2019 Movies

James Bond 25 (2019)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Plot details are unknown. Film is a continuation of the James Bond film franchise and will serve as Daniel Craig’s possible final outing as 007.

Artwork is from the Bond film Skyfall.

Captain Marvel (2019)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.  Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Shazam! (2019)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Fantasy

A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

Billy Batson is a young boy chosen by the wizard Shazam to be the world’s mightiest mortal. Whenever he calls on the wizard’s name, he turns into a superhero named Captain Marvel who possess the wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.

Shazam is one of the movies to be added to DC’s growing Extended Universe, to release in 2019. After months of speculations, it is confirmed that director David F. Sandberg will direct the movie based on a screenplay written by Henry Gayden.

Dwayne Johnson has long been confirmed to play the Shazam villain, Black Adam, but he may not appear in this film. The actor shared that his character will be more like the New 52 version of the character – more like an anti-hero than anything else.

As of this writing, the director has revealed that pre-production has already begun with filming eyed to begin in early 2018. He also revealed that two separate actors will play Billy and his superhero alter-ego. No actor has been announced to play the lead yet but John Cena and Joshua Sasse are considered frontrunners for the role.

Billy and Captain Marvel first appeared in Whiz Comics #2, published by Fawcett Comics. He was created by writer Bill Parker and artist C.C. Beck in 1939. He is considered one of the most popular characters in the 1940s, and became the first comic superhero to be featured in a film.

A copyright infringement suit filed by DC Comics caused the halt of the comic publication in 1953. DC would later acquire the rights to the character, and he joined the DC universe.

Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Plot details are unknown at this time. The film will conclude the third Star Wars sequel trilogy and possibly the entire Skywalker saga. In September 2017 Colin Trevorrow was removed as director of Episode IX and replaced shortly thereafter by J.J. Abrams who will co-write and direct the final installment of the trilogy he started.

Untitled Fast & Furious Spinoff (2019)

  • Genre: Action, Thriller

A spinoff of the Fast & Furious movie franchise centered on the characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, played by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jason Statham respectively.

The project was confirmed shortly after The Fate of the Furious was released in theaters in April 2017. Fate of the Furious originally included a post-credits scene that set the stage for the Hobbs/Shaw spinoff, but it was ultimately dropped from the film’s theatrical release.

New Mutants (2019)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

An adaptation of the New Mutants comic books, this X-Men cinematic universe installment follows five new mutants who are held in a secret facility against their will. Together, they must fight the dangers of their powers and deal with their troubled pasts, if they are to save themselves.

A new breed of X-Men heroes will make their debut on the big screen soon with the movie adaptation of The New Mutants. The film will follow the story of five young mutants who are kept in a secret facility just as they are discovering their abilities. They will have to work together to free themselves, while battling conflicts among themselves and within themselves.

The movie is set to premiere in April 2018 and will feature mutants Magik/Illyana Rasputin (Anya Taylor-Joy), Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair (Maisie Williams), Cannonball/Sam Guthrie (Charlie Heaton), Sunspot/Roberta da Costa (Henry Zaga), Mirage/Danielle Monstar (Blu Hunt) and Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga).

Director Josh Boone himself wrote co-wrote the screenplay with his friend Knate Lee. They are both fans of the comic series. They started working on the film concept right after Boone finished working on his blockbuster film, The Fault in Our Stars. After creating a comic book inspired by Chris Claremont’s work, they presented their idea for a trilogy to X-Men producer Simon Kinberg. In May 2015, Fox inked a deal with Boone to direct the standalone X-Men films spinoff based on the screenplay they made.

Filming for The New Mutants started on July 10, 2017 under the working title Growing Pains, in Boston. It is revealed that the film will have a full-fledged horror movie style, which is unlike previous X-Men films. Boone further revealed that there will be no costumes and no super-villains. Instead, the lead characters are going up against a psychic monster known as the Demon Bear who is connected to Mirage.

Filming wrapped up in September with the director and the cast posting photos of the milestone in their social media accounts.

