Movies and TV shows that will blow everyone away in 2019

2019 is creeping closer on the calendar every day, and in Hollywood, it's never too early to start planning ahead for the next movies and TV shows that will blow everyone away — and while we're all busy figuring out what we're going to do next weekend, the major studios are all already filling up their slates with releases viewers won't want to miss. And we're not just talking about a small handful, either — the entertainment industry already has a lot of big plans for you next year. 

To offer an idea of just how crowded the 2019 film and TV calendar has already gotten, we've rounded up a comprehensive list of the biggest (and hopefully best) releases that will be competing for your attention next year. From superhero action thrillers to down-to-earth dramas and everything in between, here are all the movies and TV shows that will blow you away in 2019.

Glass - Jan. 18

M. Night Shyamalan continues his surprise superhero trilogy with Glass, a sequel to 2017's Split—whose final act unexpectedly tied in with 2000's Unbreakable. The movie will bring back all the main players from both films, with Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy all confirmed to return. As revealed in the first trailer, the story also involves a psychiatrist (played by Sarah Paulson) who observes the three men in an institution while probing their "delusions of grandeur." Speaking with Vulture, Shyamalan described Glass as a story about the struggle between "doubt versus belief," the director teased, "Even if we can do extraordinary things, is it something that we're interpreting when we do that? Or are some people special?"

Given Shyamalan's love of twists, there's certainly more to Glass than we know — but this is a story nearly 20 years in the making, so we're sure the director knows what he's doing.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 4B - Jan. 25

She may be unbreakable, but her streak of Emmy-nominated, critically adored feel-good seasons on Netflix will be broken in 2019. The much-loved comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will air the second half of its fourth and final season on the streaming site on January 25, when Ellie Kemper's title character goes on her last seven adventures. Netflix and series creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock have been tight-lipped on explicit details regarding what Kimmy, her best pal-slash-roommate Titus (Tituss Burgess), her kooky landlord Lillian (Carol Kane), and her boss-turned-friend (Jane Krakowski) will get up to in the concluding episodes, but fans can expect the foursome to continue along their new paths in life — particularly Kimmy, who is finally, genuinely coming to terms with having been kidnapped and trapped in a doomsday bunker for 15 years.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 4B will certainly be as zany as ever, but it may not end by tying everything up with a neat bow. As Burgess previously revealed, it's "highly likely" that an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt movie gets the greenlight soon. Of the upcoming half-season, Carlock teased that the creative team doesn't "want to overstuff it and rush it," and that there are certain elements he feels "would be fun to hold off for kind of a big epic finale in feature form." 

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - Feb. 8

The Lego Movie was the surprise hit of 2014, making $469 million worldwide. However, the sequel has run into quite a few production delays, pushing its planned 2018 release back to 2019. Even though everything hasn't exactly been awesome behind the scenes, there are still a lot of reasons to believe that The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will blow you away.

The script was originally written by the first film's directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, with BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg later taking a stab at a rewrite before Lord and Miller came back to put their take on it again. The movie plans to investigate gender differences between how boys and girls play, building (ahem) on the Duplo pieces introduced by Finn's sister at the end of the first film. Lego Movie stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, and Will Arnett return (Pratt in a dual role), joined by new arrival Tiffany Haddish. With Trolls' Mike Mitchell on board to direct alongside Lego Batman Movie vet Trisha Gum, The Second Part should be well worth the wait.

Happy Death Day 2U - Feb. 13

The "Groundhog's Day meets Scream" slasher is slated to stir up scares all over again … and again … and again. 

Director Christopher B. Landon, alongside Universal Pictures and famous home of haunt Blumhouse Productions, is keeping his genre-mixing vision alive with Happy Death Day 2U, a follow-up to his unexpected hit Happy Death Day, which pulled in surprisingly stellar reviews from critics and made over 25.5 times its production budget in box office revenue. Based on what we know about Happy Death Day 2U thus far, the minds behind the upcoming sequel will likely experience a second round of astronomical success come February 13, 2019.

Before Happy Death Day opened in 2017, Landon told Business Insider that the sequel will address why Jessica Rothe's Tree Gelbman got trapped in a murderous time loop. "If I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to make a sequel," he hinted, "the answer to that question is the premise of my sequel."

Luck was on Landon's side and fans are definitely getting a follow-up, which Rothe revealed will pivot the original from "a horror, comedy, rom-com drama … into a Back to the Future type of genre film." "Chris has done this incredible thing," she told Collider. "The sequel joins us right from where we left off, it explains a lot of things in the first one that didn't get explained, and it elevates everything."

For Happy Death Day 2U, mark us down as scared and intrigued. 

Alita: Battle Angel - Feb. 14

In 2019, Sin City series director Robert Rodriguez will take another stab at translating well-known written work into a hopefully well-received feature. Rodriguez has teamed with Avatar franchise producers James Cameron and Jon Landau for Alita: Battle Angel, an adaptation of Yukito Kishiro's manga Gunnm, known in English as Battle Angel Alita

Starring Rosa Salazar as Alita, an amnesic cyborg, and Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido, the scientist and cybermedic expert who discovers Alita and rebuilds her, Alita: Battle Angel will follow the titular heroine as she journeys through "the treacherous streets of Iron City," attempts to relearn her past with the help of Keean Johnson's smart and slick Hugo, and outrun Iron City's "deadly and corrupt" rulers after she remembers her expertise in the martial art Panzer Kunst. Succeed in evading the evil forces, and Alita will be "the key to saving her friends, her family, and the world she's grown to love." Fail, and the consequences will be devastating.

Before 20th Century Fox released any footage from or details about Alita: Battle Angel, Cameron explained to Collider that the film will tell the "spine story" of Kishiro's manga and "use elements from the first four books," including the injurious fictional sport Motorball seen in the manga series' third and fourth volumes. Sounds pretty dang metal to us, but you can form your own opinion when Alita: Battle Angel opens in theaters on February 14, 2019.

The Umbrella Academy - Feb. 15

Netflix is continuing its streak of comic-book-to-television adaptations with The Umbrella Academy, based on the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name created by ex-My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. Set in an alternate 1977 in which John F. Kennedy wasn't assassinated, The Umbrella Academy centers on the dysfunctional Hargreeves family, all of whom have supernatural abilities — like levitation, super-strength, telekinesis, and the power to alter reality by telling lies. Following the death of their adoptive father, Sir Reginald Hargreeves (a.k.a The Monocle), the Hargreeves children must see past their differences and discordant personalities to unravel the mystery of his passing.

Though The Umbrella Academy may not be a name most are familiar with — it's no massive Marvel or DC-housed comic collection — the actors set to bring the characters to life in the forthcoming Netflix series are. There's Ellen Page as Vanya Hargreeves (The White Violin), Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves (Spaceboy), Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves (The Séance), Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves (The Rumor), David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves (The Kraken), Aidan Gallagher as Number Five (The Boy), and Colm Feore leading the pack as the late Sir Reginald. Mary J. Blige and Mindhunter breakout Cameron Britton also star, playing Cha-Cha and Hazel, lovers with a taste for killing.

With a fascinating story and an A-list cast, The Umbrella Academy will blow your mind when it hits Netflix on February 15, 2019.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Feb. 22

How to Train Your Dragon 3, officially titled How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, is another animated sequel that has faced a number of hurdles on its way to production, but the movie still has a lot going for it. For one thing, the film has a pretty intense logline: "As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless' discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup's reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind." The movie will also see the return of the franchise's Oscar-nominated writer and director Dean DeBlois, who says it will be the "culmination of Hiccup's coming of age," meaning the film should pull together lots of plot points from the original and the sequel without having to hold anything back. With much of the original and sequel's voice cast also returning and with an intense, no-holds-barred plot, How to Train Your Dragon 3 should definitely be a fun trip to the theater.

