Here are 12 highly anticipated movies to be released in the second quarter of 2024.

12 Highly Anticipated Movies Set to Release in The Second Quarter of 2024

Let’s take a look at the exciting movies that are coming in the second quarter of 2024. A wide range of genres will be represented, including thrilling adventures and heartwarming dramas, which are sure to appeal to audiences around the world. Get your calendars ready because we’ll be exploring 12 highly anticipated movies set for release in the upcoming months.

Check out our first quarter list: 10 Upcoming Movies Set to Release in The First Quarter of 2024

Arcadian [Release date: 12th April 2024]

Arcadian movie poster | Credits: RLJE Films

Director:  Benjamin Brewer.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jaeden Martell, Maxwell Jenkins, Sadie Soverall.

Producers: Nicolas Cage, Michael Nilon, Arianne Fraser, Braxton Pope, Delphine Perrier, David M. Wulf.

Cinematography: Frank Mobilio

Screenplay: Michael Nilon.

Distributed by: RLJE Films.

Release date: 12th April 2024.

In the movie “Arcadian“, Paul (Nicolas Cage) and his twin sons, Joseph (Jaeden Martell) and Thomas (Maxwell Jenkins), live in a remote farmhouse on a decimated Earth. They enjoy tranquility during the day but terror at night, when ferocious creatures awaken to consume all living souls in their path. When Paul is nearly killed, the boys come up with a desperate plan to survive, using everything their father taught them to keep him alive. The film is a survival story that follows a father and his two teenage sons in a world where the end is near.

The world premiere of “Arcadian” was held on March 11, 2024, at South by Southwest (SXSW). RLJE Films acquired distribution rights to the movie, and it is set to be released in theaters on April 12, 2024. A streaming release will follow later in the year on Shudder and AMC+.

Boy Kills World [Release date: 26th April 2024]

Boy kills world
Boy Kills World movie poster | Credits: Lionsgate

Director:  Moritz Mohr

Starring: Bill Skarsgård, H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman, Isaiah Mustafa, Andrew Koji, Famke Janssen, Sharlto Copley, Yayan Ruhian, Quinn Copeland.

Producers: Sam Raimi, Zainab Azizi, Roy Lee, Simon Swart.

Production Studio: Roadside Attractions, Lionsgate Films.

Story by: Arend Remmers; Moritz Mohr.

Music by: Ludvig Forssell.

Release date: 26th April 2024.

Boy Kills World” is an exciting movie that tells the story of a deaf boy, played by Bill Skarsgård, who possesses a vivid imagination. After witnessing the brutal murder of his family, he is taken under the wing of a mysterious shaman, portrayed by Yayan Ruhian, who trains him to become a skilled avenger seeking justice for his loved ones. The film follows the Boy’s journey as he trains relentlessly to become a lethal instrument of vengeance against his family’s murderers.

The movie premiered at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and is set to be released in the United States by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions on April 26, 2024.

The Strangers: Chapter 1 [Release date: 17th May 2024]

The Strangers Chapter 1
The Strangers: Chapter 1 movie poster | Credits: Lionsgate

Director:  Renny Harlin.

Based on: The Strangers by Bryan Bertino

Starring: Madelaine Petsch, Froy Gutierrez, Gabriel Basso.

Producers: Courtney Solomon, Alastair Birlingham, Mark Canton, Charlie Dombeck, Christopher Milburn.

Story by: Bryan Bertino.

Cinematography: José David Montero

Music by: Justin Burnett.

Production Studio: Lionsgate Films, Fifth Element Productions, Frame Film.

Release date: 17th May 2024.

Maya and Ryan are a couple who drive across the country to start a new life in the Pacific Northwest. However, their car breaks down in a creepy small town called Venus, Oregon. They are forced to stay in an Airbnb for the night, in an isolated home. Unfortunately, they are terrorized by three masked strangers who seem to have no motive for their actions.

This movie, called The Strangers: Chapter 1, is the third film in The Strangers series created by Bertino. It is the first of a new trilogy of standalone films and follows a similar premise to the first film, acting as a prequel to it.

The movie will be released by Lionsgate Films on May 17, 2024, with Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 set to follow later in the same year.

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga [Release date: 23rd May 2024, 24th May 2024]

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Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga movie poster | Credits: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director:  George Miller.

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Alyla Browne, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Burke, Lachy Hulme, Nathan Jones, John Howard, Angus Sampson, Charlee Fraser, Quaden Bayles, Daniel Webber.

