2018 may not be over yet and there are definitely more exceptional movies on deck, like these picks for the Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies for the Rest of 2018:
But for those of you looking to get ahead of the game, start saving up and breaking in your popcorn pants because the list of movies set to release in 2019 is incredible so far! Here are a few of the future releases that we’re eagerly anticipating:
“Toy Story 4” (June 21, 2019)
Considering how the third movie left Woody, Buzz and the gang on just the right note, you wouldn’t think there’d be much left for Pixar to play around with, but that’s what makes this animated release so interesting. This sequel has been described less as a continuation and more as a standalone sequel, focusing on a love story between Woody and Bo Peep. Will the plot open up a whole new world of possibilities for the franchise or should we expect an unnecessary cash grab? With Oscar-nominee Josh Cooley directing and Stephany Folsom of “Thor: Ragnarok” crafting the screenplay, we’re confident that the project will go to infinity and beyond.
“It: Chapter Two” (Sept. 6, 2019)
2017’s “It” became a monster hit, focusing on the Losers Club during their youth and saving their next confrontation with Pennywise for the sequel. While we’re hoping the kid actors from the original film all get some quality screen time, the actors selected to play their adult counterparts seem like pretty ideal choices. How can you go wrong with Jessica Chastain as Beverly, James McAvoy as Bill, and Bill Hader as Richie? We’re not sure if the film will incorporate some of the more unconventional concepts from Stephen King’s novel, such as Maturin the Turtle or It’s giant spider form, but whatever the filmmakers have in store for us, we’re floating with anticipation.
“Star Wars: Episode IX” (Dec. 20, 2019)
The recent string of “Star Wars” films got off to a terrific start with “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One,” but the fan reception to “The Last Jedi” was fiercely divisive and “Solo” underperformed at the box office, making “Episode IX” arguably the most important “Star Wars” movie Disney has produced yet. Not only is the film supposed to wrap up the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, but it also has to bring the Skywalker saga to a close and pave the way for a new generation of intergalactic adventures. That’s a pretty tall order to fill, but the Force should be strong with this one as long as J. J. Abrams is in the captain’s chair.
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To see the full list of movies worth counting down the days for and our pick for number 1, check out the video below on the Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019