The 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2018
(from now until December)
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It’s 2018, and holy crap are there a lot of phenomenal films coming out this year. It’s the year of Black Panther, Mary Poppins, and the long-awaited INCREDIBLES 2! While we all hope that these new releases and sequels live up to the hype we’ve created, there are a select few that have already had the media buzzing and cosplayers prepping for their next comic-convention. So grab a cup of a coffee and your cosplanner and check out the 20 most anticipated films of 2018!
20. Black Panther
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Release Date: February 15
King T’Challa takes his place at the throne after the events in Captain American: Civil War. Wakanda has a new leader, but not everyone agrees. Under the threat of a coo, the Black Panther must work with C.I.A agent Everrtt K. Ross to stop the comings of a world war.
19. Tomb Raider
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins
Directed by: Roar Uthaug
Release Date: March 16
Lara Croft, a highly intelligent and beautiful archaeologist-adventurer, tracks down her long-lost father’s last known whereabouts. The explorer disappeared years ago, but Lara can’t seem to let him go. On an riveting adventure to an island in the middle of the Devil’s Sea, Lara uncovers cryptic clues that may tell her what happened to her father all those years ago.
18. Pacific Rim Uprising
Starring: John Boyega, Tian Jing, Scott Eastwood
Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight
Release Date: March 23
Sequel to the 2013 film, Pacific Rim, the new generation of Jaeger pilots are ready to learn from Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost. Reunited with Mako Mori ten years later, they must lead the pilots ( including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara) against a new Kaiju threat.
17. Ready Player One
Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release Date: March 30
It’s 2045 and James Halliday, the creator of the virtual reality world, OASIS, has passed away. But once a video is released announcing the series of Easter Eggs hidden in the OASIS that contains the key to his fortune, the citizens stop at nothing to find the hidden treasure in the VR world. Wade Watts finds the first clue which leads to a grueling hunt to stop him, and anyone, from find the Egg. Based on the book written by Ernest Cline.
16. Super Troopers 2
Starring: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rob Lowe, Lynda Carte
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar
Release Date: April 20
Super Troopers returns 17 years later when a dispute erupts on the U.S. and Canada border. Now it’s up to troopers Thorny, Jeff Foster, Mac, Rabbit, and Rod to establish a Highway Patrol and take charge of the Canadian Mounties.
15. Avengers: Infinity War
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, etc
Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Release Date: May 4
The Avengers are back, and they’re teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to put a stop to Thanos, who has been meticulously collecting the Infinity Stones, which he will use to end the universe.
14. Deadpool 2
Starring: Ryan Reynolds
Release Date: May 18
Wade Wilson returns in an epic montage of fighting ninjas, painting masterpieces, and stroking unicorns in a tight red spandex suit. Deadpool is back in Deadpool 2, 3, 4, 5…we’re probably never going to get rid of this bastard.
13. Solo: A Star Wars Story
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Paul Bettany
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release Date: May 25
Finally, the complete story behind our favorite intergalactic pilot. Solo tells the story of a young Han Solo and how he became involved in the criminal world, a friend to Chewbacca, and one of the best pilots in the Rebellion.
12. Oceans 8
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Calling, Rihanna
Directed by: Gary Ross
Release Date: June 8
Debbie Ocean is released on parole, but her crime streak is just beginning. She recruits eight badass, albeit retired, criminals to come together one more time to pull off the perfect crime at one of New York’s most prestigious events: the Met Gala.
11. Incredibles 2
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Catherine Keener
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release Date: June 15
Mr. Incredible has hung up his cape and has taken on the role of stay-at-home-daddy. But while he’s cleaning up after Jack-Jack, his wife, Elastigirl, is out saving the world.
10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum
Directed by: J.A. Bayona
Release Date: June 22
The island has been deserted and the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park are left to the wild. But when Owen Grady finds out that the island’s volcano will erupt, he joins a daring team of rescuers to get the dinosaurs off the island and back to safety… even if it means putting the rest of the world in danger.
9. Teen Titans Go!
Starring: Kristen Bell, Khary Payton, Will Arnett
Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail
Release Date: July 27
Five teenage superheroes put aside their dreams of Hollywood stardom to stop a deranged villain’s plan for world domination. This new animated film brings back all your favorite Teen Titan heroes including, Jade Wilson, Raven, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Robin, and Starfire.
8. Ant-Man and the Wasp
Starring: Paul Rudd, Hannah John-Kamen, Michelle Pfeiffer, Evangeline Lill
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Release Date: July 6
Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym pull Scott Lang from job as dad turned superhero, to work on an urgent mission that pairs him with The Wasp. This assignment unintentionally brings the two closer together, revealing unknown secrets about their past.
Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Tom Holland
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Release Date: October 5
Based on the Marvel Comics characters, Eddie Brock is working at the Daily Bugle as a journalist when the symbiote turns him into the anti-hero, Venom. Little is known about the plot to this film and its ties into Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. However as of this writing, Holland appears on the film’s IMDb page as Peter Parker in this new film.
Starring: Virginia Gardner, Judy Greer, Jamie Lee Curtis
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Release Date: October 19
Forty years ago, Michael Myers traumatized Laurie Strode during a killing spree that she narrowly escaped. Now, she comes face-to-mask with the serial killer once more on Halloween for a final confrontation.
5. X-MEN The Dark Phoenix
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Tye Sheridan, Jessica Chastain
Directed by: Simon Kinberg
Release Date: November 2
The X-Men are faced with a tantalizing dilemma when their fellow team member, Jean Grey, develops incredible powers that are outside of her control. They must act quick and decide whether the fate of their corrupt friend will put the rest of the world in danger–and how they can stop her.
4. Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindlewald
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston
Directed by: David Yayes
Release Date: November 16
Newt Scamander’s adventure of collecting fantastic beasts continues after the harrowing experience that put him in the cross-hairs of Gellert Grindelwald. But the crimes of Grindelwald are only just beginning, as we learn of the tragic events that play a huge part in Harry Potter’s journey to destroy Voldemort.
3. Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Starring: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer,
Directed by: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore
Release Date: November 21
Six years after Ralph and Vanelloppe salvage the arcade from Turbo, Sugar Rush has . Now, Ralph and his friends must fix the arcade by breaking into the internet via WiFi.
This film became even more anticipated once it was revealed at D23 that all of Disney’s most notable Disney princesses (from Ariel to Elsa) will be making special appearance in Ralph’s new adventure!
Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman
Directed by: James Wan
Release Date: December 21
Based on the characters from DC Comics, comes the story of Arthur Curry’s rise to claim the throne in the underwater world of Atlantis. As heir to the throne, he must learn to protect and lead his people as a threat looms to threaten their way of life.
1. Mary Poppins Returns
Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman
Directed by: James Wan
Release Date: December 25
Jane and Michael Banks days from spoonfuls of sugar and flying carousels are long behind them. In the dark and gloomy days of a Depression-era London, Michael and his three children are visited by a magical old friend who works to reintroduce happiness and imagination into their lives in the wake of a loss.
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