‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Mad Max,’ a new ‘Dune’: Previewing 2024’s top movies

Three “Strangers” movies, two Kevin Costner sagas, one more “Mad Max” adventure. Oh my!

Those titles — and many more! — are on the bill for 2024, a movie year that looks to thrill moviegoers with plenty of familiar properties and even some original fare.

We’ll get part threes of “Deadpool,” “Sonic the Hedgehog” and “Venom,” and sequels to “Dune,” “Joker,” “Gladiator,” “Beetlejuice” and “Inside Out.” We’ll get a “Mean Girls” musical. Another “Alien” movie. And yes, the 11th chapter in the “Saw” series is due out just in time for Spooky Season.

Want more? Buckle up. Here’s what’s on tap at the movies in 2024.

(Remember: Dates are always subject to change.)

January

Reneé Rapp and Avantika Vandanapu in "Mean Girls."

A “Mean Girls” sequel? Not really. A reboot? Guess again. “Mean Girls” (due out Jan. 12) is based on the “Mean Girls” musical, which itself was based on “Mean Girls” movie, which came out two whole decades ago. Reneé Rapp, who plays Regina George this time around, was just 3 years old when the first “Mean Girls” was released. If you weren’t already feeling old, that oughta do it.