Chaos Walking - March 1

Your next favorite YA adaptation will hit theaters in 2019 with Chaos Walking, a sci-fi adventure based on the trilogy of the same name by Patrick Ness. The movie takes place on a planet where almost all the women have been killed off by a virus and the thoughts of men can be heard through a series of words and images called Noise. As the story begins, a young man (Tom Holland) meets a woman (Daisy Ridley) who may have the key to unlocking the world's many secrets.

If Holland and Ridley weren't enough to get you on board, the movie has an amazing supporting cast that includes Oscar nominee Demian Bichir, two-time Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo, Tony winner Cynthia Erivo, critical favorite Mads Mikkelsen, and pop star Nick Jonas. The movie even has Edge of Tomorrow's Doug Liman on board to direct, so mark your calendars now.

Captain Marvel - March 8

Marvel's first female-led superhero film will be long overdue when it hits theaters in 2019, but the movie is shaping up to be worth the wait. For one thing, Captain Marvel has Oscar winner Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said she'll be "as powerful a character as we've ever put in a movie." There's also some impressive talent behind the scenes, with Geneva Robertson-Dworet, the mind behind the Tomb Raider reboot and DC's Gotham City Sirens, rewriting a script from Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman and Inside Out's Meg LeFauve.

The studio has directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck at the helm for an origin story for Carol (which will be different than her origin story from the comics), all of which should help sow the seeds for Marvel's Phase Four storylines while setting up a new hero who's sure to be a key component of the fight against Thanos in Avengers 4. As if that weren't enough, the film's first trailer makes it clear that we can expect plenty of space action and more than a few laughs.

Us - March 22

Loved Get Out? Then you have a very exciting movie to look forward to in 2019. Jordan Peele, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for the 2017 social thriller, is set to write and direct Us, a film described as "a new nightmare." Peele has already brought on some of the people who helped make Get Out such a huge success, including producers Jason Blum and Sean McKittrick.

The movie will reportedly follow two couples, one black and one white. Although we don't know many specifics about what it will cover, Peele has already brought on some big stars, with Black Panther duo Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke set to play one couple and The Handmaid's Tale Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss set to play one half of the other couple. We may not know much about what's going to go down in the movie, but with Peele at the helm and such a talented cast joining him, we already know this will be a must-see.

Dumbo - March 29

Disney has given a number of animated classics the live-action treatment, but one of the most intriguing is Tim Burton's Dumbo, starring Colin Farrell as Holt, a former circus performer whose life is turned upside down after he returns home from the war. Holt teams up with circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) to care for the titular newborn elephant, whose giant ears have already made him a laughingstock.

However, Dumbo's and Holt's fates quickly change when the elephant reveals he can fly, leading businessman V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton) and his partner Colette Marchant (Eva Green) to swoop in to try and make him a star. The movie's all-star cast also includes Alan Arkin as a Wall Street tycoon. With Burton and a whole host of amazing actors on board, this should be a worthy retelling of the classic tale.

What We Do in the Shadows - Spring

Spring 2019 will see Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi unveil his latest creative endeavor – What We Do in the Shadows, a television series based on his 2014 vampire mockumentary of the same name. Waititi partnered with his longtime collaborator Jemaine Clement — who wrote, co-directed, and starred in the What We Do in the Shadows film — to create the TV series, of which network FX has already ordered a 10-episode freshman season.

Where What We Do in the Shadows the movie centered around a group of vampire roommates — Waititi's head of the house Viago, Clement's supremely powerful ex-despot Vladislav, Jonathan Brugh's rebel who loves knitting and erotic dancing Deacon, and Ben Fransham's decrepit creature Petyr — the series will focus on a new group of fang-toothed friends who live together in New York City.

Kayvan Novak is set to play Nandor, the leader of the vampire crew. Matt Berry will portray Lazslo, the "goofiest in the house" who enjoys transforming into a bat and flying into the wall for no reason. To shake up the all-male dynamic, Natasia Demetriou will play Nadja, the "badass female vampire" in the group. Additionally, Harvey Guillen will star in What We Do in the Shadows, although FX hasn't announced which character he'll portray.

Considering how well the What We Do in the Shadows film was received (one critic called it the best comedy of 2014), the series should seriously impress.

Pet Sematary - April 5

2019 is going to be a good year for horror–and a good year for Stephen King. In addition to It: Chapter 2, the year will also see the release of Pet Sematary, based on King's 1983 novel about a family that moves in next to a burial ground with awesome—yet disturbing—powers that prove too difficult to resist. 

The book was previously adapted for the big screen in 1989, but the newest version of Pet Sematary has some horror visionaries on board in directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, who previously worked on Starry Eyes as well as episodes of MTV's Scream TV series. The script for the film comes from Jeff Buhler (The Midnight Meat Train) and David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash). 

Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is attached to the role of Dr. Louis Creed, first played by Dale Midkiff in the 1989 Pet Sematary film. Joining Clarke for the remake is Amy Seimetz, as Louis' wife Rachel, and John Lithgow, who is set to portray the Creeds' neighbor Jud Crandall, who knows all the dark secrets of the rural Ludlow, Maine neighborhood the family settles into — particularly the mysteries of the animal burial site after which the movie is titled. With an experienced crew and a stellar cast locked in place — not to mention a suitably freaky first trailer — Pet Sematary should make for a spooky Easter weekend.

Shazam! - April 5

Shazam! has been a long time in the making, but the DC Comics movie is currently slated to finally hit theaters in 2019. The movie finally found a star in October of 2017 in Chuck's Zachary Levi, who will play the grown-up superhero that teen Billy Batson (Asher Angel) is able to turn into when he utters the titular magic word. 

The movie's first trailer made a splash at Comic-Con by making it clear it'll bring a different tone to the DC Universe; its premise means it is sure to be a bit more ridiculous and humorous than its counterparts, and the young hero should allow for the mix of fantastical and real-life problems that have served superhero films well in the past. While Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam won't appear now that he's getting his own standalone movie, the film has recruited a scary villain in Kingsman's Mark Strong, who is rumored to be playing Doctor Sivana, Shazam's arch-nemesis. The behind-the-scenes crew also hints at a different DC film than we've seen before, with Jack the Giant Slayer's Darren Lemke attached to work on the script and Lights Out's David F. Sandberg set to direct.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2 - April 5

Get ready, witches — Sabrina Spellman will be back on Netflix before you know it. After launching its highly praised freshman season on the streamer in late October 2018, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will debut its second turn on April 5, 2019.

Starring Kiernan Shipka as the titular teen, the series' first season saw Sabrina grappling with her half-witch, half-mortal identity; running from her Dark Baptism; and trying to save her friends (Jaz Sinclair's Rosalind and Lachlan Watson's Susie), boyfriend (Ross Lynch's Harvey Kinkle), and the whole town of Greendale from the Dark Lord and his minions of darkness. By the end of the show's first 10 episodes, Sabrina — spoiler alert — makes a difficult decision: she pledges to serve the Dark Lord in order to protect the people she loves. But that doesn't necessarily mean she's given up her plans to dismantle the Church of Night from the inside out and to reform the connections to the mortal world she was forced to sever. The teaser for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2 hints that Sabrina, now sporting white hair and blood-red lipstick, will make the most of her newly upgraded powers — and that could include using them to both outwit the Dark Lord and get her buddies back.

As Shipka previously teased to Bloody Disgusting, "Sabrina definitely changes and shifts a lot. Her growth is very evident and the second season definitely has a different spin on it than the first season."

Hellboy - April 12

David Harbour will unveil his new take on Hellboy in 2019, with the Stranger Things star joining director Neil Marshall for what's described as a gritty take on the classic Mike Mignola comics. Harbour has said the movie will use a "darker tone" to differentiate itself from Guillermo del Toro's adaptations, adding that it'll be more of "a character piece" about Hellboy's "struggle."

