Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 months ago
The IMDb audience has spoken: Here are the 10 most anticipated movies of 2019 according to traffic to our title pages.
Chief Hopper from "Stranger Things" plays Hellboy ... what more do you need to know? Based on traffic to the Hellboy title page, apparently plenty. So here we go: The excellent David Harbour is playing Big Red in the reboot, which is directed by Neil Marshall (who helmed the epic "Game of Thrones" episode "Blackwater") and co-written by the comic's creator, Mike Mignola. It's in theaters on April 12. And if you're active enough on Twitter, Harbour will officiate your wedding in full Hellboy regalia. Got it? Good.
Good thing there's such demonstrated anticipation for Disney's live-action remakes, because the studio has a trio of them coming your way in 2019, with Aladdin leading the pack in terms of popularity on IMDb. The truly international cast is generating a lot of interest as fans familiarize themselves with Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Jasmine), and this newcomer named Will Smith. In truth, we're all breathless to see the Fresh Prince's interpretation of the Genie ... because early reports say his performance is out there.
Interest soared for this movie centered on Batman's most-famous foe when it was revealed that Joaquin Phoenix (and his Anton Chigurh hair) would be playing the Clown Prince of Crime alongside a cast that also includes Robert De Niro and brilliant newcomer Zazie Beetz. Early costume tests reveal a look that emulates Cesar Romero's iconic '60s version of the character. But with Phoenix on board, we're anticipating the most terrifying take on the supervillain since the late, great Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning turn in The Dark Knight.
We have to hand it to M. Night Shyamalan for the ninja-stealthy set up for Glass, the surprise sequel to 2000's low-key superhero film Unbreakable. More than 18 years after Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) cemented his supervillain status with the iconic line, "They called me Mr. Glass," we're thrilled to finally see how this epic story of good vs. evil plays out, and it seems IMDb users are, too: Traffic to the Glass title page propelled the sequel to the No. 7 spot on the list of most anticipated films of 2019.
6. It: Chapter Two
When It killed at the box office last year, there was little doubt we'd get a sequel (then again, the film's ending made it pretty clear, too). The plucky kids from Stephen King's novel needed some closure, and fans kept coming back to IMDb to find out who would play their adult incarnations. In addition to giving us another terrifying dose of Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the Clown, It: Chapter Two is getting an equally awesome grownup ensemble, including Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader. Consider us ready to float!
5. The Irishman
All Martin Scorsese needs to do is announce that he's making another mob movie with Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci and it'll create ferocious, sustained enthusiasm for an entire year, even though The Irishman doesn't have an official image, poster, trailer or release date. As Scorsese puts the finishing touches on his tale of a hitman who might have had something to do with the disappearance and death of Teamster Jimmy Hoffa, fans continue to pore over every leaked set photo like the one featured here.
4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
There are three very obvious reasons Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is one of the most anticipated movies of 2019: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Quentin Tarantino. And if that's not enough to get you excited for this Hollywood tale, add Kurt Russell, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, and Margo Robbie (as Sharon Tate) to the mix. Oh, and a reported $100-million budget. And rumors this could be Tarantino's penultimate movie. Basically this film is high on a number of Watchlists and we can't wait to see if it lives up to the hype.
3. Dark Phoenix
One of the most iconic stories in X-Men history is coming to the big screen. Dark Phoenix will take place after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, and bring back stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner as Jean Grey/Phoenix. On top of that, another IMDb fan-favorite will be joining the cast — Jessica Chastain, who plays the mysterious character "Smith." Plus, we've been promised X-Men in space ... so it's no wonder Dark Phoenix comes in at No. 3 on this list.
2. Avengers: Endgame
After Avengers: Infinity War ended on one of the biggest cliffhangers in recent memory, it's no surprise that Avengers: Endgame is IMDb users' second-most anticipated movie of 2019. If anything, we're surprised it's not No. 1 on this list. Not only will it determine the fates of dozens of our favorite Marvel characters (well, maybe not the ones with upcoming sequels), it will also wrap up Marvel's epic Phase 3, which kicked off in 2016 with Captain America: Civil War.
1. Captain Marvel
She may be one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Captain Marvel is less well-known than the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, or Thor. So MCU fans flocked to IMDb to find out more about the character and the movie, first teased at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Set in 1995, the movie will center on former fighter pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who becomes Captain Marvel when Earth is caught in the middle of an alien war. Much of the Captain Marvel plot remains shrouded in mystery, which kept interest high all year long (the killer trailers didn't hurt, either) and cemented its place at the top of our list. Roll on March 2019!