Get ready for a year at the movies and the 2018 Disney Movie Schedule – a chronological list of film releases for the year from Walt Disney Studios, Marvel & Lucasfilm. May contain commissioned links.
2018 Disney Movie Schedule
It’s the most wonderful time of the movie year. As a movie lover, it’s been such a thrilling thing to walk red carpets, interview celebrities and experience unforgettable moments surrounding some of my favorite films. And each year, it gets better and better. Disney never disappoints when it comes to the Walt Disney Motion Pictures line up.
This 2018 Disney Movie Schedule is filled with some of the best long-awaited sequels, new films and unexpected releases. So in chronological order, here are the 10 must-see 2018 Disney movies to put in your calendar – because new year goals. Check out the movie details, information, cast, release dates and more all in one convenient list. And if you’re curious, scroll down to check out my top 3 movies I have on my list this year.
2018 Disney Movie Schedule – 10 must-see movies for the year
As of right now, 10 movies are expected to be released during 2018. In case you need to catch up, grab the movies/books to get excited for the newest releases!
Here’s the chronological list of films in the 2018 Disney Movie Schedule in release order:
Black Panther | February 16, 2018
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” 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.
“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018. #BlackPanther
Wrinkle in Time | March 9, 2018
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Directed by Oscar® nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award® nominee Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit, Emmy® nominee Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Mrs. Murry, Michael Peňa as Red and introducing Storm Reid as Meg Murry, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis as The Happy Medium and Emmy nominee Chris Pine as Mr. Murry.
“A Wrinkle in Time” travels into theatres on March 9, 2018. #WrinkleInTime
Avengers: Infinity War | May 4, 2018
An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.
“Avengers: Infinity War” crashes in theaters on May 4, 2018. #Infinity War
Solo: A Star Wars Story | May 25, 2018
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” smuggles into theatres on May 25, 2018.
Incredibles 2 | June 18, 2018
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
“Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018. #Incredibles2
Ant-Man and the Wasp | July 6, 2018
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walter Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Lawrence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” shrinks into theatres on July 6, 2018. #AntManandtheWasp
Disney’s Christopher Robin | August 3, 2018
In the heartwarming live action adventure “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and loveable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it’s up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.
“Disney’s Christopher Robin” skips into theatres on August 3, 2018.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms | November 2, 2018
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.
“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” leaps into. theatres on November 2, 2018. #DisneysNutcracker
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 | November 21, 2018
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet—which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-Ralph 2” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.
Mary Poppins Returns | December 25, 2018
In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new sequel with a fresh sensibility that celebrates the spirit of the original, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.
“Mary Poppins Returns” pops into theaters on December 25, 2018. #MaryPoppinsReturns
A Look Ahead at 2019 Disney Movies Coming Out
Didn’t want to leave you hanging. While we certainly know a new Star Wars movie is expected for 2019 (and hopefully a live-action Mulan), here’s the official look ahead at the 2019 Disney Movies coming out – as released by Walt Disney Motion Pictures.
- Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019
- Dumbo – March 29, 2019
- “Untitled” DisneyToons Studios Film – April 12, 2019
- Toy Story 4 – June 21, 2019
So what are my 3 must-see 2018 Disney movies of the year? Wreck-It Ralph 2, Incredibles 2, and Avengers: Infinity War. Honorable Mention goes to Ant-Man and the Wasp. Though I’ll admit, I’ll watch just about any movie on the 2018 Disney Movie Schedule list. It’s pretty amazing. As a Disney fanatic, this list makes me happy. Movies are an art form, a language and a passion that spans every generation, ethnicity and age. I’m glad that Disney is taking the lead.