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It goes without saying that the 2010s were
a revolutionary decade for movies. Now, though, it’s time to look to the future
— and take a dive into the hottest releases from the first year of the 2020s. From franchise tentpoles to long-awaited sequels
to gripping original productions, these are the movies you can’t miss in 2020. In 2018, A Quiet Place took Hollywood by surprise,
turning a modest $17 million budget around to pull in nearly $350 million worldwide at
the box office. It’s also one of the most highly acclaimed
horror films in recent years, with Rotten Tomatoes granting it an overwhelmingly fresh
rating and calling it “a ruthlessly intelligent creature feature
that’s as original as it is scary.” So it’s no wonder Paramount Pictures would
want to capitalize with a sequel. And on March 20th 2020, A Quiet Place 2 will
hit theaters. While writer/director John Krasinski is confirmed
for the sequel now, it wasn’t always that way. In an interview with The Ringer’s The Big
Picture podcast, Krasinski said he initially didn’t want to have anything to do with a
second film — but was convinced by his producer to at least jot down a few ideas. He explained: “After like three weeks he was like, ‘Why
don’t you just write this and then we’ll get another filmmaker?’ and of course Jedi mind
tricked me into signing on to the sequel.” As far as the story goes, writers Scott Beck
and Bryan Woods have told Fandango that there is the potential to focus on new families. Krasinski also seemed to agree that the sequel
wouldn’t be just about the Abbotts of the original, telling The Hollywood Reporter: “In our circumstance, the thing that the audience
loved most was the world. That’s the cool thing that you could explore
on and on.” On May 1st 2020, Marvel Studios is set to
release Black Widow, its 24th MCU film and the beginning of the Marvel Universe’s fourth
phase. During the Marvel Hall H panel at 2019’s San
Diego Comic-Con, the cast and crew of Black Widow discussed the film’s official announcement,
along with a few story and character details. Chronologically, Black Widow will take place
between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. As far as plot goes, specific details are
still being kept under wraps, but according to its cast, the film is going to be something
of a departure from other Marvel properties. David Harbour, who plays Alexei otherwise
known as the Red Guardian spoke with Marvel after the panel. He said: “It feels like an espionage movie; it’s got
all these elements to it.” Scarlett Johansson also said: “It’s a little dirty; it’s a little salty. It’s bringing some realness to the Marvel
universe.” Joining Johansson and Harbour are Florence
Pugh as Yelena, Natasha’s fellow Black Widow agent; O-T Fagbenle as Mason, a “fixer” who
apparently has “a complex relationship with Natasha”; and Rachel Weisz as Melina, a character
who’s previously been through the Widow program five times. Long live the Keanussance. Thanks in no small part to the ongoing success
of the John Wick series, rumors have been bouncing around Hollywood about potential
sequels and reboots for everything from The Matrix to Speed. One follow-up that’s definitely coming, however,
is Bill and Ted Face the Music, a fantastic voyage following in the radical footsteps
of 1989’s Excellent Adventure and 1991’s Bogus Journey. After many years of rumblings, Keanu Reeves
and Alex Winter officially confirmed in March of 2019 that strange things were indeed afoot
at the Circle K once more. William Sadler is slated to reprise his role
as the oft-Melvined Grim Reaper, while original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon have
returned to pen the screenplay — and Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot is set to helm. Reeves himself revealed that the plot will
catch up with a now-middle aged Bill S. Preston and Theodore Logan, as they realize that adult
responsibilities like fatherhood have prevented them from coming up with that universe-saving
song they were destined to write. “Excellent!” Bill & Ted Face the Music will be partying
on in production throughout 2019 — and is set for release on August 21st 2020. Author Eoin Colfer’s once described his young
adult fantasy series Artemis Fowl as “Die Hard with fairies.” Critics, meanwhile, have called Artemis “the
new Harry Potter.” If those comparisons pique your interest,
good news — eight novels about this young criminal mastermind’s coming-of-age were published
between 2001 and 2012 for your reading pleasure. Or you could just wait until May 29th 2020,
when a film adaptation of the first book in Colfer’s series is slated to hit theaters. That first book finds the 12-year-old antihero
kidnapping a fairy in the hopes of restoring his family fortune and finding his long-lost
father. The Disney-produced feature stars Irish newcomer
Ferdia Shaw as Artemis, with a supporting cast that includes Judi Dench, Josh Gad, and
Game of Thrones’ Nonso Anozie. Kenneth Branagh, best known for the Marvel’s
first Thor film and a multitude of Shakespeare adaptations, is in the director’s chair — a
role he previously filled for Disney on 2015’s Cinderella. Let’s be fair, it’s probably ambitious to
talk about The New Mutants as a 2020 release. At this rate, assigning an actual date to
this seemingly cursed X-Men project is like waiting for a toad to get struck by lightning. “do you know what happens to a toad when it’s
struck by lightning?” After an initial trailer was released in the
bygone days of October 2017, The New Mutants has been pushed back no fewer than three times,
shifting from April 2018 to February 2019, then to August 2019. The recent release of Disney’s post-Fox-merger
schedule, however, revealed that New Mutants had been delayed yet again, all the way to
April 3rd 2020. So, what’s behind the delays? By all accounts, it’s not actually the quality