Gambit (2019)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Plot details are unknown. The film will be a solo vehicle for the popular X-Men character Gambit (Tatum), and reboot the “Ragin’ Cajun” for the big screen, undoing what was established in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

A continuation of the X-Men: First Class timeline that explores Jean Grey’s (Sophie Turner) transformation into Dark Phoenix.

The transformation of Jean Grey into a Dark Phoenix will be explored in the upcoming movie, X-Men: Dark Phoenix. The story is set 10 years after the events that occurred in X-Men: Apocalypse where Jean Grey was led into unleashing the full power of her Phoenix abilities in order to help her team defeat the ancient and powerful mutant, En Sabah Nur, played by Oscar Isaac.

The upcoming movie is not the first to explore the transformation of Jean into her dark alter ego. This had already been explored in the third X-Men movie The Last Stand, wherein the character of Jean Grey was played by actress Famke Janssen. 

Unlike the previous adaptation of the transformation, the upcoming movie will be a close adaptation of Chris Claremont’s “Dark Phoenix Saga.” The movie is directed by Simon Kinberg, who is also the writer and co-producer of the film.

Turner will reprise her role once again together with James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, and Evan Peters as Quicksilver. 

Jessica Chastain will join the cast to play the empress of the villainous Shi’ar, who is out to destroy Phoenix while actress Summer Fontana has been cast as the young Jean Grey.

Wonder Woman 2 (2019)

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

A sequel to Wonder Woman that further follows the adventures of Diana of Themyscira. Plot details are unknown at this time. (Poster is for the original Wonder Woman.)

A standalone sequel, Wonder Woman 2 has officially been announced by Warner Bros. The movie which features actress Gal Gadot in the titular role already has a premiere date and it is happening on December 13, 2019.

Director of the first film, Patty Jenkins has yet to announce her involvement as of this writing but an agreement and official announcement is expected to happen soon. The first movie was a surprise success having surpassed the $800 million box office making it the highest grossing film directed by a woman. It has also become the highest grossing superhero origin film.

The first movie was set in 1918 towards the end of World War 2 although Diana Prince has already appeared in a more recent timeline in Zack Snyder’s 2016 movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. She is also set to appear in Justice League which will be shown on November 17, 2017 together with Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), The Flash/Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), Superman/Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck).

No movie plot has been shared yet as well but many believe that a big time jump will happen. It is widely believed to happen at a time after the events on Justice League, or possibly in the 1980s. No other cast members have been confirmed to return.

The 2017 Wonder Woman film introduced Diana Prince as the daughter of Queen Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) who ruled over the Amazons in the hidden island of Themyscira. They are of mythological descent as a race of warrior women created by Zeus.

In 1918 she meets Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), an American pilot whom she rescues from a plane crash. They become romantically involved and fought against the Germans in hopes to stop the war. Ares (David Thewlis) who is believed to have caused the war among humans also appears and reveals Diana’s destiny.

Hellboy (2019)

  • Rating: Not Yet Rated
  • -Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror

A relaunch of the Hellboy comic book movie franchise, in which Big Red himself must face off against the deadly Blood Queen.

Hellboy is a comic book character created by Mike Mignolia, who made his first appearance in 1993’s San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2 before receiving a regularly published series published by Dark Horse. His powers include superhuman strength, high levels of endurance, resistance to injury, and a healing factor that makes him immune to all diseases. Hellboy can also understand ancient languages and has a utility belt with numerous tools and weapons. He ages differently from humans, with most stories portraying him between 6 and 10 human years old.

Guillermo del Toro originally brought Hellboy to the big screen with Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army starring Ron Perlman as the titular hero, which were released in 2004 and 2008, respectively. While both received positive reviews, they had underwhelming performances at the box office, hurting the chances of a third installment ever being made. After years of speculation and hope from fans, del Toro finally put an end to the talks by saying a Hellboy 3 (which would have been the biggest of the trilogy) wasn’t going to happen. This opened the door for a cinematic reboot, which features Stranger Things‘ David Harbour as Hellboy.

The reboot is going for an R rating, looking to capitalize on the success of blockbusters like Deadpool and Logan, which were also geared towards adults.

