With the decade drawing to a close, it’s that time of the year when movie fanatics start eagerly anticipating all that awaits them in the coming year. And for superhero movie buffs (read Marvel and DC fanboys and fangirls), 2020 is looking to be a grand year indeed! Here’s a quick peek at all the storyline arcs you can expect to continue on next year.
1. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn)
While Suicide Squad as a whole may not have been the greatest movie, it was absolutely impossible to walk away from it without being blown away by Margot Robbie’s fantastic portrayal of Harley Quinn. Having her stand out as more than just Joker’s girl took some great acting, and she impressed audiences so much that she’s getting her own standalone film!
Expected Release Date: 7 February 2020
2. The New Mutants
You thought Logan was the end? Absolutely not. Welcome to the world of powerful young teens being locked up for awful reasons, and trying to break free. And what’s the best part? Maisie Williams (Arya Stark from Game of Thrones) is part of the cast. Two fandoms couldn’t come together faster.
Expected Release Date: 3 April 2020
3. Black Widow
There was not one person who watched that wasn’t heartbroken towards the end of the Infinity Saga of the MCU. Scarlett Johansson’s portrayal of the cynical and stoic, but deceptively soft-hearted Natasha through the earlier phases grew quietly into everyone’s heart, to the point that no one wanted to let her go. The good news? We start Phase 4 with a stand alone movie that promises fans ‘closure’.
Expected Release Date: 1 May 2020
4. Wonder Woman 1984
2020 is definitely turning into a year for female superheroes. And back to reprise her role as fearless Amazonian is Gal Gadot. Fans are eagerly waiting for the trailer that is expected to drop this month.
Expected Release Date: 5 June 2020
5. Venom 2
For fans of the comic books, to say that the Tom Hardy version of Venom took them a bit by surprise would probably be a bit of an understatement. Traditionally known as a villainous character that brought out the dark side of the human with which it reached symbiosis, this character arc with a bit of unexpected comedy thrown in certainly created an ambiguous atmosphere amongst fans, with many still not sure how they feel about it. It’s a good thing there’s a sequel coming up to help us finally make up our minds.
Expected Release Date: 2 October 2020
6. The Eternals
Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Gemma Chan, and Kit Harington. Yup. That’s the starcast lineup for this MCU movie. Like, why is this a year away????
Expected Release Date: 6 November 2020
We’re holding our breath, are you?