5) Godzilla: King of the Monsters (May 31)
The American reboot of Godzilla that introduced the shared universe of Alpha predators/kaiju/monsters typically associated with Toho and Japanese films that didn’t involve Matthew Broderick was quite excellent, but it had its detractors. Some said that having the great Godzilla as a ‘background’ character was the wrong way to approach a kaiju movie but I feel that putting the greatest monster front and center is what killed the 99 version.
Well, I’m not sure how that’s been addressed but holy crap does this look awesome! There are a ton of monsters featured in the trailer, the most prevalent one being my personal favourite, King Ghidorah! With a side story connecting the humans to Godzilla and the King of the Monsters throwing down with his greatest foes, how can they possibly hope to follow up this movie with Kong vs. Godzilla? Anyway, talk about an embarrassment of riches!
4) Hellboy (April 12)
Here we have a reboot that wasn’t necessary but was sorely needed. Guillermo Del Toro’s vision of Hellboy with Ron Pearlman as its lead was divine. The two films that came out of that franchise were just great and I would never say a bad word about them. However, Ron Pearlman isn’t exactly a spring chicken and the 5 hours of makeup plus physicality the role required wasn’t really very enticing for the legendary actor. Hellboy has a great many stories to tell though, so cue David Harbour, fresh off his breakout in Stranger Things, and we have ourselves what could be an absolute banger. Now, the trailer wasn’t exactly my cup of tea as they really just showed a lot of action and jokes with little story setup, but I have faith that the story will deliver on release day. The only thing I have left to hope for from this movie is that someone get Harbour a hair elastic because I can’t abide a Hellboy with messy hair like that.
3) Spider-Man: Far From Home (July 5)
Okay, so that surprise trailer drop has shed some light on the upcoming Spidey sequel which I CAN’T WAIT FOR, but it has offered a lot of questions too. What we know – European setting, Nick Fury recruits Spidey, and Jake Gyllenhall is Mysterio. What we don’t know – What the hell are those elemental monsters? Is Mysterio a good guy? Is this before or after Infinity War?
Now, that last question is definitely one that also addresses the noted absence of a certain armored Avenger. I guess they didn’t want to ruin the surprise.
2) Captain Marvel (March 7)
The stinger at the end of the excellent Infinity War showed us that Nick Fury was calling on Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, to come help out planet Earth after the assault Thanos and his forces have been launching on our poor planet. The Captain Marvel solo film shows us how a younger Nick Fury met Captain Marvel in the ’90’s as Carol Danvers finds herself as an enforcer in the middle of the Kree and Skrull war. Considering the Kree have shown up in Agents of SHIELD and we all know what the Skrulls do with their shape shifting abilities down the line, there’s a lot being set up for the next chapter of the MCU post Endgame. What makes this one to be even more excited about is Brie Larson stellar abilities in front of the camera and the wiped memory of our lead. Watching this story unfold and see how it plays out to reflect our modern Avengers will not only be exciting, but seeing Brie Larson be super compelling as per usual is going to be very worth our while. Not to mention all the questions I already have about this one. Where has Captain Marvel been? What could possibly have been keeping her in the shadows while the universe comes unglued? Are there already Secret Invasion things happening? It’s just two months-ish, until we get to find out!
Enjoy Danvers going full Goku in this badass trailer to tide you over.
1) Avengers: Endgame (April 26)
It’s the follow up to Infinity War and wraps up the first arc of the MCU. Who lives? Who dies? Who comes back? I don’t need to explain why this is number one on the list. The trailer below is more than enough to convince you if you still need to be, for some reason.
What movies are you looking forward to? Which ones did we miss? Tell us in the comments below.