film are plagued by the curse of sequels, prequels, spinoffs and spiritual successors. However, the sci-fi movies of 2023 seem to be a mix of derivative stuff and fresh new sci-fi stories – just take a look at our round-up of the most.

Our list of the best sci-fi movies coming in 2023 has been carefully curated so that even if it’s a sequel, the movie in question at least delivers on the promise of originality.

2023 Scifi Original Movies:

Spaceman: A New Dramatic Performance by Adam Sandler

Julia Fox may have gone viral with her hilarious pronunciation for Uncut Gems, but it was Adam Sandler who propelled this Netflix film to critical acclaim in one of his rare dramatic performances.

Well, good news! Adam Sandler returns to drama next year in Spaceman, a 2023 sci-fi film. He will star alongside Carrey Mulligan and Paul Dano in a story filled with drama and humour:

“Jakub Procházka, orphaned as a boy and raised by his grandparents in the Czech countryside, overcomes his chances to become the country’s first astronaut,” reads the official summary.

The film Spaceman is based on a 2017 Czech novel titled Spaceman of Bohemia described by The Guardian as “Solaris with laughs, history lessons and pig fights”.

The Mothership: Halle Berry as a farmer who discovers an alien artifact beneath her home

We loved Halle Berry in Moonfall, even though that movie was one of the worst sci-fi stories in recent memory, so we’re glad she’s giving the genre another chance.

The Mothership will launch in 2023 and will star Halle Berry alongside Omari Hardwick in an ominous-toned alien story.

“The sci-fi adventure follows Sara Morse a year after her husband mysteriously disappeared from their rural farm. When she discovers a strange alien object beneath her home, Sara and her children embark on a race to find her husband, father and, most importantly, the truth.

This is a major Netflix movie produced by MRC Entertainment. While you may not know this studio, you’ve probably loved their work, including Knives Out, Baby Driver, or Netflix’s Ozark series.

65: Film by the writers of A Quiet Place, starring Adam Driver as an astronaut

Crash on an alien planet? Who better to portray the horrors of an astronaut stranded in a remote place than Adam Driver, arguably the finest male actor of this generation?

The Marriage Story, Girls and Star Wars star will star in 65, a film directed by Sam Raimi and written by the writers of A Quiet Place.

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“An astronaut who crashes on a mysterious planet discovers he’s not alone,” is the only summary so far.

While there are very few details about the movie 65 — there’s no trailer yet — we do know that the premiere date has been set for March 10, 2023.

Adam Driver is joined by Ariana Greenblatt and Chloe Coleman.

The Pod Generation: Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor in a ‘brave new world’

Do you miss Emilia Clarke? House of the Dragon’s Emma D’arcy gave an impressive performance, but Emilia Clarke’s role as Daenerys had everyone obsessed with Targaryens. Now we look forward to seeing her move away from a fantasy role and towards a sci-fi role (we’re not talking about that Terminator thing).

That’s why The Pod Generation, starring Emilia Clarke and Chiwetel Ejiofor, is one of the most exciting sci-fi movies of 2023 for us.

The official synopsis reads as follows: “A New York couple and their wild ride to parenthood in this brave new world, using a new tool developed by a tech giant, Pegasus.”

While this tagline invokes some Black Mirror vibes, this sci-fi movie is listed on IMDB as Comedy & Romance, so it’s likely going to be more lighthearted rather than cerebral and dark.

And there you have it: the scifi movies coming in 2023 based on original stories.

This list will continue to grow as more projects are revealed, but until then, check out the upcoming 2023 scifi movies that are part of franchises.

We’ve only picked the stories with the greatest potential to be fresh and creative, so don’t worry, there’s no Transformers 32 on this list.

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