These Sequels & Trilogies Are Being Released in 2018

by Shanee Edwards
Jan 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET

There are a heck of a lot of sequels and threequels (the third installment in a series of movies) coming in 2018. But while the second or third films are usually disappointing, we have reason to be optimistic, and here's why.

Disney is bringing back one of its most beloved characters, Mary Poppins, who’ll be played by Emily Blunt. For an extra treat, Lin-Manuel Miranda is also joining the cast.

Another film we can’t wait to see is Ocean’s 8, the fourth film in the Ocean’s franchise. This time, the women are running the heist. With Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson and Cate Blanchett starring, this may be one of the best films of the year.

After seven years, Lisbeth Salander returns to the big screen — only she won’t be played by Rooney Mara, who reportedly wasn’t asked back by the new film’s director, Fede Alvarez, best known for Don’t Breathe. The new Lisbeth in The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be The Crown’s Claire Foy.

Scroll or click through our slideshow to see the sequels we're most looking forward to this year.

1 /14: 'Fifty Shades Freed': Feb. 9

1/14 :'Fifty Shades Freed': Feb. 9

Seems there's wedding bells for our favorite BSDM couple.

2 /14: 'Cloverfield 2': April 20

2/14 :'Cloverfield 2': April 20

The crew of a space station must fight for their lives when an experiment goes awry.

3 /14: 'Super Troopers 2': April 20

3/14 :'Super Troopers 2': April 20

The Super Troopers manage a dispute on the U.S.-Canadian border.

4 /14: 'Ocean's 8': June 8

4/14 :'Ocean's 8': June 8

This time, the ladies get in on the art of the steal.

5 /14: 'Incredibles 2': June 15

5/14 :'Incredibles 2': June 15

Mr. Incredible stays home with Jack-Jack while Elastigirl crusades for peace.

6 /14: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom': June 22

6/14 :'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom': June 22

A volcano threatens the island's last remaining dinosaurs.

7 /14: 'Sicario 2 Soldado': June 29

7/14 :'Sicario 2 Soldado': June 29

The drug war ramps up at the US-Mexico border.

8 /14: 'Ant-Man & the Wasp': July 6

8/14 :'Ant-Man & the Wasp': July 6

Ant-Man fights alongside the Wasp to uncover dangerous secrets.

9 /14: 'Hotel Transylvania 3': July 13

9/14 :'Hotel Transylvania 3': July 13

Dracula takes a vacation on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship.

10 /14: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again': July 20

10/14 :'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again': July 20

Now pregnant, Sophie uncovers some secrets about her mother.

11 /14: 'The Girl in the Spider's Web': Oct. 19

11/14 :'The Girl in the Spider's Web': Oct. 19

Lisbeth Salander gets a new actress: Claire Foy from The Crown.

12 /14: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald': Nov. 16

12/14 :'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald': Nov. 16

Newt Scamander is back for more intrigue and adventure.

13 /14: 'Wreck It Ralph Breaks the Internet': Nov. 21

13/14 :'Wreck It Ralph Breaks the Internet': Nov. 21

Ralph moves out of the '80s and into the age of the internet.

14 /14: 'Mary Poppins Returns': Dec. 25

14/14 :'Mary Poppins Returns': Dec. 25

The Banks children are grown but can still use some Mary Poppins magic.