2019 has arrived and you can bet that we partied away the night like only the Wolfpack could! But a new dawn is here and that mean’s we’re counting down our top five most anticipated films of 2019…..and it’s going to be one awesome year.
It doesn’t get more adrenaline charged, action-packed and badass than the John Wick franchise and starting off our 2019 list is the must watch final chapter to this all-out action vengeance saga John Wick: Chapter Three. Picking up minutes after the conclusion of the intense John Wick: Chapter Two, with Keanu Reeves’ legendary hitman branded excommunacado and on the run with only one goal: SURVIVE. Now Wick will have to kill his way out of New York City, while eluding the $14 million bounty on his head while also dealing with new allies including Halle Berry’s mysterious Sophia, taking on new adversaries such as Mark Dacascos’ ruthless assassin Zero and making sure to settle the score with the infamous High Table. A film of this magnitude demands your attention and Reeves and director Chad Stahelski have promised to go all out here. Brace yourselves for the biggest body count yet and get ready for your adrenal glands to go into overtime.
Release Date: May 16, 2019
Regarded as the greatest ever Disney animated film of all time, The Lion King also holds a very special place in my heart as it was the first film I ever saw in the cinema. Now twenty-five years later director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) is ready to take us back to the magnificent vistas of the Pride Lands and is prepared to tell the story of the lion cub who is destined to be King. Following on from the stunning first trailer, it’s absolutely apparent that The Lion King will be a marvelous visual treat for both young and old alike thanks to its stunning CGI storytelling, not to mention including the likes of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, John Kani as Rafiki and the great James Earl Jones who returns as Mufasa. The Lion King is a simply unmissable 2019 cinematic event and I can’t wait to see its grand narrative brought to the big screen in amazing blockbuster form.
Release Date: July 18, 2019
Every time Quentin Tarantino returns to the director’s chair magic occurs, and now with his 9th feature film he is applying his unique style with the quintessential cool of the 1960s for his new operatic tale Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Chronicling the fortunes of faltering TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stuntman partner and best friend Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as the two of them take an odyssey through late 1960s Hollywood and find themselves intertwined with the fate of starlet Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and the Manson Family. Packed out with an intriguing plot, a cast at the top of its game, and Tarantino’s wild genius, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be one wickedly fun time at the movies and we can’t wait to see where this maverick filmmaker takes us with this new tale.
Release: July 25, 2018
It only takes one bad day to make a villain out of any man, and we’re about to see that day in action as we chart the rise of the DC Universe’s greatest ever villain in Joker. Exploring the origin of the Clown Prince Of Crime’s origin in a thoroughly unique project, director Todd Phillip’s and star Joaquin Phoenix will take audiences to a very dark place in their character-study portrait of the world’s greatest ever villain. Set in the early 1980s, Joker will follow the doomed career of wannabe stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) who is driven insane and begins a reign of terror upon Gotham city as a psychotic madman known as The Joker. With a style more akin to Mean Streets than Batman, Joker is going to be a very interesting watch both narratively and stylistically, and given the lengths that Phoenix can go with a performance we’re very keen to see just how far he’s going to go here. It’s going to be manic.
Release Date: October 3, 2019.
But when it comes down to our most anticipated film of 2019 it’s very simple: Avengers: Endgame. Following on from the fallout of Avengers: Infinity War, the stakes could not be higher for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the ultimate fight against Thanos is just beginning. So far the Russo Brothers are keeping their cards very close to the chest, but the first trailer has filled us with excitement and we can’t wait to see what comes next. Will Tony Stark make it back to Earth? Will Thanos’ ultimate ends be filled, or was he just warming up? Does Captain Marvel hold the key to our future? What happened to Hawkeye? And just how the hell did Ant-Man find the Avengers base? All will be revealed in time, and we’ll be sure to savor every single epic moment of it when Avengers: Endgame arrives in cinemas this year.
Release Date: April 25, 2019
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