This one goes without saying really but it’s top of our list for a reason (beyond being the next big release this year). Released March 8th, this is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, expected to be a box office hit worldwide, and potentially break some money making records whilst it’s there.
The horror, starring Academy-Award-winning Lupito Nyong’o, is released March 22nd. Whilst horrors have traditionally fallen short in the box office due to their niche nature, they appear to be having their moment – remember the hype around Stephen King’s It?
Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King
When has a live-action remake Disney remake ever failed us? Dumbo, the much loved classic should be no different. Released March 29th – March is set to be a good month in the box office! If Dumbo’s on the list we couldn’t not include Aladdin – starring Will Smith as the all-singing-all-dancing, blue genie in the lamp. This one is released May 24th. Last but not least, The Lion King will be released July 19th.
The prequel, Avengers: Infinity War, made just shy of £2.05bn at the worldwide box office. Having ended on a cliffhanger that could have competed with the Italian Job, there’ll be plenty flocking to see this one. This time, the Avengers (what’s left of them anyway) will be joined by newcomer Captain Marvel – who knows what she will bring (back) to the team? Released April 26th.
The X-Men origin story follows Jean Grey’s rise and fall as one of the most powerful mutants to ever live. The other members of the team face a moral dilemma – do they save their friend or risk losing many at the hands of her abilities? Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, and Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner will return to grace our screens June 7th. Anyone else starting to feel like Disney is going to dominate 2019?
Toy Story 4
I mean, when has this not been a hit? Released June 21st, alongside two R-Rated horrors – it’ll be child’s play for the movie at the box office.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
After the end of Avengers: Infinity War, we’re all waiting with bated breath to see Peter Parker’s next steps. Unfortunately we’ll be waiting until July 5th for the answers to the big questions, like how is Peter going to juggle superhero-ing with Tony Stark with his college schedule?
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
WIth its star studded cast – Leo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt – this one’s set to be a hit. Set in the late 60s, an actor and his stunt double grasp at the straws of success in a fading Hollywood. Released July 26th.
It: Chapter Two
See above comments, this was the movie that changed the game when it comes to horror and the box office. This one comes out September 6th.
The hit ITV drama as a film, with the original cast – what’s not to love? The movie will be released September 20th alongside another period drama (this time the 70s) The Kitchen, this one follows the story of the wives of New York’s most notorious gangsters.
In a sea of MCU/Disney movies we felt we had to include at least one DC (note that Shazam! is mysteriously absent from this list?). An origin story we’ve all been waiting for, but can they pull it off? We’ll find out October 4th.
The Addams Family
The animated adaptation of the cult classic starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Charlize Theron, and Oscar Isaac will be released October 11th.
Whilst it may not be your cup of tea, it will warm the hearts of millions of kids who will be singing the songs for the next 5 years so we’re warning you now, this is going to be a hit! The sequel will be released November 22nd, just in time for Christmas!
Star Wars: Episode IX
The final chapter (supposedly) of the saga that has consistently broken records on every release is in cinemas December 20th. The franchise will forever be a safe bet when it comes to box office figures.
If Rachel Green would watch it, who are we to argue? The book is a classic by anyone’s standards and, in the hands of Greta Gerwig, nothing can stop the film being equally as good. The movie is released December 27th.
…And scene. We told you it was a comprehensive guide! Are there any movies you think we’ve missed or want to change our minds about? Tweet us @thenextbigfilm_ or let us know in the comments!