My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

As I do each year, I decided to share the top several movies I am anticipating the release of this year! Unlike usual, I decided to discuss them in the order they are set to release in the US rather than in order of most interested.

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

Black Panther

I’m excited to get a Marvel movie so early in the year! I thought Black Panther was interesting in Civil War and I’m glad to see him further developed in his own movie. I’m also interested in seeing how Martin Freeman’s character’s role will play into the story.

Avengers: Infinity War

ALL THE YES. The trailer got me pretty stoked to see how everything in the MCU is going to come together.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

I’m really hoping this lives up to all the amazing potential it has.

Ocean’s 8

I really enjoy the other Ocean’s movies and this one looks just as good!

Incredibles 2

I really enjoyed the first Incredibles, so yes, I’ll check out the sequel.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The more Marvel movies I watch, the more I think Ant-Man might be one of my faves of the franchise. I know it’s not the best, but it is so stinking fun and I love the characters. I’m looking forward to more.

M:I 6

I’m a huge fan of M:I 4 and really enjoyed M:I 5 too. I’m sad Jeremy Renner isn’t joining in this time, but I’m still looking forward to another installment.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Jude Law as young Dumbledore = brilliant casting move.

Ashes in the Snow

I almost forgot this one and I don’t see a date for US release other than 2018, but this is the movie adaptation of Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septys, which I LOVED. (I think it’s pretty obvious why they went with a title change for the movie…) I definitely want to catch this one when it comes out.

Honorable Mentions/Maybes:

The Commuter

I’m sure this will be like every other Liam Nesson action movie, but I’m sort of intrigued.

A Wrinkle in Time

Even though the book made my top 10 of 2017, I’m not 100% sold on the movie yet. I think I’ll wait to see what others think.

Ready Player One

I was very excited when I heard Steven Speilberg was adapting this fun book to film, but the previews don’t feel like the book to me at all. I’ll wait and see what people say about this one too.

The Jungle Book 

This is more of a “probably” because I love Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch, but I was never interested in the other recently released Jungle Book movie, so we’ll see if this one sparks my interest any more.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Again, I’m mostly interested in this one for the talent involved: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew Macfayden… but the trailer piqued my interest too. I love stories about getting lost in another world, so I’ll be curious to hear if the reviews for this one are good.

Mary Poppins Returns

The idea of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins intrigues me… we’ll see.

And the 2017 Movies I Want to Catch this Year…

Darkest Hour

The first I heard of this movie was January 1 of this year, when a friend told me about a good movie she watched where Gary Oldman portrayed Winston Churchill. Then, I saw a trailer playing for the movie, and even though the TV was far enough away for me to barely see or hardly hear, I was intrigued. And then I learn the director is Joe Wright, the director of the 2005 Pride and Prejudice, so sign me up, please!

The Greatest Showman

I’ve only heard positive things about this movie and it does look like fun.

Which movies are you anticipating to see in 2018?

14 Responses to My Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

  1. Lots of great movies to look forward to. I hope to see The Greatest Showman soon (my sister loved it). And I’m intrigued to see Ready Player One on the screen, even if it’s different to the book. Yes to Darkest Hour too.

  2. All these movies! And I knew about the Between Shades of Gray movie but I FORGOT (maybe they renamed it to not confuse it with 50 Shades of Grey HAHA). And I didn’t know they were making another Jungle Book movie? That will be interesting.

  3. I have a very similar post planned. There are several good-looking films coming out and my list will definitely look very similar to this (I love that we have such similar tastes in films). My most anticipated right now is Ready Player One. I picked up the book yesterday and can’t put it down. I can’t wait to see how Spielberg brings this novel to life. Great list!

  4. Super late to this post but ah well! I had no clue they were doing another Jungle Book adaptation, so soon after the last?! I just saw the previous one like a month ago, haha. The cast does sound interesting though, and I googled it after seeing it on your post and saw it might be darker so that intrigues me.

    I’ve definitely only heard good things about The Greatest Showman so need to see that sometime. I also want to see Pitch Perfect 3 because I don’t like a lot of comedies but those usually make me laugh.

    I’m actually pretty indifferent to a lot of superhero movies. I think the hype just puts me off, for some reason. I do want to see Deadpool though, and Black Panther looks interesting. (I also want to see how Martin Freeman fits in.)

    Also looking forward to Solo. I’m not sold on the casting of Han, but it comes out on my birthday so I might as well give it a chance. (I was surprised by that though. For some reason I thought all the Star Wars movies were just going to come out each winter holiday.)

    Oh and Ready Player One. I’m indifferent towards that one too but will likely be seeing it because Dave wants to. He read the book after I recommended it to him (well, I think he listened to the audiobook) and liked it so is interested in seeing it in the movie. I don’t remember the actual content of the film trailer I just remember I was meh about it so we’ll see.

    I guess I’m just sort of meh on a lot of things? A bit odd since going to the movies is one of my favorite things to do. I guess I just don’t tend to get hyped by them prior to their release because I don’t want to be let down. lol

  5. The Greatest Showman is totally on my list!!! And so is 12 Strong. There were just so many movies in the beginning of this year I felt like I couldn’t get to them all.

    I did see Black Panther (because obviously I’m coming to this post late) and really, really loved it.

    I was hesitant about A Wrinkle in Time because I love the book so much but the trailers had me… less than enthused. I should have trusted my instincts on that one because even with moderate expectations I was disappointed.

    Infinity War – a world of YES!! I had my issues with Thor: Ragnorak but I’m still excited. Ocean’s 8 looks like a ton off fun. I’ll go see Fantastic Beasts but I have to confess I’m not super excited about it.

    Ant-Man and Wasp being *after* Infinity War should be interesting. Like how will it fit into the aftermath of whatever Thanatos brews up?

    • I listened to a podcast review of A Wrinkle in Time that convinced me to not go see the movie. It sounded pretty terrible, which is unfortunate.

      Someone told me that Ant-Man and the Wasp is actually supposed to take place before Infinity War. I’m not sure if they’re going to bother to clarify that for the general audience or not.

      • Oh, and I wanted to add that while I wasn’t super into the first Fantastic Beasts movie, I do think the new one looks a lot more interesting, so here’s hoping. Plus, it has Jude Law as Dumbledore, which is amazing.

        • That’s so odd that Ant-man and Wasp will be before Infinity War. I don’t think Marvel has ever done that where the movies aren’t sequential. That’ll be interesting.

          I’m definitely excited about Jude Law as Dumbledore. The thing that got me about the first Fantastic Beasts was the contrasting tones with the REALLY dark story and the light and fun chasing beasts story. Part of that I think was the change half way through to go from a stand alone to a series. So I think the second one won’t have that same problem, which is promising.

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