Everyone likes a good movie. What defines “good” depends on the viewers. The coming year promises to offer a bountiful trove of cinematic goodies that are sure to make score big with audiences. You might not even know that some of these films are on the horizon! Here are the movies to look forward to in 2020:
Birds of Prey
Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn character was a break-out stat from the Suicide Squad. Fans thought she deserved her own feature and the powers that be agreed. This will be an R-rated comic book movie that DC is hoping to generate the same level of success as the recent Joker and Deadpool features. The story has Harley teaming up with other female heroes like Huntress and Black Canary to take down the Black Mask. Lots of comic book fun will be on tap.
The Invisible Man
This property takes its name from the H.G. Wells classic and has been through several other feature film incarnations. The basic premise remains: A scientist discovers how to make himself invisible and in doing so he goes a little crazy. This time around, it appears that scientist’s girlfriend, played by Elisabeth Moss, is suffering the brunt of that craziness. Think of this as Fatal Attraction but with an invisible man.
A Quiet Place 2
The first A Quiet Place took Hollywood by surprise. It was initially made on a modest budget of just $17 million but went on to earn $350 million across the globe. Naturally, a sequel had to be made. Writer/director John Krasinski has come a long way from his The Office roots to craft this suspenseful tale. The promise this time out is to get a glimpse of the origins of the alien invasion that made everyone go silent.
Disney has been raiding its animated vault for feature film inspiration. So far, they’ve rolled out live-action versions of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King all with great success. Next up is Mulan, the tale of a young girl who poses as a man to fight in an army to bring honor to her father and save her village.
No Time To Die
Bond is back! James Bond that is. This will be Daniel Craig’s fifth (and quite possible last) turn as the super spy, 007. Rumor is that James will be passing the 007 baton to a new spy but before that you can count on plenty of amazing action and villains.
It wouldn’t be summer without one big comic book feature. This year, that feature might be Black Widow. After working with the Avengers in several features, Scarlet Johansson’s Black Widow finally gets her own feature. It is set in time between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and that is about all that Marvel is sharing about this film other than it will co-star David Harbour, who plays Red Guardian. Could this be the start of a Black Widow film franchise?
Between Birds of Prey and Black Widow, 2020 might just be the year of the female comic book superhero movies. That will be cemented with the second Wonder Woman feature hitting the screens in June. This time around, Wonder Woman is fighting the bad guys in 1984. Apparently, she is a bit of an immortal, which helps when you’re fighting bad guys.