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Ten Films I’m Looking Forward to This Year

Another year has come and gone, quicker than any of us could’ve imagined. Rather than freaking out about how each year seems to go by faster than the last, I’m focusing my attention on all of the movies coming out this year that I am looking forward to. 

Onward (March 6)

In this adventurous film from Pixar, two brothers—who happen to be elves—go on a quest in search of magic so they can bring back their deceased father for a day. I can already tell my tears will be flowing. 

A Quiet PLace: Part II (March 20)

If you didn’t see the first film, I strongly recommend it, even if the horror genre isn’t your thing. John Krasinki (thankfully) is back directing and writing A Quiet Place: Part II. The Abbotts are now heading out into the unknown world, and once again, they must be completely silent. 


Mulan (March 27)

Although there’s controversy over this film, I can’t wait to see what Disney does with one of my favorite movies. Mulan is a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a man in order to take her father’s place in war, and becomes a national hero in the process. 

Antabellum (April 24)

Cinematic genius Jordan Peele is back again with another thriller. The plot has been kept a secret for the most part, but what’s known so far is that a successful author is confronted with a horrifying reality that she must escape from. The film also spans over several decades, including a period of U.S. slavery. 

Black Widow (May 1)

I have been waiting for this one for too long. Set after Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff returns to Russia for two reasons: to evade the United States government and to confront her difficult past. 

Wonder Woman 1984 (June 5)

Diana Prince faces off against villains Maxwell Lord and Cheetah, while she also reunites with her old flame, Steve Trevor (aka my favorite Hollywood Chris). 

Soul (June 19)

A music teacher in love with jazz has an accident that causes his soul to separate from his body. In order to return to Earth, he has to help other lost souls. 

Venom 2 (October 2)

Since this sequel is further into the future, there aren’t a lot of details on its plot.However, Tom Hardy is back as Eddie Brock and Woody Harrelson will star as the main villain, Carnage. We can only hope for a special appearance from Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. 


Halloween Kills (October 16)

If you think I’m going to spend money to see another Halloween movie where Michael Myers pursues Laurie Strode for revenge, you’re absolutely right. 

Eternals (November 6)

Eternals will be the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, centered around an alien race, the Eternals, charged with saving humanity from the Deviants. I don’t know what I’m more excited for: a new Marvel movie or the incredible cast that comes along with it. 

Although my wallet isn’t looking forward to all of the money I’ll be spending at the movie theater this year, it’ll be worth it to see some of the most anticipated films on the big screen. 

Jessica Garrison is a professional writing major and women's, gender, and sexuality studies minor at Kutztown University.