We cover the 11 superhero films you’ll want to see next year in our 2019 superhero movie preview including ‘Avengers: Infinity War 2’, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ and more.
Jan. 11 (Lionsgate)
Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.
Director: Neil Marshall
Stars: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane
Jan. 18 (Universal)
Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has 24 personalities.
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Stars: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Feb. 14 (Fox)
Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
Director: Simon Kinberg
Stars: Sophie Turner, Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp
March 8 (Marvel/Disney)
Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Stars: Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch
April 5 (Newline/WB)
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.
Director: David F. Sandberg
Stars: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Djimon Hounsou
Avengers: Infinity War 2
May 3 (Marvel/Disney)
Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Stars: Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Brie Larson, Paul Rudd
A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” continues to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man against the supervillain Mysterio.
Director: Jon Watts
Stars: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei
The New Mutants
August 2 (Fox)
Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.
Director: Josh Boone
Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Alice Braga, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, Antonio Banderas
Oct. 4 (WB)
‘Joker’ will center on how the popular comic book villain, known as “The Joker,” became the clown prince of crime in Gotham City.
Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz
Wonder Woman 1984
Nov. 1 (WB)
Wonder Woman confronts the supervillain Cheetah in the decade of greed long before the events of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League”.
Director: Patty Jenkins
Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Dec. 14 (Sony)
Spider-Man crosses parallel dimensions and teams up with the Spider-Men of those dimensions to stop a threat to all reality.
Directors: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey
Stars: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Liev Schreiber, Mahershala Ali