There's loads of awesome films and TV due to be released in 2018, which means there's an awful lot of people to develop ridiculous crushes on. Here's our prediction about who you'll fancy the pants off this year.
In a yet-to-be-announced role, Riz Ahmed is due to return to our screens in October as part of the cast of Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’. It’s due to be a Spider Man spin off, with Hardy as the title villain, but we all know that the real star of the show is going to be Ahmed.
Returning to our screens in McMafia, James Norton is one again looking like a snack (not the McDonald’s kind, despite the name), and getting himself tangled up in global organised crime, corporate corruption and more. We’re not complaining.
After playing the ice-cold Roz Huntly in Line of Duty, a role which sent shivers down our collective spines, Newton is reprising her role as the rebellious Maeve Millay in Westworld’s second series. Newton’s performance is guaranteed to be captivating as she navigates her way through her robot character’s dawning consciousness, and the pain and power it brings. Just try and resist her calculating charms.
Sorry, but we have to mention Adam Driver, and specifically his role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We know it’s technically a crush from 2017, but Driver’s trembling, vulnerable and devastatingly evil performance as Kylo Ren is going to preoccupy an awful lot of our minds throughout 2018 and 2019 while we wait for the final installment. In the meantime, we’ll simply have to exist on the memory of those absurdly high (yet very enticing) trousers.
In 2017 we had Wonder Woman. In 2018 we’ll have Black Panther. The entire cast is completely awesome, but Chadwick Boseman will be playing the lead in Marvel’s revolutionary (and overdue) black superhero film, and we can’t wait to see him absolutely nail it.
Black Panther is bringing a much needed boost of diversity to our screens, but it’s also bringing us the incredibly talented and completely stunning Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia. From 12 Years a Slave to Star Wars, Nyong’o is a commanding presence on screen, and we're looking forward to seeing her look ridiculously fanciable in Black Panther.
If you didn’t see Waller-Bridge’s delicious performance in Fleabag, then drop absolutely everything and go and watch it right now. If you did see it (well done, you) then look forward to her role in Solo: A Star Wars Story. She’s rumoured to be CGI, which is a shame, but it should tide you over until we can see her hot face in another series of Fleabag in 2019.
Maeby Fünke is back in 2018! Shawkat’s come a long way since she first appeared in Arrested Development, with appearances in Broad City, Transparent, an acting and directing role in Search Party and more, but we can’t wait to see her back with her dysfunctional gang. Shawkat is incredibly cool, and we want more of her on our screens.
Netflix dropped Kevin Spacey after all the awful things he is alleged to have done, meaning the path has been cleared for Robin Wright to do awesome stuff in House of Cards. Fingers crossed!
She’s back as Jessica Jones! As Netflix releases new episodes in March 2018, you’ve only got a few months to get your head around the idea that Krysten Ritter will once again be gracing our screens with her presence as the superpowered, fierce, introverted, alcoholic, PTSD suffering Jessica Jones. She’s the ultimate flawed hero, but that’s what makes us love her.
Following on from Jessica Jones, this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Mike Colter, back again as Luke Cage. We’re not sure exactly when the next season will drop on Netflix, but it’s rumoured to be sometime this year. We’re just hoping we get to see Cage and Jones get it on again.
We’re not sure how long we’ll have to wait until Stranger Things 3, but David Harbour has put everyone’s minds at rest with the promise that his dad bod will return, despite his intense training regime to get ripped for Hellboy. We can’t wait to see Hopper getting all paternal with Eleven, or giving one of his awesomely reassuring hugs. Be still, my beating heart...
Who have we missed from the list? Who you crushin' on these days? We're sorry we started talking like that.