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List of Anticipated Comics and Books Adaptation to Movies for 2018

  • Most anticipated Book and Comic to Movie Adaptation for 2018

    W.V. Pelyn T. Palarao

    2018 is the best year for all the book and comic lover as a lot of them are line up to have its movie adaptation. This is the list of much-anticipated books and comics to movie adaption of 2018.

    I compiled the upcoming movie which is based on Books or Comics to this list. Please note that some release date may change as well as I just use a placeholder video for those movies that don’t have a trailer yet.

    January 2018
    The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

    The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

    • What it's about: A couple in their eighties—one has Alzheimer's, and one has been diagnosed with cancer—venture out in an old RV they’ve dubbed “The Leisure Seeker” and take one last journey together.
    • Who's starring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland
    • Release date: Jan. 4 (Germany)

    Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton

    Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton

    • What it's about: Based from a true story of a special forces mission into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attack.
    • Who's starring: Chris Hemsworth, with his wife Elsa Pataky, Trevante Rhodes
    • Release date: Jan. 18 (Russia)

    Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

    Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin

    • What it's about: A country singer returns home to the girl he left behind — and finds that he left behind a lot more than he knew.
    • Who's starring: Alex Roe, Jessica Rothe
    • Release date: Jan. 19 (USA)

    The Death Cure by James Dashner

    The Death Cure by James Dashner

    • What it's about: The final installment in James Dashner’s dystopic Maze Runner series sees Thomas attempting to take down the big bad organization WICKED.
    • Who's starring: Dylan O’Brien, Walton Goggins, Nathalie Emmanuel
    • Release date: Jan. 25 (Russia)

    February 2018
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

    The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

    • What it's about: The adorable Peter Rabbit appears in various short children’s stories—most notably The Tale of Peter Rabbit, in which he continually tries to break into the neighboring garden.
    • Who's starring: James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie
    • Release date: Feb. 9 (USA)

    Fifty Shades Freed by EL James

    Fifty Shades Freed by EL James

    • What it's about: The final book in the Fifty Shades saga, Christian and Ana navigate their most dangerous, treacherous relationship yet: marriage.
    • Who's starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Arielle Kebbel
    • Release date: Feb. 9 (USA)

    Black Panther

    Black Panther by Marvel

    • What it's about: Two enemies conspire to bring down the kingdom, T’Challa must team up, as the Black Panther, with CIA agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakanda's special forces to prevent a world war
    • Who's starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
    • Release date: Feb. 16 (USA)

    Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

    Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

    • What it's about: A scientist sets out with a small team to investigate Area X, the mysterious site where her husband vanished.
    • Who's starring: Natalie Portman, Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaac
    • Release date: Feb. 23 (Brazil)
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    Every Day by David Levithan

    Every Day by David Levithan

    • What it's about: Sixteen-year-old Rhiannon has fallen in love — with a spirit that goes by the name "A" and which inhabits a different body every single day.
    • Who's starring: Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Justice Smith
    • Release date: Feb. 23 (USA)

    The War With Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith

    The War With Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith

    • What it's about: A young boy has to give up his room for his grandpa's use, so he devises a series of pranks to drive him out.
    • Who's starring: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken
    • Release date: Feb. 23

    March 2018
    Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

    Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

    • What it's about: A Russian woman named Dominika Egorova, known as “Red Sparrow,” is forced to become a seductive spy, eventually becoming a double agent for the CIA.
    • Who's starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons
    • Release date: Mar. 2 (USA)

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    • What it's about: Fourteen-year-old Meg Murry's father goes missing after working on a government project, setting off Meg's fantastical journey through space and time.
    • Who's starring: Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey
    • Release date: Mar. 9 (USA)

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

    • What it's about: A young man grapples with how to come out as he falls for an anonymous classmate online. (The movie will be called Love, Simon.)
    • Who's starring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel
    • Release date: Mar. 16 (USA)

    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    • What it's about: Teenager Wade Watts gets sucked into a virtual universe in a dystopian future society in 2044.
    • Who's starring: Simon Pegg, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance
    • Release date: Mar. 29 (Brazil)

    April 2018

    The New Mutants

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    • What it's about: Magik, Wolfsbane, and other teenage mutants try to come to grips with their superpowers while staying at a secret facility.
    • Who's starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt
    • Release date: Apr. 13

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

    • What it's about: An historical novel which is set in the aftermath of World War II and follows writer Juliet Ashton as she finds an unlikely inspiration on the island of Guernsey.
    • Who's starring: Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay
    • Release date: Apr. 19

    May 2018
    Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War by Marvel

    • What it's about: Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
    • Who's starring: Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt
    • Release date: May. 14 (USA)
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    Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

    Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

    • What it's about: After her mom, Bernadette, disappears, 15-year-old Bee dives into emails, documents, and secret correspondence to find her.
    • Who's starring: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer
    • Release date: May. 11

    June 2018
    Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2 by Marvel

    • What it's about: Wisecracking mercenary Deadpool battles ninjas, the yakuza and a pack of aggressive canines as he embarks on a new adventure.
    • Who's starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Leslie Uggams
    • Release date: Jun. 1

    July 2018
    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp By Marvel

    • What it's about: Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang tries to balance his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, when Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym present him with a new mission, requiring him to team up with van Dyne as the new Wasp.
    • Who's starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I." Harris
    • Release date: Jul. 6 (USA)

    Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel By Yukito Kishiro

    • What it's about: Alita is a futuristic cyborg who wakes up in a doctor's clinic with no memory of who she is. She must soon use her extraordinary fighting abilities to combat deadly forces while trying to uncover the truth behind her mysterious past.
    • Who's starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
    • Release date: Jul. 20

    Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

    Teen Titans Go! To The Movies By DC

    • What it's about: It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them.
    • Who's starring: Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton, Tara Strong
    • Release date: Jul. 27

    August 2018
    Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

    Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

    • What it's about: New Yorker Rachel Chu visits her boyfriend’s home in Singapore and discovers he’s super rich—and the country’s most eligible bachelor.
    • Who's starring: Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Michelle Yeohr
    • Release date: Aug. 17

    The Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

    The Seconds by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellström

    • What it's about: A convict works undercover for the FBI infiltrating the mob's drug trade in NY.
    • Who's starring: Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Ana de Armas, Joel Kinnaman
    • Release date: Aug. 17

    The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

    The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

    • What it's about: In this ominous haunted house tale, a doctor visits a patient at Hundreds Hall, a place where the way of life is dying — but something wicked also lurks.
    • Who's starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Charlotte Rampling
    • Release date: Aug. 31

    September 2018
    The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

    The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

    • What it's about: In the futuristic YA novel, the government tries to intern and suppress young people with special abilities, including 16-year-old Ruby.
    • Who's starring: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore
    • Release date: Sept. 14

    Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

    Boy Erased by Garrard Conley

    • What it's about: A young gay Baptist is forced to go to a conversion program put on by his church.
    • Who's starring: Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton
    • Release date: Aug. 28
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    October 2018

    Venom by Marvel

    • What it's about: Development on a Venom film, a spin-off from the Spider-Man film franchise, first began with producer Avi Arad in 2007.
    • Who's starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams
    • Release date: Oct. 5 (USA)

    First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

    First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

    • What it's about: First Man is a nonfiction account about astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
    • Who's starring: Claire Foy, Ryan Gosling, Jon Bernthal
    • Release date: Oct. 12

    The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

    The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

    • What it's about: The fourth novel in the Millennium series continues the relationship and investigations of hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist, who became popular in Stieg Larsson’s original trilogy.
    • Who's starring: Claire Foy, Claes Bang, Cameron Britton
    • Release date: Oct. 19

    November 2018
    X-Men: Dark Phoenix

    X-Men: Dark Phoenix by Marvel

    • What it's about: Set in the 1990s, a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, the film adapts "The Dark Phoenix Saga" comic storyline.
    • Who's starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan
    • Release date: Nov. 2 (USA)

    December 2018
    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse by Marvel

    • What it's about: In the "classic Spider-Man mold", Miles Morales must juggle his high school life with his status as a superhero ever since the death of Peter Parker, who was the first Spider-Man.
    • Who's starring: Shameik Moore, Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali
    • Release date: Dec. 14

    Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

    Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

    • What it's about: In a post-apocalyptic world, London has now become a giant machine that has to eat other cities to survive.
    • Who's starring: Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Robert Sheehan
    • Release date: Dec. 14


    Aquaman by DC

    • What it's about: Following the events of Justice League, Arthur Curry / Aquaman, the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, is caught between surface dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface.
    • Who's starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson
    • Release date: Dec. 21

    TBA - To Be Announce
    The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History by Stephan Talty

    The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History by Stephan Talty

    • What it's about: This nonfiction tome investigates the origins of the Mob, originally known as the Black Hand, and how they were uncovered by detective Joseph Petrosino.
    • Who's starring: Leonardo DiCaprio
    • Release date: TBA

    Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

    Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

    • What it's about: Roxane, an American soprano, travels to South America to perform a private concert, which is then crashed by guerrilla forces.
    • Who's starring: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabi, Demián Bichir
    • Release date: TBA

    Plan your date or movie hangout with friends prior to the release date. Any movie you plan to watch from the list or did I miss any? Your thought is much appreciated at the comment section.

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