It’s finally cold outside, which means the only event we will leave our houses for is to see a new movie in theaters. Thankfully, 2020 movies are turning out to be stacked with new genres of horror, superhero, comedy and more.
We’ve comprised a genre-spanning list of the 10 most highly anticipated films of 2020. Get ready to pencil in a lot of theater-going time in your planner for next year.
1. The Grudge – Jan. 3
Next year brings the reboot of the iconic cult-classic horror flick The Grudge. It’s exciting because it will take place in America unlike the 2004 original, and it will have a brand-new storyline. It’s directed by Nicolas Pesce and produced by Sam Raimi. The film centers around a cop named Mandy (Andrea Riseborough) in a town that has a mysterious case that she can’t figure out. It leads her to a house that “has been grudged,” Pesce previously said.
2. Birds Of Prey – Feb. 7
The Suicide Squad spin-off, Birds Of Prey, shows the aftermath of Harley Quinn’s breakup with the Joker and how she joins forces with three other female superheroes—Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez)—to save the life of a little girl from an evil crime lord. Margot Robbie returns as Quinn, and the cast also includes Black Mask (Ewan McGregor), Victor Zsasz (Chris Messina) and Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco).
3. Sonic The Hedgehog – Feb. 14
When Sonic The Hedgehog debuted its first poster and its unique take on the iconic video game character, it started an internet frenzy. There was so much outrage that it caused the creators to do a total redesign, so this film is long overdue for its debut. It’s worth seeing in theaters not only because it gives us a heavy dose of ’90s nostalgia, but it’ll be entertaining to see whether or not people support the redesigned character
4. A Quiet Place 2 – March 20
5. Mulan – March 27
The highly anticipated live-action remake of Mulan will be making waves next year, and it seems like every Disney fan is excited about it. The forthcoming film strays away from the beloved animated original and shows Mulan (Liu Yifei) falling in love with Chen Honghui (Yoson An), who The Hollywood Reporter describes as “a confident and ambitious recruit who joins Commander Tung’s unit.”
6. Black Widow – May 1
Earlier this year, we learned Marvel would be bringing the heat with its Phase 4 with a highly anticipated standalone Black Widow film. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz. Cate Shortland is directing the film. It also reportedly features an Iron Man cameo, so it’s definitely worth the watch.
7. Wonder Woman 1984 – June 5
The sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman has pushed back its release date to ensure the production wasn’t rushed, so it seems like filmmakers are set on making sure it’s done right. The film will now drop in June and will feature Gal Gadot’s character in the ’80s facing her new foe, the Cheetah, for the first time. It’s sure to be action-packed and full of adventure, so don’t miss it next summer.
8. Bob’s Burgers: The Movie – July 17
Back in 2017, we learned that the kooky animated show Bob’s Burgers would be getting a spin-off feature film. The Belcher family are set to make their big screen debut next year July 17. As if that wasn’t enough to convince you to grab a ticket, the movie is a musical, which means it’ll only be more ridiculous.
9. Halloween Kills – Oct. 16
— #HalloweenKills (@halloweenmovie) July 19, 2019
The Halloween franchise is gearing up for big things as it announced back-to-back sequels titled Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends for 2020 and 2021, respectively, earlier this year. Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred in the first film, will be reprising her iconic role in the next movie.
10. Eternals – Nov. 6
— AMC Theatres (@AMCTheatres) July 21, 2019
When Marvel announced Phase 4 at San Diego Comic Con this year, they kicked it off by unveiling Eternals. The film will star Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh and Don Lee. It will be directed by Chloé Zhao.
Which movie are you most excited for in 2020? Sound off in the comments below!