15 2018 Comic Book Movies

2018 Comic Book Movies

The year 2018 was proven to be an exciting one for comic book movie lovers. The movies’ production value and box office earnings were at an all-time high, and our favorite comic characters were among some of those cast in some live-action films.

Furthermore, due to the successes of these 2018 releases and others from previous years, more comic book movies and their sequels are being churned out.

Here is a list of some 2018 comic book movies that are incredibly action-packed, featuring some spandex and capes that will still blow your mind despite the gap in years.

1. Venom

  • Cast: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze, Reid Scott, Jenny Slate
  • Runtime: 112 minutes.

Venom is yet another venture into the Marvel universe by Sony. It is one of the 2018 comic book movies that was a sensation at the time of its release.

In the story, Eddie Brock targets Carlton Drake, the creator of the Life Foundation, to bring him down. During his investigations, Eddie’s body fuses with Venom, an alien, giving him incredible strength and power.

Though Eddie finds Venom’s new and frightening capabilities to be incredibly alluring, Venom, on the other hand, tries to gain control of his host.

2. Black Panther

  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira
  • Runtime: 134 minutes

One of the most critically acclaimed 2018 comic book movies, Black Panther, is based on the same-named Marvel Comics character. The movie highlights some of the issues faced in black society and the perks of royalty.

After his father’s passing, T’Challa travels to Wakanda, an African country, to assume the throne that is rightfully his.

Just out of nowhere, an opp emerges, and he is put to the test when he becomes embroiled in a struggle to keep his throne and identity, a  feat that threatens both Wakanda and the entire world’s fate.

To overcome his enemies and guarantee the security of his people, the young king must gather his army and unleash the full force of the Black Panther.

3. Aquaman

  • Cast:  Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temeura Morrison, Ludi Lin, Michael Beach, Randall Park
  • Runtime: 143 minutes

Aquaman was the only real-time film produced by DC and Warner Bros among 2018 comic book movies.

Although it wasn’t exactly a jaw-dropping piece according to critics, due to its fair share of setbacks, it was seen nonetheless as a positive move for DC and a visually appealing film too.

From the plot, the city of Atlantis, once the center of the most developed civilization on Earth, is now a kingdom under the sea ruled by the egotistical King Orm.

Orm intends to take control of the last aquatic inhabitants and, ultimately, the terrestrial world with the help of his massive army. Aquaman must recover the ancient Trident of Atlan and stop Orm with the aid of royal advisor Vulko.

4. Ant-Man and the Wasp

  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian.
  • Runtime: 118 minutes

By the time this film hit the screens, it was probably on its way to being the most implausible superhero film ever made.

It demonstrates that almost any of Marvel Studios’ comic book heroes will appear on-screen. Faced with the decision of being a superhero and a Father, Scott Lang must pick a side.

He must put on the Ant-Man costume once more and battle alongside the Wasp after being contacted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym.

The mission leads to an epic struggle against a potent new enemy, which they must defeat.

5. Avengers: Infinity War

  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland.
  • Runtime: 149 minutes

Infinity Wars was soning all the other 2018 comic book movies by the time it was released, in typical avengers fashion.

In the struggle against their most significant enemy, Avengers: Infinity War deftly balances a bewildering mixture of MCU heroes. The result is an exciting, emotionally riveting movie that sustains excellent interest. 

Thanos was on a quest to gather each of the six Infinity Stones to use them to control and change reality. To defeat their most formidable foe and stop his ambitions, the Avengers must band together.

Due to this epic clash, the future of humankind and civilization itself has never been more at stake.

6. Incredibles 2

  • Cast: Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson
  • Runtime: 118 minutes

Incredibles II was one of the most eagerly awaited films of the year. Despite primarily feeling like a rehash of the previous movie because it only had Elastigirl in the vital role, the year’s sequel was still one of the top 2018 comic book movies in its sense.

Winston Deavor, a telecommunications expert, recruits Elastigirl to battle crime and change the image of superheroes in the public’s eye.

Faced with his wife, Elastigirl’s absence, Mr. Incredible is now faced with one of his most formidable difficulties, remaining at home and caring for three high-spirited kids.

As time goes on, he must, however, fight a cyberterrorist by the name of Screenslaver and put an end to his nefarious plot to hypnotize the world using computer screens.

7. Deadpool 2

  • Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hilde
  • Runtime: 119 minutes

This is one of the action-filled 2018 comic book movies that took survival and rebirth to a new level. We got more of the elements that made the first installment of this scummy film franchise ever successful.

From the storyline, a furious young mutant who lives in an orphanage is introduced to Deadpool for guidance.

