2018 is coming to a close and it was an exciting year at the movies. With record breaking blockbusters such as Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, and Aquaman (Which is already expected to $500 million at the worldwide box office in the next few days). As well as surprise hits such as Crazy Rich Asians, A Quiet Place, and Paddington 2.
2019 is expected to be a big year at the movies. Now, it is time we give you our 10 most anticipated for the upcoming year.
10. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Release date: July 26
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction)
Synopsis: A faded TV actor (DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Helter Skelter reign of terror in 1969 Los Angeles.
9. It: Chapter 2
Release date: September 6
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy, Bill Skarsgård
Directed by: Andy Muschietti (IT)
Synopsis: “Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, IT: Chapter Two brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.”
Release date: March 15
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker
Directed by: Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Synopsis: A mother (Nyong’o) and a father (Duke) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (Moss and Heidecker). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
Release date: October 4
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp
Directed by: Todd Phillips (The Hangover)
Synopsis: Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
6. Spider-Man: Far From Home
Release date: July 5
Cast: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya
Directed by: Jon Watts (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Synopsis: Peter Parker (Holland) and his friends go on summer holidays to Europe. However, the friends will hardly be able to rest – Peter will have to agree to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of creatures that cause natural disasters and destruction throughout the continent.
5. The Lion King
Release date: July 19
Cast: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones
Directed by: Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book)
Synopsis: Journey to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
4. Godzilla: King Of The Monsters
Release date: May 31
Cast: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe
Directed by: Michael Dougherty (Krampus)
Synopsis: Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
3. Star Wars Episode IX
Release date: December 20
Cast: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac
Directed by: J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Synopsis: The further adventures of Rey (Ridley), Finn (Boyega) and Poe Dameron (Isaac).
2. Detective Pikachu
Release date: May 10
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe
Directed by: Rob Letterman (Goosebumps)
Synopsis: The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim (Smith) to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner (Reynolds), Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
1. Avengers: Endgame
Release date: April 26
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Directed by: Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers: Infinity War)
Synopsis: Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe. A culmination of 11 years and 21 films from Marvel Studios.
There are so many movies I left off this list and it killed me, such as, Captain Marvel, Shazam, Ad Astra, Chaos Walking, Jumanji 3, Hobbs & Shaw, Rocketman, and Glass. But we want to know, what films are you looking forward to in 2019? Let us know.