From Han Solo to Mulan: The 2018 Release Schedule is Now Available

December 26, 2016

2018 Release Schedule

We're a week away from kicking off 2017 and that means it's time to launch our 2018 Release Schedule. This brand new release date schedule is now available, filled with currently confirmed release dates for the year 2018. This features quite a few big movies, including Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One which was set for 2017 and pushed back to 2018. This delay also happened with James Cameron's Avatar 2, which was also supposed to arriving in 2017 and is now likely (hopefully?) hitting theaters in late 2018. There's quite a few other interesting projects lined up. 2016 was an intriguing year for movies, with many big Hollywood blockbusters turning out lackluster, but hopefully things are looking up between 2017 and 2018. Read on.

To visit the 2018 release schedule online, click here. You can also find our Google Calendar listings here.

Here's a quick list of releases set for 2018: more comic book movies including Marvel's big epic Avengers: Infinity War, Ryan Coogler's Black Panther, James Wan's Aquaman, DC's The Flash, the Deadpool sequel, and Marvel's sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. The are a bunch of other sequels scheduled as well: Joe Carnahan's Bad Boys for Life, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Fifty Shades Freed, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Wreck-It Ralph 2, Transformers 6, Pixar's The Incredibles 2, Jurassic World 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Mission: Impossible 6, The Equalizer 2, Hotel Transylvania 3, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2. James Cameron's Avatar 2 is also likely opening in December 2018 (if he stays on schedule, since it has already been pushed back multiple times before this).

Other projects currently on the 2018 schedule include Shane Black's The Predator, Disney's live-action Mulan movie, Andy Serkis' Jungle Book movie, a few video game adaptations including Tomb Raider and Rampage (and perhaps Uncharted if it ever gets back on track?); Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One, Ava DuVernay's adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, the all-women Ocean's Eight movie, Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of Alita: Battle Angel, Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star is Born, the new Animated Spider-Man movie, Disney's Mary Poppins Return opening on Christmas Day 2018. And of course there's the Han Solo spin-off Star Wars movie from directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller, currently scheduled for release in May. Lots of exciting films on the horizon over the next two years to keep an eye on.

As always, release dates are subject to change. We'll continue to watch closely for updates & news on 2018.

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  • Big R
    Wow what a line up for 2018! It honestly sounds like it'll rival previous years blockbusters as the best year yet!
  • Foffee
    Epic list
  • Fifty shades freed Willy. Avatar 2 is the only movie I'm really interested in.
    • What about Ready Player One or A Wrinkle in Time or Alita: Battle Angel? There will be more for you to be interested in eventually!
      • I really hope Ready Player one will be a good surprise, but I lost confidence in Spielberg since Munich. And I always go by the director's name when it comes to pick a movie. I'm not too familiar with the Gunnm manga, and Rodriguez isn't one of my favorite directors. Save the first Sin City who had a very interesting aesthetic, the rest of his filmography sucks. He's a Tarantino wannabe. I go to the movies for one reason: to be mesmerized. This feeling, I rarely experience it nowadays. Avatar was one of the rare movies that punched me in the guts and made me leave the theater with a big smile on my face. Before Avatar it was with Aliens . ( I can add LOTR in the list, but alas I didn't have the chance to see it in theater)
        • RAW_D
          Dude, you're not a Star Wars fan?! Or Marvel? Ready Player One I REALLY hope they don't screw up. That book was AWESOME!
          • Of course I am. But between you and me, I want them to put our beloved characters from the original trilogy to rest, and start exploring new places and characters. Enough of Vader. Enough of the Death Star. Why not bringing up Darth Revan or Darth Malak and the old Sith mythology instead? As for Marvel, I really hope they will fix the mess with this new iteration of Spidey. the last one was so horrible I stopped caring about my favorite Marvel character. They need to stop making these dumb Avengers movies and make a more centric stories revolving around one character and tell his story arc. Enough of these city destructions and aliens invasions. As for RPO, I didn't read the book. But from the synopsis, there is a great potential. I'm just worried about nowadays Spielberg. He seems like he's lost his mojo. I hope I'm totally wrong.
          • RAW_D
            You speak truth Tarek. Marvel has fallen into a horrible trend as has Star Wars. Time for the franchises to evolve. And give RPO a read. It's worth it. I finished the book in about a week or two and I'm not much of a reader anymore.
          • Back in the day, I used to read a book every 2-3 days. Now, little to none. This book didn't cross my path. i will try to find it in my public library. Thanks.
          • LOVED reading Ready Player One. But it's super super geeky, you have to be a total movie/video game geek to understand and enjoy it.
          • Which I am. Video gamer since Commodore 64 and Sega megadrive, and moviegoer since Planète sauvage ( a must see if you didn't watch it yet). ;D
          • Foffee
            Rogue One is the best Star Wars movie since the OT...Civil War is one of the all time great comic book movies. Disney is doing just fine and doesn't need to change anything.
          • RAW_D
            Rogue One was good, but still involved the Deathstar and pre-existing characters. Civil War was okay, but the shakey-cam was terrible and the Marvel paint-by-numbers plots are becoming predictable and uninteresting to me. The general public will flock to see it and it will make butt loads of cash, but I'd love to see them shake things up.
      • Foffee
        I lost interest in A Wrinkle In Time when I saw they were changing the race of the characters. I guess there is an opposite of "white washing".
    'member originality?
  • Darth Steef
    What a sad list, Hollywood really has no ideas left! And let me guess, to make it all more audience friendly all will be PG13, with lots of puppies and kids to generate crowd pleasers. Thank god there are original TV series out there and a European film market …
  • RAW_D
    Although heavily sequel laden, were seeing some epic films in our lifetimes...
  • backwardsprogress
    "all-women Ocean's Eight movie" - hahahahha.. cough cough... hahahaha! The other ocean's movies sucked, and somehow this is apparently a good idea? Transformers 6? Wait, have they even released T5? These must be the sequels to the original 3... "Mary Poppins Return" - There are some classic childhood movies that should not be messed with... and this is one of those. WTF! And as much as I love Emily Blunt... you can't just ... this makes me all sorts of sad. Interested in mostly everything else in this list.
  • Incredibles 2.....'bout time!!!
  • desispeed
    World War Z 2 is def not happening in 2017....might need to push to 2018




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