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Disney fans are going to have plenty of movies to sink their teeth into in 2018. And we’re not just talking animated films. From superhero flicks to another Star Wars movie to the return of Mary Poppins, there’s a little something for everyone.
Here are all the Disney-produced movies hitting the big screen this year:
Black Panther (Feb. 16)
In case you didn’t realize, Disney produces all the Marvel superhero movies. The upcoming Marvel flick “Black Panther” is the story of T’Challa (played by “42” star Chadwick Boseman), who returns to his home nation Wakanda to take his place as king but is confronted by an old enemy that threatens to put the entire world at risk. The highly anticipated film is already being lauded for starring a black superhero, something many felt the Marvel franchise was long overdue for.
A Wrinkle In Time (March 9)
This adaptation of Madeline L’Engle’s 1962 novel features a star-studded cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. The science-fiction/fantasy story follows Meg, a young girl who travels across dimensions to rescue her scientist father, who is played by Chris Pine.
Avengers: Infinity War (May 4)
The latest installment in the Avengers saga will see the all-star superhero team fighting Thanos, a powerful enemy that threatens to destroy planet Earth. Fans will be thrilled to see the Guardians of the Galaxy finally join forces with the Avengers on the big screen! The cast includes heavy hitters Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Josh Brolin and Scarlett Johansson.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25)
Star Wars fanatics will once again be able to get their fix of the epic franchise with this prequel story that focuses on beloved hero Han Solo. It will be directed by Ron Howard.
Incredibles 2 (June 15)
The original “Incredibles” was a hit when it premiered way back in 2004, and fans will finally get an update on the animated superhero family in this sequel. The cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Bob Odenkirk.
Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6)
Another film from the Marvel universe, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” follows Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) as he deals with his role as a father, while at the same time tackling an urgent new mission. Michelle Pfeiffer plays Janet Van Dyne, Hope’s (Evangeline Lilly) mother and the Wasp, a character we only saw briefly in the original “Ant-Man.”
Christopher Robin (Aug. 3)
If you’re a Winnie the Pooh fan, you’re going to want to catch “Christopher Robin,” a live-action film that catches up with Pooh’s best human friend as an adult. Ewan McGregor stars as the titular character alongside Hayley Atwell (Agent Peggy Carter from “Captain America”) as his wife, Evelyn.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Nov. 2)
Just in time for the Christmas season, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is a film based on the classic holiday story and has a powerhouse cast including Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (Nov. 21)
A follow up to 2012’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” this sequel follows Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) on a new adventure after they discover a wi-fi router in their arcade. It’ll be cool to see what the filmmakers come up for taking on the internet with after they so creatively tackled video games in the first movie!
Mary Poppins Returns (Dec. 25)
A whole new generation is poised to fall in love with Mary Poppins, thanks to this long-overdue sequel to the original 1964 film. Emily Blunt plays the iconic titular character, who visits a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw and Emily Moritmer) and helps their family overcome a loss.
So whether you like whimsy musicals, superheroes, animated movies or animated superhero movies, Disney will have you covered this year!