Most Anticipated Movies for 2018

2017 was an amazing year in film, bringing to theatres worldwide exciting movies;  2018 promises to be an even bigger year in film, with an slate of amazing and exciting movies ranging from high profile superhero movies, several sequels and book adaptations; some of which we have waited a long time for and can’t wait to see. From already released trailers and soundtracks accredited to these movies. In no particular order, Here are my most anticipated movies for 2018:

  • Black Panther

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Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director: Ryan Coogler
Writers: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Rating: PG-13 (for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture)

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Andy Serkis, Angela Basset, Forest Whitaker, Letita Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, John Kani, Florence Kasumba.

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after his introduction to us in “Civil Wars” and the event of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Release date: February 16, 2018.

 

  • Avengers: Infinity War

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Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, FantasyDirectors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen Mcfeely
Rating: NRFour years after the events of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2″, the Avengers have been torn apart following the events of “Captain America: Civil War”. When Thanos arrives on Earth to collect the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that will allow him to bend reality to his will, The Avengers must join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy and their Super Hero allies and be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Karen Gillan, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Benedict Wong, Danai Gurira, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Josh Brolin, Sebastian Stan, Pom Klementieff, Tessa Thompson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Linda Cardellini, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Sean Gunn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angela Bassett, Terry Notary, Letitia Wright, Isabella Amara, Tiffany Espensen, Winston Duke.

Release date: May 4, 2018.

  • Ready Player One

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Genre(s): Action, Adeventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Zak Penn, Ernest Cline
Rating: PG-13

Based on the novel by Ernie Cline; The movie is set in the year 2044, when the world has been gripped by an energy crisis from the depletion of fossil fuels and the consequences of global warming, causing widespread social problems and economic stagnation. To escape the decline their world is facing, people turn to the OASIS,[a] a virtual reality simulator accessible by players using visors and haptic technology such as gloves. Ready Player One centres on a young outcast named Wade Watts. When the game’s billionaire founder dies, he offers players his fortunes as the prize in the virtual treasure hunt. Watts gets in on the action, but soon finds himself facing off against corporate foes who will go to any lengths to get the money – in both the real world and in ‘The Oasis’.

Release Date: March 29, 2018.

  • Deadpool 2

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Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Comedy and Sci-Fi
Director: David Leitch
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Rating: NR
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Zazie Beetz, Eddie Marsan, Karan Soni, Jack Kesy, Stefan Kapicic, Leslie Uggams.
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover —Twentieth Century Fox

Release date: May 18, 2018.

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Genre(s): Action, Adeventure, Adaptation, Sci-Fi
Director: Peyton Reed
Writers: Chris Mckenna, Erik Sommers, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, Paul Rudd
Rating: NR
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, T.I., Laurence Fishburne, Judy Greer, Walton Goggins, Randall Park, Hannah John-Kamen.

Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang tries to balance his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, when Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym present him with a new mission to bring to light secrets from their past, requiring him to team up with van Dyne as the new Wasp.

Release date: July 6, 2018.

 

  • Aquaman

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Genre(s): Action, Adeventure, Sci-Fi
Director: James Wan
Writers: Will Beall
Rating: NR
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman.

Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world. Following the events of “Justice League”, Arthur Curry, the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, is caught between surface dwellers and his own people who are ready to lash out and invade the surface.

Release date: December 21, 2018.

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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Genre(s): Action, Adeventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Writers: Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly
Rating: NR
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Jeff Goldblum, Bd Wong, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, Toby Jones, James Cromwell.

Four years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to Isla Nubar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a once dormant volcano on the island is active and is threatening to extinguish all life there. Along the way, Owen sets out to find Blue, his lead raptor, and discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the natural order of the entire planet. Life has found a way, again.

Release date: June 22, 2018.

  • Annihilation

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Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-F, Thriller
Director: Alex Garland
Writers: Alex Garland, Jeff VanderMeer
Rating: R
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina, Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac

A group of soldiers enters an environmental disaster zone and only one soldier (Oscar Isaac) comes back out alive, though he is grievously injured. In an attempt to save his life, his wife Lena (Natalie Portman), a biologist, volunteers for another expedition into the zone to figure out what happened to him.

Release date: February 23, 2018.

