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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'The Irishman' (Fall 2018)
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'The Irishman' (Fall 2018)

Now 75, Martin Scorsese has devoted the past several years to moving forward on long-gestating projects – and now he's back with a film that's taken about 10 years to get off the ground. Based on the life of Frank Sheeran, a mob hitman who may have been involved in Jimmy Hoffa's death, The Irishman has a dream cast filled with plenty of Scorsese regulars: Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro as Sheeran. But, remarkably, the movie also features the first pairing of Scorsese with Al Pacino, leading to hopes that the legendary actor will find the comeback role he's been missing for years. Netflix is bankrolling The Irishman, which would be the streaming service's most prestigious project to date – so fingers crossed the movie will be ready in time for an awards run late this year. TG

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