Films to be Excited About in 2019!
If you aren’t already looking forward to 2019 get ready to now because we have done some investigating into what is going to hit our screens next year and it seems like we are in for a treat!
The real question is: Can you keep up? Here are the movies to put on your calendar.
1. What Men Want (22nd March)
Who is in it? Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Phoebe Robinson
Why we are excited? A gender reversal of the 2000 classic What Women Want, Ali Davis (Henson) boldly goes where no woman has gone before: inside the minds of men.
2. Avengers 4 (26th April)
Who’s in it: Too many to list them all! Essentially, ALL of the Avengers – even Ant-Man.
Why we’re excited: The ending of Infinity War had us pondering some big questions so with any luck, End Game will answer them, without breaking our hearts.
3. Isn’t It Romantic (14th February)
Who’s in it: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, Betty Gilpin, and Priyanka Jonas
Why we’re excited: Could this be the ultimate Valentine’s Day movie? After an accident, Rebel Wilson’s character wakes up in a romantic world built on rom-com stereotypes. Yes -men fall over her, she has a perfect apartment and dance breaks spontaneously erupt around her.
4. Serenity (1st March)
Who’s in it: Anna Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Jason Clarke and Diane Lane
Why we’re excited: A glamorous woman asks her ex-husband (McConaughey) to murder her wealthy — and abusive — new husband (Clarke). Plus, Diane Lane’s in it.
5. Star Wars: Episode IX (19th December)
Who’s in it: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, Billie Lourd, Oscar Isaac, Keri Russell, Luita Nygon’o, Richard E. Grant, Mat Smith, Mark Hamill, Kelly Marie Tran
Why we’re excited: This next Star Wars installment, directed by J.J. Abrams, is set to be a cultural moment.
6. Miss Bala (15th March)
Who’s in it: Gina Rodriguez, Aislinn Derbez, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Thomas Dekker, Anthony Mackie, and Matt Lauria.Why we’re excited: Gina Rodriguez plays an American woman caught between the DEA and a Mexican cartel after her friend, Isabel (Aislinn Derbez) is captured during a nightclub raid.
7. It: Chapter Two (6th September)
Who’s in it: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Bill SkarsgårdWhy we’re excited: We are only just recovering from IT but we are still absolutely ready to see how the second half of Stephen King’s chilling novel plays out. In the second movie, the (now grown up) Losers Club return to their home town to face off against Pennywise the Clown and hopefully defeat him for good.
8. Frozen 2 (22nd November)
Who’s in it: Kristen Bell, Evan Rachel Wood, Sterling K. Brown, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
Why we’re excited: With new songs and a journey out of Arendelle, Frozen 2 is headed to uncharted territory.
9. Wonder Woman 2 (1st November)
Who’s in it? Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wig and Pedro Pascal
Why we’re excited: Let’s not kid ourselves. At this point, it’s the only DC movie that we would actually pay to watch in the cinema. Set in the 80s, the creators are bringing in Wonder Woman’s longtime nemesis in the comics, Cheetah.
10. Us (15th March)
Who’s in it: Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, Winston Duke, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Why we’re excited: After Jordan Peele’s brilliant, inventive directorial debut Get Out, he is back with another indie thriller. Plot details remain mysterious, but I am buying a ticket regardless!
11. Captain Marvel (8th March)
Who’s in it: Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Samuel L. Jackson, Djimon Hounsou, Annette Bening
Why we’re excited: One for the Women!Captain Marvel — is an Air Force fighter pilot reborn as a member of an alien race. The script for Captain Marvel was written by a team of five women, including GLOW’s creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.
12. Rocketman (24th May)
Who’s in it: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Why we’re excited: The 2018 trend of pop star movies (A Star is Born, Vox Lux, Bohemian Rhapsody) is set to continue into 2019 with Rocketman, a musical biopic about Sir Elton John.
13. The Lion King (19th July)
Who’s in it: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Alfre WoodardWhy we’re excited: Do we need to even explain?
14. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (26th July)
Who’s in it: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, James MarsdenWhy we’re excited: Quentin Tarantino’s new epic is about an aspiring actor and his stunt double trying to make it in Hollywood around the same time the Manson Family Murders are taking place. It may begin with “once upon a time,” but this is not an appropriate bedtime story.
15. Aladdin (24th May)
Who’s in it: Mena Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad, Marwen Keznari
Why we’re excited: We’ll take any chance to have a crush on Aladdin again.
16. Toy Story 4 (21st June)
Who’s in it: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Laurie MetcalfWhy we’re excited: It’ll be instant Pixar gold.
17. The Addams Family (25th October)
Who’s in it: Chloë Grace Moretz, Charlize Theron, Oscar Issac, Allison Janney, Nick Kroll, Elsie Fisher, Finn Wolfhard
Why we’re excited: Wednesday Addams and Morticia Addams are a forever mood. This animated version of the family just gives us another chance to celebrate that mood.
18. Dumbo (29th March)
Who’s in it: Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito
Why we’re excited: Dumbo features Tim Burton’s unique directorial style!
19. Charlie’s Angels (1st November)
Who’s in it: Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin, Patrick Stewart, Chris Pang
Why we’re excited: It’s been 10 years since Charlie’s Angels was last adapted. Elizabeth Banks leads a reboot made especially for 2019.
20. Glass (18th January)
Who’s in it: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-JoyWhy we’re excited: Glass weaves joins narratives from Shyamalan’s prior movies Unbreakable and Split. Genius/Head-fuck!
21. Last Christmas (15th November)
Who’s in it: Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson
Why we’re excited: Set entirely to the music of George Michael, Emilia Clarke plays a woman who works as an elf in a year-round Christmas shop where Golding, the too-good-to-be-true man who whisks her off her feet.
22. Margie Claus (15th November)
Who’s in it: Melissa McCarthy
Why we’re excited: Sometimes, we want an original movie in which Melissa McCarthy plays Mrs. Claus, who leaves the North Pole in search of her missing husband. This year, we’re going to get just that.