Anchor Staff Writer
December rolling in means that this year is coming to a swift close. Despite the vital strikes of the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) putting the futures of countless artists at risk, this year’s releases were nothing short of unique. Titles such as “Five Nights at Freddy’s,” “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” hit big at the box office, while “Scott Pilgrim Takes Off,” “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Last of Us” were television favorites. But what is to come in 2024?
“Mean Girls” is set to release on Jan. 12. The movie is an adaptation of Tina Fey’s 2017 Broadway musical, which was an adaptation of her 2004 movie. It follows new girl Cady Heron, who gets caught in the crosshairs of the popular girls at school after falling for conniving queen bee Regina George’s ex-boyfriend. Starring Angourie Rice as Cady and Reneé Rapp as Regina, it’s a good way to start out the year.
Another movie that I am excited for is “Joker: Folie á Deux”, the sequel to 2019’s “Joker”. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular character and Lady Gaga as Joker’s (very complicated and probably deadly) love interest Harley Quinn.
Though TV shows are not as certain as movies, some projects have already been announced to come out in 2024. Star Wars is up to the challenge of another prolific year, releasing both “Skeleton Crew” and “The Acolyte.” A live action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is also set to come out following the 2005-2008 animated series of the same name. Aang, the last living airbender and the “Avatar” learns that he is the only one capable of controlling or “bending” all four of the elements: water, earth, fire and air.
This year calls for a variety of many different TV shows and movies, and since the writers’ and actors’ strikes have ended, I hope that 2024 calls for a very prolific and unique year in the way of not just television and movies, but arts and entertainment as a whole.