25 Exciting New Movies Upcoming in 2018

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The Avengers and Han Solo and Mary Poppins, oh my!#1 BLACK PANTHER

T’Challa, 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.Release: 16 February 2018Director: Ryan CooglerTrailer: #2 ANNIHILATIONA group of soldiers enters an environmental disaster zone and only one comes back out alive, though he is grievously injured. In an attempt to save his life, his wife Lena, a biologist, volunteers for a second expedition into the zone to figure out what happened to him.Release: 23 February 2018Director: Alex GarlandTrailer: #3 A WRINKLE IN TIMEAfter the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.Release: 9 March 2018Director: Ava DuVernayTrailer: #4 TOMB RAIDERLara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.Release: 16 March 2018Director: Roar UthaugTrailer: #5 ISLE OF DOGSIn a dystopian Japan, a boy’s desperate search of his lost dog takes him to an island where all dogs have been quarantined due to a “canine flu.” The dogs help the boy search for his lost friend while also protecting him from the Japanese authorities coming to detain him.Release: 23 March 2018Director: Wes AndersonTrailer: #6 READY PLAYER ONEWhen the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.Release: 30 March 2018Director: Steven SpielbergTrailer: #7 AVENGERS: INFINITY WARThe Avengers and their allies must 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.Release: 4 May 2018Director: Anthony & Joe RussoTrailer:

#8 SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

A young Han Solo travels through space with his Wookie friend, Chewbacca, and meets new and well-known characters, including Lando Calrissian.Release: 25 May 2018Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Ron HowardTrailer: N/A

#9 DEADPOOL 2

After surviving a near fatal knee boarding accident, a disfigured guidance counselor (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Poughkeepsie’s most celebrated French Bulldog breeder while also learning to cope with an open relationship. Searching to regain his passion for life, as well as a new stuffed unicorn, Wade must battle ninjas, tight assed metal men, and babysit a group of stereotypical side characters as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and creative outlets for his very open-minded sex life. He manages to find a new lust for being a do-gooder and a sparkly Hello Kitty backpack, all while earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Superhero.Release: 1 June 2018Director: David LeitchTrailer:

#10 THE INCREDIBLES 2

The Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Elastigirl is out fighting crime. Meanwhile, Mr. Incredible remains at home watching their children Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack, the last of which has soon-to-be-discovered secret powers. They, along with Frozone, soon face a new villain, the Underminer, who has a sinister plot to destory Metroville.Release: 15 June 2018Director: Brad BirdTrailer:

#11 JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM

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.Release: 22 June 2018Director: J. A. BayonaTrailer:

#12 ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside the Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.Release: 6 July 2018Director: Peyton ReedTrailer:

#13 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6

Ethan Hunt returns, along with his crew, to face new threats while dealing with new challenges in his personal life.Release: 27 July 2018Director: Christopher McQuarrieTrailer: N/A#14 CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

Years after his childhood and friendship with Winnie-the-Pooh, working-class family man Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend again, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life he used to know as a boy.Release: 3 August 2018Director: Marc ForsterTrailer: N/A#15 FIRST MANA look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.Release: 12 October 2018Director: Damien ChazelleTrailer: N/A#16 THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMSA retelling of the Christmas classic, a young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.Release: 2 November 2018Director: Lasse HallströmTrailer: #17 X-MEN: DARK PHOENIXJean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt her 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 the lives of all the people living in the world.Release: 2 November 2018Director: Simon KinbergTrailer: N/A#18 HOLMES AND WATSONA humorous take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson.Release: 9 November 2018Director: Etan CohenTrailer: N/A#19 FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALDAfter the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald escapes and begins to recruit followers, Newt Scamander faces the evil in an increasingly divided wizarding world with the help of his friends, including his old Hogwarts professor, Albus Dumbledore.Release: 16 November 2018Director: David YatesTrailer: N/A#20 RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2
6 years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a Wi-Fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure.Release: 21 November 2018Director: Phil Johnston and Rich MooreTrailer: N/A#21 SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSEIn the “classic Spider-Man mold”, Miles Morales must juggle his high school life with his status as a superhero ever since the death of Peter Parker, who was the first Spider-Man.Release: 14 December 2018Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney RothmanTrailer: #22 AQUAMANArthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.Release: 21 December 2018Director: James WanTrailer: N/A#23 BUMBLEBEEOn the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small California beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.Release: 21 December 2018Director: Travis KnightTrailer: N/A#24 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODYThe story of the band Queen and their legendary frontman, Freddie Mercury, from their formation to their historic appearance at the Live Aid concert in 1985.Release: 25 December 2018Director: Bryan Singer and Dexter FletcherTrailer: N/A#25 MARY POPPINS RETURNSIn 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.Release: 25 December 2018Director: Rob MarshallTrailer: N/A