Directors And Their Films To Look Out For In 2017

So Many Great Movies Coming From So Many Great Directors In 2017!

A lot of talk goes into the most anticipated movies but what about the directors crafting them? I decided to give a shoutout to the men & women behind the camera who are hoping for an amazing 2017.

There’s epic returns, tales of redemption, and high pressure situations across the board but who is the one to look forward to the most?

Below are the 10 directors and a few honorable mentions that you need to keep an eye out for in the next 12 months. Let me know if your favorite makes it the list!


Honorable Mentions:

Danny Boyle (‘Trainspotting 2’)

Guy Richie (‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’)

Jon Watts (‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’)

10. Sofia Coppola – ‘The Begulied’ (6/23/17)


  • Cinema royalty, Sofia Coppola in the director’s chair is always worth noting. While her most recent film ‘The Bling Ring‘ didn’t grab people like expected, I believe ‘The Begulied‘ will more than make up for it. This war drama starring Elle Fanning will surely have that Coppola trademark style.

9. Edgar Wright – ‘Baby Driver’ (8/11/17)


  • Since dropping out of Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man‘, there hasn’t been too much from fan-favorite Edgar Wright. 2017 marks the return of one of the best directors out with a signature British comedy titled ‘Baby Driver‘. Starring Ansel Elgort, I think his comedic style will be a perfect fit for Wright’s wacky worlds.

8. James Gunn – ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ (5/5/17)

  • The hype for James Gunn’s second ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘ movie was high before the first trailer but after it dropped, people went nuts. James Gunn became the best director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his 2014 film and this could be his next best movie. Also, he’s giving us Baby Groot!

7. Steven Soderbergh – ‘Logan Lucky’ (10/13/17)


  • On another retirement tour like his name is Cher, Steven Soderbergh is back with his first feature film since 2012’s ‘Magic Magic‘. ‘Logan Lucky‘ is a comedy film about two brothers attempting a heist during a Nascar event. It’s intriguing that this story is what brought Soderbergh out of “retirement”.

6. Denis Villeneuve – ‘Blade Runner 2049’ (10/6/17)

  • Following his masterpiece that is ‘Arrival‘ was going to be hard for Denis Villeneuve. Following it up with the highly-anticipated sequel ‘Blade Runner 2049‘ is even harder. One of the films to have the most hype around it for 2017, not many directors could handle this challenge but Villeneuve has it in the bag.

5. Christopher Nolan – ‘Dunkirk’ (7/21/17)

  • When Christopher Nolan releases something, the whole industry stands at attention. The World War II epic ‘Dunkirk‘ could be one of the best pieces from Nolan. He’s even promised to showcase the acting ability of former One Direction member Harry Styles…that’s something to look out for.

4. Patty Jenkins – ‘Wonder Woman’ (6/2/17)

  • Not only does Patty Jenkins have the daunting task of bringing Wonder Woman to screen in her first solo film but Jenkins also has to sway the public back to the DC Extended Universe. After she directed the intense biopic ‘Monster‘, I have faith she can do the job and deliver one of the best superhero films ever.

3. Ridley Scott – ‘Alien: Covenant’ (5/19/17)

  • Ridley Scott has one of the many tales of redemption on this list. After disappointing many with his first Alien prequel ‘Prometheus‘, all eyes are on ‘Alien: Covenant‘ to strike gold. The first trailer for the film released on Christmas 2016 was stunning and many fans let out a sigh of relief.

2. Zack Snyder – ‘Justice League’ (11/17/17)

  • The redemption story of 2017 will hopefully go to Zack Snyder. I personally loved ‘Batman v Superman‘ but the general public did not. So going into ‘Justice League‘, all eyes are on him. Not many directors have as much pressure going into a 2017 film like Snyder does. Can he handle it all?

1. Rian Johnson – ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ (12/15/17)

  • Rian Johnson has a huge challenge ahead of him. Not only is he following up the beloved ‘Force Awakens‘ but he’s under an intense microscope from critics and fans. Johnson has proven himself with films like ‘Brick‘ and ‘Looper‘ but this is his biggest chance to date. I believe he will follow J.J. Abrams‘ film easily.
EJ Moreno
EJ Moreno
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