We've rounded up some of the best new films coming out in 2017 with their trailers and release dates, including Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars Episode VIII, Justice League, and more.  And if you want to grab tickets for any of the films, check out our guide to buying cheap cinema tickets in the UK

The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower release date: 4 August 2017

Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Haley, Abbey Lee

What we know: Idris Elba is the gunslinger Roland Deschain in this adaptation of the first of Stephen King's epic seven-part sci-fi/fantasy/western book series. The books are arguably King's most ambitious ever, delving into multiple dimensions and even breaking the fourth wall, and we have no idea how the films are going to cope as they go on - but we can't wait to find out.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets release date: 4 August 2017

Starring: Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Ethan Hawke, Rihanna

 What we know: Director Luc Besson returns with what looks to be a spiritual sequel to his most controversial film: The Fifth Element (one of our favourite sci-fi films). Based on a French comic, Valerian is a visually extraordinary sci-fi spectacle, teeming with alien races and trippy effects. If it's anything like The Fifth Element, it probably won't take itself too seriously, though the latest trailer shows it might have a slightly more serious side, and reveals some of the fate-of-the-universe plot.

Atomic Blonde

 Atomic Blonde release date: 11 August 2017

Starring: Charlize Theron, Sofia Boutella, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones

What we know: Charlize Theron is the titular blonde: a British spy sent to track down a double agent in Berlin just before the fall of the infamous wall. It basically looks like what you'd get if you transported a gender-swapped John Wick to the '80s, and we honestly can't think of much higher praise than that.

It

It release date: 8 September 2017

Starring: Bill Skarsgård

What we know: The second big Stephen King adaptation this year is one of his biggest (and scariest) books: It. Bill Skarsgård is stepping into the oversized shoes of Pennywise the clown, ready to inspire a whole new generation of coulrophobics, as he hunts a group of kids in a sleepy Maine town, only to return 30 years later to face them as adults. The first trailer looks suitably terrifying, so we've got high hopes for this.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle release date: 29 September 2017

Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum

What we know: Matthew Vaughn's spy spoof Kingsman: The Secret Service has spawned a sequel, which promises even more gadgets, snappy suits, and underdressed women. The big change this time around is the introduction of an equivalent American agency, Statesman, which boasts Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, and Jeff Bridges among its ranks.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 release date: 6 October 2017

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto

What we know: Filming a sequel to sci-fi classic Blade Runner 35 years after the fact can't be an easy task, but at least with Harrison Ford returning as Deckard and original director Ridley Scott back as a producer, Blade Runner 2049 can claim a certain amount of legitimacy. Arrival's Denis Villeneuve is calling the shots this time, with Ryan Gosling co-starring alongside Ford, and the first full trailer builds on that considerable star power together with some pretty stunning visuals. We don't know if we need a sequel to Blade Runner, but we can't imagine one ever looking much better than this does.

Lego Ninjago

Lego Ninjago release date: 13 October 2017

Starring: Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Olivia Munn, Jackie Chan

What we know: We've had regular Lego, and Batman Lego, so now it's time for ninja Lego on the big screen. The company's uber-popular Ninjago sub-brand is its latest to get the cinematic treatment, with an epic tale of fathers, sons, and... giant cats? Oh, and did we mention Jackie Chan is in it? Because Jackie Chan is in it.

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok release date: 27 October 2017

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Jeff Goldblum

What we know: Marvel's God of Thunder is back in his third (and potentially final) solo film, and this time he's up against the Norse apocalypse. First though, he'll have to survive a gladiatorial arena that pits him against former teammate The Hulk. Thor: The Dark World was a bit of a disappointment, but new director Taika Waititi brings some very strong comedic chops with him, and the early pitch of a Thor/Hulk buddy movie is easily enough to get us excited.

The trailers gives a glimpse of the glittery sci-fi mayhem we can expect (including a very made-up Jeff Goldblum), and while we wait for it to come out you can find out what Thor's been up to in Team Thor, the two parts of which you can watch in full on the Civil War and Doctor Strange Blu-rays.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw release date: 27 October 2017

Starring: Callum Keith Rennie, Laura Vandervoort Tobin Bell

What we know: If you thought the Saw franchise had passed into the great horror movie graveyard in the sky, you'd be forgiven. But against the odds, it's back in the multiplex this Halloween with Jigsaw. Thankfully, this is no reboot or remake - it seems to be a continuation of the story, though hopefully it won't require you to have seen all bazillion of the originals to make sense of it.

