2018 has been quite an amazing year. The silver screen was lit, with movies like Black Panther, Mission Impossible: Fallout, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Avengers Infinity War. 2019 seems to promise more awesome movies for us. From fantasy to drama to horror 2019 will have something or the other for every kind of moviegoer. Here is our list of the 10 most anticipated Hollywood movies releasing in 2019
The jaw-dropping end of M. Night Shyamalan’s 2017 blockbuster Split was probably one of the greatest moments in movie history. Bruce Willis’s 10-second cameo, reprising the role of David Dunn, connected Split with Unbreakable (2009). Glass will be the third movie in the franchise and it will be centred around Mr Glass, portrayed by none other than ’the bad motherfucker’ Samuel L Jackson. Shyamalan’s movies are known for their unexpected twists, and we can only imagine what Glass will be like. Starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and James McAvoy, Glass is set to release on 18th January 2019.
Fans of Hellboy have a reason to revel, as a cinematic reboot of Mike Mignola’s comic book character is underway. The movie was initially planned as a sequel to the two Hellboy movies directed by Guillermo Del Toro, but that script was shelved due to Del Toro’s schedule. Starring Stranger Things breakout star David Harbour in the eponymous role, the Hellboy reboot will hit the theatres on 11th January 2019.
3. Captain Marvel
The post credit scene in Avengers: Infinity War confirmed the arrival of Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will be first female-led superhero movie in the MCU and Brie Larson is taking on the titular role. MCU president Kevin Feige has stated, “You’re going to get the most powerful superhero that we’ve ever introduced with, I think, one of the most unique and inspiring origin stories.” Captain Marvel is expected to release on 6th March 2019.
4. Toy Story 4
Pixar is bringing back our favourite astronaut and cowboy duo of Buzz and Woody back to the silver screen. The fourth instalment in the Toy Story franchise the movie will be a stand-alone sequel and not a continuation of the third film. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and Anna Potts will be reprising their respective roles as Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Bo Peep. Toy Story 4 will be released in theatres on June 21st 2019.
5. John Wick Chapter 3
Keanu Reeves’s one-man army John Wick will be back for the third time. The first film of the franchise was released in 2014 and it sparked a frenzy among viewers with its intense action and insane-over-the-top-kills. The retired hitman seeking vengeance, John Wick kills a man with A PENCIL! Need we say more? It is one of the most anticipated movies of 2019 and will hit the theatres on May 17th, next year.
6. X Men: Dark Phoenix
Sophie Turner’s role as Jean Grey, in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse gave us a glimpse of what her character will transform into in the future. The next addition to the franchise X Men: Dark Phoenix will be based on “The Dark Phoenix Saga”. Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender will be reprising their respective roles as Jean Grey/Dark Phoenix, Professor Charles Xavier, Mystique/Raven and Magneto/Erik Lansherr. X men: Dark Phoenix is scheduled to release on February 14th 2019.
7. Godzilla King of the Monsters
Ishirō Honda’s Gojira (Godzilla in English) kicked off the MonsterVerse in 1954; with over 33 films in the franchise has a complex universe. It has a fan base between more than two generations of people ever since its initial release. On May 31st 2019 the world will witness another tale of the might Godzilla: King of Monsters unfurling at theatres. Produced by Legendary Pictures the movie is definitely the most anticipated movie of the entire year.
8. Star Wars Episode IX
The latest addition to the ongoing sequel trilogy of the saga from a galaxy far far away… Star Wars Episode IX is set for release, towards the end of 2019. With the fate of the Resistance lying in the hands of just a few survivors aboard the Millenium Falcon, their allies scattered across the outer-rim and the First Order now under Kylo Ren’s command. Rey, Finn and Poe seem to be the last hope for the Resistance and we can’t wait for Episode IX to release, already.
9. Bond 25
Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond in Bond 25 for one last time before the mantle is passed to someone else (we really hope its Idris Elba). The movie was supposed to be directed by Danny Boyle, but the official 007 twitter account(on 21st April 2018) confirmed that Boyle has departed from the film due to creative differences. The movie was set for release in October next year, but now we have no word from the company over the departure of the director. Yet, it is still a quite highly anticipated movie of 2019.
10. The New Mutants
The first movie in the X-Men franchise produced under the premises of horror, The New Mutants. It will be focused on a group of young mutants held in a secret facility who fight back to save themselves. The New Mutants will bring characters like Wolfsbane, Magic and Cannonball (played by Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton) to the silver screen. The New Mutants are a relatively lesser know team outside the comic book fan base of the Marvel multiverse, and the movie will open in theatres on August 2nd in 2019.
That brings us to the end of the list but here are some honourable mentions that will be hitting the theatre next year; DCEU’s Shazam! and Wonder Woman 1984, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Masters of the Universe, and Secret Life of Pets 2. Tell us about the movies you are waiting for in 2019 in the comments below.