Upcoming Fantasy Movies in 2018

Upcoming Fantasy Movies in 2018Fantasy is probably the favorite genre of youngsters and adults alike. 2018 will be filled with imaginative stories about the impossible or improbable. Let’s see which fantasy movies we will see in 2018:

Early Man

Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. The release date is 26 January 2018.

Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden is brought to the big screen. The release date is February 9, 2018.

Monster Hunt 2

Sequel t Monster Hunt (2015), a continuation of a story where the Human race existed alongside the Monster race. The release date is February 16, 2018.

Full Metal Alchemist

Two alchemist brothers go on a quest for the Philosopher’s Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes horribly wrong. This is the live action version of the Manga and Anime properties. Released in December 2017 in Japan but for the rest of the world, the release date on Netflix is February 19, 2018.

Wrinkle in Time

This Science Fantasy film is based on the 1962 novel of the same name written by Madeleine L’Engle. Meg Murry will work with her highly intelligent younger brother, her classmate and three astral travelers to save her father, an astrophysicist that is held captive by an evil being. The release date is March 9, 2018.


Isle of Dogs

Set in a dystopian future Japan in which dogs have been quarantined on the remote eponymous island due to a “canine flu”. A boy named Atari Kobayashi ventures to the island to search for his dog Spots. The release date is March 23, 2018.

Sherlock Gnomes

A 3D computer-animated fantasy romantic comedy mystery film, sequel to Gnomeo & Juliet (2011). Garden gnomes recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. The release date is March 23, 2018.

Incredibles 2

The film is a sequel to the 2004 film The Incredibles. The Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Helen Parr , also known as Elastigirl, is out fighting crime. Meanwhile, Helen’s husband Bob Parr (, also known as Mr. Incredible, remains at home watching the kids. The release date is June 15, 2018.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Sequel to Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) and the third installment in the Hotel Transylvania franchise, the film tells another funny story about Dracula and his family. The release date is July 13, 2018.


This is a  3D computer-animated comedy film about a Yeti (played by Channing Tatum) is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist. The release date is September 23, 2018.


A human child raised by wolves, must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins. Based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling about a boy who grew up in the wild. The release date is October 19, 2018.

The Nutcracker and the 4 realms

A live-action adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. About a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll among the family’s gifts and is charged by her parents to take special care of it. The release date is November 2, 2018.


Life action adaptation of Mulan (1998) based on the Chinese legend of  Hua Mulan. A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney’s ‘Mulan’. The release date is November 2, 2018.

The Grinch

This 3Dcomputer-animated Christmas comedy film is based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss story How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. The Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) hatches a scheme to ruin Christmas when the residents of Whoville plan their annual holiday celebration. A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville. The release date is November 9, 2018.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

The film is the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016).The franchise is set in the Harry Potter Universe.  At the end of the first film, Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA, with the help of Newt Scamander. But Grindelwald managed to escape. The release date is November 16, 2018.

Wreck it Ralph 2

Sequel to 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope embark on an adventure inside the internet to find a spare part to fix an arcade game. Along the way, they encounter new customs, worlds, and characters, such as the trendy algorithm Yesss and the Disney Princesses. The release date is November 21, 2018.


Following the events of Justice League (2017), Arthur Curry, the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world. It is the third live-action theatrical film featuring the titular character, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017) and it is intended to be the sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The release date is December 21, 2018.

Mary Poppins Returns

It is the sequel to the 1964 film Mary Poppins. Set 25 years after the 1964 film, it will feature Mary Poppins, the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks, re-visiting them after a family tragedy. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. The release date is December 25, 2018.

There is a lot coming to the cinema in 2018 for all tastes in Fantasy. Which of these are you most excited to see? Which film do you find most interesting to check out? Feel free to leave your comments. I would love to hear from you.

Source: IMDb


8 thoughts on “Upcoming Fantasy Movies in 2018

  1. Hi, While dinnering with my wife tonight, she said that we haven’t seen Fantasy movie for a while now. I did a search and found your site. Now we could have the Fantasy movie for the entire 2018. My wife and I watched the ads for Early Man. It is a fantastic movie and we booked the tickets for the release date: 26 January 2018. Thank you so much!

  2. Ooo, this is a good way for me to get excited about seeing more films this year. I’m looking forward to Wrinkle in Time and Isle of Dogs – both look up my alley. Kinda makes me think of that all-cat island in Japan, which is a real place, and I’d love to make it out there someday even just as a tourist 🙂

    1. Hi Penelope,

      Interesting choices! Yesss…I am happy you are excited to see more films this year.
      Really? An all-cat island in Japan? That’s new for me. I hope you make it there someday:)

  3. I didn’t know most of these titles were coming out already, on this year!
    I might be past my twenties…but im looking forward to the Incredibles 2…they really took their time to bring the second title.
    Plus i have some cineplex cards I haven’t used because there was no movies for me and my son to enjoy, but this is the year XD!
    Tank you for informing me ! I really needed this list.

  4. So far I enjoyed the Incredibles 2 a lot but I have to say as a fan of the anime Full Metal Alchemist just blew my mind. The attention to detail in this live-action movies shows that properties such as this should be left to the experts who know how to transition an anime story into live action. And spare us from blunders like the Dragon Ball and Avatar the Last Airbender attempts from Hollywood. After Full Metal Alchemist they are promoting another live-action movie “Bleach” Have you seen the trailer? It looks amazing!

    1. Hi Jane,

      Yes, I did and it looks great. yes, I saw Full Metal Alchemist too and I agree with you it was very well done.
      I had the feeling I was watching the anime, it was so exciting 🙂

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