The 5 Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2018

by | May 3, 2018 | Comments

Summer is finally here! Or the summer movie season is, anyway. Though Avengers: Infinity War kicked things off a little early — and set a box office record in the process — by opening last week, there are still plenty of big titles coming out this summer. With that in mind, we decided to ask our fans on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter which movies they were looking forward to the most, and the results were… not entirely surprising. Read on for the 5 most anticipated summer movies of 2018, plus a couple of honorable mentions.

1. Deadpool 2 (2018) 83%

(Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corporation)

#1 Pick by our Twitter and Instagram fans
#3 Pick by our Facebook fans
Opens Friday, May 18

The Merc with a Magnificent Marketing Team (seriously, check out this just-released Céline Dion video) is easily the most anticipated movie of the summer, which shouldn’t be much of a shock to anyone. Ryan Reynolds returns to play Wade Wilson, who takes it upon himself to protect a gifted young mutant from Josh Brolin‘s second Marvel character of the year. We know that Deadpool and Cable eventually team up, and that we’ll see the first appearance of X-Force, but considering the official synopsis for the film is a mish-mash of nonsense, how the story actually gets there is anybody’s guess. All the better, since surprises are so rare in mainstream movies these days.

Watch Trailer

2. Incredibles 2 (2018) 93%

Ryan Fujitani

#2 Pick by our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook fans
Opens Friday, June 15

Pixar has a rock-solid track record to begin with, but The Incredibles is one of the most beloved films the studio has ever produced, so it’s a little surprising it took them 14 years to do a sequel. Incredibles 2 picks up literally where the first movie left off, with the Parr family facing off against the Underminer. From there, though, the film focuses on Elastigirl’s (Holly Hunter) crimefighting career and Mr. Incredible’s (Craig T. Nelson) domestic struggles before the family must unite to take on a new villain. Writer-director Brad Bird has an impeccable Pixar track record, and there’s no reason to think he won’t score big with this one too.

Watch Trailer

3. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) 87%

(Photo by Marvel Studios)

#1 Pick by our Facebook fans
#3 Pick by our Twitter fans
#4 Pick by our Instagram fans
Opens Friday, July 6

Marvel‘s first post-Infinity War entry actually takes place right after the events of 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, as Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) teams up with Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) to face off against a mysterious new enemy called Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen).  Director Peyton Reed helped put Ant-Man on the map with the first film, one of several risky moves Marvel made that paid off spectacularly, and he’s back to helm the sequel. Ant-Man and the Wasp looks to be a lighthearted breath of fresh air after the somber Infinity War, and several of our social media fans said they were looking forward to the film even more after seeing the Avengers showdown with Thanos. Bring on the giant Pez dispensers!

Watch Trailer

4. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) 97%

(Photo by Skydance Films)

#4 Pick by our Twitter and Facebook fans
Released Friday, July 27

After the top three, voting results on the remaining slots were fairly close, and the latest Mission: Impossible eked its way into spot number four as the fourth most anticipated film for our Twitter and Facebook fans. Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames return to their roles from previous installments, while Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation writer-director Christopher McQuarrie jumps into the director’s chair for his second straight IMF mission. Be on the lookout for Cruise performing stunts no sane actor would and co-star Henry Cavill‘s conspicuous mustache.

Watch Trailer

5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) 47%

Ryan Fujitani

#5 Pick by our Facebook and Instagram fans
Opens Friday, June 22

Coming in at the fifth spot on both Facebook and Instagram is the follow-up to the monster 2015 hit Jurassic World, which opened to the fourth biggest weekend ever and went on to become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom isn’t likely to do quite as well, but there’s still a significant contingent of moviegoers who delight in dino-themed chaos. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles from the previous film, as animal expert Owen and former park head honcho Claire return to Isla Nublar to rescue its wild inhabitants from an imminent volcano eruption, only to discover the business partner Claire trusted may have ulterior motives. Like The Lost World, Fallen Kingdom shifts from a jungle setting to an urban one, so let’s hope we don’t see any rolling gas station signs.

Watch Trailer


Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) 70%

(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)

#3 Pick by our Instagram fans
Opens Friday, May 25

The response to Disney’s second standalone Star Wars movie has been quite the roller coaster ride. From the moment Phil Lord and Chris Miller were announced as directors to the moment Ron Howard took over, from the moment Alden Ehrenreich was announced as Han Solo to the moment Donald Glover was announced as Lando Calrissian, from the first teaser trailer to the significantly more interesting full trailer, fans have been excited, bewildered, disappointed, and excited all over again. But Solo certainly deserves an honorable mention, considering it bested Ant-Man and the WaspJurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Mission: Impossible – Fallout in our Instagram poll. At the end of the day, the recent Star Wars entries have fared rather well on the Tomatometer, so it’s probably safe to assume they know what they’re doing, and this should turn out just fine.

Watch Trailer

Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) 62%

(Photo by Richard Foreman, Jr./Sony Pictures)

#5 Pick by our Twitter fans
Opens Friday, June 29

It isn’t a giant, effects-driven spectacle like nearly every other entry on this list, but thanks to a riveting first installment anchored by director extraordinaire Denis Villeneuve and a powerful performance from lead Emily BluntSicario: Day of the Soldado managed to sneak into the top five in our Twitter poll. Though neither Villeneuve nor Blunt return for the sequel, co-stars Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro do, as well as writer Taylor Sheridan, who has a serious knack for crime thrillers. If you’re looking for explosions grounded more in reality, relatively speaking, then you’re probably one of the people looking forward to seeing this gritty action flick.

