50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

From a solo Black Panther to a young Han Solo, Spielberg going retro to Barry Jenkins doing James Baldwin – the films we can't wait to see this year

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'Black Panther' (Feb. 16)

Based on how much every morsel of information has been scrutinized, meme-ed, and breathlessly rallied around, the month of February belongs to the solo debut of Marvel's herb-enhanced African superhero. Though T'Challa/Black Panther was formally introduced in Captain America: Civil War, which established him as king of the isolationist country of Wakanda, he stands alone in confronting a threat to his kingdom – and a possible world war. There's an abundance of African-American talent, both next-gen (Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya) and last (Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker). As for director Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan, who plays the movie's villain, the duo continue a Scorsese/De Niro-style collaboration that began with Fruitvale Station and Creed. ST 

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