Now the holidays are out of the way, we can look forward to a few 2018 delights in the cinematic pipeline. There’s an onslaught of releases scheduled for this year – here are a few highlights we’re anticipating:
Marvel takes an interesting turn here – for diversity and for their superhero universe generally – with the story of T Challa who “returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King”. If you’re into this sort of big screen spectacle, Black Panther promises to be a fresh take on the whole genre in February.
The Incredibles 2
Pixar’s finally created a followup to their 2004 hit, having given Toy Story, Cars, and Nemo plenty of sequels in the meantime. Now it’s the turn of the superheros of domesticity. Elastigirl will take the lead this time, to save the world again in some entirely unlikely but inevitably entertaining way, coming in June!
Nick Aardman’s distinctive claymation extravaganzas are always worth checking out, from Wallace and Gromit to Chicken Run… his films are brilliant at combining compelling stories with an onslaught of clever sight gags. In a couple of weeks, his latest creation will whizz us back to the dawn of time where stone-aged protagonist Dug is fighting to save his home from a more evolved Bronze Aged threat.
These three are just the start, with 2018 promising dozens of new releases… far more than we’ll have time to see, but that’s the beauty of a rich and varied medium in its prime!
We’ll see you… at the movies!