We’ve rounded up some of the best new films coming out in 2018 with their trailers and release dates, including Deadpool 2, Solo, Fantastic Beasts 2, and more. And if you want to grab tickets for any of the movies, check out our guide to buying cheap cinema tickets in the UK.
Last updated with the latest trailer for: Bohemian Rhapsody.
In cinemas now: Solo: A Star Wars Story
Solo: A Star Wars Story release date: 25 May 2018
Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson
What we know: Han Solo is back in this Star Wars prequel, which will follow him as he first meets Lando Calrissian and wins the Millennium Falcon. There’s an all-star cast, but beyond that we don’t know much – except that there’s been serious production trouble, including a late change of director. After a couple of teasers we now finally have a full trailer, with plenty of action and plot hints, which you can watch right here. Read our Solo news round-up for the latest.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom release date: 6 June 2018 (UK), 22 June 2018 (US)
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum
What we know: Jeff Goldblum is making his grand return to the Jurassic universe in the sequel to the massive hit Jurassic World. Once again, a host of unlucky characters have to somehow be persuaded back to an island full of deadly dinosaurs – this time to save the poor critters from going extinct all over again courtesy of an active volcano. Mirroring the first Jurassic Park sequel, The Lost World, they’ll then end up back in the US at the end of it all anyway, to deal with some loose beasties on American soil. Let’s be honest though, we’re all just here for Goldblum anyway.
Read our round-up of the latest Jurassic World 2 news.
Hotel Artemis release date: 8 June 2018 (US), 20 July 2018 (UK)
Starring: Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Charlie Day, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Jeff Goldblum
What we know: Jodie Foster is a night nurse to the criminal underworld in this action movie from first-time director (but long-time writer) Drew Pearce, which shows more than a hint of influence from the John Wick films. The near-future setting looks particularly fun (3D-printed guns!) and we will happily watch absolutely anything that features Jeff Goldblum as a criminal kingpin.
Incredibles 2 release date: 15 June 2018 (US), 13 July 2018 (UK)
Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener
What we know: Forget The Avengers – this year’s biggest superhero squad comes fully animated. 14 years on from their 2004 debut, Pixar’s The Incredibles are back in a long-awaited sequel. We finally have a full trailer for the film, which sees Elastigirl become the family’s main superhero, leaving Mr. Incredible to manage the kids, with… mixed results.
Read our Incredibles 2 round-up for the latest on the Pixar sequel.
Ocean’s 8 UK release date: 22 June 2018
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna
What we know: This is the all-female take on the classic Ocean’s heist franchise, with Sandra Bullock stepping into George Clooney’s shoes for another daring robbery – this time of a diamond necklace from the middle of the Met Ball. It could be hilarious, daring, and progressive – but on the other hand it does have a James Corden cameo, so we’re reserving our judgement for now.
Sicario 2: Soldado
Sicario 2: Soldado UK release date: 29 June 2018
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin
What we know: Benicio Del Toro is back in this unexpected sequel to the hit drug war movie Sicario. Original director Denis Villeneuve isn’t back (he was busy with a little Blade Runner sequel) and neither is original star Emily Blunt, but Del Toro is stepping into the limelight for another grim ‘n’ gritty take on the cartel conflict along the US/Mexico border. Expect violence, moral grey areas, and probably more than a few jabs at Trump’s wall.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Ant-Man and the Wasp release date: 6 July 2018 (US), 3 August 2018 (UK)
Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña
What we know: Scott Lang is back on the run after helping Captain America save the day in Civil War, but at least this time he’s got help: Hope is suiting up as the Wasp to bring us some tag team heroics – and the first (joint) lead role for a woman in a Marvel movie yet (at least until Captain Marvel arrives in 2019).
Check out our guide to all things Ant-Man (and the Wasp) for the latest news and trailers.
Skyscraper release date: 13 July 2018
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell
What we know: What if Die Hard, but starring the Rock. And the building is three times as high. And the Rock is an amputee. That’s Skyscraper. Let’s be honest, it’s not the most original looking movie in the world, but we’d watch Dwayne Johnson in just about anything, and the patriot amputee security expert fighting to save his family is basically the role he was born for.
Alita: Battle Angel
Alita: Battle Angel UK release date: 20 July 2018
Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz
What we know: Robert Rodriguez is directing this live action manga adaptation (with the legendary James Cameron producing) that falls squarely into the uncanny valley. In adapting the ’90s manga Battle Angel Alita Rodriguez has used CGI to maintain those characteristic giant anime eyes – though only for the lead – to unsettling effect. We’re not sure yet how well it’ll work, but colour us intrigued.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Mission: Impossible – Fallout release date: 27 July 2018
Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Henry Cavill
What we know: Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in the sixth (6!) Mission: Impossible movie, this time subtitled Fallout. Once again there’s an impossible mission, government bickering, betrayal, silly tech, and some of the biggest stunts in movie history. We got our first trailer during the Super Bowl, and it was the best of all the mid-game teases.
