By Sierra McFarlane
New year, new movies! Films that have been in production for a while now are finally going to be displayed on the big screen for audiences around the world. While these films have yet to be released, excitement is already swarming on social media for some of the soon-to-be blockbusters. Here’s a few of the upcoming films for 2018.
Insidious: The Last Key – January 5th
An upcoming supernatural horror film, directed by Adam Robitel, which is the fourth installment of the Insidious franchise. In New Mexico, Elise Rainier, a parapsychologist, investigates a mysterious occurrence in her previous home she lived in as a child. Her investigations plunge her into The Further, a location in the afterlife.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure – January 26th
The last dystopian science-fiction chapter of the Maze Runner trilogy, directed by Wes Ball and based on the book by James Dashner. Thomas leads the escaped Gladers, Brenda and Jorge, and the Right Arm on their final mission to destroy WICKED and save their friends, while dealing with the Flare virus.
God Particle – February 2nd
A science fiction horror film, directed by Julius Onah. God Particle explains the story of a group of astronauts researching the Earth’s orbit, which leads them to a terrible occurence of events.
Black Panther – February 16th
A fictional superhero film, based on the American Marvel comic books written by Stan Lee. It depicts the story of T’Challa (Black Panther) who leaps into battle to protect his African nation of Wakanda when a previous enemy threatens the world.
A Wrinkle in Time – March 9th
A science fantasy movie, based on the novel written by Madeleine L’Engle. Meg Murry, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe, along with three astral travelers, journey to save their father who is trapped on a distant planet deep in the universe.
Tomb Raider – March 16th
An upcoming action adventure film, directed by Roar Uthaug and based on the 2013 video game by Crystal Dynamics. Lara Croft goes on an expedition to finish her father’s research, which uncovers ancient secrets that are able to clear her name.
A Quiet Place – April 6th
A supernatural horror film, directed by John Krasinski. A Quiet Place stars Krasinski’s character and his family living on a secluded farm, hiding from the evil that is attracted to sound.
Truth or Dare – April 27th
A thriller/horror film, directed by Jeff Wadlow. It shows the simplicity of a harmless game of truth or dare that turns very deadly for a group of friends.
Avengers: Infinity War – May 4th
An action superhero movie, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and based on the Marvel comic made by Stan Lee. It depicts the unity of the Avengers and other superheroes like the Guardians of the Galaxy, Black Panther, Spiderman and more to defeat an evil force.
Solo: A Star Wars Story – May 25th
A space western film, directed by Ron Howard. Solo explores the early adventures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Lando Calrissian before the galaxy was under attack.
The Incredibles 2 – June 15th
The long awaited sequel to the original Incredibles movie from 2004, directed by Brad Bird. The Parr family of superheroes attempt to adapt to a normal life, where Bob is left in charge of the kids and Helen goes away for work.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – June 22nd
The fifth installment to the science fiction/adventure Jurassic Park series that started in 1993, directed by J. A. Bayona. Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, and the Dinosaur Protection Group are on a mission to save the dinosaurs before a volcano destroys them.
Here are some more films coming out later in the year:
- The Purge: The Island – July 4th
- Mission: Impossible 6 – July 27th
- The Equalizer 2 – August 3rd
- Predator 4 – August 4th
- Goosebumps 2 – September 21st
- Robin Hood (2018) – September 21st
- Venom – October 5th
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix – November 2nd
- Mulan – November 2nd
- Aquaman – December 21st
- Mary Poppins Returns – December 25th