The climax is ushered in when Cable, a genetically enhanced future soldier, targets Russell, forcing Deadpool to seek help rescuing the boy.

8. New Mutants

  • Cast: Blu Hunt, Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Alice Braga
  • Runtime: 94 minutes

Teenage mutants are known as The New Mutants, which originated as an offshoot of the Marvel X-Men books.

This comic book movie focuses on the genre’s otherworldly, mystical components. The Demon Bear Saga from the New Mutants comics served as the source material for the movie’s plot.

In the story, while being detained against their will in a hidden facility, five teenage mutants who are just coming to terms with their powers struggle to get out and free themselves.

9. X-Men: Dark Phoenix

  • Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Jessica Chastain
  • Runtime: 114 minutes

This sequel to X-Men: Apocalypse was anticipated to firmly establish the franchise in the Dark Phoenix household in a way numerous people had imagined.

This was a fascinating look compared to the 2018 comic book movies that were released during the time.

The narrative follows Jean as she gradually spirals out of control when some force beyond her causes her to remember painful events from her young age.

She becomes emotionally and physically unstable due to this exposure, posing a threat to the people she cares about.

10. I Kill Giants

  • Cast: Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Madison Wolfe, Rory Jackson, Jennifer Ehle, Noel Clarke
  • Runtime: 106 minutes

This captivating movie’s title gives away some of its massive intrigues. Every aspect of this film is spell-binding, and the creatures serve as a metaphor for a young girl’s coming-of-age as she struggles with the harsh truths of life.

Staying with her brother and helpful older sister, Karen, Barbara Thorson is a young, autonomous teen who practically lives in her head.

Harry Coveleski is a former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, while Barbara’s passion for Dungeons & Dragons inspired her fantastically imaginary world.

11. The Death Of Stalin

  • Cast: Steve Buscemi, Andrea Riseborough, Simon Russell Beale, Rupert Friend
  • Runtime: 107 minutes

The Death of Stalin is a spectacular work that applies a scathing political comedy to a historical period that linked current situations uncomfortably. It was one of the much anticipated 2018 comic book movies released that year.

The story follows the passing away of a  dictator, Joseph Stalin, in 1953. His death is met with his corrupt allies engaging in a fierce power battle to succeed him as Soviet leader.

The question of who is in charge of the government remains a central mystery as they stumble and fight each other for power.

12. Teen Titans Go!

  • Cast: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Will Arnett, Kristen Bell, Michael Bolton, Greg Davies, Nicolas Cage
  • Runtime: 9-11 minutes

This film is an American animated television program derived from the Teen Titans, a DC Comics superhero group. It is an animated show that explores the escapades of some young Titans.

Some may wonder what a superhero’s everyday life entails. When these particular heroes are not trying to save the world, they live together as teens in Jump City, free from adults who would interfere with their lives.

Teen Titans, Go! Emphasizes the relationships between the heroes more than their original, focusing more on the heroes’ conflicts with wicked villains.

13. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

  • Cast: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Lily Tomlin, Luna Lauren Vélez.
  • Runtime: 117 minutes

Our favorite web-slinging sensation was one of our favorite films among the 2018 comic book movies released, and also for other fans of Spider-Man.

It was the best we could get of Morales as Spider-Man in animated form, even though many people had been clamoring for a live-action film featuring him in the role.

In the story, Miles Morales, a teenager from Brooklyn, is stung by a radioactive spider in the subway and instantly has enigmatic abilities that cause him to become Spider-Man.

He learns quickly after encountering Peter Parker that many other people possess the same unique abilities in different time zones.

Miles will now need to use his newly acquired powers to fight the Kingpin, who accesses other realms, stopping him from putting the universe in more chaos.

14. Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

  • Cast: Matthew Lillard, Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Kate Micucci, Diedrich Bader
  • Runtime: 75 minutes

Despite not being the most talked-about among the 2018 comic book movies, this film was an exciting release for fans of both the Batman & Scooby franchises.

Warner Bros. combined and produced DC’s Batman and the Mystery Inc. crew animated feature picture.

Here, Batman joins forces with the Scooby-Doo team to stop criminals from both of their universes. The movie is a mash-up of the Scooby-Doo and Batman series to give fans a combined taste of both bites.

15. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

  • Cast: Bruce Greenwood, Jennifer Carpenter, Anthony Head, Scott Patterson, Bruce Greenwood, Jennifer Carpenter, Anthony Head, Scott Patterson
  • Runtime: 78 minutes

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight is an adaptation of the same-named 1989 storyline, a favorite among its fans. It is a Victorian-era depiction of Batman, which makes it much more exciting.

In the plot, a mechanical Batman is hunting for Jack the Ripper in 19th-century Gotham City. Will he catch this elusive villain?

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