2019 Warner Bros Preview

Last Updated on August 3, 2021

Warner Bros accounted for 16% of the 2018 box office and rode the wave of AQUAMAN to over $1.9 billion at the box office. With nine films crossing $100 million and led by AQUAMAN and A STAR IS BORN, Warner Bros also expanded their Harry Potter and Conjuring franchises. 2019 looks to be even bigger with massive potential in IT: CHAPTER TWO, HOBBS & SHAW, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, DETECTIVE PIKACHU and two DC films in SHAZAM! and JOKER.

Check out the full 2019 slate of releases from Warner Bros below.


Synopsis: It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.

Starring: Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Stephanie Beatriz, Nick Offerman, Channing Tatum, Charlie Day, Will Arnett, and Maya Rudolph

Director: Mike Mitchel and Trisha Gum (TROLLS)

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC (February 13th)

Synopsis: A young woman disenchanted with love mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy.

Starring: Rebel Wilson, Priyanka Chopra, Tom Ellis, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Saunders, Betty Gilpin, and Adam Devine

Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson (THE FINAL GIRLS)

SHAZAM! (April 5th)

Synopsis: We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam.

Starring: Zachary Levi, Marl Strong, Djimon Hounsou, and Jack Dylan Grazer

Director: David F. Sandberg (LIGHTS OUT)


Synopsis: Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm.

Starring: Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Raymond Cruz and Sean Patrick Thomas

Director: Michael Chaves (THE CONJURING 3)


Synopsis: In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse, Kathryn Newton, Rita Ora and Ken Watanabe

Director: Rob Letterman (GULLIVER'S TRAVELS)


Synopsis: A teenager finds love at a difficult time in her family's life.

Starring: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, Cathy Shim and Gbenga Akinnagbe

Director: Ry Russo-Young (BEFORE I FALL)


Synopsis: The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Sally Hawkins, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance, Bradley Whitford, Zhang Ziyi, Thomas Middleditch, and David Strathairn

Director: Michael Dougherty

SHAFT (June 14th)

Synopsis: John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his father's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.

Starring: Jesse T. Usher, Matt Lauria, Samuel L. Jackson, Alexandra Shipp, Luna Lauren Velez, Method Man, and Regina Hill

Director: Tim Story (RIDE ALONG)

ANNABELLE 3 (July 3rd)

Synopsis: The third entry in the CONJURING spin-off series.

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, and Katie Sarife

Director: Gary Dauberman (IT: CHAPTER TWO)


Synopsis: No details currently known

Starring: Unknown

Director: Unknown

IT: CHAPTER TWO (September 6th)

Synopsis: Twenty-seven years after the horrific events of the summer of 1989, It returns. The Losers' Club fulfill their promises and return to Derry to put an end to the shape-shifting beast once and for all

Starring: Bill Skarsgard, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Jay Ryan, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Wyatt Oleff

Writer: Gary Dauberman

Director: Andy Muschietti (IT: CHAPTER ONE)

THE KITCHEN (September 20th)

Synopsis: The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison.

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Domhnall Gleeson, Tiffany Haddish, Elizabeth Moss, Common, James Badge Dale, Margo Martindale and Bill Camp

Director: Andrea Berloff (BLOOD FATHER)

JOKER (October 4th)

Synopsis: A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

Director: Todd Phillips (THE HANGOVER)

THE GOLDFINCH (October 11th)

Synopsis: A boy in New York is taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side family after his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Starring: Sarah Paulson, Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard, Ansel Elgort, Luke Wilson, and Jeffrey Wright

Director: John Crowley (BROOKLYN)

THE GOOD LIAR (November 15th)

Synopsis: Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen and Russell Tovey

Director: Bill Condon (GODS AND MONSTERS)


Synopsis: Carol Peters' life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by the world's first superintelligence – a form of artificial intelligence that may or may not take over the world.

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, James Corden, Bobby Cannavale, Sarah Baker, Brian Tyree Henry, and Karan Soni

Director: Ben Falcone (LIFE OF THE PARTY)

Source: JoBlo.com

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