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Check Out Universal’s 2019 Movie Slate

It’s going to be another busy year for Universal The studio has released their full slate of 2019 movies. Check out what they’re debuting in theaters nationwide this year.

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January 18 : GLASS

The first of many movies starring Samuel L. Jackson in 2019 (you’ll see the 70-year-old actor in five films this year). In GLASS, the bookend to M. Night Shyamalan’s trilogy of films that include Unbreakable and Split, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

GLASS stars Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Sarah Paulson.

February 14 : Happy Death Day 2U

Jessica Rothe and Isreal Broussard return in the sequel to Blumhouse Pictures’ 2017 horror thriller Happy Death Day. Two years after the events of the first film, Tree Gelbman re-enters the time loop to determine why she was entered into it in the first place. She must also face a revenge-seeking Lori, who has been resurrected by the power of the time loop.

Happy Death Day 2U stars Jessica Rothe, Isreal Broussard, and Ruby Modine.

February 22 : How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Another trilogy in Universal’s film library comes to a close with the third installment in the How To Train Your Dragon franchise.

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible decisions to save their kind.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World stars the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, and Kit Harington.

March 15 : US

Jordan Peele burst onto the big screen with the sleeper hit of 2017, Get Out. Now Peele is back with his sophomore film, US — a film about a mother and father who take their kids to their beach house, expecting to enjoy time with friends. Their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some visitors arrive uninvited.

US stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Elisabeth Moss, Lupita Nyong’o.

April 12 : Little

This fantasy-comedy directed by What Men Want writer Tina Gordon Chism centers on a woman who is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear.

Chism previously directed Peeples and earned award recognition for her ATL script.

Little stars Justin Hartley, Regina Hall, Marsai Martin.

May 17 : A Dog’s Journey

W. Bruce Cameron is having a busy start to 2019. While the adaptation of his book A Dog’s Way Home is currently in theaters, the author’s A Dog’s Journey will also be arriving in theaters this year.

In A Dog’s Journey, a dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

The film stars Dennis Quaid, Betty Gilpin, Josh Gad and Marg Helgenberger.

June 7 : The Secret Life of Pets 2

At the moment, the plot for the follow up to the 2016 animated hit is unknown, but many of the voice actors from the first film will reprise their roles in this sequel.

Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart all return for this early summer blockbuster.

June 28 : Untitled Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis Comedy

This yet to be titled project has centers on a struggling musician who realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles. (And honestly, we’re only a generation or so away from this becoming a reality)

Kate McKinnon, Lily James, and Ana de Armas star in this fantasy comedy.

August 2 : Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Despite remaining officially untitled, this is essentially the Hobbs vs. Shaw spin-off starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. The title you see above is from IMDB which, while not being officially word-of-mouth from Universal, is still credible enough of a source to move forward with.

There are no plot details at the moment other than the film will see Johnson’s U.S. Diplomatic Security Agent Luke Hobbs form an unlikely alliance with Statham’s Deckard Shaw.

August 16 : Good Boys

Two prolific award-winning television producers make their directorial debut with this comedy about a group of young boys on the cusp of becoming teenagers who embark on an epic quest in the San Fernando Valley to fix their broken toy before their parents get home.

Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky have won numerous Primetime Emmy Awards and will look to translate that success over to the big screen in this comedy starring Jacob Tremblay, Molly Gordon, and Millie Davis.

September 27 : Abominable

If you think this movie is going to be about a Yeti… you’re right.

While there isn’t much known about the plot details at the moment, we do know the film will center on a magical Yeti who must find his way home.

The film stars Albert Tsai and Chloe Bennett (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

September 27 : The Hunt

There are no plot details at the moment for this horror movie penned by Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse. Craig Zobel (HBO’s The Leftovers) directs. There is no info on who will be starring in this film at the moment.

November 27 : Queen & Slim

Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith star in this drama about a young couple whose date takes a sudden, unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.

Prolific music video director Melina Matsoukas makes her feature film directorial debut.

December 20 : Cats

Offering a bit of counter-programming to Disney Star Wars behemoth that will be opening the same day, Universal brings the long-running and beloved Broadway musical to the big screen.

Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson ,Ian McKellan, James Corden, and Judi Dench are among the big names that will star in director Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation.

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