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Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel (2019)

  • Rating: PG-13
  • -Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Plot details are unknown at this time. The film, which is a direct sequel to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, is said to deal with the aftermath of The Avengers 4 and help the Marvel Cinematic Universe transition into its next era.

Tony Stark/Iron Man will not appear, but the film will feature another Marvel character alongside Spider-Man. Artwork is from the first Homecoming film.

The Crow (2019)

  • Genre: Action, Horror

A film reboot of The Crow franchise, which revolves around Eric Draven: a musician who, along with his girlfriend, is brutally murdered, only for him to come back as a vengeance-seeking specter.

The reboot was based at Relatively Media for several years and went through multiple directors and actors, before finally moving over to Sony in September 2017. Director Corin Hardy became loosely attached to the project in 2015, with Jason Momoa lining up to star in 2016. In March 2018, Sony announced that the film would be hitting theaters in Fall 2019.

Artwork is by BossLogic.

Silver and Black (2019)

  • Rating: PG-13

A spinoff of Spider-Man: Homecoming and the second instalment in Sony’s Marvel Universe (an adjunct of the Marvel Cinematic Universe) after Venom, Silver and Black brings together Marvel characters Silver Sable and Black Cat in a heist adventure.

The rumored plot sees notorious thief Felicia Hardy a.k.a. Black Cat in an international action film that sees her hiding out near the border area between Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil after stealing important, secretive information. Now, several parties are after the Black Cat including Silver Sable, who was hired by the government, and who seeks information from Dmitri Smerdyakov a.k.a. Chameleon on Black Cat’s location.

Silver’s ultimate goal however is to get to main villain Mendel Stromm a.k.a. Gaunt – also searching for Black Cat – who experimented on Silver’s Symkarian people so we can start to see how and why the title characters will team up. Stromm, who may or may not have ties to Norman Osborn (another rumor), has since moved from genetic engineering to robotics and has outfitted two henchmen with exosuit enhancements: Anton Rodriquez a.k.a. Tarantula who gets his spiked feed, and returning from Spider-Man: Homecoming, Mac Gargan a.k.a. Scorpion (Michael Mando) who will get his iconic weaponized tail. Lonnie Lincoln a.k.a. Tombstone also has a small role as a henchman.

 

Masters of the Universe (2019)

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

A live-action adaptation of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe comic book series/animated TV show. Poster artwork is not official.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

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.

Terminator 6 (2019)

  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi

This continuation of the Terminator franchise will serve as a direct sequel to T2: Judgment Day and ignore the events of the other three Terminator sequels.

The Lion King (2019)

  • Genre: Adventure

A 3D CGI-heavy retelling of Disney’s animated The Lion King, in the vein of The Jungle Book (2016). Poster artwork is for the original 1994 2D animated movie.

Glass (2019)

  • Genre: Thriller

Following the conclusion of SPLIT, GLASS finds David Dunn pursuing Kevin Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. Poster artwork is not official.

Aladdin (2019)

  • Genre: Family, Musical

A live-action version of Disney’s 1992 animated film Aladdin. Plots details beyond that are unknown for now.

Top Gun: Maverick/Top Gun 2 (2019)

  • Genre: Action

A sequel to Top Gun in which Maverick is now a flight instructor, teaching the next generation of young, macho, pilots. Poster art is not official.

Toy Story 4 (2019)

  • Genre: Animation

The fourth installment in the Toy Story movie franchise follows Woody and Buzz on an adventure to find Bo Peep.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)

  • Rating: R
  • -Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor… Sharon Tate. Header image is from Django Unchained.

This is the ninth feature film from Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino and his first since 2015’s The Hateful Eight. Initially, it was reported it would focus on the infamous Charles Manson murders, but that element is more of a background aspect, as Tarantino revealed it is set in 1969 Hollywood and is more of an overview of that era. It marks the first time Tarantino is not working with The Weinstein Company, which he parted ways with following Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal.

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Charlie’s Angels (2019)

  • Genre: Action

A movie reboot of the Charlie’s Angels franchise, revolving around three female super-detectives and their mysterious boss. Poster artwork is from the 2000 film.

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