The closure of 2018 is fast approaching, and many already have their sights set on the big movie releases due out in 2019. The new year is packed with highly anticipated releases, from sequels to live-action remakes to original films.
IMDb has released it's Most Anticipated Movies of 2019 list, which always ranks films based on page views to measure interest in a particular movie. It comes with little surprise that a pair of Marvel Studios films graced the top of the list, with Captain Marvel finishing at number one and Avengers: Endgame coming in second place.
Based on trailer views alone, the top two of the list make sense. Captain Marvel will be the studio's first film with a female lead, which in itself has garnered plenty of interest, with the trailer recording 109 million views in the first 24 hours of its release. Based upon the teaser clip at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel likely plays a major part in helping the remaining Avengers reverse Thanos' infamous snap and bringing the rest of Marvel's crew back from disintegration.
Meanwhile, as for the new Avengers movie, the trailer set the record for most views in the first 24 hours, logging a remarkable 289 million views and cruising past its predecessor in Infinity War, which recorded 230 million views. Trailer views are usually a solid parallel for page views on IMDb, for fans who want to know more about the film and its cast, so the top two for next year shouldn't come as much of a shock to anyone.
The rest of IMDb's top ten list is littered with comic book films, including the new Hellboy film coming in at number ten, just in time for the premature release of the film's first trailer. Todd Phillips' The Joker ranked eighth, and Dark Phoenix came in at number three. As is the case in recent years, comic book films seem to be dominating the modern film industry, and 2019 appears to be no different.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Mar-Vell, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film arrives March 8, 2019.
Avengers: Endgame will arrive on April 26, 2019. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie.