2018 was a massive year for films, and with plenty of long-awaited sequels, prequels, reboots and remakes…
The upcoming year seems to be another big one for the silver screens. Here are five films to put in your calendar for 2019:
What Men Want
In a gender-swapped take on Mel Gibson’s What Women Want, we see Taraji P. Henson as a sports agent boxed out by the male counterparts in her profession who gains an edge when attains the ability to hear their thoughts. Due for release on 25th January 2019, this one seems like the perfect way to ease into a year stocked full of great films.
2019 is set to be the year of superhero films with Hellboy, Captain Marvel, Shazam! and Spider-Man: Far from Home all slated for release. But none have brought on as much excitement – and an explosion of fan theories – as Avengers: Endgame bring together the top superhero team again after this year’s smash hit Infinity War. The much-anticipated film is expected to release on 26th April in the UK.
It: Chapter II
Following the critical and commercial success of its first instalment which brought Stephen King’s terrifying dancing clown Pennywise to life IT is back to haunt you again. Expected to hit screens across UK in July, the film takes off 30 years after the incidents of the first one, and features a grown-up cast including Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgard returning as Pennywise.
Toy Story 4
Woody, Buzz and the rest of the playtime pals set off on the road to find Woody’s love interest Bo Peep in the fourth instalment of the much-loved Pixar film Toy Story. The third film rounded off the journey of the toys in the perfect fashion, but a comeback is always welcome. With a returning main cast, the feature-length directorial debut from Josh Cooley hits screens on 21st June.
The Lion King
Following the CGI, live-action re-telling of The Jungle Book in 2016; Director Jon Favreau returns with his take on another beloved classic, Lion King. Boasting a brilliant cast of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala and James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa, the film is sure to tug at heartstrings and bring back a rush of nostalgia, with its release on 19th July.
Honourable mentions go to the many other films to look forward to in 2019, including; Chaos Walking starring Tom Holland, James Wan production The Curse of La Llorana, romantic-drama The Rosie Project, John Wick: Chapter 3 starring Keanu Reeves, and Melissa McCarthy showing off what Mrs Clause can do in November release Margie Clause.
By Malvika Padin