BRACED FOR SOME MON­STER HITS

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10 The Lion King Re­leased: July 19 With live-ac­tion ver­sions of both this and Aladdin, next year is a big one for Dis­ney re­boot­ing more car­toon clas­sics.

Au­di­ences will be hop­ing for Beauty and the Beast-style magic; and with Bey­oncé, Don­ald Glover, Chi­we­tel Ejio­for, Seth Ro­gen and James Earl Jones on board this cer­tainly has a good chance of win­ning over old and new fans. 7 Spi­der-Man: Far From Home Re­leased: July 25 Given his fate at the end of Avengers: In­fin­ity War, you could be for­given for won­der­ing howTom Hol­land’s Spidey is back web-sling­ing, but given this se­quel was green-lit be­fore­hand, it’s safe to as­sume he’ll re­turn.

A sum­mer trip to Europe and a show­down with Jake Gyl­len­haal’s vil­lain Mys­te­rio awaits the young su­per­hero.

4 Cap­tain Mar­vel

Re­leased: March 8 The Mar­vel Cin­e­matic Uni­verse (MCU) fi­nally wel­comes its first solo fe­male-led ad­ven­ture as Brie Lar­son stars as the all-pow­er­ful tit­u­lar hero­ine.

This will be a pre­quel to much of what we’ve seen be­fore as it’s set in the 1990s, mean­ing ap­pear­ances from a younger Nick Fury (Sa­muel L. Jack­son) and Agent Coul­son (Clark Gregg).

9 Godzilla: King of the Mon­sters

Re­leased: May 31 The gi­ant beast’s first city-bash­ing ef­fort may have slightly dis­ap­pointed, but he’s bring­ing along a few friends on this oc­ca­sion.

If the trailers are any­thing to go by, show­downs with Mothra, Ro­dan, and ul­ti­mate neme­sis King Ghi­do­rah are set to lay waste to much of the planet — and there’s also the big-screen bow of Stranger Things’Mil­lie Bobby Brown to look for­ward to. 6 It: Chap­ter 2 Re­leased: Septem­ber 6 Just when you thought it was safe to walk past a storm drain, Bill Skars­gård’s chill­ing Pen­ny­wise the Clown makes his re­turn.

An im­pres­sive cast has been as­sem­bled to play the adult ver­sions of the first movie’s crack­ing young en­sem­ble, in­clud­ing Jes­sica Chas­tain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader, as a 27-year time jump comes into af­fect. 3 Toy Story 4 Re­leased: June 21 The third en­try in this hit an­i­mated fran­chise seemed to be a per­fect cli­max forWoody, Buzz and the rest of the gang.

But if there’s one se­ries Pixar have showed a firm hand with it’s this one, and the re­cently re­leased trailer prom­ises much.

New voice cast ad­di­tions in­clude Keanu Reeves and Pa­tri­cia Ar­quette.

8 Frozen 2

Re­leased: Novem­ber 27 Yet an­other an­i­mated se­quel in 2019, but one many will be look­ing for­ward to.

Not much is known about the plot beyond the con­firmed re­turns of Anna, Elsa and Olaf and surely, given the ti­tle, fur­ther win­try-themed es­capades.

Time will tell if it’s a Christ­mas cracker or time to let the Frozen uni­verse go. 5 The Lego Movie 2 Re­leased: Fe­bru­ary 8 Let’s hope ev­ery­thing is awe­some with this much-an­tic­i­pated fol­low-up to 2014’s sur­prise crit­i­cal and com­mer­cial hit.

You can rest as­sured there will be even more iconic char­ac­ters por­trayed in brick form this time around as the plot takes a re­turn­ing Em­met andWyld­style into space to deal with the ex­trater­res­trial threat of the Lego Du­plo in­vaders. 2 Star Wars: Episode IX Re­leased: De­cem­ber 19 The Last Jedi may have di­vided hard­core Star Wars fans, but they’ll still be queu­ing round the block to see this lat­est tr­l­logy-closer.

It will be in­ter­est­ing to see how the jour­ney ends and if we re­ally have seen the last of Mark Hamill’s Luke Sky­walker, while, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, ar­chive footage will help to give the late Car­rie Fisher’s Leia a fit­ting send-off.

1 Avengers: Endgame Re­leased: April 26

Af­ter In­fin­i­tyWar’s gut-punch of an end­ing, the omi­nously-ti­tled lat­est in­stal­ment in the Avengers se­ries is 2019’s most an­tic­i­pated re­lease. Quite how our heroes can pick them­selves up off the floor to even at­tempt to con­quer the almighty Thanos is any­one’s guess.

Ru­mours sug­gest any­thing from time travel or a trip to the Quan­tum Realm to as­sis­tance from Brie Lar­son’s Cap­tain Mar­vel fol­low­ing her own solo ad­ven­ture could come into play.

One thing is for sure, though, Endgame will make a killing at the box of­fice.

Stel­lar line-up Cap­tain Mar­vel, Toy Story 4 and Godzilla: King of the Mon­sters are just a few of the block­buster movies com­ing our way in 2019

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