We have seen some great movies in 2017. Whenever we look back at a outgoing year, we movie lovers often judge how it was based on the quality and quantity of movies we saw.
In that line, the movies like Dunkirk, Logan, Thor: Ragnarok, Wonder Woman, Get Out, Coco, Okja and so many others have really made the year a memorable one.
Now, let us have a look at what we have in store for us in the incoming year 2018.
Set to release on April 25, 2018, this very highly anticipated movie, “Avengers: Infinity War” from the Marvel Studios is intended to be a sequel to 2012's “The Avengers” and 2015's “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. This time, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers are set against the “despot of intergalactic infamy”, the most powerful enemy yet -- evil Thanos. To defeat him and to save humanity, the Avengers must unite against him and be prepared for anything. Directed by the Russo brothers - Anthony Russo and Joe Russo - the movie features Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Josh Brolin as Thanos, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Tom Hiddleston as Loki and even Vin Diesel as groot among others.
Yo ho ho for the Star Wars fans. The second film of the Star Wars Anthology Series, after the fist one titled- “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, is set to release on May 25, 2018. This fantasy, science fiction and action film is being awaited by the millions worldwide. The movie is centred around Han Solo, a character from the Star Wars franchise. Hence the name “Solo”. The movie portrays Han Solo and Chewbacca's adventures before joining the Rebellion, including their early encounters with Lando Calrissian, according to IMDB. Directed by Ron Howard, maker of Academy Award winning “A Beautiful Mind” and “The Da Vinci Code”, the movie casts Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo and Emilia Clarke as Kira.
(Trailer is not released yet)
The fantasy Sci-fi movie “Annihilation” promises to show some high-end biological sci-fi in a very mysterious setup that is going to thrill the audience. In the movie, a biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply in a mission to save her husband, says IMDB. The movie is scheduled to release on February 22, 2018 initially in Brazil. Based on Jeff Vander Meer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It was written and directed by Alex Garland, director of Ex Machina.
A retake on Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean's Trilogy featuring all female lead roles, “Ocean’s 8” is making quite a buzz among the movie lovers out there. In this heist-comedy film, a criminal mastermind, Debbie Ocean, and seven other female thieves try to pull off the heist of the century at New York's yearly Met Gala. Directed by Gary Ross it is all set to release on June 8, 2018. The movie produced by George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh is jam packed with stars like Rihanna, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Katie Holmes and Matt Damon among others.
Steven Spielberg will create something and that will not be awaited by many, that simply can't happen. “Ready Player One” is what he will deliver the world in 2018. This adventure, action sci-fi is set to release initially on March 29, 2018 in Brazil. It is based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller Science Fiction novel of the same name. The plot of the story has already scintillated and tantalised us to a great extent. Set in 2045, the movie shows a world on the brink of ruin. The only solace that humanity has is the virtual reality existence named OASIS, where all the fun, excitement and adrenaline rush begins after a contest is declared by the creator of OASIS that takes hold of the whole world. The movie casts Olivia Cooke, Tye Sheridan, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Letitia Wright, TJ Miller and others.
2018 is likely to witness two movies from the X-Men franchise - - “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” and “The New Mutants”. In “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”, X-Men Mystique, Beast, Storm, Nightcrawler and the rest faces a unique dilemma when they will have to choose between one the their own and the rest of the world as Jean Grey's mind is being overtaken by a power hungry evil force. Set to release on November 2, 2018, this action, adventure, Sci-Fi movie is directed by Simon Kinberg and casts stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Tye Sheridan, Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy among others.
(No trailer yet)
The fifth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is intended to be the sequel to “Jurassic World” (2015). Four years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinos while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet. Directed by JA Bayona this science fiction action film is set to release on 22 June 2018 (USA). The movie features Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt and Jeff Goldblum.
Tom Cruise is back with the 6th installment of his Mission Impossible series with “M:I 6 - Mission Impossible”. Nothing much is known about the plot line of the movie yet but all that we can infer that our international undercover spy will be on a yet another breathtaking journey to uncover secrets, solve mysteries and possibly to save the world from evil doers through some high doses of action packed sequences. The movie has been written, co-produced and directed by Christopher McQuarrie and is expected to hit the US theatres on July 27, 2018. The movie casts stars like Tom Cruise, Michelle Monaghan, Vanessa Kirby, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin among others.
(No Trailer yet)
The superhero movie based on the Marvel comics character Deadpool left all the movie goers thirsty for more right from the moment the lights went on in the theatres after “Deadpool”. So, the world is waiting eagerly for the second installment of this action packed yet hilarious movie that it was. Although sad that this time it is not being directed by the Deadpool director Tim Miller but we have another creative lad at our side- the director of “Atomic Blonde”, David Leitch. The new adventure of Deadpool is expected to release on 1 June 2018 in the USA. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin and TJ Miller among others.
Tenth of the JK Rowling's Wizarding World and second of Fantastic Beasts series, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is yet another hugely anticipated movies of 2018. Written by JK Rowling and directed by David Yates the movie stars Johnny Depp, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Eddie Redmayne, Zoë Kravitz and others. Seeing Johnny Depp within the Wizarding World is another spectacle that the movie lovers are eagerly waiting for.
(No trailer yet)
A science fiction thriller “Alita: Battle Angel” portrays the journey of Alita, a futuristic cyborg, to discover the truth of who she is and her fight to change the world. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Rosa Salazar, Jennifer Connelly, Eiza González and others the movie is set to hit the US theatres on 20 July 2018.
Lily James, Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irvine starring Musical comedy “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” is making quite a wave among the movie lovers. In this sequel to the 2008 film “Mamma Mia!”, the movie promises to show the ‘girl power’ to the world through the tale of a mother who made something of her life all on her own. Written and directed by Ol Parker the movie expected to release on July 20, 2018.
Another movie from the Marvel studios is being eagerly awaited by many is “Black Panther”. Based on the Marvel comics superhero Black Panther, the movie will show the return of the hero to his nation to save it from old enemies and to become the rightful king. Directed by Ryan Coogler this action, adventure, Sci-Fi fantasy is expected to release on February 9, 2018 in the UK.
Another X-Men movie that we were talking about earlier is “The New Mutants”. It tells the story of 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. This action, horror, Sci-Fi, fantasy will be released initially in US theatres on April 13, 2018. Directed by Josh Boone it features Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Maisie Williams and others.
Among all these live action scintillating and breathtaking movies, there are some animation films that are also being highly anticipated. So, movies like “The Incredibles 2”, “Early Man” and “The Happytime Murders” should also be on your movies-to-watch-in 2018 list.
Happy New Year! Hope the new year brings lots of love, peace, prosperity and tons of happy movie hours to you!