When it comes to the year's new releases, there's one hotly anticipated hit set to rule the roost â Wes Anderson's stylistic stop-motion animation, Isle of Dogs.
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2018 promises to be another exciting year at the box office. With plenty of brand new films to get excited about, some highly anticipated sequels, and the return of a few of our favourite classics, it can’t fail to make an impact on audiences everywhere.
Just like we’ve seen with Batman, The Jungle Book and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 2018 is set to give us even more interesting tales set in the fictional worlds we’ve all grown to love. The first marks the start of the blockbuster season, with May bringing Solo: A Star Wars Story. Directed by Ron Howard, the standalone instalment is the second anthology piece, presenting the backstory of roguish smuggler Han Solo. And in December, Mary Poppins Returns brings back the enigmatic Nanny in the form of Emily Blunt.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
They say good things come to those who wait – and that’s certainly the case in 2018. Several eagerly anticipated franchise additions are on their way, including Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Avengers: Infinity War and Deadpool 2. Set to grace our screens on June 1st, the anarchic superhero’s return promises more wisecracks from Marvel’s mercenary – as well as
a host of new characters such as fan-favourite mutant Domino. And later in June, some far more family-friendly superheroes make their comeback in The Incredibles 2. Back in 2004, the Parr clan delivered Pixar’s highest ever opening weekend – so their sequel is set to break equally impressive records.
When it comes to the year’s new releases, there’s one hotly anticipated hit set to rule the roost – Wes Anderson’s stylistic stop-motion animation, Isle of Dogs. The renowned director’s new masterpiece is set in a dystopian future where dogs are banished to an island of garbage, telling the story of one boy’s quest to be reunited with his beloved pet. This premise alone resonates with any dog-lover, but combine it with the tremendously chosen voice cast (Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson and Yoko Ono), and you get the pinnacle of indie-blockbusters. As Anderson’s first release since the Oscar-nominated The Grand Budapest Hotel, it’s all set to be quite the comeback. There’s no denying 2018 will be a big year, with beloved actors and fictional worlds coming together to deliver what we’ve been demanding – stellar casts, rediscovered pasts, and unfinished business. We can’t wait.