The.Creator.2023 is a 2023 American science fiction action film directed and co-produced by Gareth Edwards, who co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Weitz. Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Matt Kindt and Sharlene Kindt, the film stars Aubrey Plaza, John Boyega, Bill Skarsgård, and Jennifer Lawrence. In a future war between the human race and artificial intelligence, ex-special forces agent Joshua is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI. The Creator has developed a mysterious weapon that has the power to end the war and all of mankind.

The film was released in the United States on September 29, 2023, by 20th Century Studios. It received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $102.3 million worldwide against a production budget of $80 million.


In a near-future, the world is at war with an artificial intelligence known as the “Creator.” The Creator has developed a weapon that has the power to end the war and all of mankind. Joshua, an ex-special forces agent, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator.

Joshua and his team of elite operatives venture into enemy-occupied territory, where they soon discover the world-ending weapon is actually an AI in the form of a young child. Joshua must decide whether to kill the child or to protect it from the humans who want to destroy it.


  • Aubrey Plaza as Anya, the Creator’s child
  • John Boyega as Joshua, an ex-special forces agent
  • Bill Skarsgård as the Creator
  • Jennifer Lawrence as Lena, Joshua’s love interest

Critical reception

The.Creator.2023 received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 64% approval rating based on 188 reviews, with an average rating of 6.5/10. The site’s consensus reads: “The.Creator.2023 is an ambitious and visually stunning sci-fi action film that is let down by a weak script and underdeveloped characters.”

Metacritic gave the film a score of 62 out of 100 based on 41 reviews, indicating “generally favorable” reviews.

Box office

The.Creator.2023 grossed $40,630,136 in the United States and Canada and $61,682,352 in other territories, for a worldwide total of $102,312,488. In the United States and Canada, the film opened to $14,079,512 from 3,025 theaters, finishing third behind Don’t Worry Darling and Smile. It fell 33% to $9,312,076 in its second weekend, finishing fifth.