POLL: What’s the most anticipated film of 2020?
The new year is finally arriving and with the new year comes a whole slew of new films hitting the big screen and 2020’s schedule features a strong roster of big-budget action pics, the exciting return of many beloved comic book heroes and some terrifying new horror outings. ComingSoon is asking our readers to let us know what their most anticipated film of 2020, so let us know in the poll below!
The comic book genre is seeing a new milestone as four of the more major adaptations are being helmed by women including Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey, Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984, Cate Shortland’s Black Widow and Chloé Zhao’s The Eternals. The genre may also finally see the long-awaited debut of Josh Boone’s The New Mutants alongside the next two installments in Sony’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, Venom 2 and Morbius.
The year will also see numerous live-action adaptations of both video games and a Disney classic with Mulan, Paramount Pictures’ Sonic the Hedgehog, which is seeing renewed interest from fans after the latest trailer highlighting the character’s drastic re-design, and Sony Pictures’ Uncharted, which confirmed Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Far From Home) to star earlier this year as a younger Nathan Drake, Mark Wahlberg (Instant Family) as his partner Sully and Travis Knight (Bumblebee) set to direct.
After demolishing the box office this year, Disney will look to keep its streak going outside of the MCU and live-action remakes with a rare two Pixar films in the same year, Onward and Soul, as well as a film adaptation of the classic theme park ride Jungle Cruise. Their family-friendly fare will have to compete with Warner Bros’ Scoob!, a CGI reboot of the iconic Scooby-Doo franchise, the Robert Downey Jr.-led Dolittle and Paramount Pictures’ The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.
In addition to comic book outings, the action genre will see the long-awaited returns of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for Bad Boys for Life and Tom Cruise for Top Gun: Maverick, as well as the highly-anticipated final Daniel Craig James Bond portrayal No Time to Die, the espionage prequel King’s Man, the video-game set Ryan Reynolds-starring Free Guy, the monster blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong, Christopher Nolan’s mysterious Tenet, Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious 9, Jason Reitman’s shot at reviving the iconic franchise Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation.
The horror genre is looking to find another spark after a successful 2019 with A Quiet Place: Part II, Sony’s reboot of The Grudge, the highly-anticipated Invisible Man remake from Leigh Whannell (Upgrade), the Candyman remake starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen), the third installment in the primary Conjuring series and the next installment in the rebooted Halloween franchise. Even the musical genre is set to make a comeback of sorts this year with the release of the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights and Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story.