In superhero class, of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and of the DC Extended Universe are getting their own solo movies. One of Spider-Man’s arch-nemeses also gets the same treatment in “”. Meanwhile, “” is going to kick off the new “X-Men” movie series.
Release date: December 21
The protector of the seas is ruling his own solo movie in next year’s “”, with reprising the role he first played in 2016’s “”. The world got to see more of Momoa as the Trident-wielding superhero in Zack Snyder’s recently-released “”. In addition to giving Aquman an expanded role, “Justice League” introduced audiences to his powers as well as the undersea kingdom of Atlantis that would heavily factor into the plot of his stand-alone film, which will give more screen time to people around Aquaman like his love interest Mera, who is portrayed by .
Release date: February 16
The first ever Marvel film centering on a black superhero, “” mixes advanced technology and men’s strengths at his most animalistic level in most of its battles. Set in African nation named Wakanda, the story centers on Prince T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther (), who made his debut in “”, on his quest to avenge his father’s death. While some comic-book adaptations were criticized for casting white actors for non-white characters, the Ryan Coogler-directed film embraces diversity, with 90% of the cast either African or African American. Among them are , , and , joined by who reprises his role as Everett K. Ross.
The New Mutants
Release date: April 13
Fox is expanding its “X-Men” franchise with “”. Unlike most “X-Men” films, this upcoming film has much darker tone and some horror genre vibes as suggested by the first trailer. Inspired by the Demon Bear storyline in the comics, the film takes place in present days. and play two of five young mutants who fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. Likely related to Mirage’s ability to create startlingly realistic hallucinations, the movie has a “rubber reality,” meaning that “the place they’re in becomes more spacious when it needs to,” giving a lot for the movie to play with its visuals.
Release date: June 8
Those who’ve been missing the heist-based shenanigans of , , and their team of thieves in the “Ocean’s” movie series must be glad to know that a spin-off is coming to U.S. theaters in mid-2018. Titled “”, it is an all-female take on the franchise, with leading the insanely cool, all-star cast that includes , , , , , and YouTube sensation Awkwafina. Directed by the filmmaker behind “” film franchise, the new heist movie remains connected to the original trilogy, as Bullock’s character is the estranged sister of Danny Ocean (Clooney). As if it’s not star-studded enough, there will be a lot of celebrity cameos, with , , , , and Anna Wintour set to make appearance.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Release date: May 25
A character beloved by most “Star Wars” fans, Han Solo is getting his own solo film. After his standout performance in “”, gets the honor to play the young Solo, with Emmy Award winner at his side as Lando Calrissian. Styled as a space Western film, it centers on the young smuggler before he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker. Joonas Suotamo, who played Chewbacca in “” and “”, returns as Han’s loyal sidekick and co-pilot. “” star plays a new character named Kira who is linked to Han, and plays a mentor who has a key role in ‘s journey to adulthood.
A Star Is Born
Release date: October 5
“A Star Is Born” may have been rebooted in the big screen multiple times, but you are lucky to be able to see a big singer like starring in this latest take. Making his directorial debut with this project, also stars as a musician named Jack who meets an unknown talented woman, Ally (GaGa, credited as Stefani Germanotta). As the two begin a passionate love affair, Jack coaxes Ally into the spotlight, catapulting her to stardom. But as Ally’s career quickly eclipses his own, Jack finds it increasingly hard to handle his fading glory. Capturing the authentic feel, the performance scenes were filmed at actual music festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury. And as if having GaGa in the cast is not benefiting enough, the Mother Monster also lent her songwriting talent for the movie.
Release date: March 16
“Tomb Raider” is getting a reboot treatment, two decades after the original movie starring was released. As all good reboots should be, it won’t just be an update of Lara Croft. Changing what Lara Croft represents, the new movie sees our primary protagonist as a “survivor.” Moreover, ‘s version of the character will be more faithful to the game, with the 2013 video game of the same name as the basis. Expected to end the series of failure of video game adaptations, “Tomb Raider” tells the engaging story within the frame of an action-adventure film.
Release date: October 5
Are you a fan of Venom? Then it’s good news for you. One of Spider-Man’s famous arch-nemeses has finally got his own movie. After making his big-screen debut in Sam Raimi’s 2007 movie “”, where he was played by , the host of symbiote is back in this solo movie with taking on the role. Despite being produced around the same time, “”, which is rated R, won’t feature Marvel’s current version of Spider-Man, which is played by . But don’t worry, as Marvel and Sony are believed to be leaving the possibility open for Hardy’s Eddie Brock to crossover with Holland’s Peter Parker in the future.
A Wrinkle in Time
Release date: March 22
The first major motion picture adaptation of the classic novel written by Madeleine L’Engle since the 2003 TV-movie adaptation, “” is a sci-fi movie appealing to both kids and adults. It follows a young girl named Meg, played by Storm Reid, who goes on desperate search of her father. The star-studded cast also includes , and . Those who’ve read the book must know that music is an important element to the plot and it’s interesting to find out how the score composed by ‘s guitarist Johnny Greenwood for the movie sounds like.