Last year was an incredible year for cinema. Fortunately, however, 2019 looks set to top it.
There’s a ton of sequels set for release with some original films chucked in there, too.
Many will have their own ideas of what they’re looking forward to but, rest assured, these upcoming releases need to be added to your cinematic calendar – immediately!
For those of you who weren’t aware that the animated Disney classic was being remade, you are now!
This live-action take will be directed by the legendary Tim Burton, who previously helmed another Disney remake, Alice in Wonderland. We can expect it to be a darker take on the tale, and also a few tears!
It will be flying into cinemas on March 29, 2019.
— Dumbo (@Dumbo) November 15, 2018
No, it’s not a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
This is a brand new adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics antihero, this time played by David Harbour from Stranger Things.
The trailer focuses mainly on comedy, but the creators have teased a much darker vision when the film hits cinemas on April 12, 2019.
Avengers: Endgame – (April)
Avengers: Endgame is going to be the fourth entry in the Avengers series, continuing on from the shocking events of Avengers: Infinity War.
The fate of the entire MCU will be decided right here, and the stakes are higher than ever.
Marvel Studios have another exciting year planned, but this is the crown jewel of their 2019 plans. It should be hitting cinemas April 26, 2019.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (May)
Although the title is a little clumsy, John Wick 3 will be anything but.
Keanu Reeves will be returning to our screens as the incredible John Wick, this time as a fugitive hunted by a wealth of deadly assassins.
It’s set to be the most explosive entry into the franchise yet, so make sure you don’t miss it when it hits theatres May 17, 2019.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (May)
Godzilla is back for some more action in this new sequel to Gareth Edwards 2014 remake.
Although many moaned that the last film didn’t have enough Godzilla, we have perhaps seen more of the king in the trailers than we did in the previous film.
So, it looks like monstrous action is the central focus for this exciting new follow-up, and we can’t wait to see the iconic monster smackdown with his familiar foes on May 31, 2019.
Everyone loved Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen biopic which explored the life of iconic frontman Freddie Mercury. Now, we have the chance to experience the legacy of Sir Elton John.
The trailers and posters show Taron Egerton, star of the Kingsman franchise, in the lead role, bearing a mind-blowing resemblance to the legendary musician.
It will be directed by Rhapsody’s Dexter Fletcher, and you can catch it on May 31, 2019.
Toy Story 4
Last but not least, Toy Story 4…. The sequel that absolutely none of us expected.
Toy Story 3 ended so perfectly, rounding up a trilogy that would have gone down in history as one of the greatest. Not anymore.
The sequel will expand the trilogy and take us on another adventure with Woody, Buzz and the gang of iconic toys.
Although many are sceptical, we trust that Pixar have a story that warrants the return, and we can’t wait to join Woody’s round-up on June 21, 2019.
The Irishman (NETFLIX)
The Irishman is the must-see Netflix event of the year, without question.
Directed by Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street, Goodfellas) and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, this is destined to be one of the most hotly discussed films of 2019.
It all sounds so exciting, and we can’t wait for Joe Pesci’s return to acting in – what is reportedly – Scorsese’s highest-budgeted film to date.
Unfortunately, no specific release date has been confirmed, but don’t worry, once this drops you’ll definitely hear about it.
Spider-man: Far From Home
The internet was recently sent into a frenzy with the release of a Spider-man: Far From Home trailer.
It looks even more exciting than Homecoming and sees Tom Holland returning as the humble web-slinger.
Jake Gyllenhaal will be playing the villainous Mysterio, looking absolutely fantastic in a newly-realised costume.
This sequel will be swinging into cinemas on July 5, 2019.
The Lion King (July)
It’s safe to say that many will already have this date scribbled down somewhere!
The CGI/live-action remake of Disney’s The Lion King looks gorgeous, and we can expect to fall in love with the characters all over again with a cast of talented new voice actors, and some surprising returns.
The Lion King drops on July 19, 2019, and will be one of the biggest films of the Summer.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (August)
A new film from director Quentin Tarantino is always met with certain high expectations, but none so other than Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The filmmaker has spent a fair few years making westerns but is finally returning to make a film which he feels is closer in spirit to Pulp Fiction.
It is set to star Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, and many other famous faces.
We absolutely cannot wait for this one, and we’ll be shocked if it isn’t one of the highlights of the year when it finally drops on August 9, 2019.
That’s right, the infamous batman villain will be back in 2019, this time played by the incredibly talented Joaquin Phoenix.
The film will be helmed by Hangover trilogy director Todd Phillips, and it will be interesting to see what he does with the character when the film reaches cinemas on October 4, 2019.
So far, it looks like Joker will reveal a side to the character we haven’t yet seen.
Star Wars: Episode IX (December)
That’s right, the new Star Wars trilogy concludes in 2019 with Star Wars: Episode IX.
The Last Jedi proved much more divisive than The Force Awakens, and many fans are sincerely hoping that this latest chapter will blow them away.
J.J. Abrams is back in the director’s chair for this one, and we can expect him to bring the franchise back to basics again with another spellbinding entry into the adored franchise.
There’s still a while to wait, and we can expect to see this hit screens on December 20, 2019.
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