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2018 has so far been a big year for blockbuster movies, so we've rounded up all the best trailers for the forthcoming movies we're most excited to see...

Whether you want to plan your cinema trips or your Blu-ray purchases, we’ve rounded up a bunch of trailers for the films we think are worth looking out for (with an emphasis on system-shaking blockbusters).

Summer is still in its throes (it has to stop being baking hot sometime soon, though, right?) and while there's a few films that require your attention we're already starting to eye up the autumn releases and 2019.

For now, you can concern yourself with blockbusters in Aquaman and potential Oscar fare in likes of Widow and First Man.

We'll be updating this page as new trailers are released. So, grab your popcorn...

The Meg

Finally, there's a movie about gigantic prehistoric shark. And we've sent our best man, Jason Statham, to bosh it on the nose.

Statham plays Jonas Taylor, a former Navy captain and diver. His expertise is needed when a 70ft (!) shark attacks a group of scientists, leaving them trapped underwater in a sunken submersible.

Expect plenty of awful jokes, scared children and animals in peril in what could genuinely be a fun film.

Release date: 10th August

The Equalizer 2

The first Equalizer film was a slick, violent action film and the sequel looks to continue in the same vein.

Denzel Washington's Robert McCall is thrust back into the limelight when he learns a friend has been murdered.

That's probably the worst thing these criminals could have done, especially for those who recall Denzel's talent with a nail gun in the first film. This won't be for the faint of heart.

Release date: 17th August

The Happytime Murders

Ever wondered what puppets do when the kids aren't around? Absolutely no good is the answer.

Set in a world where humans and muppets co-exist, when the puppet cast of an 80s TV show are killed off one by one, a human detective and puppet private eye band together to find the culprit.

With puppets behaving like you've never seen them before, this could be a fun, late summer treat.

Release date: 17th August

Marvel's Iron Fist

The first season of Iron Fist was pretty bland. We're hoping the only direction the second season can go in is up.

All we know is that Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones) and Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) are up against the Steel Serpent (Sacha Dhawan).

Typhoid Mary, played by Alice Eve, appears and if they get that character right, we could be in for some fireworks.

They'll be some crossover too. After Danny's appearance in Luke Cage's second series, Simmone Missick's Misty Knight will be present in Iron Fist season 2.

Release date: 7th September

The Nun

The Conjuring horror universe expands further with The Nun.

It's a spin-off from The Conjuring 2 and sees a priest and a novitiate (a nun in training) investigate the death of a young nun in Romania.

There they confront a malevolent force in the form of a demonic nun. It's not particularly original, but we wouldn't bet against the people behind The Conjuring and Insidious from whipping up some new scares.

Release date: 7th September

The Predator

The Predator franchise has had its share of ups and down, but we have high(ish) hopes for The Predator.

Shane Black, who starred in the first film, directs this entry. It's a plot that sees a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher (!) fend off everyone's favourite dreadlocked alien assassin.

With the Predator smarter and more deadlier than before, can it be stopped?

Release date: 14th September

Maniac

Maniac is a Netflix series, that sees Jonah Hill's Owen and Emma Stone's Annie drawn to a pharmaceutical drug trial. There they dream of a new life in a fantasy world.

It takes on different genres and looks about as strange as anything Charlie Kaufmann could come up with, which is something we need more of.

Release date: 21st September

A Star is Born

There have been many versions of A Star is Born and this latest attempt has a Country and Western feel to it.

Directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Lady Gaga, it's a tale of a young starlet on the way up who's discovered by a musician approaching the twilight of his career.

What can this film bring to the table that hasn't already been mined? The presence of Cooper and Gaga on screen should at least make for an interesting mix.

Release date: 5th October

Venom

Sony wasted no time in following up Spider-Man: Homecoming with Venom, starring Tom Hardy.

With a stellar cast that includes Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed, the trailer indicates that this take on the character is more anti-hero than outright villain.

Venom hasn't been well-served on the big screen, will this change that?

Release date: 5th October

First Man

Damien Chazelle has had a pretty good run of films this early in his directing career. Whiplash was fantastic and he won a Best Director's Oscar for La La Land.

Next up is First Man, which looks at the life of Neil Armstrong. Reunited with La La Land actor Ryan Gosling, could Oscar beckon again for Chazelle in 2019?

Release date: 12th October

Bad Times at the El Royale

Seven strangers, each with a secret to hide, meet at a rundown hotel in Lake Tahoe and things don't go well.

This is the second film from Drew Goddard, who has The Cabin in the Woods in his resume as well as writing credits on TV series Alias, Angel and Buffy.

He's attracted a strong cast too, with Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Jeff Bridges all taking up their reservations. Colour us as quietly excited.

Release date: 12th October

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Halloween

It's another Halloween film. Except this slasher effort swipes away and erases all trace of the previous sequels and reboots.

