2018 Movies

The Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Earth’s Mightiest Heroes join forces once again to take on the Mad Titan Thanos, who threatens to wreck havoc with the power of the Infinity Gauntlet.

Thanos (Josh Brolin) decides to collect the Infinity Stones himself in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. The Avengers, who had a falling out during Captain America: Civil War, need to come together to face their biggest threat yet. Doctor Strange and the Guardians Of The Galaxy will be joining the Avengers for the first time, and returning heroes from Civil War include Tom Holland’s Spider-Man, Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther. Directors Anthony and Joe Russo are in charge of the project with Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely as the writers.

Filming for the movie has already wrapped up and production is underway. However details about the film continue to be scarce. Actress Elizabeth Olsen, who plays Wanda Maximoff or the Scarlet Witch, revealed that she, like many other actors, was only given portions of the whole script. It means they only know about their participation in the film but they do not always know who they are in the scene with. Holland, who is known to reveal too much plot in interviews, has also revealed that in some scenes he shot, he had to fight with imaginary opponents.

Aside from how the biggest ensemble of Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) characters ever seen in one movie, viewers are also excited to find out how the Avengers themselves reconcile after the events that occurred on Captain America: Civil War, where they were divided into two groups led by Robert Downey, Jr.’s Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, and Chris Evans’s Steve Rogers, aka Captain America.

Other Avengers characters, such as Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Vision (Paul Bettany), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Loki (Tom Hiddleston), and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) will also be back.

Doctor Strange’s Dr. Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Wong (Benedict Wong) will also join, along with “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Groot (Vin Diesel), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Mantis (Pom Kelemntieff).

Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled for release on May 4, 2018.

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Aquaman (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Aquaman (Jason Momoa) is the King of the Seven Seas. Leader of Atlantis, he is caught between the surface world constantly ravaging the seas and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt. Aquaman is committed to protecting the entire world. This film is part of WB’s shared DC cinematic universe.

As one of the founding members of the Justice League, Aquaman is set to star in a standalone film as part of the DC Extended Universe. The film is scheduled to be released in December 2018 with actor Jason Momoa playing the titular role. The film will be directed by James Wan while Will Beall is in charge of the screenplay based on the story by Wan and Geoff Johns.

The character is based on the DC Comics character created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. He first appeared on More Fun Comics #73 published in 1941 before starring in his self-titled series. He became one of the founding members of the Justice League of America during the Silver Age and has since also appeared in animation, tv series and movies.

On DCEU’s Smallville the character was played by actor Alan Ritchson. Momoa’s Aquaman has already appeared briefly in the 2016 movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He is set to appear again in the movie Justice League which will premiere in November 2017.

Aquaman is also known as the king of Atlantis and also goes by the name Arthur Curry. His father was a lighthouse keeper named Tom and his mother Atlanna later on revealed that she was an exiled Queen of Atlantis. As a half-human and half-Atlantan, he is able to thrive in both land water.  

In the rebooted world of DC Comics, he was also called Orin, born heir to the Atlantean Royal Family. His mother Atlanna conceived him during a dream and was left to die on Mercy Reef at the command of King Trevis. He was initially raised by Porm, a dolphin.

Filming for the movie has already began in Australia on May 2, 2017 but majority of the shots will be taken in Village Roadshow Studios in Gold Coast, Queensland. Other cast members include Nicole Kidman (Queen Atlanna), Amber Heard (Mera), Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko), Patrick Wilson (Orm), Dolph Lundgren (King Nereus) and Temuera Morrison (Thomas Curry).

Read More: Aquaman Trailer, Cast, And Update

Black Panther (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.  Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits theatres on February 16, 2018.

Read More: Black Panther Trailer, Cast, And Updates

Deadpool 2 (2018)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Deadpool 2 is a sequel to the box office hit Deadpool that involves more killing, more laughs, more mutants, and more… time-travel. Plot details are unknown but the film will introduce Cable, the future mutant soldier son of X-Men leader Cyclops.

The adventures of the merc with a mouth continue in Deapool 2. The working title of the upcoming movie sequel has been revealed to be “Love Machine” but no information about the final movie title has been given yet. Wade Wilson, Deadpool’s alter ego, is expected to come back funnier, bolder and more violent than ever.

In superhero movie tradition, Deadpool‘s post-credits scene teased some info about the inevitable sequel, promising that Cable would appear. In the comics, Cable and Deadpool have worked together and they have a comic book series to their name. 

After months of speculations it has been announced that actor Josh Brolin will give life to Cable in Deadpool 2, and actress Zazie Beetz will portray Domino. Stefan Kapicic will reprise his role as Colossus in the movie and his role will continue to grow in the franchise, as will Brianna Hildebrand’s Negasonic Teenage Warhead. T.J. Miller will also reprise his role as Wade Wilson’s best friend Weasel. Leslie Uggams will reprise Blind Al and Morena Baccarin will reprise her role as Vanessa.

Reynolds continues to update his fans with pictures taken behind the scenes as filming progresses. One picture shows him outside Professor X’s mansion, which is no surprise for comic fans who are aware of his connection to the X-Men. Domino’s look has also been revealed, and Cable’ full costume is on display as well.

Director David Leitch has taken the reins from director Tim Miller for this installment while the writing is done by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The first installment was a surprise hit since it was the first Marvel movie to be released with an R rating. Deadpool 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on June 1, 2018.

Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Sci-Fi

The second Anthology spinoff Star Wars story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. Plot details are largely unknown, but the film will cover Han’s life from the ages of 18-24 and explore key events such as meeting his lifelong friend Chewbacca and winning the Millennium Falcon from Lando Calrissian.

