NEW YEAR MOVIE PREVIEW

- (from clock­wise) Black Panther, In­cred­i­bles 2 and Ready Player One are just some of the mas­sive flicks hit­ting screens in 2018 Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) Tom Hanks (The Post) Jes­sica Chas­tain (Molly’s

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Tom Cruise shows no signs of slow­ing down as the world’s most ag­ile spy makes an­other come­back.

The fifth movie’s Christopher McQuar­rie di­rects again and ru­mours sug­gest Su­per­man him­self, Henry Cav­ill, is play­ing the an­tag­o­nist.

Both Re­becca Fer­gu­son and Michelle Mon­aghan re­turn to com­pete for Cruise’s heart. In­tro­duced to the cin­e­matic world in Cap­tain Amer­ica: Civil War, the African-based su­per­hero fi­nally gets his time in the solo spot­light.

Creed’s Ryan Coogler is an ex­cit­ing choice to di­rect Chadwick Bose­man as the King of Wakanda and an im­pres­sive sup­port­ing cast in­cludes Michael B. Jor­dan, Lupita Ny­ong’o, Andy Serkis and An­gela Bas­sett. Ryan Reynolds’Merc with a Mouth is back in the se­quel to 2016’s sur­prise crit­i­cal and com­mer­cial suc­cess.

He will be joined by Josh Brolin, pulling comic book dou­ble duty just two months af­ter his Thanos tack­les the Avengers, as mu­tant Cable and Zazie Beetz’s Domino as John Wick’s David Leitch takes the di­rect­ing reins. Af­ter a long 13-year wait, Pixar’s fam­ily of superheroes suit up once again for this hugely-an­tic­i­pated se­quel.

The teaser trailer quickly be­came the most-viewed an­i­mated trailer of all time, which sug­gests enor­mous ex­pec­ta­tion lev­els.

Cast new­bies Catherine Keener and Bob Odenkirk are on board along­side old favourites Craig T. Nel­son, Holly Hunter and Sa­muel L. Jack­son. The much-de­rided – but hugely pop­u­lar – erotic tril­ogy comes to a close as we fi­nally get to dis­cover if Anas­ta­sia Steele and Chris­tian Grey get to live hap­pily ever af­ter.

Will stars Dakota John­son and Jamie Dor­nan con­tinue to be hand­cuffed by a poor script? How many sex­ual puns will the mar­ket­ing cam­paign sup­ply us with? Find out on Valen­tine’s Day. The se­cond Star Wars spin-off flick has ex­pe­ri­enced a trou­bled pro­duc­tion, with orig­i­nal helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller re­placed by Ron Howard.

But Rogue One’s re-shoots didn’t af­fect its qual­ity and the ap­petite for all things Star Wars is at fever pitch.

Whether Alden Ehren­re­ich can do the iconic anti-hero jus­tice in this pre­quel is an­other mat­ter. of the Galaxy is just one of the sell­ing points for this colos­sal block­buster.

Spec­u­la­tion sug­gests not all of our he­roes will emerge un­scathed from the first in a two-part story. Ernest Cline’s sem­i­nal sci-fi novel couldn’t have asked for a much more cre­ative mind to bring its fu­tur­is­tic trap­pings to the big screen than Steven Spiel­berg.

Set in 2045, Tye Sheri­dan and Olivia Cooke es­cape their slum-like city home by en­ter­ing vir­tual re­al­ity world the OA­SIS.

This could be one of the year’s big­gest and best. J.K. Rowl­ing’s Harry Pot­ter spin-off gets a se­cond ad­ven­ture as Eddie Red­mayne’s Newt Sca­man­der faces off against Johnny Depp’s tit­u­lar vil­lain.

He won’t be alone, though, as buddy Kather­ine Water­ston is back by his side, along with Jude Law as a younger ver­sion of wiz­ard Al­bus Dum­ble­dore.

With a fur­ther three Beasts films planned, ex­pect much uni­verse-build­ing twists and turns. Jeff Gold­blum re­turns to the Juras­sic fran­chise along­side the pre­vi­ous movie’s co-leads Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Not much is known about the plot, but The Or­phan­age’s J.A. Bay­ona takes over from Colin Trevor­row be­hind the cam­era.

Teaser footage sug­gests the rap­tors will once again play a key role in the dino car­nage.

He­roes as­sem­ble

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