Let’s be honest, you’ve probably already seen an endless amount of these lists – but what’s the harm in one more? Here we take a look at some of the movies that we can’t wait for in 2019!
Let’s start with a big one. Avengers: Infinity War was a marvel (pun intended) and ‘Endgame’ looks like it could raise the bar even further when it comes to superhero movies.
Anticipation levels went through the roof after the title and trailer dropped recently, with fans eager to see what happened in the aftermath of Thanos’ finger-snap.
Plot details are a closely guarded secret (looking at you Tom Holland) but the wait won’t last much longer with the film hitting UK cinemas on it’s now familiar release slot of April 26th 2019.
Before the Endgame, we’ll get the beginning of a new hero’s story – Captain Marvel
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel is set for release on 8th March 2019.
The Netflix versus Cinema debate will rage on into 2019, especially when Martin Scorsese’s latest The Irishman lands on the platform. Speaking at the Marrakech Film Festival in December, both Scorsese and long-time friend and collaborator Robert De Niro, both expressed their hope that the film would also make its way into cinemas. However they also understand the important role the streaming giant plays in funding films.
Originally titled I Heard You Paint Houses, the film will star Robert De Niro alongside Al Pacino and marks a return to acting for Joe Pesci after a number of years away from Hollywood
The live-action remakes of much-loved Disney films is a trend that is here to stay and so far, they’ve been… alright. Dumbo will follow The Jungle Book (which was great) and Beauty and the Beast (which wasn’t).
If the early images are anything to go by though, this Tim Burton-directed version will be as heart-wrenchingly sad as it is wacky. Can’t wait for pink elephants to be haunting my dreams after seeing it though…
If we get Joaquin Phoenix at his best in Todd Phillips’ flick, we’ll be getting a damn good Joker. Early clips and images show Phoenix’s transformation into the iconic character and there are rumours that the film may be rather more emotional than we might have expected.
Hitting the cinemas in October, Joker could be one of 2019’s biggest hits.
If Eddie the Eagle was anything to go by, Egerton excels when taking on real-life personalities and, personalities don’t come much bigger than Elton John’s!
With a stellar British cast including Jamie Bell and Golden Globe-winner Richard Madden, Rocketman will be hoping to build on the box-office and now awards success of Bohemian Rhapsody. Interestingly Dexter Fletcher is also directing, having stepped in to finish Bohemian Rhapsody where he was not given a Director’s credit because of Hollywood’s determination to reward sexual predators (Sorry got a bit sidetracked there, back to the movies!)
John Wick: Chapter 3
Yes we know that’s not Keanu above, but it is Halle Berry and she has signed on for a role in the latest chapter of the John Wick franchise that has been so well received by audiences.
John Wick Chapter 3 is set for May and if the previous two instalments are anything to go by, we’re in for an absolute treat.
Toy Story 4
We’re going to cry again aren’t we? It seems a common occurrence now with animated films and Toy Story 4 looks set to be no different. The poster above, if we read into it, seems to show Woody heading off into the sunset with a tip of his hat – suggesting this could be the Sheriff’s last outing.
There are very few franchises that command the love and respect that Toy Story does, so let’s hope this one continues the trend when it arrives in June.
The Lion King
Yes it’s another remake and yes there have been a load of these already – including another in this list – but did you see how cute Simba was in the trailer? That’s pretty much all we needed to see, though there is some debate over the definition of ‘live-action’ because of it.
The cast looks incredible too, with Beyoncé, Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Seth Rogen, among others, providing the voices.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
DiCaprio, Pitt, Pacino, Robbie, Fanning and Tarantino. Let’s be honest, the marketing team could have put out a blank poster with just those names on it and they’d have my money in their pocket come July.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood centres on the Manson family murders and Hollywood in the late 60’s/early 70’s.
Star Wars: Episode IX
Because if a Star Wars film is due out, it’s appearing on every Most Anticipated list for that year.
Despite the mixed response to The Last Jedi, Episode XI will inevitably draw huge crowds to the cinema in December. J.J. Abrams is back at the helm and the final instalment in the latest trilogy will certainly give us plenty to talk about. We’re still waiting on a title and trailer and there are rumours we will see it alongside the release of Avengers: Endgame.
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