of the film itself — unlike Dark Phoenix, New Mutants has reportedly been well-received
in test screenings. The movie’s source comics — created in the
1980s by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz remain unique fan favorites, too. The cast features up-and-comers like The Witch’s
Anya Taylor-Joy and Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams. Sadly, a number of factors have been at play
in frustrating the movie’s release — the release of Deadpool 2, a decision to play
up the movie’s horror elements, expansion of certain characters’ roles, and the Earth-shaking
Disney/Fox merger among them. “Bad Deadpool.” With any luck, fans will actually be able
to watch The New Mutants in 2020… and hopefully, it will live up to its potential as a stylish
and frightening final X-Men movie from Fox. Currently, very little is known about Christopher
Nolan’s upcoming action epic Tenet, which is slated for release on July 17th 2020. We do know that it revolves around the world
of international espionage, and that it’s shaping up to be an expensive production,
with the budget reportedly clocking in at about $225 million. On top of that, Tenet will be shown in IMAX,
so expect big things — literally. The film stars John David Washington, Aaron
Taylor-Johnson, and Robert Pattinson, among others. Pattinson told USA Today in April 2019 that
he had been “sworn to secrecy” regarding Tenet’s details. The actor was fond of the script, however,
and said that Nolan has changed his mind about doing big budget movies. Pattinson explained: “There’s just something about Chris Nolan’s
stuff. He seems like the only director now who can
do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it’s unreal.” Pixar’s newest movie Onward is set in a fantasy
suburbia and follows two elf brothers, voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt, as they set
out into the world — in search of magic that will allow them to spend a day with their
dead father. Onward is a completely new entry to the Pixar
canon, so its imaginative world promises to be like nothing the studio has done before. And judging by the film’s first teaser trailer
— which features all kinds of magical creatures — there will be more than enough for fantasy
fans to sink their teeth into. Onward is directed by Dan Scanlon, who helmed
2013’s Monsters University and has worked on the senior creative team for Brave, Inside
Out, Coco, and Toy Story 4. This is a personal project for him, too — he
told the audience at D23 that the story was inspired by his own personal search for answers
regarding his father, who passed away when he was a year old. Pixar’s Onward hits theaters on March 6th
2020. In addition to the rest of the MCU’s Phase
4 projects, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took to the stage at 2019’s San Diego
Comic-Con to announce Eternals, which will make its way to theaters on November 6th 2020. While little is known regarding the plot of
Eternals, the film will be based on the cosmic Jack Kirby characters first introduced in
the pages of Marvel comics in 1976. According to Marvel: “The Eternals are a race of god-like beings
locked in a millennium-old conflict with the less evolved Deviants and their originators,
the Celestials… they are immortals blessed with strange, sometimes monstrous, powers.” “There’s a little bit of pee coming out of
me right now.” Eternals boasts an all-star cast, including
Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, and Salma Hayek. It’s directed by Chloé Zhao, whose two previous
films, 2015’s Songs My Brother Taught Me and 2017’s The Rider were both met with critical
acclaim — with The Rider being nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for Best Film
and Best Director. The Call of the Wild, Jack London’s 1903 adventure
novel about a sled dog’s journey across the Yukon Territory, is a literary classic — just
look at how many times it’s been adapted to the screen, stretching all the way back to
the silent era. In the past, the lead human role of prospector
John Thorton has been played by Hollywood tough guys like Clark Gable, Charlton Heston,
and Rutger Hauer. On February 21st 2020, however, John Thorton’s
rugged boots will be filled by Harrison Ford in a live-action/animation hybrid from Lilo
and Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon director Chris Sanders, and Logan writer Michael Green. The impressive supporting cast is rounded
out by Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Omar Sy, and Bradley Whitford. It remains to be seen just how Sanders’ animation
expertise will bring the story’s animal characters to life in this 20th Century Fox production,
but the impressive pedigree of the material makes this adaptation one to keep an eye on. After years in development, the big screen
adaptation of Naughty Dog’s video game franchise Uncharted will finally be making it to theaters
on December 18th 2020. In 2017, it was announced that Spider-Man’s
Tom Holland would be taking on the lead role of Nathan Drake in Sony’s prequel film, which
will star the same lead character from the game — but won’t be following its plot. Instead, it will introduce a younger version
of Drake as he learns the tricks of the trade from his mentor, Sully. Bryan Cranston is also rumored to star, but
his role remains unknown at the time of publication. Uncharted has run through a series of directors
over the course of its development, with Seth Gordon, David O. Russell, Neil Burger, and
Shawn Levy all having been attached at some point. Finally, in January 2019, Variety announced
10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg would take the reins. Currently, little else is known about the
film, but if the casting rumors are true, the combination of Holland and Cranston could
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100 thoughts on “2020 Movies We Can’t Wait For

