Dec 10, 2019

Major Films Being Released in 2020

There’s a lot to look forward to in 2020, including all of the insanely good movies being released. Major studios have been teasing the world with film trailers and cast reveals that are predicted to make blockbuster sales in Hollywood next year.  You’ll quickly notice that two major themes in new films are saga continuations and adaptations of beloved stories. Audiences are nostalgic for classic narratives and characters, so filmmakers have taken note of that. From horror to comedy and everything in between, here are some major films that’ll be kicking off the decade.


  • Grab your Scooby Snacks and get ready for May 15. It’s been a while since a Scooby Doo movie has hit theaters, which is why the announcement of SCOOB! has fans (young and old) buzzing with excitement. This movie follows the origin story of Scooby and Shaggy’s iconic friendship. We finally see how they met and get to watch them join forces with Fred, Daphne, and Velma in conquering a scary ghoul. This movie has an all-star cast and features the voices of Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Mark Wahlberg, and a bunch more big names.

  • Disney is continuing its parade of modern, live-action remakes with Mulan. The 1998 animated film has been reimagined and stars Liu Yifei as the undercover heroine. Like the original, this long-awaited adaptation follows Mulan disguised as a man to take her father’s place in the Imperial Army. It’s a more realistic take of the story since (along with the actors and on-location shoots) it will be less musical and omit the talking Chinese dragon Mushu. The film will be released on March 25.

  • The Marvel Universe is continuing its impressive streak of superhero films. While the Avengers series has wrapped up, Marvel fans still have a lot to look forward to – including the very first film centered around Black Widow. On April 30, they’re releasing Black Widow, a film dedicated to the character who went from Russian agent to Avenger. . Played by Scarlett Johansson, the film will follow her former assassin character Natasha Romanoff on a journey confronting her past.

  • If there’s one thing the James Bond saga is, it’s consistent. Daniel Craig is set to star in No Time to Die, the 25th instalment of the series that will be hitting theaters on April 3. It’s quite the milestone, especially since James Bond has somehow managed to remain relevant in pop culture since 1962. In the 2020 film, you can expect nothing less of the highly coveted spy and watch as he fights some foes while rescuing a kidnapped scientist.

  • After one view of this super eerie teaser, you’ll be left with more questions than answers. The premise of Antebellum is still quite under the radar, but what we do know is Janelle Monáe’s character Veronica Henley is trapped in an unhinged reality (seemingly on a working plantation) that we’ll be watching her try and break free from. The thriller-horror trailer definitely has Get Out vibes, but with a heightened intensity. The film, which is written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, is scheduled for release on April 24.

  • You better grab tissues before watching this movie. Based on the beloved novel written by Jack London, The Call of the Wind is a story about a dog named Buck who survives abuse from multiple owners. He’s rescued by John Thornton, and the story follows him and his new best canine friend throughout their wild adventures together in Northern Canada. It will be released on February 21, and if you’re worried about what happens to the dog, consider checking out this handy website that gives you movie spoilers about any animal’s well being.

  • Fans of the 1984 film Ghostbusters will be elated to know the original cast have signed on to be part of the 2020 film. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson will reprise their roles alongside some new characters played by Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard. The movie, set to release on July 8, is about a family who experiences some unexplained earthquakes after moving to an inherited property in Oklahoma.

  • As time goes on, somehow filmmakers manage to keep making horror movies scarier and scarier. The Grudge is no exception and, based off the trailer, it’s not for the faint of heart. The premise involves a pair trying to solve the case of a young mother who murdered her own family. It doesn’t go well though, because they soon discover that anyone who enters the home probably won’t make it out. Yikes.

     

  • The young-at-heart and kids everywhere will be rolling into theaters on May 22 when this animated movie is released. When Spongebob’s pet snail Gary goes missing, he and Patrick try and get to the bottom of it by traveling to the lost city of Atlantic City. Whether you like Spongebob or not, perhaps knowing that Keanu Reeves makes a cameo is enough of a reason to check it out.

  • Anything Steven Spielberg touches turns to gold, which is why critics are looking forward to the release of West Side Story. This famous 1957 musical is being readapted as a feature film and stars Ansel Elgort as Tony. The story follows two rival teenage gangs as they  navigate rocky relationships and forbidden romance in New York City. This classic musical has been made into a movie once before in 1961, so it’ll be interesting to see how the two compare once this one is released.

  • Ask anyone about the story of Hansel and Gretel and they’ll probably agree it’s one of the scariest children’s tales of all time. Two kids get lost in the woods, only to run into a witch who literally wants to eat them. The 2020 film remake of the classic fairytale is taking advantage of this unsettling narrative and is scheduled to be released on January 30.

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