10 most anticipated movies of 2018

10 most anticipated movies of 2018

2018 could be a stellar year for Hollywood box office!

2017 may have been a rocky year for Hollywood as scandal and gossip took precedence over movies. Films that had a lot riding on them (like Justice League) tanked. Films that were expected to be really, really awesome (like Blade Runner 2049) tanked. And one of the year's biggest releases - Star Wars: The Last Jedi - came into the news for all the wrong reasons. 

Well, let's hope 2018 is better for Hollywood — with some really fun looking movies lined up for release. here's top 10 of them: 

Avengers: Infinity War (May 4)

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Four years after the events of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Avengers have been torn apart following the events of Captain America: Civil War. When Thanos arrives on Earth to collect the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that will allow him to bend reality to his will, the Avengers must join forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop him.

The film opens May 4, 2018, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Don Cheadle, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Tom Hiddleston among others.

Ready Player One (March 30)

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Steven Spielberg's upcoming sci-fi movie Ready Player One looks to be a nostalgia-fueled pop culture trip for viewers. The film is packed with easter eggs and references from various decades but mostly the 1980s!

While the film takes place in the future and revolves around the virtual reality world of the OASIS, it’s packed to the gills with references to books, movies, video games, cartoons, and much more.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Facebook) 

After the demise of the Jurassic World theme park on Isla Nublar, the dinosaurs roam freely on the island for four years until a volcanic eruption threatens their existence.

Claire Dearing, the former park manager, has now founded the Dinosaur Protection Group, an organization dedicated to saving the dinosaurs. She recruits Owen Grady, a former dinosaur trainer who worked at the park, to help her rescue the remaining dinosaurs from the island.

Owen also attempts to locate Blue, the last remaining of the four raptors he trained, but he and Claire discover a conspiracy that endangers both humanity and the dinosaurs.

Untitled Deadpool Sequel (June 1)

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After surviving a near fatal knee boarding accident , a disfigured guidance counselor (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Poughkeepsie's most celebrated French Bulldog breeder while also learning to cope with an open relationship.

Searching to regain his passion for life, as well as a new stuffed unicorn, Wade must battle ninjas, tight assed metal men, and babysit a group stereotypical side characters as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and creative outlets for his very open-minded sex life. He manages to find a new lust for being a do-gooder, a sparkly Hello Kitty backpack, all while earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best 4th Wall Breaking Superhero.

Solo: A Star Wars Story  (May 25)

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The film will be the second Star Wars anthology film, following the 2016 film Rogue One. A standalone installment, set prior to the events of the original 1977 film, it explores the adventures of a young Han Solo and Chewbacca, including meeting Lando Calrissian.

Incredibles 2 (June 15)

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The Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Helen Parr (Holly Hunter), also known as Elastigirl is out fighting crime. Meanwhile, Helen's husband Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson), also known as Mr. Incredible, remains at home watching their children Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner), and discovering Jack-Jack's secret powers. However, they, along with Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) will have to battle a new villain, The Underminer (John Ratzenberger) with a sinister plot.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald  (Nov. 16)

 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Facebook) 

At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

A Wrinkle in Time (March 9)

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After learning her astrophysicist father is being held captive on a distant planet deep in the grip of a universe-spanning evil, Meg Murry works with her highly intelligent younger brother, her classmate, and three astral travelers to save him.

The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix  (Nov. 2)

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Set in the 1990s, a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, the film adapts The Dark Phoenix Saga comic storyline. Following Apocalypse's defeat, the X-Men have become a household name and a public sensation. Professor X, with growing pride, encourages the team to do more as superheroes. Unfortunately, one mission takes them into space, and an unaccounted-for accident greatly empowers Jean Grey, but at the cost of losing control of herself and acting irrationally. All the while, an alien shapeshifter seeks to use Jean for her own intentions, believing her to be "the Phoenix".

Ocean’s 8 (June 8)

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Danny Ocean's estranged sister, Debbie, attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou, Rose, Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita, and Constance.

The film stars Sandra Bullock Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, and Helena Bonham Carter.

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