New Superhero Movies You Have To Watch In Theaters This 2019
2018 has proven itself to be the single biggest year in the history of superhero movies. After all, out of the top 10 movies in the box office of the year 2018, there are a whopping 6 of them belonging to the superhero genre with four superhero movies completely dominating the top 5. That’s not all, all of those 4 passed the one billion mark and there is even one that passed the almost-impossible 2 billion mark. In total, the superhero movies in the top 10 make up an insane 7.37+ billion USD in the box office. Thus, one can clearly see that it is naturally that superhero movies in 2018 were able to actually increase from the already-impressive 2017 year by a wide margin.
However, if you actually believe that this will be the peak of superhero movies, you are quite wrong, as 2019 is showing promises that it will also be another breakout year for this genre. After all, it will be seeing quite a record-breaking amount of superhero movies being released with exactly 9 films. Out of those, there are the usual Marvel Cinematic Universe event films, a sprinkle of DC Extended Universe films, and of course, the final ones of the Fox’s X-men franchise. Overall, this is quite a huge jump in quantity when we compare it to the number of superhero films released in 2018, 6 movies.
Before we jump into the main part, you should know that this is not initially the releasing plan, as both of the Fox’s X-men movies were supposed to debut in 2018 but had to change their schedule due to reshoots.
To start things off, I would like to introduce you to quite a different superhero movie from those that you have gotten familiar over the years. The twist-loving director M. Night Shyamalan made waves back in 2016 thanks to his genius product that is Split, a psychological horror thriller. People walking in to watch the movie back then had no idea that it is the direct sequel of his previous fan-favorite Unbreakable, at least not until they see the after-credit scene. However, now we all know that Glass will be the concluding part of this unthinkable series about superheroes. With this film, Bruce Willis will reprise his role as the silent guardian David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as the incredible genius Elijah Price, and James McAvoy as the scary Beast.
To start things off in the 2019 fiscal year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will present to us its first ever movie that is completely about a superheroine, the incredibly strong Captain Marvel, also known as Carol Danvers. Taking on the role of this supposedly strongest ever character to be introduced in all the Marvel Cinematic Universe film is Oscar-winning Brie Larson. The film will be taking us all back in time to the 1990s in order to show us the origin story of Captain Marvel as well as exploring the infamous war between the Krees and the Skrulls. In addition, there will be some familiar faces such as Samuel L. Jackson reprising his role as Nick Fury.
The very first of the DC films to be introduced in the theatres in 2019 will be none other than Shazam!, which will be released on April 5th. DC Extended Universe, the attempt from Warner Bros. at starting a cinematic universe that can actually compete with the legendary Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been having a string of hits and misses, with the misses outnumbering. However, there have been some clear wins that cannot be denied such as the Wonder Woman movie as well as the most recent addition, Aquaman. Once we look at the similarities between those two films, we can see that it is only natural that the ones in charge will try to make Shazam! emulate the tone of those two films. After watching the trailer, I must admit that the tactic has worked out quite good.
We will have Zachary Levi playing the superhero persona of the titular character and Asher Angel will be playing the orphan who received one of the most powerful gifts in history, Billy Batson. In addition, this film is also the first time that David F. Sandberg tries his hands at the superhero genre after a string of successful horror films.
This one is a special case, as it is not just unarguably the strongest contender to become the biggest superhero movie of 2019, but also one of the most likely to become the single biggest movie of 2019. After Avengers: Infinity War made quite a lot of records in the box office department in 2018, this film is looking to be as strong as that one due to it being the answer to the cliff hanger ending of Avengers: Infinity War. In addition, it is quite likely that this movie will decide the path that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be taking with its future projects. Thus, one can clearly see how necessary it is to see it.
Of course, there is also the fact that every single event film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been quite enjoyable when seen in theatres. Furthermore, who can refuse the invitation when it is clear that Thanos, who is played by the legendary Josh Brolin, will be making his return in the film?
After Avengers: Endgame finishes its business in restructuring the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will be swinging his way back to the large screen with Tom Holland reprising his role as the charismatic superhero. This movie will be the one to start off the new era after Avengers: Endgame ends the previous one. From what we have gathered through the trailer, the movie will seemingly take our favorite character, Peter Parker, overseas. In addition, it seems like the film will have him teaming up with S.H.I.E.L.D’s director Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson. This time we all will be able to see Spidey testing himself against a number of new enemies while trying to enjoy his school trip through Europe.