2018 is looking to be an exciting year in terms of upcoming media events. Here are some of the things coming out in 2018 that I’m most looking forward to. What are you looking forward to in 2018? Leave a note in the comments below and let me know! Think I missed something? That’s more than possible. LOL Leave a comment at the bottom of this page and let me know what I forgot to list here.
Marvel's The Avengers: Infinity War
It’s the penultimate Marvel movie, a decade in the making. Every previously released Marvel movie has been building up to this. Of course I can’t wait to see it! I’ve seen every one of those Marvel movies (multiple times for several of them) and loved almost all of them. Now for the huge team-up where everyone from the Marvel universe will come together to fight Thanos. The movie will be released on May 04, 2018. I can hardly wait. I rarely see movies on the very day of release (too crowded at the theaters) but I may make an exception for this one!
Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi
Star Wars VIII The Last Jedi
I know the movie came out in December of last year (and I finally saw it last week in theaters) but I’m very much looking forward to the blu-ray release with it’s over 2 hours of bonus features and deleted scenes. I know the movie was divisive, but I enjoyed it for what it was. I’m looking forward to seeing it again and again on my blu-ray player to really get into the movie’s intricacies. An official release date for the blu-ray hasn’t been announced yet but most believe it will be either the end of March or early April.
Thor Ragnarok Blu-ray
Even though I loved all the previews and was very much looking forward to seeing this movie in theaters, I never actually made it to the theater in time to see it. 🙁 So now I have to wait for Thor Ragnarok on blu-ray so I can finally see what so many are calling the best Marvel movie ever (thus far). I’ve been wanting to see this damn movie since the first trailer premiered with its Led Zeppelin soundtrack. I still have to wait until March 06, 2018 but then the discs shall be mine to watch over and over again!
Marvel's Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones Season 2
Not a movie, but a TV series this time. I truly enjoyed the first season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix. Granted, I mainly tuned in because it had David Tennant in it but it turned out to be a great show on its own. It was more detective thriller than super-hero thing, to be honest. Now Season 2 is coming to Netflix and I am looking forward to turning my subscription back on to binge the new season. Best of all, David Tennant is somehow back in this season. Yay! The new season will release on Netflix March 08, 2018.
The Orville Season 2
Although obviously in the experimental phase, I loved the first season of The Orville on Fox by Seth MacFarlane. It’s like a fun, casual Star Trek. Although there hasn’t been an official release date announced for season 2 (I don’t think they’ve even started filming it yet), it’s expected to land on Fox in late 2018. I’m very much looking forward to where the series will go as they have said they will focus even more on the sci-fi while relying less on the humor in contrast to the first season. I liked the humor but loved the sci-fi. It will be interesting to see how the show evolves.
Tomb Raider Movie & Game
In just a few months, a brand new Tomb Raider movie will be released that’s based on the latest reboot of the game series. Let’s face it, just about all movies based on video games really, really suck. It’s possible this could break that trend, or maybe not. I didn’t really care for the re-rebooted Tomb Raider (2013) game. Rise of the Tomb Raider was pretty good but not great. They’re saying that a new game in the series will also be announced later this year and released soon after (supposedly this year). They said the game announcement would coincide with something big. I’m guessing they mean this movie. So that’s why I’m looking forward to the movie; the game. The movie will release March 16, 2018.
Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
Jurrassic World: Fallen Kingdom
After the very disappointing sequels of the past (I’m looking at you, Jurassic Park III with the talking raptor!) I wasn’t expecting much from Jurassic World. I was pleasantly surprised as were, obviously judging by the ticket sales, a lot of other people. Now I’m looking forward to the Jurassic World sequel. The movie is set to release June 22, 2018 and I hope to see it in theaters where the dinosaurs will be closer to life-size. Oh, I’m also looking forward to the Jurassic Park Anniversary Funko Pops that will be out in just a couple of months!
Ant-Man and the Wasp
This was a last minute add to the list. I wasn’t originally looking forward to Ant-Man and the Wasp because the original Ant-Man was not one of my favorite Marvel movies though it was still good. That changed today when I saw the first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp and it looks really cool and fun. So, yeah, I’m looking forward to seeing it now. I’m not sure if I’ll see it in theaters or wait until it comes out on disc (like I did the original Ant-Man) but I do look forward to seeing it. The movie will release on July 06, 2018… the day before my mom’s birthday!
That’s all I can think of at the moment, and it’s quite a lot! Like I said earlier, if you think I left something out, just leave a message in the comments below. Thanks!
I may add to this list later if I find more things to look forward to this year. Stay tuned!