Kicking off the new decade is an impressive line-up of new releases. Hollywood’s major studios have been busy producing an abundance of films to compete for our popcorn. Films to look forward includes highly anticipated sequels, Disney live-action remakes, new adaptions of existing classics and of course some exciting originals. So, we’ve rounded up 10 of the most anticipated titles (in chronological order) to help you mark your calendar for the epic year ahead.
For horror-fanatics with a strong stomach should consider the remake of infamous Japanese horror film, The Grudge. It once again focuses on a vengeful ghost that has cursed the house she grew up in, after being murdered by her mother. After a detective and single mother investigate the property, they soon learn that the ghost is not confined to the walls of that house.
Release date: 2 January 2020
The King's Man
Set in the early 1900s, The King’s Man boasts an all-star cast led by Ralph Fiennes. A group of ex-soldiers are assembled by a spy agency, forming an origin story of the first-ever independent intelligence agency. With heroes, there are villains. A collection of history’s most formidable criminals and tyrants plot anarchy, as one man races against time to stop the destruction.
Read The King’s Man: Everything we know so far to find out more.
Release Date: 13 February 2020
Although not as well-known as Marvel or DC, Valiant Comics has also made a name for itself in the comic book cult fan community and is now bringing its characters to life on the big screen. In the highly anticipated movie Bloodshot, Vin Diesel plays an unstoppable super-soldier powered by nanomachines. Resurrected after both him and his wife were murdered, he has no recollection of his past and sets on a mission to find out who he is, and what’s controlling him.
Release Date: 20 February 2020
Following the rise of Disney live-action remakes comes Mulan. The film is set to conquer the box office globally, featuring Chinese star Liu Yifei as the leading lady. But after watching the trailer, fans are all wondering—where is Mushu? The beloved dragon is nowhere to be found, leaving us to wonder if he’ll appear at all. And if he doesn’t, will it destroy the comedic flair in the animated original? Guess there’s only one way to find out.
Release Date: 26 March 2020
No time to die
Daniel Craig returns for the 25th James Bond film, for what critics are saying will be his last jaunt with 007. Fans have been left waiting for Bond’s next appearance after a series of disruptions, including the resignation of director Danny Boyle. We are still expecting great things with the return of Bond arch-nemesis, Blofeld, once again played by Christoph Waltz. It has been announced that the film will commence with Bond no longer working for Her Majesty’s Service. Instead, he's recruited on a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist.
Release Date: 9 April 2020
Sure, Avengers: Endgame has ended, but that doesn’t mean we’ve had enough of our favourite Marvel heroes. Scarlett Johansson is back in her role as Natasha Romanoff for Black Widow, which takes place after 2016’s Captain America: Civil War and before 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. Set at a time where Natasha is on the run from the authorities, the film dives into the superspy’s hidden past.
Release Date: 30 April 2020
The Personal History of David Copperfield
A re-imagination of the classic Charles Dickens novel is The Personal History of David Copperfield. Armando Iannucci plays a terrifically likeable David Copperfield, tapping into the author’s humanity and optimism. The story of his life unfolds as he sets out on a quest for status and romance.
Release Date: 14 May 2020
Wonder Woman 1984
After smashing box office records and becoming a standout solo hit outside of Justice League, Wonder Woman graces our screens again in June next year. The amazonian princess Diana will face against a British anthropologist called Cheetah, played by Bridesmaid's star Kristen Wiig. If you’re a fan, you would have remembered the devastating moment Diana’s love interest Steve Trevor, who sacrificed himself for the greater good. The new trailer shows him alive and well, only making us more intrigued as to what happened in that ‘fateful’ scene.
Release Date: 4 June 2020
Top Gun: Maverick
With Top Gun: Maverick hitting screens in mid-2020, the Tom Cruise-featured film comes out 34 years after its predecessor. But it’s better late than never. As one of the most popular films of the 1980s, Top Gun has become an icon in the action/drama film genre—making it a difficult feat to live up to with this sequel.
Release Date: 25 June 2020
This remake of the Ghostbusters franchise skips over the events of the 2016 all-female reboot. Instead, it features four young teens. Captain Marvel star McKenna Grace, aged twelve, who'll lead as science-obsessed Phoebe, joined by her on-set brother Trevor, played by Stranger Things Star Finn Wolfhard. The pair are said to be grandkids to one of the original Ghostbusters characters.
Release Date: 8 July 2020