Hello interweb, Nate here! So it’s been tradition for three years now to rank the movies I’m in most anticipation for in the upcoming year. This year’s no different. This year is really interesting. While most of the films this year seems to be pretty much trash, there are some gems in there. And these gems are huge! So, leggo!
- MCU, DCEU, Sony’s Spider-man movies, and Fox’s X-Men movies only
- Live action only
- Ranking from least anticipated to most anticipated
Honorable Mentions – Sony’s Animated Miles Morales/Spider-man Movie
I’m cheating a bit here since this movie’s animated, but I’m actually kind of interested in this movie. I think it’s weird that Marvel’s first big animated movie is going to be based on Miles Morales, but hey! He’s an interesting character with great stories. I do have a few small gripes with the trailer though. Mainly in terms of animation. Plus, how are they gonna do Ganke when Spider-man: Homecoming basically stole that character? Either way, just wanted to give this movie a mention.
#8 – X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Nov 2)
Holy sh*t, eight? There’s eight movies coming out this year? Jesus christ, ok then! The first few of these movies I had trouble deciding the order because of just h0w not excited I am to see any of these. X-Men: Dark Phoenix I have as my least anticipated for a couple reasons. First off, Disney bought Fox so the current line-up of Fox X-Men movies are just being spat out to finish off anyways. Second, the Fox X-Men movies suck. And third, didn’t we already do Dark Phoenix? Yeah, is anyone really looking forward to this film at all? The last X-Men movie (Apocalypse) was a crap shoot, this one ain’t gonna be much better!
#7 – Aquaman (Dec 21)
It’s a DCEU film that’s not Wonder Woman. How good can it be? Especially since they’re overcompensating for how lame Aquaman is perceived.
#6 – Venom (Oct 5)
F*CK YOU SONY! F*CK YOU!!!! Seriously, the MCU got Spider-man back and then you just take Spider-man’s greatest villain and do your own thing with him? Venom sucked in Spider-man 3 and he’s literally Spidey’s best villain. Why take him away? Why? How do you even do a Venom movie without Spider-man, anyways? I’m pissed, next!
#5 – Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6)
The first movie was fun, this one should be interesting!
#4 – New Mutants (April 13)
The only reason this film isn’t lower is because I’m actually somewhat curious about this movie. A horror movie featuring teenage mutants? Alright, weird and confusing but intriguing. Will it be good? Eh, probably not. But interesting? Maybe.
#3 – Black Panther (Feb 16)
Black Panther serves as an interesting movie in out current superhero landscape. A black protagonist for a superhero movie hasn’t been done since Blade and everybody seems hyped for this. My thoughts? Well, I’m excited but I don’t think I’m quite as excited as everybody else. It looks like a fun movie that I’m looking forwards to, but I think the greatest hype everyone has around this film is race and race just never really interested me. I think there should be more representation of racial minorities in movies, but slapping a black protagonist on a movie just doesn’t really excite me. To me, it’s just your everyday Marvel film. So while I am looking forward to it, I’m not flipping out over it.
#2 – Deadpool 2 (June 1)
Yes yes yes, a thousand times, yes!!!!! I loved the first movie, can’t wait for the second. Cable and Deadpool is a really fun comic book series and the fact that they’re adapting that into a movie just gives me the biggest nerd boner. What can I say other than: chimichangas!
#1 – Avengers: Infinity Wars Pt 1 (May 4)
C’mon, what other movie can fit in this spot? Name one! One! You can’t! This is literally the film the MCU have been leading up to! If Infinity Wars isn’t number one on you’re list, you’re just wrong. Objectively. No contest. Sorry!