For cinema junkies, 2020 is acclaimed to be an exciting year, bringing superheroes, sequels, and sing-a-longs in an array of genres. Those that frequent the theater can’t wait to plop their bottoms back into the seat with a big bucket of popcorn, gazing at the big screen. There is a wide community of movie-goers in Edison that have declared their most anticipated movies of the year.
This year is expected to be action packed and stunning, especially for superhero fanatics. Marvel is set to release five films ranging across its several franchises. Among these are X-Men’s The New Mutants (April 3, 2020), Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Widow (April 24, 2020) and The Eternals (November 6, 2020), and Spiderverse’s Morbius (July 31, 2020), and Venom 2 (October 2, 2020). DC is set to release Birds of Prey (February 6, 2020) and Wonder Woman 1984 (June 4, 2020). Rayshawn Archer, an avid lover of all things superhero related, declares that he’s “most excited to see Wonder Woman 1984, as the first movie was able to embolden a female superhero while keeping it fresh and exhilarating”.
For the more classic movie watchers, the renowned spy James Bond is making a comeback with the 25th film in the franchise, No Time to Die (April 10, 2020). The film has gained a lot of momentum due to the fact that Billie Eilish is set to write and produce her own version of the theme song.
Zubaida Kadir professes “we need to continue producing action packed crime and mystery films. The pace is encouraging and inspiring to evolving creative minds.” The high speed crime fighting series Fast and the Furious (May 22, 2020) will also be returning to the big screen for its ninth installation.
From the man that brought us masterpieces such as Interstellar and Inception, Nolan has introduced a new mind bending thriller, Tenet (July 17, 2020). The upcoming director John Krasinski and Office star is also continuing his science fiction horror with A Quiet Place 2 (March 20, 2020).
Broadway is also making its debut on the big screen with In the Heights (July 26, 2020) and West Side Story (December 18, 2020). Film adaptations of these musicals have become increasingly popular and put less of a dent in your pockets.
Rayshawn Archer, who wants to become a director feels that the upcoming adaptations “are incredible in regards to cinema and provide a much more convenient way to experience the passion that is alive within Broadway.”
Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers, and Paramount Pictures are all competing for the attention of young children. Several animated movies catered to the youth are set to be released later this year, including Onward, Trolls World Tour, Scoob!, Minions: The Rise of Gru, and The Spongebob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge.
It’s safe to say that with such an array of genres, 2020 has something in store for everyone at the theatres. The genres this year range from superheroes to science fiction to Broadway musicals to animated fantasies. As the year unravels so will the new slew of movies hidden up directors’ sleeves.