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2018 seems a bit of moviegoer’ year!

From so much talked-about movies like “Aquaman”, “X-Men: The New Mutants” to horror like “Slender Man” and more comic like “Deadpool 2”, seems like there is something for everyone on the plate.

With so many movies scheduled to release in 2018’s silver screen, here’s our list of 20 worth-watching movies to watch out for.

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Aquaman

Warner Bros surely knows how to make an impact! Starring Jason Momoa as Aquaman in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League” is the smartest thing ever done by Warner Bros. Again, Jason will be reprising his role in the forthcoming solo movie “Aquaman”, scheduled for release in 2018.

Quick Facts

  • Initial release: December 21, 2018
  • Total budget: $160 million
  • Producer: Peter Safran
  • Director: James Wan
  • Cast: Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe
  • Production companies: Warner Bros, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, DC Comics and The Safran Company

Not much, at the time, is known about the movie, but it can be analyzed from the earlier release that Aquaman is the inheritor to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. 

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Red Sparrow

Jennifer Lawrence reteams with the director of “Hunger Games” movies, Francis Lawrence, for this spy thriller. “Red Sparrow” is an adaptation of the book, written by Jason Matthews.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: March 2, 2018
  • Production companies: Chernin Entertainment, 20th Century Fox
  • Producer: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Steve Zaillian
  • Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Irons, Joel Edgerton, Charlotte Rampling and Matthias Schoenaerts
  • Language: English
  • Adapted from: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews
  • Cinematography: Jo Willems
  • Music by: James Newton Howard
  • Trailer release: September 14, 2017

Jennifer portrays femme fatale Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova who works as an American infiltrator (figuratively, not literally). But does, she becomes a double agent? Well, that’s a good question. But, we have neither read the book nor seen the movie, so we can’t tell you.

Still, the trailer looks good and the movie releases in theaters on 2nd March 2018. On that note, Jeremy Irons, Joel Edgerton, Charlotte Rampling and Matthias Schoenaerts also star in the movie. 

Why we’re interested: In the trailer, Jennifer looks sexy in her demeanor as a spy, sporting various looks, from switching between brown and blonde wigs to wearing appealing dresses.

X-Men: The New Mutants

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X-Men: The New Mutants is a standalone sequel that expands the “X-Men” movie franchises. Directed by Josh Boone and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the movie introduces five young mutants, discovering their powers while being held in some kind of creepy asylum against their will- and their fight to escape and save themselves.

Quick Facts

  • Release Date: April 13, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Director: Josh Boone
  • Adapted by: New Mutants by Bob McLoed and Chris Claremount
  • Producer: Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Karen Rosenfelt
  • Starring: Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Henry Zaga, Charlie Heaton
  • Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Company: Marvel Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, The Donners’ Company, Kinberg Genre

X-Men: The New Mutants release in theaters on April 13, 2018. The movie is known to be the eleventh installment in the “X-Men” film series.

Mission: Impossible 6

A long-spanning cinematic journey of “Mission Impossible” franchises bring out its ultimate installment to the screen in 2018, i.e. “Mission: Impossible 6”. It is anticipated to be the sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchises and the first film in its franchises to be released in 3D.

Acclaimed stars like Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan, Sean Harris and Ving Rhames will be reprising their roles from previous movies, with other stars like Angela Bassett, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Cavill and Sian Brooke joining the franchise.

Quick Facts

  • Initial date: July 27, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Sean Harris, Henry Cavill and many others
  • Director: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cinematography by: Rob Hardy
  • Production Company: Skydance Media, Bad Robot Production

The Mission: Impossible movies have gained popularity for their balancing high-tech thrill. Again, Tom Cruise reunites with Rebecca Ferguson for another world-trotting adventure, while the director and co-producer Christopher McQuarrie is managing all the havoc.

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Deadpool 2

The first trailer has already been dropped for the highly awaited Deadpool 2. Deadpool 2 carries its usual antics like explosions, guns, rain, fire, fight scene and it all looks pretty amusing. The movie is scheduled to release on June 1, 2018.  

