The most anticipated upcoming movies of 2018 and beyond

Gambit

An image of Channing Tatum and Gambit

Release date: March 13, 2020

As predicated the troublesome Gambit movie has been pushed back yet again to 2020. Will this X-Men movie ever get made? At this point... who knows. It's moved around so much and lost so many directors (including Rupert Wyatt, Doug Liman, and Gore Verbinski) that it really is redefining what it means for a movie to live in development hell. The latest we’ve heard about the Channing Tatum starring movie is that it'll have a "romantic or sex comedy vibe," according to producer Simon Kinberg. Err... whaaaaaa? "You know, when I say romantic comedy, I use that term loosely, in the same term that I use the term western for Logan loosely," Kinberg tells IGN. "It’s not like they’re gunslingers at high noon in Logan. It’s just a vibe. And I would say the vibe of Gambit has a romantic or sex comedy vibe to it. While it is also still very much a superhero movie with villains and heroes, as all these movies are." But without a director and a pushed back release date, don't expect to clap eyes on the sexy Gambit movie any time soon.

Wonder Woman 2

An image from upcoming movie Wonder Woman 1984

Release date: June 5, 2020

Thanks to the success of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. wasted no time in confirming a sequel in the form of Wonder Woman 1984, and locking in original director Patty Jenkins to helm it. Of all the upcoming movies on the horizon, this is probably one of the most anticipated and reports suggest that it will feature Diana taking on another historical foe. Don’t expect a WW2 sequel though, as Jenkins recently confirmed that Wonder Woman 2 will actually be set during the ‘80s and will reportedly see the superhero battle Soviet forces in the dying days of the Cold War. Obviously, Gal Gadot will be back as the kick-ass heroine, she’ll be joined by a familiar face in the form of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor. If you’re wondering how that’s possible given the Wonder Woman ending, you’re not the only one, but it wouldn’t be the first time the superhero genre has brought a character back from the dead and plonked them down in a more modern-setting (*cough* Bucky *cough*). In other news, Kristen Wiig will play villain Cheetah and despite having only just starting filming, some exclusive Hall H footage was shown at San Diego Comic Con 2018, which featured Diana taking on a couple of bad guys in an '80s shopping mall. 

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