Plane And Other Upcoming Action Movies

January 7th, 2023Plane And Other Upcoming Action Movies

If you want to be thrilled by massive, over-the-top and heart-pounding action movies on the biggest screen possible this year, you’re in luck, as there are so many thrilling spectacles involving plane crashes, assassins, spy rings, and more coming to theatres around the country throughout 2023, and we couldn’t be more stoked.

Seriously, over the course of the next few months, we’ll get see the likes of Gerard Butler and Mike Colter try to save passengers from rebel forces in PLANE, see the latest adventure in the life and times of John Wick, catch up with Dom Toretto and company in the massive FAST X, go on yet another impossible mission with Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt, see the return of Denzel Washington’s EQUALIZER franchise, and see Sly Stallone, Jason Statham, and rest of the Expendables defy death and logic all over again.

Here is a look at just some of the upcoming action movies coming to an AMC Theatres this year.


Gerard Butler has become the unofficial king of wild action movies and disaster films over the course of the past decade, with titles like GEOSTORM, GREENLAND and OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN and its various sequels. Well, that trend will continue on January 13, 2023, when PLANE takes off.

The movie, which looks and feels like a good way to inject some action into your cold winter weekends, sees Butler play commercial pilot Brodie Torrance as he teams up with accused murderer Louis Gaspare (Mike Colter) to save a planeload of passengers from a Filipino militia after an emergency landing. A simple, yet effective premise for sure, PLANE could be the runaway hit of January once it gets off the ground.

PLANE opens January 13th

John Wick: Chapter 4

Over the course of the past 30 years, Keanu Reeves has led not just action movies, but iconic cinematic experiences like POINT BREAK, SPEED, the MATRIX movies and the JOHN WICK franchise. On March 24, 2023, Reeves will return to the silver screen for JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4, the long-overdue next installment in the action series about a reluctant assassin just trying to live out the rest of his days in peace and quiet without the shadowy High Table coming for his head.

It’s hard to put into words how excited we are for the return of Baba Yaga as he tries, once and for all, to end things, even if it means taking on every contract killer between New Jersey and Paris in the process. And, that anticipation goes up even more once you consider the debut of characters played by living legends like Donnie Yen, Clancy Brown and Hiroyuki Sanada.

JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 opens March 24th

Fast X

The boys and girls of summer are going to be back for another round of high-octane action with the May 19, 2023 premiere of FAST X, the 10th and possible penultimate chapter in hyper-successful FAST & FURIOUS franchise. And while we don’t yet know a lot about the plot outside of Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and company being forced to take on a returning Cipher (Charlize Therron) and new arrival Dante (Jason Momoa), it’s safe to say that fans of the series will be there, no questions asked.

With the way the franchise has gone since a much-needed retooling with 2011’s FAST FIVE, we can’t even say that the sky – or space – is the limit, as the past few movies have been there and done that in spectacular fashion. However, we’re not going to be upset if we get a full-on drag race in space that defies the laws of nature, physics and science.

FAST X opens May 19th

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

If someone were to tell you 20 years ago that Tom Cruise would be 60 and still putting his life on the line for the sake of the cinematic experience, you’d probably say “that’s impossible.” Well, as preposterous as that might have sounded then, the actor who’s also a great stuntman has done just that for the upcoming MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE, which opens in theatres on July 14, 2023.

Even though very little has been revealed about the movie, aside from some heart-stopping action set pieces put on display in its trailer, anyone who’s seen any of the previous MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movies knows that the movie is going to be one exhilarating moment after another, especially whenever Cruise’s Ethan Hunt is running away from, and into, danger.


The Equalizer 3

The powerhouse actor-director duo of Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua will get together for a fifth collaboration on September 1, 2023 for the release of THE EQUALIZER 3, with Washington once again portraying former United States Marine and DIA officer Robert McCall. Plot details are being kept under wraps at this time, but one thing we do know is that Dakota Fanning is slated to appear alongside Washington, the first time they have shared the screen since co-starring in Tony Scott’s 2004 action thriller MAN ON FIRE.

The first two installments in the franchise, which came out in 2014 and 2018, respectively, were both entertaining action movies that made a decent haul at the box office, so there’s no reason to think THE EQUALIZER 3 won’t do the same when it kicks off the fall movie season.

The Expendables 4

On September 22, 2023, fans of the action movies of yesterday and today will get to rejoice when THE EXPENDABLES 4 opens in the theatres and takes audiences on another wild ride with the titular mercenaries led by Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, and Randy Couture. But, those four won’t be alone when the massive action movie takes to the silver screen, as Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Andy Garcia and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson are also set to appear.

Details are few and far between about the plot in THE EXPENDABLES 4, but let’s be real here, everyone who wants to see this movie is going to do so regardless of what it’s about, ourselves included.

These are just some of the promising action movies we’re excited to see come to AMC Theatres throughout 2023, as there are loads and loads of exciting titles set within the universes of Marvel and DC Comics as well.

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