But as ever, Hollywood has been investing big into the latest batch of action blockbusters that threaten to keep us glued to our cinema seats throughout 2017.
Hugh Jackman has done a great job in portraying the muscle-bound Wolverine in the X-Men series of movies. But he’ll be hanging up his claws for the very last time on March 2 when the Logan movie gives us the final instalment of this much-loved hero’s action-packed adventures.
Not that there will be any shortage of costumed superheroes in 2017. And our pick of the bunch has to be Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 that should manage to be a little less saccharine than other comic-to-movie titles thanks to some sharp comedic scripting and some brutal fight sequences.
Unfortunately it looks like the sequel to Deadpool won’t be released until January 2018. But seeing as the Canadian site Lucky Nugget Casino has shown how many of his action-movie colleagues are making appearances in licensed slots games, it looks like we won’t see any shortage of explosive content.
But the Canadian star, Keanu Reeves, looks to give us one of the biggest action hits of 2017 with John Wick: Chapter 2. This sees the assassin coming out of retirement to take on a cutthroat group of gangsters, and with a high body count and wonderful fight choreography helping it win some rave reviews, it’s shown why Reeves is one of Canada’s best loved movie stars.
This is all the more impressive as Reeves is 52-years old and could easily be settling down to some online casino games rather than taking on some gangsters. But spare a thought for the crew of the Covenant spaceship who travelled to the far side of the galaxy only to find their supposed paradise is filled with horrendous monsters in the new Alien: Covenant film.
With the Terminator-creator James Cameron happily admitting that he’d stand in line to watch the upcoming Alien: Covenant movie, it’s a testament to how this franchise has grown to be one of the biggest action movie series.
But whether Alien: Covenant will ever match the glory of the 1979 original or feature in one of Canada’s online casino games remains to be seen.