Happy New Year cinephiles and yes, another year of great cinema lies ahead!. Here is the list of Most anticipated movies of 2020.
2020 looks way more delicious than the last few years. Why? Well, without further ado, let me get started:
Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated James Bond-styled globetrotting and time-bending spy thriller Tenet will hit the screens right in the summer season (17th July)
Last decade’s hot in demand director Denis Villeneuve will return with yet another sci-fi movie, an adaptation of 1965 novel of the same name – Dune (18th Dec). Also be prepared for Hanz Zimmer music & some mesmerizing visuals.
But Villeneuve will face head-on competition from another highly anticipated reincarnation- a famous musical adaptation of broadway classic West Side Story, none other than our beloved Steven Spielberg (18th Dec)
Jason Bourne franchise creator Paul Greengrass would reunite with Tom Hanks since Captain Phillips to present us a Civil War drama News Of The World (25th Dec)
Trendy Edgar Wright returns with psychological horror drama Last Night In Soho (25th Sep)
Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda would return with The Truth (20th March)
Beasts Of No Nation helmer Cary Joji Fukunga is taking on 25th bond film No Time To Die with Craig reprising as 007 for the final time (8th April)
Robert Zemeckis offers another fantasy The Witches starring Anne Hathaway (16th Oct)
Woody Allen to return with his each-year-release-ritual through Rifkin’s Festival
Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain to release Ema starring Gael Garcia Bernal
The Big Sick’s director Michael Showalter reunites with Kumail Nanjiani for another romantic drama The Lovebirds (3rd April)
Kenneth Branagh has two movies lined up in 2020: Artemis Fowl, a scifi fantasy adventure (29th May) & Death On The Nile, a crime thriller sequel (2nd Oct)
Hostiles, Crazy Heart & Black Mass director Scott Cooper brings his first supernatural horror Antlers (17th April)
Taika Waititi to hit goal via sports comedy drama Next Goal Wins
David Ayer’s crime thriller starring Shia LaBeouf The Tax Collector
Tron: Legacy & Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski reunites with Tom Cruise in a highly anticipated, adventurous & entertaining follow-up- Top Gun: Maverick.
Wes Anderson ensemble musical set in France, The French Dispatch
After a gap of 6 years, the master of crime tales David Fincher to return with a biographical piece – Mank through Netflix.
Hot of A Hidden Life, Terrence Malick returns with Jesus based drama The Last Planet
Paul Thomas Anderson plans to return with a high school drama set in the 1970s, still untitled
After failure of Downsizing, Alexander Payne to remake Babette’s Feast
British director Joe Wright brings a star-studded psychological thriller drama The Woman In The Window which is also the final movie under Fox banner, since Disney occupied Fox (15th May)
Doug Liman’s scifi starring Tom Holland & Daisy Ridley in Chaos Walking could be a delight
George Clooney is directing & starring in another scifi movie Good Morning, Midnight
On a roll for the last few years, Steven Soderbergh will offer Meryl Streep starrer comedy drama Let Them All Talk
Spike Lee’s much awaited Da 5 Bloods to also release later this year
Olivier Assayas multi-language Wasp Network to release later in 2020
Ron Howard directs memoir Hillbilly Elegy starring Amy Adams
Sofia Coppola reunites with Bill Murray for comedy drama On The Rocks
Dutch director Paul Verheoven to direct biographical drama Benedetta
Under The Skin director Jonathan Glazer returns after seven long years for an untitled project which is destined to see the screen in 2020
Mudbound creatr Dee Rees returns with political thriller drama The Last Thing He Wanted starring Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck
Gavin O’ Connor reunited with Ben Affleck for sports drama The Way Back (6th Mar)
Psychological thriller drama movies director Adrian Lyne (Jacob’s Ladder, Fatal Attraction) to finish Deep Water, another psychological feature, for 2020 release
In animation, Disney’s Pixar is releasing two: Onward & Soul.
Disney’s Mulan with an all-Asian cast could be a gamechanger
Coming to superheroes, MCU kicks of Phase Four with only two movies this year: Black Widow (1st May) & anticipated The Eternals (6th Nov)
For DCEU, it’s gonna be a big year with two female-led movies- an origin story Birds Of Prey and a sequel Wonder Woman 1984
Sony’s SpiderMan universe has Morbius (31 July) & Venom 2 (2nd Oct) slated for release whereas X-Men universe releases New Mutants (3rd April)
One other franchise which has maintained a decent run so far- Kingsman, returns with the prequel The King’s Man (18th Sep)
Hence, a gentle reminder- bookmark your calendar & start saving now!
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Nolan, Spielberg, Villeneuve & Fincher are definitely my favourites to look out for in 2020. What are yours? Sound off in the comments below.