With the start of a new year, we can look forward to some fabulous new movies this year. Today I have the 2018 Disney movie release dates to share with you. Honestly, they all look awesome but I do have a few favorites among the bunch.
BLACK PANTHER – February 16, 2018
First up is Black Panther, the latest movie from Marvel Studios. I am always up for a good superhero movie and can’t wait to learn more about the King of Wakanda!
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” 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
I tend to be more of action vs. fantasy girl but A Wrinkly In Time looks amazing. And you can’t beat a cast that includes Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine!
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR – May 4, 2018
I’m pretty sure everyone is ready for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR especially after last year’s Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Is there such thing as too many superheroes in one movie? I think not! And Marvel is going to prove it with this amazing superhero vs villain showdown!
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY – May 25, 2018
Dude. Star Wars. Do I need to say anything else? I cannot wait to see the adventures of Han, Chewy, and Lando before they meet Leia and Luke!
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
INCREDIBLES 2 – June 15, 2018
The Incredibles is the perfect gateway movie to introduce your little kids to superheroes. And a sequel is long overdue, I can’t wait to see what Jack-Jack’s full superhero powers!
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP – July 6, 2018
Another day, another awesome Marvel movie. Plus I love Paul Rudd.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (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 (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (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.
DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN – August 3, 2018
I am a little partial to Winnie the Pooh since we sang “Quinnie the pooh” to Quinn when he was little. I can’t wait to see a trailer for this film and learn more!
In the heartwarming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS – November 2, 2018
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 – November 21, 2018
Dude Ralph and Vanellope are awesome. I can’t wait to see what happens when Ralph Breaks the Internet.
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”
MARY POPPINS RETURNS – December 25, 2018
I love the concept of this movie. Mary Poppins is such a fun, whimsical film and I can’t wait to see Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke in this sequel!
In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all-new sequel with a fresh sensibility that celebrates the spirit of the original, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. “Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”). Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character
It seems a little ridiculous but I couldn’t narrow it down to the top 3 movies I am most excited about. I was able to narrow it down to a top 5 though. My top 5 are Avengers, Solo, Incredibles, Wreck it Ralph and Mary Poppins.