10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

Jordan Samuel Jordan Samuel
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December 31st, 2018

Content Editor, Film Critic and Writer for ComiConverse.com, the Founder and co-host of the official Nerdcast Network Podcast

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It seems like 2019 shall be the year of sequels, adaptations and reboots. As the audience look forward to the conclusion of 22 films worth of build up with “Avengers: End Game”. ComiConverse counts down the projects we should look forward to this year. Here a detailed list on some of the most anticipated films of 2019:

1. Glass

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Release Date: Jan 18

Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and Sarah Paulson

McAvoy returns as his signature role in Kevin Wendell Crumb, the breakout character with 24 personalities from “Split” as M. Night Shyamalan brings together his iconic Unbreakable Universe for an Avengers (2012) Level Event. Taking place in a mental institution for those who believe they have superhuman abilities where McAvoy, Willis, and Jackson’s characters are being kept, Paulson plays the psychologist who tries to convince them that they’re just normal people as Willis’ character Dunn uses his abilities to track down Crumb.

2. Alita: Battle Angel

Release Date: February 14

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Stars: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Skrein and Michelle Rodriguez.

After years of development hell, Yukito Kishiro’s Gunnm (Battle Angel) is hitting theatres with Robert Rodriguez. Follows the story of the titular Alita (Salazar), a disembodied "core" who awakens with no memory in a post-apocalyptic world destroyed by a technological fall. Dr. Ido (Waltz) finds her and gives her a new body. They later discover that Alita is more than what she seems and has an extraordinary past. As she navigates her new life, she battles other machines who are empowered with skills.

3. Captain Marvel

Release Date: March

Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou

Marvel’s First Female Hero is heading to big screens in 2019, as Brie Larson suits up as the Iconic Binary Superhero. Following Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy's mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the centre of a galactic conflict between two alien worlds.

4. Shazam!

Release Date: April 5

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Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou

The Worlds Most Famous Childlike Hero also gets his debut on big screens in 2019, with the Lightning Power Shazam crash landing into DC’s Extended Universe. Following Billy Batson, a troubled 14-year-old orphan living in Philadelphia, is set up to move into a new foster home - his seventh in a row - with the Vazquez family and their other five foster kids. One day, Billy gets on a subway car and finds himself transported to a different realm where an ancient wizard gives him the power to transform into a godlike adult superhero by uttering the word "Shazam!" Billy and his new foster brother Freddy Freeman must learn what Billy's new powers are and how to use them in order to stop the villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana from wielding powers of his own

5. Hellboy

Release Date: April 12

Stars:  David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha Lane, Thomas Haden Church

Guillermo del Toro’s Cult Classic Hell Raiser gets another shot at the big screen, in Neil Marshall’s Hellboy. As the devilish Anung Un Rama (Hellboy) prepares to stop an ancient medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy all of mankind.

6. Avengers: Endgame

Release Date: April 26

Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch

All roads lead to this one, with Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame set to conclude the 22 film buildup. And hit fans right in their deep emotional connection with Stan Lee’s iconic lineup of superheroes. In the aftermath of Thanos wiping out half of all life in the universe, the remaining Avengers must do what's necessary to undo the Mad Titan's deed.

7. Pokemon Detective Pikachu

Release Date: May 10

Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Ken Watanabe, Kathryn Newton

Who thought that a Neo-noir Pokemon crime drama, could look so good? Well around 50 million people to be exact. Detective Pikachu (voiced by Reynolds) has to solve the mystery of his former partner’s disappearance, aided by Smith’s Tim Goodman. With “Deadpool,” Reynolds has basically cornered the reluctant-hero-with-a-dry-wit market, and this film looks to inject some of that edge into an iconic brand and resonate with aspiring Pokemon trainers of all ages.

8. Aladdin

Release Date: May 24

Stars:  Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari

It’s a whole new world for the Aladdin Universe, with Will Smith playing the role of Genie in Guy Ritchie’s live-action retelling of the classic 1992 film. The quest for the magic lamp continues, following Disney’s recent trend of creating live-action versions of classic animated movies like with “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Jungle Book.”

9. The Lion King

Release Date: July 19

Stars: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Beyonce, James Earl Jones

Continuing the trend of Disney Remakes: “Lion King” is given the live-action treatment in 2019. Made with photorealistic computer-generated animation, every blade of grass, every gradient in the open sky is visible, and the movie promises to envelop you in a heart-soaring visual experience like no other. And with the likes of Rogen and Beyonce lending their voices to the big screen, you’ll see Pumbaa, Nala, and the various members of the Pride Lands in a different light

10. Dark Phoenix

Release Date: June 7

Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain

The sequel to Marvel’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” saga returns for a reboot, with the all-star cast from the X-Men franchise including McAvoy, Fassbender, and Lawrence. In this instalment, the X-Men are forced to reckon with the Phoenix, played by Turner, whose powers are triggered after a solar flare hits her during a mission to space.

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