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Top 5 Anticipated Releases of December 2018

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December is always a chaotic month, with the holidays in full swing and the year quickly coming to an end, but what better time than during your days off to take advantage of this month’s exciting new releases! There are a TON of things to look forward to in the coming weeks, so for this list, we’re taking a look at five of the most anticipated new releases in the realms of movies and video games. Don’t worry, if movies and games aren’t your thing, check out the full video on WatchMojo HERE where we go over the Top 10 Anticipated Releases of December 2018, including more film picks and premieres of new TV series and new seasons of ongoing series as well!

#5: PlayStation Classic

Release Date: December 3, 2018

On the heels of the NES and Super NES Classic Editions, it was only a matter of time until Sony followed Nintendo’s example with a PlayStation mini console. Whether you missed out on owning a PS1 back in the day or you’re simply nostalgic for retro gaming, this dedicated console comes complete with 20 preloaded titles, including “Final Fantasy VII,” “Tekken 3,” and “Wild Arms.” Now if we could just get a Nintendo 64 Classic to park beside it, we could party like it’s 1999! Check out the 10 games we think Sony should include in this new console:

#4: “Aquaman”

Release Date: December 21, 2018 [U.S.]

Almost two decades ago, Jason Momoa made his acting debut as a lifeguard on “Baywatch: Hawaii.” So, we guess you could say that his entire career has been building up to him playing Arthur Curry. While the DCEU has hit some pretty rough waters, “Aquaman” may demonstrate why you need to just keep swimming. Patty Jenkins finally gave us the “Wonder Woman” movie we deserved and we’re optimistic that director James Wan can do the same for Aquaman, especially after seeing the kickass trailer.

#3: “Mary Poppins Returns”

Release Date: December 19, 2018 [U.S.]

Disney has been revisiting a lot of their classic films as of late, but “Mary Poppins Returns” stands out as a sequel rather than a remake or reimagining. Back to help the now grownup Banks children, Mary Poppins seemingly hasn’t aged a day with Emily Blunt inheriting the role from Julie Andrews. So, does that mean Mary is a Time Lord? In any case, the all-star cast, enchanting production values, and Marc Shaiman’s musical score already have us feeling Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

#2: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Release Date: December 14, 2018 [U.S.]

Coming out 25 years after “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm,” “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” could be another animated superhero movie that unexpectedly outshines some of its live-action counterparts. Produced by the same duo behind “The Lego Movie,” this film shifts the focus from Peter Parker to Miles Morales. Peter still plays a crucial role, however, teaching his younger protégé what it means to be a hero. Throw in Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, Peni Parker, and um…Spider-Ham … and you have a web-crawling adventure waiting to be unraveled. Here are 10 things we hope to see in this upcoming Marvel movie:

#1: “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”

Release Date: December 7, 2018 [U.S.]

2018 was the year of crossover events and Nintendo might’ve saved the best for last. The newest entry in the “Super Smash Bros.” series more than earns the “Ultimate” in its title, as the developers worked in every playable character from the previous games. They didn’t stop there, inviting Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, the Inklings, and other newcomers to the fight. The bonus of getting to play on the go should make this the definitive “Super Smash Bros,” even if it cost Luigi his life. If you’re looking forward to this release, but want some more details, take a look at the video below for the Top 10 Biggest Changes In Super Smash Bros Ultimate!

 

Don’t forget to check out the full video below for even more exciting December releases including more films and some TV series you can binge over the holidays:

 

 

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