With a new year comes a long list of things to look forward to. It can be exciting new car models or much-awaited car relaunches. It can be events that are taking place month after month. And for a lot of people, it can be movies that are hitting cinemas in the coming weeks and months.
Without a doubt, there a lot of people who enjoy watching movies. According to a recent survey from Statista, around one percent of respondents said that they had gone to the movies every day. Meanwhile, 19 percent had said that they go to the movies around once a month. On the other hand, according to the CNBC All-American Economic Survey, around 57 percent of the American public are using some form of streaming service, like Netflix.
For 2019, there are a number of movies that audiences can certainly look forward to. For starters, comic powerhouses Marvel and DC are both gearing up to release some incredible new films this year. In the case of Marvel Entertainment, the company is set to release the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. At the same time, Spider-Man: Far From Home will be in movie theaters on July 5, 2019, according to Marvel. On the other hand, DC is getting ready to release Shazam! And later in the year, an origin story for the DC character The Joker is scheduled to come out in October.
Aside from these movies, there are several other blockbuster pictures slated for 2019. These include the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, the horror sequel IT: Chapter 2, Ford v. Ferrari, The Lion King, Men In Black: International, and more.
Regardless of the plotlines of all these movies, one thing is certain: these films are bound to show off some incredible cars. Curious to find out which models will be on the big screen soon? Here are 25 to look forward to.
25 Chevrolet Caprice, Captain Marvel
The highly-anticipated superhero movie Captain Marvel is an origin story that is set in 1995. The movie stars Oscar-winner Brie Larson, along with Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and other. True to its timeline, Captain Marvel is said to feature a Chevrolet Caprice. According to the website How Stuff Works, this car model is "among the last body-on-frame big cars." Over the years, the Caprice had gone through some significant engine changes. For instance, it went from a 4.3-liter V6 in 1986 to a 5.0-liter V8 in 1990.
24 Chevrolet Cavalier, Shazam!
The 2019 DC movie Shazam! is set to arrive in theaters on April 5. It stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Michelle Borth, Adam Brody, and many others. According to users who posted photos on IMCDB, certain scenes from the movie are believed to feature a Chevrolet Cavalier. A 2018 report from Autoweek revealed that Chevy is still producing this car model. However, it is no longer being offered in the U.S market. Instead, the Cavalier is only being sold in China at the moment.
23 Plymouth Fury, Joker
The upcoming movie Joker is said to be a "possibly R-rated Batman spinoff" that stars Joaquin Phoenix as the titular Gotham villain. According to a report from Jalopnik, the movie is set in the 1980s, which is also known as the Malaise Era for cars. Among the Malaise Era cars featured in the movie is a Plymouth Fury. Based on photos taken by people passing by the movie's set, it seems that this car was mainly used as a police car for the fictional Gotham PD.
22 GMC Jimmy, Joker
Aside from the Plymouth Fury, another Malaise Era car model reportedly set to be featured in Joker is a GMC Jimmy. According to the Kelley Blue Book, the Jimmy was in production from 1998 to 2001. The 2001 Jimmy utilized a 4.3-liter V6 engine that can deliver as much as 190 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 250 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm. Meanwhile, when it comes to fuel economy, this SUV has a rating of 14 miles per gallon in the city and 18 miles per gallon on the highway.
21 Mercury Cougar, Joker
Another car model that eagle-eyed fans have seen on the set of the upcoming movie Joker is a Mercury Cougar. This is a classic car that was produced by the old Ford division from 1967 to 1997 and 1999 to 2002. According to Edmunds, the 2002 Cougar used a 2.5-liter engine that could deliver as much as 170 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 165 pound-feet of torque at 4,250 rpm. With regard to fuel efficiency, it had an estimated rating of 17 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.
20 Dodge Stratus, Happy Death Day 2U
Aside from featuring the Kia Soul, the upcoming slasher movie Happy Death Day 2U is also said to have utilized a Dodge Stratus on the set. The Stratus stayed for quite some time in the U.S. market, being produced from 1995 to 2006. According to Edmunds, its 2006 model utilized a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder base engine that could produce as much as 150 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 167 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. Moreover, it had an estimated mileage of 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.
19 Ford LTD Crown Victoria, Joker
Another classic car that was spotted on the set of Joker is the Ford LTD Crown Victoria, which Jalopnik describes as “the boatiest of all Ford sedans.” According to records, the LTD Crown Victoria was in production from 1979 all the way to 1991. Based on data from Edmunds, its 1991 model came with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that could churn out as much as 150 horsepower at 3,200 rpm and 270 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. Based on the photos taken, it would seem that the LTD Crown Victoria was used as a taxi car for the film.