Quick Facts

  • Release Date: June 1, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Fantasy/Action
  • Director: David Leitch
  • Writer: Rhett Reese
  • Producer: Simon Kinberg, Ryan Reynolds, Lauren Shuler Donner
  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds and Morena Baccarin (as lead character)
  • Production companies:  Marvel Entertainment, Genre Films, The Donners’ Company

Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool will be reprising his character of wisecracking and foul-mouthed mercenary alongside Morena Baccarin as his love interest. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese wrote the script again, and other cast features T.J. Miller, Jack Kesy, Josh Brolin, Leslie Uggams, Stegans Kapicic and Brianna Hildebrand.

Tomb Raider

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The last two Tomb Raider movies didn’t receive much of appreciation, but this time, Norwegian director, Roar Uthaug, is attempting his directorial skill at this Tomb Raider adventure.

As we all know, Tomb Raider movies are videogame-to-movies adaptations, yet again 2018’s “Tomb Raider” will be the adaptation from the recently rebooted videogames.

So, get ready for the rough-and-tumble story of survival rather than just gun-firing.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: March 16, 2018
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Language: English
  • Director: Roar Uthaug
  • Producer: Graham King, Gary Barber
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Picture
  • Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Kristin Scott Thomas, Daniel Wu, Nick Frost, Walton Goggins

Why we’re excited: Anything even remotely related to great actress Alicia Vikander has us excited, so like she is looking badass in the recent teaser trailer!

A Wrinkle in Time

Another exciting project for the blockbuster “Frozen” director/writer Jennifer Lee, she’s adapted Madeleine L’Engle “A Wrinkle in Time”, alongside Ava DuVernay direction.

Produced under a whopping budget of $103 million, the movie features stars like Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine and Mindy Kaling.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: March 9, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $103 million
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Director: Ava DuVernay
  • Screenplay by: Jennifer Lee
  • Producer: Jim Whitaker, Catherine Hand
  • Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Michael Pena, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Adapted from: A Wrinkle in Time novel by Madeleine L’Engle

Why we’re excited: Witnessing how big and glamorous Walt Disney’s production tends to be, this seems like we’re going to visualize a lavish film version of a much-loved book.    

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Fighting with the Family

This year Stephen Merchant is busy assembling his first movie as a solo director entitled “Fighting with my Family”.

Co-written and directed by Stephen, the movie attracted global celebrities that include British talented personalities like Stephen himself, Nick Frost- alongside American prominent names, including Vince Vaughn, Lena Headey, and Dwayne Johnson.

Quick Facts

  • Release Date: September 14, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Comedy/Drama
  • Director: Stephen Merchant
  • Producer: Michael J. Luisi
  • Based on: The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family
  • Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Annapurna Pictures
  • Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn,  Lena Headey, Jack Lowden, Nick Frost
  • Production Company: WWE Studios, Film4, Seven Bucks Production, Misher Films.

The movie involves the story of former wrestler/reformed gangster Ricky, his wife Julia, and their children Zak & Saraya, who got an opportunity to audition for WWE and realize that becoming WWE Superstar isn’t an easy job.

Somehow, wrestling has always brought this family together or now it could apart them? The answer remains under the wraps until September 14, 2018.

Why we’re excited: Mostly because of megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is ready to showcase his bulky muscle into the ring, a perfect sense of humor and a killer smile that will melt us. 

Bohemian Rhapsody

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An upcoming biopic of Queen’s lead singer Freddie Mercury entitled “Bohemian Rhapsody” is kept under a wrap at the time, with director Bryan Singer being fired from the production.

Director Dexter Fletcher replaced Bryan Singer on Bohemian and will be resuming production soon. A huge number of casts is involved in the making of Queen’s front-man Freddie Mercury, including Rami Malek on the lead role.

Quick Facts

  • Release date:  December 25, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Director: Dexter Fletcher
  • Producer: Jim Beach, Robert De Niro, Graham King, Roger Taylor, Brian May
  • Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
  • Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Allen Leech, Joseph Mazzello, Ben Hardy, Lucy Boynton
  • Based on: Queen’s lead singer Freddie Mercury’s life

Why we’re excited: Nearly after a decade of false alarm, the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” has finally begun its meandering path to the movie screen. With Rami Malek as a lead, recently, the movie is scheduled to release on Christmas of 2018.

