Best in Shows is an ICv2 calendar of geek movies listed by release date, with info and links.  Dates are continuously updated as they change.  Each year has a separate calendar page; see "Best in Shows Index" for geek movie calendars for other years.

The Marvels
February 17, 2023
The date for the sequel to the box office smash Captain Marvel has changed several times, most recently in a big Disney date shuffle in October 2021.  Like the first in the series, it will star Brie Larsen.

Dungeons & Dragons
March 3, 2023
The movie based on Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast's role playing game property has now moved from Warner Bros., which fought a court battle to preserve its rights to the IP, to Paramount, which now has an overall deal with Hasbro (see "'Dungeons & Dragons' Film Moves to Paramount, Gets Date").

John Wick 4
March 24, 2023
Lionsgate pushed back the fourth installment of the adventures of the retired hitman played by Keanu Reeves twice from its originally planned release date in 2021.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3
May 5, 2023
On November 11, 2019, it was revealed that the date was reserved for an untitled Marvel Studios movie, which was identified as the third Guardians of the Galaxy film in May of 2021.

The Little Mermaid
May 26, 2023
This live action remake will star Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy.

Shazam 2
June 2, 2023
The release date for the film was pushed back to November 4, 2022 then to June 2, 2023 during a coronavirus date shuffle (see "DC Movie Shuffle").  Both Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu have been cast to play roles in this film (see "Lucy Liu in 'Shazam'").

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
June 9, 2023
This film, which will be directed by Steven Caple Jr. and feature Ron Perlman as Optimus Primal, was pushed back a year from its original June 2022 date.

Indiana Jones 5
June 30, 2023
Disney has changed the release date for the fifth Indiana Jones feature film at least ofur times, most recently in the coronavirus shuffle in October 2021.  Steven Spielberg will return to direct, and Harrison Ford will don his iconic fedora once more.  The current script is being written by Jonathan Kasdan, son of Lawrence Kasdan, who penned Raiders of the Lost Ark. Mads Mikkelsen also joined the cast with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (see "'Indiana Jones' Casting”).

Mission: Impossible 7
July 14, 2023
The seventh in the Tom Cruise series ended up here after multiple moves.  It was originaly scheduled for 2021, and was moved to this date in January 2022 due to the impact of the pandemic on production.  

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
July 28, 2023
The third Ant-Man feature is expected to star Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, with Peyton Reed directing (see "Progress on ‘Ant-Man 3’").

Blue Beetle
August 18, 2023
Warner Bros. nailed down the date for this release in December 2021, switching from an HBO Max release to theatrical.  The film will be the first from DC based on a Latino superhero.

The Exorcist
October 13, 2023
The first of three new Exorcist movies is planned for theatrical release; the other two may not be (see "'Exorcist' Trilogy").

Untitled Marvel Movie
November 3, 2023
This slot was moved from November 10, 2023 in a major reshuffle in October 2021. 

Star Trek
December 22, 2023
The next film in the Star Trek franchise was moved here from its originally scheduled date in June.  Matt Shackman will direct.

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
December 22, 2023
The date was reserved and moved due to the coronavirus shuffle (see "'Star Wars' Pushed Off") before we knew what it was, but we now know it will be Patty Jenkins' Star Wars: Rogue Squadron.

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