2019 in Film
The biggest releases coming to the flicks in 2019
Release date: 26 April
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been waiting for this release since May of last year. Half of the Marvel characters are dead, Thanos is victorious, and only new heroes allied with the war-weary old guard stand a chance at saving all of existence.
Mary Queen of Scots
Release date: 18 January
Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan star as the most famous cousins in history. Robbie plays the Virgin Queen who seeks to be rid of her troublesome cousin. Blending fact with fiction, it promises to be a real treat seeing these two esteemed actresses playing off one another.
Release date: 5 April
The now-forgotten DC mascot Captain Marvel (not the Marvel one!) is getting his own comedic motion picture in the next instalment of the uneven DC cinematic universe. If nothing else, Shazam will be an interesting look at what once was the most popular hero in print before the 1950s.
Release date: 5 April
After the success of It, another of Stephen King’s more unpleasant works is getting a reboot. A couple with children moves into an idyllic farm house in rural America … next to a cursed burial ground used by children and a road used by eighteen wheelers. No prizes for guessing what comes next.
Godzilla II: King of the Monsters
Release date: 31 May
A personal favourite from my childhood is to be brought back to life as the world’s greatest monster is pitted against three of his classic foes from the original Japanese films. Expect total unadulterated carnage.
The Lion King
Release date: 19 July
After Disney’s overwhelming success with their live-action remakes of Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book, 2019 will see the release of their most ambitious remake of a classic to date. If their previous efforts and the first trailer are anything to go by, we’re all in for quite a treat. Which leads nicely into… *See below*.
Release date: 24 May
This is one I’m a little dubious about (Will Smith as the Genie doesn’t fill me with much hope) but then again, Disney’s live action efforts have proved quite wonderful so far. Much anticipated for the source material as well as its cast, Aladdin will bring an extra dose of joy to Disney fans along with The Lion King and Toy Story 4.