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Captain Marvel tops Avengers: Endgame as IMDb's most anticipated film of 2019

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Dec 19, 2018, 3:42 PM EST

IMDb released its list of the Top 10 most anticipated films of 2019, and surprisingly, Avengers: Endgame did not take the top spot.

Looking at pageviews, the cinephile database noted that Captain Marvel (out March 8) is the film that most people can't wait to see in the new year. Carol Danvers' origin story needs to be told before she can help the remaining Avengers defeat Thanos (Josh Brolin) and bring back half the universe in Endgame.

The rest of the list was, as expected, dominated by genre fare, with Simon Kinberg's Dark Phoenix (June 7) taking the third spot, giving Marvel properties an advantage over M. Night Shyamalan's Glass (Jan. 18) and films like Neil Marshall's Hellboy (April 12), Guy Ritchie's Aladdin (May 24), Andrés Muschietti's It: Chapter Two (Sept. 6), and Todd Phillips' Joker (Oct. 4).

Martin Scorsese's The Irishman (coming to Netflix) and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood were the only two non-genre contenders on the list. However, since the latter will be set against the backdrop of the Manson Family murders of the 1960s, we suspect we may get some shades of the horror/slasher genre there. 

Interestingly, major studio genre films like Shazam!, Dumbo, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Toy Story 4, The New Mutants, Detective Pikachu, Star Wars: Episode IX, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Men in Black: International, and Terminator 6 did not make the list.