Sideshow’s Week in Geek: Our Most Anticipated Movies of 2019!

Sideshow’s Week in Geek spotlights some of the exciting ways Sideshow employees celebrate life as pop culture fans on and off the clock. This week, we’re listing our some of our most anticipated movies of 2019!


SHAZAM!  Just say the magic word and we’ll be there to watch this next live-action adventure from DC and Warner Bros.  This superhero story looks like the perfect mix of fun and action to bring us into the new year as we watch Billy Batson learn to become a full-grown hero.  Any chance we’ll see the full Shazam family?

Shazam! opens in theaters on April 5th.

Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers makes her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in this exciting new entry into the exciting world of Marvel’s iconic superheroes.  We can’t wait to see the Skrulls take the screen and learn just how Captain Marvel will be joining up with the Avengers in their battle against Thanos.  Plus, who can resist Goose the cat?

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th.


Drawing inspiration from comics like The Wild Hunt and Darkness Calls, we can’t wait to see Hellboy rebooted in this exciting new film starring David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, and Daniel Dae Kim.  There will be swords, monsters, demons, action, and everything you could want spinning out of the B.P.R.D.

Hellboy premieres on April 12th.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

We’re not quite ready to say goodbye to our dragons just yet, but we cannot wait for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.  As the trilogy-capper in this epic fantasy franchise, HTTYD will introduce us to beautiful new dragons and take fans out for one last flight with their old favorites Hiccup and Toothless.  It’s sure to end the series on a soaring high note.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World opens in theaters on February 22nd.


From the mind of Jordan Peele (Get Out), Us looks like one of the scariest things anyone will lay eyes on this year.  Even your shadow might make you jump after seeing that your worst enemy could very well be yourself.  The trailer that premiered on Christmas day has given us chills- not much longer to wait for this psychological horror experience.  Plus, Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke reunite!

Us opens in theaters on March 15th.

Toy Story 4

Can you go beyond infinity?  Toy Story 4 will be the latest installment in the fan-favorite franchise about the secret lives of our childhood toys.  After the conclusion of Toy Story 3, the toys were left to a new owner, and so now we’ll see Buzz, Woody, Jessie, and the gang team up in a different sort of adventure.  Comedians Key and Peele will also steal the scene as Ducky and Bunny, our new favorite stuffed animals.

Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21st.

Terminator 6

There haven’t been too many details revealed about the untitled Terminator reboot just yet, but the epic cast list reunites franchise veterans Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, while introducing Gabriel Luna as a new breed of Terminator. We can’t wait to return to the Resistance against Skynet in this new adventure!

Terminator 6 opens in theaters on November 1st.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

What’s better than one giant movie monster?  An entire lineup of iconic monsters facing down for supremacy and control of the world!  As a sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, this epic film will pit the mighty Godzilla against Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah in a fight that will impact the existence of humanity itself.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters stomps into theaters on May 31st.

LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Time to hit the bricks with the return of our favorite Master Builders!  The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part brings back our favorite LEGO characters like Emmet, Lucy, Princess Unikitty, and Batman for another awesome adventure.  This film will also introduce Margot Robbie as Suicide Squad Harley Quinn, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman- all in LEGO form, of course.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part opens in theaters on February 8th.

John Wick 3: Parabellum

Assassin John Wick is still on the run, charging straight back into theaters with another exciting installment in this epic thriller franchise.  The film stars Keanu Reeves as the legendary hitman, with Halle Berry, Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and Anjelica Huston joining the thrilling fight where everyone is out to kill John Wick.

John Wick 3: Parabellum opens in theaters on May 17th.


You’ll believe elephants can fly when Tim Burton’s Dumbo flies onto the big screen.  Loosely inspired by the original animated film, this live-action/CGI remake will tug on our heartstrings all over again as baby Dumbo is separated from his mother and put to work as a high-flying member of the circus.

Dumbo soars into theaters on March 29th.

The Lion King

One of the next in Disney’s live-action/CGI remakes, The Lion King is set to step into the sun this year as a dramatic and visually enhanced reimagining of the animated classic.  Donald Glover stars as Simba, with Beyonce as Nala, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa in this film, which will feature five of the songs from the original film.

The Lion King opens in theaters on July 19th.

Detective Pikachu

We all live in a Pokemon world- according to the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie!  Based on the popular video game franchise, Detective Pikachu brings everyone’s favorite pocket monsters to life like never before- from the adorable Pikachu to the headscratching Mr. Mime, there will be countless cameos to keep you filling up your Pokedex once this film opens.

Detective Pikachu hits theaters on May 10th.

Men in Black International

Thor and Valkyrie are back on a new alien adventure- Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are teaming up as the sleek-suited secret agents in this new Men in Black spinoff.  Emma Thompson returns as Agent O, and the film also stars Liam Neeson and Kumail Nanjiani in this international extraterrestrial romp.

Men in Black International opens in theaters on June 14th.

Pet Sematary

Stephen King is, well, king this year as several of his famous novels get the cinematic treatment.  The reboot of Pet Sematary promises to be just as terrifying as can be, when a family discovers an ancient burial ground that holds dangerous secrets in the dirt.  Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow star.

Pet Sematary reanimates in theaters on April 5th.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

While news is scarce about the MCU post-Endgame, fans can look forward to a Spider-Man sequel swinging into theaters in the summer, as Peter Parker and his classmates take a trip abroad and find trouble outside of their friendly neighborhood.  Details are scarce, but some official images from the film have made the rounds already.

Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 5th.

IT: Chapter 2

Clowns are scary enough when you’re a kid- but what happens when that extradimensional menace returns to haunt you as an adult?  With some of the most amazing casting for an adult Losers Club, we’re terrified to return to Derry, Maine and see what awful nightmares Pennywise will cook up this time. Don’t miss this essential addition to the IT story!

IT: Chapter 2 hits theaters on September 6th.

Alita: Battle Angel

This cyberpunk action film based on the Battle Angel Alita manga is set to open soon, taking us to an epic post-apocalyptic world where empowered cyborgs battle one another.  Rosa Salazar stars as the title heroine, and the film will closely adapt the first four books of the manga series.  We can’t wait!

Alita: Battle Angel opens in theaters on February 14th.

Avengers: Endgame

We’re in the endgame now.  Seriously, this might be one of our most eagerly awaited films of the year because of how many loose ends Avengers: Infinity War left behind!  So many fan theories, so many ideas about how it will all go down- we’ll just have to wait eagerly to find out, and we can’t wait!

Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters on April 26th.

Star Wars: Episode IX

Details about this trilogy-capper are scarce, but we’re ready to return to our favorite galaxy far, far away to see the thrilling conclusion to the sequel trilogy- what will happen to the Resistance?  Who will stop Kylo Ren?  Will Rey become a Jedi or something more?  Get ready to have your most pressing questions about this new generation of Star Wars characters answered (or maybe you’ll have even more questions) when Episode IX bows in December.

Star Wars: Episode IX will open in theaters on December 20th.

And that’s just a taste of what geeky goodness we have to look forward to in theaters this year!  Be sure to check out our last Week in Geek, where we celebrated our favorite Superhero Movies We Saw in December 2018.

How have you Let Your Geek Sideshow this week?  Let us know in the comments.