With 2019 now in site, the anticipation of what to come in the world of movies is high. Specifically Marvel. Indeed it’s exciting to see what Disney has slated for next year. Beginning with Captain Marvel and wrapping it up with Star Wars: Episode IX. The mix of classic live-action remakes in the mix and the return of an absolute all-time favorite of most, Disney Movies 2019 is going to be epic.
Disney Movies 2019
We had three Disney Marvel movies last year with Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. With the introduction of Captain Marvel kicking off the year, here’s all that Marvel is currently sharing on the new film.
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The story follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, Algenis Perez Soto, Mckenna Grace, with Annette Bening, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL is produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patricia Whitcher, and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Watch for Captain Marvel to save the day on March 19, 2019.
From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure DUMBO expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus.
But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.
Dumbo will be flying into theaters on March 29, 2019.
Disneynature’s all-new feature film PENGUINS is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.
The next still-untitled Avengers
Finally, we will find out what will be in the Marvel Universe. Since I have nothing to share here since the plot is still a secret, I will just leave this special video remembering the late Stan Lee. I am curious if this film could possibly be his last onscreen cameo, or if they have a library prepared for eternity.
RIP STAN LEE
mark clear your calendar for the next Avengers movie on May 3, 2019.
Just as in the animated film, ALADDIN is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s ALADDIN.
ALADDIN stars Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards. The film is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers.
Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and two new songs written by Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including director of photography Alan Stewart, production designer Gemma Jackson and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. Watch for flying carpets on May 24, 1019.
Toy Story 4
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”) and produced by Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”).
We have a playdate with Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” on June 21, 2019.
The Lion King
From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy
With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, “The Lion King” roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.
Now we know Lions rule the African savanna in “The Lion King,” which welcomes Donald Glover (“Atlanta,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (“Dreamgirls,” “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Field of Dreams”) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his iconic performance from Disney’s 1994 animated classic.
Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Twelve Years a Slave,” Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange”) was called on to portray Simba’s villainous uncle Scar, and Alfre Woodard (“Juanita,” Marvel’s “Luke Cage”) portrays Simba’s no-nonsense mother, Sarabi. JD McCrary (OWN’s “Tyler Perry’s The Paynes,” Apple’s “Vital Signs”) fills the shoes of Young Simba, a confident cub who can’t wait to be king, and Shahadi Wright Joseph (NBC’s “Hairspray Live,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”) brings tough cub Young Nala to life.
This one inparticular has peaked my interests. Artemis Fowl book series by Eoin Colfer is becoming a movie and Disney has very little information regarding this upcoming release. We have a cast with newcomer Ferdia Shaw as Artemis, Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty and the Beast) as Mulch Diggums, Judi Denchar (Oscar winner for Shakespear in Love) as Commander Root, Lara McDonnell as Captain Holly Short, and Nonso Anozie (Cinderella) plays Butler, Artemis Fowl’s bodyguard.
Now, the live-action adaptation of Artemis Fowl is based on the bestselling book series by Eoin Colfer, with a screenplay by award-winning playwright Conor McPherson. Watch for the pixie dust to hit U.S. theaters on August 9, 2019.
Let it go? In fact, there’s not a chance. But info on this one too is under wraps. What do I know? Well, the sequel will definitely reunite Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as siblings Anna and Elsa. Josh Gad is also returning as the lovable snowman Olaf. So look for a snow day on November 22, 2019.
Star Wars: Episode IX
In addition to the other films we are awaiting a plot, here’s another one. However, we know that JJ Abrams is back to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, and after what he did for The Force Awakens, this should be exciting. The key characters are all back. Daisy Ridley (Rey), Oscar Issac (Poe), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), and Lupita Nyong’o. Also, watch for some archived footage of Carrie Fisher that will be sure to tug at our hearts.
Hitting our galaxy on December 20, 2019.
Well, there you have it. We have a lot to be watching for in the Disney Movies 2019 line up! Not to mention all the merchandise we will be awaiting.