We’ve seen everything the previous year has to offer, we’ve sat on the sticky cinema seats many times and eaten our weight in popcorn. Thankfully, with a new year coming around, there are more films on the horizon; prequels to 2018 films or completely new films you’ve never heard of, you’ve got a lot to look forward to. Have a look at our small guide to upcoming films for you to enjoy throughout 2019.
1. Avengers: Endgame
The last installation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We all know how Infinity War ended (if you don’t, you need to watch it!) and April could not come any faster. Last year, half of our favourite superheroes disintegrated into ash. This year, we’re waiting for them to reappear with the help of Captain Marvel and for someone, maybe NASA, to rescue our beloved Tony Stark. Part of the journey is the end after all.
Jordan Peele, director of Get Out, brings us another thriller. Centred around a family that are taking a break to relax with friends, they’re not expecting any guests. Night falls and another family who look eerily similar show up unannounced, bringing terror and chaos. Us launches in March, following the same release month as Get Out.
Disney are positively spoiling us with reboots of classics. Months after Mary Poppins Returns, Disney is releasing another film about our favourite big-eared elephant. With a star-studded cast including Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton and more! Expect music, a one-armed Colin Farrell, circus master DeVito and a pure friendship between Dumbo and Milly & Joe. The live-action remake is to be released early March.
Another year, another Joker. This time the talented Joaquin Phoenix steps into the shoes of Heath Ledger. The film is set in the 1980s and focuses on the background of the Joker and why he became the most notorious enemy of Batman. It’s expected to be released to audiences later this year around October.
5. If Beale Street Could Talk
Beale Street was originally written by James Baldwin and adapted by Academy Award-winning Barry Jenkins into a story about love and how it prevails in the darkest of times. Jenkins introduces us to a soon-to-be married couple. While pregnant, Tish’s fiancé is wrongly imprisoned and sets out to prove his innocence. This could be a devastatingly capturing film we all fall in love with. You don’t have to wait long as it will be released later this month.
Our list is short and sweet but there are so many blockbusters due to come out! And if you missed any of the greats last year, why not come along to the School of Humanities Film Club, every Thursday night from 6pm in N110, de Havilland campus.
Samira Hussein, University of Hertfordshire Law student