NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Get ready for another blockbuster-filled season full of superheroes, spaceships, cunning cons and one welcome revisit with everyone’s favorite neighbor.
Christian Blauvelt, deputy culture editor for BBC.com, shared a preview of 2018’s biggest summer movies with CBS2’s Cindy Hsu.READ MORE: Studios Reach Deal With Film And TV Crews To Avoid Looming Strike
“Avengers: Infinity War” (April 27): The “most anticipated blockbuster of the summer,” this third “Avengers” film is essentially a sequel to every Marvel Cinematic Universe film that came before it. Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, the Guardians of the Galaxy and especially the global favorite Black Panther are among the characters audiences will see do battle with a big bad guy comes to destroy half the universe. Anticipation for this one was so strong, Blauvelt notes the studio moved its release date up a week.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” (May 25): What was Han Solo’s life like before we meet him in the Mos Eisley cantina seen in the first Star Wars film 41 years ago? How does the human-wookiee bromance between Solo and Chewbacca begin, and how to they meet scoundrel Lando Calrissian? “I’m so excited for this one,” said Blauvelt.READ MORE: NYPD: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park
“Ocean’s 8” (June 8): A spin-off from the “Ocean’s” franchise, here Sandra Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, sister to George Clooney’s character, leading an all-woman crew of thieves out to steal a wealthy socialite’s $150 million jewelry during the Met Gala.
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” (June 8):: “I challenge anyone to watch this trailer for the documentary about Mister Rogers coming out June 8 and not shed a few tears,” says Blauvelt. “This is an oasis of calm and peace in a world that feels so chaotic.” The film follows Fred Rogers inception of the show, how he created his characters for children and his humble rise to fame.MORE NEWS: 16-Year-Old Isaiah Levine Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
“The Incredibles 2” (June 15): A sequel to Pixar’s 2004 animated first about out-of-fashion superheroes, this time a public relations expert tries to bring the costumed crowd back into the public spotlight. While Holly Hunter’s Elastigirl bounds back into crime-fighting fame, Craig T. Nelson’s Mr. Incredible settles in to his new role as a stay-at-home dad.