From Avengers 4 (now known as Avengers: Endgame) to Toy Story 4, StarWars to The Lion King, Disney has at least five films that could very well break the £1 billion mark at the global box office in 2019.
But there’s plenty more to get excited about as well as the box office big hitters, including Quentin Tarantino’s latest, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ second feature, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Olivia Colman’s turn as Queen Anne in The Favourite.
Here are the biggest and most anticipated movie releases of 2019. Check back for more details and new additions as the year goes on.
The Favourite – release date 1st January 2019
Olivia Colman has already bagged a Golden Globe nomination and is one of the favourites (sorry) to take home the best actress Oscar for her turn as Queen Anne in The Favourite. The drama from art film auteur Yorgos Lanthimos has been drawing rave reviews all through festival season, and now is finally released in cinemas.
Starring: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone
Stan and Ollie – release date 11th January 2019
Comedy duo Laurel and Hardy are brought to life by Steve Coogan and John C Reilly in this biopic, which sees them attempt to reignite their careers on a theatre tour through post-war Britain.
Starring: Steve Coogan, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson
Glass – release date 18th January 2019
Director M Night Shyamalan has been off the boil for a while now, but the concept here – he has pulled together the narratives from his hit psychological thrillers Unbreakable and Split – will surely draw in crowds out of sheer intrigue. Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson, James McAvoy
Mary Queen of Scots – release date 18th January 2019
Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan look a little less glamorous than usual in this period biopic, in which they play warring cousins Mary Stuart of Scotland and Queen Elizabeth I.
Starring: Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan
Vice – release date 25th January 2019
Christian Bale has once again thrown his whole body into the role for his latest movie, piling on the pounds to play former US Vice President Dick Cheney.
Starring: Amy Adams, Steve Carrell, Christian Bale
Green Book – release date 1st February 2019
An atypical road trip film about a classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) and his Italian American driver (Viggo Mortensen) as they tour venues in America’s south in the 1960s amid major racial tension.
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardinelli, Mahershala Ali
A Private War – release date 15th February 2019
The life and work of Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin (played by Rosamund Pike) are uncovered in this biopic.
Starring: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander
If Beale Street Could Talk – release date 8th February 2019
Oscar winner Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight follow-up, about a pregnant woman in 1970s Harlem who attempts to clear her fiancée’s name of a crime he didn’t commit, is said to be a low-key gem.
Starring: Stephan James, KiKi Layne, Regina King
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – release date 8th February 2019
The original Lego Movie was surprisingly entertaining and full of heart, so expectations are high for part 2, which sees Chris Pratt voice earnest everyman Emmet Brickowski as the Lego metropolis comes under attack from DUPLO invaders.
Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett
Captain Marvel – release date 8th March 2019
Just when you think the Marvel cinematice universe couldn’t be any bigger, they go and stick Room star Brie Larson in it. It’s the first female-led film in the MCU, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Starring: Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L Jackson
Dumbo – release date 29 March 2019
The floppy-eared elephant is brought to life in stunning CGI for this “live-action” remake, which also stars Colin Farrell as one-armed veteran turned circus animal wrangler Holt Farrier.
Starring: Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito
Whatever your thoughts on sequel and reboot culture, you’ll be hard pushed to convince anyone that Beyoncé and Donald Glover leading this CGI re-telling of the Disney classic is not a good idea. Hakuna Matata.
Starring: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – release date 26th July 2019
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