Deja vu: Sequels, prequels and remakes dominate 2017 in film

Film audiences are set for a trip down memory lane in 2017 as studios bet on reboots to conquer the box office. Superheroes will continue to fill the silver screen skies with Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman reuniting for Justice League. DC Comics is set to test rival Marvel’s dominance in the box office, with a standalone Wonder Woman film opening just before Justice League and a Suicide Squad spin-off focusing on Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn already in the works. The comic book giant will face strong competition from Marvel. Britain’s Tom Holland will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming, while Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine retracts his claws in James Mangold’s sombre-looking Logan. Audiences have already been given a sneak peak into Dennis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 - the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic. There will be more familiar faces taking another shot at the silver screen, with Kate Beckinsale returning for Underworld: Blood Wars and Johnny Depp resuming his role of Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge. It will also be the year of small-screen adaptations, as Power Rangers, Baywatch and ChiPs all get the multiplex treatment.