The slate for the upcoming Superhero movies in 2019 is set and we cannot wait to see each and every movie that is on our plate. 2019 will be packed with the superheroes with these confirmed movies hitting the theatres and out of those 8 movies are Marvel and DC comic book movies which makes it the biggest year for the comic-book genre.
Hellboy: Rise of the Bloodqueen
Hellboy is coming back after a decade. The first movie was made on a shoestring budget of $66 million and made over $160 million at the global box-office, while the follow-up movie was made on $85 million budget and earned in excess of $225 million worldwide. The new release date is January 11, 2019, which makes Hellboy reboot as the first most awaited superhero movie to be released in 2019.
Mike Mignola, the Hellboy creator, said that the next movie will be R-rated. The director Neil Marshall revealed that it will be “taking the cuffs off”. The writer of the movie teased that it will be a “darker and more gruesome” version of Hellboy that is never seen before onscreen. The previous Hellboy movies were rated PG-13 i.e they were meant for kids, but this reboot may just be what the fans have been waiting all along. He also added that they would have loved to see Guillermo del Toro to finish his trilogy but things did’nt work out with him and Ron Perlman.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
This is also one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. X-Men: Dark Phoenix will take cues from the critically acclaimed Marvel’s Dark Phoenix Saga. The movie will be directed by Simon Kinberg who will be making his debut into the X-Men universe. It is adapting acclaimed X-Men writer Chris Claremont’s ‘Phoenix Saga’ that centered around Jean Grey. Here’s what he said:
“Our intent was to create an X-Men analog, if you will, to Thor – someone who was essentially the first female cosmic hero. We thought at the time we could integrate her into the book as well as Thor had been integrated into the Avengers.”
According to the latest report, Simon intends to show an entire range of dark Phoenix powers which will cause a catastrophe of epic proportions. Moreover, it is confirmed that one of the major mutants will die in this installment.
This movie could very well be the last mutant crossover movie under the Fox-Verse banner. Disney has already taken over and is about to integrate the Fox-Verse into the MCU with a possible reboot of the franchise. Let’s just hope the X-Men go out on a high note. The movie is all set to release on 14th Feb 2019.
This will be the first female lead Superhero movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Brie Larson is going to star as Captain Marvel along with Nick Fury on her side. The movie will be a prequel set up in the 90s and it will focus on the Kree-Skrull war from the comics. it is going to hit the theatres on March 6, 2019. According to Kevin Feige, she is the most powerful superhero in the entire MCU which makes her perfect candidate to take down Thanos and lead the ‘New Avengers’ in phase 4.
Shazam will be directed by David Sandberg and is going to begin production in 2018 and is going to hit the theatres on April 5, 2019. The entire cast will probably be announced soon and actor Zachary Levi is going to take up the role of Billy Batson aka SHAZAM.
This is the one we really need to wait for as it is going to be the culmination of everything that has happened in all the three Phases within the MCU. It is going to be the end of an era and it will provide a new beginning for the MCU moving forward. This is the movie where the Avengers will finally take down The Mad Titan, Thanos. It will hit the theatres on May 3, 2019.
Spider-Man Homecoming 2
Right after the end of Avengers 4, the sequel to Spiderman Homecoming will be there for us. The movie will be set up just days after what happens in Avengers 4 and this time, a new Marvel hero is going to be in the movie along with Tom Holland’s Spiderman and the movie may feature Scorpion as the main villain which was teased at the end of Homecoming. The movie has been set up for a July 5 release.
Here’s what producer Amy Pascal said:
“What I think we should focus on is this Spider-Man who started in Civil War and then has this movie, and then will be in the Avengers movie. And we are starting now the next one which will start a few minutes after Avengers 4 wraps as a story.”
She added: “First, there is Spider-Man happily in the place where he’s supposed to be which is in the Marvel Universe. I think everything comes from that. This is the signpost, the tentpole, the signature and…the other movies that Sony’s going to make, in their relationship to this (MCU) Spider-Man, take place in this new world. Although you’re not going to see them in the Marvel Universe, it’s in the same reality.”
The New Mutants
20th Century Fox’s New Mutants is one of the most anticipated movies of 2019. It will see the movie diving into a never before seen a genre of fiction – Superhero Horror. New Mutants will see Mirage, Cannonball, Sunspot, Magik and Wolfsbane battle a psychic demon called the Demon Bear. If the movie is a success, the director aims to expand the movie into a trilogy series.
New Mutants starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt and Alice Braga in lead roles will release on August 2, 2019. The official film synopsis reads:
Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. Magik, Wolfsbane, and other teenage mutants try to come to grips with their superpowers while staying at a secret facility.
Wonder Woman 2
After the huge success of the first Wonder Woman movie, it was no surprise that WB will be looking for a sequel. Well, it was the only movie that broke the DCEU’s losing streak. Patty Jenkins is on board for the sequel and the release was announced at this year’s comic-con. It is going to hit the theatres on Nov-Dec, 2019. The script is written by Patty Jenkins, Geoff Johns, and David Callaham.
It is based in the 1980s during the Cold War. The big villain of the movie is going to be Cheetah to be played by Kristen Wiig. The movie has already begun shooting. Here’s what the director Patty Jenkins said about the sequel:
“We’re actually making a totally different film with a lot of the same…things that we love, but it’s its own movie completely, so it’s not ‘two’ to us. It’s an entirely new adventure together that we couldn’t be luckier to do.”
The Terminator franchise is one of the most adrenaline-filled, edgy, and racy of all time. Terminator 1 marked the birth of a major sci-fi franchise which shattered box-office records in the sci-fi genre. Terminator 2 topped the first movie and catapulted Arnold Schwarzenegger to global fame. He was always a great action star but Terminator 2: Judgment Day turned him into a god. He will be returning to Terminator 6 and would be de-aged using CGI and visual effects.
The official Synopsis for the movie has not been released but James Cameron, however, mentioned that the film will center on the aforementioned 18 – 21-year-old actress who can continue the story in future installments should the first movie prove successful. The plan is to create a new trilogy as Arnold and Linda will be leaving the franchise possibly after this movie.
Terminator 6 does not have a title yet but is scheduled to come out on November 22, 2019.
Untitled Marvel/Fox Movies
Fox’s Marvel division which includes the X-Men and the Fantastic Four franchises has scheduled two more movie release dates with untitled movies in production. These dates are June 7 and November 22. There are various projects currently under works at Fox’s Marvel division and movies like ‘Multiple Man’ and ‘X-Force’ could be assigned to these dates.