Marvel Studios has three big movies coming out in 2018: Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp (in that order). Of those three, Infinity War and Black Panther recently got big distinction, topping a Fandango poll of the Most Anticipated Movies of 2018.
You can check out the full breakdown of fans' top 10 Most Anticipated films, below:
Most anticipated movie:
- Avengers: Infinity War (May 4)
- Black Panther (Feb. 16)
- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22)
- Untitled Deadpool sequel (June 1)
- Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25)
- Incredibles 2 (June 15)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Nov. 16)
- A Wrinkle in Time (March 9)
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix (Nov. 2)
- Ocean’s 8 (June 8)
No surprise, Disney is ruling the list, with films in the number 1, 2, 5, 6, and 8 slots. After Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox is done, the studio will also control the films currently occupying the number 4 and 9, slots for a total of 7 out of 10 of these positions.
Infinity War being the most anticipated movie of 2018 is a no-brainer; the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe crossover event has had so much hype around it that the first trailer release was a cultural event in and of itself, wracking up a record numbers of views, in record time. What's more surprising is to see Black Panther so high on the list; then again, after the massive success of Wonder Woman, maybe it's not that surprising to see a new and more diverse superhero film gaining so much attention.
Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters on May 4, 2018. Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include Black Panther on February 16, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.