Upcoming films in 2020

George Bell lets us in on the top upcoming films to expect in 2020

George Bell
10th February 2020

2019 was a fantastic year for film, and now we’ve past the month where most movies go to die, January, we can look forward to yet another great year of movies. This year has already given us, in the UK, several brilliant films like 1917, Parasite, and Uncut Gems, and here is what else is to come.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching why not take your significant other to see a highly anticipated romance, Sonic the Hedgehog. This is a film that has definitely gone through a lot of controversies, specifically at the design of the titular character, but the studio actually listened to the public outcry and went back and vastly improved the design. This deserves your watch for that alone as hopefully convince studios in the future to listen to their audiences. It also marks the return of Jim Carrey to the big screen as the main villain Dr. Robotnik, 4 years since his last film role in Dark Crimes (2016)

Speaking of long hiatuses, 2020 should also give us the horror x-men spin-off The New Mutants. While it may not look promising with numerous delays and rewrites it will certainly be interesting to see how they try to blend horror and superheroes similar to James Gunn’s Brightburn (2019).

Conjuring 3 will continue the paranormal investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson

Horror doesn’t just end there with like The Quiet Place II and Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It also set to release in 2020. Both are sequels to highly successful films, both critically and at the box office, so are sure to be extremely popular. The Quiet Place II has Emily Blunt set to return as along with Cillian Murphy in a new role. Meanwhile, Conjuring 3 will continue the paranormal investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren played by Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson.

In April we will get the final outing from Daniel Craig as the 007, James Bond with No Time to Die. Since 2006 Craig has been the face of the franchise so it’ll be weird to no longer see him in, his role which arguably skyrocketed him into stardom. So, it’s sure to be a big movie for that alone and hopefully will make up for the lackluster Spectre (2015). Will also star Rami Malek as the apparent main villain and the return of Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro.

2020 will also be the anticipated return from certain high-profile directors like Christopher Nolan, Edgar Wright, Denis Villeneuve, and Wes Anderson with movies that are finally set to come into fruition. Nolan’s last film was 2017s Dunkirk and his next film is set to be Tenet which very little is known about but thanks to Nolan’s stellar film history and an all-star cast including John David Washington and Robert Patterson it is certain to be fantastic.  Edgar Wright has given us some fantastic movies like Hot Fuzz (2007) and most recently Baby Driver (2017) so his next film outing, Last Night in Soho, is sure to be something to look out for. This is set to be quite different from his previous work with it being a psychological horror, so it's interesting what Edgar Wright will do, especially being more tailored towards comedy pieces. Denis Villeneuve is probably less well known but has given us films like Blade Runner 2048 (2017), Arrival (2016), Prisoners (2013) and Sicaro (2015) so definitely has the talent behind him. His latest film is going to be Dune, based on the book by Frank Herbert, and will star Timothee Chalamet in the main role that's basically Star Wars meets Game of Thrones. Timothee Chalamet is also set to star in another film, The French Dispatch, written and directed by Wes Anderson whose reputation proceeds him also so should be another film to look out for.

So that’s some of the movies coming out this year that I am personally looking forward to and it has the potential to be a really great year for film.

Oh, and there are several thousand superhero movies coming out.

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AUTHOR: George Bell
One half film addict, one part computer nerd. All parts Croc lover

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