With the “Avengers: Infinity War” reigning at the box office, here are some additional titles to enjoy for the 2018 summer season. All dates are tentative, subject to the studios scrambling to preserve the date and exact moment for their release. Here are my top 10 predictions for the summer season moneymakers.
1. “Avengers: Infinity War” (now playing) -- The earth’s mightiest heroes face off against the evil Thanos (Josh Brolin) who wants to take over Planet Earth and the entire universe.
2. “Incredibles 2” (June 15) -- Save for the phenomenon that is “Avengers: Infinity War,” this is my No. 1 pick for the summer viewing season.
3. “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom” (June 22) -- This one picks up four years after “Jurassic World” and deals with the dinosaurs and their inevitable conclusion. Besides Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum also makes an appearance.
4. “Deadpool 2” (May 18) -- The first entry was a lot of fun so I expect to experience more laughs in this tale that should deliver. With Josh Brolin, T.J. Miller and Morena Ackerman.
5. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (July 6) – This film features two mismatched good guys (Ant-Man, Paul Rudd and The Wasp, Evangeline Lilly) who team up to fight bad guys and uncover secrets from the past.
6. “Mission: Impossible - Fallout” (July 27) -- This one finds Cruise returning to the screen as Ethan Hunt, who has been shunned and disavowed more times than all the marshmallows in a box of Lucky Charms.
7. “The Meg” (Aug. 10) – Director Jon Turteltaub finds Jason Statham fighting a giant shark known as a megaladon on the ocean blue. With Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis and Ruby Rose (“John Wick: Chapter Two”).
8. “Ocean’s 8” (June 8) -- Sandra Bullock is Debbie, George Clooney’s sister in this tale about a robbery at the Met gala in the Big Apple. The all-star cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling and Rihanna.
9. “Life of the Party” (May 11) -- Melissa McCarthy has always attracted an audience, so I expect this one to bring in the masses. She plays a mom returning to college after a long absence.
10. “Skyscraper” (July 13) -- Dwayne Johnson is a U.S. war veteran assigned to guard a mammoth tower in the city.