Whether you felt that 2017 was full of disappointing films, or it was a great year, there is no denying that this next year will have some treats in store. Long-awaited sequels, major stand-alones, and the culmination of significant franchises, it is all happening in the next twelve months. Here is a quick list of the most prominent titles coming our way, and the films that us nerds will be talking about for a long time coming.
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (Feb. 6)
Based on the classic Batman graphic novel, this steampunk version of the Dark Knight is already a prize among Bat-fans. Early images look great, check out this piece I wrote last month. Along with this film, Batman Ninja comes out in 2018. Unfortunately, there is no release date or information on an English dub.
Black Panther (Feb. 16)
A Marvel movie like we have never seen before. It is interesting that we are visiting Wakanda without the Fantastic Four but, with the ties to the memorable Captain America films, Black Panther looks like a promising endeavour.
Pacific Rim: Uprising (Mar. 23)
There seems to be a divide over Pacific Rim, and whether it was a decent movie or not. But, it made money, and we are going for another round. Hopefully, they learned from their mistakes, and we are in for a giant robot vs monster epic battle.
Ready Player One (Mar. 30)
Personally, I have been anticipating this film for a couple of years. Ready Player One is one of the best modern books you can read. If you still have yet to give the novel a go, do yourself a favour and take a few hours to drink it down. Then you will understand the massive hype for this Spielberg flick.
New Mutants (Apr. 13)
Comic books meet horror movie. I am in. X-Men films tend to go either way but, lately, they have had a decent run of things. I always appreciate when they mix genres and don’t aim for another simple superhero movie.
Super Troopers 2 (Apr. 20)
I just noticed that release date. Clever. Super Troopers was a wicked comedy when it hit years ago. This sequel is a crowd-funded project, and you would hope these boys did everything they could not to disappoint.
Avengers: Infinity War (May 4)
It’s finally happening! Everything we have heard about from the MCU. The ultimate movie that blends multiple franchises. I don’t know what to say other than this is going to be big.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25)
Well, it’s Star Wars. We will all see it one way or another. I do not think any of us are as hyped for this one as other modern Star Wars films but,… Star Wars.
Deadpool 2 (June 1)
The Merc with a mouth returns for another big screen feature. This time he brings along fan favourite Cable. For a long time, these two characters on-page charisma was the best part of Marvel Comics. Let’s see if they can transfer that fun on-screen.
Incredibles 2 (June 15)
One of the greatest animated films of our lifetime finally gets its well-deserved sequel. Incredibles is family fun at its greatest, and this one will be worth packing up the whole crew for.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22)
I can’t help but love me some Jurassic movies. The first Jurassic Park was such a major part of my love for movie magic; I will always have a soft spot. Give me more. I will take three films a year.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6)
Ant-Man was easily one of the biggest surprises from the MCU. His appearance in Civil War solidified his place on the broader universe. With this film coming after the events of Infinity War it is hard to make any guesses on what we will get.
Teen Titans GO to the Movies (July 27)
My kids love them some Teen Titans GO. We will be all over this… whether I think it looks good or not. But, if it is anything like the show I will be right there beside them pumped for 100-minutes of Beast Boy and Robin.
The Predator (Aug. 3)
Thank god they moved on from Aliens vs Predator and started making decent movies again. I will always be pumped to see Predator hunt down… anybody. Except for an Alien.
Christopher Robin (Aug. 3)
Winnie the Pooh! I’m in. The best part of the old Magical World of Disney show was when they had Winnie episodes. Something about these heartfelt characters will always have a place in society.
Happytime Murders (Aug. 17)
The adult Muppet movie I have been waiting for. I often question what it would be like if Muppets were real, would they have real-life issues? Well, I can’t wait for this film to give me my answers.
Venom (Oct. 5)
At least it’s not that kid from the sitcom again. It is hard to make any guesses on what we will get from this Spider-Man spinoff until we get more news, images, and a trailer. But, I want it to be great. And, I want some Carnage references.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Nov. 2)
Wait? Didn’t they do this and fail already? I am getting confused with X-Men’s timelines. Anyways, I was pumped for this movie before I saw it ten years ago.
Wreck-It Ralph 2 (Nov. 21)
He’s gonna wreck it… again. I enjoyed the first film so, I am onboard for a sequel. But, can they pull off a good story or is this a money grab like the Cars series ended up?
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Dec. 14)
Miles Morales gets his first major film debut with this animated straight-to-BluRay movie. Marvel has been running the show in all media except for animated films, will this be their first significant hit?
Bumblebee (Dec. 21)
My son, Zyler, is a huge Transformers fan. He loves every movie that they shell out. So, there is no way he will let me miss this spin-off of one of the best characters of the franchise. Personally, I am upset about the way they misused Hot Rod still.
Aquaman (Dec. 21)
DC, DC, DC. I dunno. Honestly, after this year you can never guess how this will go. It could go Suicide Squad terrible, or, you could get a Wonder Woman hit. Aquaman is a tough character but, we will see…