Black Panther has started the ball rolling in a big way for the superhero genre with over USD230 million at the box-office. But the Marvel standalone adventure isn’t the only superhero adventure heading into cinemas. In fact there are some notable additions to the genre coming your way in 2018.
Avengers: Infinity War
Cast: Everyone (and Josh Brolin)
The mega superhero ensemble movie will literally assemble every hero from the MCU for an epic battle against the mad titan Thanos. It’s so big that the film will have two parts with a conclusion to the film set for 2019.
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beets, T.J. Miller
The merc-with-a-mouth returns to break down more fourth walls and entertain audiences. This time around ‘Pool with have his hands full contending with both Cable and Domino. Brolin is pulling double duty for the month playing both Thanos and Cable by the way.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer
Marvel’s pint-sized and occasionally super-sized hero makes his return, this time with a sidekick in tow (or is Ant-Man the sidekick, we can’t tell).
Cast: Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed, Michelle Williams
We’re still undecided on what exactly the Venom movie is about. If it’s not directly connected to the Spider-Man universe, this may well be 2018’s version of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Cast: Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender
After X-Men: Apocalypse, the mutant franchise is in dire need of retooling. Dark Phoenix could provide the building blocks to a right the way for the X-Men franchise (as long as they don’t replicate The Last Stand).
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Voice Cast: Shameik Moore and Liev Schrieber
Sony is bucking the trend and giving fans an all-new Spider-Man animated adventure, this time with Miles Morales as your friendly neighbourhood web crawler.
Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren
The DCEU attempts to make a comeback with the Aquaman standalone adventure, which will see the king of Atlantis return home.