There is no shortage of amazing films to look forward to as we are just starting 2018. Take a look at the ten films I am looking forward to the most in the new year!
Avengers: Infinity War
Release Date: May 4th
Director: The Russo Brothers
Plot Synopsis: Four 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 to stop him.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Colbie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Benicio Del Toro, Tom Holland, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Leititia Wright, Winston Duke
The Incredibles 2
Release Date: June 15th
Director: Brad Bird
Plot Synopsis: Taking place immediately after the first film, the end of which introduces The Underminer, the Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Helen Parr, also known as Elastigirl, is out fighting crime. Meanwhile, Helen’s husband Bob Parr, also known as Mr.Incredible, remains at home watching their children Violet, Dash, and discovering Jack-Jack’s secret powers. However, they, along with Frozone will have to battle a new villain with a sinister plot.
Cast: Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Bird, John Ratzenberger, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener
Release Date: February 16th
Plot Synopsis: After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to Wakanda. Between two enemies conspiring to bring down the kingdom, T’challa must team up, as the Black Panther, with CIA agent Everett Ross and members of the Dora Milaje—Wakanda’s special forces—to prevent a world war.
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitita Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Release Date: May 25th
Director: Ron Howard
Premise: Themed as a space Western, the film Is centered on a young Han Solo and his adventures with his Wookie partner, Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian.
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany
Release Date: June 1st
Director: David Leitch
Plot Synopsis: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, 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.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, Jack Kesy, Karan Soni
A Wrinkle In Time
Release Date: March 9th
Director: Ava Duvernay
Plot Synopsis: After learning her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet deep in the grip of a universe-spanning evil, Meg Murry works with her highly intelligent younger brother, her classmate, and three astral travelers to save him.
Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Paling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zack Galifinakis, Chris Pine, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, André Holland, Rowan Blanchard
Ready Player One
Release Date: March 30th
Director: Steven Spielberg
Plot Synopsis: In the year 2045, much of Earth’s population centers have become slum-like cities due to overpopulation, pollution, corruption, and climate change. To escape their desolation, people engage in the virtual reality world of the OASIS, where they can engage in numerous activities for work, education, and entertainment.
Wade Watts, a teenager from Columbus, Ohio who frequents the OASIS and attempts to win “Anorak’s Game”, a game created by the recently-deceased creator of the OASIS, James Halliday, in search of its Easter Egg. The winner is to be granted full ownership of the OASIS and Halliday’s $240 billion fortune. While Wade works with several friends from the OASIS to discover Anorak’s treasure, the corporate giant Innovative Online Industries employs a number of players to try to discover the treasure first and seize control of OASIS for themselves.
Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, Win Moriaski, Lena Weite, Hannah John-Kamen, Philip Zhao, Ralph Ineson, Letitia Wright.
Release Date: December 21st
Director: James Wan
Plot Synopsis: Following the events of Justice League, Arthur Curry/Aquaman, the reluctant ruler of of the underwater kingdom Atlantis, is caught between surface dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface. He must balance both the nations to deal with new enemies from within the kingdom while learning about his heritage.
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temiera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, Ludi Lin, Michael Beach
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Release Date: July 6th
Director: Peyton Reed
Plot Synopsis: 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, requiring him to team up with Van Dyne as the new Wasp.
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Canavale, Michael Peña, T.I., Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park, Walton Goggins
Mary Poppins Returns
Release Date: December 25th
Director: Rob Marshall
Plot Synopsis: Set in 1930s London, Jane and Michael Banks are now grown-up, with Michael still living in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. He lives there with his three children, Annabel, John, and Georgie, and the housekeeper named Ellen. After Michael suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins comes back to the Banks family with street lamplighter Jack, and eccentric cousin Topsy.
Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathaniel Saleh, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury, David Warner, Jeremy Swift, Tarik Frimpong
Honorable Mentions: Sicario 2: Soldado, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, The New Mutants, Creed 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Rampage, Tomb Raider