ALL superhero films coming out this year

We’re in February of a new year and a superhero film hasn’t been released…shocking I know. But don’t fret, Marvel’s Black Panther hits cinemas in the UK this week and to celebrate, here’s a look at all the superhero based movies released this year:

Black Panther – 13th February

Marvel’s first entry of the year hits cinemas just in time for Valentines Day. Early reviews suggest this could be one of the best and most significant of the Avengers movies with Chadwick Boseman donning the slashy title character’s suit.

Avengers: Infinity War – 27th April

Black Panther will make another appearance in this the third of the Avengers outings in which our favourite heroes square up to Josh Brolin’s Thanos. Joe and Anthony Russo (Captain America: Civil War) will be directing the latest chapter as well the climaxing sequel, with pretty much every MCU character featuring.

Deadpool 2 – 16th May

Our favourite foul-mouthed hero makes the much anticipated return and if the latest trailer that we were treated to last week is anything to go by, we’re in for plenty more blood and laughs. David Leitch takes over directing duties with Josh Brolin (yes, him again) playing Cable, Deadpool’s (Ryan Reynolds) latest enemy.

Incredibles 2 – 13th July

Sticking with Disney, although moving away Marvel, the long-awaited return of The Incredibles will end this summer. All the original characters return for Pixar’s latest offering although little has been given away premise wise.

Ant-Man and the Wasp – 3rd August

Back to Marvel and yet another sequel, with Paul Rudd joined by new sidekick Evangeline Lilly who dons the wasp suit seen at the end of the first movie. I think I speak for everyone when I say I’m most excited about Michael Pena reprising his role as Luis who stole the show in the original film.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix – 2nd November

Marvel’s final entry of the year is the latest X-Men offering where Sophie Turner is set to steal the show as Jean Grey AKA Phoenix. All the regulars return along with Jessica Chastain for the latest bout, with Simon Kinberg helming the project.


Aquaman – 21st December

DC had a bang average 2017. Where Wonder Woman soared, Justice League flew it straight back down to earth. Incredibly, Aquaman (Jason Mamoa) wasn’t the most annoying aspect of the movie so there are high expectations for his stand-alone movie which is DC’s only entry this year.


So there they are – which of these are you looking forward to the most?

Please note, all release dates are UK based.


Trio join Oscar-winning director for crime thriller

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ansel Elgort and Zendaya have signed up to star in Finest Kind, which will be written and directed by Oscar winner, Brian Helgeland.

The story follows two brothers (Gyllenhaal and Elgort) as they strike a deal with a group of crime lords, landing them in the Boston underworld.

Gyllenhaal has established himself as one of the most sought after actors while Elgort and Zendaya made names for themselves in last year’s Baby Driver and Spiderman: Homecoming respectively.

With the talented Helgeland at the helm and with a strong cast now assembled, Finest Kind certainly looks like one to look out for, although no release date has been announced yet.

Oscar nominated actor in talks to play Joker in Todd Phillips’ stand-alone movie

Now this one might split opinion.

Director Todd Phillips has made it clear who he wants to play the lead role in his stand-alone Joker movie.

While the studio are yet to start negotiations, Phillips held meetings before the New Year with Joaquin Pheonix to play the criminal clown and the actor has agreed to take the role according to Variety – Warner Bros. are yet to comment.

The studios have confirmed that Jared Leto will continue to play the Joker in the DC Universe and that Pheonix’ role won’t effect Leto’s position.


Scott Silver will join Phillips as a co-writer on the film, which is rumoured to be set in the 80s, delving into the criminal backstory of the Joker.

Martin Scorsese is set to produce the film, which will carry more of gritty crime drama feel as opposed to the comic book approach.

Leonardo DiCaprio had previously been rumoured for the role.



WATCH: First look at Tom Hardy as Venom (kind of) in new trailer

Sony have released the first trailer for the much anticipated Venom, and naturally, it gives very little away.

In fact, along with not delving too far into the plot of the movie, we don’t even get a glimpse of the title character.

What we do get is a broody Tom Hardy who plays lead character Eddie Brock as he reflects on his dark life and the briefest look of his transformation before he is Venom-ised.

Still, it is enough to get us excited about and although the studio have already suggested Venom will not be part of the Marvel Universe, fans are still hopeful he will eventually be part of the MCU.

