Movies in 2020

The Gentlemen

Guy Ritchie is back on familiar ground as writer and director of this British gangster flick. With Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant starring, it has a heavy-hitting cast. Grant in particular plays against type as a scheming gangster type with a genuinely hilarious (in a good way) accent. Judging by the trailer, he's clearly enjoying himself.

The Gentlemen release date: January 1


Dolittle is a passion project for Robert Downey Jr. who is no doubt enjoying life after his many years playing Iron Man. Lord knows the classic story of the veterinarian with outlandish talents deserves a proper adaptation after the Eddie Murphy lead efforts. Naturally, there's an all-star voice cast including Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Serena Gomez, and Marion Cotillard to name just a few, while Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen feature in supporting roles.

Dolittle release date: January 17

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

So far, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has failed to make anywhere near as much of a splash when compared to Marvel's offering. Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman have failed to live up to their potential. It's hoped that Bird of Prey can deliver where these have failed. Following-on from Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) has left the Joker. Now she joins forces with other vigilante's – Black Canary, Huntress, and Renee Montoya – to protect a young girl in peril.

Birds of Prey release date: February 7

The King's Man

The King's Man will be the first British spy-thriller released in 2020, but almost certainly it won't be the biggest (see further down this list for that). Co-written and produced by Mathew Vaughn, the movie acts as a prequel to the Kingsman film series, which stemmed from the comic book title of the same name. This time around, it's set around the First World War and sees the formation of the spy agency.

The King's Man release date: February 14


We've already penciled in Disney's live-action Mulan as a smash hit, not least given it's bound to make bank in China thanks to its huge list of Chinese acting talent. The trailer looks stunning and the classic story should translate brilliantly to the big screen.

Mulan release date: March 27

No Time to Die

James Bond is back. Well, nearly. The 25th installment of the 007 series is set to be released on April 3, meaning there isn't that long to wait. Daniel Craig returns for his fifth appearance as the British spy. At this stage, there isn't too much information about the title's plot but we do know it's faced plenty of difficulties in the early stages of production. Work started on the title in 2016 and its since seen a number of writers and directors pull their involvement, including Danny Boyle and John Hodge.

No Time to Die release date: April 3

The New Mutants

This perennially delayed slice of the X-Men universe finally arrives in 2020 with Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Antonio Banderas the most recognizable names in a cast full of fresh faces. It's pitched a horror film as five young mutants fight to escape a secret facility, though the fact the first trailer came out in 2018 leaves us a little concerned. The world needs a good X-Men film, though, so here's to hope.

The New Mutants release date: April 8, 2020

Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson first appeared as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in 2010's Iron Man 2. It's pretty unfathomable that it's taken a decade for the character to get her own standalone film. The title is expected to be set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, which was released in 2016, but before Thanos' downfall in Avengers: Endgame. It's said Romanoff finds herself alone after the Civil War and is forced to confront her troubled past.

Black Widow release date: May 1, 2020

Top Gun: Maverick

At the end of the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise's character is told his kind is "headed for extinction" and he replies "but not today", which seems an apt description for this long-awaited sequel. Tom himself is something of an anachronism – an action star from the old school – but something just feels right about the return of Top Gun. Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, and Jon Hamm also star.

Top Gun: Marverick release date: July 17, 2020


Christopher Nolan returns in 2020 with Tenet, which is described as an "action epic revolving around international espionage, time travel, and evolution". So, Interstellar with spies? Who knows at this stage, but we know Robert Pattinson leads a cast featuring Elizabeth Debicki, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Kenneth Branagh. Michael Caine's here, too, naturally.

Tenet release date: July 17, 2020

The Eternals

No release schedule is complete without a big Marvel movie and The Eternals fits the role nicely. It'll be the 25th film in the MCU and introduces a whole new gang of punchy, fighting people in the Eternals, a band of immortal aliens who protect us puny humans from their evil opposites, the Deviants. Big names attached include Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, and Kit Harrington, and it's directed by up and comer Chloé Zhao, who has two critically acclaimed indie flicks to her name.

Fresh from Blade Runner 2049, acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve is tackling another sci-fi classic with a fresh adaptation of Dune based on Frank Herbert's epic novel of the same name. Timothée Chalamet stars as the lead character Paul Atreides, the young nobleman who must travel to the planet Dune, home to the most valuable commodity known to man, to lead the fight against his family's enemies. It will be quite an achievement if Villeneuve pulls this one-off.

Dune release date: December 2020

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