The year 2017 has been a great one when it comes to Science Fiction movies. This genre allows production teams to let out their creative best and bring to life what is just a fragment of our imagination. Whether it’s Guardians of the Galaxy or War For The Planet Of The Apes, each of these movies has left us with an enthralling experience. Well, the least we can say is that although the year may be almost over, yet the fun continues. 2018, seems to be a promising one with a strong line up of some long term due sci-fi movies we have been speculating about and waiting for. With this, we bring to you the list of some of the best sci-fi movies lined up for 2018.
Best Sci-Fi Movies To Look Forward To In 2018
1. Black Panther
Release Date: February 16, 2018
Another super hero from Marvel Comics gets his share of limelight finally! Black Panther is an action packed, adventure and sci-fi superhero film. The storyline of the movie is how T’Challa, the king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, returns to his home after the events of Captain America, civil war, and his father’s death. It would be a worth watch, on how T’Challa succeeds to take his throne and takes his rightful place as the king of a technologically advanced African nation, Wakanda. Black Panther is based on the Marvel Comics character. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige.
2. Ready Player One
Release Date: March 30, 2018
Book into a movie is always a risky move, but when Steven Spielberg decides to step in, our excitement levels are bound to notch up. Ready Player One is an American science fiction adventure film, based on the award-winning novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Steven Spielberg has directed the movie to give the audience an astonishing and stupefying experience that how most of the dwellings on earth will turn into slum cities because of overpopulation, climate change, pollution and corruption by the year 2045. The story is based on Wade Watts, who to get away from the bleak world and desolation, logs into Oasis.
3. The New Mutants
Release Date: April 13, 2018
Another Marvel Comics based movie, The New Mutants is going to be the 11th installment in the X-Men film series. The movie is about five young mutants, who are discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will. They have to fight to save themselves. The New Mutants is directed by Josh Boone from a screenplay by himself and Knate Lee, they both have been a great admirer of the New Mutants while growing up together.
4. Avengers: Infinity War
Release Date: May 4, 2018
This is another one of the series based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers. The story revolves around the events after Captain America: Civil War. The Avengers team is no longer working together. The powerful Thanos arrives on Earth in the search for Infinity Stones. His mission is to make a gauntlet, which will allow him to bled reality according to his wish. It will be interesting how Avengers will come together & join forces with Guardians of the Galaxy to stop him.
5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Let’s accept it, Even after so many years, we aren’t still over Jurassic Park and all the movies that have followed so far. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a sequel to the 2015 film Jurassic World. In other words, it is the fifth part of the Jurassic Park film series. The reboot ‘Jurassic World’ 2015 was a very big box office success, with raving reviews from both audiences and critics. We are definitely counting on this one as one of the worth watching movies of 2018. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and B. D. Wong from Jurassic World 2015 will make a reappearance. Moreover, this time Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, Geraldine Chaplin, and James Cromwell will join the cast.
6. The Predator
Release Date: August 3, 2018
The Predator is a sci-fi action horror film, which is set between the events of Predator 2 (1990) and Predators(2010). Directed by Shane Black, this move aims to bridge the continuity gap between the two movies and possibly provide some answers about the 2010 movie’s events. As this film made its come back 8 years after the third part of the series, it can be counted as a potential blockbuster in sci-fi category in 2018.
7. The Meg
Release Date: August 10, 2018
The Meg is a fully loaded package of science fiction action horror story, directed by Jon Turteltaub and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is based on the sci-fi book Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten and the story is around two friends, who need to stop the ancestors of a 70-foot white shark Carcharodon megalodon.
8. The Darkest Minds
Release Date: September 14, 2018
Another one based on a book, The Darkest Minds is a sci-fi thriller film based on the young adult novel with the same name by Alexandra Bracken. It is the story of a 16-year-old girl with special abilities, who manages to run away from a rehabilitation camp after a disease kills 98% of American children and fights against a corrupt government. The most entertaining part of the movie is, the surviving 2% children develop superpowers. The Darkest Minds is directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and written by Chad Hodge.
9. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Release Date: November 2, 2018
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the thirteenth installment in the X-Men film series, based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men characters and distributed by 20th Century Fox. The story of the movie is about one of Xavier’s most prized students ‘Jean Grey’ (Sophie Turner) who acquires extraordinary powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now, X-Men are in a dilemma if to put on stake the lives of millions to save the team member or not. Although this can be considered a reboot to the shoddy Dark Phoenix plot from X-Men 3, we hope this version stays true to comic book origins.
Release Date: December 21, 2018
Aquaman is a combination of action, adventure, and sci-fi film, which is based on DC Comics character of the same name. It is directed by James Wan, produced by Peter Safran and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Jason Momoa is cast as Arthur Curry / Aquaman, who is the king of the undersea nation of Atlantis, with the ability to manipulate the ocean tides. The story depicts how he maintains equilibrium between managing his nation and dealing with his enemies within the kingdom while learning new things about his heritage.
Well, the list of sci-fi movies definitely doesn’t end here. Surely, there would be a lot of sci-fi mega hits besides these to entertain us in 2018. You are more than welcome to add your preferred sci-fi collection in case we’ve missed to cover them