This is shaping up to be one epic year for movies. We will have new installments from Disney, Marvel, DC, Stars Wars and many more. Here are a few of the movies we’re most excited about.
Despicable Me 3
Star Wars: Episode VIII
We know almost nothing about the next installment in the Star Wars saga, but we’re still excited. Here’ what’s official: It comes out on Dec. 15. That’s about it.
The Lego Batman Movie
There are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, LEGO Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, learn to lighten up, and join forces with a few willing comrades, including Barbara Gordon/Batgirl and a young orphan he accidentally adopted. Of course, he’s already got the help of his loyal butler Alfred. In theaters Feb. 10.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand. In theaters on May 5.
Spider-Man made his Marvel debut in Captain America: Civil War. Now, he begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero. Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark, and tries to fall back into his normal daily routine. But when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened. In theaters July 7.
The Power Rangers are back in a big screen reboot when a group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world. In theaters on March 24.
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! In theaters June 16.
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Greg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother’s 90th birthday as a cover for what he really wants: to attend a nearby gamer convention. Unsurprisingly, things do not go according to plan and Heffley family antics ensue. In theaters May 19.