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Top 11 Upcoming Movies in 2018: Superheroes, Aliens and Seasonal Spectaculars

Updated on October 17, 2017
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - due out June 22nd, 2018 - plot unknown'NOT ACTUAL SCREEN SHOT' from 2018's "Predator" (but, certainly inspiring for getting the point across that the excitement comes with how badass the 'Predator' alien species are when compared to humans) - Predator (2018) - due out August 3rd, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - due out June 22nd, 2018 - plot unknown
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - due out June 22nd, 2018 - plot unknown
'NOT ACTUAL SCREEN SHOT' from 2018's "Predator" (but, certainly inspiring for getting the point across that the excitement comes with how badass the 'Predator' alien species are when compared to humans) - Predator (2018) - due out August 3rd, 2018
'NOT ACTUAL SCREEN SHOT' from 2018's "Predator" (but, certainly inspiring for getting the point across that the excitement comes with how badass the 'Predator' alien species are when compared to humans) - Predator (2018) - due out August 3rd, 2018

2018 - at the movies, and the up-and-coming titles for the new year seem ever so fruitful in fun pickings for the whole family. Whether you are a Walt Disney fan - in which case the Marvel and Star Wars franchises will be on the agenda - there are many amazing titles set for release that have the CGI technology to form a world that could only otherwise be possible in the imagination. Marvel fans are pumped for the Avengers sequel, Infinity War, as the series is finally reaching peak plot stages that have been hinted throughout the series running so far, and even the mighty Thor and The Incredible Hulk are about to face their makers. This is a series climax, and anyone who has any attachment to the Avengers superheroes are going to want to watch Infinity Ward, as everything has been leading up this defining moment. Star Wars has eluded younger fans for decades to as to what makes the franchise so enjoyable when watched on the silver screen, but this has all changed now that Walt Disney owns the rights to the franchise, as they have got some of the best CGI technological performance systems that could only take the Star Wars franchise to new heights.

Movie remakes have failed time and time again, but 2018 has got its fair share of potential great throwbacks that might change the face of Hollywood movie remakes, and only for the better. There is a Tomb Raider reboot releasing in 2018, and many have speculated that it will be a similar style of action to the Assassin’s Creed movie adaptation that starred Michael Fassbender as Ezio, the lead character. Then again, Tomb Raider is a video-game-to-movie adaptation that has already previously had a position in the movie universe, and the first movie adaptation of the hit video-game franchise starred Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft, the lead character. Only, this new Tomb Raider reboot seems to be focusing more on the adrenaline fuelled adventuring in great jungles where there are traps, falling debris from cliff tops, and raging opponents along the way, and it seems the producers for the movie have worked towards making a movie that could support the video-game series.

Another movie reboot, for Predator, is due for release in 2018, and the movie is essentially a sequel to the 80s original movie, The Predator, that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the lead character. Rumours have even surfaced for Arnold to return to the Predator franchise in the 2018 reboot as some kind of an expert colonel in the encounters with the Predator alien species. This is one movie reboot that fans for the franchise are actually quite excited for, and Shane Black is contracted as the acting director for the movie, and he even starred as an actor in the 80s original The Predator movie as the geeky glasses wearing character. Since, Shane Black has become a renowned screen writer for various movie stories and series, as well as being an established movie director for such titles as Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys.

X-Men is making another return to the silver screen in 2018, and there is going to be a title release for the younger mutant superhero group, and another title release for the matured superhero group, and this has been a formula that the X-Men franchise has been using for multiple years now. Hugh Jackman has stepped away from the X-Men franchise, and had a final farewell bow wow with his slightly depressing and emotional Logan movie that released last year. Jackman has now exited the X-Men franchise to pursue other acting opportunities for his continuing career in Hollywood.Jurassic World is making a much-anticipated darker return in 2018 with its sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The original was directed by Colin Trevorrow, but the studio thought that Trevorrow’s (although, it made a nice set-up for the return to Jurassic) take on the Jurassic World movie was too satire for many audiences, and this is why Trevorrow has been replaced by a new director, J.A. Bayona (director of The Impossible and A Monster Calls). The sequel to the major blockbuster success of Jurassic World, is the second instalment titled JW: Fallen Kingdom, and has been confirmed by lead actor, Chris Pratt, to be a darker take for the second instalment running at the silver screen.

The seasonal spectaculars are in mass supply in 2018, and our top two picks for the family holiday seasons include The Incredibles 2, the return to Brad Bird’s wildly successful Pixar movie series that follows a family of superheroes that have readapted to normal family lives. The second to gear up for in 2018 is coming during the greatest holiday season of all, at Christmas time (winter, 2018), and this title is an animation movie take on Dr Seuss’s’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and has been produced by the same guys that brought you Despicable Me and Minions. Illumination Entertainment is one of the greatest animation movie studios operating in Hollywood today, and ever since Ron Howard’s live-action take of “The Grinch” (that released in the year 2000) fans of the Christmas holiday movie have been wanting a modern-day animation take.

If Christmas is not your thing, and you yearn for something a tad more graphic and horrifying, then might we point you in the direction of the 2017 spin-off for the Saw franchise, titled Jigsaw (due out in UK cinema theatres on 27th October, 2017), directed by The Spierig Brothers (directors of Daybreakers and Predestination). Jigsaw is mixing things up, and the psychopathic cat and mouse self-proclaimed puzzle-maker serial-killer known as Jigsaw is coming back (10 years after he died), and he wants to test all those who have sinned.

Back to the upcoming theatrical movie releases for 2018, there is another much-anticipated Halloween seasonal horror movie that should wet your appetite for some classic horror blood and gore, and that would be in the form of a horror slasher flick. This movie feels like some kind of a throwback to the slasher horror glory days of the 80s, and its October 2018, and Michael Myers has returned. The return of Michael Myers comes four decades after Laurie Strode escaped the killing spree committed by the young Michael Myers, and he has come back to finish what he started. The storyline sounds smack bang like your typical horror slasher remake, but that would be disappointing, and luckily for us there is a silver lining for this up-and-coming Halloween sequel in 2018, in that it is actually a spin-off sequel to the 80s Halloween original movie. Jamie Lee Curtis is returning to play Laurie Strode, and the movie is already set to star Judy Greer (a stellar actress, starring in; The Village, Ant-Man and Jurassic World) as Laurie’s sister, Karen Strode. The director for 2018’s Halloween is David Gordon Green (director of Pineapple Express, Prince Avalanche and Joe), and this should be an interesting choice, given that the director has already gained recognition for his comedy titles, drama titles, and the critics top picks titles that has had done in recent years.

  • No.1 - Tomb Raider - March 16th, 2018
  • No.2 - X-Men: The New Mutants - April 13th, 2018
  • No.3 - Avengers: Infinity War - May 4th, 2018
  • No.4 - Star Wars: Han Solo - May 25th, 2018
  • No.5 - Deadpool 2 - June 1st, 2018
  • No.6 - The Incredibles 2 - June 15th, 2018
  • No.7 - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - June 22nd, 2018
  • No.8 - Predator - August 3rd, 2018
  • No.9 - Halloween - October 19th, 2018
  • No.10 - X-Men: Dark Phoenix - November 2nd, 2018
  • No.11 - Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas - November 9th, 2018

I'M SO EXCITED'... I JUST CAN'T HIDE IT'... COME ON, COME ON... (you say whilst singing)

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