— BLACK AND PROUD (@BAP_US) January 30, 2018
Set in the fictional country of Wakanda, the story takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Chadwick Bossman stars in the movie as Black Panther. Other cast members, include Micheal. B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Martin Freeman. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and is expected to release in India on February 16.
Some even called it ‘Marvel’s most political movie’:
Black Panther looks, feels and sounds unlike any Marvel film to date. A visual feast. Wakanda is amazingly realized, the antagonist actually has an arc with emotional motivations. Marvels most political movie. So good. #BlackPanther
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) January 30, 2018
Here’s a look at the other superhero and fantasy movies that are slated for release this year:
Early Man is an upcoming stop motion animated adventure which is about early cavemen and their battle to save their way of life from an evil lord who is voiced by Tom Hiddleston and the inhabitants of nearby Bronze Age City.
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time is directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Jennifer Lee. It is based on the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The film stars Storm Reid, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, André Holland, Zach Galifianakis, and Oprah Winfrey.
Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander as the fierce Lara Croft is something to watch out for.
Pacific Rim Uprising
Even though the sequel of Pacific Rim doesn’t have Del Toro, Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba but the new cast with Rinko Kikuchi, John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny have some surprises in store for all.
The New Mutants
A superhero horror movie where a group of mutants discover their powers while being imprisoned. The film is directed by Josh Boone and stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, and Alice Braga.
Avengers: Infinity War
This is by far the biggest movie of the year from the Marvel universe. Directed by Anthony and Jay Russo, the film is a multi-starrer. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and the rest of the Avengers together with Doctor Strange, Black Panther, and the Guardians of the Galaxy face their most powerful enemy yet, the evil Thanos (Josh Brolin).
Solo: A Star Wars Story
After the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the excitement for the standalone movie is huge. It’s a prequel about the early days of Han Solo.
Untitled Deadpool Sequel
The first part was a surprise hit at the box office. Its sequel promises to have presumably more cursing, blood, and guns. It also has Josh Brolin as Cable. And Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz as Domino. Director David Leitch has taken over the second installment of the 2016 film from Tim Miller. Morena Baccarin, TJ Miller, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, and Jack Kesy are also part of the cast.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Directed by JA Bayona, the epic action-adventure returns after four years since the theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event in this one.
Ant-Man and the Wasp
This movie is based on the Marvel Comics characters Scoot Lang (Ant-Man) and Hope Van Dyne (Wasp). There is some slapstick comedy from Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) and some tough action sequences by Evangaline Lilly. Michelle Pfeiffer is in the film as well.
The Jungle Book now named as Mowgli is a live action adventure fantasy film. The film stars Rohan Chand, Matthew Rhys and Freida Pinto, with motion capture performances from Serkis, Christian Bale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hollander and Cate Blanchett and Andy Serkis who is also playing Baloo in the film.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
In the 13th installment of the series, the X-Men must face the full power of the Dark Phoenix as well as the alien Shi’ar Empire.