2017 was welcomed with a bang after an artist named JesusHands and his ex-wife changed the famous Hollywood Sign to read ‘Hollyweed’ in order to give people something to “smile and laugh out loud about…because 2016 was a crazy year.” Sure, what the duo did was illegal and something many have been punished for in the past, but NGL — it was funny AF!
While the prank itself was probably memorable enough, the Internet wanted to make sure it didn’t get lost in the shuffle — and decided to make it a meme!
3. If you didn’t read this in the specific voice, there’s something wrong with you.
6. Trigger warning:
7. Did you do this, Phil Lester?
8. RT RT RT!
9. Sobbing, tbh.
— NOTICE ME NARRY (@noticeMEnarry) January 6, 2017
10. For all those people who AREN’T Beliebers:
Damn someone vandalized the Hollywood sign again pic.twitter.com/7gEjmeE08e
— jayne (@stankidrauhl) January 6, 2017
11. Find the lie.
OMG. WHO DID THIS TO THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN!?! pic.twitter.com/tzUqOXYGhN
— kween of pops (@Mikey_Sul) January 4, 2017
12. ****SPOILER ALERT****
Some potterhead vandalised the Hollywood Sign! lmao pic.twitter.com/sskJWazzik
— HARRY POTTER FACTS (@TheHPFacts) January 5, 2017
13. They need to stop doing this…
14. It’s not a threat, but…
can't believe they did this to the Hollywood sign mfs up to no good pic.twitter.com/LkX8k5iHPa
— educated shrimp (@yaperboi) January 2, 2017
they changed the hollywood sign again pic.twitter.com/psoon8tEnG
— ryan fariaS (@ryanacondadont_) January 4, 2017
16. Trying to be subtle like:
wow i can't believe they changed the hollywood sign again pic.twitter.com/NvxclnmjRt
— kait (@kaitkirbz) January 3, 2017
I can't believe they vandalised the Hollywood sign again! pic.twitter.com/ebpJx8gb9D
— emma 144 (@princexhes) January 2, 2017
2017 is shaping up to be a great year — just look at all the movies coming out!
Before I Fall
RELEASE DATE: March 3
Lauren Oliver's Delirium was supposed to hit the small screen, with Emma Roberts at the helm, but it never made it past the pilot stage.
Thankfully, the author's Before I Fall is here to make up for it... on the big screen!
The story follows Sam (Zoey Deutch) as she relives February 12 over and over again, Groundhog Day-style, ending each day with the death of her and her best friends. "Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's in danger of losing."
Photo: Awesomeness Films
Beauty and the Beast
RELEASE DATE: March 17
It's a tale as old as time: A prince is cursed to look like a monster; his employees cursed along with him in the forms of furniture, silverware, appliances, etc. Only a beautiful woman, inside and out, can save them... with love.
The live-action adaptation of the Disney fairy tale has been in the making since forever, and now it's finally tapped to come to life — with Emma Watson leading the way!
RELEASE DATE: March 24
Go, go, Power Rangers!
Your fave characters from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Zack & Billy, are getting a reboot — and Rita Repulsa, Zordon and Alpha 5 will be there with them!
The story is just as you remember: "A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world." Can't wait!
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
RELEASE DATE: May 5
Peter Quill / Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana and the rest of the gang are back. Only this time, they're on a mission to find Peter Quill's true parentage. Cue Awesome Mixtape #2!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
RELEASE DATE: May 26
5 years after the last Pirates film, On Stranger Tides. and Captain Jack Sparrow is ready for more, searching for the trident of Poseidon.
What makes this adventure a whole lot better: The Maze Runner's Kaya Scodelario and The Giver's Brenton Thwaites will be joining Jack on the ride... with Orlando Bloom returning as Will Turner!
RELEASE DATE: June 2
Gal Gadot is back to play Diana Prince (a.k.a. Wonder Woman) — except, this time, it's without Batman and Superman at the helm.
In this feature, the Amazonian princess "leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world's greatest heroes."
Please, oh please, let this be a good film. We need more female superhero projects!
Photo: Warner Bros.
RELEASE DATE: June 16
You were first introduced to Lightning McQueen over 10 years ago, back in 2006's Cars, which means the Corvette-inspired vehicle is getting up there in the years. That's why, in the latest tale, he's out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.
Transformers: The Last Knight
RELEASE DATE: June 23
The Transformers franchise isn't as thrilling sans Shia LaBeouf, but you still can't help but want to see more of the Mark Wahlberg editions 'cause, NMW, the battles between the Autobots and the Decepticons are entertaining AF (albeit, incredibly destructive).
Photo: Paramount Pictures
Despicable Me 3
RELEASE DATE: June 30
The latest installment in the Despicable Me series looks like it'll be a good one, as "Gru's long lost twin, Drew, will emerge and there will be a theme of sibling rivalry."
Truth be told, we can't wait for the return of the Minions!
Photo: Universal Pictures
RELEASE DATE: July 7
The world was introduced to the new version of Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in Captain America: Civil War, and he stole the show. So, naturally, the web-slinger is getting his own film.
To make it even better, Robert Downey Jr. will reappear as Tony Stark/Iron Man, and Zendaya will be making her superhero-movie debut. Wins all around!
War of the Planet of the Apes
RELEASE DATE: July 14
2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes was only the beginning; 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was only a piece; 2017's War of the Planet of the Apes marks the battle you've all been waiting for.
Starring The Hunger Games' Woody Harrelson, "a nation of genetically evolved apes, led by Caesar, becomes embroiled in a battle with an army of humans." Who will win? Well, considering Planet of the Apes is baked into the title, things aren't looking too good for us lowly humans.
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox
RELEASE DATE: November 3
Though the plot for the third Thor film remains unknown, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and co. have never disappointed us before. In fact, none of the Marvel films failed to impress. So you can bet that great things are to come from the latest installment in the Marvel franchise.
RELEASE DATE: November 17
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was far from the greatest movie ever created, winning at the box office but failing with audiences. A far cry from The Avengers, if we do say so ourselves.
BUT, that doesn't mean that we're not looking forward to seeing the entire crew together, especially since Ezra Miller (Barry Allen/The Flash) and Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman) will be around to help the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel.
Photo: Warner Bros.
Let It Snow
RELEASE DATE: November 22
Following the success of The Fault in Our Stars, Universal landed the rights to Let It Snow, which is an anthology of short stories that weaves together three unexpected romances that take place over the course of one Christmas Eve, from Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle and TFiOS author John Green.
TFiOS and Paper Towns screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber revised the screenplay. What could go wrong?
Star Wars: Episode VIII
RELEASE DATE: December 15
2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of the biggest movies of all time, so the sequel is definitely one of the most-anticipated productions of the year. Heck, maybe of the entire decade.
"Having taken her first steps into a larger world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga." Lightsabers at the ready!
RELEASE DATE: December 22
TBH, we're quite skeptical about the flick, as the 1995 classic, starring Robin Williams, was a masterpiece; perfect, all on its own.
However, we're willing to give the reboot a chance, as it stars faves like Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Alex Wolff and even Nick Jonas.
Photo: Columbia Pictures
Pitch Perfect 3
RELEASE DATE: December 22
Get ready to get pitch-slapped for the third time, 'cause the Barden Bellas are tapped to make their return to the big screen!
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld and more are coming back for another round of aca-awesomeness, so, at the very least, you know the talent is gonna be crazy good.
Photo: Universal Pictures