A new year means new movies, and while film fans recover from the events of 2018, it’s time to dust yourself down and get ready for what’s to come in 2019: a year dominated by Disney.
Disney enjoyed an incredible 2018 but are showing no signs of slowing down as they currently have no fewer than eleven releases for 2019. There’s more from Marvel as Captain Marvel crashlands into the MCU in March before the remaining Avengers attempt to resurrect their fallen allies and restore order to the universe in Avengers: Endgame. There are long-awaited live-action remakes of animated classics Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King to come plus major franchise sequels Glass, Toy Story 4, Frozen 2, and the much-anticipated end of the Skywalker saga in Star Wars: Episode IX.
With this year’s curtain-raisers like The Favourite and Stan & Ollie already entertaining audiences and drawing critical acclaim, film fans can expect the usual influx of awards season contenders to hit the big screen at the beginning of the year. Joining last year’s top picks A Star Is Born, First Man, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, and BlacKkKlansman are Green Book, Vice, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Beautiful Boy, and Mary Queen Of Scots.
There’s more great drama later in the year with Elton John biopic Rocketman, Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, and television’s Downton Abbey receiving the big screen treatment.
The Avengers’ second showdown with Thanos may be the year’s main event but there’s plenty more action in store. There are superhero shenanigans with Shazam!, cybernetic carnage in Alita: Battle Angel, a hellish remake of Hellboy, Godzilla taking on titans in Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, and a rebooted Men In Black: International starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.
But 2019 isn’t all about action for adults as How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The LEGO Movie 2, and Wonder Park each promise to take the whole family to explore thrilling new worlds. There’s more exciting animation to look out for with The Secret Life Of Pets 2, Detective Pikachu, and Sonic The Hedgehog too.
We’re in for one or two scares too, starting with Us; the new nightmare from the mind behind Get Out. Then Stephen King’s scariest novel comes to life in Pet Sematary before the now grown up Losers’ Club reunite to face Pennywise again in It: Chapter Two.
Get ready to say goodbye to the great outdoors, because this year, the cinema’s the place to be!