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Films We’re Most Excited to See at CinemaCon 2019

by Tom Walsh

Since 2011, CinemaCon has become arguably the biggest and best event in the USA for showcasing upcoming Hollywood productions, as well as bringing together actors, directors, theatre owners and media members from across the world. Taking place at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, CinemaCon 2019 will happen from 1st to 4th April and is bound to be another marvelous and unforgettable event.

By now, it has become commonplace to present either some footage or the entire movie at this prestigious occasion (sometimes without visual effects completed), but it also means that the film is opened up to either good or bad press. Despite this, studios jump at the chance to create a bit of buzz long before the movie’s release date. As we already know what big movies will arrive in 2019, here’s a look at some that we’re most enthusiastic about seeing.

Captain Marvel: Taking place way before the Avengers was ever a thing, Captain Marvel is the first female-led film in the MCU and, if Wonder Woman was any indication, will be a billion-dollar success. The film features Brie Larson as Captain Marvel – a woman with unusual superpowers forced to defeat an evil army hell-bent on taking over the world.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film takes us to Los Angeles in 1969, and although the script is still top-secret, will no doubt feature a lot of violence and swearing. Starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, this could be the most beautiful cast ever assembled.

Joker: It seems we just can’t get enough of the Clown Prince of Crime. Heath Ledger’s version of The Joker is still hands-down the best we’ve ever seen, but we’re sure Joaquin Phoenix will do a great job in this origin story.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix: Not every X-Men movie has been at the pinnacle of filmmaking, but nonetheless, they are always fun and visually amazing. In Dark Phoenix, we’ll see Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) erupt into a devastatingly powerful mutant who can’t be controlled.

Avengers 4 (not official title): Things didn’t end well for many of the Avengers at the end of Infinity War, but we’re so excited to find out how they regroup and put superbaddie Thanos back in his place.

Terminator reboot (not official title): You might roll your eyes at yet another Terminator movie, considering that every film since the incredible Terminator 2 has been utter garbage, but hang on now. This one has James Cameron in a producer role and features the return of Arnie and even Linda Hamilton as John Connor’s mom. Expect big explosions and cool one-liners.

Spider-Man: Far From Home: Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is definitely the funniest and most charming we’ve ever seen on-screen, and now that he’s in the MCU (for a time), the film will likely feature a few Avengers for good measure.

John Wick 3: Parabellum: If you’re like me, you had to Google search what “parabellum” meant, so I’ll save you the trouble. It’s Latin for “prepare for war,” which has already got us amped for another John Wick installment (the most badass hitman the world has ever seen). Keanu Reeves will probably take on the entire world in Parabellum.

Star Wars: Episode IX (not official title): The conclusion to the Rey, Finn, and Poe trilogy of the story, Episode IX will have to work hard to bring back many fans who were disappointed with The Last Jedi, despite the fact that it was a worldwide success. With J.J. Abrams back on board, who directed The Force Awakens, this one should please everyone who loves the Star Wars universe.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters: Buildings will be smashed, monsters will fight monsters, humans will probably scream a lot, but this will be a monster flick to end all others.

Though it’s true that you’ll see all of this at CinemaCon – we’re talking branded exhibition stands, business cards, flyers, goodie bags, etc. – not to mention a lot of schmoozing and networking happening at the event, in the end it’s really about the movies. There’s always a good chance to interview the stars and rub shoulders with the Hollywood elite. With all those awesome-looking movies bound to come up at CinemaCon 2019, this event can’t happen quick enough.

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