The 30 most anticipated movies of 2018 | 30-21

Like every other movie blog around this time, we needed to make a list of the most anticipated movies of 2018.

Now, you might think it is unnecessary. It is true because after all it still is a subjective opinion.

However, we didn’t know what to write more than we did (we have controversial ideas but we want to avoid those for now).

So, shall we begin?

30 – Aquaman

No Trailer Available Yet.

The only DCEU flick on the list, and not really because we’re hyped about it.

Let’s be honest: Justice League killed the franchise. Wonder Woman was good but not that good to keep hopes up.

The crossover that supposedly established the center of the cinematic universe was such a mess it makes me nervous just thinking about it.

If we add that the presentation of Aquaman was completely bullshit, then we shouldn’t have this movie on the list.

We added it only because someone named James Wan is directing it. Despite I am not a huge fan of his, he guarantees to have at least a visually interesting movie. But, yeah, there’s not real hype in this.

Hype Level: 5.5 – Release Dates

29 – Rampage

Ok, let me explain: I’m not really excited about this in the sense I can’t really wait for it to come out.

Based on an old video game, Rampage sees The Rock trying to save his ape friend after the animal inhaled a substance that makes grow his body, strength, and speed – with no apparent control over what he’s doing. Of course, there will be giant wolves and giant crocodiles as well.

I’m curious about this because it sounds like an Asylum concept but done with an actual Hollywood budget. Seems crazy, but, hey, I like crazy.

Hype Level: 5.8 – Release Dates

28 – Mortal Engines

Based on the steampunk best selling series, Mortal Engines marks the first Peter Jackson production since The Hobbit trilogy.

Mortal Engines takes place in a dystopian, steampunk world were cities move on steam-powered machines and prey on one another.

As I said, Peter Jackson is producing, but he also wrote the script.

The film is directed by debuting Christian Rivers, a long-time collaborator of Jackson himself. Hugo Weaving and Stephen Lang star, though not the protagonists.

Despite the trailer is not really powerful, the books are interesting enough to keep my moderate interest.

Hype Level: 6 – Release Dates

27 – Pacific Rim: Uprising

I loved Pacific Rim. It’s actually one of my cult movies from 2013. It is, by far, the best live-action representation of Anime looks in Hollywood.

Unfortunately, Guillermo Del Toro won’t be returning to direct this, as he preferred working on The Shape of Water over this. Rightfully so, I must say.

Charlie Hunnam won’t return either, and obviously, Idris Elba couldn’t even if he wanted (given what happens to his character).

The only ones that stayed are Rinko Kikuchi and Charlie Day. However, we have John Boyega and Scott Eastwood joining.

This time around the machines seems more natural. The story is barely hinted in the trailers to give a proper opinion about that. We shall see.

Hype Level: 6 – Release Dates

26 – A Wrinkle In Time

I haven’t read the book the movie is based on, but apparently, by snooping over on Reddit, the expectations are not exactly high.

From someone who is completely ignorant of the source, I have to say the look and the concept looks completely interesting. Alongside the fact Ava Duvernay is directing a superb cast, we should be in for something that could be really entertaining.

Despite that, though, the trailer generally failed to create an above-average interest in the story. Again, as someone who knows how to look at the promotional material on a semi-professional level and reading more about the movie, I can say what I said above. But from a general audience point of view, I still have my doubts.

Hype Level: 6.1 – Release Dates

25 – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

No Trailer Available Yet.

I liked Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. It wasn’t anything special or worth recalling, especially if you consider that this whole prequel franchise is just a way to milk the cow beyond the character of Harry Potter.

While this saga clearly wants to tie things together by the time the last film comes (eventually having a young Lord Voldemort showing up, perhaps having a high count of midiclorians while you are at it), so far it doesn’t really transmit something interesting more than a simple franchise find.

Oh, well. We’ll see. What I’m surprised though is the absolute lazy and uninteresting title.

Hype Level: 6.1 – Release Dates

24 – Tomb Raider

After the two trash films with Angelina Jolie starring in the title role, we get the reboot we deserved.

A reboot based on the video game reboot (at least in the look), Tomb Raider will star Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.

The trailer focuses mostly on the action, and it seems to have reprised the ‘life always on the line’ style the video game reboot adopted. Maybe a bit too extreme for a film, but we shall see.

Hype Level: 6.2 – Release Dates

23 – Solo: A Star Wars Story

No trailer available yet.

You might find interesting, to say the least, to have put this Star Wars spin-off so mid-ranged in the list. Especially if you consider how much I loved the movies released by LucasFilm.

Here’s the thing: I’m not a fan of the character. I never really liked Han Solo and not anyone but Vader from the original trilogy for that matter. I’m 24, I didn’t really grow up with them, and by the time I hit blockbuster cinema (either at home or in theaters), the writing for big movies got in much more detail.

Also, I don’t really care about the fact Lord & Miller were fired (it happens often). On the contrary, despite I loved that duo, I’m excited to see Ron Howard’s take on the Star Wars universe. the cast also seems really interesting.

Note: despite it still slated to release in May (only 2 weeks after Avengers: Infinity War), I don’t think they’ll keep the date. Probably they’ll push it by at least a month.

Hype Level: 6.3 – Release Dates

22 – Ant-Man and the Wasp

No trailer available yet.

The first MCU movie on the least. We don’t know much, except all the main role players from the very funny first film (Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, and Michael Douglas) will return, joined by Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne.

We also don’t know when the story will take place: before or after Avengers: Infinity War.

Hype Level: 6.5 – Release Dates

21 – Ocean’s 8

I loved the Soderberg’s Ocean’s trilogy. It was funny, action-packed, very well directed and very well acted – thanks to an extremely good chemistry in the cast.

While the cast is definitely promising (Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Paulson among the others), I have a problem with the direction. Gary Ross is no Steven Soderbergh. There’s a difference of like, what, 1000 miles between the two?

For that reason, I’m not that excited for this movie. I still have my reserves.

Hype Level: 6.6 – Release Dates