2019 is going to be a huge year for film and television, with loads of your favorite movies and shows gaining sequels or remakes. The year doesn’t appear to be very promising of much original content, but the answers and new interpretations that are debuting are highly anticipated.
The past year saw the popular horror prequel The First Purge, the superhero sequels Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War and the highly appraised remake of A Star is Born. These movies proved to be the most popular in many states across the nation, however, 2019 features even more long-awaited (and sometimes surprising) sequels and remakes in the movie releases set for the year.
The horror genre is in the spotlight this year with Glass, a crossover between Unbreakable and Split in which the terrifying psycho-anomalies join forces; Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to Happy Death Day; Hellboy, a remake you may have not asked for; Child’s Play, a chance to revisit Chucky, the original horror doll; and rumors of a sequel to Annabelle following the successful prequel of 2017.
The huge movie franchises are also adding to their portfolios. Avengers: Endgame is set to come out in April and will (presumably) conclude the heroes’ conflict with Thanos. You will also see two new X-Men movies, Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants. Last, but certainly not least, the incredibly anticipated Star Wars: Episode IX is coming out, though you will have to wait until December to see it. Other action movies being released in 2019 include Men in Black International, which features Liam Neeson and Chris Hemsworth, and Jumanji 2 following the first remake’s success in 2017.
Disney is continuing their project of turning their classic animated films into live-action movies this year as well with three new additions: Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Animated sequels that will certainly bring crowds are The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, Toy Story 4, and Frozen 2. Hopefully, these additions to the popular films will prove successful and not self-destructive.
Don’t worry, television won’t disappoint you either. New seasons of your favorite shows are also being released, some after what felt like forever. As alluded to, Stranger Things season 3 will be released on the Fourth of July. The highly anticipated show is joined by additions to Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Veep among others. The year will also see some television remakes including Jordan Peele’s rendition of The Twilight Zone and a mini-series of Les Misérables.