Han Solo was introduced in the original Star Wars film released in 1977, portrayed by Harrison Ford. Ford reprised the character in three sequels, most recently in 2015’s The Force Awakens, where he died at the hands of his son, Kylo Ren. Solo’s past has been shrouded in mystery in Star Wars canon, and this film hopes to shed more life on his earlier days before he became a Rebellion hero.

Rumors have indicated star Alden Ehrenreich signed a three picture deal with Lucasfilm when he was cast, so this conceivably could be the first installment of a standalone Han Solo trilogy.

Venom (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A film centering around popular Spider-Man villain Venom. Plot details are unknown but the project is being developed by Sony’s Columbia Pictures as a potential spinoff of Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s unclear if Venom solo movie will be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or if it will involve Tom Holland’s Peter Parker. Venom represents the fourth potential MCU movie scheduled for release in 2018.

Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.”  In the aftermath of “Captain America:  Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father.  As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Robin Hood: Origins (2018)

  • Genre: Adventure

A retelling of Robin Hood’s origins, following his experiences fighting in the Crusades. Poster artwork is not official.

New Mutants (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

An adaptation of the New Mutants comic books, this X-Men cinematic universe installment follows five new mutants who are held in a secret facility against their will. Together, they must fight the dangers of their powers and deal with their troubled pasts, if they are to save themselves.

The Predator (2018)

  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

A continuation of the Predator franchise from writer/director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3). Official plot details are currently unavailable.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Plot details are unknown at this point. The film is designed as the middle chapter in a Jurassic World trilogy.

Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

Plot details are unknown. Boyega is playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from the first movie.

Tomb Raider (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara Croft has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who – against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit – must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2018)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

A continuation of the X-Men: First Class timeline that explores Jean Grey’s (Sophie Turner) transformation into Dark Phoenix.

The transformation of Jean Grey into a Dark Phoenix will be explored in the upcoming movie, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The story is set 10 years after the events that occurred in X-Men: Apocalypse where Jean Grey was led into unleashing the full power of her Phoenix abilities in order to help her team defeat the ancient and powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, played by Oscar Isaac.

The upcoming movie is not the first to explore the transformation of Jean into her dark alter ego. This had already been explored in the third X-Men movie The Last Stand, wherein the character of Jean Grey was played by actress Famke Janssen. 

Unlike the previous adaptation of the transformation, the upcoming movie will be a close adaptation of Chris Claremont’s “Dark Phoenix Saga.” The movie is directed by Simon Kinberg, who is also the writer and co-producer of the film.

Turner will reprise her role once again together with James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, and Evan Peters as Quicksilver. 

Jessica Chastain will join the cast to play the empress of the villainous Shi’ar, who is out to destroy Phoenix while actress Summer Fontana has been cast as the young Jean Grey.

Filming is already underway and the movie is set to hit theaters on November 2, 2018.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 (2018)

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

J.K. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film, which opens in 1927, a few months after Newt helped to unveil and capture the infamous Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. However, as he promised he would, Grindelwald has made a dramatic escape and has been gathering more followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one who might be able to stop him is the wizard he once called his dearest friend, Albus Dumbledore. But Dumbledore will need help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander. The adventure reunites Newt with Tina, Queenie and Jacob, but his mission will also test their loyalties as they face new perils in an increasingly dangerous and divided wizarding world.

The poster artwork is from the first Fantastic Beasts movie.

Mission: Impossible 6 (2018)

  • Genre: Action

The as-yet untitled sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible movie franchise. Poster artwork is from Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011).

Bumblebee (2018)

  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.  When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Halloween (2018)

  • Genre: Horror

A continuation of the Halloween movie property that maintains continuity with the first two installments in the series.

Ready Player One (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his billions. And contest users are willing to kill to win. Based on the novel by Ernest Cline.

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

  • Rating: Not Rated
  • -Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical

In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Rampage (2018)

  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

A live-action film adaptation of the popular 1980s arcade video game Rampage. Poster artwork is from the original video game, not the movie adaptation.

The Incredibles 2 (2018)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation

The Parr family – better known as The Incredibles – will debut their newest adventure on June 15, 2018. Although it will take 14 years for the sequel The Incredibles 2 to premiere, the events moviegoers are about to see takes place right after the ending scene of the first movie.

The first animation film ended with the villain Syndrome (voiced by Jason Lee) attempting to abduct Jack Jack. It was not until the end of the movie when the youngest Parr’s superpowers were revealed and The Incredibles 2 will show the audience what happened to Jack Jack while the rest of his family were away and he was left with a babysitter.

Exploring his multiple abilities will be one focus of the story. The babysitter who has seen Jack Jack go through walls, turn into flame and float in the air will have her memory erased. The only other character who has seen his transformation would be Syndrome who is, we presume, still deceased.

Director and writer Brad Bird revealed that it is Helen Parr (voiced by Holly Hunter), aka Elastigirl, who will be the main focus of the story. Other details revealed include the family moving into a new home that will also serve as their lair. Sibling rivalry between Violet (voiced by Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voiced by Huck Milner) will also be explored.

Meanwhile Bob Parr (voiced by Craig T. Nelson), aka Mr. Incredible, will have to stay at home, at least at the beginning of the story, to take care of their youngest son. Also returning will be Bob’s best friend Lucius Best (Samuel L. Jackson), aka as Frozone, and costume designer to the heroes Edna E. Mode who is voiced by Brad Bird himself.

“The Incredibles 2” is produced by Walt Disney Pictures Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Scarface (2018)

  • Genre: Crime

A new version of the classic gangster film. Poster is for the 1983 version.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)

  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

The finale to the Maze Runner trilogy, The Death Cure follows Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) as he and his allies set out to cure the deadly disease known as “The Flare”, once and for all. Artwork is from the original James Dashner novel.

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