Most Anticipated Movies Of 2019!

2018 was a big year for the box office — but our money says this year will be EVEN BIGGER!

With finales for the Avengers, the X-Men, and the Skywalkers, new heroes like Captain Marvel and… Captain Marvel (???), and a slew of Disney reimaginings, you can bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow’s ticket sales will be HUGE.

Photos: 19 Stars To Watch In 2019

Which movie are YOU most looking forward to??

See the list (below)!

1. Glass

Studio: Universal Pictures

Release Date: January 18, 2019

M. Night Shyamalan took fans by surprise with a hidden sequel to his 2000 hit Unbreakable with 2017’s Split. And that little Blumhouse sleeper was a big enough hit to finance a trilogy-ending finale.

Samuel L. Jackson reprises his role as the osteogenesis imperfecta suffering mastermind from the original and this time takes center stage in what looks to be a serious superhero mindbender.

Will Night pull off the ultimate twist by making yet ANOTHER critically acclaimed movie?

2. The Lego Movie 2

Studio: Warner Bros

Release Date: February 8, 2019

Phil Lord and Chris Miller did the impossible in 2014 by taking a movie about a toy brand and pleasing both audiences AND critics.

Can they do it again with a sequel that hits just as big as the original?

If anyone can, it’s the brains behind 22 Jump Street and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

3. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Studio: Dreamworks

Release Date: February 22, 2019

The third How To Train Your Dragon film is officially the the finale of the trilogy.

We won’t say anything about how the books end, but if the adapted story follows the same path, the children’s film promises cheers and tears aplenty.

4. Captain Marvel

Studio: Marvel Studios (Disney)

Release Date: March 8, 2019

It took 10 years, but Marvel Studios are finally giving one of their female superheroes her own movie. When DC did this, they had their best one ever!

This also marks a bit of a power increase for the MCU. Carol Danvers is a one-woman Earth-defending army, so the action scenes should be, quite literally, out of this world.

5. Us

Studio: Universal Pictures

Release Date: March 15, 2019

Jordan Peele made his directorial debut with 2017’s Get Out — and absolutely killed it, scaring audiences, impressing critics, and making Blumhouse over $100 million in the process.

With his sophomore effort he’s sticking to horror with another terrifying-looking take sure to get people talking.

6. Dumbo

Studio: Disney

Release Date: March 29, 2019

Disney continues its live action reboot renaissance with the tale of the orphan elephant with the power of flight.

And they’ve hired Tim Burton to hopefully bring some of that Alice In Wonderland box office magic to the circus. So far, it looks like it might be the auteur’s least twisted and most adorable film EVER.

7. Shazam!

Studio: Warner Bros

Release Date: April 5, 2019

Unlike Superman and Batman, Captain Marvel is a pretty obscure DC hero. That and his name having to be changed so as not to conflict with Marvel’s hero of the same name (LONG story) have made this seem like a longshot on Warner Bros’ behalf.

However, the trailer — which broke down the idea of a young boy magically transformed into a superhero — won over audiences at last summer’s Comic-Con, and could become the studio’s biggest surprise hit!

8. Hellboy

Studio: Lionsgate

Release Date: April 12, 2019

Fans have wanted a third Hellboy movie for years — though this isn’t exactly what they had in mind.

Now filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro is off winning Oscars, and Stranger Things star David Harbour is the horned hero. The action-packed first look has a lot of potential — though it also has fans of the previous films a little worried…

9. Avengers: Endgame

Studio: Marvel Studios (Disney)

Release Date: April 26, 2019

Possibly the most anticipated movie of all time, the fourth entry in the Avengers series will be the culmination of over 20 films and 10 years of the MCU.

The plot is being kept tightly under wraps, which is smart considering everyone in the world NEEDS to know what happens next after that shocking Infinity War cliffhanger.

What we do know? This is going to be the end of the road for several of the most beloved blockbuster heroes in film history.

Are YOU ready??

10. POKEMON: Detective Pikachu

Studio: Warner Bros

Release Date: May 10, 2019

Is there a Pokemon version of a dark horse? Because this is definitely one of those!

The oddball concept confused a lot of people, but the trailer — featuring the voice of Ryan Reynolds as the fuzzy crimefighter — is fresh, funny, and popular, scoring millions of views in its first few hours.

11. Aladdin

Studio: Disney

Release Date: May 24, 2019

One of Disneys’s biggest hits of the ’90s returns in a very different form.

OK, the Genie isn’t blue and Jafar is too hot to hate — but you KNOW when Jasmine and Prince Ali take that magic caret ride to A Whole New World, everyone will fall right back in love.