While Harbour's take on Hellboy looks spot on, the rest of the cast is also packed with potential, including Milla Jovovich as the villainous Blood Queen, Ian McShane as Hellboy's adopted father, and Sasha Lane as Alice Monaghan. The movie also has signed Lost's Daniel Dae Kim to play comics favorite Major Ben Daimio (although it took them a while to get there).

Game of Thrones' final season - April 14

Who will win the Iron Throne? That question should finally be answered in 2019, when HBO airs the final season of their wildly popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones on Sunday, April 14. The series is taking a little bit of extra time with their last six episodes, which could reportedly be feature length. The season is also said to be the show's most expensive yet, with one of their huge battle set pieces allegedly taking a whopping 55 days to film.

Considering the show already has a huge body count, it seems fairly safe to expect that quite a few fan favorite characters could end up biting the dust in the show's final season, which is sure to send fans into a tizzy (and HBO's ratings even further through the roof). Set your DVRs now — this is not going to be a season you want to miss.

Avengers: Endgame - April 26

The fourth Avengers film, officially titled Avengers: Endgame, will mark the end of Marvel's Phase 3, which means it's probably time to break out your tissues. With the new set of films coming to an end and with many of the big-name contracts expiring as well, Avengers: Endgame will probably result in quite a few character deaths, with Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and more all likely to bite the dust. With the no-holds-barred approach the studio will likely have to the film, Avengers: Endgame is sure to be epic, ending dozens of storylines set up in past films while also placing the framework for what's to come in the franchise's future. This is definitely one of the can't-miss adventures of the year.

Detective Pikachu - May 10

The first ever live-action Pokemon movie is set to hit theaters in 2019, and it's going to feature some of your favorite actors. The film is set to star Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds as a motion capture Detective Pikachu, a version of the popular Pokemon character who takes on the world's most difficult cases. The rest of the movie's cast includes Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's Justice Smith as a teen who teams up with Pikachu after his dad is kidnapped and Big Little Lies' Kathryn Newton as a "sassy journalist" named Lucy. 

Goosebumps' Rob Letterman will take on directing duties for Detective Pikachu, which is based on a script from Gravity Falls' Alex Hirsch and Guardians of the Galaxy's Nicole Perlman. Although we don't know much about the specific plot details, Reynolds taking on the mantle of Pikachu would have been enough by itself to get us on board. The rest of the great cast and behind-the-scenes crew is just an added bonus.

The Hustle - May 10

In 2019, MGM is bringing a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels to the silver screen with The Hustle. But the forthcoming film isn't any ol' refresh of the 1988 comedy, which is itself a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime StoryThe Hustle is a gender-swapped remake starring Oscar-winning star Anne Hathaway and funny lady Rebel Wilson – whom you know and love from Bridesmaids, How to Be Single, and the Pitch Perfect film series — as a pair of scam artists who engage in an appropriately dirty, rotten war to cheat a 20-something tech prodigy (played by How to Talk to Girls at Parties actor Alex Sharp) out of his multibillion-dollar fortune. Essentially, the high-class character Hathaway plays is the answer to Michael Caine's sophisticated British con man Lawrence Jamieson from the original, while the low-rent gal Lonnie whom Wilson portrays is the answer to Steve Martin's eccentric hustler Freddy Benson. And Sharp's Thomas is the male equivalent to Glenne Headly's naive American heiress Janet Colgate.

Originally titled Nasty Women, a nod to the name Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton during the 2016 U.S. presidential election debates, The Hustle has Chris Addison on board as director (for his feature film debut), who helmed from the script penned by Captain Marvel writer and The Vision and Scarlet Witch showrunner Jac Schaeffer. MGM will roll out the star-studded remake on May 10.

John Wick: Chapter 3 - May 17

Keanu Reeves' animal-loving hitman is coming back to theaters in 2019 for John Wick: Chapter 3. The film will see Wick going on the run with a $14 million contract for his head. Having broken the rules and taken a life on the grounds of the Continental Hotel, Wick finds that he's being targeted on all sides.

The crafty killer for hire should already be long dead, but he's given a chance to escape by the Continental's manager, Winston (Ian McShane), who grants him a one-hour grace period before he has to go "excommunicado" — meaning his membership is revoked, he's banned from all services, and he's cut off from the other members. Wick turns to the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City in this third installment, which is directed by the previous films' Chad Stahelski based on a script by Derek Kolstad. 

This time around, John might actually have someone helpful on his side: Halle Berry's character Sofia, who, according to Reeves, "has some information" for him. The two have a storied past, suggesting that tensions will rise when they get tangled up with the High Table, an "overlording entity" comprised of the Adjudicator (Asia Kate Dillon), the Director (Anjelica Huston), Zero (Mark Dacascos), and Tick Tock Man (Jason Mantzoukas). John Wick will also see familiar faces in the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne), Ares (Ruby Rose), Cassian (Common), and Charon (Lance Reddick), all of whom are confirmed to return for John Wick: Chapter 3

Aladdin - May 24

Guy Ritchie will reveal his "ambitious and non-traditional' take on Aladdin in 2019, with Mena Massoud taking on the title role alongside Power Rangers star Naomi Scott as his Jasmine. Massoud and Scott landed the two main roles after a worldwide casting call involving thousands of hopefuls, so you have to imagine that they're perfect fits.

The rest of the cast includes Will Smith stepping into Robin Williams' role as the Genie and Marwan Kenzari playing the villainous Jafar. Saturday Night Live's Nasim Pedrad is set to play a comic relief role as Jasmine's handmaiden and friend, while Into the Woods' Billy Magnussen joins as a princely rival for Jasmine's love. Magnussen's casting has come with plenty of controversy, with many upset that the classic story will be changed to add a white actor, but after watching the first teaser, we still have trust in the Disney machine to make this a magical trip to the theater.

Ad Astra - May 24

A little bit Interstellar, a little bit Heart of Darkness, Ad Astra is the latest effort from director James Gray, known for helming The Lost City of Z, one of the most underrated movies of 2017. The film, co-written by Gray and television writer Ethan Gross, stars Brad Pitt as Army Corps engineer Roy McBride, who embarks on a fantastic yet terrifying journey through space in hopes of finding his father, Clifford McBride, portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones. Clifford went missing 20 years prior after he ventured to Neptune and never returned, and Roy has become obsessed with locating him and learning why his mission failed.

Also starring Preacher veteran Ruth Negga, prolific character actor Donald Sutherland, and comedian-actor Jamie Kennedy as a sergeant who has been stationed on Mars for quite some time, Ad Astra translates from Latin to English as "to the stars," signaling that Gray truly is shooting for the moon. The director admitted, prior to getting Ad Astra behind cameras, that the film is an ambitious one, but the literal territory and the philosophical elements it explores will offer audiences an experience like they've never had before. "What I'm trying to do is the most realistic depiction of space travel that's been put in a movie and to basically say, 'Space is awfully hostile to us,'" he told Collider

Ad Astra will blast off — and blow you out of your seat — on May 24. 

Godzilla: King of Monsters - May 31

Godzilla: King of Monsters is the follow-up to the well-received 2014 film featuring the monster and brings in a largely overhauled roster of stars, with Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown, Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga, and Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler playing a family swept up in the trouble the monster causes. With the impressive cast, which also includes the original's Ken Watanabe as the only returnee alongside Straight Outta Compton's O'Shea Jackson Jr. in an undisclosed role, Godzilla: King of Monsters should be able to live up to the positive reviews of the original while providing more big-screen monster mayhem. As the first trailer indicates, the big green guy can expect a lot of company in this installment — and it isn't necessarily of the friendly variety, either.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix - June 7

The title of the newest X-Men installment tells us a lot about what to expect. Jean Grey, played by Sophie Turner, will once again fulfill her destiny as the Phoenix, just as she did in X-Men: The Last Stand when Famke Janssen handled the role. The story will be based upon the X-Men comics' "Dark Phoenix Saga," although things might diverge slightly from the comics in one key way.

