In this era of major movies studio earmarking their spots on the release schedule years ahead of time, it isn’t too early to start making box office predictions for 2020. Among the already dozens of promising projects slated for release, here are some of the hollywood movies.
1. Black Panther
Before we finally get to Avengers: Infinity War. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to make a quick stop in Wakanda, home of everybody’s favorite super powered feline: the Black Panther. In the his first standalone film,
T’Challahas returned home after his dad’s tragic death in Captain America: Civil War. Now he’s set to rule his technological wonderland. Unfortunately, according to the official plot description, the new king will find himself facing “a powerful old enemy.”
2. Tomb Raider
Alicia Vikander is taking the place of Angelina Jolie, starring as one of the greatest video game characters of all time: Lara Croft. In the reboot, Croft is a bike courier inspired by video messages from her late father to journey into the jungle and find the mysterious”Mother of Death,” a tomb that might end the world if opened.
Unfortunately for Croft, she’s not the only one interested in the tomb. With an Oscar winning actress as the lead,we’re pretty psyched to see the new Lara Croft.
3. Pacific Rim: Uprising
The Pan Pacific Defense Corps is gearing up for a rematch in Pacific Rim: Uprising. Sadly, Guillermo del Toro will only be producing this time, but the science fiction spectacle is in incredibly capable hands.
The sequel will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight—the guy in charge of Spartacus and Daredevil—and the film will star John Boyega from the new Star Wars trilogy.
4. Ready Player One
Based on the bestselling novel by Ernest Cline,Ready Player One looks like the ultimate pop culture mash-up. The plot features elements from games like Overwatch and Street Fighter. As well as every ’80s movie imaginable, including Tron, Akira,and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
And, of course, it’s directed by the king of 1980s cinema himself: Steven Spielberg. In addition to all the orcs and De Loreans. The plot will focus on a young kid named Wade Watts who escapes his impoverished life by retreating into the OASIS, the ultimate virtual reality world.
5. New Mutants
Now that the X-Men movies have exhausted pretty much every timeline. They can leap into and out of with Logan’s dismal glimpse of the future, it’s time for the New Mutants to start running the school.
New Mutants will introduce a bevy of new talented teens who, as in the comic spin off series of the same name, are trained by Charles Xavier to emerge as a new class of heroes. It remains to be seen which of the comics’most fascinating kids will make it into the new generation of the X-Men film series.
6. Super Troopers 2
When Super Troopers came out in 2001, the cop comedy failed to impress critics. But over the years, it’s morphed into a genuine cult classic. Seventeen years and one successful Indie go go campaign later. It looks like the members of Broken Lizard finally brought their prankster patrolmen back to the big screen.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the plot will focus on the original five troopers. As they’re “called in to set up a new Highway Patrol Station in an area at the center of a border dispute between the U.S. and Canada.”
7. Avengers: Infinity War
In 2008, Tony Stark launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he built a robot suit, beat up a bunch of terrorists, and boldly declared,”I am Iron Man.” Since then, moviegoers have been introduced to a whole host of superheroes. As well as a collection of mysterious stones that keep popping up across the universe.
And now, 18 movies later, all our heroes are going to converge in one epic battle against the biggest bad guy in the galaxy. A space titan with the world’s deadliest fashion accessory. Avengers: Infinity War is the ultimate cinematic crossover.
8. Solo: A Star Wars Story
Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story promises fans the origin story of everyone’s favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder. Plot details are a little scarce, but we do know Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han Solo, Donald Glover will appear as Lando, Woody Harrelson will star as Han’s mentor Beckett. And we’ll get to see Han meet up with Chewbacca and become a snarky space cowboy. Rest assured, this space opera will make a truck load of cash and rile up the fan base, for better or for worse.
9. Deadpool 2
When Deadpool hit theaters in 2016. It grossed around $783 million dollars and became the highest-grossing R-rated movie in cinematic history. The sequel has a lot to live up to. But Deadpool 2 looks like a lot of foul-mouthed fun, with a dynamite cast.
There’s also some impressive talent behind the camera. After original director Tim Miller left the project over creative differences with Ryan Reynolds. He was replaced by David Leitch,best known for co-directing John Wick.
10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
When Jurassic World roared into theaters in 2016. It quickly became the fourth highest-grossing film of all time, raking in approximately$1.6 billion dollars. With that kind of success, we all knew it was only a matter of time before we went back to that dino-infested island. And now, with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,not only will we get to see raptors run amok. But we’ll also watch an abandoned theme park get blown to smithereens.
