2018 movies: From Mission Impossible 6 to Aquaman and Venom | Films | Entertainment

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July

Incredibles 2 (July 13)
The long-awaited sequel to the 2004 Pixar classic arrives next summer, with the original cast returning as the superhero family to face a new villain. It’ll be interesting to see how The Incredibles fare in a world now dominated by superhero movie franchises like Marvel and DC.

How To Train Your Dragon 3 (July 20)
Another animated sequel to the critically acclaimed series sees Hiccup fulfil his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! (July 27)
Part sequel, part prequel, this musical will jump between modern day and Donna’s 1970s youth. Lily James stars as a younger Meryl Streep, who is worryingly absent from the first trailer. Is she dead?

Mission: Impossible 6 (July 26)
Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt for more action-packed spy antics with Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg. Production was halted earlier this year after the 55-year-old star injured himself performing a stunt in central London. –

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2018 films: 52 Unmissable Blockbusters Part 2 (July-Dec) Mission Impossible 6 to Aquaman

August

The Predator (August 2)
Iron Man 3 and The Nice Guys director Shane Black helms the fourth instalment in the Predator film series, one that is expected to be going for the laughs this time around.

Ant-Man and The Wasp (August 3)
A breather between Avengers Infinity War and its untitled sequel Avengers 4, Paul Rudd’s second solo movie is set to be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first romantic comedy. Set after Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man finally teams up with Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp.

September

Mary Queen of Scots (September 14)
Margot Robbie stars as Queen Elizabeth I in this historical Tudor drama, opposite Saoirse Ronan’s Mary.

Robin Hood (September 21)
The first major adaptation of the classic tale since Russell Crowe’s 2010 entry, Kingsman’s Taron Egerton stars in the title role of this reinvention with Jamie Foxx as Little John and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

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Evengeline Lilly stars as The Wasp in the Ant-Man sequel

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Tom Hardy stars in Venom, an R-rated superhero horror

October

Venom (October 5)
Tom Hardy stars as the villain in this Spider-Man spin-off. It’s not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but somehow Sony have Tom Holland as Spidey in this film’s world, but not in the actual movie.

Johnny English 3 (October 12)
Seven years on and Rowan Atkinson is back with another James Bond spoof as an MI7 agent. Real life Bond girl Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) co-stars.

Mowgli (October 19)
Originally titled The Jungle Book: Origins, Mowgli is Andy Serkis’ motion-capture prequel to the Rudyard Kipling story of sorts. The former Gollum plays Baloo, with Christian Bale as Bagheera, while Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Shere Khan. 

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (October 26)
Partly based on Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, this Disney live-action adventure sees a young girl travel to a parallel world to retrieve a key that will unlock a box holding a priceless gift from her mother. Morgan Freeman, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren star.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (October 31)
The fourth entry in the X-Men prequel series is set in the 1990s, a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse. After an accident Jean Grey becomes over-powered and loses control, plunging the superheroes and world into peril.

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Sophie Turner as Jean Grey in X-Men: Dark Phoenix

November

Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (November 9)
Arriving a full 18 years after the live-action Jim Carrey adaptation, Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this animated version from the makers of Despicable Me, Horton Hears a Who! and The Lorax.

Holmes and Watson (November 9)
Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch may be the Sherlock Holmes of film and TV, but now Will Ferrell is having a go as a comedy version of the great detective, with John C Reilly as John Watson.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (November 16)
The second instalment of five in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off series. Having returned from New York, Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander teams up with Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore to battle Johnny Depp’s Gellert Grindelwald in 1920s Paris.

Wreck-It Ralph 2 (November 30)
John C Reilly returns as the video game character, but this time for an adventure inside the internet.

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The cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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Bryan Singer was fired as director of Bohemian Rhapsody

December 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (December 14)
Separate from Tom Holland’s incarnation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a computer-animated Spider-Man adventure, but this time with Miles Morales, the second Spidey following Peter Parker’s death.

Mortal Engines (December 14)
Based on the steampunk/sci-fi novel of the same name, comes an adaptation from Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson. Mortal Engines sees cities become mobile mechanical monsters, who eat smaller settlements to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Aquaman (December 21)
After his debut in Justice League, Jason Momoa gets his own solo movie as Aquaman. As the King of Atlantis, he’s the middle of humans polluting the world and his own people wanting to revolt.

Mary Poppins Returns (December 21)
Over 50 years after the original finally comes a sequel to the Disney classic, but this time with Jane and Michael Banks grown-up in 1930s London and Emily Blunt playing the magical nanny.

Bumblebee (December 26)
The Transformer gets his own spin-off set in 1987. Bumblebee finds himself seeking refuge in a junkyard in California and is discovered by an 18-year-old who repairs him.

Bohemian Rhapsody (December 28)
The Freddie Mercury biopic arrives next Christmas, starring Rami Malek as the late Queen singer. Production was halted a few weeks ago resulting in director Bryan Singer being fired and replaced by Dexter Fletcher after accusations of going AWOL.



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