Set 40 years later, Halloween serves as a direct sequel to, um, Halloween, as Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprise their roles as Laurie Struder and Michael Myers respectively.

Can this film stand on its own or will it drown in homage to the original? We'll have to wait and see.

Release date: 19th October

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody has had a rocky road to the big screen.

Sacha Baron Cohen was in line to play Freddie Mercury but dropped out. Rami Malek took the lead, and then mid-shoot, director Bryan Singer was fired and Dexter Fletcher brought in.

The story chronicles the years leading up to Queen's Live Aid performance in 1985 and the footage looks promising. Whatever its quality, it's bound to have some cracking tunes.

Release date: 24th October

Overlord

Overlord is another idea plucked from the mind of J.J. Abrams, a horror film set during World War II.

The film follows two American soldiers who drop behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day. They infiltrate a Nazi-occupied village that's also a base for supernatural experiments.

There's always a trick or two with Abrams. Could this be another Cloverfield film in disguise?

Release date: 7th November

The Girl In the Spider's Web

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo didn't set the box office alight, so now we have a new director and a new Lisbeth Salander.

Stepping into the role of the fearsome anti-heroine is Claire Foy, fresh off her time on Netflix's The Queen. It sees Lisbeth and journalist Mikael Blomkvist stuck in a web of spies, cybercriminals and government officials.

Foy is an interesting choice and director Fede Alvarez can do gruesome if his Evil Dead remake is any marker. The Fincher effort sets a tough target to beat.

Release date: 9th November

Widows

Directed by Steve McQueen – a man What Hi-Fi? accidentally bumped into on one occassion – Widows' sees four women take on the debt left by their husband's criminal activities.

Based on a ITV series but moved here to Chicago, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriquez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo play the widows who have to finish the job their husbands started.

Talk of Oscars has swirled around this film, and considering the talent involved that's not a surprise. This crime thriller looks smarter than most.

Release date: 9th November

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

After gadding about New York in Fantastic Beasts, the sequel is a mix of the old and new.

The Crimes of Grindelwald sees Hogwarts and its illustrious headmaster Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) return, as the threat to wizarding world increases with Gellert Grindlewald (Johnny Depp) out of prison.

Grindelwald sees Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Dan Fogler all return, as well as Ezra Miller, who's back from the dead with a much-improved haircut.

Release date: November 16th

Robin Hood

There's been no shortage of Robin Hood films and we have another one starring Taron Edgerton (Kingsman) as the legendary outlaw.

This version pitches him as younger version than we've seen before, making this a bit of a Robin Hood: Origins. Is that a good or bad thing? We're unsure.

A sense of fun, like Errol Flynn's Adventures of Robin Hood or Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham in Prince of Thieves would not go amiss here.

Release date: 21st November

Creed II

After Michael B. Jordan's Adonis Creed came out of his late father's legacy in Creed, he's now fighting a demon from his father's past.

That demon is called Drago, in this case Vicktor Drago - son of Ivan Drago - the man who killed Adonis' father in the ring.

Ryan Coogler did not direct this due to Black Panther, but the first was an entertaining reboot of a much-loved series. Let's hope this film can go the distance too.

Release date: 30th November

Ralph Breaks the Internet

The first Wreck It Ralph was good, but didn't make the most of its premise. This sequel is full of confidence and it shows.

Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) find a wi-fi router in their arcade and it sends them to the internet.

Cue new worlds and characters, but like Spielberg's Ready Player One, this film is a cornucopia of references.

Imagine a world that includes The Muppets, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel Comics and you have Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Release date: 30th November

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines sees cities surviving on a now desolate Earth by moving around on giant wheels and 'eating' up smaller towns to restock their resources.

Based on Philip Reeve's popular book series, it comes with a script written by Lord of the Rings trio Fran Walsh, Phillipa Boyens and Peter Jackson.

If the film delivers on the images in the trailer, it's bound to be a crazy tale.

Release date: 14th December

Aquaman

Jason Momoa's 'dudebro' Aquaman fared poorly in Justice League, but now he has the chance to strike out on his own.

Aquaman sees Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry embrace the mantle of hero to try and diffuse a war brewing between surface dwellers and underwater people.

We're hoping this is more Wonder Woman than Dawn of Justice and with James Wan directing, we're ever so slightly optimistic.

Release date: 14th December

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

This Spider-Man film isn't tied to the MCU series, following the life of Miles Morales in an alternate universe.

Miles will be one of many Spider-Men in a film that stylistically draws huge inspiration from the look of the comic books.

We're up for more variety in our super-hero diet, and this looks like a colourful and eclectic offering.

Release date: 14th December

Bumblebee

The last Transformers film hurt our heads. Based on the talent involved with Bumblebee, we're confident this film will be softer on our craniums.

