December is fast approaching but lest we forget, 2018 has served the fans of all things superhero and supernatural from the exhilarating Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity war and even Dead pool 2. With that said, 2019 could be the year of sci-fi, with a string of futuristic films set to explode onto screens in the next 12 months.
Whether you’re waiting for a conclusion to the Star Wars saga, or Arnie’s next outing as the Terminator, next year promises much to please science fiction fans.
Here are seven movies that you can look forward to in 2019.
1. Avengers 4
The Avengers prepare for a final showdown with the evil Thanos on the 3rd of May 2019. Following the massacre that occurred at the end of Avengers 3.And recently released plot details suggest we are in for ‘A culmination of 22 interconnected films, the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey.’Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.’
2. Star Wars Episode IX
JJ Abrams is back behind the camera for the conclusion of the new Star Wars trilogy set for release in December 2019. The fate of Kylo Ren is the key talking point; will he cross to the good side of the force? And what will be his fate? Former Doctor Who Matt Smith has also joined the cast, but details of his character are being kept firmly under wraps.
3. Captain Marvel
Set in the 1990s, the film Captain Marvel which will drop in March 2019, serves as a prequel tale for the entire Marvel Comics Universe. Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, who becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. There will be some familiar faces though, with the now almost mandatory appearance from Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury – this time as a younger agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. who has yet to lose an eye.
4. Terminator 6
He’s back, again. Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in the sixth installment of the Terminator franchise on the 22nd of November 2019, serves as a direct sequel to 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The 71-year-old plays a T-800 “Model 101” and although no trailer has been released, we do know the film’s main female characters are played by Natalia Reyes, Mackenzie Davis, and Linda Hamilton, who reprises her iconic role as Sarah Connor. The latter referred to the film as “Phoenix” after she let slip the name during an interview after filming, but no official title has been given yet.
5. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Dark Phoenix is set to be released on the 7th of June 2019, will showcase one of the bleakest moments in X-Men history. Game of Thrones’s Sophie Turner plays Jean Grey aka ‘Phoenix’ a powerful mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers who is one of Professor Charles Xavier’s most prized students. When Grey is hit by a solar flare during a mission, it makes her infinitely more powerful but also dangerously unstable, as she unleashes a sinister alter ego: Dark Phoenix
6. Godzilla: King of the monsters
Fans of Stranger Things will no doubt be queueing up to see Godzilla when it premieres on May 31st, 2019, starring Millie Bobby Brown, the English actress, and model last seen as the enigmatic Eleven in Netflix’s critically acclaimed sci-fi series. As the title suggests, Godzilla faces off against other monsters – Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. The ancient super-species thought to be mere myths rise again and all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance. It will be the 35th film in the Godzilla franchise, and only the third Godzilla film to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio.
7. Ad Astra
Another film set in outer space, with a cast that’s out of this world too, with Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland all starring. Twenty years after his father left on a one-way mission to Neptune in order to find signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence, Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels through the solar system to find him and understand why his mission failed.