X-Men: Dark Phoenix - June 7
Originally meant to release in 2018 but pushed back to Summer 2019 is X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The movie is the fourth film in Fox's relaunch of the X-Men franchise that started with X-Men: First Class, but will also be the end; with the Disney-Fox merger looming, this is all but confirmed to be the final appearances by these actors. The film will center around Sophie Turner's Jean Grey as first-time director Simon Kinberg attempts to right the wrongs that came with X-Men: The Last Stand. The movie's delay is looked at as a good move by those involved, but reports of reshoots still leave some reasons for concern. Hopefully, the final film by James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Kodie Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, and others will finish on a high note.
Spider-Man: Far From Home - July 6
Almost immediately after Avengers 4 resets the MCU, Tom Holland's Spider-Man swings back into theaters to pick up the pieces and move the universe forward. Spider-Man: Far From Home comes out on July 6 of next year. The sequel will take Peter Parker overseas for his latest adventure, which appears to team him up with S.H.I.E.L.D. as Nick Fury and Maria Hill are going to return. This time, it will be Jake Gyllenhaal as Mysterio who becomes the big bad (or good, as originally reported). With possibly Chameleon or even Hydro-Man popping up, Spidey's going to be tested again - all while traveling Europe with his friends.
New Mutants - August 2
Long after it was originally scheduled to hit theaters, New Mutants is currently set to finally release on August 2. The Josh Boone directed flick saw a trailer debut over a year ago, when Fox released it in October of 2017. It showcased a horror tone and a talented young cast that includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Maisie Williams, and more. But, there's been plenty of turmoil since. It has been delayed twice, now to its current August date, all while reports of big reshoots in New Mutants' future to fix the tone and even add new characters. There's already plenty of speculation that Disney could elect to shift the film to their streaming service or even Hulu upon the Fox acquisition going through. As of right now though, New Mutants could be the last X-Men related movie to come out of the studio.
Joker - October 14
With superhero movies becoming so mainstream, Warner Bros. is looking to switch things up with Joker. Joaquin Phoenix may have flirted with the idea of playing Doctor Strange in the past, but he's now set to play the Clown Prince of Crime in an origin story. The movie is directed by The Hangover's Todd Phillips and is going to give audiences a completely different take on Batman's biggest foe. With cast members like Zazie Beetz and Robert De Niro (but no longer Alec Baldwin), it is shaping up quite well. It's also being made for a much smaller budget and is targeting an R-rating, with the current release date of October 4.
Spawn - ???
Even though we've run through all of the currently confirmed releases, Todd McFarlane's Spawn could very well be ready for a 2019 release too. He's brought Jamie Foxx onboard to play the titular character, but it will be Jeremy Renner as Twitch who is the focal point of the film. Blumhouse is backing the film - which is being written, directed, and produced by McFarlane - and is bringing their low-budget mentality to the anti-hero. If everything comes together smoothly, Spawn may very well be the tenth superhero movie to hit theaters in 2019.
- Hellboy (2019) release date: Apr 12, 2019
- Glass (2019) release date: Jan 18, 2019
- X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) release date: Jun 07, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- New Mutants (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Joker (2019) release date: Oct 04, 2019