The movie industry was previously renowned for struggling to build successful film franchises, but that no longer appears to be the case.
Film studios needed to be as lucky as an online slots player to establish a lucrative movie franchise during the 20th century, with many sequels proving to be massive flops.
However, there are now numerous successful movie franchises which have raked huge amounts of cash at the box office and will do so again when the next film in the series is released.
With that in mind, we take a look at some of the upcoming film franchise releases that movie fans can look forward to seeing over the next 12 months.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
Marvel Studios’ decision to delve into their vast array of characters and create a new film franchise in 2008 is one of the best decisions anyone in Hollywood has ever made.
One of the most eagerly anticipated releases for 2023 is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, which will see director James Gunn gather the troops for another fun-filled adventure.
Having recently been highlighted as one of the most successful film franchises of all-time by Betway, the Marvel gravy train shows no signs of slowing down just yet.
Fast and Furious is another franchise that continues to churn out films, despite several of its movies receiving poor reviews from audiences and critics alike.
The producers will hope for better fortunes with the tenth instalment, which is heavily tipped to be the penultimate edition of the high-octane series.
Fast X has every chance of being a massive hit with audiences, with top American actor Jason Momoa joining the cast to play an evil villain in the movie.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023)
Despite receiving mixed reviews since the original Transformers was released in 2007, the franchise is scheduled to add two new movies to the list over the next couple of years.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take viewers back to the mid-1990s with a script that has its roots in the Beast Wars storyline, which could be an interesting proposition on the big screen.
The film will be directed by Steven Caple Jr and will see Peter Cullen his role as the voice of Optimus Prime. Ron Perlman and Anthony Ramos are other respected actors in the line-up.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
The Indiana Jones franchise embarks on a new era in 2023 with the release of the first movie in the series not to be directed by Steven Spielberg.
James Mangold steps into the hot-seat and will be eager to follow up the successes he has had with numerous other films including Walk the Line, The Wolverine, Logan and Ford v Ferrari.Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is likely to be emotional affair for loyal fans as this will be the last time we see Harrison Ford play the legendary character.