  1. Sorry if you criticize for mentioning a movie not included in your video, but may I ask why there is still not trailer of The Nut Job 3? Answer if you know. I am looking forward to watch it. Is it not because it is still a little early to show it? A few people told me it will be released July 1st 2020. I hope they are right.

  2. Seriously? You're using the completely ridiculous ''Rotten Tomatoes'' cRitiCs score?!
    What a joke.
    None of the MCU will be remembered in 20 years.

  3. Last thing I knew is that Disney isn't releasing New Mutants movie, due to the failure of Dark Phoenix. All Marvel proyects were Fox's are down, they were all canceled, including the New Mutants.

  4. No wonder woman 1984???
    I mean i know birds of prey doesn't seem look promising but wonder woman 1984 with gal gadot and succesful from the original 2017
    It's so bias
    Godzila vs Kong
    Top Gun : Maverick
    Conjuring 3

  5. This was the WORST. LIST. EVER! I think the only one I want to see from your list is Bill and Ted. I mean, where the Hell is GODZILLA vs KONG?

  6. This is going to be a decade in which we're gonna be annoyed every time we say or hear the year we're gonna be in. Think about it:

  7. "The call of the wild"… Mmm. I love the book, but I wonder how far they'll ever dare to go. The end of story is brutal. Well, in fact, the whole story is brutal.

  8. Looks like somewhat good films to see in 2020 and for the uncharted movie I don’t give much hope that it will leave up to the awesome game franchises not going to be as good am given high hope that I might be wrong that it’s going to be marvellous etc

  9. My geek side: I would love to see Claudia Black in the Uncharted movie somehow…but
    My pragmatic side: Not sure if they can do her Justice…

  10. Uncharted better be a good film, or imma be pissed. As someone who’s played all the games more than once, I know what Nathan drake is like and Tom Holland better deliver

  11. What should've been the actual list:
    Wonder Woman 1984
    Birds of Prey
    Godzilla Vs. Kong
    Bad Boys For Life
    Fast and Furious 9
    No Time To Die

    They missed a bunch of huge movies here

  12. No one is excited for eternals. The real one for which everyone loves excited for is venom , wonderwoman 1984 and tenet. Does anyone even know about eternals.

  13. So are all these leftist stars going to donate ALL their earrings to the government to be redistributed to the less fortunate people? They don't really need all that money

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