Released Date: February 16th (USA)
Director: Ryan Coogler (Creed)
The Marvel Comics’ The Black Panther is now getting a live-action debut! It follows T’Challa’s journey of becoming king after the death of his father, King of Wakanda. Black Panther has definitely something to offer, as director Coogler mentioned to Comicbook.com: “We’re dealing with a guy who’s royal, like Thor, but he’s from Earth, which changes things. It gives it context and grounds it in a way. Even though we’re doing a lot of fantastical elements, fantastical technology, it still kind of grounds it in a way that’s very unique. So you have these things that are working at opposite ends.”
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Released Date: March 23rd (USA)
Director: Steven DeK
night (Spartacus: War of the Damned)
The long-awaited sequel for the 2013 film Pacific Rim will finally hit movie theaters this upcoming year. Directed by Steven DeKnight, the story follows Jake Pentecost, Mako Mori and the resurgence of a new Kaiju threat. The world now needs the brightest heroes to prevent human extinction.
Ready Player One
Released Date: March 30 (USA)
Director: Steven Spielberg (Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)
After the death of the creator of the OASIS, a virtual reality world, teenager Wade Owen attempts to win “Anorak’s Game” – a game designed by the creator himself to grant full ownership of the OASIS and a $240 billion fortune.
X-Men: The New Mutants
Released Date: April 13 (USA)
Director: Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars)
The newly X-Men will follow five young mutants trying to escape a secret facility in which they‘re being held against their will. However, we should expect something a little different. Director Boone told EW: “ We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We’re trying to do something very, very different.” Hey, Boone…take my money!
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Released Date: June 22nd (USA)
Director: J. A. Bayona (A Monster Calls, The Orphanage)
We know little of the actual plot, however, in an interview with Agencia EFE, director Bayona said: “It will be darker and scarier than the previous film… it will be darker.”
Writer Colin Trevorrow spoke with El Mundo, saying: “The dinosaurs will be a parable of the treatment animals receive today: the abuse, medical experimentation, pets, having wild animals in zoos like prisons, the use the military has made of them, animals as weapons.”