According to Entertainment Weekly (via io9), Jean Grey will get her powers while participating in an outer space rescue mission. Some sort of solar flare will strike her ship, triggering the Phoenix inside Jean before "a massive twist halfway through [the movie] that will irrevocably change the course of the franchise." In addition to Turner, Dark Phoenix will star Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, and Jessica Chastain will play a shapeshifting villain. We'll have to hold on a little longer now that it's been bumped from its early 2019 release date and moved to June 7, but it should still be well worth the wait.

Flarsky - June 7

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron are teaming up for a big screen comedy in 2019. The funny duo is set to star in and produce Flarsky, which will be directed by Warm Bodies' Jonathan Levine from a Black List script from The Interview's Dan Sterling. The movie stars Rogen as an out of work journalist named Fred Flarsky who, constantly dealing with his own bad luck and self-destructive ways, decides he's going to finally go after his former childhood babysitter (and crush), played by Theron. The only problem? She's since become one of the most powerful and unattainable women in the world. Something tells us his pursuits are not going to go well—and we can't wait to see it.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 - June 7

The Secret Life of Pets flooded movie theaters with adorableness in the summer of 2016, and although the sequel was first pushed back a year from its originally planned 2018 release date, it was later bumped up to its current June 7, 2019 launch — and there are still a lot of good things going for it. Set to follow the continuing adventures of New York City's craziest pets, the sequel will bring back the writing and directing team from the original, which means it should also be able to bring back the magic that made the first film so great. The voice cast is led by Patton Oswalt, taking over for Louis C.K. as Max, and rounded out by a blend of returning stars (Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Jenny Slate) and new additions (Tiffany Haddish, Harrison Ford, Pete Holmes).

Men in Black International - June 14

Sony is spinning off their Men in Black universe in 2019. The film, formally known as Men in Black International, has a script from Iron Man and Transformers: The Last Knight's Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, who are set to offer a more contemporary take on the franchise with a more global scale. Similar to what Jurassic World did for the Jurassic Park franchise, the film is set to focus on new characters instead of Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K and Will Smith's Agent J, bringing in Thor: Ragnarok's Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as its leads, joined by Emma Thompson, returning to reprise her role as Men in Black organization head Agent O. Reports say that the movie won't be entirely focused on Hemsworth and Thompson — it is said to be more of an ensemble film. Fitting with that theme, The Fast and the Furious' F. Gary Gray is set to take on directorial duties, teasing that the film will be "true to the core of the MiB world" while still expanding "to a fresh new place." 

Shaft - June 14

Hotter than Bond and cooler than Bullitt, Shaft is coming back in 2019 thanks to director Tim Story (Fantastic Four) and writers Kenya Barris (Black-ish) and Alex Barnow (The Goldbergs). A sequel to the 2000 Shaft film — which starred Samuel L. Jackson as the tough-as-tires New York Police Department detective John Shaft II, the son of Richard Roundtree's John Shaft I first seen in the original Shaft flick from 1971 — the new take on the franchise shifts focus to the third leaf in the Shaft family tree: the FBI-agent-slash-cyber-expert John Shaft III, played by Independence Day: Resurgence actor Jessie T. Usher. Both Roundtree and Jackson will star in the Story-helmed Shaft (reportedly but not officially titled Son of Shaft) that sees Usher's Shaft partnering up with his estranged father in what's described as an "uneasy collision of old school meets new school." Things may be uncomfortable and tensions may be high, but at least the Shaft trio will, at one point in the movie, look slick as heck rocking matching dark orange coats.

Studio Warner Bros. has the new Shaft reboot scheduled for release on June 14, 2019 in the U.S. — but fans in international territories won't have to head out to theaters to see the sequel, as production company New Line Cinema struck a deal with Netflix to release Shaft on the streamer outside the U.S. on June 28, 2019. So if you wanna see Shaft in 2019, you won't have to ask yo' mamma.

Toy Story 4 - June 21

If you somehow didn't empty your tear ducts forever during Toy Story 3, Toy Story 4 is on the way. While plot details for the movie have been kept under wraps and the release date has been delayed already, Pixar has yet to put out a bad story about toys. All the details we've heard thus far about Toy Story 4 indicate it will be a solid inclusion in the franchise.

According to Pixar chief creative officer and Toy Story director John Lasseter, the treatment for the film, which wasn't initially planned but ended up being ordered due to the storyline, was "unbelievable," focusing on the love story between Woody and Bo Peep and showing Woody and Buzz teaming up to find a missing Bo. The Pixar machine hasn't failed us yet, and we're excited to see their animated rom-com on screen.

Child's Play - June 21

One, two, Chucky's coming for you — and for the silver screen in June. Thirty-one years after the original Child's Play sparked a worldwide fear of redheads, toy dolls, and anyone by the name of "Charles" (not to mention a string of increasingly strange sequels), a remake is on its way — this time without the influence of creator Don Mancini or Chucky voice actor Brad Dourif and coming hot out of the film oven at Orion Pictures, a subsidiary of MGM, which hasn't handled screen rights for the property since the OG film from the '80s. 

A new-old studio and a new-new creative team that includes director Lars Klevberg, producers Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg, and screenwriter Tyler Burton Smith aren't the only updates the Child's Play remake touts — it also features a deeply unsettling redesign for Chucky, the serial killer trapped inside an innocent-looking doll, and a stacked cast led by Gabriel Bateman as Andy Barclay, Aubrey Plaza as Karen Barclay, and Brian Tyree Henry as Detective Mike Norris, who investigates a string of murders that may link back to one Charles Lee Ray.

The Child's Play remake is about as newfangled as films of its kind come, and we have a feeling that because of that, it will end up working in a big way.

Grudge - June 21

Chucky won't be the only one giving moviegoers a good scare on June 21, 2019. A reboot of The Grudge will lurch its way into cinemas the same day as Child's Play. 

Apparently taking Sean Parker's advice and dropping the "the," the supernatural psychological horror is plainly titled Grudge, and has a ton going for it. It's a newer and more grounded take on the 2004 Sarah Michelle Gellar-led version that told of a violent and never-ending curse; it has The Grudge franchise architect Sam Raimi pulling strings behind the scenes as its producer and Nicolas Pesce, who made an unforgettable impression with his menacing directorial debut The Eyes of My Mother in 2016, behind the helm; and it features a sterling cast that includes Alien: Covenant star Demián Bichir, Star Trek and Searching actor John Cho, Nocturnal Animals' Andrea Riseborough, Silver Linings Playbook actress Jacki Weaver, GLOW star Betty Gilpin, and Lin Shaye, one of the most prominent fixtures in the horror genre, as she's appeared in everything from A Nightmare on Elm Street to Insidious to Ouija: Origin of Evil.

Out of all the terrifying films she's been in, Shaye promises that Grudge is the most effective. "Wait until you see this," she promised. "It's the scariest movie I've ever been a part of, not even maybe … bar none." And Pesce swears the film will subvert all expectations: "It's going to be very, very, very different things than anyone's expecting for a Grudge reboot."

Annabelle 3 - July 3

Those who have been waiting for another entry in New Line Cinema's Conjuring saga, your wishes will be granted in 2019. Annabelle 3, which follows up 2017's Annabelle: Creation (itself a prequel to the original that centered on the titular possessed vintage doll), is slated to stir up scares on July 3, when viewers will discover what horrors Annabelle creates after she's held in a glass box within Ed and Lorraine Warren's (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) artifact room. 

Set just after the start of The Conjuring series when Annabelle is first introduced and before the actual events of the first film, the yet-untitled third Annabelle stars Mckenna Grace as Judy Warren, Ed and Lorraine's 10-year-old daughter; Madison Iseman as Mary Ellen; Katie Sarife as Daniela; and Farmiga and Wilson as mama and papa Warren, naturally.

