Britain will officially leave the EU on March 29, 2019, the government has revealed. But what exactly is going to happen in the 17 or so months before the divorce is finalised and the UK becomes a free agent once again?

2017

15 December: The latest instalment of the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi, hits cinemas

25 December 2017 & 2018: Santa Claus may only have two more visa-free visits to Britain before we leave the EU

2018

4 February: Get your helmets ready, it’s that time of the year when everyone¬†claims to be experts on the NFL…

9 February: The Winter Olympics begin in PyeongChang, South Korea. Pretty cool.

March 11: Voters take the polls in the Italian General Election. First pasta the post anyone?

March 18: Voters will be Russian to the voting booths with Vladimir Putin will be hoping to maintain power in Russia.

April 4: The 2018 Commonwealth games will begin in Gold Coast, Australia.

May 5: NASA’s InSight lander probe will begin its mission to Mars. It will¬†arrive on the red planet¬†on November 26 2018.

May 25: Han Solo returns to the big screen in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

June: Saudi Arabia will finally lift the ban on female drivers.

June 14-July 15: The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place in Russia.

June 15: The sequel of Disney Pixar’s Incredibles hits cinemas. Incredibles 2 will be released 14 years after the original.

July 31: NASA’s Parker¬†Solar Probe will begin its¬†mission to the Sun.

August/September: X Factor is likely to return to our screens for a 15th season.

Late September: Fans of EA Sports’ football gaming franchise are likely to get a kick with the expected release of FIFA 19.

October 7-31: The first and second rounds of the Brazilian General Election will occur.

Late 2018: Space tourists will fly around the Moon, becoming the first humans to have ventured out of low-Earth orbit since 1972. Out of this world!

2019

Unknown: According to the 1999 movie, Batman Beyond, Bruce Wayne will retire as Batman in 2019.

TBA: The final season of Game of Thrones is expected to return to TV screens in early 2019. Winter is Coming.

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