There’s nothing quite like waiting to see your favorite superheroes on the big screen. Wonder Woman surpassed all expectations, and the Batman Trilogy kept us going. Looking forward to the 2019 film lineup has us geeked, to say the least, as this could be one of the most epic years to the date when it comes to superhero movies. Enough of the small talk though. Let’s get to it.
Here’s a definitive list of comic books that will be gracing the big screen in 2019, along with their projected release dates:
Film Name: Glass
Projected Release Date: January 18
Many didn’t realize that the 2016 suspense thriller, Split, was a precursor to a superhero film. When you add in the 2000 mystery thriller, Unbreakable, the movie that brings these two together, Split was nearly 20 years in the making. The movie is director M. Night Shyamalan’s trilogy finale, though many say Glass is actually just the beginning of a saga of its own. We’re here for it! James McAvoy returns as Kevin Wendell Crumb, who has a superhero persona known as “The Beast.” Bruce Willis continues his role as David Dunn, and Samuel L. Jackson joins the cast as Elijah Price.
Film Name: Hellboy
Projected Release Date: April 12
Maybe add “see superhero movies in 2019” to your New Year’s resolutions, because Hollywood wasted no time. Come springtime, Hellboy will help you warm up from the winter. Actor David Harbour stars in the reboot, which looks like it will follow in the footsteps of the Guillermo del Toro version of the film, mixing a bit of action and humor. This definitely deviates from the seriousness of the comics, but we’re interested in seeing how it will turn out.
Film: X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Projected Release Date: June 7
It’s been a few years since the X-Men came together on the big screen, and in
X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Jean Grey is the crew’s most formidable foe. We watched as Grey fought against (and lost) her internal demons in 2014’s X-Men: The Last Stand, and we can’t wait to see how Professor X and Magneto come together with the crew in an attempt to help Jean Grey save her soul. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Jennifer Lawrence in her role as Mystique, James McAvoy as Professor X, and Sophie Turner transform into Jean Grey, and if the trailer is any indication of the multi-faceted intrigue of the film, we’re ready.
Film: Captain Marvel
Projected Release Date: March 8
Movies featuring strong female leads like Wonder Woman are the makings of blockbuster hits, and Marvel’s Captain Marvel, the story of Carol Danvers is definitely high on our list of must-see movies. Brie Larson plays Captain Marvel, and we’re interested to see how she’ll contribute to the wide variety of Marvel movies. Danvers is joined by some fan favorites, including Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson. The movie takes us back to the 90s (aka best decade ever) where we learn more about Danvers’ backstory, her alien powers, and how she fits into the Marvel Universe.
Projected Release Date: April 5
The first of three movie releases in the DC Universe, SHAZAM!, looks like it’s going to be a great portrayal of the lighter side of DC. Played by Asher Angel, Billy Baston is a kid who can turn into an adult superhero by uttering just one word, and his skills are put to the test when he gears up to battle villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, played by Mark Strong. Director David S. Sandberg, who is usually heading horror films, makes the jump to superheroes, and we’re excited to see his vision for SHAZAM!.
Film: Avengers: Endgame
Projected Release Date: April 26
They told us they wouldn’t name Avengers 4: Endgame but it looks like they led us astray. And we get it: with all the fan conspiracy theories flying around, the studio had to keep some secrets from us. This is the finale (or so we think) we’ve been waiting for. After Infinity War, we’re vying to see what happens next, and judging from the trailer, we’re in for an emotional ride for sure. Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner, the Avengers that remain after Thanos wipes out half the world’s population in Infinity War, do what they can to bring back their friends.
Film: Spider-Man: Far From Home
Projected Release Date: July 5
This might be the superhero movie with the most modern-day reboots, and we love it. Spiderman: Homecoming was one of our favorite versions of the comic. Tom Holland, who was first introduced as Peter Parker in the Avengers series, returns to the big screen for the Spider-Man: Far From Home movie, which is set after the Avengers: Endgame film. We don’t know much about this one, but what we do know is that after whatever happens in Endgame, our beloved neighborhood Spider-Man needs a break and spends some time in Europe. A break turns into a battle though, and Parker meets Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. All we know is we’re definitely waiting for the official trailer release so we can come up with some theories on this one.
Film: The New Mutants
Projected Release Date: August 2
If the official trailer is any indication, The New Mutants might be the creepiest of superhero movies to date. The last of the X-Men installments before the franchise is absorbed into the Marvel Universe, this one is definitely a new and different take. In fact, the film, which was first scheduled to hit the big screen in April 2018, was pushed back over a year just so the crew could add in some reshoots to make the movie scarier than the original cut. Sounds like jumping out of your seat is going to be inevitable if you go see this one (protect your popcorn). In the film, five young mutants who are just coming to terms with their powers try to escape the secret facility where they’re being held. We hear director Josh Boone is a longtime New Mutants fan, so we’re excited to see how his vision pans out.
Projected Release Date: October 4
What’s a year of superhero movies without a good villain film? The Joker is one of our favorite villains of all time, and we’re pretty geeked for this origin story movie. Joker will be played by multi-award winning actor, Joaquin Phoenix. After Heath Ledger’s incredible acting as Joker in the Dark Knight series, we’re interested to see how Phoenix will portray the character. From what we’ve seen so far, this installment of Joker rings true with makeup and outfits that look a lot like we’ve seen throughout the pages of the DC comics. Though it doesn’t come out until the last quarter of 2019, we’re definitely ready for Joker.
There you have it. These are the superhero films to add to your things to do list for 2019. Need an officially licensed t-shirt to wear to opening night? Check out our full line today!
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