Every year, there’s a lineup of Disney movies we can’t wait to see in theaters. 2018 brought us films like “Incredibles 2,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and most recently, “Mary Poppins Returns.” As we head into the New Year, it’s time to get excited about all the Disney movies heading our way in 2019. Below, find a list of the movies scheduled for release in the next year and start making movie dates now!
Captain Marvel – March 8, 2019
“Captain Marvel” takes fans back to the ’90s for this origin story starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel. When the Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic war, Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. The film also features well-known Marvel characters Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Coulson (Clark Gregg), and we can’t wait for this female-led superhero story.
Dumbo – March 29, 2019
This live-action re-telling of Disney’s 1941 animated film is directed by Tim Burton (“The Nightmare Before Christmas”) and features Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, and Eva Green. If the trailer is any indication, the new movie promises to be just as much of a tearjerker as the original.
Avengers: Endgame – April 26, 2019
“Avengers: Endgame,” which takes place after the events of “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), may be the most highly-anticipated movie on this list. In the aftermath of Thanos wiping out half of all life in the universe, the remaining Avengers must do what it takes to undo the Mad Titan’s infamous snap. For an in-depth analysis of the trailer, click here.
Aladdin – May 24, 2019
So far, fans have had mixed reactions to first look photos of Disney’s upcoming live-action “Aladdin.” Released by Entertainment Weekly, the images depict the Genie (Will Smith) as a normal human rather than the big blue character we all know and love. However, Smith assures fans that his character will indeed be blue (and CGI) for most of the film.
Toy Story 4 – June 21, 2019
The fourth installment in the “Toy Story” franchise is going to be emotional, according to Tom Hanks. In the movie, Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called Forky to her room, which leads to a road trip adventure for Woody along with new and old friends. In addition to Hanks, voice actors Tim Allen and Joan Cusack return as Buzz Lightyear and Jessie, respectively.
The Lion King – July 19, 2019
Disney’s third remake of 2019 is “The Lion King” with voice actors Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, Billy Eichner, and more. Rather than a “live-action” remake, which might have proven a bit too hard to do with “The Lion King,” this version features photorealistic computer animation.
Artemis Fowl – August 9, 2019
Based on the popular book by Eoin Colfer, this movie follows 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, as he finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film stars Ferdia Shaw and features Judi Dench and Josh Gad.
Frozen 2 – November 22, 2019
At this point we don’t know much about “Frozen 2,” but it’s a safe bet the sequel will be just as popular as the 2013 movie. You can follow along with updates on “Frozen 2” here as we get closer to the release date.
Star Wars: Episode IX – December 20, 2019
The third and final installment in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy arrives in 2019, and after “The Last Jedi,” fans no doubt have mixed emotions. Right now, we know “Star Wars: Episode IX” takes place one year after “The Last Jedi” but plot details are still under wraps. Much of the cast from “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi” are returning, with the addition of Keri Russell, Dominic Monaghan, and Matt Smith. In order to wrap up Leia’s story, Carrie Fisher, who passed away in 2016, will appear in the movie thanks to unused footage from previous films. In addition, Billy Dee Williams reprises his role as Lando Calrissian and Mark Hamill confirmed he will appear in the new movie. J.J. Abrams, who directed “The Force Awakens,” replaced Colin Trevorrow as director for “Episode IX.”
Launching sometime in 2019, Disney’s new streaming service will offer a variety of exclusive content. A live-action “Lady and the Tramp,” “Timmy Failure,” and a live-action “Sword in the Stone” are already among the films slated for Disney+.