Sequels, franchises dominate 2019 film list

By Madison Tappa, Asst. Web and Business Editor and Jordan Brown, Section Editor

From Marvel to Disney to horror, 2019 is going to be remembered for the movies.

Among these titles lies one of the most anticipated, “Avengers: Endgame.” With the shock that “Avengers: Infinity War” left fans with last year, they’ll finally get some answers that they deserve with the new film coming out April 26.

Marvel Studios will also be coming out with four other films: “Captain Marvel,” “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” “The New Mutants” and “Dark Phoenix.” These four films are also highly anticipated to do well at the box office.

With how successful “Aquaman” has become for DC, “Shazam!” Is expected to do the same thing for audiences this year.

Disney is also stepping into the game this year with “Frozen 2,” “Artemis Fowl,” “Aladdin,” “Dumbo,” “The Lion King” and “Toy Story 4.” With how successful the first “Frozen” did in the box office, the second one is predicted to dominate, as well. The Toy Story franchise has been  a lovable favorite for kids, teens and adults since the first movie released in 1995, so this is also a highly anticipated film.

Sequels will be big in 2019. “The Lego Movie” ruled the box office in 2014, earning $469.1 million, so “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” may do the same this year.

Lego be eclipsed, if not vaporized, by the yet unnamed “Star Wars Episode IX,” the final (for now) installment of the main narrative featuring Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo.

Horror will also be a widely watched genre, with Jordan Peele seeking to follow up his 2017 breakout “Get Out” with “Us,” and Pennywise the Clown returning for “It: Chapter Two.”

With 2018’s Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” being a huge hit with fans and audiences, this year’s Elton John biopic “Rocketman” is expected to do the same thing, especially because both were directed by Dexter Fletcher.

With all of these highly anticipated films coming out this year, fans are most likely going to be at the movies every other weekend, leaving them with empty wallets.


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