 

  • A Wrinkle in Time

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Genre(s): Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Director: Ava DuVernay
Writers: Jennifer Lee, Madeleine L’Engle
Rating: PG
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Michael Peña, Mindy Kaling, Meg Murry, Zach Galifianakis, Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, Levi Miller, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel MacPherson, Alexia Rae Castillo, André Holland, Akemi Look.

Meg Murry (Storm Reid) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Chris Pine), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) to three celestial guides-Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling)-who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. Traveling via a wrinkling of time and space known as tessering, they are soon transported to worlds beyond their imagination where they must confront a powerful evil. To make it back home to Earth, Meg must look deep within herself and embrace her flaws to harness the strength necessary to defeat the darkness closing in on them.

Release March 9, 2018.

 

  • Venom

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Genre(s): Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Writers: Jeff Pinkner, Kelly Marcel, Scott Rosenberg
Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate, Woody Harrelson, Riz Ahmed
Rating: NR

Marketing has not begun for the long-awaited Venom movie. Venom poses one of the most interesting questions for Marvel-based movies. Will it or won’t it connect to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker/Spider-Man and how will the first “adjunct” movie to the main Marvel Cinematic Unviverse actually fit in? How is Venom really Venom if he’s never had Peter Parker and his spidey powers as a host or is that coming later? An all-star cast, director, and property still make for a wonderful mix as a standalone origin story for the Venom symbiote. –

credit: screenrant

Release date: October 5, 2018.

  • Tomb Raider

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Genre(s): Action, Adventure
Director: Roar Uthaug
Writers: Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Alastair Siddons
Rating: PG-13
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Nick Frost, Antonio Aakeel.

A reboot of the popular video game franchise, “Tomb Raider” sees Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer determined to forge her own path as she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death. embarking on an adventure to solve her father’s death, Lara Croft has to push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Release date: March 16, 2018.

  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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Genre(s): Action, Adeventure, Sci-Fi
Director: Simon Kinberg
Writer: Simon Kinberg
Rating: NR
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Tye Sheridan, Jessica Chastain, Olivia Munn, James Mcavoy, Michael Fassbender, Sophie Turner, Evan Peters, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Jonigkeit, Kodi Smit-Mcphee, Alexandra Shipp, Daniel Cudmore.

In 1992, nearly a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, the X-Men are national heroes going on increasingly risky missions. When a solar flare hits them during a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey loses control of her abilities and unleashes the Phoenix. Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
The franchise attempts to re-do the Dark Phoenix saga from Marvel Comics, aliens and all as X-Men: Dark Phoenix takes the series into space for the first time.

Release date: November 2, 2018.

  • Ocean’s 8

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Genre(s): Action, Crime, Thriller
Director: Gary Ross
Writers: Olivia Milch, Gary Ross
Rating: NR
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Dakota Fanning, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Olivia Munn, Adriana Lima, James Corden, Katie Holmes, Matt Damon, Richard Armitage, Kylie Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Kim Kardashian West, Nea Dune, Kendall Jenner, Carl Reiner

Set in the same universe as the Ocean’s 11 franchise that ran from 2001-07, Ocean’s 8 brings together an all-star cast of leading ladies, and we suspect, some great cameos too!. Criminal mastermind Debbie Ocean and seven other female thieves try to pull off the heist of the century at New York’s annual Met Gala. Their target — a necklace that’s worth more than $150 million.

Release Date: June 8, 2018.

  • Mission Impossible: Fallout

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Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Thriller
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Writers: Christopher McQuarrie
Rating: NR
Cast: Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Cruise, Vanessa Kirby, Michelle Monaghan, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris.

When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.

Release date: July 27, 2018.

  • New Mutants

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Genre(s): Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director: Josh Boone
Writer: Josh Boone
Rating: NR
Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Happy Anderson, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, Thomas Kee.
Easily one of my anticipated movies for this year with all the mystery and horror feel to it, The New Mutant release date has been pushed back to February 22, 2019.
“Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.”

Formerly April 13, 2018; New release date: February 22, 2019.

  • Solo: A Star Wars story

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Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director: Ron Howard (Previously, Phil Lord And Chris Miller)
Writers: Jon Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan
Rating: NR
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Paul Bettany, Joonas Suotamo, Warwick Davis, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Clint Howard

Described as a space western, “Solo” is centered on a young Han Solo and his adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian.

Release Date: May 25, 2018.

 

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