We've rounded up some of the best new films coming out in 2018 and beyond, with their trailers and release dates, including Fantastic Beasts 2, Aquaman, and Bumblebee.  And if you want to grab tickets for any of the movies, check out our guide to buying cheap cinema tickets in the UK

Last updated with the first trailer for Artemis Fowl.

In cinemas now: Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2

Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch

What we know: John C. Reilly's arcade baddie breaks out of the local network and onto the world wide web. Chaos ensues. From iPad games to clickbait, this sequel looks to be throwing Ralph up against the best (and worst) of the modern online age, while the latest trailer throws in a whole mess of Disney characters too. We can't wait.

Get the latest news on Wreck-It-Ralph 2.

In cinemas now: Creed 2

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson

What we know: Black Panther villain Michael B. Jordan is stepping back into the ring in the sequel to Rocky spin-off Creed, this time with a new director and a script by Sly Stallone himself. This time around Jordan's Adonis will be taking on Viktor Drago - a name that should sound familiar to Rocky fans, as it was his father Ivan Drago that killed Apollo Creed (Jordan's character's father, in case you're losing track) in Rocky IV. So, you know, it won't be personal or anything.

In cinemas now: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Mowgli release date: 29 November 2018 (cinemas), 7 December 2018 (Netflix)

Starring: Rohan Chand, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis

What we know: This take on The Jungle Book from Andy Serkis (directing, as well as acting) incorporates extensive motion-capture to bring the Indian jungle to life. Filmed years ago, it was delayed to put some distance between it and Disney's live action take on The Jungle Book, but Netflix has finally decided to bring it to audiences - including taking the unusual step of giving it a limited cinema release ahead of its arrival on the streaming platform.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse release date: 12 December 2018 (UK), 14 December 2018 (US)

Starring: Shameik Moore, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry

What we know: This is the Spider-Man movie you didn't know you should be so excited about. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (of The Lego Movie and the Han Solo movie until they were replaced) direct this animated take on the webslinger, featuring Miles Morales rather than Peter Parker behind the mask. It looks absolutely gorgeous, like no other comic book movie before, and even teases multiple Spideys in one film. We can't wait.

Read our guide to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse for the latest on the film.

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines UK release date: 14 December 2018

Starring: Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving

What we know: Peter Jackson is producing this adaptation of Philip Reeve's post-apocalyptic book series, which has seen cities turned into giant vehicles, roving the wasteland and consuming smaller 'traction towns'. It, uh, sounds pretty nuts to anyone who hasn't read the books, but we're definitely intrigued.


Aquaman release date: 12 December 2018 (UK), 21 December 2018 (US)

Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson Nicole Kidman

What we know: Jason Momoa returns after Justice League in his solo venture as DC superhero Aquaman, hoping to prove once and for all that he deserves to be more than the butt of dumb jokes about talking to fish. Not that he won't be talking to fish, but he'll also be fighting his evil half-brother and waging a massive underwater war, so there's a lot going on here.

Find out more about Aquaman.

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns release date: 21 December 2018 (UK), 25 December 2018 (US)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer

What we know: Hot off the heels of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda is coming to the big screen in this sequel to the iconic family film, joined by Emily Blunt as the titular nanny. We now have a full trailer, and it promises plenty of magic, music, and downright impractical methods of flying.


Bumblebee release date: 21 December 2018 (US), 26 December 2018 (UK)

Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

What we know: Hailee Steinfeld is the star of the first Transformers spinoff, which takes the friendly little yellow Autobot Bumblebee and makes him a star - complete with a return to his original iconic yellow VW Beetle, rather than the slick sports car of the recent films. Even if you haven't been a fan of those movies, this actually looks pretty fun, with a lighter tone and smaller scale that should suit the franchise well.

Read the latest Bumblebee news.


Glass release date: 18 January 2019

Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy

What we know: M. Night Shyamalan brings together his classic alt-superhero movie Unbreakable with the more recent thriller Split, in a crossover that looks to be as much about mental health as it is about superpowers. Shyamalan has been on a bit of a roll in recent years, after a protracted creative slump, and we can't wait to see what the third film in this surprise trilogy holds.

Read the latest news about Glass.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World release date: 1 February 2019 (UK), 1 March 2019 (US)

Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington

What we know: How to Train Your Dragon 3 promises to be the 'epic conclusion' to the trilogy (and TV series), as the vikings and dragons face another existential threat and, much more importantly, Toothless finds himself a girlfriend.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part release date: 8 February 2019

Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie, Will Arnett

What we know: The Lego gang are back, doing their best to save a now-post-apocalyptic Earth (think Mad Max with more bricks) from a new alien threat. It looks just as silly as the last thing, with an even more star-studded cast of comedians, and we have very high hopes for this one.

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel release date: 14 February 2019

Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

What we know: Robert Rodriguez is directing this live action manga adaptation (with the legendary James Cameron producing) that falls squarely into the uncanny valley. In adapting the '90s manga Battle Angel Alita Rodriguez has used CGI to maintain those characteristic giant anime eyes - though only for the lead - to unsettling effect. We're not sure yet how well it'll work, but colour us intrigued.


Dumbo release date: 29 March 2019

Starring: Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton

What we know: Disney's live action remakes roll on with this take on Dumbo from acclaimed director Tim Burton. With him at the helm, expect the film to lean into the original's darker side - something you can see in the trailer, which also pulls pretty firmly on the old heartstrings.


Shazam! release date: 5 April 2019

Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong

What we know: Foster kid Billy Batson has his life changed forever when he encounters an old wizard and is granted the ability to turn into an adult superhero - played here by Zachary Levi - simply by shouting the magic word 'Shazam!'. It's one of the cheesier of the old-school comic book conceits, but it looks like DC has been smart enough to like a light, silly tone with the film, which knows just how daft it all is.


Aladdin release date: 24 May 2019

Starring: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith

What we know: Disney continues its run of live action remakes of its classic cartoons, this time tackling '90s favourite Aladdin. Brit director Guy Ritchie is calling the shots, with up-and-comers Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott in the lead roles as Aladdin and Jasmine. There's one very big name in the cast though: none other than Will Smith is stepping into Robin Williams' oversized shoes as the big blue genie.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Godzilla: King of the Monsters release date: 31 May 2019

Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance

What we know: Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown joins the next entry in the revamped Godzilla franchise, which will pit the giant lizard up against a few of the biggest monsters from the old franchise - including Mothra and Ghidorah - as part of some very strange plot about how they're all going to save the world. It looks mad, and over-the-top, and yet has a strangely haunting debut trailer. We can't wait.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Dark Phoenix release date: 7 June 2019

Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain

What we know: The newest iteration of the X-Men saga adapts the iconic Dark Phoenix storyline - also seen in the pretty rubbish X-Men: The Last Stand back in 2006 - in which Jean Grey's powers expand and she transforms into something...more. X-Men: Apocalypse was pretty rubbish, but hopefully this can restore a bit of the series' charm before Marvel reboots it all into the MCU anyway.

The Lion King

The Lion King release date: 19 July 2019

Starring: Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor

What we know: Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) is helming this photorealistic remake of Disney animated classic The Lion King. The one and only Donald Glover (!) will voice Simba, joined by Beyonce (!!) as Nala, while the legendary James Earl Jones (!!!) is revisiting his iconic performance of Mustafa.

Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl release date: 19 August 2019

Starring: Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Ferdia Shaw

What we know: This book adaptation from Disney is a little different: the young Artemis Fowl is actually the baddie, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who finds himself drawn into battle against an underground race of fairies. Kenneth Branagh is directing, so it should be a good one.