WB's 2019 Movies Preview
Theatrical Releases This Year
Updated: March 17, 2019
Following 2018's blockbusters, including A Star Is Born, Crazy Rich Asians, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Aquaman and more... Take a look at our 2019 calendar of exciting films coming to theaters. Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss a single release!
In Theaters: February 8 | PG
The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, "The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part" reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.
- Warner Bros. Pictures / Warner Animation Group / LEGO System A/S
- Director: Mike Mitchell
- Writers: Screenplay by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, story by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller and Matthew Fogel, based on LEGO Construction Toys.
- Producer: Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Roy Lee, Jinko Gotoh
- Executive Producers: Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone, Matthew Ashton, Chris McKay, Zareh Nalbandian, Ryan Halprin, Will Allegra, Chris Leahy
- Cast: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Maya Rudolph
In Theaters: February 13 | PG-13
New York City architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) works hard to get noticed at her job, but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. And if things weren't bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare—a romantic comedy—and she is the leading lady.
- New Line Cinema / BRON Creative
- Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
- Writers: Screenplay by Erin Cardillo and Dana Fox & Katie Silberman, story by Erin Cardillo
- Producers: Gina Matthews, Grant Scharbo, Todd Garner
- Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Andrea Johnston, Marty P. Ewing, Rebel Wilson, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth
- Cast: Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, Priyanka Chopra
In Theaters: April 5
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsou). Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies tests Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).
- New Line Cinema
- Director: David F. Sandberg
- Writers: Screenplay by Henry Gayden, Story by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke, based on characters from DC. Shazam created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck.
- Producer: Peter Safran
- Executive Producers: Jeffrey Chernov, Christopher Godsick, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada,
- Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter
- Cast: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Djimon Hounsou, Faithe Herman, Grace Fulton, Ian Chen, Jovan Armand, Marta Milans, Cooper Andrews
In Theaters: April 19
This timeless Hispanic legend comes to terrifying life in “The Curse of La Llorona.” La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a curandero, and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.
- New Line Cinema
- Director: Michael Chaves
- Writers: Written by Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis
- Producers: James Wan, Gary Dauberman, Emile Gladstone
- Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Walter Hamada, Michelle Morrissey, Michael Clear
- Cast: Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez, Marisol Ramirez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Roman Christou, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Tony Amendola
In Theaters: May 10
Ryan Reynolds stars in the first-ever live-action Pokémon adventure as Pikachu, the iconic face of the global Pokémon phenomenon—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and the most successful media franchise of all time. The story begins when ace detective Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim (Justice Smith) to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds): a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to work together, as Tim is the only human who can talk with Pikachu, they join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.
- Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures / The Pokémon Company
- Director: Rob Letterman
- Writers: TBD
- Producers: Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Hidenaga Katakami, Don McGowan Executive Producers: Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr., Ali Mendes, Tsunekazu Ishihara, Kenji Okubo, Tohio Miyahara
- Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Ken Watanabe, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton
In Theaters: May 17 | PG-13
"What if I told you I could get you to fall in love with me…?" College-bound romantic Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family's deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together. A modern-day story about finding love against all odds, "The Sun Is Also a Star" explores whether our lives are determined by fate or the random events of the universe.
- Warner Bros. Pictures / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures
- Director: Ry Russo-Young
- Writers: Screenplay by Tracy Oliver
- Producers: Elysa Koplovitz Dutton, Leslie Morgenstein
- Executive Producers: Tracy Oliver, Pam Hirsch
- Cast: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton
In Theaters: May 31 | PG-13
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
- Warner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Toho Co. Ltd.
- Director: Michael Dougherty
- Writers: Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields, story by Max Borenstein and Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields
- Producers: Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Brian Rogers
- Executive Producers: Zach Shields, Barry Waldman, Hiro Matsuoka, Keiji Ota, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira
- Cast: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang
In Theaters: June 14
"Shaft" is the newest chapter in the film franchise featuring the coolest private eye on any New York City block. He may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, JJ—aka John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher)—will need an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ's youth, the legendary locked-and loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ's own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather coat, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft's got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that's professional and personal.
