Avengers: Infinity War
One of the most anticipated films of the year is, of course, Avengers: Infinity War. Due for release on April 25th, the film will be the biggest yet in the Marvel universe. Featuring superheroes from so many Marvel favourites, including Iron Man, Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy, Infinity War is set to smash the box office. The plot will see Thanos in action as he attempts to find the Infinity Gauntlet, the Infinity Stones (many of which have cropped up in other Marvel films) and destroy Earth, along with all life on it. I have a really bad feeling that a major character is going to die. My prediction? Vision, after all, an infinity stone lives in his head… I wonder how Thanos is going to retrieve that one?
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Following on from Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom looks intense. We are thrown back into the Jurassic World island with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as they attempt to save some of the Dinosaur species before the island itself explodes. I think the trailer gives away far too much, as I believe many do nowadays. But I’m really excited, especially at the prospect of seeing Jess Goldblum take up his role as Ian Malcolm again! Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is due for release June 7th.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Star Wars film this year won’t follow on from The Last Jedi as hoped. Instead, we’ll get a glimpse of Han Solo in his younger years. I’m really interested to see how they do this, and I actually think that they cast his younger self really well! This Star Wars Prequal is due for release in the UK sometime in May.
I really like the look of this film. And with the news that Kendrick Lamar is producing the soundtrack, I honestly can’t wait. We were introduced to the Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, and I thought he was sharp, witty and had a great amount of depth as a character. I also loved the dynamic between him and Bucky/The Winter Soldier. Black Panther will be released next month.
Ant-Man and The Wasp
Due for release after Infinity War, which I’m slightly gutted about, Ant-Man and The Wasp has been kept under wraps. In the US, despite teaser trailers and some action footage on set, we’re still unsure of the plot of the entire film. Good marketing? I’m not too sure.
After seeing the hilarious teaser trailer for Deadpool 2, I am so excited to see this movie! I went to see the first Deadpool with my boyfriend, and it’s one of the best “Superhero” movies I’ve seen. I love Ryan Reynolds too… But that’s just a given. Deadpool 2 will have Josh Brolin as the big bad this time around and is due for release in the UK on June 1st.
Due for release in October this year, Venom is set to be huge. With Tom Hardy taking up the role, it will be exciting to see what he makes of it. Will it be a generic comic film? Or will there be a darker twist? I’m excited to see it, mostly because it’s Sony’s first Marvel film, something that will run completely separately from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
After seeing Justice League, I’m really not that excited about this film. I think that Aquaman was one of the best elements of the Justice League film, but that still doesn’t make him a great character. I think his development was rushed that he had little depth. But, saying that, it will be good to see how Jason Momoa takes on the role in a film based solely on his character. Aquaman is due for release in December.