What to expect from the entertainment industry in 2019

Alex Larson

Each New Year brings about excitement for the entertainment to come. Here is a list of entertainment to look out for in 2019!


  • “Glass” 

“Glass,” directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is the sequel to the director’s previous films “Unbreakable” (2010) and “Split” (2016). The film features Bruce Willis and Samuel L Jackson, reprising their “Unbreakable” characters, James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy from “Split” and Sarah Paulson, as Dr. Ellie Staple, a new character in the trilogy. Glass premieres Jan. 18, 2019.

  • “Captain Marvel”

“Captain Marvel,” played by Brie Larson, is the first Marvel standalone film featuring a female superhero. The film is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and in addition to Larson features Gemma Chan, Jude Law and Samuel L Jackson. The film premieres Mar. 8, 2019, which also happens to be International Women’s Day.

  • “Us”

The trailer for Jordan Peele’s newest psychological thriller “Us” was released on Dec. 25, 2018 and excitement ensued. After the success of Peele’s film “Get Out” (2017), viewers are anxious to see what else he can bring to the genre. “Us” features Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss and is produced by Peele, Jason Blum and Sean McKittrick. The trio worked together on “Get Out” and “BlacKkKlansmen” (2018). “Us” is said to open on Mar. 22, 2019

  • “Avengers: Endgame”  

The fourth Avengers movie, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, brings together about 100 superheroes, aliens and agents to reverse the disaster that occurred in “Infinity War” (2018). The movie marks the end of Marvel’s contract with a few of their actors, including Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr, while for others, like Brie Larson and Evangeline Lilly, it will be their first appearance in an Avengers movie. “Avengers: Endgame” comes out on Apr. 26, 2019.

  • “Aladdin”

Disney’s live-action reboot of Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie and features actors Naomi Scott, Will Smith and Billy Magnussen. The original, animated version came out in 1992, so this movie will likely attract children and adults alike. “Aladdin” hits theaters May 24, 2019.

  •  “The Lion King”

Another Disney remake coming out this year is “The Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau. This movie is done in CGI and boasts a star-studded cast list, including Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, Donald Glover and Beyonce. People have compared the CGI trailer to scenes in the 1994 version of the film, noting the detail and consistency kept in the new version. “The Lion King” comes out on July 19, 2019.

  • “It: Chapter 2”

The Sequel to the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “It,” is directed by Andy Muschietti. The film brings back Bill Skarsgård as “Pennywise” and also features James McAvoy, Bill Hader and the main cast of the first “It” film as the younger versions of the characters. The horror film opens on Sept. 6, 2019 to get you into the Halloween spirit.

  • “Star Wars: Episode IX”

Star Wars fans have been patiently awaiting Episode IX, the final installment of the newest trio of Star Wars films. The movie is directed by JJ Abrams and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. The film additionally features Mark Hamill and archive footage of Carrie Fisher, as well as new cast member Lupita Nyong’o. Episode IX comes out Dec. 20 2019, more than two years after “The Last Jedi” (2017).



  • “Stranger Things” Season 3

Fans of “Stranger Things” may have been expecting the third season to drop late Oct., 2018, which is usually when the seasons are made available on Netflix. However, the third installment of the series, directed by Matt and Ross Duffer, will be made available for streaming on July 4, 2019.

  • “Black Mirror” Series 5

“Black Mirror” changed the game late Dec. 2018, after releasing “Bandersnatch” (2018), a choose your own adventure style movie. Because of the complexity of “Bandersnatch,” series five of “Black Mirror” had to be pushed back. Director Charlie Brooker confirmed that newest season will come out sometime this year.

  • “Game of Thrones” Season 8

“Game of Thrones” began in 2011, and eight years later, we will see the last season of the show. The eighth season, directed by David Nutter, Miguel Sapochnik, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, premieres Apr. 14, 2019. This season will feature only six episodes.


  • “Mindhunter” Season 2

Mindhunter was released on Netflix in 2017, following FBI agents in the 1970’s who interview serial killers to try and hash out the nature vs nurture debate. The show, directed by Joe Penhall and starring Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany, will release their second season on Netflix sometime this year.

  • “Killing Eve” Season 2 

For those who didn’t watch the “Golden Globes,” Sandra Oh won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for her performance in season one of “Killing Eve.” The BBC drama, directed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, will air a second season starting in Apr. 2019.

  • “Beverly Hills 90210” Reboot

“Beverly Hills 90210” aired in the 1990s, becoming a pop culture sensation for the era. There has been a previous reboot running from 2008 to 2013, with appearances from a few members of the original cast. This new version of the show will feature original cast members Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris, releasing sometime this year.

  • “BoJack Horseman” Season 6

Fans of “BoJack Horseman” can expect the sixth season of the cartoon in 2019. Created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, the series received a score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes for its fifth season. The Netflix show has increased in popularity steadily since its first season, which aired in 2014.

  • “Dear White People” Season 3

Yet another Netflix series that everybody seems to be talking about, “Dear White People” first aired in Apr. 2017. Fans should expect season 3 to drop spring 2019. The show takes on topics such as race, class and sexuality in the college setting.


In 2019, we are for sure getting albums from Lana Del Rey, Ariana Grande, Weezer and The Weeknd, who have already titled their albums and/or released singles. Additionally, we should expect new albums from Rihanna, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, BTS, Avril Lavigne and Vampire Weekend. These artists have yet to give names or dates for their albums but have confirmed they will be releasing more music this year.



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