18 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Joker
One classic Chevrolet model that looks to be appearing in the upcoming Joker movie is the Chevrolet Monte Carlo. According to a report from How Stuff Works, the Monte Carlo first appeared in the market back in 1970 as “Chevy’s debonair entry in the burgeoning personal-luxury car category.” The 1970 Monte Carlo came with a 350 V8 Turbo-Fire engine that could deliver as much as 250 horsepower and 345 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, it had a top speed of around 129 miles per hour and could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 8.1 seconds.
17 Ford F-150, Shazam!
Aside from the Chevrolet Cavalier, it seems a Ford F-150 truck was also spotted on the set of upcoming DC movie “Shazam!” According to Ford, the 2019 F-150 comes with an option of six engines. Of all the available trims, the most affordable option is the F-150 XL which comes with a starting price of $28,155. Under its hood is a 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine that can readily deliver as much as 290 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 265 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm.
16 Ford GT40, Ford v. Ferrari
For gearheads, perhaps one of the most awaited movies this year is the Ford v. Ferrari. Featuring a star-studded cast which includes Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the movie captures the intense rivalry between the two automakers as they battled it out during the LeMans season of 1966. At the moment, not many details are available regarding the movie. However, it is safe to say that the Ford GT40 will be making an appearance here. After all, this was the car that competed in the 24 Hours of LeMans endurance race, according to a report from The Drive.
15 Buick Electra, Joker
Back on the set of Joker, another Malaise Era car spotted during production was the Buick Electra. The Electra had been in production for several years and according to a report from How Stuff Works, Buick decided on “turning the volume down” on this car during the 1960s. Nonetheless, the 1960 Electra showed impressive power. Under its hood is an OHV, 401-cid V8 engine that could readily deliver 325 brake horsepower. Moreover, it could go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 11 to 12 seconds and had a top speed of at least 110 miles per hour.
14 Buick LeSabre, Joker
Another Buick car spotted on the set of the movie Joker is the classic Buick LeSabre. According to records, the LeSabre has quite a long production history, going as far back as 1959. Meanwhile, the most recent model was produced in 2005. According to Motor Trend, the 2005 LeSabre features a 3.8-liter V6 engine that can deliver as much as 205 horsepower at 5,200 rpm. Meanwhile, it has an estimated fuel efficiency rating of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway.
13 C3 Corvette, Joker
One car that definitely stood out on set during the filming of Joker is the C3 Corvette. After all, this car once functioned as a Batmobile back in 1972, according to the website Batmobile History. According to a report from Bullet Motorsports, Chevrolet produced this car from 1968 to 1982. Specifically, the C3 is the third generation of the Corvette. Unfortunately, the C3 suffered from a bad reputation over the years. In fact, Hagerty reports that the car “had a reputation as a ‘mid-life crisis’ car."
12 Cadillac DTS Stretched Limousine, Pet Sematary
Yes, you heard it right. A remake of the famous horror film Pet Sematary is coming to big screens across the country in 2019. Starring Amy Seimetz, Jason Clarke, and John Lithgow, the movie is scheduled to be released in April. And if you’re planning to see it, be on the lookout for a Cadillac DTS stretched limousine, as noted by some fans on IMCDB. In case you’re wondering, this car has a comfortable passenger capacity of six people. Meanwhile, you can buy a used Cadillac DTS for as low as $5,900, based on current listings on Limo for Sale.
11 Mini Cooper, Hobbs & Shaw
Without a doubt, the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw is one of the most highly anticipated action films of 2019. After all, it’s got a pretty stellar cast, which includes Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Eddie Marsan. According to a report from Comic Book, the film just wrapped up production in London last December, 2018. And while they were shooting, fans were able to catch a glimpse of several cars being used. Among them was the iconic Mini Cooper.
10 Jeep Patriot, Happy Death Day 2U
Upcoming horror-slasher film Happy Death Day 2U seems to have utilized several cars on set. In fact, fans have also pointed out that a Jeep Patriot appears in one of its scenes. According to a report from Forbes, Jeep decided to discontinue production on the Patriot after 2017. And this is most likely due to the car’s less-than-great reviews. For starters, the 2017 Patriot seems to have underwhelming capabilities. In fact, you had a choice between a 2.0-liter engine that only delivered 158 horsepower and a 2.4-liter engine that only produced 172 horsepower.
