It seems that every single year there are some must see action movies all guys want to see. And, unsurprisingly, 2018 will not be any different. From some amazing superhero movies (including the start of a new wave featuring girl superheroes) to badass action movies, there's no telling how much bigger theses genres will become in 2018.
For instance, we've got favorites like Dwayne Johnson (showing up in no less than two new films, after recently scoring with Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle), Bruce Willis as a gun-toting vigilante on the streets of New York in Death Wish; Lara Croft, the Tomb Raider, back in the rebooted form of Alicia Vikander; Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa stepping back into the ring for Creed 2, and Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington in new installments of Mission Impossible and The Equalizer, respectively.
Let's not forget about the superheroes, though, like Black Panther and Aquaman, who snag their first solo films. Then, of course, Deadpool, The Incredibles, Ant-Man and The Avengers teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy for the first time, and two new chapters in the X-Men and Spider-Man film universes. To say we're pretty excited is a bit of an understatement.
All told, there are plenty of films dudes should share our enthusiasm about seeing. So join us as we present the definitive guide to the must see action movies of 2018.
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Black Panther (Feb. 16, 2018)
Introduced on film in Captain America: Civil War, the character is getting ready for his first solo big screen adventure, with Chadwick Boseman returning in the dual role of T'Challa, the king of Wakanda, and his alter ego, Black Panther. Also starring is Michael B. Jordan (Creed) as his enemy, Erik Killmonger. Marvel describes the film as follows: "T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and Black Panther — is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life." Three months after this film, the character will be back in Avengers: Infinity War.
Red Sparrow (March 2, 2018)
It's not just your imagination, because, yes, Jennifer Lawrence seems to enjoy moving from genre to genre, having already taken on superheroes (X-Men), sci-fi dystopia (The Hunger Games), dramas (most of her other credits) and horror (Mother!). Now, with Red Sparrow, she’s moving on to the world of spies. Based on the novel by former CIA agent Jason Matthews, the film sees her cast as Russian Dominika Egorova, a former ballerina who, following a career-altering injury, ends up becoming a spy. Over the course of the events of the film, she falls for CIA agent Nathaniel Nash (Joel Edgerton), and begins taking on the idea of becoming a double agent.
Rampage (April 18, 2018)
Dwayne Johnson, enjoying the success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, will next be seen in this adaptation of the video game of the same name. He plays primatologist Davis Okoye, who has shared a connection with a silverback gorilla named George. When a rogue genetic experiment goes wrong, it causes George, a wolf and a reptile to grow to a monstrous size. As the mutated beasts embark on a path of destruction, Okoye teams up with a discredited genetic engineer and the military to secure an antidote and prevent a global catastrophe. In other words, just another day in the life of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The actor tweeted, "I love animals because they’re honest. If they like you, they lick you. If they don’t, they eat you.”
The Incredibles 2 (June 15, 2018)
It's a classic Pixar adventure, and first sequel to 2004's The Incredibles (wow, has it really been 14 years?). While Helen Parr's Elastigirl (voiced by Holly Hunter) is out fighting crime, Craig T. Nelson's Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible is staying home with the kids: Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner), and little Jack-Jack, whose power is starting to show itself. At the same time, all of them, along with Samuel L. Jackson's Frozone, are going to have to go into action against The Underminer (voiced by John Ratzenberger, Ham in the Toy Story films). Says returning writer/director Brad Bird, "One of the unique things about The Incredibles is it's really a story of a family set in the world of superheroes. This one carries on that theme. It's awesome, the idea we came up with — simple as that. We love to really look at our own lives and look at what's going on, and find themes that we know will resonate with the audience."