We may only be midway through January but 2018 is already shaping up to be a landmark year for film. Marvel will uphold its reign over the industry despite the unprecedented success of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Thor: Ragnarok" last year with the release of "Avengers: Infinity War," "Ant-Man & The Wasp" and the much-anticipated "Black Panther," 50 years after his comic book debut.

The studio expecting to have its biggest year yet. Animation fans are also in for a treat this year with a number of family-friendly blockbusters that are sure to keep everyone happy.

Following years of speculation, Pixar finally announced its plans for a sequel to "The Incredibles" back in 2014 and this year we finally get to see it on the big screen. The superhero family will see a shift in dynamics as Elastagirl takes centre stage and Bob faces his biggest challenge yet, looking after the kids.

Wes Anderson will also release his first movie since 2014's Academy Awards Best Picture nominee, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," with "Isle of Dogs," a delightfully strange tale of the love between a boy and his dog that already has competition from "Coco" and "Early Man" for the best animated movie of the year.

But if you prefer something a little scarier, Alex Garland's "Annihilation," may just be the film for you.

With monsters, sci-fi and edge-of-your-seat scares, this movie will be sure to please the adrenaline seeker in anyone. Take a further look at the movies that are predicted to make an impact this year below to find out when to catch them in a cinema near you soon.

'Black Panther'

With pre-sale tickets already breaking records for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio's first movie of 2018 may also be its biggest yet.

Taking place after the events of "Captain America: Civil War" and following the death of his father, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to his isolated albeit technologically advanced homeland of Wakanda to fight for his rightful heir to the throne and prevent the country from being dragged into a new world war. Michael B.

Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Forest Whitaker also star in the blockbuster which will be released in cinemas on 12 February.

'Incredibles 2'

Fourteen years (yes, really) after the first installment and much to the enjoyment of young adults all over the world, 2018 is the year Pixar will finally release the follow up to one of their biggest box office successes, 2004's "The Incredibles." The film, due to be released on 15 June, takes place immediately after the first and sees most of the original cast return. Craig T. Nelson will be reprising his role as Mr. Incredible, Holly Hunter as Elastagirl, Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr, Samuel Jackson as Frozone and John Ratzenberger joining the franchise to play The Underminer.

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'

In what will be the fifth and penultimate installment of one of the most successful film series' in cinematic history, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" sees Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to Isla Nublar four years after the Jurassic Park was destroyed. They are in a bid to save the animals from extinction before the island's dormant volcano erupts and threatens all life forms within the park. The film will be released on 22 June, two weeks before American audiences see it, with director J.A. Bayona confirming that Claire will not be chasing dinosaurs in high heels this time.

'Isle of Dogs'

Wes Anderson's first return to the world of animation since 2009's "Fantastic Mr.

Fox" has arrived in the shape of "Isle of Dogs," a stop-motion masterpiece set in futuristic Japan. It follows a young boy on his quest to be reunited with his pooch after an outbreak of "dog flu" in Megasaki which forces all dogs to be quarantined. With an all-star cast including Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, and Jeff Goldblum, the movie is sure to be a favourite of kids and adults alike when it previews in cinemas on 23 March.


Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer and directed by Ex-Machina director Alex Garland, the film follows a group of soldiers as they enter an environmental disaster zone, otherwise known as Area X, to recover a missing colleague.

With comparisons to Kubrick's "2001: A Space Oydessy" and with the promise of a mind-blowing ending, it has already secured its place as a contender for one of this year's biggest blockbusters. Natalie Portman will lead the expedition as Lana alongside Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaac, and Jennifer Jason Leigh when it hits the big screen on 22 February.