Looking back at 2018, it’s hard to think that 2019 can top it in terms of new movies. Last year contained some of the most successful films of all time, including the Marvel smash hits Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, the Pixar sequel Incredibles 2, and dinosaur thriller Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. There was some brilliant horror (Hereditary, A Quiet Place), dazzling, ambitious sci-fi (Annihilation, Sorry to Bother You), and great family movies (Paddington 2). All in all, a truly great year for cinema.
Luckily, 2019 looks every bit as good. Superheroes remain one the biggest box office draws, and this year Marvel fans can look forward to Avengers: Endgame, the Spider-Man sequel Far From Home, and the big-screen debut of Captain Marvel. Patient DC fans, who had to wait a whole year between movies before Aquaman hit theaters, will be rewarded with two new films–Shazam! and the intriguing Joker prequel. And the X-Men franchise restarts with two movies that were actually meant to come out in 2018–Dark Phoenix and New Mutants.
There’s no shortage of sequels of course. From John Wick: Chapter 2 and Kingsman 3 to Toy Story 4 and Star Wars Episode IX, many of our favorite heroes and villains will be returning for the next instalments. There’s plenty of reboots and remakes too, including Hellboy and two Disney classics in the shape of Aladdin and The Lion King.
It looks like it could be a great year for horror too. The Stephen King adaptation It was one of the most successful horror movies ever released, and September brings the much-anticipated second part of the story. The hugely entertaining Happy Death Day also gets a sequel, there’s a third Annabelle movie on the way, as well as a new adaptation of King’s classic Pet Sematary. And perhaps most excitingly of all, Jordan Peele’s second movie, titled Us, looks set to absolutely terrify us. So here’s the biggest movies to watch over the next 12 months…