It takes place in 1987 and stars Hailee Stenfield in the lead role. It's also directed by Travis Knight, who was responsible for the brilliant Kubo and the Two Strings.

We're more upbeat than we have been for a long time about a Transformers film. Bumblebee might be the genuinely 'good' giant robot film we've been waiting for.

Release date: 26th December

Alita: Battle Angel

Manga adaptation Battle Angel Alita was on James Cameron's wishlist before he made Avatar. Cameron remains onboard the project as producer, passing over the directorial reigns to Robert Rodriguez.

Alita is a tale of a cyborg who can't remember who she is or where she came from, but is determined to find the truth about her origin in a world that's unrelentingly harsh.

Though she looks like the recipient of a Snapchat filter, it stays true to the character. This could be a return to form for Rodriguez, who needs it after Sin City 2.

Release date: 26th December

Star Trek: Discovery

After an interesting start, Discovery appeared to fade a little, ending up being a solid Star Trek series.

The second season picks up the threads from the first, with Spock making an appearance and captain Christopher Pike will take command of the USS Discovery.

The second season also looks to resolve issues fans had regarding this story's place in the timeline. Expect some more variety in the tone and style of episodes too.

Release date: January 2019

Glass

After Split surprised us all and morphed into a side-quel to Unbreakable, Glass looks to unite the main characters from those stories.

Bruce Willis' David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson's Elijah Price (Mr Glass) and James McAvoy's Kevin all appear in an institution for people who believe they have super-powers that's supervised by Sarah Paulson's Dr. Ellie Staple.

Of course two of those three do have powers, while Mr Glass holds secrets important to both men as he seeks to manouevre them for his own gain.

If M. Night Shyamalan can putt then all is forgiven (except for The Last Airbender, that's unforgivable).

Releae date: 18th January 2019

 

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

By the time this third and final film in the Train Your Dragon series comes out, it would have been nearly five years since the last one.

The sequel saw Hiccup find his mother, but lose his father. Now he's the village chief, but his peaceful reign is tested when he and his dragon, Hiccup, travel to an undiscovered land where they encounter a new threat.

This series has managed to match Pixar's level of quality, so we have high hopes this trilogy can sign off in a blaze of dragon fire.

Release date: 1st February 2019

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie looked like an advert for toys, but won many people over with its charm.

It's, unbelievably, been almost five years since the first film came out pumping out a mantra of 'everything is awesome' and the LEGO characters are facing a new threat - the LEGO DUPLO® invaders from space who prefer to wreck things than build them.

Can they capture lightning in a bottle for a second time. It's a hard ask, but you wouldn't bet against these small LEGO bricks.

Release date: 8th February 2019

Mowgli

Disney's Jungle Book was a visually stunning film, though this version - now due to be released by Netflix - has a more adult tone.

Andy Serkis is in the directing chair, and he's clearly had a look at his smartphone's contact list and dialled up a few friends.

The film can count Christian Bale (Bagheera), Cate Blanchett (Kaa) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Shere Khan) among its roster.

Don't expect any songs either, it'll be closer in tone to Rudyard Kipling's original book.

Release date: 2019

Dumbo

This follows in the wake of Disney's prior 'reimaginings' as the studio continues to mine its past for 'new' interpretations.

Dumbo is about a young elephant whose oversized ears help him to fly. This act saves the travelling circus, but the animals soon learn that not all is well.

With Tim Burton directing, Dumbo is sure to have a bit of weirdness to it, and the cast is pretty outstanding. Another surefire hit for Disney?

Release date: 29th March 2019

Shazam!

A lack of fun has been a criticism oft levied at DC Comics. That's likely to change with the comedic tones of Shazam!

Shazam! is the story of Billy Batson, a kid who's granted the powers of a superhero every time he says Shazam.

It's like Tom Hanks in Big, only if the character suddenly morphed into a massively muscled superhero.

Silly as it sounds, Shazam! sounds like the injection of comedy DC needed.

Release date: 5th April 2019

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

The titans have re-emerged! After Godzilla reared his lizard head in 2014, others followed in his wake.

Cryptozoological (no, us neither) agency Monarch is trying to stem the tide as Godzilla faces off against Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins return, and they're joined by Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler.

Where Godzilla underwhelmed, this could be the heavyweight fight we wanted first go around.

Release date: 31st May 2019

 

The New Mutants

With Legion, Logan and now The Gifted entertaining audiences, the X-Men series expands further with The New Mutants.

Described as a superhero horror film, The New Mutants features five young mutants coming to terms with their powers inside a secret facility. Can they escape and save themselves?

With the filmmakers citing Stephen King and haunted-house movies as touchstones, The New Mutants may boast as many shocks as it does thrills.

Release date: 2nd August 2019