Getting Ready For Summer 2018

Summer 2018

The calendar is now into 2018, which means we will be hearing more and more about this coming summer’s crop of big-budget blockbusters. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Tomb Raider

Have to have a reboot every year and “Tomb Raider” is the first of many (“The Predator,” “Scarface,” “Robin Hood”. The up and coming Alicia Vikander will play the ponytailed, two-gun shooter of many a teenaged boy’s fantasies.

Fun Fact: The latest incarnation of the Tomb Raider video game was deemed one of the best video games of all time.

The New Mutants

Can’t have a summer without an X-Men installment. This one looks at five young mutants learning their powers while trapped in a security facility. The Josh Boone film will be carried by some of today’s hottest new young talent like Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga.

Fun Fact: The highest quality copy of X-Men #1 comic book is worth nearly $500,000(US).

Source: New Mutants via Facebook


One of the busiest men in showbiz, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has his usual yearly three installments for 2018. In this one, he takes the risky move of making a movie based on a game. “Tomb Raider,” “Resident Evil” and “Assassin’s Creed” have more apparent crossover potential than “Rampage” which is about big monsters (King Kong, Godzilla, big Werewolf) smashing cityscapes. It will be interesting to see how this one does.

Fun Fact: The latest version Rampage allows up to three players to cause destruction at the same time.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The red-hot Chris Pratt will join us twice this summer – also appearing “Avengers: Infinity War.” In June he’ll reprise his role from 2015’s “Jurassic World” reboot as dinosaur trainer Owen Grady.

Fun Fact: There are actually three Jurassic themed video slots at, which you can play by making a deposit for a BTC.

Some of the rest

“Avengers: Infinity War” (April 28) will star virtually every hero and villain seen in all the previous chapters so there will likely be far more emphasis on action over story.

“Star War: Han Solo” (May 25). Even with reboots as common as they are there seems something almost sacrilegious about recasting the old Star Ward favorites. But intrigue wins out and there’s no reason expect a big success here.

“Deadpool 2” (June 1) will see Ryan Reynolds return as the wise-cracking anti-hero. The original writing team is intact so hopefully, this one is as entertaining as the original.

“Ocean’s 8” (June 8). Reviving the fun Ocean’s franchise, “Ocean’s 8” will have a ton a female star power (Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway to name a few). Hopefully, they dodge the fate of “Ghostbusters.”

“Bumblebee” (June 8). Nope. Not a cute and funny animated movie. This is a standalone ‘vehicle’ for a “Transformers” character called Bumblebee. I guess if they keep making money…

“Mission: Impossible 6” (July 7). Tom Cruise’s star may have lost some luster, but his “Mission Impossible” films are great mindless fun. This should be no exception.

James McDonald

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, James is a Movie Critic and Celebrity Interviewer with over 30 years of experience in the film industry as an Award-Winning Filmmaker.
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