As of July 2018, screenwriter Ed Dauberman, who also wrote Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation, was "still finalizing the script," but the gist of the story is this: the Warrens bring Annabelle to their artifact room, the one place where the doll "can really no longer wreak havoc." But, as Dauberman previously explained, Annabelle can still cause trouble there, and so she "awakens the evil within that room" and targets Judy. James Wan, who serves as a producer on the movie, also described Annabelle 3 as "basically A Night at the Museum, with Annabelle" — so take from that what you will.

Stranger Things season 3 - July 4

2019 is going to be a strange year: The third season of Netflix's sci-fi hit Stranger Things is set to hit the streamer, taking a bit longer than normal to write and film thanks to the show's increasing scope. The third season will span eight episodes, down from the usual ten, and will feature the Hawkins gang dealing with new "forces of evil." The series is also set to feature another time jump and will be set in the summer, a departure from past seasons.

Although details are few and far between on where the show will go next, we do know a few things, including the fact that it will feature more of season two fan favorite Erica (Lucas' sister, played by Priah Ferguson), as well as another likely appearance from Linnea Berthelsen's Kali, who should help to open up more of the mystery surrounding Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) past. Cary Elwes, Jake Busey, and Maya Thurman-Hawke will be joining in new roles.

Spider-Man: Far From Home - July 5

Tom Holland's Spider-Man is set to continue his adventures in a second standalone film in 2019, which will follow another year of Peter's high school experience, similar to Harry Potter. The first movie was wildly successful with both critics and fans, and the second is bringing back a lot of the elements that contributed to its greatness — including director Jon Watts, who's working from a script by Homecoming co-writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. We're definitely ready to join Holland and co. on another adventure in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Despite all the sameness when it comes to the film's crew, Spider-Man: Far From Home will feel far different. The sequel takes our friendly neighborhood Spidey across the globe, following Peter Parker and his friends as they go to Europe over their summer vacation – which happens after both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4according to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. It's likely that when he's overseas, Spider-Man will face off against Mysterio, the new-to-the-big-screen villain played by Jake Gyllenhaal, and come in contact with J.B. Smoove's still-undisclosed character.

Stuber - July 12

We've all had our share of Uber horror stories: the driver goes the long way around the city to the airport and you almost miss your flight, takes one too many back-road "shortcuts" and gets completely lost (thus sending you spiraling into a mini-meltdown in the backseat), or asks a litany of questions you weren't prepared to answer after dancing and drinking the night away. It's almost as if the outcome of an Uber ride is determined by the flip of a coin: it's either easy-breezy or kind of a disaster. In Stuber, it's the latter — only it's the driver who's subject to all sorts of unforeseen troubles.

Helmed by Future Man and Take Me Home Tonight director Michael Dowse, Stuber centers on an unsuspecting Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) who picks up his rider, Vic (Dave Bautista), a "grizzled detective who is hot on the trail of a sadistic, bloodthirsty terrorist." Chaos ensues when Stu gets tangled in Vic's dangerous ordeal, and tries to keep his nerves level, himself alive, and his coveted five-star rating intact.

With The Big Sick's Nanjiani and Guardians of the Galaxy's Bautista toplining, plus Spider-Man: Homecoming scribes and Game Night directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley producing, Stuber is sure to be Stu-perb — and might even become one of the biggest films of the summer when it debuts on July 12.

The Lion King - July 19

Jon Favreau's The Lion King remake is expected to be a huge piece of the studio's increasing push toward live action. The movie will bring back James Earl Jones to reprise his role as Mufasa, with Donald Glover providing the voice (and, hopefully, the vocals) for Simba and Beyonce doing the same for Nala. But the leads won't hold all the star power in the live-action refresh — they have some equally impressive backup in Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner, who will voice Timon and Pumba.

Favreau already has experience in this arena, directing Disney's The Jungle Book remake in 2016. The studio knows what they're doing when it comes to pulling on people's heartstrings and bringing up alllll the childhood nostalgia, and with a good cast in front of the camera and an impressive crew behind the scenes, The Lion King is sure to roar its way into your heart.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - July 26

Quentin Tarantino's next movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is set to arrive in theaters in July of 2019. The movie will follow the Charles Manson murders, although Tarantino has said that it won't be a biopic—rather, it'll focus on the state of the world in 1969. The movie will include some of the biggest aspects of the Manson murders, though, with Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie on board for the role of Sharon Tate, the Hollywood starlet who was murdered by members of the killer's infamous cult. 

The story will focus on an out-of-work TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) who's had one hit series but is now looking to step away from the business. His sidekick and stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) is feeling the same way. Their story is eventually somehow affected by the murders of Tate and four of her friends by Manson and his followers, with the killings said to be a "backdrop" to the main story.

As if all that wasn't enticing enough, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood features one of the most dazzling supporting casts in recent memory, including James Marsden, Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Hammond, Clifton Collins Jr., Keith Jefferson, and Al Pacino. And that still isn't all: Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Burt Reynolds, and Timothy Olyphant also star. Sounds like everyone in Hollywood is in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw - Aug. 2

There won't be a new entry in the main Fast and Furious franchise in 2019, but there will be a spinoff. Universal has dated Hobbs and Shaw, a vehicle starring Dwayne Johnson's Diplomatic Security Service agent Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's assassin Deckard Shaw for that summer, with Chris Morgan, who's been with the franchise since Tokyo Drift, penning the script. The fact that two fan favorite characters from the popular film franchise are teaming up already got the spinoff on our radar, but when we learned that Deadpool 2 filmmaker David Leitch had boarded the project as its directorIdris Elba had been cast as the film's main villain, and Vanessa Kirby had joined as Shaw's sister, our excitement levels shot through the roof. August 2019 can't come fast enough.

New Mutants - Aug. 2

Directed by Josh Boone, New Mutants will introduce a group of mutant teens who are forced to reconcile their powers and their past sins after they are captured and held in a mysterious secret facility.

The biggest stars of the comics series had some mutant skills that should be pretty fun to see unfold onscreen, including Sunspot, who turns into a ball of dangerous UV radiation, Mirage the spooky soothsayer, and the shape-shifting, pseudo-sentient robot Warlock. Fox has also brought some big stars on board to play their superpowered teens, including Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams, Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton, and Split's Anya Taylor-Joy.

The movie was initially set to be released in April of 2018, but was then pushed back to February of 2019, reportedly so the studio could make it scarier. It was delayed a second time to August of 2019, a move rumored to be motivated by Fox's desire to launch the film on Disney's forthcoming streaming service.

Although New Mutants' release date push(es) may have you spooked, it could be a good sign that the studio wants to take the time to get things just right.

Artemis Fowl - Aug. 9

Millions of readers remember Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl novels, which followed the titular precocious criminal mastermind throughout a series of fantastical adventures around the globe. The books are ripe for the film franchise treatment, but it hasn't happened—yet. Thor and Murder on the Orient Express director Kenneth Branagh is set to direct an adaptation, scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2019. Irish newcomer Ferdia Shaw is set to play the lead role, while Judi Dench will play a gender-swapped version of the books' Commander Root. Beauty and the Beast's Josh Gad will play the kleptomaniac dwarf Mulch Diggums, while Love's Lara McDonnell will play Captain Holly Short and Conan the Barbarian's Nonso Anozie will play Artemis' bodyguard Butler. The pressure's always on when filmmakers attempt to adapt beloved books, but who can argue with a cast like this?

It: Chapter Two - Sept. 6

Pennywise will make his terrifying return to the big screen in 2019. It: Chapter Two is set to hit theaters almost exactly two years after the first film, which followed the lives of a group of children known as the Losers' Club as they dealt with the advances of the shapeshifting evil. The sequel will move to the present, showing the adult versions of the characters as they return to Derry to deal with Pennywise's reemergence.

