2018 is lining up to be a blockbuster year for movies. There’s an awful lot to look forward to. Here, we take a look ahead at our 10 most eagerly anticipated new movies set to hit screens in Kenyan cinemas this year.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building up to this explosive mega team-up of all their big screen heroes who we’ve loved and rooted for in the past 10 years since the first Iron Man movie. The Avengers, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man, Black Panther and Spider-Man come together to fight one common and all-powerful enemy – Thanos.
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Zoe Saldana
Kenyan Premiere Date: April 27
We journey back into the most amazing and dangerous cinematic theme park ever created. This is the anticipated sequel to 2015’s spectacular Jurassic World which at $1.6 billion, became the fourth highest grossing movie of all time. To get you more excited, Jeff Goldblum will be reprising his iconic role as Dr. Ian Malcolm from the original Jurassic Park.
Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum
Kenyan Premiere Date: June 8
A Marvel Comics superhero, Black Panther (T’Challa), after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to take his rightful place as king. Between starring an African superhero and Lupita Nyong’o, this is the most-anticipated film of 2018 in Kenya.
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
Kenyan Premiere Date: February 16
Set prior to the events of the original 1977 film, this movie will highlight Han Solo and Chewbacca’s adventures before joining the Rebellion, including their early encounters with Lando Calrissian.
Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke
Kenyan Premiere Date: May 25
Wade must battle ninjas, tight-assed metal men, and babysit a group stereotypical side characters as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and creative outlets for his very open-minded sex life.
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Josh Brolin
Kenyan Premiere Date: June 1
The sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible film series brings Ethan Hunt back promising more raucous, action-packed fun.
Stars: Tom Cruise, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Cavill
Kenyan Premiere Date: July 27
Aquaman is a fictional DC Comics superhero brought to life in this film where Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Stars: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman
Kenyan Premiere Date: December 21
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges OASIS users to find his Easter egg, which will give the finder his fortune in an exciting new science fiction adventure directed by Steven Spielberg.
Stars: Olivia Cooke, Hannah John-Kamen, T.J. Miller
Kenyan Premiere Date: March 30
The second installment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ series which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander should bring more amazing adventures in JK Rowlings magical universe.
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp
Kenyan Premiere Date: November 16
Expect more great fun for the kids when Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Catherine Keener
Kenyan Premiere Date: June 15
Note: Movie premiere dates are subject to change. Always check www.kenyabuzz.com to confirm premiere updates.
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