There's a lot of great films coming out in 2019. Here's a list of movies we're most excited for!
M. Night Shyamalan's films are notorious for their crazy plot twists, so when it was revealed that 2016's Split was set in the same universe as 2000's Unbreakable, fans lost their freaking minds. Now, we get to see the films come together in crossover we never knew we needed (until now).
Glass's trailer shows David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) from Unbreakable and Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) from Split sitting together in a psychiatric institution for people who believe they have superpowers. Glass is setting itself up to be the year's first blockbuster. We don't know what kind of tricks M. Night Shyamalan has up his sleeves, but whatever happens, we know it's going to be a wild ride.
Release Date: January 18
What Men Want is spin on What Women Want (2000), which is a romantic comedy about a chauvinistic advertising exec who acquires the ability to read women's minds starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt.
The new adaptation of this story stars queen Taraji P. Henson as Ali Davis, a hardworking sports agent who is eagerly awaiting a promotion to become partner for the firm she works for...until a dimwitted male colleague to be chosen over her. Frustrated with the 'boys club,' that encompasses her workplace, she sees a psychic - played by a perfectly casted Erykah Badu - and wakes up the next day with the ability to read men's minds. Steering away from the original film's romantic comedy plot, Ali uses her new skills to even the playing field between her and her male coworkers.
Release Date: February 8
It's been a long time coming, but Marvel Studios is finally releasing a film about a woman superhero...21 films after launching the MCU franchise. Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as the film's title character aka Carol Danvers. Diehard fans of the Marvel comics are well aware that with Superman-like abilities, Captain Marvel is one of the strongest superheroes in all of the Marvel canon.
The film takes place in the '90s and is set to pick up where Avengers: Infinity War left off and establish Carol's role in Avengers: Endgame. It's also supposed to be somewhat of an origin story for Nick Fury, played by a digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson.
Release Date: March 8
We couldn't mention Captain Marvel on this list, without giving a shout out to Avengers: Endgame.
Let's be honest, the movie is probably going to be the year's biggest blockbuster - and for good reason. Not only will the film be the 22nd release from the MCU, but it will also wrap up Phase 3 of the franchise. This means that though the MCU will continue with Spiderman: Far From Home and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, while other storylines will be wrapped up.
There's a lot of theories on what may happen in Avengers: Endgame. _However, according to Buzzfeed_, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely say that the movie is "different than you think it is."
Release Date: April 26
A while back, I saw a piece of fan art that depicted Pikachu dressed up as Deadpool. I wasn't really sure what it meant...then I saw the Pokémon: Detective Pikachu trailer. The internet, myself included, went bonkers over it. Live-action Pokémon? Whoa. Ryan Reynolds voicing Pikachu? Genius.
Though the film features many beloved Pokémon, like Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and Mr. Mime, it does not feature Ash Ketchum, the main protagonist of the Pokémon anime and manga series. Instead, the film introduces a new character, Tim (voiced by Justice Smith), a former Pokémon trainer, who partners up with Pikachu to help find his missing father. This is the first live-action film from the Pokémon franchise and it looks it will actually be a lot of fun.
Release Date: May 10
No matter what you thought about 2018's Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, there's no denying the film's commercial success. Not only was it a box office hit, but the film also smashed records as the highest-grossing musical biographical film, highest-grossing biopic, and highest-grossing LGBTQ film.
This year, we have a new biopic of yet another larger-than-life '70s pop icon to look forward to: Rocketman. The film is based on the "true fantasy" of Elton John's rise and career. Taron Egerton stars as John, while Jamie Bell plays John's longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin. It should also be noted that director Dexter Fletcher also had a hand in Bohemian Rhapsody - he took over the direction after Bryan Singer was fired by Fox.
Release Date: May 31
There are four live-action remakes of Disney classics set to be released this year. My inner cynic says that's a little excessive and also makes me wonder if Walt Disney Studios is running out of ideas. However, if the trailer for this rendition of The Lion King doesn't send a chill up your spine, you're out of your mind.
Whether you like it or not, this move is going to be HUGE. Not only is The Lion King one the most beloved movies in Disney canon, but this live-action version has a perfectly star-studded cast with Donald Glover as older Simba, Beyoncé as older Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa.
Release Date: July 19
Everyone who was a child between 1968 and 2001 probably grew up watching Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and honestly, we're all probably better people because of it. Fred Rogers devoted his life to creating television programs for children. His programs were more than just educational - Rogers helped children realize their value in the world and taught them about sensitive topics without ever insulting their intelligence.
There have been two documentaries made about the gentle Children's show host in recent years, Won't You Be My Neighbor? and Mister Rogers: It's You I Like. Now, Tom Hanks will be starring as him in the biopic A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood. All I gotta say is: bring tissues.
Release Date: October 28
When Frozen broke the record for highest-grossing animated film of all time, a sequel became inevitable.
Not a lot has been said about where the plot of Frozen 2 will go. However, Variety reported Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown will be lending their voices to the sequel along with original cast members Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, and Josh Gad. Wherever the story goes, we do know one thing: this will be one of the biggest movies of the year.
Release Date: November 22
As expected, there's a lot of rumors revolving around the upcoming installment of the Star Wars franchise. However, there are a few things that we do know sure: J.J. Abrams is returning to the Star Wars franchise to write and direct Episode IX after Colin Feverrow walked away from the project. Leia Organa will be in the film, thanks to a mix of CGI and unseen footage shot of Carrie Fisher. This film will also wrap the stories of the Skywalker family, leaving room for other storylines to blossom.
Between Solo: A Star Wars Story's _relatively low box office and the death of Carrie Fisher, the Star Wars franchise has had a rough few years. It will be interesting to see what happens in _Episode IX now that Lucasfilm has something to prove.
Release Date: December 20