Since the looking backwards is over now, it is time to start looking forward. And the year 2018 has many films that I am anticipating.
Now, there will be plenty of other movies I will anticipate before 2018 comes to a close. For example, I hadn’t heard anything about The Disaster Artist until late in 2017. I could not have anticipated it in December of 2016. Just remember that.
So, in no particular order, here are the films I am most anticipating at this point for 2018.
Avengers: Infinity Wars. I said in no order, but that is not completely true. There is no film am I looking forward to more than Infinity War. The Marvel Cinematic Universe trots out its big gun and brings the roster of heroes together to face him. Cannot wait.
Black Panther. This one is just around the corner. Ryan Coogler has not missed yet, and this looks to be in the same vein of importance as Wonder Woman was. So, I hope that Black Panther is as great of a movie as Wonder Woman was.
The Incredibles 2. LONG overdue. Pixar is finally bringing us the sequel to one of their great movies in their history. Every body is returning and it should be awesome.
The New Mutants. This one looks tremendous as a “horror” movie. I am curious to see how the promotion of this goes since Marvel Studios will be taking these characters back at some time in the future, but what I have seen looks cool so far.
Deadpool 2. Ryan Reynolds hit gold with the first one. Can he do it again? This is another one where the franchise’s future is up in the air as Deadpool is heading into the MCU. How this does might be a way to sway Disney into what to do.
Annihilation. This is a science fiction story that looks to be fascinating. I do not know what is really going on, but I loved Ex Machina, and the creator of that is doing this. Toss in Emily Blunt and Oscar Isaacs and what else do you need?
A Wrinkle in Time. This is a great book so I am anxious to see how it gets adapted into a movie. Will Oprah be a distraction?
Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse. Sony’s animated Spider-man tale was not on my radar until I saw that epic trailer. Plus, it is starring Miles Morales. And the spider-Verse? This could be your sleeper of the year.
Solo: A Star Wars Story. Young Han Solo has not been something I really wanted. Still, with all the behind the scenes drama and Ron Howard coming into the production, this one is tweaking my interest.
Ant Man & The Wasp. This one comes AFTER the Infinity War and who knows what the world will be like at that point. I also really loved Ant Man and Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily are casting winners for sure.
Wreck It Ralph 2. The first film was a surprise hit for me, and this is another sequel that took longer than it should have to get to. It looks like a lot of fun now though.
Here’s hoping that 2018 is a great year in movies!