Movie fanatics will be happy to hear that March has a ton of movies coming out – including a highly-anticipated instalment in the Marvel Universe as well as the return of a Disney classic, albeit reimagined for a new generation!
Release date: 8 March 2019
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s stakes are busy hitting stratospheric heights as we’re hurtling towards the release of Avengers: Endgame – but before we get there, we need to be introduced to one of the most important members of the team. Carol Danvers, AKA Captain Marvel, appears to be an ordinary pilot, but after a visit from Nick Fury, realises that there’s far more to her past than even she can fathom. While it’s not tied to Endgame’s narrative (Captain Marvel is set in 1995), it’ll be a stellar introduction to a character who’s making her silver-screen debut, and who’s also likely going to be more than a small participant in Endgame’s plot.
Fighting With My Family
Release date: 15 March 2019
In this pseudo-biopic, we follow Nick Frost (of Hot Fuzz fame), a veteran wrestler in the twilight of his career, who has to deal with his kids’ pursuit of joining the WWE just like their dear old dad. Enter Dwayne Johnson, Vince Vaughn, and a host of other comedic talents, and there’s a surprisingly heartfelt story which unfolds, with some fourth-wall breaking advice from none other than The Rock himself.
Release date: 22 March 2019
What would you do for a million dollars? Join six strangers and try and endure an obscure company’s social experiment escape rooms? That’s what a group of unfortunate thrill seekers get themselves into in Escape Room, which takes a lot of cues from horrors like the Saw franchise – but mixing it up with some high tech puzzle-solving. As they traverse the house of horrors, it becomes clear it wasn’t fate that pit them together, but by someone’s design. Can they solve the puzzle and discover the truth? Perhaps.
The Kid Who Would Be King
Release date: 22 March 2019
The Sword in the Stone, and the general Arthurian legend of Excalibur is a well-known and incredibly popular story arc, and one that gets reinvented every now and then. Rather than being based in some archaic version of England, though, it’s kicking off in modern day as a young boy named Alex makes the fabled discovery of the iconic sword. Under the wizard Merlin’s tutelage and a group of knights (really just quirky school kids), he’ll have to become what he thought he could never be: a brave knight.
Release date: 29 March 2019
Disney’s busy taking their fan-favourite animated classics and giving them the live-action treatment at an astounding rate, and the beloved elephant of everyone’s childhood is the next in line. This isn’t your average live-action movie, though, it has Tim Burton at the helm, so all of his signature charm and quirk is going to be used to bring a fantastic tale to life. The story follows a struggling circus, where Holt Farrier (played by Colin Farrell) and his kids are enlisted to take care of and train a baby elephant with oversized ears. While he may be the butt of everyone’s jokes initially, when it turns out he can fly, the struggling circus makes a swooping comeback in spectacular fashion.