Hollywood always has one eye on the future, with its leading movie studios fleshing out their release slates years in advance to build hype for their most anticipated projects, and ensure they have ample time to do them justice.
With this in mind, it comes as no surprise that some of 2018's biggest releases have shown their hands with teasers and previews, and given that many of them are sequels and spinoffs, audiences already have an idea of what to expect.
Superheroes will once again be well represented in Hollywood, with Marvel and DC's cinematic universes set to debut new instalments, along with Fox's X-Men franchise and Sony's Spider-Man spinoff series.
Indeed, the cinematic universe fad is unlikely to run its course next year, since other behemoths like Star Wars and Godzilla will likely deliver box office toppers in 2018.
Tidbits from each of these films have already been released online, in the form of trailers, set leaks and spoilers from the cast and crew, and in most cases there's enough content available to base a prediction or two on...