We're only a short while into the new year but it's already shaping up to be an excellent 12 months for movie fans.

Not only will 2018 herald the return for some much-loved comic book characters, including the biggest ensemble A-list cast every gathered for Avengers: Infinity War, we also finally get a sequel to Pixar's Incredibles. That's, simply, incredible.

Here then is our pick of the big screen delights coming to cinemas near you, all listed in release date order.

We'll update this round-up as new trailers emerge throughout the year.

  • UK release date: 26 January 2018
  • Director: Wes Ball
  • Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster

The last in the Maze Runner series sets hero Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) on a path to find a cure for the deadly disease "Flare". The only problem is that it is to be found in the deadliest maze of them all, the labyrinthian last city.

  • 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: 27 April 2018
  • Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Stars: Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Pratt, Chris Evans

By far and away the most ambitious super hero movie ever attempted, Avengers: Infinity War brings together the entire Marvel cinematic universe for an epic adventure. The Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange and many more combine to take on the mighty Thanos. It could be chaotic, it could be magnificent. It's certainly unmissable.

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

Okay, the above isn't technically a trailer for the movie - only very short clips of the actual film are included - but it's so funny we couldn't not include it. It's also NSFW and definitely not for kids. Roll on Deadpool 2. Oh yes!

  • UK release date: 8 June 2018
  • Director: J.A. Bayona
  • Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum

The Jurassic World team return for another outing, this time to save the Dinosaurs of the abandoned theme park from doom. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are joined by Jeff Goldblum this time around, who reprises his role as Doctor Malcolm - hurrah!

  • UK release date: 22 June 2018
  • Director: Gary Ross
  • Stars: Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett

Danny Ocean's sister, Debbie (Sandra Bullock) assembles her own crew to take on a major heist - with an all-female line-up this time. Expect twists, turns and a lot of really cool cinematography.

  • 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.

  • UK release date: 13 July 2018
  • Director: Brad Bird
  • Stars: Craig T Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L Jackson

The Parr family finally don their spandex again with Jack-Jack's powers becoming the focus of a sequel we've been requesting for years. It's been 13 years since the first animated feature was released, can director Brad Bird rediscover the magic? We certainly hope so.

  • UK release date: 20 July 2018
  • Director: Robert Rodriguez
  • Stars: Rosa Salazar, Cristoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

The hugely popular Japanese manga series is brought to life by movie heavyweights James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez. Fighting machine Alita has no idea where she came from but knows what she was designed to do: kill.

  • UK release date: 3 August 2018
  • Directors:  Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail
  • Stars: Scott Menville, Kristen Bell, Will Arnett

If you've ever seen the madcap capers of Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Raven and Starfire in the Teen Titans Go! cartoon series you'll know what to expect here. Plenty of toilet humour - as evidenced in the trailer - and laugh out loud weirdness awaits.

UK release date: 14 December 2018
Director: Christian Rivers
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang, Robert Sheehan

Based on the novels by Philip Reeve and with a screenplay written by Lord of the Rings helm Peter Jackson, Mortal Engines is tipped to be the first in a new sci-fi movie trilogy. After an devastating war, cities now roll around the Earth on wheels, attacking smaller towns and scavenging to survive. It's sure to be a major Christmas hit in 2018.