Director Andy Muschietti is set to return for the sequel, alongside screenwriter Gary Dauberman. The first film's massive box office haul and critical acclaim meant it was easy to land big name stars to play the adult Losers, with Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, Andy Bean, and James Ransone set to appear. (The movie's child actors will likely return as well, with Muschietti saying there will be "dialogue between timelines.") Muschietti has also said he would like the second film to explore the "cosmic dimension" of the novel, dealing with some of its otherworldly aspects. Sign us up. 

The Kitchen - Sept. 20

Two comedy superstars are set to join together for a DC drama in 2019. Bridesmaids Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy and Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish are teaming up for DC and New Line's The Kitchen, based on the 2014 Vertigo comic book series written by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. The movie has a script from Straight Outta Compton's Andrea Berloff, who is also set to make her directorial debut with the film.

The Kitchen isn't exactly the movie you would expect McCarthy and Haddish to star in, but it certainly has an intriguing plot that should give the duo a chance to stretch their dramatic muscles. The movie is described as a "gritty" film set in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s. After an FBI sweep captures the leaders of the Irish mob, their wives take over, running the business in a more brutal way than their husbands ever did. With female stars, a female director, and an appealing anti-hero story, this one seems like a winner.

The Mandalorian - Fall

Jon Favreau is traveling to a galaxy far, far away to write and executive produce The Mandalorian for exclusive release on Disney's soon-to-be-launched streaming service. Situated in a section of the Star Wars universe not yet explored on a screen of any size, The Mandalorian, as Favreau himself has described it, chronicles "the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic."

Though one could easily assume that, due to its title and its gun-toting central character, The Mandalorian will follow the badass bounty hunter Boba Fett, they would be sorely mistaken. The Favreau-penned series actually takes place after Boba and his "father" Jango's prime, "after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order," when a new so-called "warrior" steps into the spotlight.

Beyond the details Favreau offered when the project was first announced, not much is known about the plot and the characters of The Mandalorian. However, Disney and Lucasfilm did confirm a sterling slate of stars who are attached to direct an episode of the new series. Thor: Ragnarok filmmaker Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope helmer Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow will all get behind the camera and make some Star Wars magic with The Mandalorian.

No concrete release date has been set for The Mandalorian, but it's expected to premiere soon after Disney's streaming platform rolls out.

Joker - Oct. 4

No joke: Two standalone films featuring Gotham City's most infamous tormentor are being produced in 2019 — and one could even get released before the end of the year. Variety reported in June 2018 that Jared Leto's DCEU Joker is getting his own movie, but it's still unknown if it will film before or after the upcoming Suicide Squad sequel, set to go into production in 2019.

And then there's the wild card. According to the Hollywood Reporter, a Joker origin movie outside the DCEU starring acting powerhouse Joaquin Phoenix is now "officially a go," with shooting scheduled for September 2018. This means there's a chance this reportedly "darker and more experimental" take on Batman's iconic arch-nemesis, directed by The Hangover's Todd Phillips, could make it into theaters in late 2019. Warner Bros. describes the script, co-written by Phillips and Academy Award nominee Scott Silver (The Fighter), as "a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale." Sounds like no laughing matter.

Gemini Man - Oct. 4

Will Smith fans have more than just Aladdin to look forward to in 2019. The actor is also set to lead Ang Lee's Gemini Man, starring as an aging assassin trying to get out of the business but pulled back in when he has to fight against his own clone—who's 25 years younger, and at the peak of his abilities.

Gemini's been in the works for years, first set up at Disney in 1997 based on a pitch from Jack the Giant Slayer's Darren Lemke. While the story's central conceit forced execs to wait until visual effects technology caught up, digitally de-aging actors has become a common practice. This promises to be a futuristic action thriller with a nifty twist—and twice as much Will Smith is never a bad thing.

Zombieland 2 - Oct. 11

Stock up on Twinkies — try not to blast bullets through the ones you've got saved for later – 'cause the Zombieland franchise is officially getting a double tap in 2019. 

After a decade of waiting, fans of director Ruben Fleischer's post-apocalyptic horror comedy can finally sink their teeth into a sequel that not only brings back the same filmmaker, but is also written by the same duo who penned the original (Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick) and features all four beloved lead actors that the world fell for back in 2009. That's right, gang: Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Harrelson are all returning for Zombieland Too.

This time around, things will be a little different for the scrappy and sarcastic pseudo-family. According to studio Sony Pictures, which gave the sequel the go-ahead in July 2018, Zombieland Too sees Wichita, Little Rock, Columbus, and Tallahassee trekking across the U.S. from the White House to the country's heartland, fighting against evolved undead flesh-eaters that are "larger, stronger, and more destructive than their first-wave counterparts," and forming alliances — and even friendships, perhaps? — with fellow survivors.

Zombieland Too will bow on October 11, 2019 — just over 10 years after the first Zombieland opened in theaters. 

The Addams Family - Oct. 11

They're creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, altogether ooky — and they're coming in October of 2019. Studio MGM and director Conrad Vernon, known for his work on Shrek 2, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, and the Seth Rogen film Sausage Party, are collaborating for the forthcoming Addams Family animated feature. 

The film, which is based on the original Addams Family cartoons created by artist Charles Addams that were printed in The New Yorker, follows the 1960s Addams Family series that starred John Astin as Gomez, Carolyn Jones as Morticia, Lisa Loring as Wednesday, and Ken Weatherwax as Pugsley, as well as the two 1990s films led by Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia.

Specific storyline details about the new Addams Family movie involve the clan battling a reality television host, and the voice cast has started to fill out, led by Star Wars: The Last Jedi vet Oscar Isaac as family patriarch Gomez Addams, joined by Charlize Theron as his wife Morticia, Chloë Grace Moretz as their daughter Wednesday, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard as her brother Pugsley, and Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester. Allison Janney has signed on to play Addams family foe Margaux Needler, with Bette Midler also on board as Grandmama.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - Oct. 18

Won't you be his neighbor? Tom Hanks plays the legendarily kind and endlessly talented children's television icon Fred Rogers in an all-new drama feature from director Marielle Heller. Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, the upcoming film, once tentatively titled You Are My Friend, chronicles the relationship that award-winning but rarely smiling journalist Lloyd Vogel, portrayed by Matthew Rhys, forms with Rogers after he begrudgingly agrees to profile the adored host of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood for Esquire magazine in 1998. The more time Vogel spends with Rogers, the more his understanding of the world and its people starts to change.

While A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood sounds like it has the makings of a biopic, it isn't one. Director Heller asserted to Entertainment Weekly that the film is instead "a movie that's largely focused on a reporter and [Mr. Rogers'] relationship to his life, and how [the reporter's] whole world changes when coming in contact with Fred Rogers… It's a story for our times, a story about kindness and family connection and trying to tap into our better self."

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood follows after the 2018 Mr. Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? – and will probably make viewers shed just as many tears as the Morgan Neville-directed film did when it debuts on October 18, 2019. 

Untitled Terminator film - Nov. 1

The Terminator will be back on the big screen in 2019. Deadpool's Tim Miller is set to direct the latest installment of the franchise, while the original's James Cameron will produce. Some people may still be a little wary of the Terminator franchise since Genisys, but the new film looks like it's headed in the right direction, with Cameron saying it will ignore the events of the three films that followed T2 and treat them like they were in an alternate reality. 

The newest film will also bring back original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, and it won't try to de-age its elder heroes—instead, it will fully embrace how seasoned the pair has become. In addition, the movie, set to be the first in a trilogy, will introduce a new young woman to help the franchise tell new stories in the future. That's more than enough to convince us to give The Terminator another chance.

Charlie's Angels - Nov. 1

Elizabeth Banks is set to take a stab at rebooting Charlie's Angels in 2019. Banks won't just be in front of the camera, though—she'll be behind it, marking her second feature film as a director following 2015's Pitch Perfect 2. For her new crew of Angels, she's rounded up Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska, and in addition to helming the feature, Banks will also play the trio's handler, Bosley. As if all that wasn't enough, she also added a draft of the screenplay — which means if these Angels don't fly, she won't have anyone else to blame. In the meantime, Banks is clearly nothing but excited about her summer-slated passion project. "Charlie's Angels, for me, is one of the original brands to celebrate the empowered woman since its debut in the '70s," she enthused. "I couldn't be more excited to work with Kristen, Naomi and Ella to bring this chapter to fans around the world."