We’ll just have to wait until 5th October to find that out. In the meantime, get excited with the teaser trailer below:


REVIEW: Gary Oldman faultless as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

If Gary Oldman isn’t holding an Oscar trophy in his hand come the 4th March, then someone will have seriously messed up. His performance as Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour is near perfect and arguably a career best for the 59-year-old actor.

Darkest Hour focuses on the rise of Churchill as he is replaces Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister during one of the tensest periods in British history. Last year’s Dunkirk looked at the first hand events of one of the most incredible stories of survival and the huge permutations Britain would have faced if it had gone wrong.

By contrast, Darkest Hour is set closer to home amid the incredible scrutiny and pressure Churchill faced as he made a number of critical decisions with the fate of the country in his hands.

There’s a distinctive darkness about the movie beyond its title – the bleak setting of Westminster during war time is reflected in the continuous back stabbing and mistrust of the movie’s key figureheads. And yet, at the heart of it is this incredibly charismatic hero who is expertly portrayed by Oldman who nails every key mannerism right down to the simple tremble of a lip.

Other credible performances include Kristen Scott-Thomas’ unsung role as Churchill’s wife Clemmie and Lily James as his nervous newly appointed secretary. Director Joe Wright will also face plenty of recognition in the next month as he perfectly captures the aroma of the matter at hand and expoilts that in his film-making.

There a slightly more upbeat, light-hearted moments in the film amongst the bleakness which would be considered typically British humour fuelled. Yet one scene in particular involving Churchill carrying out a mini referendum on the tube is perhaps one step too far. Nevertheless, Darkest Hour is a thoroughly engaging watch and a perfect tribute to one of the country’s most iconic persons.


WATCH: First trailer for Deadpool 2 drops in typically hilarious fashion

One of the most anticipated movies of the year is Deadpool 2 and in this first full trailer, we see much more of Josh Brolin as villain Cable.

In typical Deadpool fashion, the trailer gives us a hilarious insight into the sequel as well as a look at some of the action that we have to look forward to.

Ryan Reynolds and the cast of 2016’s original all return with Zazie Beetz joining the team as Domino.

So here it is in all its glory, check out the new Deadpool 2 trailer below:


Australian actor says he is open to Crocodile Dundee revamp

Millions who watched the Superbowl on Sunday would have seen a fake trailer for a new Crocodile Dundee movie, starring Chris Hemsworth, which turned out to be an advert for Tourism Australia.

The advert, also featuring Danny McBride and a small cameo from original Crocodile Dundee actor Paul Hogan, left fans wanting a revamp to the film.

And Hemsworth has responded by suggesting that it may be a possibility in the future.

Speaking to BBC’s Newsbeat, Hemsworth said: “If we could find the right story and script we might do it – the response has been pretty incredible.

“I had a lot of anxiety beforehand. The Super Bowl commercial scene is a pretty critical environment so I’m just thankful people loved it.

Hemsworth continued to suggest that he would be keen if the opportunity to make a full length feature ever presented itself.

“While shooting, Danny McBride and I spoke about if it could be a movie.

“We started to get worried that if this commercial is as good as we hoped it’s going to be, people are going to be disappointed, we’re going to have to make a movie.

“But I had so much fun making this commercial, I’d definitely be open to discussions about it.”

Hemsworth went on to suggest that the movie was a huge part of his childhood growing up in Australia.

He continued: “I’d seen it multiple times growing up and I think, like most people, I loved the sense of humour and sense of adventure that it embodied.”

Ironically, Hemsworth had purchased a house in LA without realising that it belonged to Hogan.

Hemsworth said: “I met him a few years ago, I bought a house in LA which ended up being his house.

“I had no idea when I was going through looking at the kitchen and he walked out and was like ‘G’day mate’,” he said.

An extended version of the ad campaign featured Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie, Hugh Jackman and Hemsworth’s brother Liam. The 40 year old Virgin director, Judd Apatow has also lent his support for the project by tweeting

It’s fair to say that everyone would love to a revamp of Crocodile Dundee – particularly with that cast! Check out the full length version below:


Super Bowl LII Movie Trailers

The main event may have been the match-up between New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, but more importantly we caught a glimpse of some of the most highly anticipated movies approaching our screens this year. Check out what movie trailers were on show below:

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Disney released its first footage of the stand alone Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story. The 45 second clip showed off the new-look Millennium Falcon, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Chewbacca and of course, the title character played by Alden Ehrenreich.

