Here come the heroes -- and the villains, space explorers and dystopian futures. In 2018, "Black Panther" will reign, the Avengers will assemble for an "Infinity War" and Han will go "Solo," among other big-screen happenings. Get "Ready Player One" for all the movies coming in the year ahead.
The year's first big hit is Marvel's Afro-futuristic superhero spectacular "Black Panther". Ryan Coogler directs Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis in this superhero smash that took over a billion dollars.
Marvel's finest team up to face Thanos and celebrate 10 years of Marvel movies in "Avengers: Infinity War." It currently has a release date of April 25 in Australia, April 27 in the UK and May 4 in the US.
JK Rowling's Harry Potter prequel continues as Eddie Redmayne faces off against Johnny Depp's salacious sorcerer in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." The film opens Nov. 15 in Australia and Nov. 16 in the US and UK.
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina are heist cold in "Ocean's Eight," set to ride the waves in the US on June 8, Australia June 21 and the UK June 22.
Life finds a way yet again in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," featuring the return of both Chris Pratt and Jeff Goldblum. The dinos are back June 7 in Australia, June 8 in the UK and June 22 in the US.
Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron team up for an effects-driven adaptation of the classic manga "Alita: Battle Angel," starring Christoph Waltz and opening in Australia July 19 and the US and UK July 20.
Emily Blunt is the famous nanny delivering a spoonful of sugar to the now-grown children from the original story. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep also star in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious sequel blowing in come late December.
Ava DuVernay directs an all-star cast including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in this adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time," the much-loved fantasy novel by Madeleine L'Engle.
Dwayne Johnson goes ape when he has to face giant angry animals on the rampage in this adaptation of the popular game. The film tears through Australia on April 12, the UK on April 13 and the US on April 20.
Chilling documentary "The Cleaners", which premiered at the Sundance film festival, probes the darkest corners of the Internet and asks how Facebook, Google and other web giants are complicit with the spread of hatred and other unpleasantness.
Wes Anderson takes his stop-motion adventure to Japan, and recruits an all-star cast of voices including Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Yoko Ono, Ken Watanabe and Tilda Swinton. The film, about a boy searching for his dog, unleashes in March.
Wreck-It Ralph breaks the internet when a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into his arcade, taking him into the wide world of the World Wide Web. The film busts into theaters in Australia and the US on Nov. 21 and in the UK on Nov. 30.
The "Insidious" franchise, about demonologists plunging into the supernatural world, has been one of the hottest in horror since the first film came out in 2010. The fourth movie is written by series co-creator Leigh Whannell.
Husband and wife John Krasinski and Emily Blunt keep the noise down in "A Quiet Place," a chiller directed by Krasinski about a supernatural evil attracted to sound. It opens in the US and UK April 6 and in Australia April 12.
Amazon Studios goes to Mexico for "Gringo," starring David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Charlize Theron and Thandie Newton. The film also features the movie debut of Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson's daughter.
Brian Singer was under pressure, so he had to break free of this rock biopic about Queen singer Freddie Mercury's search for somebody to love. The show must go on so Dexter Fletcher dived headlong into directing. "Mr Robot" star Rami Malek plays Mercury, and will no doubt rock you when the movie opens around Christmas.
French director Claire Denis makes her English-language debut with mind-bending sci-fi story "High Life", in which Robert Pattinson, Mia Goth and Andre 3000 play criminals sent on a mission to space and getting more than they bargained for.
Andy Serkis directs an all-star cast of CGI animals played by actors including Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch and Cate Blanchett, based on Rudyard Kipling's classic "The Jungle Book." No, not the Disney one. This "Jungle Book" opens in October.
A history of the "Futile & Stupid Gesture" that took place behind the scenes of "National Lampoon" and "Saturday Night Live," in which today's actors play 1970s stars like Chevy Chase, John Belushi and Bill Murray.
Dracula's back for this child-friendly sequel voiced by Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi and Keegan-Michael Key as the Hotel Transylvania gang take a "Summer Vacation." The film opens June 14 in Australia, July 13 in the US and July 27 in the UK.
Here's one film we won't be seeing in 2018 after all. Maisie Williams is one of "The New Mutants" in a teen horror shocker set in the X-Men universe that was originally slated for release in 2018, but has been pushed back to 2019.