Kingsman 3 - Nov. 8

Manners maketh man, and a third Kingsman movie maketh Matthew Vaughn's action-spy franchise a perfect trilogy. Vaughn is attached to write and direct the upcoming Kingsman: The Great Game, so for those who loved Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the hyper-stylized sequel the original spawned in 2017, you're in for a treat.

Vaughn previously teased that the next installment might feature the return of Mark Strong's Merlin, and reports surfaced in September 2018 suggesting Ralph Fiennes and Harris Dickinson might brush shoulders with Harry Hart actor Colin Firth and Strong (should he circle back for a final appearance) for Kingsman: The Great Game – which is actually a prequel to Kingsman: The Secret Service, takes place around the time of World War I, centers on "the man who would be Kingsman," and may detail the origins of the titular secret spy organization.

Many details remain unconfirmed, but we do know Taron Egerton won't be returning as Eggsy, although the door is open for his involvement in the eventual Kingsman 3 proper — and with the film's November 8, 2019 release date quickly approaching, Fox will likely dish up more concrete information soon. 

Sonic the Hedgehog - Nov. 15

Video game movies may be hit or miss, but Paramount seems like it has a winner on its hands with its Sonic the Hedgehog film, which will combine live action and CGI to tell the story of the spiky blue speedster. There's no word yet on a storyline, but it has an impressive pedigree, with The Fast and the Furious' Neal H. Moritz producing alongside Deadpool's Tim Miller. Jeff Fowler, of the Oscar-nominated short Gopher Broke, will make his feature film directorial debut with Sonic, which has a script from Golan The Insatiable's Pat Casey and Josh Miller. The film also has Westworld's James Marsden as its human lead Tom, a police officer who partners with Sonic, and Jim Carrey as its main villain Robotnik, so expect audiences to speed out to theaters for its release.

Frozen 2 - Nov. 22

Bundle up, because Frozen 2 is also coming your way in 2019, and we're ready to guarantee it will feature at least a couple catchy songs that are sure to become karaoke mainstays for the rest of eternity. The sequel will further explore the relationship between Idina Menzel's Elsa and Kristen Bell's Anna, both of whom showed that they know how to do compelling voiceover work in the first movie; they're reportedly being joined by Evan Rachel Wood and This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown in unspecified roles. The original film also provided some of Disney's most engaging and feminist heroines to date, something we're definitely excited to see more of down the line. (Plus, Olaf.) While we don't know anything specific about the plot yet, Frozen 2 is sure to warm your cold heart.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel - Dec. 13

Thought the magical, reality-bending board game bit the dust at the end of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle? Think again.

After Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, and Karen Gillan all spilled their ideas for a sequel to the sequel that followed up the 1995 Robin Williams-led original, Sony Pictures gave the project the green light, bringing Jake Kasdan back into the director's seat, and Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner into the writers' room.

The yet-untitled sequel reunites the gang for another adventure that will likely be a "continuation" of the video game concept that framed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. According to Kasdan, the upcoming outing will also distance itself from the first Jumanji film, and might see Johnson, Black, Hart, Jonas, and Gillan portray completely new characters — perhaps even each other's avatars from the previous movie.

"Our hope is to keep a long continuity through the whole thing, even though the story that we're telling in the second movie, the movie that we're working on right now is much more connected to the first movie that I made a year ago than it is to the original," Kasdan told Slashfilm. "We love the idea of keeping all of this together and connected in some way or another."

Head back to the jungle — or someplace else entirely — when the next Jumanji movie launches on December 13, 2019.

Star Wars: Episode IX - Dec. 20

There have been some shake-ups behind the scenes of Star Wars: Episode IX, with Lucasfilm dropping Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow a few months before production was set to begin. They found someone who's definitely qualified to take over, however, with The Force Awakens' J.J. Abrams returning to write and direct the trilogy finale.

Episode IX will provide a resolution to the Skywalker saga while setting up a future of standalone movies and spinoffs, meaning that while we're undoubtedly in for the final appearances of some classic characters, this chapter will also serve as a launching pad for years of the franchise's future. And if that doesn't strike your fancy, perhaps knowing that Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher have been confirmed to return — alongside Billy Dee Williams, reprising his role as Lando Calrissian — will do the trick.

Shrek 5 - TBD

Shrek 5 won't hit theaters until nearly nine years after Shrek Forever After, but Dreamworks is assuring viewers that the next movie in the hugely popular franchise will still blow everyone away. The fifth film is apparently set to launch a reinvented Shrek franchise, with a whole potential Shrek universe on the way as well. "Reinvention was sort of called for," said screenwriter Michael McCullers. "There's been four movies and a lot of material, so the characters are pretty beloved and they're great characters, but you also have to think of a pretty new take at that point." While it's unclear exactly what the reinvention will entail, there are quite a few storylines in the Shrek universe that have yet to be explored, and it will be interesting to see which fairy tale myths the franchise decides to mine next.

Big Little Lies season 2 - TBD

Big Little Lies was a massive hit for HBO, earning awards season love across the board for its stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, and Laura Dern. Although the show was initially billed as a limited series, it wasn't all that surprising when HBO ordered a second season, which will be written by season 1 vet David E. Kelley based in part on a story from Liane Moriarty, the author of the book on which the series is based.

The main cast is all on board to return, although the series will be without its original director, Jean-Marc Vallee. Instead, Transparent and American Honey helmer Andrea Arnold will step behind the camera for the upcoming episodes. In case the show's original star power wasn't enough to bring you back for season two, the show has also added another huge name to its cast: Meryl Streep, set to play the mother of Alexander Skarsgard's deceased character, Perry White. Big or little, we are definitely excited for this show's sophomore outing.

Rick and Morty season 4 - TBD

Hopefully, we'll get to travel between dimensions with Rick and Morty again soon. The animated Adult Swim series has won lots of admirers for its wacky humor and surprisingly deep plotting, but unfortunately for fans, the show is likely to be off the air until at least 2019, according to co-creator Dan Harmon. Contract negotiations held the show up for a while, with co-creators Harmon and Justin Roiland hammering out a deal with Adult Swim's parent company Turner Broadcasting Systems. Although the renewal took time, luckily for fans of the series, the show wound up getting a massive 70-episode order, ensuring it will be around for quite a while. 

As for season four, Harmon has said that he's aiming to have 14 episodes, which is up from the usual 10 to 11. A specific premiere date for this batch of episodes has yet to be determined, but the production ramped up again in the summer of 2018, and co-creator Justin Roiland promised that whenever the show does make it back to the airwaves, that 70-episode renewal order should translate to a much shorter wait between seasons. "We're not going to do these long breaks, these chasms in between seasons anymore," he told Polygon"We're going to schedule vacation time and just keep the machine going. It's going to be really cool."

The Twilight Zone - TBD

In 2019, Jordan Peele will take audiences to the "fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man," the dimension as "vast as space and as timeless as infinity." You know, the dimension that's of sight, sound, and mind. The one that exists in the space between the valley of humankind's greatest fears and the apex of their consciousness — that one!

For those unfamiliar with the famous opening narration we're referring to, the Get Out director is set to narrate and host the upcoming revival of The Twilight Zone, the legendary anthology series created by Rod Serling.

CBS All Access is keeping a pretty tight lid on what the reboot series will entail; however, the company did give us a (blurry) look at one of the set pieces when it released a video announcing that the show had entered production on October 2, 2018. Prior to that, Peele shared a peek into the project, giving fans an idea of what he'll sound like stepping into Serling's shoes. (Spoiler: He sounds damn good.)

