We have a lot of great movies to see this year and only so much article space, so let’s get right to it!
Resident Evil: Final Chapter (January 27)
Action fans love it and video game fans hate it. Resident Evil has one last story to tell, and it’s time for Alice to destroy Umbrella once and for all. Unless it comes back as a zombie. Whoops.
The LEGO Batman Movie (February 10)
From the people who brought you the movie you thought you’d never cry during, LEGO brings back Batman in all his blocky goodness. Colorful sidekicks and even more colorful enemies included. Some assembly required.
Logan (March 3)
Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart are back for one last performance as Wolverine and Professor Xavier. The world is war-torn, and both Xavier and Logan are showing their age. But a young mutant finds their refuge and Logan must protect her from anti-mutant forces.
Power Rangers (March 24)
Your childhood is back with a fresh coat of paint. We all know the premise, we all know the story. Let’s just hope it lives up to its goofy nostalgia.
Ghost in the Shell (March 31)
Despite the controversy behind the casting for Ghost in the Shell, you can’t deny that it will break new ground as the first Japanese anime movie to make it into the American live-action blockbuster scene. If it does well, perhaps we’ll get more. Because who doesn’t want a live-action Akira?
The Fate of the Furious (April 14)
You have to love the Fast and Furious punny titles. In this eighth installment, everyone seems to finally be at peace and living the good life, until Dom is pulled back into the world of crime and drags everyone else down with him.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5)
The team that everyone loves to hate is back. They’re still trying to figure out how to stick together after some information comes to surface about Star Lord’s parentage, but Baby Groot is back so I’m sure everything will be fine.
Alien: Covenant (May 19)
Continuing the Alien prequels started by Prometheus, the crew of a ship called Covenant discovers the sole survivor of the Prometheus expedition. Unfortunately, they also discover that they’re being hunted by the aliens we all know.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 26)
Disney isn’t through with the pirates yet. Drawing inspiration from the film that started it all, Dead Men Tell No Tales features a ghost crew back from the dead and determined to kill every pirate on the seas, starting with Captain Jack Sparrow. Orlando Bloom is also back as Will Turner, after being absent from the last movie.
Wonder Woman (June 2)
Captain America meets Xena: Warrior Princess in our first female-led superhero movie in years. Wonder Woman, last seen in Batman v. Superman, has her origin among the Greek Amazon women until events pull her into the world of man during the greatest war in history, WWII.
Transformers: The Last Knight (June 23)
Do you like robots and explosions? Transformers: The Last Knight is the next in the live-action Michael Bay Transformers movies and a direct sequel to Transformers: Age of Extinction. This will be the last Transformers movie directed by Michael Bay, so enjoy the combination while you can.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7)
As the first Spider-Man movie to take place in the official MCU, Tom Holland reprises his role from Captain America: Civil War. He’s the youngest Spider-Man yet, but he does have Tony Stark as his mentor this time.
It (September 8)
I always knew clowns were evil. In this remake of the classic Stephen King movie and book, seven adults must relive their childhood horrors in order to prevent Pennywise the clown from kidnapping and mangling anymore children.
Friday the 13th (October 13)
Do we have yet another horror remake? Details haven’t been announced about Jason Voorhees’s latest movie, but we do know when it will come out – October, Friday the 13th.
Thor: Ragnarock (November 3)
Thor and Hulk’s disappearances from the Avengers were felt during Captain America: Civil War, but it’s understandable to miss a superhero war when you’re off trying to stop the Norse apocalypse from happening. Add in a gladiatorial arena and a comic storyline called Planet Hulk, and I don’t think we need to worry about Captain America vs. Iron Man being the only hero-on-hero conflict. Oh yeah, and Doctor Strange will be in it too.
Justice League (November 17)
It’s time. We knew, after the success of the Avengers movie, that DC was going to try its own superhero team-up. Justice League will feature Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. Now we just have to hope it does better than Batman v. Superman.
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (December 15)
Finally, to cap off the year, we have the next installment in the main Star Wars storyline. The Last Jedi follows the events of The Force Awakens and promises to actually give Mark Hamill dialogue. Further details are being held tightly under wraps.
Ellie Forder can’t decide between her two great loves of writing and art, but she can say that she is a giant nerd. She likes to combine these three things into blog writing, creative writing, and her Etsy shop. Her life is ruled by her two pet rabbits.
All images and dates are from the movies’ respective IMDB.com pages