The best new movies of 2018


We’ve rounded up some of the best new films coming out in 2018 with their trailers and release dates, including Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, and more.  And if you want to grab tickets for any of the movies, check out our guide to buying cheap cinema tickets in the UK

Last updated with the latest trailer for Ocean’s 8.

Rampage

Rampage UK release date: 13 April 2018

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

What we know: Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson stars in this retro video game adaptation, which pits him up against a giant gorilla, wolf, and crocodile. Not coincidentally, it’s from the director of San Andreas, which pitted him against an earthquake, so we’re hoping for similar levels of so-bad-it’s-good thrills. There have been longer trailers for the film, but this is our favourite by miles thanks to the Rock’s very special introduction.

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War release date: 26 April 2018 (UK), 27 April 2018 (US)

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt… and so on

What we know: All of the superheroes ever are joining forces in the biggest Marvel movie yet, as Josh Brolin’s long-teased Thanos finally arrives to claim the six Infinity Stones and basically murder everybody. The cast is absolutely stupidly huge, but it all leads into the as-yet-untitled fourth Avengers movie in 2019, which will probably thin the herd a bit. Find out more and book tickets from our Infinity War news round-up.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story release date: 25 May 2018

Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson

What we know: Han Solo is back in this Star Wars prequel, which will follow him as he first meets Lando Calrissian and wins the Millennium Falcon. There’s an all-star cast, but beyond that we don’t know much – except that there’s been serious production trouble, including a late change of director. After a couple of teasers we now finally have a full trailer, with plenty of action and plot hints, which you can watch right here. Read our Solo news round-up for the latest.

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 release date: 18 May 2018 (US), 1 June 2018 (UK)

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin

What we know: Ryan Reynolds is back as the Merc with a Mouth in the sequel to 2016’s surprise R-rated hit. The first two teasers focused on Deadpool’s dodgy heroics and Bob Ross-esque painting skills (?!?!) but we finally have a proper trailer for the film, revealing a lot more of the plot, some unexpected cast members, and the official reveal of the X-Force.

Get the latest Deadpool 2 news and rumours.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom UK release date: 7 June 2018

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum

What we know: Jeff Goldblum is making his grand return to the Jurassic universe in the sequel to the massive hit Jurassic World. Once again, a host of unlucky characters have to somehow be persuaded back to an island full of deadly dinosaurs – this time to save the poor critters from going extinct all over again courtesy of an active volcano. Then, if the the Super Bowl trailer below is anything to go by, they have to go back to the US to stop yet another genetically engineered hybrid dinosaur that has – believe it or not! – broken free.

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 UK release date: 15 June 2018 (US), 13 July 2018 (UK)

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener

What we know: Forget The Avengers – this year’s biggest superhero squad comes fully animated. 14 years on from their 2004 debut, Pixar’s The Incredibles are back in a long-awaited sequel. We haven’t seen much of the film yet, but our best look comes courtesy of the Winter Olympics for some reason or other, and it looks pretty incredible:

Ocean’s 8

Ocean’s 8 UK release date: 22 June 2018

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna

What we know: This is the all-female take on the classic Ocean’s heist franchise, with Sandra Bullock stepping into George Clooney’s shoes for another daring robbery – this time of a diamond necklace from the middle of the Met Ball. It could be hilarious, daring, and progressive – but on the other hand it does have a James Corden cameo, so we’re reserving our judgement for now.

Sicario 2: Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado UK release date: 29 June 2018

Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin

What we know: Benicio Del Toro is back in this unexpected sequel to the hit drug war movie Sicario. Original director Denis Villeneuve isn’t back (he was busy with a little Blade Runner sequel) and neither is original star Emily Blunt, but Del Toro is stepping into the limelight for another grim ‘n’ gritty take on the cartel conflict along the US/Mexico border. Expect violence, moral grey areas, and probably more than a few jabs at Trump’s wall.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp release date: 6 July 2018 (US), 3 August 2018 (UK)

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña

What we know: Scott Lang is back on the run after helping Captain America save the day in Civil War, but at least this time he’s got help: Hope is suiting up as the Wasp to bring us some tag team heroics – and the first (joint) lead role for a woman in a Marvel movie yet (at least until Captain Marvel arrives in 2019). Check out the first trailer right here:

Skyscraper

Skyscraper release date: 13 July 2018

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell

What we know: What if Die Hard, but starring the Rock. And the building is three times as high. And the Rock is an amputee. That’s Skyscraper. Let’s be honest, it’s not the most original looking movie in the world, but we’d watch Dwayne Johnson in just about anything, and the patriot amputee security expert fighting to save his family is basically the role he was born for.

