As the best of 2018 is celebrated at the Golden Globes this weekend, we look forward to what’s ahead on the big screen in 2019. From much anticipated superhero debuts to rebooted classics, fantastic universes to real life biopics, there are stories, productions, casts, and soundtracks we simply cannot wait for.
Here are the movies (complete with trailers) we can’t wait to see, and hear, coming up in the next twelve months.
Captain Marvel (March 8)
Why We’re Excited: With ‘Black Panther’ nominated for Best Picture at the Golden Globes, we’re entering a new paradigm when it comes to superhero movies. The first female-led movie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is here with the origin story of the most powerful character so far. Featuring Brie Larson in the title role, this is only the beginning as she is set to reprise her role, in what’s rumored to be a significant way, in the new Avengers movie.
Avengers: Endgame (April 26)
Why We’re Excited: Did we lose half the lives in the universe in vain? Here we find out as (half of?) all our favorite Marvel superheroes come together to complete the Infinity Wars saga. Featuring one of the finest cast lists of the year, this one is as highly-anticipated as they come. We expect #drama. After the sad passing of Stan Lee, the Marvel universe will never be the same again.
Rocketman (May 31)
Why We’re Excited: We loved ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, so we’re totally on board with a biopic of Elton John. Having starred together in ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’, Taron Egerton here plays Sir Elton and we’re here early to proclaim this the most anticipated music movie of the year. Expect an amazing soundtrack, the most costume changes in any movie this year, and audiences singing along to every number.
Toy Story 4 (June 21)
Why We’re Excited: For anyone who grew up with Woody, Buzz and the gang, the release of the third installment of the Toy Story franchise back in 2010 was a dream come true as fear for precious memories tarnished turned into sheer joy. Now a fourth installment is due, and fear has been replaced by expectation. Don’t let us down Pixar!
The Lion King (July 19)
Why We’re Excited: After a solid run of ‘live action’ reboots of Disney animated classics, the Mouse House turns its attention to one of its most beloved animated productions. While ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ featured their fair share of CGI alongside the live action, we can’t wait to see how the first film absent of humans plays out.