At least, that’s Disney’s big wish!

12. Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Studio: Warner Bros

Release Date: May 31, 2019

2014’s Godzilla was a bit underwhelming, but the sequel is already looking to make up for the lack of monster time — with a dozen new creatures!

But if they kill off a beloved TV actor in the first 20 minutes of this one, we can’t be held accountable for audiences burning down the theater with their atomic fire breath.

#ProtectEleven

13. Dark Phoenix

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Release Date: June 7, 2019

This is it.

Planned or not, this is apparently the final X-Men chapter Fox will ever make before Disney gets the rights, and they get rebooted into the MCU.

And even though Apocalypse was underwhelming we have to think audiences will be coming back for the big finish — especially considering it’s meant to be an apology for X3.

14. Men In Black: International

Studio: Sony

Release Date: June 14, 2019

After three hit-and-miss installments, Sony decided to bring some new blood to the alien law enforcement — in the form of Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson!

They already proved they have serious chemistry in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok — but can they pull off the suit-and-tie look?

OK, dumb question, of course they can, but will the MOVIE be good?? LOLz!

15. Toy Story 4

Studio: Disney/Pixar

Release Date: June 21, 2019

The last time we checked in with these characters, they scored Pixar a Best Picture nomination!

Now nine years later the toys are back in town, and we have the studio’s first ever quadrilogy. We hope it was worth the wait!

16. Spider-Man: Far From Home

Studio: Marvel Studios (Disney)

Release Date: July 5, 2019

Not much is known about the sequel to Homecoming, but we have heard it will spin out of the events of Avengers: Endgame.

Oh yeah, and Jake Gyllenhaal will play new villain Mysterio. And it was filmed all over the world.

Did we mention it’s the new Spider-Man movie??

17. The Lion King

Studio: Disney

Release Date: July 19, 2019

OK, not exactly “live action” but let’s call it a photoreal reboot?

With an even more advanced version of the technology he used to bring The Jungle Book to life, Jon Favreau hopes this version will be just as big a hit as the cartoon and the stage musical.

His not-so-secret weapon? An A-list cast comprised of Donald GloverBeyonceSeth RogenBilly Eichner, and the OG Mufasa himself, James Earl Jones.

18. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

Studio: Sony

Release Date: July 26, 2019

The (supposedly) penultimate film from Quentin Tarantino is one of his most controversial.  Will his version of the Manson family murders subvert history like his WWII?

With an all-star cast on board including Brad PittLeonardo DiCaprioSamuel L. Jackson, and Margot Robbie, we can’t wait to find out!

19. New Mutants

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Release Date: August 2, 2019

Remember this one?

The long-delayed X-Men spinoff starring Dark Phoenix’s TV sis Maisie Williams, along with a cast of fellow rising stars including Anya Taylor-Joy from The Witch and Charlie Heaton from Stranger Things, will finally see the light of day a whopping 16 MONTHS after its originally slated release date.

The story the studio tried to sell about the delay was the film had to be retooled to be push the horror even more-er. But clearly reshoots didn’t take over a year!

No, we’re thinking this had more to do with the unfortunate timing of having tried to start off a new franchise RIGHT before the news hit Disney would be buying up Fox’s film wing — and with it the rights to all the Marvel characters they’d held so long.

At this point we’re lucky we get to see this one at all as it’s sure not to fit into the MCU’s version of mutantkind — something we’re sure will be announced by the end of 2019. In fact, our money is on a big announcement just after this flick has hit home video, maybe in October.

Long story short? This may well be the final film ever released in Fox’s version of the Marvel universe. Let’s hope they go out with a bang and not a whimper.

20. It: Chapter Two

Studio: Warner Bros

Release Date: September 6, 2019

The first half of the classic book adaptation became the biggest hit Stephen King ever had on the big screen, putting a lot of pressure on the inevitable follow-up.

The addition of Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy to the grownup Losers Club is certainly a good start!

We just hope this one is even scarier than the first.

21. Star Wars: Episode IX

Studio: Lucasfilm (Disney)

Release Date: December 10, 2019

The ultimate finale. The still-untitled film is the last installment of the trilogy of trilogies retroactively dubbed the Skywalker Saga.

While Disney will continue printing money with the brand, they’ve sworn to stay away from the story that started it all. For now at least.

With the divisive The Last Jedi, will complaining fans come back?

Of COURSE they will, it’s a Star Wars movie, they have to see how it all ends! And with The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams at the helm, it’s sure to be a four-quadrant adventure film.

At least, that’s our new hope

[Image via Warner Bros/Disney/Marvel Studios/YouTube.]

Jan 8, 2019 6:00am PDT