Biggest Upcoming Films
There might have already been plenty of massive films this year, with the likes of Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story, to name but a few, but as we approach the middle of the year you’ll be happy to know that there are lots of other big films slotted for the second half of the year. There are plenty of reasons to still get excited in 2018, and just in case you’re sitting in the dark on this year’s upcoming film releases, I’m here to give you a few of the ones that are likely to make the biggest splash.
This return to the much-loved heist franchise after a 10-year gap will see a female-helmed cast take on a new elaborate criminal undertaking. With the presence of actors like Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, you can expect another slick and stylish outing for this crime caper series.
Mission Impossible: Fallout
After almost 20 years of films, you’d expect this franchise to be looking a little long in the tooth by this point, but Mission Impossible: Fallout seems set to up the stakes even further and welcomes Henry Cavill (and his very expensive moustache) to the cast.
Ant-Man and The Wasp
The first Marvel film since the shocking ending to Infinity War, based on the trailers Ant-Man and The Wasp appears to be sidestepping the consequences by taking place before or during the events of the most recent Avengers. Looking to be a return to the light-hearted and tongue in cheek Marvel of the past, Ant-Man and The Wasp could find its place as a palette cleanser to Infinity War, or it could struggle if fans see it as a middling jog on the spot, rather than the step forward that they want.
Despite not being the Ewan McGregor/Disney partnership that Star Wars fans have been braying for, Christopher Robin is looking to be a familiar story that will surely be a well-executed and heart-warming return to Winnie the Pooh, despite perhaps retreading some of the same steps taken by Spielberg’s Hook.
There has been something of a spat in horror films in recent years that are aimed at teenagers and try to cash in on things like internet folklore, but Slender Man is perhaps the first to use a mythos that was popularised by real online creepypasta. While I certainly don’t have high hopes as to the quality of Slender Man, it will be interesting to see how well it does financially given the potential clout of the branding.
The much-maligned production of this Queen biopic, with cast and production changes galore, would be interesting enough on its own, but after a trailer that showed off a bit of what we can expect from Rami Malik’s performance as Freddie Mercury, we might just be set for a film that can do the seminal stadium rock band justice.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2
While this Harry Potter spinoff franchise might not have captured our hearts quite as successfully as the original, there is still plenty of hype in the lead up to the second outing of Eddie Redmayne as the wizard Newt Scamander, with appearances from a young Dumbledore and his rival Grindelwald.
The DC cinematic universe has struggled to find its feet quite as successfully as Marvel has, and despite the success of Wonder Woman, the misfires that were Suicide Squad, Batman V Superman and Justice League really lay on the pressure for this outing of the titular superhero to do really well.