For Hollywood, last year was a year of safe bets. The calendar was totally dominated by Disney, which produced 80% of the 10 highest-grossing movies of the year. It also leaned on properties like Marvel, StarWars, Frozen. It also remade some animated classics. But what are the 5 movies to look forward to in 2020?
But, 2020 is a year of comparative risk for the movie industry. Conspicuously lacking those kinds of easy, guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
Here are 5 movies to look forward to in 2020 are:
- Godzilla vs Kong
- Wonder Woman 1984
- A Quiet Place II
- No Time to Die
Godzilla VS Kong
The upcoming collision of the two most icon monsters is almost upon us.
After three separate movies on their own, Godzilla and King Kong are soon going to meet in Godzilla vs King Kong. Following a test screening that, supposedly, went pretty well, someone claims to have been at that test screening. He revealed the running time of the movie.
According to the anonymous source, the Godzilla vs King Kong movie is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. It does sound rather short for a monster movie epic. This does sound a bit odd, and it seems like you aren’t really going to go anywhere close enough monster mash action. But, the source assures that the runtime does not compromise the film’s plot at all – and no crucial developments are left out.
The anonymous source claimed that the move has ample time to tell a gripping story. It also packs in enough substance in this, what seems a short runtime. It is though, possible that things will change between the test screening and the official movie release, so the run time might change too.
Godzilla vs King Kong sends us to a time when monsters walk the Earth, and humanity’s fight for its future. The motive sets tow monster icons to a collision that will see these giants on a collision course in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a dangerous mission into unknown terrain and uncovers clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever. Now, that definitely sounds like something that can be fit into a one hour 45 minute run time.
The release date is supposed to be November 20th.
Despite the fear that coronavirus could impact the movie, Disney’s Mulan is expected to pull off solid opening weekend ticket sales at the domestic box office.
According to early estimates, the remake should make $85 million as soon as it debuts in the U.S theaters. Even though some tracking services predict that the number could easily reach $90 million too. The higher end of that range would definitely be welcome to the Disney studios since it could cover the recent “Aladdin” reboot ($91.5 million).
Mulan took $200 million to make, which means that it’ll have to bank on global appeal to turn to a profit. That might prove problematic in China, where Mulan strongly believed to resonate. But, it has been closed due to threats of coronavirus. So far, the U.S. box office doesn’t seem to be threatened by the novel that’s infected and killed almost thousands.
The director of the movie was Niki Caro, and it starred the Chinese actress Liu Yifeia as the heroine. And just similar to the original animated version, Mulan centers on a warrior who disguises as a man to save her old father from serving in the army. It’s the very first time that Disney would launch a live-action remake to be rated PG-13 considering the violence. The non-PG range might limit the younger audiences from buying tickets, though.
The release date will be March 27th.
Wonder Woman 1984
The director Patty Jenkins stated that “Wonder Woman 1984, the long-awaited sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman, is done…technically”. Wonder Woman 1985 deservedly takes a place in the “5 movies to look forward to in 2020” list.
So, now all we have to do is wait and hope that external factors don’t wind up pushing the blockbuster back. The steady drip of new images and footage got the fans all hyped up for the 80s adventure. Take a look below to see the image from Wonder Woman 1984, showing Diana with the upper hand.
Let this be a lesson: if you send cut-rate goons to fight Wonder Woman, they’re definitely going to have a bad time. In the image above from Wonder Woman 1984, we clearly see Wonder Woman easily handling two attackers. She definitely has the upper hand – and almost seems blasé about the whole affair.
Just based on the image, it’s pretty hard to tell what she’s actually doing that makes the dude on the right scream in agony. It’s not a wristlock of some sort, nor is it a sort of joint manipulation. She isn’t striking them either, but they’re definitely in pain.
The release date is supposed to be in June if the coronavirus doesn’t interfere.
A Quiet Place II
“A Quiet Place II” is not going to be in theaters for another two weeks, but Paramount has unveiled the highly anticipated horror sequel to press the rave reactions.
The original “A Quiet Place” opened to some very strong reviews back in 2018 and cashed in $340 million at the worldwide box office. The very sizable gross made a sequel pretty much impossible. But, the director Krasinski took his time making sure he would only return when it was strong enough to warrant a sequel.
Unlike the first installment, Krasinski has a sole screenwriting credit on “A Quiet Place II”. It seems like whatever Krasinski came up with for the sequel worked. The press is already calling “A Quiet Place II” an unbearable intense and a more-than-worthy sequel to the first one.
Paramount’s official synopsis for the sequel reads: “Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.”
No Time to Die
The release of “No Time to Die” has officially been put back by seven months due to coronavirus continues to spread.
The producers have stated that they’re moving the “No Time to Die” from April to November. This was done “after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace”.
The announcement comes days after the founders of two 007 fan sites called on the film studios to delay its release.
MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, announced today that after careful consideration and thorough evaluation of the global theatrical marketplace, the release of NO TIME TO DIE will be postponed until November 2020. pic.twitter.com/a9h1RP5OKd
— James Bond (@007) March 4, 2020
The world premiere had been scheduled to take place on the 31st of March. It would’ve taken place at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
“Just one person, who may not even show early symptoms, could infect the whole audience” stated the founders of the MI6 Confidential in an open letter on Monday. “This is definitely not a type of publicity anyone wants.”
The plot of “No Time to Die” is about James Bond being recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist. This leads to him finding himself hot on the trail of a mysterious villain, who’s armed with some brand new – and very dangerous – technology.
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