Peer POV: Upcoming Movies of 2019 Edition

As everyone rings in the new year, anticipation builds for everything that’s expected to arrive throughout the year, from new chart-topping music hits to unexpected trends and blockbuster movies. Whether it’s an anticipated sequel, a recreated childhood favorite, or a completely new flick, most all can agree that it looks like 2019 will be an impressive year for movies.

This May, Disney will be recreating the 1992 animated classic, Aladdin, and students are ecstatic. Junior Karina Garcia said, “I am excited to see Aladdin just because I love the original so much and I’m curious to see how the new movie will come out.” She also said that the graphics in the original were magical and she hopes that the recreation will have the same charm.

It’s been announced that Mena Massoud will be cast as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as the genie. Many students are looking forward to seeing Smith as the genie, but students have also shared their thoughts on the other cast members. Junior Iman Dimalanta said, “...the actor in Aladdin lowkey should have been Beck from Victorious [Avan Tudor Jogia].”

Students are also very excited to see Avengers: Endgame come out this April, as it promises to bring answers to the conflict between Earth’s mightiest heroes and Thanos. From the trailer, it’s been revealed that Hawkeye is back, Ant-Man will join the fight, and Tony’s lost in space.

Additionally, students are anxiously awaiting the arrival of yet another Marvel movie as Captain Marvel is set to release in March. This will be Marvel’s first female superhero (Brie Larson) to have her own solo movie. As this movie will come out before Avengers: Endgame, many fans are wondering if any answers to what happened after Thanos’ destruction in Infinity War will be revealed.

Lastly, students are also excited for The Upside, which released in January. This feel-good comedy drama is about an ex-con (Kevin Hart) who forms an unlikely bond with the paralyzed man (Bryan Cranston) who hires him as his caregiver.

A few more of the movies that are coming out this year include How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (February), Us (March), Dumbo (March), Toy Story 4 (June), and Frozen 2 (November). As junior Kylee Victoria said, “I was initially kinda skeptical about the new How to Train Your Dragon movie, because I didn’t want the series to prolong and have less quality. But, after watching the new trailer, I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be the best one yet.”

Overall, the movie lineup for 2019 goes to prove that this year will be a notable year for movie watching.

Caption: Peers at WCTA share their point of view to determine the top upcoming movies of 2019.

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