As I’ve done in past years, I like to put together a list of the movie I’m looking forward to the most each year. It’s early in the year, so there is a lot left to be learned about a lot of these, so I’ll probably totally miss on something that turns out to be amazing and I’ll be looking forward to something that turns out to be terrible. In past years I had A Cure for Wellness near the top of what I was looking forward to, and I waved off a remake of IT as something we didn’t really need. And we know how those turned out.
I’m really looking forward to Glass this year. I really enjoyed Unbreakable and I was super excited when Split turned out to be a secret sequel.
There isn’t a ton jumping out, but I’ll give the edge to Happy Death Day 2U over Alita: Battle Angel. The first Happy Death Day could have done more to play on the silliness of the concept, and I’m hoping they play that up a little more in this installment.
If you know me, then you know that the only choice here is Captain Marvel. She’s one of my favorite comic characters, and I’m excited to see how she plays out on the big screen. Sure it is an origin story, but everyone has to start somewhere. In any other month, Us would have been at the top. The initial trailer looks creepy and original.
The only real question here is whether Avengers: Endgame is the number one movie I’m looking forward to in 2019, or if that movie is coming in December. I am slightly intrigued by a remake of Pet Semetary. Although a classic, a lot of it doesn’t hold up, much like It.
As much as I enjoyed the first John Wick, the second just didn’t grab my attention as strongly. So for May I have to go with a bunch of giant monsters trying to take on Godzilla. I’m going into this like I did with the original Pacific Rim: just give me a bunch of these monsters fighting and make it look decent, and I’ll be happy.
Although I’m not necessarily looking forward to Grudge at this point, I’m definitely not excited about Dark Phoenix.
Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of speculation about whether or not we’ll see a trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. I really want to see this movie, but I don’t want to know anything about the movie until May at the soonest, after the latest Avengers has wrapped up.
New Mutants looks a bit like a generic horror movie based on its original trailer. Plenty will probably have changed since this got pushed back so far, but I like that Fox (or Disney by the time it comes out, I suppose) took a risk with doing something different. It worked with Logan and Deadpool. It may not work this time, but at least they tried.
I’m really hoping the casting for IT: Chapter 2 works out. They definitely cast people with the right look, I’m just hoping everyone gels the right way. I’m curious to see how the next chapter to this story is adapted.
It may be early, and there isn’t a lot we really know about it, but I’m definitely intrigued by Joker. Who knows if it will seem interesting by the time it comes out, but I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed. A special second place goes to the Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie slated for October. I grew up on that show, I’m really curious to see what is being done with it.
This is the only month that nothing really has me excited. The Kingsman franchise has just never grabbed me. Just not my style I suppose.
If you know me and you don’t know what my choice is, then we can’t be friends. December holds the release for the last installment in this Star Wars trilogy. The Force Awakens is one of my favorite movies, and I can’t wait to see how this story wraps up.