Producers: Doug Mitchell, George Miller.

Cinematography: Simon Duggan.

Music by: Tom Holkenborg.

Production Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Release date: 23rd May 2024, 24th May 2024.

The upcoming movie “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” will narrate the origin story of the renegade warrior Furiosa before she met and teamed up with Mad Max. The story is set 15 to 20 years before the events of “Mad Max: Fury Road” and will showcase a young Furiosa (played by Anya Taylor-Joy and Alyla Browne) who is kidnapped from the Green Place of Many Mothers by a biker horde led by the warlord Dementus (played by Chris Hemsworth). As they journey through the Wasteland, they arrive at the Citadel, which is ruled by the Immortan Joe. Furiosa must confront various challenges while attempting to find a way back to her home through the Wasteland.

“Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” is slated to release in theatres in Australia on 23 May 2024 and in the United States on 24 May 2024.

The Watchers [Release date: 14th June 2024]

The Watchers
The Watchers movie poster | Credits: Warner Bros. Pictures

Director:  Ishana Night Shyamalan.

Based on: The Watchers; by A. M. Shine

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, Oliver Finnegan, Olwen Fouéré.

Producers: M. Night Shyamalan, Ashwin Rajan, Nimitt Mankad.

Cinematography: Eli Arenson.

Music by: Abel Korzeniowski.

Production Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures.

Release date: 14th June 2024.

The Watchers is a movie that tells the story of a young artist named Mina (played by Dakota Fanning) and three strangers who find themselves stranded in an extensive and immaculate forest in western Ireland. They take shelter together, but every night they are stalked and watched by mysterious creatures. The movie was originally scheduled for release on June 7, but it has been rescheduled to hit theaters on June 14, 2024, by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Watchers is scheduled to be theatrically released on June 14, 2024, by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was originally scheduled for June 7.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die [Release date: 7th June 2024]

Bad Boys Ride or Die
Bad Boys: Ride or Die movie poster | Credits: Sony Pictures

Director:  Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah.

Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Eric Dane, Ioan Gruffudd, Jacob Scipio, Melanie Liburd, Tasha Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Joe Pantoliano.

Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer; Will Smith; Chad Oman; Doug Belgrad.

Cinematography: Robrecht Heyvaert.

Music by: Lorne Balfe.

Production Studio: Sony Pictures.

Release date: 7th June 2024.

This summer, the world’s favorite Bad Boys are back with their iconic blend of edge-of-your-seat action and outrageous comedy, but this time with a twist: Miami’s finest are now on the run. When their late police captain is linked to drug cartels, wisecracking Miami cops Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) embark on a dangerous mission to clear his name

Bad Boys: Ride or Die is scheduled to be released in the United States on June 7, 2024.

The Bikeriders [Release date: 21st June 2024]

The Bikeriders
The Bikeriders movie poster | Credits: Focus Features

Director:  Jeff Nichols.

Based on: The Bikeriders; by Danny Lyon.

Starring: Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, Michael Shannon, Mike Faist, Norman Reedus, Boyd Holbrook, Damon Herriman, Beau Knapp, Emory Cohen, Karl Glusman, Toby Wallace, Happy Anderson.

Producers: Sarah Green, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Arnon Milchan.

Cinematography: Adam Stone.

Production Studio: Focus Features, Universal Pictures.

Release date: 21st June 2024

Budget: $40 million.

During the 1960s, the Vandals MC emerged as a community for outcasts, eventually transforming into a powerful gang over a decade. Despite its founder’s original vision, the club’s transition from a community to a criminal enterprise threatened to undermine its original values. As violence began to escalate, loyalty within the group was tested, putting the entire way of life of the club at risk.

Originally, The Bikeriders was set to be released in theaters in the United States on December 1, 2023. However, due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, the release was postponed. The movie is now scheduled to be released on June 21, 2024.

A Quiet Place: Day One [Release date: 28th June 2024]

A Quiet Place Day One
A Quiet Place: Day One movie poster | Credits: Paramount Pictures

Director:  Michael Sarnoski.

Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, Djimon Hounsou, Eliane Umuhire.

Story by: Michael Sarnoski, John Krasinski.

Producers: Michael Bay; Andrew Form; Brad Fuller; John Krasinski.

Cinematography: Pat Scola

Production Studio: Paramount Pictures.

Release date: 28th June 2024

A Quiet Place: Day One is an upcoming horror film set in an apocalyptic world. It is part of the A Quiet Place movie series and serves as a prequel. Directed by Michael Sarnoski and written by Sarnoski and John Krasinski, the story is original.