11. The Purge: The Island
The Purge franchise has been picking off victims and making political points since 2013. But have you ever wondered how this night of blood shed started? We’ll finally get an answer to that question with The Purge: The Island. The fourth film in the series and the very first prequel. Written by franchise mastermind James DeMonaco, the newest film will take place before the Ethan Hawke original.
12. Ant-Man and the Wasp
Audiences were in for a marvelous time when Ant-Man and the Wasp arrived. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will be suiting up as the namesake heroes. And they’ll be joined by an impressive cast of familiar faces and newcomers alike.
But most interestingly, Michelle Pfeiffer is switching sides, abandoning DC and Catwoman to play Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp. In the first Ant-Man, we learned that Janet was lost inside the quantum realm. But now it looks like Ant-Man and the Wasp will somehow rescue her from her decades-long adventure.
13. The Nun
The Conjuring series is quickly making its case that horror movies franchises can be extended universes too. Following in the success of Annabelle, the franchise’s first spin-off. Producers have tapped actress Bonnie Aarons to reprise herrole as the Demon Nun from The Conjuring 2 in her own spin off, titled simply The Nun.
14. Alita : Battle Angel
Ever since the ’90s, James Cameron has wanted to adapt Gunnm, a popular Japanese manga. But now that he’s preoccupied with the Avatar sequels, Cameron has drafted Robert Rodriguez to work on the project. As a result, we’ve got Alita: Battle Angel. A sci-fi adventure starring Rosa Salazar as a cyborg with amazing martial arts prowess and controversially large eyes.
15. Mission: Impossible 6
Christopher McQuarrie returns to helm a sixth installment to the covert op action-adventure series. While details are scant as to what the actual story line will be, we know the film will delve deeper into Ethan Hunt’s backstory. Cruise trained for a year to prepare for some truly insane action sequences as Hunt. And we can’t wait to see how the movies star puts his life on the line this time.
16. The Predator
Kicking off a new round of interplanetary big game hunting. The Predator finds writer-director Shane Black—who made a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance in the 1987 original—making a long-overdue return to the franchise.
The latest addition to the series works as kind of a sequel and follows a group of PTSD-stricken soldiers who band together to kill the spine-crackling alien hunters. Expect our ragtag heroes to face off against everyone’s favorite skull collector.
17. The Equalizer 2
Denzel Washington returns for The Equalizer 2. The actor is making history here, starring in his very first sequel. There aren’t a lot of plot details out there. But come on, we’re going to see Denzel Washington destroy a bunch of bad guys in incredibly creative ways. What more do you need to know?
Sony’s plans for a Spider-Man cinematic universe seemed to hit the skids when the studio abandoned its Andrew Garfield-led Amazing Spider-Man franchise in favor of another reboot. Teaming up with Marvel for joint custody of the character’s film rights and putting Tom Holland in the web-slinger’s duds.
While the Sinister Six movies might still be dead. Venom is officially back on the schedule. The alien symbiote anti-hero is now slated to sling with Tom Hardy in the title role.
Once again starring Jamie Lee Curtis, the latest entry in the Halloween franchise will ignore every film except for the original. Cult comedy mainstays David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are behind the sequel, which is supposedly going to be the last Halloween movies ever. But just like Michael Myers, we suspect the series will eventually come back to life.
20. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is on deck for its second installment. Following Newt Scamander and his pals on another adventure in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
The sequel will feature a young Albus Dumbledore,played by Jude Law, who instructs our hero to chase down and apprehend Gellert Grindelwald. A villainous wizard guilty of magical crimes played by Johnny Depp. The movies promises to begin the battle for the ages between the esteemed professor and his former bestie-gone-rogue.
21. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Ever since Miles Morales first appeared back in 2011. Marvel fans have desperately wanted to see him get his own Spider-Man movies. On December 14th Sony plans on releasing Spider-Man:Into the Spider-Verse. An animated adventure following the young web – slinger as he fights crime.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller of The Lego Movie are credited as executive producers, and Lord penned the screenplay. So expect to see his unique brand of humor swinging across the screen.
The introduction of Arthur “Aquaman” Curry in Batman versus Superman: Dawn of Justice was bit a taste of what was to come from Jason Momoa as the trident-wielding hero in Justice League. With 2018’s Aquaman, he’ll embrace his destiny as the heir to the kingdom of Atlantis.
Director James Wan helms the watery actioner that will follow Curry’s life from boyhood to kinghood, and Dolph Lundgren will show up as a powerful Atlantean king. That means, we’re getting a film with both Ivan Drago and Khal Drogo. Which might be way too much muscle for one movies to handle.