2019 is almost over and with it, will be the multitude of movies that has graced the cinema halls. In 2020 though, there are even more incredible movies which will be highly anticipated. Unfortunately, the likes of Ford v Ferrari or Frozen 2 and Star War: The Rise of Skywalker don’t count as they will be releasing in 2019 itself. However, there are plenty of hotly awaited movies in the pipeline.
5. The King’s Man
After Kingsman: The Secret Service announced the arrival of a fun new spy saga. It’s successor, The Golden Circle fell a little flat, Now, director Matthew Vaughn gets a chance to reinvigorate the series by going back to the early 20th century in this prequel.
A big advantage of visiting the origins of the titular undercover organisation is the chance to roll out a lot of famous actors playing even more famous historical figures: Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson is Lord Kitchener, Rhys Ifans is Rasputin, Gemma Arterton is Mata Hari, and Tom Hollander is King George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Tsar Nicholas II – the three monarchs were cousins and the spit of each other. Expect ridiculous gadgets, over-the-top action and plenty of innuendo.
4. Black Widow
Directed by Cate Shortland, the confirmed cast includes Scarlett Johansson returning as Natasha Romanoff; Stranger Things’ David Harbour as Alexi; Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as an unknown character. The Taskmaster will also be in the Black Widow movie.
Footage was shown off at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, with Romanoff and Pugh’s character, Yelena, tussling in Budapest in a flat-out ferocious fight scene. They use everything at their disposal – including a literal kitchen sink – but it ultimately ends in a chokehold stalemate. The short clip ends with a car chase; Black Widow crashes and is met by Alexi, played by David Harbour, who blocks her rapid-fire gunshots with a shield. A Black Widow movie has been a long time coming in all honesty.
3. Wonder Woman 1984
Wonder Woman was DC’s statement that they were not losing to Marvel without a fight. A sequel was pretty much inevitable and after spending the first movie in the First World War. This movie picks up with Diana in the perils of the Cold War and Rubik’s Cubes and New Romantics, as well as a new villain in the form of Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah.
Star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins are both back in action, as is Chris Pine, despite the fact his Steve Trevor didn’t make it out of the first movie alive – a decision that hasn’t gone down well with everyone. What will be interesting is how he will be incorporated into the movie.
Pixar’s second release of 2020 is the latest from Pete Docter, the constantly innovative director of Up and Inside Out, so we can hope for something very special from Soul. “Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from?” ask Disney in the press release for the movie.
“What is it that makes you… YOU? In 2020, Pixar Animation Studios takes you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions”. If we had to really interpret it, it is largely the spiritual sequel to Inside Out.
1. Death on the Nile
Kenneth Branagh will return as detective Hercule Poirot following the surprise success of 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, which Branagh also directed. No word on who will be cast as the sailing suspects in this latest Agatha Christie adaption.