This year has certainly been an interesting one in the world of movies! Some that we expected to do incredibly well crumbled when it came time to making money from the box office, whilst others we thought may fall to the wayside actually catapulted themselves to the top of the charts for cinemagoers around the globe!
Though we’ve got that in mind, we can’t help but get excited for some of next year’s biggest movie releases. Though there’s no guarantee of success for anything before it officially hits the big screen, we’ve gone through the list of what’s set to debut and come up with the 5 Movies We’re Most Excited About Seeing In 2018. These are those movies…
5) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
It may have been a number of years since Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas-Howard) saved the latter’s nephews and (most of) an island of Jurassic World visitors from becoming dinosaur food in the 2016 movie Jurassic World, but that doesn’t mean they’re not making a return for another action-packed adventure in Fallen Kingdom! When a usually dormant volcano on the island that still houses a number of dinosaurs threatens to erupt, it’s up to Owen and Claire to return to the place they nearly lost their lives and save the prehistoric creatures from a fate their ancestors have already met. Whether or not the rescue mission will work remains to be seen, but a recently-revealed synopsis says that the pair will also discover the workings of a conspiracy whilst they’re on the island! Intriguing! J.A. Bayona directs the movie, which also stars the likes of the returning Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm from the original Jurassic Park trilogy.
4) Solo: A Star Wars Story
Though Star Wars fans had to wave goodbye to Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in 2015 new trilogy launch The Force Awakens, the character will be making a comeback for his own movie, taking place in the years before the events of the original Star Wars trilogy. Ford of course won’t be returning to the role because of the huge difference in age, so here, it’s Alden Ehrenreich who’ll be stepping into the shoes of a young Han Solo. The team of directors working on the film has been a little all over the place, but it would seem Ron Howard is now the man sitting in the director’s chair, after Christopher Miller and Phil Lord left in June of this year, citing “creative differences”. Described as a “space Western”, we’re sure that this movie will be utterly unique when compared to anything else that has come out of the Star Wars universe, and we can’t wait to see how the audience receives it. Solo is a charismatic character, so seeing somebody else play him in his earlier days will be very interesting indeed…
3) Incredibles 2
Over a decade after the release of the original Incredibles movie will come Disney Pixar’s animated sequel, simply titled Incredibles 2. Said to be picking up right where we left off, we’ll once again meet the super power embedded Parr family and catch up with baby Jack-Jack, whose powers are getting more expansive and more powerful as time goes by. This time round, the story will focus on Helen Parr aka Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), as she tackles crime on the streets whilst trying to maintain a normal family life at home. With a sinister plot in action by The Underminer (John Ratzenberger), that could prove more difficult than she first anticipated! Returning stars include Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr aka Mr. Incredible, Huck Milner as Dashiell ‘Dash’ Robert Parr, Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr, Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best and Brad Bird as Edna Mode. Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener have also joined the all-star voice cast, though their roles have not yet been revealed.
Though Justice League didn’t quite light the fire in the bellies of those watching as much as filmmakers Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon would have hoped, the DC Extended Universe will go on with the release of a solo Aquaman movie towards the end of next year. Jason Momoa returns to the titular role, aka Arthur Curry; a man who must deal with his own problems in the underwater world of Atlantis, after learning he is the heir to the kingdom. Standing forward to be a hero to his people will prove tricky, and if he’s to win their support, he must prove that he’s not just somebody they can rely on, but somebody the world can trust in. Momoa has brought a whole other level to his performance as Aquaman, allowing the character to shine in a way that many may not have seen from him before in the comic books. For casual fans of this world, Aquaman was at one point a laughable hero. Now, he’s a real force to be reckoned with.
1) Deadpool 2
There are a number of big rumours surrounding the upcoming Deadpool sequel, which will see Ryan Reynolds return to his R-rated role as the mercenary with the mouth, even with the title of the film! Whether it’ll simply be Deadpool 2, Deadpool: The Second Coming or something else entirely remains to be seen, but we do know that at least two new actors will be joining the fray and making a big impact: Zazie Beetz in the role of Domino, and Josh Brolin as Nathan Summers, aka Cable. We can’t wait to see just how far the fourth wall breaking and rude joking around will be taken in Deadpool 2. If the promotional material used so far is anything to go by however, it may be cruder and better than the original without even trying too hard.
Other big films coming out in 2018 include Avengers: Infinity War, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Pacific Rim Uprising, A Wrinkle In Time and Ready Player One. Let us know which movies you’re most excited about seeing in 2018 in the comments below!