It’s shaping up to be another exciting year at the movies! Utilizing the Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Studios Motion Picture Slate including Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, we’ve put together a cheat sheet to assist with your movie scheduling.
As with prior years when we had exclusive interviews with the cast of Civil War and scored behind-the-scenes scoop about the making of Cars 3, we’ll be sure to share any exciting information we’re able to get our hands on. Of course, if we get news of any other features, we’ll be sure to add those as well.
2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate
Black Panther (Marvel Studios)
Release date: February 16, 2018
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin
Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett,
with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis
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Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who returns home to the isolated, technologically
advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king, but when a powerful old enemy reappears,
T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that
puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.
A Wrinkle In Time (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Release date: March 9, 2018
Genre: Epic adventure
Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa and introducing Storm Reid with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine
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From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on
Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space,
examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s
transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing
one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios)
Release date: April 27, 2018
Cast: Pretty much everyone who has been in a previous Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
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An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
SOLO: A Star Wars Story (LucasFilm)
Release date: May 25, 2018
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Paul Bettany
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away i “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Incredibles 2 (Disney Pixar)
Release date: June 15, 2018
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Marvel Studios)
Release date: July 6, 2018
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Pena, Walton Gaggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.
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From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hand Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Disney’s Christopher Robin
Release date: August 3, 2018
Genre: Live action adventure
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The young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Release date: November 2, 2018
Genre: Live action
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All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2
Release date: November 21, 2018
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet – which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet – the netizens – to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”
Mary Poppins Returns
Release date: December 25, 2018
Cast: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep.
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In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new sequel with a fresh sensibility that celebrates the spirit of the original, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda players her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light – and life – to the streets of London.
From animation and live action excitement to awesome super heroes, we’re destined to make frequent trips to the movie theater. Thank goodness our theater recently remodeled and added super comfortable recliners! Feel like we’re missing some details? We are because some movie details are kept under wraps until closer to the release of the movie. Don’t worry though… As we progress through the year, we’ll update this post when new trailers and information rolls out.
Which movie are you most excited to see in 2018?