We're into spring now and means the movie schedules are hotting up.

In the coming months we'll see a 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.

Oh, and there's another Star Wars film, of course.

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: 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: 16 May 2018
  • Director: David Leitch
  • Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Deadpool's comic book hero buddy Cable, as played by Josh Brolin, joins the action for this sequel and we cannot wait. Even the trailer is awesome. But it's definitely not for kids, oh no. So cover their tender eyes when watching. And ears.

  • UK release date: 25 May 2018
  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson

We're still not totally convinced by the idea of Star Wars prequel movies. Yeah, Rogue One was great, but it's still heavily outweighed by Episodes I to III. Still, Ron Howard's involvement - having replaced original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller - is an intriguing one. And the latest trailer does look rather spiffing.

  • UK release date: 25 May 2018
  • Directors: James Franco, Bruce Thierry Chung
  • Stars: James Franco, Milla Jovovich, Suki Waterhouse

James Franco directs himself in this post-apocalyptic tale that looks like a cross between Mad Max and Ghost in the Shell. We particularly like Snoop Dogg's appearance in the trailer. Let's hope he has a big part in the film itself.

  • 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

Marvel ramps up its movie universe releases in 2018, with an Ant-Man sequel following Black Panther and the latest Avengers outing. This time he's joined by The Wasp, played by Evangaline Lilly, for more diminutive fun.

  • 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 one 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: Drew Pearce
Stars: Jody Foster, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum

A stellar cast, including the ever-enigmatic Mr Goldblum as a bad guy, star in this action fight fest around a hospital for criminals - the eponymous Hotel Artemis. Expect some great sets pieces and fisticuffs in what could become as big a cult hit as John Wick.

  • 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: 27 July 2018
  • Director: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Stars: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson

This is the sixth Mission: Impossible movie and, if this trailer is anything to go by, the series could become almost as endearing as the Bond franchise. Certainly, Cruise is dedicated to the character of Ethan Hunt - to the extent where he broke his own ankle during a stunt and still continued to act to the end of the scene. Amazing.

  • 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: 10 August 2018
  • Director: Jon Turteltaub
  • Stars: Jason Statham, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson

Jason Statham versus a gigantic, prehistoric shark. 'Nuff said.

  • UK release date: 5 October 2018
  • Director: Ruben Fleischer
  • Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson

Breaking out from the Spider-Man lore to get his own movie, a Tom Hardy Venom will hopefully be a darn sight better than the one portrayed in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3. From the teaser trailer it certainly looks like the much-loved antihero will get the respect it deserves, although we're yet to see the CGI treatment on Eddie Brock's alter-ego.

  • UK release date: 16 November 2018
  • Director: David Yates
  • Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude Law

After an excellent first outing, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) is back to face the evil Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) as he continues his plan to take over the world. There's also a new (old) face to join the action, with a very young Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) appearing for the first time. Hogwarts too. Potter fans have never had it so good.

  • UK release date: 30 November 2018
  • Directors: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore
  • Stars: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Kristen Bell

The original Wreck it Ralph is the best Pixar movie not made by Pixar, with its clever take on videogaming through the ages. Now a sequel is forthcoming and Ralph breaks beyond the confines of arcade machines to the World Wide Web. We cannot wait.

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.