Most Anticipated Movies of 2020
By: Kate Renz
Movies are something that bring everyone together. No matter which genre you enjoy, there is a movie coming out this year that will fit your likes. The following are 15 of the most anticipated movies of 2020.
1. Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Directed by: Cathy Yan
Opening: February 7
Birds of Prey is a stand-alone film about Harley Quinn. In this movie, they cut ties between her and the Joker. With the mixed reviews of the movie ‘Suicide Squad’, many are curious to see how Margot Robbie develops the character.
2. A Quiet place Part II
Directed by: John Krasinski
Opening: March 20
After a movie that kept you on the edge of your seat and hanging onto every scene, there was great enthusiasm when it was announced that John Krasinski was making a sequel to ‘A Quiet Place.” The movie focuses on the same characters, but takes a turn with Emily Blunt’s character taking her kids outside of their ‘safe zone’. Also, this sequel introduces new characters and perhaps explores the idea of individuals with cruel intentions.
3. Promising Young Woman
Directed by: Emerald Fennell
Opening: April 17
This upcoming drama thriller is Emerald Fennell’s directorial debut. The film focuses on a young woman, Cassie, played by Carey Mulligan. She had a promising future until a tragic incident impacts her future. While living what seemed to be at a standstill, it turns out that she lives a different life at night. This is definitely a movie to go see with the girls.
Directed by: Niki Caro
Opening: March 27
Disney continues the trend of live-action remakes with a tribute to the story of Mulan. It does not include the songs from the original movie, nor will it include Li Shang. This decision was made to ensure that the movie does justice to the original story of Mulan.
5. Wonder Woman 1984
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Opening: June 5
The first Wonder Woman was one of the best DC movies to have come out since ‘The Dark Knight.’ With a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s hard to see why people wouldn’t be excited about this upcoming film.
6. Black Widow
Directed by: Cate Shortland
Opening: May 1
This is the first Marvel movie to kick off stage 4. This prequel focuses on Natasha Romanoff, also known as Blackwidow. Many believe that this film is long overdue, but that isn’t stopping the excitement towards this movie.
7. Free Guy
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Opening: July 3
Free Guys is a comedy starring Ryan Reynolds. He brings sarcasm and charm to his bank teller character. However, in this world, not everything is what it seems to be. This universe is all a game, and it looks at what happens when a character becomes self-aware.
8. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Directed by: Micheal Chaves
Opening: September 11
The most anticipated continuation to The Conjuring franchise still follows paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. With this third installment, it focuses on a murder suspect that blamed demonic possession for his crimes. It will be the perfect horror movie to get into the Halloween spirit.
9. West Side Story
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Opening: December 18
This is definitely one for all the broadway enthusiasts. With this remake of West Side Story, it includes a more authentic feel to the story. It will be interesting to see Spielberg’s direction on the Broadway play and classic film.
10. Coming 2 America
Directed by: Craig Brewer
Opening: December 18
Three decades later, Eddie Murphy is once again playing Prince Akeem- now with the title, King Akeem. This is a much-anticipated movie for those who grew up with the original.
11. Jungle Cruise
Directed by: Jaume Collet- Serra
Based on a theme park attraction, this movie stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson on a thrilling adventure. It takes us along with a scientist and riverboat captain looking for a magical cure. This is definitely one the whole family will enjoy.
12. Venom 2
Directed by: Andy Serkis
Opening: October 2
Not much is known about the Venom sequel, but with the way the first one ended, there is a lot of anticipation to see how Sony continues the story.
13. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Opening: July 10
Rather than this being a sequel to the all-female cast of the Ghostbusters released in 2016, this is a sequel to the originals. It is set 30 years after the second Ghostbusters where a family moves into a small town and discovers more about who their grandfather was.
14. The Assistant
Directed by: Kitty Green
Opening: January 31
This movie has brought talk to Hollywood with its plot. The film follows a graduate student who started her career with a production company and what shady practices are used.
15. The Woman in the Window
Directed by: Joe Wright
Opening: May 15
Based on the book with the same name, Amy Adams takes on the role of a child psychologist. Shortly after she befriended her neighbor, played by Julianne Moore, she witnesses a murder. But, did it really happen or was it all in her head?
No matter what type of movies you enjoy, hopefully, one on this list has interested you to go and see in theaters. Go to the movies, get popcorn, and treat yourself.
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