Here are 25 movies we’re itching to see in 2018!
So 2017 was quite a year for movies releases, and it looks like 2018 is going to be just as impressive! Here are 25 movies that we’re most excited for this year — with trailers! (You’re welcome.)
Release Date: February 16
Chadwick Boseman’s introduction into the MCU as T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War was, in a word, epic! Boseman makes his grand return as the King of Wakanda, along with the equally talented cast, including Lupita Nyogn’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown, Michael B. Jordan, Andy Serkis, and Martin Freeman.
Release Date: February 23
Based on the first novel in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, Annihilation finds Natalie Portman and a team of scientists entering Area X, a zone that’s been marked as an environmental hazard and where things aren’t exactly as they appear.
A Wrinkle in Time
Release Date: March 9
After her father’s disappearance, a young girl, her little brother, and her classmate must journey to a new planet in search of him. While there they discover three mysterious beings who guide them on their adventure through time and space. The movie is based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. It stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, and Zach Galifianakis.
Release Date: March 16
This doesn’t mark the first time we’ve seen heroine Lara Croft on the big screen (who could ever forget Angelina Jolie as the titular character?), but that doesn’t make it any less exciting. Alicia Vikander gives audiences a look at Lara Croft before she became the dual-pistol-wielding hero we all know. And it makes me that much more excited to complete the Tomb Raider games (from 2013 and 2015) before its release!
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Release Date: March 23
John Boyega is stepping away briefly from the Star Wars universe and into another science-fiction movie. He stars as Jake Pentecost, the new leader of the next generation of fighters against the alien monsters that seek to end humanity as we know it.
Ready Player One
Release Date: March 30
Stephen Spielberg brings Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel to life in this 2018 adaptation. Set in the year 2045, the world has drastically changed and is on the brink of ending. But, because of a virtual reality universe called the OASIS, there’s still hope.
A Quiet Place
Release Date: April 6
Nothing is more terrifying than silence. And in this supernatural thriller, it’s the only thing that’s keeping this family alive. They communicate in sign language and avoid doing anything that could result in a loud noise. The movie stars John Krasinski (who’s also directing) and Emily Blunt.
Avengers: Infinity War
Release Date: May 4
Everything the Marvel Cinematic Universe has created over the last 10 years has led to this moment. All of the heroes must work together in order to defeat the all-powerful Thanos, who’s on a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones. The MCU is about to change … forever.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: May 25
After the massive disappointment that was The Last Jedi (read our review), many of us are trying to keep our hopes up that this Han Solo spin-off won’t crash and burn. While Disney is already predicting its inevitable failure, we still consider it a contender on the most-anticipated movies list due to the fact that we’re wondering just how bad it will be.
Release Date: June 1
Ryan Reynolds is back as the wisecracking vigilante Deadpool in the yet-to-be-named sequel. He’s joined by Josh Brolin as Cable, and the movie also sees the return of Morena Baccarin and Brianna Hildebrand.
Release Date: June 8
Considered both a spin-off and a sequel to the Ocean’s trilogy, Ocean’s 8 focuses on Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), sister of Danny from the original films, as she puts together a team of seven female thieves to pull off a huge heist at the Met Gala. Bullock is accompanied by an all-star female cast that includes Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina. Can you say “Girl Power!”
Release Date: June 15
It’s been 14 years since The Incredibles was released and now we get to see how the Parr family’s story continues in the long-awaited sequel. If only we could get a sequel to A Bug’s Life …
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release Date: June 22
Taking place four years after the events of Jurassic World, Chris Pratt is back as Owen and Bryce Dallas Howard reprises her role as Claire as the two try to save the remaining dinosaurs from extinction. Fans of the original movies will recognize a few familiar faces, including Jeff Goldblum and B.D. Wong.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Release Date: July 6
Ant-Man and the Wasp is the third Marvel movie to be released in 2018. It’s a sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, and will follow Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) as he is joined by Evangeline Lilly’s The Wasp. No major plot details have released just yet.
Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again!
Release Date: July 20
All of your favorites from 2008’s Mamma Mia will return to Greece in the highly-anticipated sequel, Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again! The movie is focused around Amanda Seyfried (Sophie) as tries to handle her pregnancy while simultaneously learning about her mother’s past (Lily James plays a younger Donna).
Release Date: September 21
Kingsman: The Golden Circle‘s Taron Egerton stars in the titular role of Robin Hood in a new action-adventure movie directed by Otto Bathurst. In the movie, audiences will see how Robin Hood became the legend we know today. And come on, Jamie Foxx as Little John? How can you not be excited about this?!
Release Date: October 5
Not much has been said for the new Marvel movie starring Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams. All fans know is that it’ll be focused on the Spider-Man anti-hero, Venom.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Release Date: November 2
Tchaikovsky’s famous 1892 ballet is being transformed into a live-action movie spearheaded by Disney. It follows the story of a young girl named Clara as she’s transported into a parallel universe with toy soldiers, sugar plum fairies, and plenty of mice.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Release Date: November 16
This is the second installment in the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series, which is based on J.K. Rowling’s book of the same name. Eddie Redmayne wields his wand once again as he joins forces with Albus Dumbledore (played by Jude Law) to defeat Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
Release Date: November 21
He’s the bad guy who won all of our hearts back in 2012, and now John C. Reilly’s Ralph and Sarah Silverman’s Vanellope are teaming up again to save the internet!
Release Date: November 29
Benedict Cumberbatch is turning green in Illumination Entertainment’s (makers of Despicable Me) new animated movie, The Grinch. It’s a retelling of Dr. Seuss’ famous children’s book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. (I’m partial to Jim Carrey’s version, but that’s just me.)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Release Date: December 14
There’s more than one Spider-Man in the universe, and this new animated movie dives into the unlimited number of possibilities. Audiences will meet Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales as he’s thrust into the Spider-Verse.
Bumblebee: The Movie
Release Date: December 21
Before Bumblebee was driving around with Shia LaBeouf in Michael Bay’s Transformers series, he was a broken-down Volkswagen Bug. The movie takes place in the 1980s and stars Pitch Perfect 3‘s Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie, a teen trying to find her place in the world.
Release Date: December 21
We were introduced to Arthur Curry aka Aquaman (Jason Momoa) in DC’s mega-flop The Justice League, and now the underwater hero is branching out on his own in his first solo film. Fans are hopeful that Aquaman will be able to redeem the DCEU’s failing track record (with the exception of Wonder Woman — the only good thing to come out of the DCEU). Is Momoa strong enough to pull DC out of the depths? We’ll have to wait and see …
Mary Poppins Returns
Release Date: December 25
Emily Blunt is stepping into the title role of Mary Poppins in the reboot/sequel to the 1964 classic starring the impeccable Julie Andrews. Andrews left some big shoes to fill, but if anyone can do it, it’s Emily Blunt. Mary Poppins Returns tells the story of the Banks children, now grown and with children of their own, as the nanny uses her unique set of skills to help the family find happiness again.
Which of the above movies are you looking forward to seeing the most? Personally, I am so excited for Black Panther, Tomb Raider, Mamma Mia 2, and The Nutcracker! Also, are there other movies coming out this year that you’re excited for, that we didn’t include in our list? Share them with us in the comments section below.