They say January is like the Monday of the months—in other words, kind of a drag. But the way we see it, January means a fresh start and a full year of wonderful new things to look forward to. And the thing we're most looking forward to in 2018 is the incredible slate of films that's set to hit theaters!
Marvel has five films coming in hot, but even if superhero flicks aren't your thing, intense thrillers, female-driven comedies, space odysseys, plenty of sequels, and even some re-makes of classic favorites.
Buckle up because 2018 is going to be a wild ride. Read on for the upcoming movies we're most excited to see.
Watch: A Wrinkle in Time Official US Trailer
1. Black Panther
We couldn't be more thrilled to finally see a superhero flick led by a diverse cast. Chadwick Boseman stars as T'Challa, an African prince who returns to his technologically advanced homeland to reclaim his rightful thrown after his father's death. Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, and Angela Bassett also star.
With all her her tireless humanitarian efforts, including her participation in the Time's Up campaign that took center stage at the recent Golden Globe Awards and her women's advocacy (not to mention being a mom), you might wonder where Natalie Portman finds the time to make movies. We're not quite sure, but we're really glad she does. Here, she plays a biologist who enlists in a top-secret expedition that calls into question all the laws of nature she thought to be true. We're getting serious Arrival vibes.
3. A Wrinkle in Time
4. Red Sparrow
Our girl J. Law had a relatively quiet 2017, so we're extra pumped to see her leading this thriller about a ballerina who's recruited to a ballet school that's actually a cover for a nefarious Russian intelligence service.
5. Ocean's 8
We've grown quite fond of all the films in the Ocean's series, but this time, they're trying something different with an all-star, female-driven cast. And we are so here for it. Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, and more badass females attempting a bank heist? Book the tickets.
6. Incredibles 2
Our favorite animated super-hero family is back after 14 long years to save the world once again. This time, Bob aka Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) is left to his own devices on the home front with baby Jack-Jack (who, if you'll recall from the original movie, turns out to have a pretty amazing superpower), as Helen aka Elastigirl (voiced by Holly Hunter) is out doing superheroine things. Give it up for working moms!
8. Alita: Battle Angel
The best way we can describe this film is Edward Scissorhands meets Ghost in the Shell. It's an action-packed coming-of-age tale about a young woman's search to discover who she truly is. Rosa Salazar plays our cyborg heroine.
9. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
10. Mary Poppins Returns