The autumn film season is set to be an exciting one and we have already looked at some of the films we are excited about, including The Girl on the Train and Captain Fantastic.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

October and November are also boasting some very exciting films and we take a look at the ones that we are looking forward to the most.

- Inferno - released 14th October

We are huge fans of Tom Hanks here at FemaleFirst and he will be reprising the role of Robert Langdon in Inferno.

This will be the third of Dan Brown's books to be adapted for the big screen and follows on from the success of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons.

The movie sees Hanks reunite with filmmaker Ron Howard for what will be his first movie since In The Heart of the Sea last year.

Howard has brought together another fantastic cast as Felicity Jones, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan, and Omar Sy will all-star alongside Hanks. Personally, I am looking forward to seeing Hanks and Jones share the screen.

Inferno follows the famous symbologist Robert Langdon (Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories.

Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

The first films in the Robert Langdon series were hugely successful at the box office and I am looking forward to seeing Hanks in action once more.


- Doctor Strange - released 28th October

We have already been treated to one Marvel film this year and Doctor Strange is set to be the second. It is the first new franchise of Phase 3 and is one of the big autumn blockbusters that I am looking forward to the most.

The movie will see Benedict Cumberbatch take on the title role and it is exciting to see him join the every expanding MCU. In fact, it is a terrific cast as Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, and Michael Stuhlbarg are all also on board.

Doctor strange sees Scott Derrickson in the director's chair as he helms his first Marvel film. Derrickson has brought us movies such as Deliver Us from Evil and Sinister in recent years and this is set to be the biggest film of his career to date.

When Dr. Stephen Strange's medical career is left in tatters, he is taken under the wing of a sorcerer and trains him to defend the world against evil.

Doctor Strange is a Marvel film that I have been looking forward to ever since it was announced that it was in the pipeline. I really cannot wait to see the world the Derrickson and co create. This is just one of the new franchises that will be introduced during Phase 3.

While it won't reach the dizzy heights of Captain America: Civil War at the box office, Doctor Strange will be one of the must-see October blockbusters.

Doctor Strange

- The Accountant - released 4th November

Ben Affleck is set to return to the big screen this autumn as he leads the cast in new crime drama the Accountant.

The Accountant sees Affleck team up with filmmaker Gavin O'Connor for the first time as he returns to the director's chair. O'Connor has brought us movies such as Warrior and Miracle and this is his first feature since Jane Got A Gun.

The director has brought together a great as Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, J.K. Simmons, Alison Wright, John Lithgow, and Jeffrey Tambor are set to star alongside Affleck, who takes on the central role of Christian Wolff.

Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations.

With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of- the- art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

Could The Accountant be an early Oscar contender? I guess we are going to have to wait and see but it is promising to boast an impressive central performance from Affleck.

The Accountant

- The Light Between Oceans - released 4th November

A film that could well be in the Oscar mix next year comes in the form The Light Between Oceans, which sees Michael Fassbender star alongside Alicia Vikander for the first time.

Fassbender and Vikander are two of the most exciting acting talents - Fassbender was nominated for the Best Actor Oscar this year while Vikander won the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in the Danish Girl - and I cannot wait to see them share the screen together.

The Light Between Oceans is based on the novel by M.L. Stedman and has been adapted for the big screen by Derek Cianfrance, who is also in the director's chair for the film. Cianfrance has brought us movies such as The Place Beyond the Pines and Blue Valentine in recent years and it is great to see him back.

Rachel Weisz is also on board and completes the exciting trio of central actors for this movie.

On a remote Australian island in the years following World War I, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne (Fassbender) and his wife, Isabel (Vikander), discover a boat washed ashore carrying a dead man and a two-month-old baby.

Rescuing the infant, they make the decision to raise her as their own but the consequences of their choice prove to be devastating.

This powerful and emotional movie looks set to kick off the Oscar season in style.

The Light Between Oceans

- American Pastoral - released 4th November

We have seen a whole host of actors make the leap into the director's chair for the first time year... and this autumn Ewan McGregor is going to do the same.

McGregor has enjoyed an illustrious career in front of the camera and now he is making the leap into the director's chair for the first time.

American Pastoral is an adaptation of the novel by Philip Roth and has been turned into a screenplay by John Romano. As well as being in the director's chair, McGregor is also going to star in the film as he takes on the central role of Seymour 'Swede' Levov.

McGregor is joined on the cast list by Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly, Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker, David Strathairn, and Rupert Evans.

American Pastoral follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the social and political turmoil of the 1960s. Seymour 'Swede' Levov (McGregor), a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn (Connelly), a former beauty queen, but turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede's life.

When his beloved teenage daughter, Merry (Fanning), disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the world around him.

It is always interesting when a successful actor makes the leap into the director's chair - what kind of director with McGregor turn out to be?

American Pastoral

- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - released 18th November

When it comes to autumn movies, there are few more anticipated than Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as we return to J.K. Rowling's world of magic.

Rowling is making her screenplay debut with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as she has taken her own novel and turned it into a script.

The movie also sees her reunite with filmmaker David Yates, who directed four of the eight Harry Potter movies - including the finale back in 2011.

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne will take on the central role of Newt Scamander in what is his first feature film since the success of The Danish Girl at the beginning of the year.

Redmayne is joined on the cast list by Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, Jon Voight, Katherine Waterston, and Samantha Morton.

The movie opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.

Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident... were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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