Whilst there’s no denying we’ve a lot to look forward to in the remaining two months of 2017 – Star Wars VIII, Paddington 2, Call Me By Your Name and more! – trailers for 2018’s line up of offerings have started to drip through and there’s a lot to get excited about…
Early Man – 26 January
A treat so early in the year! Aardman animations are always event cinema in our books and this one has (Wallace and Gromit creator himself) Nick Park as its director to boot. Surprisingly, Early Man is Park’s first solo venture into feature films. Unsurprisingly, we’re giggling already.
Black Panther – 12 February
Having made his debut in Captain America: Civil War, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther is all set for his stand-alone debut. This marks Marvel’s eighteenth release in their Cinematic Universe, at a time when superhero-fatigue is increasingly tangible. Thankfully, Black Panther looks really rather fresh.
Isle of Dogs – 30 March
We love stop motion animation at The Film Blog, so how thrilling to have two to look forward to in 2018. This one’s from Fantastic Mr. Fox-pro Wes Anderson and stars Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston and Tilda Swinton and, from this trailer, we’re in.
Ready Player One – 30 March
Coming from Spielberg, is it any wonder that this easter-egg packed adaptation of Ernest Cline’s popular book got tongues wagging with the release of the trailer at the San Diego Comic Con…
The New Mutants – 13 April
With filmmakers citing an odd-coupling of Stephen King and John Hughes as their inspiration, there’s something intriguing about this Marvel film. The Fault in our Stars director Josh Boone’s at the helm, whilst it’s set for a Friday 13th release. Could we have the antidote to gooey teen flicks?
Coco – 19 January
Somewhat outrageously, the UK isn’t getting Pixar’s latest original film until three months after it’s US release. It had better be more Inside Out and less Good Dinosaur.
Red Sparrow – 2 March
Atomic Blonde was a bit of a disappointment this year so perhaps Red Sparrow will quench our thirst for largely objectified female spies? We’d love this one to be more and have faith.
Darkest Hour – 12 January
Another release the UK’s having to wait for, this time – oddly – a film that’s come from Britain itself. Much like Churchill earlier this year, Darkest Hour looks to be a picture driven by its central performance. Here, a startlingly unrecognisable Gary Oldman.
A Wrinkle in Time – 23 March
The Tomorrowland vibe on A Wrinkle in Time has flop written all over it, if we’re honest. However: Gug Mbatha-Raw, Reece Witherspoon, Chris Pine AND Oprah bloomin’ Winfrey!
Annihilation – 23 February
On visuals alone, Annihilation looks glorious. What’s got us excited, however, is that Natalie Portman’s new film is the sophomore outing for writer-director Alex Garland, he of Ex Machina.