Paddington 2

Paddington 2 release date: 10 November 2017

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

What we know: The first Paddington was an absolute delight from start to finish (we rated it one of the best family films ever), and we can only hope the sequel offers more of the same. This time around, everyone's favourite bear from deepest, darkest Peru is entering the working world to save up for a present for his Aunt Lucy, and no doubt everything will go charmingly wrong.

Justice League

Justice League release date: 17 November 2017

Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher

What we know: Newcomers Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg join together with Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman to tackle a new apocalyptic threat in DC's Avengers alternative. While the company's superhero epics have been box office hits, up until Wonder Woman they hadn't wowed critics - or fans - and Justice League will have to pull out all the stops to impress. Fortunately, director Zack Snyder has promised a lighter tone than his grimdark Batman v Superman, and the Comic-Con trailer even includes a few genuine jokes, while reshoots from Joss Whedon could add more. Could this be the DC movie we've all been waiting for?

Coco

Coco release date: 8 December 2017

Starring: Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez

What we know: Pixar's latest entirely original film takes its inspiration from Día de los Muertos (aka the Day of the Dead), and promises to have an entirely Mexican cast. It boasts one of Pixar's best directors, so we're expecting stunning animation, a lot of laughs, and to be left in floods and floods of tears by the end, while the first trailer sets up some strong musical themes and the adorably manic pup Dante.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi release date: 15 December 2017

Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

What we know: After last year's excellent standalone film Rogue One, Star Wars is going back to more familiar territory this December with a follow-up to The Force Awakens. Director Rian Johnson has promised it will pick up immediately where that film left off - meaning we might finally actually hear Luke Skywalker say something - while Adam Driver will be back as the wonderfully impetuous Kylo Ren. Still, none of that can make up for the fact that this will be our last ever film with Carrie Fisher as Princess (now General) Leia. You'll find us bawling in the back row.

Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3 release date: 22 December 2017

Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Elizabeth Banks

What we know: The Bellas are back in the third outing for one of the least probable comedy franchises of all time. The girls are now out of college, and discovering that being a member of a hit student a cappella group doesn't immediately translate into brilliant job prospects. Who'd a thunk it?

Bright

Bright release date: 22 December 2017

Starring: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace

What we know: Netflix has made movies before, but nothing quite like this: a $100m fantasy blockbuster starring Will Smith. From Fury and Suicide Squad director David Ayer, Bright sees Smith play a cop who gets a new partner - an orc. It's basically trying to be a gritty cop drama with fairies (who seem to be used as a not-so-subtle allegory for racism), but we'll watch Smith in just about anything.

Early Man

Early Man release date: 26 January 2018

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall

What we know: The latest film from Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run creator Nick Park is taking us back to the Stone Age as Eddie Redmayne's Dug has to lead his tribe to victory against some local Bronze Age upstarts. It's an Aardman animation, so expect over-sized teeth, wacky animals, and oodles of slapstick humour - something the teaser trailer delivers in spades:

Black Panther

Black Panther release date: 9 February 2018

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

What we know: After debuting in Captain America: Civil War, Chadwick Boseman is back as Black Panther, Marvel's all-African superhero who just also happens to be a king. The mostly black cast looks like a huge step forward for superheroic diversity, and it doesn't hurt that the action is probably going to be pretty top-notch too.

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific Rim: Uprising release date: 23 February 2018

Starring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman

What we know: Giant robots meet giant monsters. Again. This sequel to Guillermo Del Toro's masterpiece of monster mayhem comes from TV veteran Steven S. DeKnight, and stars John Boyega (of Star Wars fame) as the son of the first film's Idris Elba character. This time the robots are sleeker, the monsters are probably bigger, and it's gonna be bloody great.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One release date: 30 March 2018

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn

What we know: Based on the best-selling novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One is a pop culture-soaked tribute to the '80s. Set in 2045, it centres on a virtual reality contest with a fortune as the prize - and the answer is almost certainly hidden in its creator's obsession with the music, films, TV, and most importantly videogames of the '80s. Steven Spielberg is in the director's chair, so hopefully it should be in safe hands.

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 release date: 1 June 2018

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin

What we know: Ryan Reynolds is back as the Merc with a Mouth in the sequel to 2016's surprise R-rated hit. We barely know anything about the film, and there's no trailer yet, but what we do have is a short teaser released alongside Logan, the latest Wolverine movie. It's a look at Deadpool's own take on a superhero staple, which goes predictably awry.