2019 has been a great year for moviegoers. With blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame, John Wick: Chapter 3, and the freshly released Lion King remake, the first half of 2019 has not disappointed. After such an incredible start to the year, will the second half of 2019 be able to keep the movie momentum going? We shall see, but for now, let’s take a look at 5 movies we’re looking forward to in the second half of 2019.
1. Joker (October 4, 2019)
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Joker takes a look at the origin of the titular character. More psychological thriller than superhero flick, Joker follows the evolution of failed stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck and his descent into madness and ultimate transformation into criminal mastermind The Joker. We’ve seen a few iterations of the Joker in recent years, starting with Heath Ledger’s legendary performance in 2008’s The Dark Knight and Jared Leto’s in 2016’s Suicide Squad, but first impressions make it clear Joker will bring a brand new take on the iconic character. c
2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (December 20, 2019)
The final chapter of the 9-episode Skywalker Saga, The Rise of Skywalker is destined to be an epic conclusion to one of the largest movie franchises in the history of cinema. The Rise of Skywalker follows the battle between the Resistance and the First Order, all while the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith reaches its climax. As mentioned, this will be an epic conclusion.
3. Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (July 26, 2019)
Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film, set in 1960’s Hollywood, features an absolutely stacked cast. Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pachino are just a few of the names that make up the talented group of stars. If you are familiar with Tarantino’s work, then you have a general idea of what to expect; over the top characters, a twisting and turning plot, and of course, violence.
4. It Chapter Two (September 6, 2019)
When It hit theatres back in 2017, it became an instant classic. It Chapter Two returns to the town of Derry 27 years after The Loser Club’s first encounter with Pennywise. Starring Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain, and James McAvoy, It Chapter Two is guaranteed to be one of the spookiest movies of the year.
5. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (August 2, 2019)
The Fast and Furious franchise has been churning out blockbuster hit after blockbuster hit for nearly 20 years. Hobbs & Shaw, a spinoff of the main series, follows Hobbs & Shaw, played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham. The duo has appeared in the past 3 Fast & Furious films, and each has a deep history of iconic action films. Expect this one to be furiously packed with action.
By: Dammy Eneli