We're rapidly heading towards the holiday season - yipes. That means the blockbuster hits are once again coming thick and fast. And then, of course, there's 2018, which is already looking like a cinematic cracker.

There are returns for some much-loved comic book characters, some long-awaited sequels and a few movie debuts. Oh, and then there's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, of course.

So here's our pick of the big screen delights now on your screens or coming to cinemas near you, all listed in release date order. We'll also update this round-up as new trailers emerge.

  • UK release date: 29 September 2017
  • Director: Matthew Vaughn
  • Stars: Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth

The sequel to one of the best comic book movie adaptations of recent times reunites Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Harry (Colin Firth) in an even more bombastic take on the James Bond spy genre. Superb stuff.

  • UK release date: 29 September 2017
  • Director: Niels Arden Oplev
  • Stars: Ellen Page, Kiefer Sutherland, James Norton

It's been 27 years since the Kiefer Sutherland-starring Flatliners was released so we've had to wait more than a quarter of a century for a sequel. Sutherland reprises his role as Nelson Wright, while this time he is joined by Ellen Page among others in this second exploration of the dark world that exists between life and death.

  • UK release date: 6 October 2017
  • Director: Denis Villeneuve
  • Stars: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto

Blade Runner returns after many years with Ryan Gosling taking on the role of an investigator out to find Harrison Ford's Deckard 30 years after the events of the first film. After directing Sicario and the superb Arrival, Villeneuve's style is perfectly matched to the original. And by all accounts, this is the film of the year.

  • UK release date: 13 October 2017
  • Director: Tomas Alfredson
  • Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Val Kilmer

Forget the stupid name that throws up images of a boy in pyjamas being flown through the air by a friendly, frosty fellow, this is a dark, twisted thriller adapted from the book by Jo Nesbø. It does bear some similarities though; people are being abducted by a "Snowman", only not to go for a nice dance in the woods. Probably.

UK release date: 20 October 2017
Director: Dean Devlin
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek

When satellites designed to protect the Earth from climate change start to cause global catastrophes instead, it's up to Gerard Butler and a select team to stop the threat. Sound familiar? Arma-geddon outta here!

  • UK release date: 27 October 2017
  • Director: Taika Waititi
  • Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston

As we race headlong towards the Infinity War and the mother of all star-studded crossovers, Thor finds himself stranded on a distant planet and up against former fellow Avenger The Hulk. Yes, Planet Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at last!

  • UK release date: 17 November 2017
  • Director: Zack Snyder
  • Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill

Please don't be rubbish. Please don't be rubbish. Please don't be...

  • US release date: 22 November 2017
  • Director: Eli Roth
  • Stars: Bruce Willis, Elisabeth Shue, Dean Norris

The remake of Michael Winner's hugely violent 70s revenge thriller stars Bruce Willis in the role made famous by Charles Bronson. But if you're thinking it might be watered down, remember that new director Eli Roth was also behind the camera on Hostel and Cabin Fever. It could even end up more gruesome this time around.

  • UK release date: 15 December 2017
  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill

After the brief prequel excursion of Rogue One we get the next chapter in the latest trilogy. And we cannot wait.

Even more so now the full trailer is available and we can see what is in store for Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and, of course, Monsieur Skywalker. Our theory is that Ren turns to the lightside towards the end of this episode and the trailer does nothing to change our minds.

  • UK release date: 20 December 2017
  • Director: Jake Kasdan
  • Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black

A sequel/remake of the Robin Williams classic, this is also the second movie starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson called Welcome to the Jungle - 2003's The Rundown went under that name too in the Europe and the UK. It's unrelated though and takes the Jumanji theme to videogames as hapless students on detention get sucked into a wild adventure.

  • UK release date: 22 December 2017
  • Director: David Ayer
  • Stars: Will Smith

A bit different to the other movies here in that it isn't getting a cinematic release, Bright is a fantasy adventure that is coming to Netflix exclusively. The streaming company paid a whole stack of cash for it, but from the trailer it could be a gamble that will pay off. A cop buddy movie with Will Smith and a troll? Yes please.

  • UK release date: 16 February 2018
  • Director: Ryan Coogler
  • Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Andy Serkis

After his debut in Captain America: Civil War, the prince of Wakanda gets his own chapter in the ongoing Marvel movie universe. Black Panther should be an ass-kicking, fun adventure with a slightly different, grittier tone to the other Marvel films.

  • UK release date: 23 February 2018
  • Director: Steven S DeKnight
  • Stars: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing

A follow-up to Guillermo Del Toro's original movie about giant, manned, battling robots looks at what they become after the threat of the monstrous Kaiju has passed. Expect more giant, manned robot battles.

  • UK release date: 2 March 2018
  • Director: Francis Lawrence
  • Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons

Jennifer Lawrence teams again with the director of the last few Hunger Games movies, Francis Lawrence (no relation) for a dark thriller that's as far removed to the teen friendly films they worked on last. She plays a "sparrow", a Russian assassin trained to use anything within her means to get to targets.

  • UK release date: 16 March 2018
  • Director: Roar Uthaug
  • Stars: Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu

Ex Machina's Alicia Vikander takes on the role of Lara Croft for a movie reboot of the Tomb Raider series. It also seems to follow closely the plot of Rise of the Tomb Raider - itself a reboot of the games franchise. Let's hope it's as good.

The trailer has already caused a storm on social media, mainly amongst misogynistic idiots who think a lead female character should be defined by her body shape. Cinemas will be better off without their presence.

  • UK release date: 23 March 2018
  • Director: Ava DuVernay
  • Stars: Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon

Based on the best-selling sci-fi novel by Madeleine L'Engle, this is the second Disney adaptation - the first was a TV movie shown released in 2003. It stars Chris Pine as a scientist who discovers how to travel through space and time, and Storm Reid as his daughter who must face numerous perils in order to find him.

  • UK release date: 30 March 2018
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Stars: Tye Sheridan, Simon Pegg, Hannah John-Kamen

Spielberg returns to sci-fi at last, after a 13-year hiatus, with his adaptation of Ernest Cline's bestselling novel. His vision of the VR worlds of Oasis and tight direction should make for a spectacular movie. We cannot wait.

  • UK release date: 30 March 2018
  • Director: Wes Anderson
  • Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Cranston, Bill Murray

Not based in London's east end, this Isle of Dogs is an animated movie by The Grand Budapest Hotel and Fantastic Mr. Fox director Wes Anderson. It follows a boy's quest to find his dog, who has been quarantined with all the other canines on am island off the coast of Japan. Expect oddness, hilarity and heartfelt moments in equal measure.

  • UK release date: 1 June 2018
  • Director: David Leitch
  • Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Okay, the above isn't technically a trailer - that sequence won't be in the final movie - but it's so funny we couldn't not include it. Roll on Deadpool 2. Oh yes!

  • UK release date: 29 June 2018
  • Director: Peyton Reed
  • Stars: Paul Rudd, Evangaline Lilly, Michael Douglas

Not a trailer as such but an exciting announcement nonetheless. And we love the tiny studio chairs.