Towards the end of every year, I reflect on my favorite books, movies, and television from the past year and share what I’m most anticipating in the new year. Today we’re talking about my most anticipated movies of 2018!
For a full deep dive into each film, check out my Most Anticipated Movies Of 2018 video, below:
Release Date: February 23, 2018
Based off the Every Day and Another Day duology by David Levithan, the film Every Day is a love story that defies traditional relationships. Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) falls in love with A, a mysterious soul who wakes up in a new body everyday. A can be any race, any gender, any sexual orientation, any body type. The story really delves into the idea that falling in love is about what’s on the inside, someone’s personality, versus what’s on the outside. I already know there is a transgender actor playing a transgender version of A in this film, so I’m really excited to see all of the different types of representation we’re going to be exposed to.
A Wrinkle In Time
Release Date: March 9, 2018
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle is another book being adapted into a movie this year. The film is directed by the outstanding Ava DuVernay, best known for her work on Selma, and stars Storm Reid as a young girl who’s father has mysterious vanished into quite possibly another dimension. With DuVernay at the helm, I’m anticipating a wonderful sci-fi adventure filled with powerful women and black girl magic.
Ready Player One
Release Date: March 30, 2018
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is a love story to 80s pop culture and video games that’s getting ready to come to life on the silver screen. The story takes place in a dystopian future where a famous and rich virtual reality video game creator has recently passed away. In his will it’s revealed that whoever can follow the clues and find the Easter egg in his game will win his vast fortune — and Wade Watts, a young homeless gamer, joins the quest. While I was left a little underwhelmed by the trailer for Ready Player One, I’m hoping it’s just because they didn’t want to reveal too much. Director Steven Spielberg is the king of 80s movies so I’m optimistic that this film could become a sci-fi classic.
Avengers: Infinity War
Release Date: May 4, 2018
Marvel returns with yet another epic character crossover Avengers: Infinity War. This time the Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to stop Thanos and the Infinity gauntlet.
The Incredibles 2
Release Date: June 15, 2018
The original Incredibles movie came out in 2004 and now 14 years later fans are finally getting a sequel! While The Incredibles is not one of my favorite superhero films, I’m curious to see how they tackle these Pixar characters so many years after the first movie.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Jurassic World was one of my favorite films of 2015, helping to solidify Chris Pratt as a gifted actor who can span a multitude of genres from comedy to action star. In this sequel, dinosaurs are now free to roam on Isla Nublar — that is until a volcanic eruption threatens their very existence. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt return to help save the dinos, but together they end up uncovering a conspiracy that may hurt humans and dinosaurs alike.
Crazy Rich Asians
Release Date: August 17, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians is a best selling novel by Kevin Kwan that’s being adapted into a film by director Jon M. Chu, best known for his work on the Step Up franchise and two Justin Bieber documentaries. The story revolves around a Chinese American economics professor named Rachel who travels to Singapore with her boyfriend to attend his best friend’s wedding. There, she is trust into the Asian elite, learning that her boyfriend comes from an extremely rich and famous family. The film features performances by Constance Wu, Harry Shum Jr, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, and more. I’m very excited to see this all Asian cast in an American film, which you don’t see a lot of these days.
Release Date: October 5, 2018
Tom Hardy will star as Eddie Brock in the new Venom film hitting theatres this October. There have been rumors of a Venom project coming out of the Spider-Man films since 2007, so I’m exciting this is finally coming to fruition. The current plans for this film are to launch it as it’s own franchise, not a Spider-Man spin-off, but there is still a possibility for the two franchises to crossover into each other. While we don’t know much about the film as of yet, there’s been talks about this film being a rated-R anti-hero tale complete with alien symbiote.