This week kicks off the start of the Disney movie season for 2018 with Marvel’s “Black Panther.” The entire schedule includes four Disney, three Marvel, one Pixar, one Star Wars and one Walt Disney Animation film.
Eight of the 10 films could be viewed as sequels or continuation of stories from characters we are already familiar with from previous movies.
Disney’s film division has been doing well the past few years with a lot of the blockbusters and is expected to continue this year. The ticket presales for “Black Panther” are outpacing every other superhero movie ever made, Disney CEO Bob Iger said earlier this month.
Here’s the complete list of movies with trailers:
Black Panther – Feb. 16, 2018
The 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War. It follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
A Wrinkle in Time – March 9, 2018
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg Murry, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. This science fantasy adventure is based on the 1962 novel written by Madeleine L’Engle. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kalin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine
Avengers: Infinity War – May 4, 2018
This is the film the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe has been gearing up for the past 10 years. This 19th film in the Marve Cinematic Universe will bring all of the superheroes together to protect the Earth and existence itself from Thanos. This “despot of intergalactic infamy,” has one goal – collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. You are going to need a scorecard for this movie there are so many people who will be appearing. The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
Solo: A Star Wars Story – May 25, 2018
The Incredibles 2 – June 15, 2018
The follow up to the popular 2004 film has the Parr family struggling to maintain normal lives while Helen Parr (Elastigirl) goes out to fight crime. Her husband, Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) stays home watching over the children, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack, all who have secret powers. The family, along with Frozone, are going to have to battle a supervillain who will have a sinister plot to take over (the Incredibles, The Earth, The Universe, who knows).
Ant-Man and The Wasp – July 6, 2018
This is a sequel to the 2015 Ant-Man and the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is the third and last Marvel movie for 2018. This film takes place in the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War.” Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
Christopher Robbin – August 3, 2018
In this live-action movie, Christopher Robin, the little boy from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, is now all grown up and has lost all sense of imagination. There is only one group who can help him find it, Pooh, Tigger and the gang. Ewan McGregor is Christopher Robin. Hayley Atwell is Evelyn Robin, Christopher’s wife. Jim Cummings, who has been the voice of Winnie the Pooh since the 1990s will again voice the “silly old bear. Chris O’Dowd will voice Tigger, Nick Mohammed is Piglet, Brad Garret is Eeyore, Peter Capaldi is Rabbit, Sophie Okonedo is Kanga and Toby Jones is Owl.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Nov. 2, 2018
This is a fantasy film, a live-action adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, about a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll among the family’s gifts and is charged by her parents to watch over the doll. The film stars Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren, and Morgan Freeman.
Ralph Breaks the Internet – Wreck it Ralph 2 – Nov. 21, 2018
This movie may have one of the funniest scenes ever this year. We were lucky enough to get sneak peek at D23 Expo 2017. This sequel takes place six years after the first film and centers on Ralph’s adventures in the Internet data space when a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into the arcade and he needs to find a replacement part to fix Sugar Rush. He and Vanellope von Schweetz enter the gaming words and to a hilarious scene – meeting the Disney Princesses.
Mary Poppins Returns – Dec. 25, 2018
This sequel to the 1964 film “Mary Poppins,” is set in is set in 1930s Depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda)