Disney have given us a bumper list of new movie releases to look forward to. Stretching right up to Christmas 2018, in with the hotly-anticipated Marvel and Star Wars movies, we also have Wreck-it Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet and the follow-up to the original Julie Andrews movie, Mary Poppins Returns.
Here’s the full list:
THOR: RAGNAROK –27th October
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – 14th December
COCO – 19TH January, 2018
BLACK PANTHER – 12th February, 2018
A WRINKLE IN TIME – 23rd March, 2018
MAGIC CAMP – 6TH April, 2018
MARVEL’S AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR – 27th April, 2018
UNTITLED HAN SOLO MOVIE – 25th May, 2018
INCREDIBLES 2 – 13th July, 2018
ANT MAN AND THE WASP – 3rd August, 2018
PATRICK – 24th August, 2018
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET – 30th November, 2018
MARY POPPINS RETURNS –21st December, 2018
Interestingly, although directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the Han Solo prequel due to creative differences, the project is still aiming for a late spring release. Ron Howard takes the reins of the movie starring Alden Ehrenreich as young Han Solo, but production is going to be tight. Still, George Lucas has talked to Howard about his big Star Wars plans in the past. As the second non-Skywalker story in the Star Wars franchise, Disney won’t want to mess this up. In conclusion, we’ll have to keep a close eye on this one closer to May.
Marvel Studios will be dominating the box office either side of Christmas with Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther premiering. As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also be getting the epic Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel‘s biggest superhero event yet will hit cinemas only a couple of months after Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther gets his big debut.
Over ten years after the original Incredibles, we finally get to see the next chapter in the superhero family’s life. Set immediately after the events of the Incredibles, Pixar’s John Lasseter has confirmed that Incredibles 2 will begin with the family fighting the Underminer. With a fierce battle for the box office crown next year between Pixar and Marvel Studios, we’ll have to see whether almost every superhero in the MCU can beat Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and co.
With hit after hit, Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm’s dominance at the box office doesn’t look to be giving way any time soon.