2018 has a lot of potential films out there that may hit or miss, much like 2017. On paper, you just can’t be sure until you start to see the trailers. For 2018, the trailers that have been released so far are nearly all for films January to February or big blockbuster franchises. So, there may be releases coming in the first half of the year that will blow us away that we just haven’t seen any footage for yet. Solo: A Star Wars Story has had to sit on the bench until The Last Jedi fades at the box office, but I think we’ll see our first look at that fairly soon, since Disney has five months to hype a Star Wars film people are on the fence or completely oblivious about. Of the 2018 trailers released thus far, here are my ten favorite (Disney has the top 3, so it looks like another huge year for the biggest studio on Earth).
After over a year of anticipation, everyone finally got to see the first full trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Now is the time to scrutinize every frame for hidden meaning! As you scroll down, you’ll see the Spider-Armor from Spider-Man: Homecoming, the cosmic cube Loki nicked in a blink-if-you-missed-it moment from Thor: Ragnarok, and Peter Quill with a mustache! STACHE LORD!!! Clearly Black Panther is going to be the perfect lead-in film for Infinity War, as it looks like a lot of the battle for Earth is going to take place in Wakanda. Poor Vision is going to lose that forehead decoration, and SOMEBODY please get bearded Cap a shield! I can’t wait! Continue reading 55 HD Stills from Avengers: Infinity War Trailer #1!!!!
What began in 2008 with Iron Man will begin to come to a close in 2018 with the release of Avengers: Infinity War. The first of a two-part finale to an unprecedented 22-movie story arc spanning the Marvel Universe, the film will unite essentially the entire MCU in a fight against the Mad Titan Thanos. Heroes will die. Stories will end. The first trailer is essentially a polished version of the one shown to crowds exclusively at this summer’s San Diego Comic Con, but it’s spectacular. We’ll have more analysis later in the day along with tons of stills from this jaw-dropper, but for now watch, rinse, repeat. Avengers: Infinity War opens May 4, 2018.
Happy Holidays! Your reward for making it through another year is a trip to a galaxy far, far away from your friends at Disney. That’s been the case with The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and the upcoming The Last Jedi. However, in 2018, Star Wars films will move to the summer. Not only is this a grinchly move by Disney, it’s bad business. Disney already produces so many blockbusters per year that they’re beginning to crash into each other’s earning potential. Both Disney Star Wars films made over a billion dollars. That’s largely because they were revisited during the cinematic doldrums of January and February. Moving Star Wars to summer will pit the films not only against blockbuster competition from other studios, it will stunt the box office potential for Disney franchises typically used to summer dominance (The Marvel Cinematic Universe and Pixar Animation, for example). There are three reasons behind moving Star Wars to summer, and in each reason is a counter-argument for why Disney shouldn’t.
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Most of the Avengers survived the Age of Ultron, but another threat has been lingering in the Marvel universe since the end of 2012’s The Avengers, and he’s prepared to handle it himself. Last year, when Marvel Studios announced their full slate of films, which has since been shaken up to include 2017’s Spider-Man, a quick promotional teaser showed the mad titan himself, Thanos, with a complete infinity gauntlet to announce Avengers: Infinity War. Now, a high-res version of the image (via CBM) has debuted online, and is set to be included in a featurette for the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron Blu-ray. Check it out below and pre-order your own copy of the release by clicking here.
“It’s Thanos against everyone,” star Josh Brolin told us about the “Phase Three” capper late last year, which is believed to involve the Mad Titan’s quest to bring together the six Infinity Stones we’ve seen appear throughout the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will pen the scripts for the two-part feature which will also see Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War directors Anthony and Joe Russo returning. Both parts of the film will be filmed entirely in IMAX.
“The intent with the Infinity War films is to bring ten years of accumulative storytelling to an incredible climax,” Joe and Anthony Russo previously said. “We felt that the best way to exploit the scale and scope required to close out the final chapter of these three phases, was to be the first films shot entirely on the IMAX/ARRI Digital camera.”