When it comes to movies you know that I can’t get enough of the wonderful worlds Disney creates for us. I am pumped for the amazing films that are coming to the big screen in 2018! You know I have been in countdown mode for Marvel already. This year it is not one, not two, but yes, three movies that this fangirl is going to be prepping for!!! Besides Marvel I can’t wait for The Incredibles, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Ralph Breaks the Internet. Which are the movies to watch this year? Come discover The 2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Movie Slate and tell me which movies you are looking forward to the most. I bet you can’t stick to just one!
Movies to Watch: The 2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Movie Slate
See if you agree with my excitement for this awesome line up of movies that will entertain all of us!
February 16, 2018 – BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)
When I covered Captain America: Civil War you better believe I was in fangirl heaven. The power and introduction for # BlackPanther as he joined the superheroes was powerful! I am sure this movie will be unhinged amazing.
Synopsis: Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
March 9, 2018 – A WRINKLE IN TIME (Walt Disney Studios)
I know plenty of girls very ready to watch a #WrinkleInTime. I just got the book and I am getting ready for the movie!
Synopsis: Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” is an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Emmy® nominee Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Michael Peňa as Red and introducing Storm Reid as Meg Murry, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium and Emmy nominee Chris Pine as Mr. Murry
May 4, 2018 – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (Marvel Studios)
#InfinityWar is going to be insanely EPIC!!!! At D23 I just about flipped for 5 minutes as name after name of each superhero was invited on stage. Before I knew it I was swooning at the Disney Marvel Studios Live action movie panel!
Synopsis: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
Do prepare for the movie making easy DIY coasters of the Avengers!
May 25, 2018 – SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (Lucasfilm)
I am over the moon that we have another Star Wars Story to follow Rogue One! My favorites from Rogue One are Ben Mendelson as Director Krenic, K-2SO and Diego Luna as Captain Andor. I can’t wait to see more about the awesome Han Solo and the new characters we haven’t discovered yet from his past.
Synopsis: Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
June 15, 2018 – INCREDIBLES 2 (Disney / Pixar)
I couldn’t help strike a pose with the #Incredibles2 during my visit to Pixar. Mrs. Incredible does motivate me to be the mom that has and does it all. Edna on the other hand, I totally would love to have lunch with! Not sure I could babysit Jack-Jack but he sure is adorable!
Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
July 6, 2018 – ANT-MAN AND THE WASP (Marvel Studios)
My only small tiny thing with ANT-MAN is that he has chosen the wrong Team Cap to be on. That said, no one can hate the cool ANT-MAN, so I can totally overlook his poor choice. I do understand where he is coming from though. As an ANT-MAN fan I can’t wait to see him interact with The Wasp! How exciting! I am anticipating her to be a Marvel powerhouse!#AntManAndTheWasp
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
August 3, 2018 – DISNEY’S CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Walt Disney Studios)
Having read over and over stories from the Hundred Acre Wood to my little one, I do have soft spot for this movie.
Synopsis: In the heartwarming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
November 2, 2018 – THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS (Walt Disney Studios)
The Nutcracker is how we all started learning about music officially around here. Music in movies is everything! So every note definitively marks a very special rhythm for us. It goes without saying that #DisneysNutcracker is a must enjoy for us and we can’t wait to be transported with it!
Synopsis: All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.
November 21, 2018 – RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (Walt Disney Animation Studios)
It is about time!!!!! I have been waiting for this movie for a while! After we enjoyed the most amazing clip of all the Disney princesses together in one room at D23 Expo,we were blown away! Based on that clip alone the movie is going to be fantastic. We always have Ralph and Vanellope to make it cooler yet!
Synopsis: “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.” Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Cedar Rapids,” co-writer “Zootopia,”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.
December 25, 2018 – MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Walt Disney Studios)
This classic comes to life again. #MaryPoppinsReturns and it looks like a dream! I couldn’t be happier that Dick Van Dyke returns to the sequel.
Synopsis: In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” celebrates the spirit of the original, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London. It is based upon The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. PL Travers first introduced the world to the no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 children’s book “Mary Poppins.” However, the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins remained only on the pages of the seven other PL Travers’ books…until now. “Mary Poppins Returns” is drawn from the wealth of material in these additional books. The film takes place in 1930s Depression-era London 24 years after the original film was set. Michael Banks works for the same financial institution that employed his father and still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper Ellen. Carrying on in her mother’s tradition, Jane Banks campaigns for workers’ rights and provides a helping hand to Michael’s family. When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s help, brings joy and wonder back into their home.
Mark Your Calendars Now
Now that you know which are the Movies To Watch, and have the full 2018 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Movie Slate, mark your calendar. I bet there isn’t a single movie you want to miss. It is time to start celebrating the awesome Disney movies to come. First stop for me? Black Panther cookies!!! Stay tuned for those. You can start by having fun with adorable and delicious Chewbacca cookies or Baby Groot Sandwiches 🙂
Tell me what movies are you most excited about?