As far as trends go, 2019 continues to see a new kind of Hollywood taking shape. Still grappling with various accusations of sexism and exclusionism, studios seem to be making more of an effort to spread the love. below are the most anticipated movies still to come in the year
1. Spider-Man: Far From Home
“Avengers: Endgame” has come and gone (more or less), but Spiderman’s adventures must go on. The web-slinging crusader heads to Europe on a class trip, where he teams up with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) and does battle against the Elementals.
A refreshing alternative to the standard comic book fare, this origin story struck a discernibly mature tone in its early trailers. Joaquin Phoenix plays failed comedian Arthur Fleck, who descends into madness and then emerges as one of the best-known psychopaths of all time. Robert De Niro co-stars.
3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Disney’s popular Skywalker saga will come to a close this holiday season when the Resistance battles the First Order for the last time. Also reaching its conclusion is the long-running rivalry between the Jedi and the Sith. Thanks to unused archived footage and the power of digital technology, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) will reportedly participate in what’s sure to be an epic finale.
4. Terminator: Dark Fate
True to his character’s calling card, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the Terminator once again. Actress Linda Hamilton and creator James Cameron also returned to the fold for this upcoming installment, which promises to restore the franchise to its rightful place. Joined by a team of agents, Sarah Connor (Hamilton) squares off against a deadly, liquid metal robot.
5. The Lion King
Disney continues to mine its animated back catalog for live-action adaptations, including this upcoming animal adventure. It will be released on the 25th anniversary of its iconic predecessor, and even features songs from the original soundtrack. James Earl Jones once again provides the voice of Mufasa, while Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, John Oliver, and others make for inspired additions.
6. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
As if the “Fast & Furious” franchise couldn’t get any bigger, 2019 will see its first official theatrical spin-off. To take on a cybernetically enhanced villain, bounty hunter Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and mercenary Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) form an unlikely alliance. When first hearing about the project, series regular Tyrese Gibson has spoken his mind on social media, accusing Johnson of making the franchise about himself.
7. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprise their roles for this Disney sequel, which takes place years after the original. While expanding upon the relationship between Maleficent (Jolie) and Princess Aurora (Fanning), the story presents a new rivalry in the form of Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer). Hanging in the balance is the fate of a magical realm.
8. Ford v. Ferrari
Based on a true story, this biographical drama follows Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and Ken Miles (Christian Bale) as they try to craft an entirely new race car for the Ford Motor Company. Should they succeed, Ford can finally take on Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. Like its two main characters, “Ford v. Ferrari” overcame all sorts of obstacles on its way to the big screen.
9. Gemini Man
“Game of Thrones” creative David Benioff co-wrote the script for this futuristic sci-fi thriller from director Ang Lee. Tackling two versions of the same role, Will Smith plays both an aging hitman and his younger clone. When the younger hitman tries to take out the older one, the concept of inner conflict gets taken to complicated extremes.
10. Frozen 2
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf embark on a new and perilous adventure in the hotly anticipated sequel to Disney’s smash hit, “Frozen.” According to an early synopsis, Elsa will uncover the source of her magical powers as a grave danger looms over the kingdom. The story comes to life by way of 3D computer animation.
11. Rambo: Last Blood
An iconic franchise will go out with a bang in September, when John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) employs heavy artillery for the fifth and final time. This time around, the indefatigable war veteran squares off against the Mexican cartel while trying to save his friend’s daughter. Gratuitous explosions, machismo dialogue snippets, and over-the-top action sequences surely follow.