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‘Deadpool,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘Tolkien’ and ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ are coming your way (Conclusion)

By: - Columnist
/ 12:40 AM February 04, 2018


LOS ANGELES—A young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) meeting Chewbacca for the first time. The largest cast ever assembled for a Marvel movie—about 40 superheroes in an Infinity War battle scene, for example. Meryl Streep in both “Mary Poppins” and “Mamma Mia!” sequels. These and more are what await you in your movie houses this year.


In this part 2, I bring you more of the eagerly anticipated films of 2018. The capsule descriptions of these movies were provided by the studios or taken from IMDb.

“Mission: Impossible –Fallout”


The sixth installment of this franchise finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames), along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Monaghan), in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.

“Mission: Impossible–Fallout”

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”

On the rocky path to sobriety after an accident, John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot”

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

It’s been four years since theme park Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans, while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

“First Man”


On the heels of their Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning smash, “La La Land,” director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reunite for “First Man,” the riveting story of Nasa’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.

“Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!”

Ten years after “Mamma Mia!” grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of Abba. The film’s new additions include Lily James and Cher.

Reprising their roles are Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads. Lily James will play the role of young Donna.

“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”


An explosive reimagining of one of the most iconic sagas in film history, “Scarface” shoots from a script polished by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

“Red Sparrow”

When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika (Jennifer Lawrence) and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future.

That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her.

After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced.

Jennifer Lawrence in “Red Sparrow”

“Deadpool 2”

After surviving a near-fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste.

Wade must battle ninjas, the Yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship—and new flavor.

“Deadpool 2”

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix”

Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) begins to develop incredible powers that turn her into the Dark Phoenix. The X-Men must decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.


From “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen comes a blistering thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption: “Widows” is the story of four women (Viola Davis, Elizabeth

Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo) with nothing in common, except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities.

“A Wrinkle in Time”

“A Wrinkle in Time”

From director Ava DuVernay comes an epic adventure that takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love.

Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.

Cast includes Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Filipino-American child actor Deric McCabe.

“Avengers: Infinity War”

An unprecedented cinematic journey 10 years in the making, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the deadliest showdown of all time.

The Avengers and their superhero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat Thanos before his blitz of devastation puts an end to the universe.

Foreground, from left: Sebastian Stan, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Danai Gurira and Chadwick Boseman in “Avengers: Infinity War”

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy.

Through daring escapades deep within a dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

“Incredibles 2”

“Incredibles 2”

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back.

This time, when a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp”

“Ant-Man and the Wasp”

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink.

In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choice as both a superhero and a father. Stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne and Michael Douglas.

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread leads her to the key, which promptly disappears into a strange parallel world.

It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice, and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets.

Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to return harmony to the unstable world.

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

Set in 1930s depression-era London, “Mary Poppins Returns” is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books.

In the story, siblings Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up. Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), live on Cherry Tree Lane.

After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family.

Along with optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Mary Poppins uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

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