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If your New Year's resolution is to watch more movies, you're in luck. This year in 2019, we have lots of cinematic excitement in store for us. From Marvel to live-action Disney classics, these are the top ten films we will look forward to in theaters.
This March, Marvel will introduce their new hero, Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson). With help from Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Carol Danvers will protect Earth from two alien races who are at war with each other. Set in the 1990s, the origin of this female super hero will set her up as a new member of the Avengers. Speaking of which...
The fourth installment of the Avengers series picks up from the devastating events of Infinity War. Thanos (Josh Brolin) has destroyed half the universe and the life and Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downy Jr.), hangs in the balance. The surviving members of the Avengers are tasked with saving what's left of their world before it's too late. Avengers: Endgame premieres in theaters on April 26th.
'The New Mutants'
Based on the comics by Chris Claremont, New Mutants chronicles the lives of five teenage mutants who are just now discovering their powers. They are held in a secret facility where they are forced to face the horrors of their past and present. The film takes a dark and creepy new spin on the X-Men universe. After being delayed, The New Mutants will finally be released on August 2nd.
James Gunn's Brightburn begs the question, what if baby Superman crashed into Earth and turned out to be evil? Well, he's not actually Superman, but you get it. Elizabeth Banks stars as the mother of an adopted alien child, who starts to exhibit some sinister behavior and abilities. Like The New Mutants, the film is doing something different with the superhero/villain genre by adding some horror in it. Brightburn will hit theaters on Memorial Day.
Coming this month is M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, a sort of sequel to Unbreakable and Split. It will be exciting to see the characters of Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Samuel L. Jackson, come together on screen. Glass is going to start this new year with a bang!
This May, Aladdin is continuing the trend of live-action Disney classics. Will Smith stars as the powerful and eccentric Genie, which was made famous by the late and great Robin Williams. It will be interesting to see this new interpretation on the tales of Arabian nights. What a whole new world!
Again, another live-action Disney film. At least this one has a new story. Dumbo is a small, lovable elephant with big ears who is separated from his mother at the circus. Two children discover that the big ears allow Dumbo to fly and is looked after by their father (Colin Farrell) when he's discovered by the mysterious ring leader (Michael Keaton). Dumbo's adventures flies into theaters on March 29th. The film is directed by Tim Burton, so hopefully this will be better than his Alice in Wonderland.
'The Lion King' (2019)
Thanks to the ground-breaking effects of The Jungle Book (2016), director Jon Favreau can bring The Lion King to life. The CGI remake stars big talent like Donald Glover, Beyonce, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, and James Earl Jones who will reprise his role as Mufasa. Iconic songs such as "Circle of Life" and "Hakuna Matata" will also be included in the film. Pride Rock will come alive this summer.
Jordan Peele broke barriers with his horror debut, Get Out. Now he follows that success with Us. Lupita Nyong'o and her family take a vacation to their beach house with family friends, only to be haunted by doppelgangers of themselves. This terrifying and fascinating premise will sure to lure in an audience when it hits theaters on May 15th. Us also stars Winston Duke from Black Panther and Elisabeth Moss.
Based on the young adult novels by Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl is about a young criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy and holds her for ransom to fund the search of his father. The leading character of a children's film is not usually a boy who's morally flawed. This fantasy, directed by Kenneth Branagh, could set itself apart from Harry Potter and the Narnia series. Artemis Fowl stars Josh Gadd and Judi Dench with Disney behind the production. The premier is set for August 9th.
Can't wait for these exciting new movies. What about you? Will 2019 be the best cinematic year yet?