Watch Trailer

Tag Cloud

Film Festival Tarantino Christmas Netflix screen actors guild award winner movies Columbia Pictures children's TV rotten movies we love cancelled WarnerMedia robots toronto Showtime Fall TV comic theme song VH1 Amazon DC Comics TV renewals asian-american Stephen King cancelled TV shows Baby Yoda reviews Watching Series spanish language Spectrum Originals Sundance TV Trailer BBC America FOX San Diego Comic-Con Hallmark Christmas movies Marvel Television TCA Awards DirecTV romance Academy Awards Polls and Games Super Bowl Lifetime Television Academy Winter TV American Society of Cinematographers crime thriller finale TCM witnail movie biography Rocky crime worst free movies Hulu Biopics video on demand FX binge Horror technology name the review south america Spike NYCC El Rey chucky Anna Paquin FX on Hulu Comedy cults APB classics Mindy Kaling crossover Arrowverse Action nature Character Guide doctor who concert BET TV Land History FXX casting Mary Tyler Moore IFC TCA Mudbound Logo Certified Fresh cooking Spring TV TruTV parents Comedy Central Captain marvel MSNBC richard e. Grant Animation 2015 Paramount Disney Plus Oscars YouTube Red Warner Bros. cancelled television spain Travel Channel comics diversity elevated horror universal monsters franchise comedies RT21 TCA 2017 LGBT TNT DGA Disney Channel justice league christmas movies films rotten Crackle CW Seed Apple canceled DC streaming service discovery thriller BBC BBC One 4/20 Funimation Best and Worst Opinion Election OneApp anime ratings criterion The Arrangement Superheroe Lifetime Christmas movies Kids & Family twilight cartoon Musical vampires X-Men President Disney streaming service television Awards Grammys Film Schedule Lucasfilm Acorn TV HBO Go Trophy Talk news Toys Year in Review independent revenge Rocketman dramedy Pop TV Turner cats Emmy Nominations IFC Films sequel Marvel Studios stoner Valentine's Day dragons Countdown 45 all-time docudrama See It Skip It Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Holidays dc Disney+ Disney Plus Mary poppins Endgame Mystery remakes animated VOD TBS BET Awards E3 Sneak Peek Amazon Prime psycho politics Ellie Kemper sag awards critics E! Fantasy strong female leads USA Network fast and furious facebook Reality DC Universe Writers Guild of America The Witch boxoffice GoT Universal Apple TV+ Thanksgiving GLAAD LGBTQ Star Wars Video Games natural history ABC Family NBC dark festivals New York Comic Con Infographic Vudu versus venice TCA Winter 2020 Dark Horse Comics Avengers Creative Arts Emmys book Lionsgate Turner Classic Movies Heroines First Reviews game show Mary Poppins Returns 71st Emmy Awards laika teaser Ghostbusters kids spy thriller Binge Guide MTV Hallmark WGN foreign TIFF halloween Women's History Month ABC Shudder psychological thriller harry potter scorecard First Look sitcom Song of Ice and Fire The CW Interview nbcuniversal worst movies emmy awards Television Critics Association Brie Larson Sony Pictures 20th Century Fox Ovation Crunchyroll VICE A&E comiccon Teen USA Syfy zero dark thirty Bravo Cartoon Network Amazon Studios nfl true crime football Reality Competition Tumblr crime drama 2016 Pride Month Pop PBS The Purge romantic comedy 2018 Tomatazos reboot supernatural hispanic SundanceTV PaleyFest video spider-man Pixar screenings BAFTA social media Rom-Com best CBS All Access spinoff singing competition Black Mirror Peacock Country HBO zombie The Walking Dead mutant blaxploitation Britbox die hard Premiere Dates medical drama tv talk Sundance Podcast aliens indie Red Carpet serial killer Pet Sematary Discovery Channel Musicals Classic Film Fox News based on movie Marathons SDCC Set visit stand-up comedy Family what to watch Comics on TV Epix Netflix Christmas movies MCU Walt Disney Pictures Winners streaming adaptation Superheroes police drama science fiction Extras period drama CNN Amazon Prime Video Nominations game of thrones Cannes documentary Drama anthology latino Elton John dceu Freeform hist TV renewed TV shows directors golden globes CBS Comic Book Marvel Summer Awards Tour Chernobyl Starz historical drama Nat Geo 21st Century Fox Nickelodeon superhero zombies 007 disaster indiana jones Sundance Now Emmys Black History Month RT History quibi Cosplay ghosts Rock Music Martial Arts OWN space cancelled TV series breaking bad mission: impossible Photos Esquire National Geographic cinemax 2019 AMC transformers werewolf 2017 sports Apple TV Plus hollywood political drama talk show cars green book toy story Food Network TLC Chilling Adventures of Sabrina GIFs Star Trek YouTube Premium series scary movies CMT miniseries Paramount Network a nightmare on elm street YA satire stop motion HBO Max Calendar cops Holiday Tubi YouTube travel adventure unscripted canceled TV shows Pirates PlayStation Trivia 2020 war Disney jamie lee curtis Sci-Fi Shondaland blockbuster sequels composers child's play 24 frames ITV SXSW festival batman documentaries 72 Emmy Awards dogs Adult Swim slashers joker Masterpiece obituary A24 Hear Us Out mockumentary ESPN Box Office Western Quiz