The movie is set to be released by Paramount Pictures in the United States on June 28, 2024.

Deadpool 3 [Release date: 26th July 2024]

Deadpool 3
Deadpool 3 movie poster | Credits: Marvel Studios

Director:  Shawn Levy.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, Matthew Macfadyen.

Producers: Kevin Feige, Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Levy, Lauren Shuler Donner.

Cinematography: George Richmond.

Music by: Rob Simonsen.

Production Studio: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Marvel Studios.

Release date: 26th July 2024.

The Time Variance Authority (TVA) is a bureaucratic organization that exists outside of time and space. Its role is to monitor the timeline and ensure that it remains intact. In the latest mission, the TVA has pulled Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) from his quiet life and paired him with Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Together, they embark on a mission that will change the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The movie, Deadpool & Wolverine, is scheduled to be released on July 25, 2024, in the United Kingdom and on July 26 in the United States. It will be available in premium formats such as IMAX, RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, 4DX, Cinemark XD, and more. This movie will be part of Phase Five of the MCU.

Borderlands [Release date: 9th August 2024]

Borderlands movie
Borderlands movie poster | Credits: Lionsgate

Director:  Eli Roth.

Based on: Borderlands Game by Gearbox Software.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Edgar Ramírez, Ariana Greenblatt, Florian Munteanu, Gina Gershon, Jamie Lee Curtis.

Producers: Avi Arad; and Erik Feig.

Music by: Steve Jablonsky.

Production Studio: Lionsgate Films.

Release date: 9th August 2024

On the planet Pandora, Lilith (Cate Blanchett), an infamous outlaw, reunites with a team of unlikely heroes to rescue the missing daughter of Atlas, the most powerful figure in the universe. She teams up with former elite mercenary Roland (Kevin Hart), feral pre-teen demolitionist Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt), enigmatic protector Krieg (Florian Munteanu), unstable scientist Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), and wisecracking robot Claptrap (Jack Black).

Together, they embark on a perilous journey, battling alien monsters and ruthless bandits, in search of the girl who holds the key to unimaginable power. As they struggle to survive, they learn the true meaning of loyalty and friendship, realizing that their bond is the strongest weapon against the impending threat to the universe.

Borderlands, the movie, is set to release in theaters across the United States and Canada on August 9, 2024, distributed by Lionsgate Films.

Alien: Romulus [Release date: 16th August 2024]

Alien Romulus
Alien: Romulus movie poster | Credits: 20th Century Studios

Director:  Fede Álvarez.

Starring: Cailee Spaeny, David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Isabela Merced, Spike Fearn, Aileen Wu.

Producers: Ridley Scott, Michael Pruss, Walter Hill.

Cinematography: Galo Olivares.

Music by: Benjamin Wallfisch.

Production Studio: 20th Century Studios, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Release date: 16th August 2024.

A group of young colonizers is on a scavenging mission in a derelict space station. The mission takes place between the events of the movies Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986). However, they soon discover a terrifying life form, which becomes a fight for their survival. The creature is lurking in the shadows, and the colonizers must confront it to stay alive.

The movie, Alien: Romulus, is set to be released by 20th Century Studios on August 16, 2024.

Kraven the Hunter [Release date: 30th August 2024]

Kraven the Hunter
Kraven the Hunter movie poster | Credits: Sony Pictures

Director:  J. C. Chandor.

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ariana DeBose, Fred Hechinger, Christopher Abbott, Alessandro Nivola, Russell Crowe.

Story by: Richard Wenk.

Producers: Avi Arad, Matthew Tolmach, David Householter.

Production Studio: Sony Pictures.

Release date: 30th August 2024.

Budget: $100–130 million.

Kraven the Hunter is an upcoming superhero film set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie follows the journey of Sergei Kravinoff, a Russian immigrant who wants to establish himself as the world’s greatest hunter. As he pursues his mission, Kravinoff faces numerous challenges and adversaries, showcasing his prowess and determination in the face of danger. The film promises thrilling action and a high-stakes adventure as Kraven’s journey unfolds.

It is scheduled to be released in the United States on August 30, 2024.

Final Thoughts:

Get ready to mark your calendars as we eagerly await the arrival of these 12 highly-anticipated movies in the second quarter of 2024! A diverse range of cinematic experiences awaits, so get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of cinema. Don’t forget to join us for in-depth reviews and discussions on each of these movies as they hit theaters.

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