Are you waiting for a sequel to your favorite franchise? Or are you looking forward to a new movie that is adapted from your favorite video game? Read on to find out what to expect in movie theaters in 2018.
Release date: March 16
This year will see the arrival of the long-awaited movie Tomb Raider, starring well-known video game heroine Lara Croft. When the movie opens, we find Lara living day to day in east London. She seems like many other inhabitants of this poor but fashionable district of the great city. She earns a living as a courier, and she is still hauntedby her father’s mysterious death: Even now, seven years after his passing, she hasn’t got over it. Lara is the inheritor of her father’s fortune. She understands that one day she will have to take over her father’s role as an adventurer. But before that, Lara wants answers. How did her father die? She embarks on a quest to find out. It takes her to a wild island where she has to use her fierce fighting skills to survive.
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Release date: March 24
The second film in the Pacific Rim series is about Jake Pentecost, the son of the legendary pilot Stacker Pentecost. Stacker saved the human race in a previous fight with the monstrous Kaiju. But it seems that Jake isn’t the man his father was. He gives up his pilot training and falls in with some criminals. However, when the Kaiju rise again to threaten the human race, Jake is persuaded to take responsibility for fighting them by his sister Mako Mori. She is leading a new generation of fighters who do things differently from their parents’ generation. But the anti-Kaiju forces are still weak. It is not known if they can succeed in their fight against the Kaiju. When the film opens in March, expect Jake to be at the forefront of this new global struggle against humanity’s enemies.
Release date: June 1
Superhero movies often have funny moments, but they are usually serious films. In fact, they can sometimes be too serious for some people. Deadpool (2016) was part of the X-Men series by Marvel. But it was different from other superhero films – it was a movie for people who wanted to laugh a little more at the kind of humor that adults enjoy. Now, there is a sequel to Deadpool. In this new movie, Ryan Reynolds will again play the mercenary Wade Wilson, or Deadpool, who likes to tell jokes and use as many swear words as he can. His body is covered with scars, although he has the ability to heal more quickly than other people. He’s rejoined by his fiancee Vanessa, as well as other characters from the first film.
(Translator & Editor: Ma Zheng AND Luo Sitian)