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel UK release date: 20 July 2018

Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

What we know: Robert Rodriguez is directing this live action manga adaptation (with the legendary James Cameron producing) that falls squarely into the uncanny valley. In adapting the ’90s manga Battle Angel Alita Rodriguez has used CGI to maintain those characteristic giant anime eyes – though only for the lead – to unsettling effect. We’re not sure yet how well it’ll work, but colour us intrigued.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Mission: Impossible – Fallout release date: 27 July 2018

Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Henry Cavill

What we know: Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in the sixth (6!) Mission: Impossible movie, this time subtitled Fallout. Once again there’s an impossible mission, government bickering, betrayal, silly tech, and some of the biggest stunts in movie history. We got our first trailer during the Super Bowl, and it was the best of all the mid-game teases.

Get the latest Mission: Impossible 6 news.

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin release date: 3 August 2018 (US), 17 August 2018 (UK)

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Mark Gatiss, Peter Capaldi, Chris O’Dowd

What we know: Ewan McGregor plays an adult Christopher Robin in this live-action take on Winnie the Pooh, which sees the bear reunite with his owner a few decades on, once he has a daughter of his own. It’s from Disney, so expect the tone and voices to skew close to the classic cartoons, though the visuals are actually closer to the original book. Either way, this already looks like the heartwarming family film to beat this year.

The Meg

The Meg release date: 10 August 2018

Starring: Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, Bingbing Li, Ruby Rose

What we know: It’s Jason Statham vs. the biggest shark you’ve ever seen. Do we really need to say more? Alright, fine. The shark is actually a megalodon, a supposedly extinct species that grew up to 60 feet long. Turns out, there’s at least one left, and the only man brave enough to do that thing where you punch a shark on the nose to make it go away is the Stath himself.

Venom

Venom release date: 5 October 2018

Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed

What we know: Tom Hardy is Eddie Brock, the old-school Spider-Man antagonist turned full-blown villain after he inherits the black ‘symbiote’ costume, turning him into the monstrous Venom. Except in the trailer for this spin-off film there’s no sign of Spidey, Brock’s thick New York accent is transplanted to San Francisco, and there’s no sign of, well, Venom. Y’know, the main character. We are a little bit concerned.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald release date: 16 November 2018

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law, Johnny Depp

What we know: Eddie Redmayne is picking up his wand once again as Newt Scamander, this time caught in the midst of the battle between a young Dumbledore (Jude Law) and the infamous Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). There’ll be magic and hijinks and all that good stuff.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2

Wreck-It-Ralph 2 release date: 21 November 2018 (US), 30 November 2018 (UK)

Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch

What we know: John C. Reilly’s arcade baddie breaks out of the local network and onto the world wide web. Chaos ensues. From iPad games to clickbait, this sequel looks to be throwing Ralph up against the best (and worst) of the modern online age. We can’t wait.

 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse UK release date: 14 December 2018

Starring: Shameik Moore, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry

What we know: This is the Spider-Man movie you didn’t know you should be so excited about. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (of The Lego Movie and the Han Solo movie until they were replaced) direct this animated take on the webslinger, featuring Miles Morales rather than Peter Parker behind the mask. It looks absolutely gorgeous, like no other comic book movie before, and even teases multiple Spideys in one film. We can’t wait.

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines UK release date: 14 December 2018

Starring: Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving

What we know: Peter Jackson is producing this adaptation of Philip Reeve’s post-apocalyptic book series, which has seen cities turned into giant vehicles, roving the wasteland and consuming smaller ‘traction towns’. It, uh, sounds pretty nuts to anyone who hasn’t read the books, but we’re definitely intrigued.

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns release date: 21 December 2018 (UK), 25 December 2018 (US)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer

What we know: Hot off the heels of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming to the big screen in this sequel to the iconic family film, joined by Emily Blunt as the titular nanny. We’ve only seen a brief teaser so far, but it promises plenty of magic, music, and downright impractical methods of flying.



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