First up is the highly anticipated Black Panther, due on February 26th. Reprising his scene-stealing role from Captain America: Civil War, Chadwick Boseman stars alongside Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, and Forest Whitaker. The film takes us to the mysterious kingdom of Wakanda, where ancient tribal customs are interwoven with unimaginable wealth and technological advancements. Having inherited the role of king from his father T’Chaka, young T’Challa has another responsibility as well – Black Panther, protector of the Wakandan people and way of life. How will he balance this with his new place in the Avengers?
Then on March 9th comes A Wrinkle In Time, based on the classic children’s sci-fi/fantasy novel. When a young girl’s father mysteriously disappears, she and her brother set out on a quest to find him and bring him home. If it’s faithful to the book, this will rival the Narnia and Harry Potter series as your new favorite YA universe.
Next up are two films in May. The massive Avengers: Infinity War on the 4th, followed by Solo: A Star Wars Story on the 25th. Infinity War is likely to shatter all kinds of records, as it is the culmination of everything the MCU has been working toward up until this point. Its epic plot, gigantic cast, high stakes, and frenzied anticipation make this a huge film in every way. Solo, on the other hand, is meeting with tepid hopes. From firing its directors to needing acting lessons for the lead, it’s been plagued with problems from the very beginning. While we’d love to see it be a quality film, we aren’t holding our breath. It might just be Star Wars’ biggest blunder since Attack of the Clones.
June 15th brings us the hyped Pixar sequel, Incredibles 2. This animated flick will follow the further adventures of the superhero family featured in the 2004 original.
On July 6th, we receive our third gift from Marvel for 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Paul Rudd returns as affable ex-con Scott Lang, who became a superhero to go straight and care for his daughter. Costar Evangeline Lilly is once again Hank Pym’s daughter Hope. She will now take on the role of Ant-Man’s sidekick, the Wasp.
Several children’s films round out the schedule, including Christopher Robin on August 3rd, The Nutcracker on November 7th, Wreck-It Ralph 2 on November 21st, and Mary Poppins Returns on December 25th.
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