Get the latest Mission: Impossible 6 news.
Christopher Robin release date: 3 August 2018 (US), 17 August 2018 (UK)
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Mark Gatiss, Peter Capaldi, Chris O’Dowd
What we know: Ewan McGregor plays an adult Christopher Robin in this live-action take on Winnie the Pooh, which sees the bear reunite with his owner a few decades on, once he has a daughter of his own. It’s from Disney, so expect the tone and voices to skew close to the classic cartoons, though the visuals are actually closer to the original book. Either way, this already looks like the heartwarming family film to beat this year.
The Meg release date: 10 August 2018
Starring: Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, Bingbing Li, Ruby Rose
What we know: It’s Jason Statham vs. the biggest shark you’ve ever seen. Do we really need to say more? Alright, fine. The shark is actually a megalodon, a supposedly extinct species that grew up to 60 feet long. Turns out, there’s at least one left, and the only man brave enough to do that thing where you punch a shark on the nose to make it go away is the Stath himself.
The Predator release date: 14 September 2018
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Jane
What we know: Shane Black’s career has finally come full circle. After acting in the original Predator way back then, the acclaimed writer/director (of Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys, most recently) is back to create the latest attempt to recapture that Arnie magic. Except instead of Mr Universe we get Jacob Tremblay (you know, the skinny kid from Room), and the South American jungle has been swapped for a US suburb. Don’t worry though – it looks like there are plenty of soldier and guns and ultra-violence too.
Venom release date: 5 October 2018
Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed
What we know: Tom Hardy is Eddie Brock, the old-school Spider-Man antagonist turned full-blown villain after he inherits the black ‘symbiote’ costume, turning him into the monstrous Venom. Except in the trailer for this spin-off film there’s no sign of Spidey, Brock’s thick New York accent is transplanted to San Francisco, and there’s no sign of, well, Venom. Y’know, the main character. We are a little bit concerned.
Bohemian Rhapsody release date: 2 November 2018
Starring: Rami Malek
What we know: Mr. Robot is becoming Mr. Mercury, as Rami Malek steps into the shoes of the one and only Freddie Mercury in this biopic of the Queen frontman and songwriter. Will this be the killer Queen film we’ve all been waiting for?
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald release date: 16 November 2018
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Jude Law, Johnny Depp
What we know: Eddie Redmayne is picking up his wand once again as Newt Scamander, this time caught in the midst of the battle between a young Dumbledore (Jude Law) and the infamous Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). There’ll be magic and hijinks and all that good stuff.
Robin Hood release date: 21 November 2018 (US), 23 November 2018 (UK)
Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn
What we know: Yup, this is yet another film about stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, this time firmly in the thunderous action movie mould. Taron Egerton is brave sir Robin this time around, in a setting that seems to be a confusing mix of the medieval and the modern. It all looks pretty exciting though, so consider us intrigued.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2
Wreck-It-Ralph 2 release date: 21 November 2018 (US), 30 November 2018 (UK)
Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch
What we know: John C. Reilly’s arcade baddie breaks out of the local network and onto the world wide web. Chaos ensues. From iPad games to clickbait, this sequel looks to be throwing Ralph up against the best (and worst) of the modern online age. We can’t wait.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse UK release date: 14 December 2018
Starring: Shameik Moore, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry
What we know: This is the Spider-Man movie you didn’t know you should be so excited about. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (of The Lego Movie and the Han Solo movie until they were replaced) direct this animated take on the webslinger, featuring Miles Morales rather than Peter Parker behind the mask. It looks absolutely gorgeous, like no other comic book movie before, and even teases multiple Spideys in one film. We can’t wait.
Read our guide to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for the latest on the film.
Mortal Engines UK release date: 14 December 2018
Starring: Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving
What we know: Peter Jackson is producing this adaptation of Philip Reeve’s post-apocalyptic book series, which has seen cities turned into giant vehicles, roving the wasteland and consuming smaller ‘traction towns’. It, uh, sounds pretty nuts to anyone who hasn’t read the books, but we’re definitely intrigued.
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Poppins Returns release date: 21 December 2018 (UK), 25 December 2018 (US)
Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer
What we know: Hot off the heels of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming to the big screen in this sequel to the iconic family film, joined by Emily Blunt as the titular nanny. We’ve only seen a brief teaser so far, but it promises plenty of magic, music, and downright impractical methods of flying.