Avengers: Infinity War

After being treated to the first full trailer for the next Avengers instalment last year, this 30 second clip doesn’t really give anything away that we didn’t already know, but it’s still always a pleasure to see our favourite superheroes regardless.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The first Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer promised a much darker take on the dinosaur based franchise and the latest look into the new movie backs that up and then some.

Mission Impossible: Fallout

Tom Cruise is just incredible. Not only is he a brilliant actor, but at the age of 55, he is still jumping off building and hanging off helicopters – just some of the stunts we see him pulling off in the first trailer for the latest Mission Impossible movie, Fallout. Henry Cavill also stars.

The Cloverfield Paradox

JJ Abrams surprised everyone two years ago with the shock release of 10 Cloverfield Lane – and he has just outdone himself by releasing the third instalment of the franchise, The Cloverfield Paradox, on Netflix.


You know what you’re getting with this film. Dwayne Johnson, lots of stunts and just as much CGI. The Rock this time looks to replicate Die Hard as he attempts to save his family who are held hostage.

A Quiet Place

John Krasinski stars and directs this sci-fi thriller, which also feature wife Emily Blunt, about a family who are being hunted by a supernatural threat, having to stay silent to avoid death. Quite the change of pace from the noisy atmosphere of the Superbowl…

Red Sparrow

We saw Jennifer Lawrence kicking ass as a Russian spy in the full trailer for Red Sparrow. We don’t see anything we hadn’t already in the 30 TV spot, but it continues to portray that dark nature that will definitely appeal to audiences.


8 Huge Films Released This Month

There are some huge movies to check out this month including those expecting huge things as we enter award season. Here are my picks for the month ahead – what films are you looking forward to the most?

Phantom Thread – 2nd February

Daniel Day-Lewis’ final acting outing has drawn huge critical acclaim as he features in Paul Thomas Anderson’s period drama about a dress maker who falls for a strong, young woman.

Roman J. Israel, Esq – 2nd February

Denzel Washington gets his afro on in Dan Gilroy’s crime drama about a defence attorney who is led to take extreme actions when his life is put in crisis after a series of unexpected events.

The 15:17 to Paris – 9th February

Clint Eastwood tells the true story of three heroic Americans who in 2015 scuppered a planned terrorist attack on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. Expect typically Eastwood patriotic power in this one.

Black Panther – 13th February

Marvel’s first offering of 2018 sees the return of the Black Panther, the latest Avenger who we caught a glimpse of in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o all feature.

The Shape of Water – 14th February

Valentine’s Day sees Sally Hawkins in her Oscar nominated role in The Shape of Water, the story of a lonely janitor in the 1960’s who forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature who is being held captive at a top secret research facility. Fantasy drama from Guillermo del Toro.

Father Figures – 16th February

Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star in this comedy about two fraternal twin brothers who travel to find their allegedly deceased father after discovering that their mother has been lying to them about his existence. Glenn Close and Christopher Walken also star.

Lady Bird – 16th February

Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut hit the headlines after breaking a record on Rotten Tomatoes for the amount of fresh reviews on the website. Tipped for plenty of discussions over award season, including the outstanding performance of Saoirse Ronan in this coming of age story.

I, Tonya – 23rd February

Margot Robbie has also been tipped for big things as she stars in the incredible true story of ice skater Tonya Harding who went through incredible controversy whilst rising up the ranks, more or less due to the actions of her husband, played by Sebastian Stan.


Please note that all release dates are UK based.


Will there be a Bad Boys 3?

Last summer, Martin Lawrence gave an insight into the difficulties of making a third instalment of the Bad Boys series, with Sony still planning ‘Bad Boys For Life’.

The studio have confirmed directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will helm any potential project, with Chris Bremner penning the most recent draft.

Last summer, Lawrence said: “I don’t think we’re going to get one, not the way everything’s turning out. Will (Smith) is off doing another movie, and I don’t think it’s going to happen”.

Seemingly, the project rests on the shoulders of Will Smith, but Sony are clearly doing everything in their power to make this happen.

Let’s just be grateful Michael Bay won’t be back directing…