It looks like movie lovers are in for a real treat this year.
2020 marks the release of so many exciting new flicks, with a perfect balance of comedies, dramas, horror films, indie films, and more! From Bill and Ted Face the Music to Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch to Top Gun: Maverick, we’re in for a real treat this year.
Check out the most anticipated movies of 2020 below.
Bill and Ted Face the Music
— Bill & Ted 3 (@BillandTed3) December 17, 2019
The highly anticipated Bill & Ted Face The Music hits theatres this year on August 31st. 30 years after the original Bill & Ted flick, Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will be reprising their iconic roles, with Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving playing their daughters, Thea Preston and Billie Logan respectively. “When we saw Samara and Brigette together, it was like deja vu,” producer Scott Kroopf explains in a statement. “It was exactly the way we felt when we first saw Keanu and Alex.”
The French Dispatch
Wes Anderson's THE FRENCH DISPATCH is set to span 4 hr 1 min. And there'll be a 5 hrs + (325 mins) director's cut. I don't know what to make of this other than the fact that 2020 looks far more intriguing than it did on Monday. pic.twitter.com/e8tKzOwYse
— Leonardo Goi (@LeonardoGoi) January 15, 2020
Wes Anderon’s forthcoming film The French Dispatch will be released sometime this year. The French Dispatch is set to serve as “a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th-century Paris and centers on three storylines,” according to IndieWire. The cast is set to include huge names like Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Benicio del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Léa Seydoux, Mathieu Amalric, Lyna Khoudri, and Stephen Park.
Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick hits the big screen on June 26th, 2020, and it’s set to see Tom Cruise making his return as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell as he trains his late friend Goose’s son, played by Miles Teller. “Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it,” the synopsis explains.
Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming film Tenet is set for release on July 20th, 2020. The action thriller was produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas, and it stars John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh. Tenet centers on a spy who proves his fidelity in protecting others, and his mission is to prevent World War III. It’s not a nuclear holocaust he is trying to stop, it is someone who has the power to control and manipulate time.
A Quiet Place: Part II
Get ready for the highly anticipated sequel to A Quiet Place. “Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence,” a synopsis for A Quiet Place Part II. “Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.” The film arrives in theatres in March.
Calling all superhero fans, Black Widow is coming to a theatre near you on May 1st, 2020. The first trailer for the film shows Scarlett Johansson facing off against a new villain. The film is set to take place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, as Johansson’s S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Natasha Romanoff confronts her dark past as an assassin. Romanoff must gather her family to fight off a trio of villains, Red Guardian, Iron Maiden, and Taskmaster.
No Time to Die
Daniel Craig makes his return to the big screen as James Bond with the release of No Time To Die, which hits the big screen in April 2020. The first trailer is action-packed, filled with fight scenes, explosions, and intense getaway shots. “History isn’t kind to men who play God,” Bond says in the trailer before we get a first glimpse at Remi Malek’s villainous character.
Jennifer Hudson is set to star in the forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect. The first teaser for the Liesl Tommy-directed film sees Jennifer Hudson belting an a cappella rendition of “Respect” on an empty stage, as she’s backlit in gold. Hudson’s rendition of the hit track is almost entirely a cappella, with some soft backing vocals and an ambient synth line. When Hudson reaches the chorus, the word “Respect” appears in bright lights behind her.
Wonder Woman 1984
The highly anticipated film Wonder Woman 1984 arrives on June 5th, 2020. Unlike the original film, which takes place in World War I, the sequel fast forwards to 1984. Gal Gadot makes her return as Wonder Woman and Chris Pine somehow makes his return as Steve Trevor. The first trailer previews the film with a fight in the mall, an extravagant party, and Wonder Woman hitting bullets away with her bare hands. “The world needs you. You know what you need to do,” Pine says in the trailer.
In the Heights
Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s breakout musical In the Heights is set for release on June 26th, 2020. The musical won four Tony Awards in 2008, including both Best Musical and Best Original Score. In the Heights follows the stories of a variety of characters in New York’s Latinx neighbourhood, Washington Heights, over the course of three days.
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— Andy Jameson (@AndyJam13216377) January 15, 2020
The follow-up to David Gordon Green and Danny McBride’s 2018 Halloween film is set for release on October 16th, 2020. The forthcoming flick will feature Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode, and her daughter, played by Judy Greer. Following Halloween Kills, one more film will close out the new trilogy.
Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming film The Gentlemen is set for release on January 24th. The movie will follow Matthew McConaughey, as he runs his own weed business. McConaughey is joined by a star-studded cast Hugh Grant, Henry Golding, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, and Colin Farrell. While the trailer previews violence and drama, it still keeps the tone humorous through quirky lines and over-the-top British accents.
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Another one for the superhero fans, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is being released next month on February 7th. The film, which is a spin-off of 2016’s Suicide Squad, will see Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn wreaking havoc alongside Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress, June Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary, Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask, Chris Messina’s Victor Zsasz, and Rosie Perez’s Renee Montoya.
The latest installment of the Ghostbusters franchise arrives on July 10th, 2020. Jason Reitman’s forthcoming movie marks a direct follow-up to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, and the new preview for the film shows that a small town in Oklahoma is riddled by a new force. As the trailer progresses, a group of kids become ghostbusters, just like their grandfather. “Call it fate. Call it luck. Call it karma,” we hear in the trailer. “I believe that everything happens for a reason.”
— MCU Direct (@MCU_Direct) January 10, 2020
Marvel’s 2020 film The Eternals is set to feature their first openly gay superhero. During the 2018 promotion for Ant-Man And The Wasp, Marvel president Kevin Feige announced that the studio was working toward introducing an LGBTQ+ character into their cinematic universe in the forthcoming 2020 film, The Eternals. Based on the comics, The Eternals are a team of superheroes, composed of characters like Ikaris, Piper, and Sersi, but the identity of the gay character has not yet been revealed. It is yet to be announced whether this will be a completely new character, or one that has been seen in the comic books in previous years.