As we speed our way into another summer, looking back and what has already been a fantastic year for films, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s not much left to see. “After Avengers: Endgame and John Wick: Chapter 3, what else could there be?” I hear you cry. Never fear, that’s what I’m here for. Here’s a reminder of 10 must see films still to come in 2019.
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BrightBurn – June 21st
Kick off your summer right with a little superhero action with a big twist. Brightburn is the new film by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) fame and directed by David Yarovesky. The film has apremise similar to that of Superman: a kid crashes to earth in a ship only to be found by a couple who adopt him as theirs. However things take a dark turn when the child feels driven to use his new-found superpowers to harm the innocent…
Toy Story 4 – June 24th
Toy Story finally returns after a long hiatus from our screens. Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the gang are on yet another adventure, this time with their new friend: Forky. After getting doubts about being a toy, the new member runs away from their owner, Bonnie, and it’s up to our heroes to bring him home. But there are one or two obstacles along the way…
Spider-Man: Far From Home – July 2nd
Peter Parker (Tom Holland), still recovering from the events of Avengers: Endgame, is struggling to settle back into his school and super life. Deciding to go on a relaxing school trip, all is well until Nick Fury shows up out of the blue, needing his help to stop another menace from wreaking havoc.
The Dead Don’t Die – July 12th
Spearheaded by the acting talent of Bill Murray (Ghostbusters) and Adam Driver (Star Wars), The Dead Don’t Die offers a satirical take on a zombie apocalypse in small town America. These two Sheriffs find themselves in the midst of an epidemic alongside a star studded cast such as including Selena Gomez and Iggy Pop. Could this be 2019’s sleeper hit?
The Lion King – July 19th
Long live the King! Simba is back and furrier than ever, in this live-action retelling of the popular Disney hit. After Simba (Donald Glover) is usurped by his uncle, Scar (Chiwetel Ejiofor), he is exiled and begins a journey of self-discovery. With the help of his new found friends, will he be able to take back what’s rightfully his?
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood – August 14th
Legendary Director Quentin Tarantino’s long awaited ninth film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, finally drops this year. With the likes of Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie taking center stage, we’ve got one which definitely shouldn’t disappoint. Its 1969, and Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) struggle to find their feet in the ever changing world of television and showbiz.
Joker – October 4th
DC’s cinematic retelling for the origin of the world famous super-villain Joker. Joaquin Pheonix takes on the role as Arthur Fleck, a failing comedian in Gotham City. Downbeaten and failed by society, Arthur begins to become twisted, eventually donning the clown garb for something more than to entertain.
Zombieland: Double Tap – October 11th
After the original became an unexpected runaway hit, Zombieland is back on their 10 year anniversary with their appropriately named sequel: Zombieland: Doubletap. Despite the release being not too far away, we know little to nothing about the plot thus far. Its 10 years on and Wichita (Emma Stone), Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) and Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) are still kicking, but now face the threat of newly evolved zombies. What does that mean? Who knows, but we’re all itching to know more.
Terminator: Dark Fate – October 25th
Much like Zombieland, very little if not less is known about Terminator: Dark Fate. We know Arnold Schwarzenegger is returning once again as the Terminator, which is exciting enough without throwing in Linda Hamilton, who’s reprising her role as Sarah Connor. But we’re not done there, as James Cameron returns as creative consultant and story writer for the flick. The little we know about the plot is that it takes place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and is said to cancel out Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator: Salvation and Terminator: Genesys as canonical to the plot.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – December 19th
Last but not least, Star Wars is back for the last time before their announced hiatus from filmmaking. Disney have said that after rounding off this trilogy they’ll be taking a three year break from the big screen, returning with a new, mysterious trilogy. Though little is known about the film, what we do know is enough to get most Star Wars fans pumped, such as Ian McDiarmid returning as Emperor Palpetine/Darth Sideous. Anyone who’s seen the teaser trailer will know about the goosebumps this evokes.