Hollywood churned out some big-ticket human dramas last year, but count on them to take things up a notch in 2018. The year ahead is all set to see a long line up of high octane action flicks hitting theatres all year round, thus giving fans their timely dose of adrenaline. Apart from looking forward to seeing fresh new faces in a few re-boots, 2018 will see the rise of superheroes and a new breed of supervillains battling it out on the big screen.
Here's a list of Hollywood movies to look forward to in the coming months.
#1 Black Panther
All eyes will be on Chadwick Boseman as he will introduce the world to 'Black Panther', the first solo black superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Led by a predominantly African-American ensemble star cast, the film will see Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya and Forest Whitaker co-starring alongside Boseman as his character T'Challa rises to claim the throne of Wakanda. Given the ongoing racism row in Hollywood, the film will reportedly not only appeal to fans but will also make a solid socio-political statement.Meanwhile, fans in India also have a lot to look forward to as the makers have roped in Manoj Muntashir, who wrote the Hindi dialogues for 'Baahubali', to pen powerful dialogues and further enhance the royalty and mystique of the world of 'Black Panther' when its dubbed version releases on February 16.
#2 Avengers: Infinity War
Lo and behold! The cataclysmic war of superheroes, enhanced humans and demi-gods teaming up to battle aliens and a mad Titan will soon unfold at a theatre near you on April 27, 2018. The film is by far the most anticipated superhero movie of all time as it took over a decade and 17 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to finally set up this clash of epic proportions.'Avengers: Infinity War' will be screened in India a week before its premiere in Amerca. Trade experts are already predicting it to become the highest grossing film of all cinematic history.The first trailer that dropped in November 2017 broke the record for the most watched trailer of all time in 24 hours. If that isn't a key indicator of what is about to come, we don't know what is.All fans can do is wait it out to see the Avengers team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy and the entire kingdom of Wakanda along with SpiderMan, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and others to defeat Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
#3 Tomb Raider
Oscar winner Alicia Vikander will soon be seen stepping into Angelina Jolie's boots for the upcoming 'Tomb Raider' reboot based on the iconic video game character Lara Croft. Fans got glimpses of all the action set to unfold in the film's first trailer. While it will take some getting used to the all-new femme fatale, without Angie's brand of sensuality, it will be interesting to see how Alicia portrays her first full-fledged action role.'Tomb Raider' hits screens in India on March 16.
While DC Comics have been trying hard to revive their Batman and Superman film series, it was in fact 'Wonder Woman', that singlehandedly became DCU's most successful film of all time. With 'Justice League' failing to impress many, it will be interesting to see if another solo outing 'Aquaman' can change the tides. The superhero flick will see Jason Momoa take on the role of Arthur Curry, the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, who must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.Will the demi-god with the ability to harness the power of the ocean be able to woo the fans or will it be a washout? Guess we will have to wait until December to find out.
#5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' will give you all the thrills of watching the dinosaurs run loose once again. Despite the terror these films create, fans are curiously await the return of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in this sequel. Going by popular reports, several plot leaks indicate that it will move away from the first 'Jurassic World' and more toward kinder undertone.Slated to release next summer, the movie also stars Jeff Goldblum, who will reprise his role as Dr Ian Malcolm.
#6 Mission: Impossible - Fallout
Oscar-winning actor Tom Cruise will soon hit the screens running for the sixth instalment of the 'Mission: Impossible' series, and we aren't complaining. Agent Ethan Hunt announced his forthcoming arrival in true 'MI' style by sharing the film's first poster that features him dangling out of a helicopter. After a spectacular performance in 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation', Rebecca Ferguson is back to team up with Cruise for yet another action adventure that is set to unfold in theatres this July.