Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, The Mule is a hard-hitting and gritty drama that sees down-on-his-luck Earl Stone unwittingly hired by a Mexican drug cartel as a driver. As he begins to excel in his new role, Earl starts to capture the attention of more than just his dangerous new employers – ambitious DEA agent Colin Bates, played by Bradley Cooper, starts to take an active interest in him. With both the law and his conscious weighing down upon him, Earl begins to question his choices and re-evaluate his priorities, with life-changing consequences.
Just when the citizens of Bricksburg thought it was safe to relax, their treasured city is under attack and needs its group of heroes to rise up once more and save the day. With LEGO DUPLO space invaders causing mayhem and destroying Bricksburg quicker than it can be rebuilt, things look perilous until Emmet, Lucy, Batman and a host of supporting characters all come together to restore peace to the city. Will the heroes be brave enough to travel to new and unexplored worlds? Are their building skills good enough to save Bricksburg? There’s only one way to find out. Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks and Will Arnett return in their original roles for this action-packed sequel.
DC fans, this one’s for you. Get ready to rejoice as the story of Shazam, an unlikely superhero, comes to the big screen in 2019. Telling the tale of Billy Batson, a savvy kid in foster care; it proves that there really is a hero inside all of us, if only we could discover the magic word that would let it out. For Billy, that word is SHAZAM! as it transforms him into a fully-grown super specimen, but with his 14-year-old brain intact. While Billy has fun trying to discover all his newfound powers, he quickly realises he needs to grow up and stop villain Dr Thaddeus Sivana, played by Mark Strong, from destroying everything he cares about.
First there was Godzilla, then there was Kong: Skull Island, and now comes the ultimate monster showdown movie that sees Godzilla pitted against a host of creatures, all of whom want the crown of ultimate natural abomination. Humanity hangs in the balance as a collection of gargantuan beasts battle it out, with Godzilla, Rodan and even King Ghidorah all vying for ultimate supremacy, regardless of the cost to human life. With only Monarch, a crypto-zoological agency in place to prevent the extinction of humans, it’s a race against time and a battle of both beasts and wits, but who or what will come out on top?
IT: Chapter Two – in cinemas September 2019
One of the most talked about films of 2017, the much anticipated follow-up to IT will be making its way to cinema screens soon. Having defeated Pennywise in the first instalment of this cult horror hit, the Losers’ Club grow up and go their separate ways, until that is, 27 years later when the terrifying clown rises again to wreak havoc on the children of Derry. Delving a little deeper into the story of Pennywise, this second chapter takes a darker and more frightening turn, with a stellar cast taking on the roles of the grown-up heroes. Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy are some of the adult Losers, and of course Bill Skarsgård is back to reprise his role as Pennywise. Prepare yourself for the ultimate fight between good and evil that will end the Losers’ Club’s nightmares one way or another.
Joker – in cinemas October 2019
For many he’s the ultimate comic book villain, and the early social creative that’s been seeded out has resulted in plenty of excitement for the release of Joker. Acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix has taken up the mantle of this notoriously twisted character, in a film directed by none other than Todd Phillips (the man behind all three of The Hangover films, plus most recently War Dogs).
The Goldfinch – in cinemas October 2019
Adapted from Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning book, The Goldfinch, promises something a little different. Focusing on Theodore, a young boy who embarks on a journey of not only self-discovery but also love and reinvention following the tragic death of his mother during the bombing of an art gallery. As he leaves the scene, Theodore takes a small painting of a goldfinch with him, leading the movie to tackle complex themes, always within a stylistically and artistically stunning framework. Ansel Elgort takes the lead role, with Nicole Kidman lending gravitas to her role as the hard-to-read but ultimately wonderful Mrs Barbour.
Whether you’re a comic-book fanatic, a parent looking for some inspiration, or a horror buff, 2019 is guaranteed to fulfil all your movie aspirations. Get these dates in your diary, and keep an eye on www.warnerbros.co.uk for the latest stills and trailers.