LET'S RANK: 2020 MOVIE FOMO
From A Quiet Place II to Black Widow, we just want to see these movies NOW. Which are you most excited to see?
Release dates TBD. **
1. Wonder Woman 1984
The highly anticipated follow up to Wonder Woman (2017) sees Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) navigating ‘a man’s world’ through the technicolor landscape of the ’80s as she faces her most cunning and ruthless enemies yet. Slated for mid-autumn, Wonder Woman 1984 features the return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, film newcomer Kristen Wiig as Dr. Barbara Ann Minerva – otherwise known as Cheetah – and the surprising addition of The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Max Lord. We anticipate this sequel to follow on the heels of Aquaman’s critical and commercial success and are confident the champion of the Amazons can rise to the occasion.
2. A Quiet Place Part II
Directed by John Krasinski, Quiet Place 2 was set to release a week after North American theaters closed, leaving fans severely disappointed. In the sequel, what remains of the Abbott family struggle to survive as they are forced to leave the confines of their ranch. Additionally, Krasinki has added scenes before the alien invasion so fans FINALLY get some context behind the ravaging alien-like creatures. Emily Blunt reprises her role as the family’s matriarch Evelyn, and with the addition of Cillian Murphy as Emmett, fans are sure to be in for a treat.
3. Black Widow
For Phase 4 of the MCU, Marvel Studios’ long-awaited stand-alone Black Widow film will tell the mysterious story of Natasha Romanova — played by Scarlett Johansson — and her past growing up through the KGB. Upon the collapse of the U.S.S.R, the government attempts to silence their prodigal student up until present-day New York where BW works as a solo assassin. Black Widow also features Florence Pugh (Midsommar), Rachel Weisz (The Mummy), and David Harbour (Stranger Things) as supporting cast members.
4. New Mutants
After constant delays, edits, and reshoots, New Mutants, a horror-esque film on the spinoff series in the X-Men universe, is planned to be released at the end of summer in North American theatres. New Mutants features an unlikely band of outcasts trapped in a haunted psychiatric ward built to harbour and manifest their worst fears. It is up to the collective efforts of Wolfsbane, Magik, Sunspot, and others to escape this house of terrors before their past sins consume them. We love X-men, we love Marvel, and we can’t wait for this movie to hit our screens.
The long-awaited live-action film for the beloved Disney classic is almost here! The early animated iteration of Mulan is one of the first examples of Disney branching out into non-gender conforming characters with empowering storytelling. Though riddled with a complicated past, the new take on the classic film sees a more consultative approach to illustrating Chinese culture with more accurate representation in casting and visuals. The removal of Mushu hit nostalgic fans hard, however, Disney was firm in their decision that he did not represent the direction the studio wanted to go in. Nor was he reflective of what Chinese audiences were looking for in a Chinese-inspired film. As big fans of Disney and Mulan, the team here is ecstatic to see what the film has to offer when it’s released next month on Disney +.
6. Halloween Kills
It wouldn’t be a year of remakes and sequels without the classic horror icon himself, Michael Myers. Guilty of being a part of 10 films since the late ’70s, Michael and his Halloween themed killing sprees have become a staple in American film. Halloween Kills is the direct follow up to 2018’s box office hit Halloween. Jaime Lee Curtis returns as the iconic final girl Laurie Strode in her attempt to silence her arch-nemesis, Michael, for good. Rumors are floating around that OG cast member Donald Pleasence’s Dr. Loomis will make a return to the franchise! One can only dream… and hope that the sequel doesn’t turn into another bad H20 moment (Yikes). Unfortunately, movie producers have chosen to push the release date to 2021.
7. Godzilla vs. Kong
The towering titans return to the big screen in the final film of the MonsterVerse film series, Godzilla vs. Kong. Fans will finally get to witness a fully fleshed out CGI battle sequence between the protector of Skull Island Kong versus the menacing King of Monsters Godzilla. Critics are waiting in anticipation as the last time Godzilla faced Kong was in 1962. Why these defenders of the earth chose to fight each other is still unknown but we can only speculate that these two will have an even greater threat to face beyond themselves.
Don’t say his name three times! Directed by Nia DaCosta and Produced by Jordan Peele - this all-star duo attempts to take on one of the most terrifying horror concepts to date: Candyman. Based on the trailer, the adaptation looks to take a deeper understanding of the disturbed inner psyche of the film’s characters. Riddled in mystery, the film will take Troy Cartwright (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) down a dark path to uncover the truth behind this local legend. If Candyman is anything like Peele’s previous works we will certainly be in for something special.