Disney’s Incredible 2019 Line-Up Is Expected To Break Box Office Records
What with The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justiceand Finding Dory all set to be released this year, it looks like it’s going to be a good year for Disney.
All of those films have the potential to become major blockbusters, and a few of them might – just might – have the potential to gross over $1 billion. Only 24 films have ever done that, a significant number of which were released by Disney (Frozen, Minions and The Force Awakens (obviously) to name just a few).
Looking ahead though, people are speculating that 2019 will be the year for Disney to break the box office records, as they’re due to releasesix films, all expected to pass $1 billion.
Check them out here:
Marvel’s first female-led superhero film will hit screens in early 2019, but we might not have to wait that long to get a glimpse of Carol Danvers.
There’s speculation that ‘Ms. Marvel’ will appear in Avengers: Infinity War, before going on to feature in her own movie.
Avengers: Infinity War – Part II
The second part of Avengers: Infinity War will also hit screens in 2019 (a year after the first instalment). Depending on how good part one is (and how much of a cliffhanger it leaves things on), part two has the potential to be a huge box office hit.
A mere 15 years after the first Incredibles was a surprise hit, a sequel will arrive. We don’t know what the plot will be, we don’t know which characters will be returning. At this stage, all we know is that director Brad Bird (who, in case you’re interested, also helmed Ratatouille) is coming back. Oh, and also that we’re excited.
Marvel are encroaching on X-Men ground, making a film about ‘Inhumans’ – their version of a superhuman race, living in seclusion from the rest of us normals. We got a taste of them in thesecond season of ‘Agents of Shield’, which, as it turns out,might have to satiate us for a while….
There’s a chance that – with the recently announced ‘Indiana Jones V’ also slated to be released in the summer of 2019 – Inhumans will be bumped to 2020. Watch this space.
Indiana Jones V
It’s only just been announced that this project is going ahead, and already people have mixed feelings about it. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull wasn’t exactly what you’d describe as a fan favourite, and there’s a definite presumption that dragging out another film is akin to flogging a dead horse, so to speak…
Don’t despair yet though. The director of Lucas Film Kathleen Kennedy (along with her husband Frank Marshall) worked on several of the original Indiana Jones films, and they’ve both signed on to executive produce this number five. Does this mean it’ll be good? There’s hope yet.
Star Wars: Episode IX
With the news that the eighth episode of Star Wars is being pushed back to the end of 2017, it’s difficult to get excited about the ninth episode, not arriving until 2019. But then we’retelling ourselves that that’s a good thing; that two years of effort must mean that eight and nine will be as good as four, five, six and seven.
At least that’s what we’re telling ourselves…
You can check out a more comprehensive (but by no means exhaustive) list of Disney films being released in the next four years here.