It's been an incredible year at the movies, especially if you’re a fan of big, blockbuster movie making. Between AVENGERS: ENDGAME and STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, we’ll see the end of two titanic film sagas in 2019, as well as the arrival of a few long-awaited sequels.
There's still a handful of huge movies coming our way, with stories for every audience. Here are the remaining blockbusters of 2019.
This year’s wild card blockbuster stars Joaquin Phoenix as Batman’s archnemesis; however, in this version, Batman isn't Batman yet, and the story focuses solely on Arthur Fleck as he transforms into the Joker. The trailer shows the iconic villain as a man who is so overcome by life's challenges, he descends into madness — so, less inherently evil and more a product of his circumstances. Based on Phoenix's incredible talent and history, JOKER could end up as the crown prince of superhero crime movies. (October 4)
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Over the years, the relationship between Maleficent and Aurora has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Philip serves to unite the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, but when an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, which will test their loyalties and cause them to question whether they can truly be family. (October 18)
The creative team from Disney’s 2013 hit film — including directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad — are all back for this return to Arendelle... and beyond. We don’t have any big plot points, except that Elsa will journey away from home to discover details about her past that may explain her icy powers. We also know Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown have signed on to play new roles. (November 22)
Jumanji: The Next Level
The game is not over! A sequel was all but a given after the huge success of 2017's JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, and Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson will all be back for more video game antics in THE NEXT LEVEL. While their characters look the same, the real people behind the avatars are different. Expect even more laughs and an even bigger adventure in this outing, which co-stars Danny DeVito and Danny Glover. (December 13)
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
J.J. Abrams returns to direct the film that will wrap up the Skywalker Saga once and for all. In STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, the Resistance has a new surge of hope that could help it battle the repressive First Order, even as the Force begins to awaken in new users around the galaxy. Not surprisingly, further plot details are scarce, but we're fine with that. We know whatever Abrams has in store will be epic, and we'll be there opening night to find out. (December 20)