25 Biggest Movie Sequels Coming in 2019
Posted 2019/01/02 0
Many of the sequels heading our way over the course of the next 12 months are of the comic book movie variety. Marvel Studios isn’t slowing down any, as they need to give fans some conclusion after what happened in Infinity War, and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is ready to take an international journey. But M. Night Shyamalan is also bringing us a very non-traditional comic book movie sequel, and let’s not forget about the X-Men.
But there is far more coming our way in 2019 as well. Several major animated franchises are coming back to show us what our pets are up to when we’re away, and Disney wants to see if they can possibly top a hit like Let It Go. Dragons will be trained and LEGO shenanigans will be plentiful. Woody and Buzz are back! We’ve also got horror galore, with Pennywise coming back for round two, a not so happy second day involving death and several more meters of shark violence, of the down variety coming down the pipeline.
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That’s not enough for you? Well, we’ve also got two different Johns, both Rambo and Wick, heading back to the big screen to add to their already impressive body counts. Godzilla is finally coming back to cement his place as the rightful king of the monsters and the Terminator, as has always been promised, will be back. To boot, we’ve got a new man and woman in black taking down aliens all over the world.
Point being, there are a ton of sequels of every sort, shape and size for every kind of movie lover coming out this year. From the biggest of the big to the smallest of the small and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. Without further adieu, here are 25 sequels coming our way in 2019.
Rambo: Last Blood – TBD
Sylvester Stallone will always first and foremost be associated with Rocky Balboa. That said, the character of John Rambo, whom we first met in the classic First Blood, is a close second. Stallone is now set to revisit that particular character for the first time in more than a decade in Rambo: Last Blood. This time around, John Rambo is taking on the Mexican cartel and, as the title implies, this is going to be a swan song for the character. At least as far as Stallone’s time with the franchise is concerned. Adrian Grunberg directs.
Glass – January 18
It’s all led to this. Movie buffs have been dying for a proper sequel to Unbreakable for years and now M. Night Shyamalan is finally giving it to us. Following the success of Split, which was a surprise sequel of sorts to Unbreakable, Shyamalan quickly got to work on Glass, which brings back Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis as Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass, and David Dunn respectively, to meet up with James McAvoy’s The Beast. There are a lot of comic book movies coming out in 2019, but by some measures, this could be the most highly-anticipated and most unique of them all.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – February 8
It’s pretty fair to say that most of us thought the first LEGO movie was going to be a cute gimmick at best. What it wound up being was one of the most pleasantly surprising animated movies to come our way in a long time. Following a pair of spin-offs, The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie, we’re finally getting a proper sequel with The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which is going all in with a Mad Max style, post-apocalyptic wasteland setting. We’re also getting Chris Pratt in two different roles, with Emmet and his new character, Rex Dangervest, an amalgam of several of his other characters in other franchises. If this is as good as its predecessor, we should be in for a treat.
Happy Death Day 2U – February 14
The horror version of Groundhog Day wound up being far better than many of us might have expected and now, we’re getting what looks to be an absolutely wild sequel in the form of Happy Death Day 2U. Horror sequels are very much a hit/miss game and, in this case, it seems like the creative team is just going for full-on crazy, which could pay off, as this franchise is already dealing with a pretty out there premise to begin with. Why not spend Valentine’s Day with a loved one while watching a time loop murder fest? Christopher Landen is back in the director’s chair for this one, with stars Jessica Rothe, and Israel Broussard returning as well.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – February 22
Toothless and Hiccup are back for a third and final ride this year with How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. This has been an extremely successful franchise, both critically and commercially speaking for DreamWorks, but all good things must come to an end. However, this looks like it’s going to be a truly epic conclusion to what has already been a pretty amazing journey. The entire core voice cast is back, save for T.J. Miller, with Dean DeBlois once again in the director’s chair.
It doesn’t get much bigger than this. Given what happened at the end of Infinity War, it’s not a stretch to say that Avengers: Endgame is the most highly-anticipated sequel of 2019. The remaining heroes must band together to undo the damage caused by Thanos’ deadly finger snap. Joe Russo and Anthony Russo are back at the helm to finish what they started in what will effectively end a very long arc that spans more than twenty movies, multiple franchises and more than a decade. Bring the tissues, Marvel fans. This one is going to be intense.
A Dog’s Way Home – May 17
While not embraced by critics, and despite controversy in regards to how dogs were treated on set, A Dog’s Purpose wound up being a huge hit, grossing more than $200 million worldwide in 2017. So, we’re getting a follow-up in the form of A Dog’s Journey in 2019. We will similarly find a dog who spends time with several different humans and finds meaning in his life. Gail Mancuso directs this time around with a cast that includes Dennis Quaid, Betty Gilpin, Abby Ryder Fortson and Josh Gad as the voice of the dog Bailey. If nothing else, it works as pretty strong counterprogramming for our next entry.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – May 17
The first John Wick came out of virtually nowhere to smack us all right in the face with one of the most intense action movies of the modern era. Now, Keanu Reeves is coming back for a third installment in John Wick: Chapter 3, which brings in several newcomers, including Halle Berry, for what we can only hope will be the conclusion to a great trilogy. Director Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first installment with David Leitch and flew solo on Chapter 2, has promised an increase body count so, at the very least, we’re going to see Reeves doing some serious damage again. Visually, these movies simply can’t be a letdown.
It’s been nearly five years since director Gareth Edwards brought us a new American version of Godzilla to the big screen. Those years haven’t gone to waste, as Michael Dougherty (Krampus) has been busy resurrecting Rodan, King Ghidorah and Mothra for an epic showdown that we’ll be able to witness in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. This isn’t going to be another subverted take on the monster movie genre. This is going to be a straight-up, monster-filled, duke it out, destruction-heavy brawl. If there is one sequel that seems as though it may have an impossible time disappointing us in 2019, it’s this.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 – June 7
Illumination has become a dominant force in the world of animated movies and the first Secret Life of Pets was an unexpectedly massive success, bringing in $875 million worldwide. As such, The Secret Life of Pets 2 is coming our way in 2019, with some familiar faces returning, but new voices also coming on board. Louis C.K. is being replaced by Patton Oswalt as Max, with Harrison Ford also joining the cast in his first ever voice role in an animated movie. Chris Renaud returns to the director’s chair for this one, with Minions writer Brian Lynch penning the screenplay.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix – June 7
The X-Men franchise has been going strong (or at least going, sometimes maybe not so strong) since 2000 and is largely responsible for the modern era of comic book movies were living in. But all good things must end and, with the Disney purchase of Fox looming, it looks like Dark Phoenix will be the final movie in this particular version of the franchise. But we’re going to see one of the most beloved Marvel Comics stories of all time adapted for the big screen, hopefully in a version that will make up for the sins of The Last Stand. Longtime series writer/producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut here with the core, younger cast returning from Apocalypse.