From the Justice League to the latest Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor installments, 2017 was a great year for superhero films. With all the upcoming DC and Marvel goodness planned, there’s never been a better time to be a comic book fan. So what can we expect in 2018? Here’s a look at 10 new superhero films we can’t wait to watch.
Black Panther (February 16th, 2018)
Picking up directly where the events of The Avengers: Civil War left off, the Black Panther sees our hero return to his home after the sudden death of his father. Starring Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther and Michael B. Jordan (Creed) as Erik Killmonger, the first release of the year is sure to leave a lasting impression.
The New Mutants (April 13th, 2018)
Based on the popular comic series, which in itself is a spin-off of the original X-Men franchise, The New Mutants features five young heroes who have to fight their way out of a secret government facility. Starring Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), we can’t wait to see if this movie lives up to the hype.
Avengers: Infinity War (May 4th, 2018)
The latest Avengers outing promises more action, more explosions, and even more awesome plot twists. Where the Spider-Man and Ant-Man cameos were just a few of the many examples that made Civil War so great, this one’s expected to be packed with even more Marvel heroes (psst…Star-Lord)!
Deadpool 2 (June 1st, 2018)
We were first treated to teaser images of the upcoming Deadpool sequel with Josh Brolin’s rockin’ Cable pics. Sporting a toned-up physique and slicked back hair, the time-traveling X-Men’s big screen debut is already being hailed as a hit. As awesome as Deadpool was, the sequel is expected to be even better.
The Incredibles 2 (June 15th, 2018)
Can you believe it’s actually been 14 years since the original Incredibles? It’s safe to say that this sequel has been a long time coming. Mr. Incredible (voiced again by Craig T. Nelson) is tasked with taking care of little Jack-Jack while his wife is out saving the world. Think Mr. Mom but, you know, with superheroes.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6th, 2018)
Marvel’s smallest superhero is gearing up for his big-time sequel. While the first Ant-Man was a runaway hit (and proof that Marvel can do no wrong), the sequel pitches the lovable Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) up against the Wasp, played by Evangeline Lilly.
Venom (October 5th, 2018)
As one of the most infamous (and idolized) supervillains in the Marvel universe, it was only a matter of time before Venom got his own movie, and we couldn’t think of a better actor to play the lead than Tom Hardy. Details are still forthcoming, but this is definitely a film to get excited about.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (November 2nd, 2018)
If you thought X-Men: Apocalypse was awesome, then X-Men: Dark Phoenix should be right up your alley. Featuring the same cast as the recent X-Men outings, Dark Phoenix centers on Jean Gray (Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner) as she tries to come to terms with her incredible – and dangerous – new powers.
Aquaman (December 21st, 2018)
Hot off the heels of the Justice League, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is getting his own superhero spinoff. As Arthur Curry realizes he’s the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, he must assume the new responsibility while simultaneously battling the forces of evil.
Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (December 21st, 2018)
This version of the Spider-Man story gives us a new hero. In fact, as the trailer shows, Peter Parker is dead, as indicated by the new Spidey stopping at his grave. We get to see the new Spider-Man using his webs to fly through the city, until the end when he pulls off his mask, showing the new face of the web-slinger: Miles Morales, originally introduced in August 2011 in Ultimate Fallout, #4; he’s a boy who, like Peter, was bitten by a radioactive spider.