We’ve rounded up some of the best new films coming out in 2019 and beyond, with their trailers and release dates, including Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King and Godzilla: King of Monsters. And if you want to grab tickets for any of the movies, check out our guide to buying cheap cinema tickets in the
We’ve rounded up some of the best new films coming out in 2019 and beyond, with their trailers and release dates, including Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King and Godzilla: King of Monsters. And if you want to grab tickets for any of the movies, check out our guide to buying cheap cinema tickets in the UK.
Last updated with the first trailer for John Wick 3.
In cinemas now: Glass
Starring: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy
What we know: M. Night Shyamalan brings together his classic alt-superhero movie Unbreakable with the more recent thriller Split, in a crossover that looks to be as much about mental health as it is about superpowers. Shyamalan has been on a bit of a roll in recent years, after a protracted creative slump, and we can’t wait to see what the third film in this surprise trilogy holds.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World release date: 1 February 2019 (UK), 22 February 2019 (US)
Starring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington
What we know: How to Train Your Dragon 3 promises to be the ‘epic conclusion’ to the trilogy (and TV series), as the vikings and dragons face another existential threat and, much more importantly, Toothless finds himself a girlfriend.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part release date: 8 February 2019
Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Alison Brie, Will Arnett
What we know: The Lego gang are back, doing their best to save a now-post-apocalyptic Earth (think Mad Max with more bricks) from a new alien threat. It looks just as silly as the last thing, with an even more star-studded cast of comedians, and we have very high hopes for this one.
Alita: Battle Angel
Alita: Battle Angel release date: 14 February 2019
Starring: Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz
What we know: Robert Rodriguez is directing this live action manga adaptation (with the legendary James Cameron producing) that falls squarely into the uncanny valley. In adapting the ’90s manga Battle Angel Alita Rodriguez has used CGI to maintain those characteristic giant anime eyes – though only for the lead – to unsettling effect. We’re not sure yet how well it’ll work, but colour us intrigued.
The Kid Who Would Be King
The Kid Who Would Be King release date: 15 February 2019 (UK), 25 January 2019 (US)
Starring: Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Rebecca Ferguson, Patrick Stewart
What we know: This very silly looking family fantasy film comes from Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), and centres on a British 12-year-old who draws the Sword from the Stone and discovers he might now be responsible for saving England from the evil witch Morgana. Puberty can be rough.
Us release date: 22 March 2019
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss
What we know: Fresh off the back of terrifying us all with Get Out, Jordan Peele is back with another smart looking modern horror. He says that Us is less focused on race issues than his electrifying debut, and instead tackles the idea that we’re all our own worst enemies. In this case, quite literally.
Dumbo release date: 29 March 2019
Starring: Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton
What we know: Disney’s live action remakes roll on with this take on Dumbo from acclaimed director Tim Burton. With him at the helm, expect the film to lean into the original’s darker side – something you can see in the trailer, which also pulls pretty firmly on the old heartstrings.
Shazam! release date: 5 April 2019
Starring: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong
What we know: Foster kid Billy Batson has his life changed forever when he encounters an old wizard and is granted the ability to turn into an adult superhero – played here by Zachary Levi – simply by shouting the magic word ‘Shazam!’. It’s one of the cheesier of the old-school comic book conceits, but it looks like DC has been smart enough to like a light, silly tone with the film, which knows just how daft it all is.
Hellboy release date: 12 April 2019
Starring: David Harbour, Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich
What we know: Stranger Things’ David Harbour is playing Big Red in this Hellboy reboot, which promises to be simultaneously darker and funnier than Guillermo Del Toro’s take, while sticking closer to Mike Mignola’s comics too. Colour us cautiously optimistic, though we still wish Del Toro got to make his Hellboy 3 way back when.
Avengers: Endgame release date: 26 April 2019
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johannson
What we know: An era is coming to an end in what’s almost certainly the final Avengers film with the MCU’s core cast, as they deal with the fallout from Infinity War. Expect a more sombre tone (at least to start off with) and almost certainly a few major deaths as the heroes fight to undo the damage from that film.
John Wick 3 release date: 17 May 2019
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane
What we know: Keanu is back and you better not touch his dog in John Wick 3, which once again sees him take on the whole shadow-y world of international assassins as he just tries to get out and find peace. Don’t expect a lot of peace in this movie though: the last two featured some of the most extraordinary action sequences ever shot, and we have high hopes for more of the same.
Aladdin release date: 24 May 2019
Starring: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith
What we know: Disney continues its run of live action remakes of its classic cartoons, this time tackling ’90s favourite Aladdin. Brit director Guy Ritchie is calling the shots, with up-and-comers Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott in the lead roles as Aladdin and Jasmine. There’s one very big name in the cast though: none other than Will Smith is stepping into Robin Williams’ oversized shoes as the big blue genie.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Godzilla: King of the Monsters release date: 31 May 2019
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance
What we know: Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown joins the next entry in the revamped Godzilla franchise, which will pit the giant lizard up against a few of the biggest monsters from the old franchise – including Mothra and Ghidorah – as part of some very strange plot about how they’re all going to save the world. It looks mad, and over-the-top, and yet has a strangely haunting debut trailer. We can’t wait.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix release date: 7 June 2019
Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Jessica Chastain
What we know: The newest iteration of the X-Men saga adapts the iconic Dark Phoenix storyline – also seen in the pretty rubbish X-Men: The Last Stand back in 2006 – in which Jean Grey’s powers expand and she transforms into something…more. X-Men: Apocalypse was pretty rubbish, but hopefully this can restore a bit of the series’ charm before Marvel reboots it all into the MCU anyway.
Men in Black: International
Men in Black: International release date: 14 June 2019
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson
What we know: Thor and Valkyrie are back together again – sort of. Fresh off Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are reunited in this long-awaited revival of the Men in Black franchise, which moves the action to London and looks (fingers crossed) like a return to the charm of the original.
Spider-Man: Far From Home release date: 5 July 2019
Starring: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Favreau
What we know: Tom Holland is the first Avenger returning in the wake of Endgame in this sequel to Homecoming, which takes Spidey across the Atlantic on a field trip to Venice, London, and maybe a few other European spots. There’ll he be up against Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio – and potentially lesser-known Spidey rogue Hydro-Man. We can’t wait.
The Lion King release date: 19 July 2019
Starring: Donald Glover, Beyonce, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor
What we know: Director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book) is helming this photorealistic remake of Disney animated classic The Lion King. The one and only Donald Glover (!) will voice Simba, joined by Beyonce (!!) as Nala, while the legendary James Earl Jones (!!!) is revisiting his iconic performance of Mustafa.
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Hobbs & Shaw release date: 2 August 2019
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba
What we know: Two of the best Fast & Furious characters (and action stars, period) are back together in the first ever spin-off in the Fast, Furious Cinematic Universe. Who could possibly hope to stand up against the combined forces of The Stath and The Rock though? Well, only Idris bloody Elba. This should be good.
Artemis Fowl release date: 19 August 2019
Starring: Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Ferdia Shaw
What we know: This book adaptation from Disney is a little different: the young Artemis Fowl is actually the baddie, a 12-year-old criminal mastermind who finds himself drawn into battle against an underground race of fairies. Kenneth Branagh is directing, so it should be a good one.