The third Twilight Zone revival, following after Charles Aidman and Robin Ward took turns narrating the 1985 reboot and after Forest Whitaker presented the 2002 refresh, the Peele-hosted series is slated to premiere sometime in 2019. Though we don't know much about the new Twilight Zone, Peele seems the perfect person to guide us into "the wondrous land of imagination."

Mr. Robot - TBD

So long, friend. Mr. Robot will log off and shut down — with zero chance of restarting — with its fourth season on USA Network. Despite reportedly thinking of making a fifth season of the Rami Malek-led drama thriller, which took off like a rocket when it debuted in 2015, series creator Sam Esmail affirmed that the fourth season will provide the perfect end to cybersecurity engineer-slash-hacker Elliot Alderson's tale. "Since day one, I've been building toward one conclusion — and in breaking the next season of Mr. Robot, I have decided that conclusion is finally here," Esmail said in August 2018. "[We] didn't want to say goodbye, but we ultimately have too much respect for Elliot's journey to extend past its inevitable ending."

The bigwigs at USA Network and Esmail are keeping mum when it comes to Mr. Robot season 4 details, but fans can expect the return of Malek's Elliot, Christian Slater's Mr. Robot (of course), Carly Chaikin's Darlene, Grace Gummer's Dom DiPierro, Portia Doubleday's Angela Moss, Martin Wallström's Tyrell Wellick, Michael Cristoer's Phillip Price, BD Wong's Whiterose, and Bobby Canavale's Irving. Season 4 is said to pick up immediately where season 3 left off, and will explore "the pros and cons of Elliot hitting 'send' on the email that could reverse 5/9." Whatever happens when Mr. Robot returns, the series is certain to go out with a bang.

The Crown season 3 - TBD

Hail to the new queen in season 3 of Netflix's The Crown. Claire Foy may be leaving her post as Queen Elizabeth, but someone equally decorated is assuming the throne: Golden Globe-winning star Olivia Colman, who will portray Her Royal Highness in her later years. Season 3 will see a slew of other actor replacements as well — like Helena Bonham Carter playing an older version of Queen Elizabeth's rebellious sister Princess Margaret, whom Vanessa Kirby porrayed in the first two seasons; Tobias Menzies assuming Matt Smith's role as Prince Philip; and Ben Daniels becoming the new Antony Armstrong-Jones (a.k.a. Lord Snowdon), succeeding Matthew Goode. Additionally, Josh O'Connor replaces Julian Baring as Prince Charles, while Marion Bailey succeeds Victoria Hamilton as the Queen Mother. 

And that's just the start of the newness to come in the third season of The Crown, which will chronicle the Aberfan disaster, Princess Margaret's five-year affair with Roddy Llewellyn that broke down her marriage in 1978, and Harold Wilson's time as the British Prime Minister. Fans will also get to get acquainted with Camilla Parker Bowles, the second wife of Prince Charles, and the late Princess Diana in season 3.

"Season[s] 3 and 4 are being mapped out and the closer the history comes — I now can say, 'God, I know exactly what I was feeling when that happened, I remember that and I remember this," The Crown producer Suzanne Mackie once said. "That's so exciting!"

Doom Patrol - TBD

DC Television luminary Greg Berlanti, the man responsible for helping craft Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, will bring yet another DC Comics series to life in 2019: Doom Patrol

An oddball group of misfit heroes created by writers Arnold Drake and Bob Haney and artist Bruno Premiani, the Doom Patrol is made up of the genius paraplegic the Chief (real name: Niles Caulder), the radioactive Negative Man (Larry Trainor), the human brain inside a steel body Robotman (Cliff Steele), and the actress who can stretch her body at will Elasti-Girl (Rita Farr). Doom Patrol has already cast its Negative Man, tapping Matthew Zuk for the live-action performances and Matt Bomer to provide the voice; its Robotman, selecting Brendan Fraser for the gig; and its Elasti-Girl, casting April Bowlby in the role. The series will also feature Crazy Jane, a vigilante with multiple personalities, with Orange Is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero on board to play her. Once Cyborg, played by Joivan Wade, tasks the team with a mission they can't refuse, the Doom Patrol realizes that there's no returning to their old lives.

Doom Patrol is scheduled to air its 13-episode first season on Warner Bros. Television's upcoming streaming platform DC Universe sometime in 2019, but fans may end up seeing members of the strange superhero squad earlier than that, as the team is set to show up on Berlanti's other DC show, Titans, which premiered in October 2018.

Mindhunter season 2 - TBD

Creator Joe Penhall and director David Fincher's gripping, sometimes gory, sometimes groovy '70s-set crime drama is coming back for more. Shortly after Mindhunter hit Netflix with its first season — which chronicled the efforts of FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) and psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) to establish the Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy and interview serial killers in hopes of understanding the motivations behind their grisly crimes — in October 2017, the streamer renewed the series for a second season.

In terms of what viewers can expect to see on the new season of Mindhunter, which will reportedly run for only eight episodes rather than 10 like the first season, Fincher previously told Billboard that it will center around the Atlanta child murders. Between 1979 and 1981, nearly 30 African-American children, teens, and adults were murdered across Atlanta. Real-life FBI agent John E. Douglas, the man Groff's Holden is based on, profiled a man named Wayne Williams, believing him to be one of the perpetrators. Williams eventually went to jail, but Douglas' actions in getting him there resulted in him being censured by the FBI director at the time. Given the breakdown Holden had at the end of season 1, we wouldn't be surprised if he gets more radical in his methods as the new season progresses.

As of August 2018, Mindhunter season 2 is in production, having filmed at least part of the first episode. 

Good Omens - TBD

Television fans should have a good feeling about what's on offer in 2019 — and if they aren't, the news that a limited series based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch is coming to Amazon Video sometime that year should get them good and giddy.

Starring David Tennant as Crowley, the demon who was the snake that tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, Good Omens centers on the two characters' mission to prevent the rise of the Antichrist and the subsequent fight between Heaven and Hell.

Tennant and Sheen aren't the only familiar faces who will appear in the six-part series. Mad Men alum Jon Hamm is set for the role of Archangel Gabriel, Heaven's golden boy; EastEnders veteran Josie Lawrence portrays the semi-titular Agnes Nutter, the 17th-century prophetess who predicted the catastrophic events at hand; and The Frankenstein Chronicles star Anna Maxwell plays the literally devilish Beelzebub.

Most importantly, though, Tennant has promised prospective viewers that Good Omens is a "massive, epic, sweeping show," and that it faithfully adapts Gaiman's novel. "It's so beloved, that novel, that you do feel like you're taking your life in your hands trying to reinterpret it for another medium," he said. "But I think because Neil was involved and wrote the script, I feel like we've got the angels on our side, so to speak."

Watchmen - TBD

Who watches the Watchmen? You do — on HBO in 2019!

The home of Game of Thrones, Westworld, True Detective, and Big Little Lies is adding another member to its prestige television family next year: Watchmen, the drama that brings Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' acclaimed comic series to the small screen. From the mind of Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof, Watchmen takes place in the same "alternate history where 'superheroes' are treated as outlaws" as featured in the comics, but it will make some noticeable changes to the source material.

Lindelof himself has rejected the notion that Watchmen is a straight-up adaptation, writing in a lengthy Instagram post that he has "no desire to 'adapt' the twelve issues Mr. Moore and Mr. Gibbons created thirty years ago." Instead, the series will "remix" the comics, which Lindelof called "sacred ground [that] will not be retread nor recreated nor reproduced nor rebooted." Billed as a "dark satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre," Watchmen will "embrace the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel while attempting to break new ground of its own."

With a logline like that and a cast that features Tim Blake Nelson as Looking Glass, Jeremy Irons as Adrian Veidt (a.k.a. Ozymandias), and Jean Smart as Agent Blake, as well as Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and a host of others, Watchmen sounds like one of the best superhero shows set to premiere next year.