By Nicole Fernandez | Staff Writer
Last year was full of amazing movies, and this year will without a doubt be no different. Here is a list of 10 movies that have been impatiently awaited for by fans. Many are sequels that will hopefully answer burning questions that their predecessors have created. The rest include remakes, origin stories, and a spin-off.
Release date: January 18
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Bruce Willis
Synopsis: The sequel to 2000’s “Unbreakable” and 2016’s “Split” finds a return of the cannibalistic Beast, who is now being hunted by David Dunn, and possibly working with the criminal, Mr. Glass.
Release date: March 8
Directed by: Ann Boden, Ryan Fleck
Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Djimon Hounsou
Synopsis: The most powerful female Marvel superhero finally has her own film with “Captain Marvel.” Carol Danvers makes her first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance in this origin film, which tells her life story alongside a war between two alien races and Earth.
Release date: March 29
Directed by: Tim Burton
Stars: Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green
Synopsis: A struggling circus uses a newborn flying elephant to revive its fame, attracting the attention of a shady entrepreneur. “Dumbo” is a live-action adaption loosely based on the 1941 animated film of the same name.
Release date: April 26
Directed by: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Stars: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Scarlett Johansson
Synopsis: The world is now dealing with the aftermath of Thanos’ devastating snap. What is left of the Avengers must come together for one last battle and, hopefully, save their friends.
“John Wick: Parabellum”
Release date: May 17
Directed by: Chad Stahelski
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Anjelica Huston, Ian McShane
Synopsis: The legendary hitman, John Wick, returns in the third installment of the John Wick series with a $14 million bounty on his head and an army of mercenaries hunting him. Now “excommunicado,” Wick has to find a way to get rid of the bounty or fight for his life the rest of his dwindling days.
Release date: May 24
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Stars: Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Marwan Kenzari
Synopsis: Another live-action remaking of a classic Disney fairytale, “Aladdin” is also based off of the Arabian tale, One Thousand and One Nights. The story essentially follows the original movie. The titular character discovers a magical lamp, falls in love with a beautiful princess, and befriends a comical genie.
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters”
Release date: May 31
Directed by: Michael Dougherty
Stars: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Sally Hawkins
Synopsis: A sequel to the 2014 “Godzilla,” this follows the battle between Godzilla and at least three other creatures including Mothra, Ghidorah, and Rodan. Humanity also joins the fight against these god-like monsters for the right to live on Earth.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home”
Release date: July 5
Directed by: Jon Watts
Stars: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jon Favreau, Michael Keaton
Synopsis: Following the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” Peter Parker and his friends go on a European trip, but a new villain called Mysterio appears, forcing Peter to save them once again.
“Men in Black: International”
Release date: June 14
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Stars: Tessa Thompson, Chris Evans, Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson
Synopsis: In the newest addition to the “Men in Black” franchise, the famous black suited agents have to deal with a dangerous mole in their organization.
Release date: October 4
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Douglas Hodge
Synopsis: “Joker” is an upcoming origins film showcasing the infamous Joker’s descent from a failing comedian into a sociopathic murderer. It is also serving as the beginning of a series of DC-based movies that are apart of the DC Extended Universe.