ByMatt Juul, writer at
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Matt Juul

If you thought 2016 was filled with great films, wait until next year.

While the New Year hasn't arrived yet, 2017 is already shaping up to be great for fans of action flicks and their high octane sequels. From fierce female warriors taking on the undead to metal clawed mutants fighting for survival, next year will have a little something for every type of moviegoer.

Ahead, check out our list of the top 10 action-packed movie sequels we can't wait to see in 2017.

10. Underworld: Blood Wars

Kate Beckinsale's Selene will kick off 2017 by taking on vampires and werewolves in Underworld: Blood Wars. The sequel is the fifth installment in the action horror series.

Release date: January 6

9. xXx: Return of Xander Cage

A number of action movie badasses will join Vin Diesel for his return to the xXx franchise. Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Samuel L. Jackson, as well as current middleweight champion Michael Bisping are set to appear in the sequel.

Release date: January 20

8. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Milla Jovovich is back for one last film as the undead slaying Alice in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Will she finally be able to take down the nefarious Umbrella Corporation? Guess we'll have to wait and see.

Release date: January 27

7. John Wick: Chapter 2

Apparently, bad guys haven't learned their lessons from the first , as Keanu Reeves is back as the ass-kicking hitman in next year's sequel. Expect a lot of broken bones and bloodshed in the upcoming action thriller.

Release date: February 10

6. Logan

Before Hugh Jackman retires as the adamantium-clawed mutant, he's taking one more ride as in the upcoming spinoff Logan. Jackman's last film as the superhero will be an ultra-violent affair, as the actor willingly took a pay cut to ensure its R-rating.

Release date: March 3

5. The Fate of the Furious

The eighth film drives into theaters next spring, and it plans to bring a few major twists with it. Judging by the first trailer, Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto will be taking a villainous turn in the upcoming sequel. Luckily, the Rock and the rest of the crew will be there to try and stop him.

Release date: April 14

4. Transformers: The Last Knight

Say what you will about the franchise, but the films always bring the action in addition to hefty box offices returns. The latest installment will pair series stars Mark Wahlberg and Josh Duhamel as they deal with the aftermath of Age of Extinction.

Release date: June 23

3. Kingsman: The Golden Circle

A ton of A-list actors are set to appear in 2017's Kingsman follow-up. The collection of stars who are joining Taron Egerton and Mark Strong in the action flick include Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, oh, and the "Rocket Man" himself, Elton John.

Release date: October 6

2. Thor: Ragnarok

What do you get when you send and into space? Hopefully an epic superhero movie. Expect a ton of action when two of Marvel's most powerful heroes team up for next year's Thor sequel.

Release date: November 3

1. Star Wars: Episode VIII

If you can't wait for another movie after seeing , you're in luck. What's sure to be the most anticipated movie of 2017, the next Star Wars sequel will look to up the ante from 2015's . Hopefully there will be some more lightsaber action now that Luke Skywalker is back in the picture.

Release date: December 15

Which action-packed movie sequel are you excited to see in 2017? Let us know in the comments below.


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