Slender Man

The new “Slender Man” movie is even horrifying than we have expected!

Directed by Sylvain White, from a movie script penned by David Birke, Slender Man’s appearance is often visualized as a tall, thin, & gruesome like figure with featureless face and unnaturally long arms; who is responsible for disappearance and haunting of numerous teens and children. 

Quick Facts

  • Release date: May 18, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Director: Sylvain White
  • Producer: James Vanderbilt
  • Based on: Slender Man by Eric Knudsen
  • Cast: Joey King, Annalise Basso, Jaz Sinclair, Julia Goldani Telles
  • Distributed by: Screen Gems
  • Scriptwriter: David Birke

Why we’re excited: Mainly because super-creepy character “Slender Man” has become an internet phenomenon. Also, it is exciting to witness a well-known meme turn into a horrifying cinema experience.

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is the sequel to 2015’s “Jurassic World” and fifth installment of “Jurassic Park” film series.

The first and fourth Jurassic Park movies were amongst the successful one which relied on the concept of a theme park being attacked by the dinosaur. However, the second and third involve on the sidelines of that and didn’t enjoy box-office success as well.

And with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, J. A. Bayona is taking a lead as a director alongside Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly as a writer. Actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will be reprising their parts as Owen & Claire respectively.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: June 22, 2018
  • Language:  English
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Director: J. A. Bayona
  • Writer: Colin Trevorrow & Derek Connolly
  • Producer: Frank Marshall
  • Distributed by: Universal Pictures
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell

Why we’re excited: Seems like they’re taking a “more is more” approach with the dinosaurs and can’t wait to see this. Also, actor Jeff Goldblum is back as Ian Malcolm for this one!

God Particle

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Slated for a theatrical release in February 2018, director Julius Onah confirmed that “God Particle” is the third installment in Cloverfield franchise.

Founder of Cloverfield franchise and producer of “God Particle”, J J Abrams is back with same old tricks for this movie.

So, get ready for a team of astronauts examining a piece of tech that might help to repel an alien attack. However, things go wrong when European spaceship come up.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: February 2, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Fantasy/Mystery
  • Director: Julius Onah
  • Screenwriter: Doug Jung
  • Producer: J. J. Abrams
  • Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
  • Production companies: Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot Production

Why we’re interested: We are eagerly waiting to watch giant monsters and aliens tearing up America.

Mary Poppins Returns

Walt Disney Studio has released the first trailer for the much-awaited sequel “Mary Poppins Return” casting Emily Blunt in the lead role, originally portrayed by Julie Andrews.

Even though the teaser trailer doesn’t disclose much, undoubtedly it whets the appetite of viewers. The beloved character of Poppins can be seen gracefully smiling to the camera, holding her trademark umbrella. 

Quick Facts

  • Release date: December 25, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Musical
  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Producer: Marc Platt
  • Adapted from: Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
  • Casts: Emily Blunt, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, Ben Whishaw,  Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Music by: Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman

Why we’re excited: Mainly because of two legendary actresses Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep. 

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Avengers: Infinity Wars

The entire Marvel Comics cinematic superhero is coming together for the very first time for this one! From Ironman, Hulk, Captain American to Doctor Stranger, in this “Avengers: Infinity War”, the Avengers will join their forces with the “Guardians of the Galaxy” to fight Thanos.

Lots of major personalities are involved in this movie including Robert Downey Jr, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Wong, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evan and many others.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: May 4, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Fantasy/Action
  • Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Producer: Kevin Feige
  • Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Production Company: Marvel Studios

Why we’re excited: Marvel Cinematic Universe has teamed up Ironman, Hulk, Doctor Strange and Wong together for this, and the trailer looks pretty amusing!

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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The upcoming Star Wars spin-off “Solo: A Star Wars Story” was initially directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord, but due to creative differences, the pair were replaced by director Ron Howard.

