2019 certainly was a fantastic year for films. We had such highlights as Avengers Endgame, Toy Story 4, Booksmart and Us, and we can’t wait to see what the year 2020 has it store for us.
To get ready for the no-doubt incredible year of films ahead, here’s a look at some of the films we already know are on the horizon for the new year that we just can’t wait for.
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
While Suicide Squad might have had a lukewarm reaction, fans of DC couldn’t get enough of Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the anti-hero Harley Quinn. This ex-supervillain has left the Joker and is teaming up with a new badass crew in this 2020 film. Coming in February, this new crew go up against Ewan McGregor as the Black Mask.
In 2020, Pixar is treating us to not just one film, but two. The first is Onward, a fantasy adventure starring the voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. These two elf brothers set off on a road trip to discover if there is any magic left in the world that will allow them to spend one last day with their deceased father.
Sonic the Hedgehog
This highly anticipated live-action film based on one of the world’s most famous video games characters has had an interesting initial reception. Fans were left furious with the first trailer, finding the animated Sonic to be an incredibly poor, inaccurate caricature of their beloved hedgehog.
Fast forward a few months and the studio re-released the trailer with a re-designed Sonic, to a much warmer reception. Some people called it the biggest marketing stunt of all time, whereas others praised the studio for listening to the fans woes and heading back to the drawing board.
Regardless of what happened, the new Sonic trailer has got video game fans everywhere waiting in anticipation to see their favourite blue hedgehog on the big screen at last.
Marvel has had a string of good years with their Avengers series and their stand-alone superhero films; now it’s Black Widow’s turn. Scarlett Johansson returns in May to portray the international spy and assassin Natasha Romanoff as we learn her origin story to becoming the Black Widow we know and love.
This could be one of the most highly anticipated films for 2020. Disney has come out with a bunch of live-action remakes of their most popular animated films over the last few years, and Mulan looks set to be one that audiences are arguably the most excited for.
It’s one woman’s journey to save her father from serving in the Imperial Army by taking his place – disguised as a man – to battle invaders in China. We can’t wait to see how it will compare to the much-loved original animated version.
Pixar’s second film for 2020 is Soul. It tells the story of a jazz-loving teacher whose soul is separated from his body and is transported to a training centre for newer souls preparing to go into the bodies of new-born babies.
The New Mutants
The X-Men have had so many instalments over the years it can be hard to keep track. But this latest film set for release in April 2020 will introduce us to the new generation. The New Mutants is a superhero horror that tells the tale of young mutants learning about their powers in a secret facility where they must fight to save themselves.
This popular fantasy series has had a long-awaited film, with plans for an adaptation starting all the way back in 2001. Now that film has become a reality, and you can see Artemis Fowl in May 2020. The story centres on a young criminal mastermind who kidnaps a fairy in the hopes to ransom her in exchange for his father.
No Time to Die
Finally, it’s the latest instalment of the ever-popular James Bond series. Daniel Craig returns for the fifth (and most likely final time) as the suave hero, except this time he’s left the service. But that doesn’t prevent him from helping out a friend with their investigation.