2019 was a year of comic book blockbuster mega-hits with Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame and WB’s Joker breaking records. After years in the making, Quentin Tarantino brought his ninth film, Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood, to the big screen. J.J. Abrams closed the book on the Skywalker story in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Then there were gems like Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, and Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers that brought us cinema thrills.
2020 promises to be another smash hit for cinema. Christopher Nolan is returning to the big screen with his action thriller Tenet. Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and her girl gang come up against crime lord Black Mask in the DCEU’s Birds of Prey. After stunning audiences with the first chapter of his sci-fi horror, A Quiet Place, John Krasinski is continuing the story of the Abbott family in A Quiet Place: Part II. Patty Jenkins and Wonder Woman are taking us back to the 80s in Wonder Woman 1984 and the MCU are finally filling in the missing pieces of Natasha Romanoff’s story with the release of Black Widow.
Below, One4all list the 7 most anticipated movie releases to add to your entertainment calendar.
Birds of Prey – in cinemas 7 February 2020
Fresh off a break-up from her ‘puddin’, Joker, Harley Quinn teams up with superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young from Gotham City’s notorious crime lord, Black Mask.
A Quiet Place: Part II - in cinemas 20 March 2020
After ending the first film on a cliff-hanger, with the Abbott family fighting back against the noise-sensitive alien creatures, John Krasinski is (thankfully) continuing their story in its sequel – adding Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy to the cast list.
No Time to Die – in cinemas 2 April 2020
Daniel Craig plays James Bond for the fifth and final time in Cary Joji Fukunaga’s action thriller No Time to Die. Having left active service and keeping a low profile, Bond finds himself returning to his globe-trotting spy life to rescue a missing scientist and stop the villainous Safin (played by Academy Award winner Rami Malek).
Black Widow – in cinemas 1 May 2020
Scarlett Johannsson’s Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow is finally getting her long-awaited standalone film. Directed by Cate Shortland, Black Widow takes place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and sees the spy-turned-Avenger return to Russia to confront her past and face off against Taskmaster.
Wonder Woman 1984 – in cinemas 5 June 2020
Gal Gadot’s Amazonian warrior Wonder Woman returns to action in Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman 1984. Set seventy years on from the first movie, it will see Diana battle against a new villain, the shape-shifting archaeologist Cheetah.
Tenet – in cinemas 16 July 2020
Like all Christopher Nolan movies, Tenet’s storyline is under lock and key but what we do know is 1) it’s ‘set in the world of international espionage’, 2) it has an all-star cast with Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh and 3) its Nolan’s second-most expensive movie (just $25 million shy of The Dark Knight Rises, his most expensive movie ever).
The Eternals – in cinemas 6 November 2020
Chloé Zhao is bringing Jack ‘The King’ Kirby’s incredible creation, The Eternals, to the big screen in November. With a cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani, it’s a film that both comic book and MCU fans have been waiting for.
What 2020 film is at the top of your list?
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