It’s just the latest hiccup in the movie’s production and hopefully, it will not affect the releasing date i.e. on May 25, 2018.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: May 25, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Fantasy/Science fiction
  • Film series: Star Wars Anthology Series
  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Producer: Kathleen Kennedy
  • Cast: Kathleen Kennedy, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson

Storylines: The movie is a standalone installment of Stars Wars franchises. This movie is, of course, centered on a character named Han Solo, who will explore the adventures before the 1977’s released “Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope”. 

Why we’re excited: Mainly because “Solo: A Star Wars Story” trailer hasn’t been drop yet and the movie is scheduled to be released in May of 2018. We are really excited to see how big and enormous this stand-alone film gonna be!

Pacific Rim Uprising

For this sequel “Pacific Rim Uprising”, Steven S. DeKnight has taken over directing duties from Guillermo del Toro, who still remain on the movie as a producer.

The sequel is anticipated to be stand-alone and is set ten years after the incident of the original film and includes a new generation of pilots assigned to battle massive sea monsters using gigantic robots.  

Quick Facts

  • Release date: March 23, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fiction
  • Director: Steven S. DeKnight
  • Producer: Jon Boyega
  • Budget: $150 million
  • Distributed by: Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Picture
  • Starring: Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Adria Arjona, Burn Gorman

Why we’re excited: Because movie feature John Boyega as a rebellious monster fighter named Jake Pentecost. It will be fun watching John Boyega as a leader of the powerful defense force.

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Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Taking place six years after the release of original “Wreck-It-Ralph”, the movie is known to be the first direct squeal to Disney animated films to appear on the big screen.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: November 21, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Science fiction
  • Producer: Clark Spencer
  • Director: Rich Moore
  • Production Company: Walt Disney Picture, Walt Disney Animation Studio
  • Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The first 2012’s “Wreck-It Ralph” was quite fun and successful, and the second has reteamed the creative cast behind it, promising that this time John C Reilly-voiced Ralph will be playing havoc with the internet.

Why we’re excited: The movie will unite Marvel, Star Wars and every Disney Princesses’ original voice actors, including Mandy Moore, Idian Menzel & Auli ‘I Cravalho

Rampage

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It seems like videogames are amongst the running theme in 2018’s big movies. As if Wreck-It Ralph 2 and Tomb Raider weren’t enough, here is another adaptation of Bally Midway’s video-games, Rampage. Brad Peyton is the director obligated to give premise a plot, while Dwayne Johnson is taking up the lead role.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: April 20, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Science fiction film/Action
  • Producer: Beau Flynn
  • Director: Brad Peyton
  • Based on: Rampage by Bally Midway
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema

Why we’re excited: Mainly because the movie storyline projects three ordinary human-being transformed into three gigantic monsters. So, we will be watching King-Kong clone, an immense werewolf, and a monstrous lizard.

Venom

Sony Pictures is finally releasing its Spider-Man movies spin-off collection in 2018, with three movies planned being released. “Venom” is the first spin-off among those movies.

Tom Hardy is being cast in the title lead rather than Topher Grace, who was seen in Spider-Man 3. Venom is slated for release on October 5, 2018.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: October 5, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Fantasy/Action
  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Producer: Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing
  • Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams

Why we’re excited: Like some Marvel fans, we are also optimistic about the movie. It’ll be interesting to watch and Hardy’s acting as Venom will be top-notch.

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The Predator

The Predator franchises are a horrifying mystery, which never really understand the inner doing of those dreadful aliens. Plus, it looks like their intention is telegraphed in their very name, i.e. Predator. Their only motivation is to hunt humans.

But 2018’s “The Predator” version will explore the inner details on why these celestial creatures came to Earth and what they plan to do there.

Quick Facts

  • Release date: August 3, 2018
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Science fiction/Action
  • Director: Shane Black
  • Producer: John Davis, Joel Silver, Lawrence Gordon
  • Adapted from: Predator by John Thomas and Jim Thomas
  • Production Company: Davis Entertainment, Silver Pictures, TSG Entertainment
  • Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
  • Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Jane, Yvonne Strahovski, Olivia Munn

Why we’re excited: Because this new Predator movie will have action, jokes, violence and a mission to ‘kill these gruesome aliens’.

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