6. IT: Chapter 2 (September 6th)
The sequel to the 2017 horror blockbuster “It” is coming this autumn but so far we haven’t heard too many things about it.
“It: Chapter 2” will also be based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, but this time it will focus on the adult timeline, which was omitted in the first film. The movie will take place 27 years after the events of the first one and will feature the Losers Club as adults in their 40s.
Among the actors chosen to play the grown-up Losers are James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh and Bill Hader as Richie Tozier. Bill Skarsgård is also set to return as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, one of It’s many faces who terrorized the Losers Club in the first film.
While we have no worries about the cast – all of the new actors seem very fitted for their parts – we hope that this second installment will be scarier than the first one. While we really enjoyed the first film, truth be told, “It” was a great coming of age story, but not so much a scary film. We hope that this second movie will do King’s novel justice and be a full-fledged horror movie.
7. Zombieland: Double Tap (October 11th)
The long-awaited sequel to “Zombieland” is finally coming, 10 years after the original film’s release. “Zombieland: Double Tap” is directed by Ruben Fleischer, who’s also been at the helm of the first film, and sees the return of Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin as the zombie apocalypse survivors who we’ve seen traveling the zombie-infested America in the first film. Bill Murray is as well set to return and his fellow “Ghostbuster” star Dan Aykroyd will also join the film’s cast, both playing fictionalized versions of themselves.
A trailer for “Zombieland: Double Tap” is yet to be released and so far the only things we know about the film is that it will take place ten years after the original and that the survivors will have to face off many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first film as well as new human survivors.
The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 11, 2019, on the 10th anniversary of the original film’s release.
8. Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (October 18th)
“Shaun The Sheep Movie” was one of 2015’s smartest and funniest animated films and the sequel’s plot also sounds hilarious: when an intergalactic visitor, an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA, crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.
Aardman Animations, the studio behind “Shaun The Sheep Movie” and its upcoming sequel, is famous for their unique stop-motion clay animation and has been producing some of the greatest animations of the last decades, among them the “Wallace & Gromit” British animated series and the two animated films “Chicken Run” and “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit”.
It is always a great time when another Aardman Animations film gets released and we can’t wait to watch Shaun embark on a new adventure.
9. Frozen II (November 22nd)
In “Frozen II”, Anna and Elsa, accompanied by Kristoff and Olaf, are going on a journey far beyond Arendelle, searching for the truth of an ancient mystery of their kingdom.
Watching the teaser trailer for the upcoming “Frozen” sequel, we couldn’t believe how good the CGI looks. While the two minutes clip released back in February didn’t show us too much about the film’s action, we are talking about a Walt Disney animation and the sequel to one of the most beloved animated features of the last years, so that’s enough to make us really eager for “Frozen II” to be released.
10. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Sequel (December 13th)
While it still puzzles us how the 2017 sequel/reboot to the 1995 Robin Williams classic film received better reviews than the original, we won’t deny that “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” was a pretty enjoyable popcorn flick and way better than anyone would have guessed when it was first announced that they are making a new “Jumanji” film.
This as-of-yet untitled sequel will see the return of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas, the main cast from the 2017 film, alongside newcomers Awkwafina, Danny Glover and Danny DeVito in undisclosed roles.
In an interview for Collider, Kevin Hart said that this time the characters will embark on a much more risky adventure and that the stakes have been elevated. He also said that director Jake Kasdan (who was also at the helm of the 2017 film) made sure to deliver the same family action adventure type of film, in the same spirit as the original “Jumanji”. Maybe when a trailer will be released we’ll see if we are to trust his words.