2018 is predicted to be a season of great films, many of which have been in production for several years. Some of these highly anticipated releases include:
- Black Panther
Another great adaptation of a Marvel Comic character, Black Panther is predicted to have audiences going wild when it is released on February 16, 2018. The hero debuted in Captain America and is played by Chadwick Boseman, with a predominantly black supporting cast. Black Panther receives his super speed and strength by eating a special heart-shaped herb, which he is entitled to because of his status as heir to the throne of Wakanda. After his father’s death, he returns home to become king and finds his supremacy challenged. As Black Panther and his team fight for the future of the lineage, the action packed scenes promise to keep audiences at the edge of their seats.
- Maze Runner 3: The Death Cure
This final instalment of the Maze Runner Trilogy, is set for release on January 26, 2018. During filming, actor Dylan O’Brien suffered an on-set injury which prolonged the movie’s production. The mission undertaken by Thomas and his group of escaped Graders is their final and most dangerous to-date. It involves a plan to break into the Last City, a WCKD controlled labyrinth, and save their friends. Those that make it out alive, are expected to finally receive the answers they have been searching for.
Starring Dwayne Johnson as primatologist Davis Okoye, Rampage tells the story of the rare bond between a man and an albino silverback gorilla. An experiment from another world makes its way to Earth causing the mutation of Okoye’s beloved gorilla, a crocodile and a wolf, into enormous, violent creatures. As the animals battle for supremacy across North America, the scientist teams up with a discredited genetic engineer to find a cure and save his friend. Rampage is set to be released on April 13, 2018.
- Avengers: Infinity War
Soon after the Rampage premier, The Avengers: Infinity War will open on April 27, 2018. The team were torn apart following the events which took place in Captain America: Civil War. In the film, their greatest enemy to-date, Thanos, comes to Earth to collect the Infinity Stones to create a gauntlet which will allow him to bend reality to his will. The Avengers are required to join forces with The Guardians of the Galaxy to bring closure to the evil plot.
Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald
As the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this film continues to follow the story of Newt Scamander and is set to be released on November 16, 2018. Gellert Grindelwald has escaped custody, and is collecting followers for his mission to empower pureblood wizards by overthrowing muggles. Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) teams up with Scamander to foil the dark wizard’s dangerous plans, and return order to the wizarding world.