Repost from @entertainmentweekly: #SamuelLJackson suits up again as 'Shaft' in this exclusive first look photo. It’s been more than four decades since Richard Roundtree was introduced as the smooth-talking detective, with Jackson starring as his nephew John Shaft II in a 2000 sequel. Now the Shafts are back in a new action-comedy, and they're welcoming a new member. Click the link in our bio for more scoop. : Kyle Kaplan/Warner Bros.
- New Line Cinema
- Director: Tim Story
- Writers: Written by Kenya Barris & Alex Barnow
- Producer: John Davis
- Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Josh Mack, Tim Story, Ira Napoliello, Kenya Barris, Marc S. Fischer
- Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Cliff "Method Man" Smith and Richard Roundtree
ANNABELLE COMES HOME
In Theaters: June 28, 2019
Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her "safely" behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest's holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.
- New Line Cinema
- Director: Gary Dauberman
- Writers: Screenplay by Gary Dauberman. Story by Gary Dauberman & James Wan. Based on characters created by Gary Dauberman
- Producers: Peter Safran, James Wan
- Executive Producers: Michael Clear, Michelle Morrissey
- Cast: Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, with Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga
In Theaters: September 6
Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, "IT Chapter Two" brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
- New Line Cinema
- Director: Andy Muschietti
- Writers: Screenplay by Gary Dauberman, based on the novel IT by Stephen King
- Producers: Barbara Muschietti, Dan Lin, Roy Lee
- Executive Producers: Marty Ewing, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg
- Cast: James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Teach Grant, and Bill Skarsgård, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer
In Theaters: September 20
Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands—proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition…literally.
@MelissaMcCarthy, @TiffanyHaddish, and Elisabeth Moss are feeling the heat in the upcoming mob drama, #TheKitchenMovie. Read the full interview at @EW: https://t.co/4rSq9wiuzp pic.twitter.com/xZTeFtZWAC— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) October 27, 2018
- New Line Cinema / BRON Creative
- Director: Andrea Berloff
- Writers: Written by Andrea Berloff, based on the Vertigo comic book series created by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle for DC
- Producers: Michael De Luca, Marcus Viscidi
- Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Michael Disco, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Elishia Holmes
- Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, with Margo Martindale, Common, and Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, E.J. Bonilla, Wayne Duvall, Annabella Sciorra, Myk Watford
In Theaters: October 4
"Joker" centers around the iconic arch-nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.
- Warner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / BRON Creative
- Director: Todd Phillips
- Writers: Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, based on characters from DC.
- Producers: Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
- Executive Producers: Richard Baratta, Michael Uslan, Joseph Garner, Bruce Berman
- Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, Shea Whigham
In Theaters: October 11 | R
bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day...a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch. The Goldfinch.
- Warner Bros. Pictures / Amazon Studios
- Director: John Crowley
- Writers: Screenplay by Peter Straughan, based on the novel by Donna Tartt
- Producers: Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson
- Executive Producers: Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda, Sue Kroll, Courtenay Valenti, Kevin McCormick
- Cast: Ansel Elgort, Oakes Fegley, Aneurin Barnard, Finn Wolfhard, Ashleigh Cummings, Willa Fitzgerald, Aimee Laurence, with Sarah Paulson, with Luke Wilson, with Jeffrey Wright, and Nicole Kidman, Denis O’Hare, Boyd Gaines, Peter Jacobson, Luke Kleintank, Robert Joy
In Theaters: November 15 | R
Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.
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- New Line Cinema / BRON Creative
- Director: Bill Condon
- Writer: Screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher, based on the book The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
- Producers: Bill Condon, Greg Yolen
- Executive Producers: Jack Morrissey, Nick O’Hagan, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth
- Cast: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, Jim Carter
In Theaters: December 25
Nothing extraordinary ever happens to Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy), so when she starts getting snarky backtalk from her TV, phone and microwave, she thinks she’s being punked. Or losing her mind. In fact, the world’s first superintelligence has chosen to study and observe Carol's attempt to romantically reconcile with her former boyfriend to better understand the human condition. Soon, the all-powerful entity takes over her life…with ominous plans to possibly take over the world. Now, Carol is potentially humanity's last chance before this AI-with-an-attitude decides to pull the plug.
- New Line Cinema / BRON Creative
- Director: Ben Falcone
- Writer: Steve Mallory
- Producers: Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Rob Cowan
- Executive Producers: Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Steve Mallory, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth
- Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Brian Tyree Henry, Jean Smart and James Corden