Top Upcoming Movies of February – June 2020
2019 has blessed us with great movies like Joker, Frozen 2, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. As we look towards the future, here are our most anticipated movies from the first half of 2020.
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Release date: 6th February 2020
Harley Quinn was undoubtedly the star of 2016’s critically-panned, Oscar-winning Suicide Squad. Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the Cupid of Crime was seen by many as the sole highlight in the much-maligned film, and it has earned her a spin-off movie of her own.
Directed by Cathy Yan and written by Christina Hudson, Birds of Prey takes place after the events of Suicide Squad. A crime lord known as Black Mask has placed a hit on a young girl named Cassandra Cain, and it is up to Harley Quinn and her band of misfits to protect Cassandra from the criminals of Gotham City.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Release date: 13th February 2020
“Rolling around at the speed of sound 🎵
Got places to go – got to follow my rainbow 🎵”
The Blue Blur finally has his own live-action movie in the vein of Detective Pikachu, and if the trailers are to be believed, we’re in for a rollicking good time!
Ben Schwartz voices Sonic, a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog from another dimension that has come to Earth to escape from the evil Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) that seeks to harness his super-speed powers for world domination. While hiding in the town of Green Hills, Sonic meets sheriff Tom Wachowski, and the two decide to team up to defeat Dr. Robotnik together.
Release date: 13th February 2020
Adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s famous 1868 novel, Little Women has received six nominations for the upcoming 92nd Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Greta Gerwig).
Starring a stellar cast that includes Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, and Timothée Chalamet, Little Women follows the lives of the four March sisters —Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy— from their childhood to womanhood, as they navigate through struggles of familial duty, personal growth, and gender stereotypes.
A Quiet Place: Part II
Release date: 19th March 2020
A Quiet Place was a huge sleeper hit when it came out in 2018. It was praised for its sound design, use of sign language, and tense atmosphere. In just two short years, a sequel is finally coming to theatres near you!
Following the events of the first movie, A Quiet Place: Part II sees the Abbott family (starring Emily Blunt in the leading role) facing the terrors of the outside world as they continue to fight for their survival in silence. They quickly realise that there are other threats beyond the creatures that hunt by sound.
Release date: 26th March 2020
A live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated film of the same name, Mulan stars Liu Yifei as Hua Mulan. After her ailing father is enlisted in the Imperial Army, Mulan decides to disguise herself as a man and join the army in his stead. Defying both traditions and the law, Mulan is tested every step of the way as she harnesses her strength to defend China from the Huns.
The New Mutants
Release date: 2nd April 2020
Originally slated to be released in 2018, The New Mutants finally sees the light of day this April! Described as a horror superhero film set in the X-Men universe, the film stars Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as part of a group of five young mutants who are held in a secret facility against their will. As they come to grips with their powers, they must fight to escape the facility and to be free from their past sins.
No Time To Die
Release date: 9th April 2020
Daniel Craig returns in his fifth and final outing as James Bond in the widely anticipated 25th Bond film! Directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective season 1) and featuring a screenplay by Fukunaga, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), the latest Bond instalment follows agent 007 coming out of active retirement to search for a missing scientist.
Release date: 23rd April 2020
Based on Jane Austen’s novel of the same name, the movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy as the titular character. Beautiful, smart, and rich, Emma Woodhouse occupies her time by matchmaking the people in her life while undergoing her own romantic missteps.
Release date: 30th April 2020
Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Widow finds an alone Natasha Romanoff forced to confront her past. It Is the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will feature the returning Scarlett Johansson as well as new cast members that includes Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz.
Wonder Woman 1984
Release date: 4th June 2020
The wonder duo of Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins are back once again to mesmerise audiences with Wonder Woman’s next adventure. Set in 1984 during the Cold War, Wonder Woman has to face two new adversaries: Maxwell Lord and Cheetah, in order to preserve peace during this tumultuous time.
Top Gun: Maverick
Release date: 25th June 2020
34 years after its release, Top Gun finally has a sequel coming out this June! Tom Cruise returns as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, one of the Navy’s top aviators. While training a group of Top Gun graduates, he finds out that one of them is the son of his late best friend, “Goose”. Facing a reminder of his past, “Maverick” has to confront the ghosts of former times and face an uncertain future.
*Release dates are subject to change.
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