12 blockbuster movies we can't wait to see in 2019

4 January 2019, 16:33 | Updated: 4 January 2019, 17:03

Rocketman / The Lion King / Last Christmas
Rocketman / The Lion King / Last Christmas. Picture: Paramount/Disney/Columbia

By Tom Eames

Disney remakes, massive sequels and musical biopics...

2018 was a great year for movies, from Bohemian Rhapsody to A Star is Born to Black Panther.

This year promises to be another fantastic year, as we've compiled a list of films you should definitely check out:

  1. Dumbo

    UK release date: March 29

    One of three classic Disney animations getting a live action update in 2019, starting with this beloved tale of a cute elephant.

    Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito also star in this heartwarming story, and you're bound to need some tissues for this one.

  2. Avengers: Endgame

    UK release date: April 26

    It's all been heading to this point. Over 10 years of Marvel movies reach an incredible climax, as we finally found out what happened after Thanos snapped his fingers in Infinity War.

    Not only that, but we also have Captain Marvel and the next Spider-Man to look forward to over the next 12 months. Marvel, you really are spoiling us.

  3. Rocketman

    UK release date: May 17

    Rocketman: All you need to know

    After the success of Bohemian Rhapsody follows another biopic about a music legend. This time, it's Sir Elton John's turn.

    Taron Egerton stars (and sings) as Sir Elton in this origin story of how a talented songwriter became an international superstar.

  4. Aladdin

    UK release date: May 24

    Another classic Disney movie getting an update, is this adaptation of the 1992 film of the same name, directed by Guy Ritchie.

    Will Smith stars as the Genie, and we're ready to be transported into a whole new world once more.

  5. Toy Story 4

    UK release date: June 21

    Toy Story 4: All you need to know

    Woody, Buzz and the gang are back for a fourth instalment, nine years (yes nine) after their last cinematic outing.

    This time, they embark on a road trip with friends old and new, alongside new owner Bonnie.

  6. The Lion King

    UK release date: July 19

    The Lion King 2019 remake: All you need to know

    The huge 1994 animated musical is getting a live action remake. Well, we say live action but it's essentially all CGI.

    The trailer shows just how much it honours the original, and with the likes of Beyoncé and Donald Glover in the cast, it's bound to be emotional and nostalgic.

  7. Downton Abbey

    UK release date: September 13

    Downton Abbey movie: All you need to know

    It's time to take a trip back to Downton, several years after we thought we'd said goodbye for good.

    Pretty much the entire cast is back, so it will be intriguing to see whether how it makes the transition to the big screen this autumn.

  8. Last Christmas

    UK release date: November 15

    Last Christmas movie: All you need to know

    Yes, this is really happening. The Wham! classic is being transformed into a romantic comedy, starring Emilia Clarke.

    Emma Thompson is also involved in this festive romcom, which is said to also feature unreleased material by the late George Michael.

  9. Frozen 2

    Frozen
    Picture: Disney

    UK release date: November 27

    Frozen became the highest-grossing animated movie ever when it was released in 2013, and so it's only to be expected that a sequel is on the way.

    We'll reunite with Anna, Elsa and the gang, and hope there's at least one song that's as catchy as 'Let It Go'.

  10. Star Wars Episode IX

    Star Wars Rey
    Picture: Disney

    UK release date: December 19

    The third and final instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy will be unleashed just in time for Christmas.

    No doubt this won't be the last Star Wars adventure we'll see in the near future, but it's still bound to be an explosive finale.

  11. Cats

    Cats
    Andrew Lloyd Webber. Picture: Getty

    UK release date: December 20

    Cats movie: All you need to know

    The classic and hugely popular Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats is finally getting a big screen adaptation, and the cast list alone is amazing.

    Judi Dench, Idris Elba, James Corden, Ian McKellen and Taylor Swift are just a few big stars who will take on the iconic West End musical.

  12. Little Women

    Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep. Picture: Getty

    UK release date: December

    The eighth adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott is coming this year, starring Meryl Streep, Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan among others.

    The film will apparently jump back and forth in time, making it a totally new way of telling the famous story.