9 Volvo XC70, Pet Sematary
If you dare to check out the upcoming remake of Pet Sematary, be sure to keep an eye out for a Volvo XC70, as well. Unfortunately, production of the XC70 has already ceased post 2016, according to records from Car and Driver. The 2016 XC70 utilized a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder base engine that can deliver as much as 240 horsepower. Meanwhile, there was also an option for an all-wheel-drive variant. This features a turbocharged, five-cylinder engine that produced as much as 250 horsepower.
8 Range Rover, Hobbs & Shaw
If you’ve been paying close attention to recent videos coming from the set of Hobbs & Shaw, then you may have already seen a car chase scene featuring several Range Rovers. In case you’re curious, the 2019 Range Rover has a starting price of $89,160. It utilizes a 3.0-liter, supercharged V6 base engine that delivers as much as 340 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 332 pound-feet of torque from 3,500 to 5,000 rpm. Meanwhile, this SUV can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.1 seconds. In addition, it has a top speed of 130 miles per hour.
7 Porsche Cayenne, Hobbs & Shaw
Another car that was reportedly seen on the set of Hobbs & Shaw is the Porsche Cayenne. According to Porsche, the 2019 Cayenne comes with a starting price of $65,700. Under the hood of its base model is a 3.0-liter, turbocharged V6 engine that can readily deliver 335 horsepower from 5,300 to 6,400 rpm and 332 pound-feet of torque from 1,340 to 5,300 rpm. Moreover, it has a top track speed of 152 miles per hour. At the same time, the 2019 Cayenne is reportedly capable of going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds.
6 BMW 530i, Joker
Another car that was spotted on the set of the upcoming movie Joker is the BMW 530i. According to a report from Jalopnik, it was a first-generation model of this car that was used in the movie. Today, the 2019 BMW 530i sedan comes with a starting price of $53,400. Under its hood is a 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower turbo engine that can readily deliver as much as 248 horsepower from 5,200 to 6,500 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque from 1,450 to 4,800 rpm.
5 Lexus RC F, Men in Black: International
Another highly anticipated film for 2019 is the science fiction-action movie Men in Black: International, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thomson, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson. According to The Super Car Blog, the Lexus RC F happens to be the “official company car” of the movie. Based on the movie’s trailer, it seems the RC F had been loaded with all sorts of gadgets, gear, and weapongs in order to help our favorite heroes fight off the unruly aliens in style.
4 Jaguar XJ6, Men in Black: International
Another car that you may have spotted in recent previews of Men in Black: International is the Jaguar XJ6. And just like the Lexus RC F, the XJ used in the movie has been loaded with weapons powerful enough to defeat alien forces. Back in 2018, the XJ celebrated its 50th anniversary, according to a report from Car Magazine. Today, the 2019 XJ is being hailed as a “supercharged luxury sedan” by Jaguar. In fact, the 2019 Supercharged variant comes with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that can deliver as much as 470 horsepower.
3 Audi e-tron GT, Avengers: Endgame
Today, it’s safe to say that millions of Marvel fans around the world are anxiously awaiting the release of Avengers: Endgame on the big screen. Unfortunately, Marvel execs and stars are staying quite tight-lipped regarding details about the film. However, Avengers fans were quick to point out that a recent Audi promo video revealed that the Audi e-tron GT would appear in the movie. Moreover, it seems the character that would be driving it is none other than Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark, a.k.a. Ironman.
2 McLaren 720S, Hobbs & Shaw
From the looks of it, it’s safe to say that everyone has been having a great time on the set of the upcoming action movie Hobbs & Shaw. For starters, there is probably nothing better than shooting with a McLaren 720S on the first day of production, as shown in a photo posted by The Rock on social media. The 720S is a supercar that comes with a 4.0-liter V8 engine that can deliver as much as 710 brake horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque.
1 Kia Soul, Happy Death Day 2U
Happy Death Day 2U is an upcoming horror-slasher movie which will star Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Suraj Sharma, and Steve Zissis. According to records on the Internet Movie Cars Database (IMCDB), eager trailer-watchers had spotted a Kia Soul in one of the scenes. The Kia Soul has been quite a popular model among car buyers recently. It uses a base 1.6-liter engine that delivers 130 horsepower at 6,300 rpm. And in case you're wondering, the 2019 Soul comes with a starting price of $16,490.
Sources: Statista, Marvel Entertainment, DC, Jalopnik, and Edmunds.