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. 

James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy star in “Glass” as a multiple personality beast and tortured survivor, respectively. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures).


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.


“Captain Marvel”

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.


“Avengers: Endgame”

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.


Keanu Reeves plays the titular character in “John Wick: Parabellum.” (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate)

“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.


Movie poster for “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.” (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

“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.


Tessa Thompson and Chris Evans star as the newest Agent Em and veteran Agent H, respectively in “Men in Black: International.” (Photo courtesy of Giles Keyte)

“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.