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The A&E editors pick the movies to see for the summer

Written By Nicholas Horwat and Mick Stinelli

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From remakes to sequels and few original intellectual properties, summer of 2018 looks to have a stacked line up for movies. Here are some of the highlights of what to look forward to in the next few months of film.

Avengers: Infinity War

Yet another superhero movie coming to big screens across the globe, and this one is predicted to be the biggest one of all time.

With a reported budget of $500 million that would make it the highest budgeted film of all time, the expectations are high and it is more than likely that Robert Downey Jr. and company will not only meet but surpass those expectations. “Avengers: Infinity War” is releasing on April 27.

Deadpool 2

Ryan Reynolds is back, dawning the red and black suit of the sarcastic, charismatic “Merc with a Mouth” better known as Deadpool.

The first film was released in early 2016 to much critical acclaim, and people are expecting much of the same with this sequel. “Deadpool” is the superhero movie for people who don’t like superhero movies, and “Deadpool 2” seems to be a bit more on the superhero movie side but is still expected to bring laughs. “Deadpool 2” comes out May 18.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Another inclusion to the long line of Star Wars films, the Han Solo origin story. Starring Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, this is arguably his biggest role to date in his career.

Other notable names starring in the film are Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett and Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra. Most of the talk, however, centers around Donald Glover playing Lando Calrissian. “Solo” will premiere May 25.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

A documentary about Mr. Rogers and the great effect his show, “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood,” had on the world. Set for a limited release June 8.

Ocean’s 8

John Mulaney had a bit a few years ago in which he stated that “Ocean’s 11” could never work with women. Director Gary Ross has taken on that challenge with “Ocean’s 8,” which is stacked to the brim with A-list talent.

Of course, Matt Damon is set to reprise his role from the “Ocean’s” franchise, though there is no word on whether or not George Clooney will make an appearance. Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett and Mindy Kaling are among the eight women who will be performing the heist of the century on June 8.

Incredibles 2

People have been waiting 14 years for this sequel, and the time has finally come. Pixar Animation took its time in hopes of making the best sequel possible, and judging by the trailers, the animation looks incredible.

This could very well be the best animated film of the year, much like its predecessor winning the Academy Award for best animated film. “Incredibles 2” is set for release June 15.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Chris Pratt and his crew are continuing to save the recreated dinosaurs and keep them from taking over the world. This is the fifth film to be released in the Jurassic Park film series, one of the most popular and top-grossing film series ever. “Jurassic World” alone accumulated over $1.6 billion at the box office. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” hits theaters June 22.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man was a surprise hit in 2015, much thanks to a talented cast featuring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly. Its sequel, “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” is the first Marvel movie following the massive “Avengers: Infinity War.”

It will be interesting to see how the characters in this film deal with the aftermath of the events in “Infinity War,” which co-director Joe Russo said would leave fans heartbroken. It comes out July 6.

Sorry to Bother You

Lakeith Stanfield has made quite a name for himself. After appearing in “Get Out,” “Atlanta” and Jay-Z’s “Moonlight” music video, he is starring in “Sorry to Bother You.” Stanfield stars as a telemarketer who rises through the ranks by pretending to sound white. It’s sure to be a biting satire when it hits wide release on July 6.

Christopher Robin

Ewan McGregor stars as the titular Robin in this adaption of the classic “Winnie the Pooh.” Mixing the storybook animals with Christopher Robin’s bleak nine-to-five life is sure to bring out the tears for children and adults alike. It hits theaters Aug. 3.

These and many more movies to be released. It is looking to be a record-breaking summer at the box office.

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