2019 has very large shoes to fill, as 2018 was one of the best years for film of this decade. However, this years lineup looks as if it will stand up as another great year for film. Here are some films to look out for in 2019:
Glass, January 18
The long awaited sequel to both the hit horror film, Split, and the lifelong fans of Unbreakable is sure to be the first big hit of 2019.
Velvet Buzzsaw, February 1
Following up to their success of Bird Box, Netflix’s latest horror original is sure to be a smash. This is the second team up of director Dan Gilroy and actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who’s previous film was Nightcrawler.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, February 8
The Lego Movie was a huge success both at the box office and with critics, so it’s hard not to get excited for the sequel.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, February 22
It took five years for this film to finally come out, so fans have been itching for the concluding installment of Hiccup and Toothless’ journey.
Captain Marvel, March 8
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female-led film is hoping to reach, or even surpass, the success of DC’s Wonder Woman.
Us, March 22
Jordan Peele shook the world with his debut film, Get Out, and his next film looks to be ever more thrilling. With an excellent cast and a fantastic trailer, Us cannot come sooner.
Shazam!, April 5
The DC Extended Universe struck gold with Aquaman, which made over a billion at the box office. Warner Bros is hoping to match that success with Shazam!, which looks like a good combination of humor and action.
High Life, April 12
Claire Denis’s english language debut opened with rave reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival. This film is sure to have cinephiles across the globe rushing to the theaters.
Avengers: Endgame, April 26
Avengers: Infinity War is the fourth highest grossing film of all time, and it’s sequel will finally give answers to Infinity War’s cliffhanger ending, so we can expect an enormous flood of box office cash to pour in on April 26.
John Wick: Chapter 3, May 17
Arguably one of the best action franchises of the 2000s, John Wick is a character that has connected with both critics and audiences, so the concluding chapter to his story will most likely be a huge success.
Aladdin, May 24
Aladdin is one of Disney’s most popular films of all time, so it is sure to attract many fans to it’s live action adaptation, as they did for Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters, May 31
The latest Godzilla films will be nothing short of epic. The sequel to the 2014 film, Godzilla, will feature three new monsters: Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah. This will be the showdown of the century.
Rocketman, May 31
This Elton John biopic will be suitable for both fans of his music and fans of rock and roll biopics such as Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).
Dark Phoenix, June 7
The final X-Men film until 20th Century Fox is absorbed by Disney will be Dark Phoenix. This film had a fairly weak trailer and not many fans are excited for it, but it’s still worth mentioning.
Toy Story 4, June 21
Toy Story 3 wrapped up with the perfect conclusion to Woody and the other toys’ story, so it will be interesting to see what else they have come up with in this new installment.
Spider-Man: Far From Home, July 5
The trailer for the latest Spider-Man film swept the internet with the first look at Jake Gyllenhaal’s portrayal of Mysterio. The Spider-Man brand will attract audience members, but I suspect many will see this film solely for Gyllenhaal.
The Lion King, July 19
The Lion King reboot will feature realistic 3D renderings of the characters from the 1994 animated classic. This is NOT a live action remake, no matter how many times Disney says it is.
Hobbs and Shaw, August 2
The Fast and Furious franchise has exploded into one of hollywood’s most valuable franchise, so a spinoff following some of the most popular characters will have fans standing in line to see it.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, August 9
The newest film from one of cinema’s greatest director, Quentin Tarantino, will follow two character in hollywood during the time of the Manson family murders. This will be a blast.
Midsommar, August 9
Ari Aster stunned the world with Hereditary, and his follow up is shaping up to be another masterpiece. With a great cast and the studio A24 backing it, this may be another instant classic.
It: Chapter Two, September 6
It demolished everyone’s expectations in 2017 when it raked in over 300 million in the USA. This was a worldwide phenomenon that will surely be a success the second time around.
Joker, October 4
The Joker has been adapted many times on screen, and Joaquin Phoenix’s version has already developed interest on the internet.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, October 18
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the Mr. Rogers documentary was one of the most astounding films of 2018, and the biographical film version may be this year’s earliest Oscar contender, with Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers and acclaimed director Marielle Heller.
Untitled ‘Terminator’ Reboot, November 2
Linda Hamilton will be reprising her role as Sarah Connor in the latest Terminator film, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Frozen 2, November 2
Frozen is a film that people still talk about even six years after its release. The sequel will be massive hit and is likely to feature songs that you will hear for another six years.
Untitled ‘Jumanji’ Sequel, December 13
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was 2017 most surprising hit, as it made over 400 million in the USA, so it’s sequel will most likely attract many audience members.
Star Wars: Episode IX, December 20
The concluding chapter to the Star Wars saga will finally give us all answers to our most burning questions. Whether the fan base will go to war again is unknown, but we’re all excited for this to finally end.
2019 looks to be another great year in film, and I am excited to see and review all of these films.