21 Movie Sequels You Can't Miss in 2018
Hollywood is currently a big fan of making sequels and 2018 isn’t going to see that trend slow down. Not in the slightest bit. Some of the biggest franchises on the planet are going to be getting new installments over the next year, with others entering into sequel territory for the first time. No matter what the case, there are plenty of sequels to look forward to over the next 12 months.
Just like in 2017, the sequels coming out in 2018 absolutely offer something for everyone. There are plenty of horror offerings, superhero showdowns and family-friendly affairs coming out throughout the entire year that makes it so you’ll hardly have a weekend at the movies without a big sequel arriving. At one point in time, a sequel was something of a rare event, relatively speaking. That is no longer the case.
There are certainly plenty of very promising sequels coming in 2018, but we can’t promise that they’ll all be good. However, we can promise that all of these movies give moviegoers at least a reason or two to be excited. Or at the very least, make them worth having on your radar. With that, here are the 21 sequels you should be looking forward to in 2018.
Insidious: The Last Key (January 5)
The Insidious franchise started out with one of the most genuinely terrifying horror movies in recent memory from director James Wan. The series has lost its way a bit, but it looks to get back on track with some big scares in Insidious: The Last Key. The sequel sees franchise mainstay Lin Shaye back to fight the paranormal in The Further. Only this time, she’s doing so in her own house to protect her own family. This sequel also features a new director for the franchise, with The Taking of Deborah Logan helmer Adam Robitel stepping in for this latest entry. Some new blood could be a very good thing, especially with Wan still on board as a producer. If you’re looking to get scared early on in 2018, Insidious 4 may very well do the trick. Insidious: The Last Key is set for release on January 5.
Paddington 2 (January 12)
It may sound crazy to those who haven’t seen the first Paddington, but Paddington 2 is definitely a movie you should have on your radar, if you don’t already. The first movie flew very under-the-radar but wound up being a truly hidden treasure from 2015. Now, Paddington 2 looks to avoid the sequel curse with a really interesting cast that includes Sally Hawkins, Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson. The sequel finds the beloved bear, once again voiced by Ben Whishaw, on the wrong side of the law and doing his best to clear his name. It also doesn’t hurt that director Paul King is back for this new movie. Don’t believe the hype about a movie centered on a bear in a raincoat? Paddington 2, as of this writing, has a truly impressive 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you haven’t already, now might be a good time to watch the first movie so you can prepare yourself for the sequel, which arrives in theaters on January 12.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (January 26)
At the end of the day, we’re probably not going to put Maze Runner on the pantheon of great trilogies, but these haven’t been bad so far, as young adult adaptations go. Granted, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials was not a step in the right direction, but the third time’s a charm, as they so. That brings us to Maze Runner: The Death Cure. This is going to serve as the conclusion to the Maze Runner saga and looks like an action-packed, emotional affair. The studio had a lot of trouble getting this movie made, as star Dylan O’Brien was injured badly while filming. But he made a full recovery and, based on the action set pieces we’ve seen in the trailers, it looks like he’s doing just fine. Will this serve as a truly kicks off the summer movie season in a big way on May 4.
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