As we’ve entered 2020 it means a new year of films and a chance for studios to make a splash at the box office following the 2019 dominates of Disney.
It should be a fantastic 12 months with plenty of blockbusters as Bond is back, Wonder Woman is in the 80s and Christopher Nolan is going to play with our minds.
With that in mind, The Bear Cave has formed a list of the 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2020.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back as Bad Boys For Life (January 17) and then you’ve got Vin Diesel starring in the lead for what Sony Pictures and Valliant Comics hope is the beginning of a new comic book franchise with Bloodshot (February 28).
Staying with Sony they’re releasing a reboot of Fantasy Island (February 14) with Michael Pena as this time Blumhouse has come on board to add a horror spin.
Disney has joined forces with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt to bring another of their famous rides to life in the form of Jungle Cruise (July 24) as they hope to have a summer blockbuster on their hands.
Universal will be releasing the newest Edger Wright film taking on a new genre in a thriller/horror setting of Last Night In Soho (September 18) that stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie and Matt Smith.
Finally, at Warner Bros, Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are back as Bill and Ted but now they’re all grown up and have children, Samara Weaving as Bill’s daughter Thea and Brigette Lundy-Paine as Ted’s daughter Billie in Bill and Ted Face The Music (August 21).
Now that’s out of the way, let’s fully focus on these most anticipated films of 2020.
20. 1917 – eOne – January 10
This war film, that comes out next week, is set to take pride and place during the awards as we follow two young British soldiers during the First World War to deliver a message deep into enemy territory that’ll stop 1,600 men walking to their death.
The film is a return for Skyfall director Sam Mendes who’s filming the movie as one continuous shot.
19. Godzilla vs Kong – Warner Bros – November 20
It is Godzilla vs Kong! How can anyone not be excited about seeing these two iconic go toe-to-toe on the biggest screen possible?
When that first trailer drops I know I’m going to be in awe. I just hope they bring back Bear McCreary because his Godzilla: King of the Monsters score is incredible.
18. Misbehaviour – Fox/Disney – March 13
This film got my interest for the talent involved as it has some of the best British actresses working today like Keira Knightley, Jessie Buckley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keeley Hawks and Lesley Manville and I’m interested in seeing what Suki Waterhouse does.
It has that classic British drama/comedy feel as the film follows a group of women hatching a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.
17. Eternals – Disney – November 6
I know being this low for an MCU film and I know you should never beat against Kevin Feige. Honestly, does this film have interest besides comic book fans?
Yes, it has Angelina Jolie and the cast is shredded but until I see something, probably at San Diego Comic-Con, but even then I can’t see it move the needle too much.
16. Army Of The Dead – Netflix – ???
How could I not be excited about this film? It’s the returning movie of filmmaker Zack Snyder in a genre he loves.
I hope that it’s less horror/scary and more action-based. While also be on the same wavelength as Happy Death Day 2U and Ready or Not.
Additionally, the plot sounds awesome as it about mercenaries pulling off a heist in a zombie affected Las Vegas.
15. Black Widow – Disney – May 1
If I’m being honest, I have little interest in Black Widow. The trailer didn’t get me any more excited and shouldn’t really be on this list.
The only reason it is is because of Florence Pugh and I like the spy genre following knowing this is Marvel’s vision of a spy movie.
14. The Rhythm Section – Paramount – January 31
Before seeing anything from this film, I’ve been excited. It’s produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson aka the James Bond producers, led by Blake Lively and directed by the talented filmmaker Reed Morano (seriously check out I Think We’re Alone Now).
The story is a simple as it’s about a woman seeking revenge on those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.
I’m seriously hoping this becomes a franchise, or at least a trilogy, of the likes of Bond but it needs that first wave of positive critic reaction on Twitter to have any chance of being a success.
13. The Invisible Man – Universal – February 28
This is the third attempt Universal is launching remakes of their classic monster films and by the looks of things might be onto a winner with the invisible man.
The smart thing was to bring in Blumhouse and while this film will likely terrify me. The trailer gripped me in.
12. SCOOB! – Warner Bros – May 15
I’ve loved Scooby-Doo since I can remember and still watch them today. Thanks to the trailer think this could be something decent.
What excites me most is that this seems to start an animated cinematic universe of Hanna-Barbara but I will need a second trailer to give me a full flavour of what to expect.
11. Venom 2 – Sony Pictures – ???
Even though it didn’t have a release date yet but slated to come out in 2020 and I couldn’t be more excited.
I had a complete ball with the first film and prefer it to anything Marvel Studios have done with Spider-Man.
What gets me more excited is Andy Serkis has come onboard to helm the project and I think with the success of Deadpool and Joker will move Sony to make it an R-rated film by mixing the goofy fun of the first one while injecting some scares and violence.
10. Parasite – StudioCanal – February 7
I had to start my top 10 with easily one of the best films of 2020.
I can’t review it but I did see Parasite in the back end of 2019 and his film is honestly a masterpiece that everyone needs to see. Forget about the subtitles, it’s not an issue and the film is easy to follow.
Bong Joon Ho makes a commentary about the rich embedding Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and messing with your head.
9. Birds of Prey: And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn – Warner Bros – February 7
While I was excited to see Margot Robbie back as Harley Quinn and the cast that was formed for this picture, I wasn’t too sure about the film itself.
That changed with the costume test/ shooting has begun announcement and you got a feel for the movie and the trailer got me more excited.
I love that it’s a ball-busting action girl flick and the fact will be having action scenes from the folks from John Wick means only fantastic things.
8. Free Guy – Fox/Disney – July 1
I had no idea what this film was about until the trailer came out and now it could be one of the video game based films since Scott Pilgrim.
The selling point is the comedy with Ryan Reynolds people himself and Taika Waititi as the villain is going to be a joy to watch.
7. Mulan – Disney – March 27
Mulan is in my top three favourite Disney movies and while I’m a little bummed we won’t have classic songs from the animated film or Mushu.
Niki Caro is taking the film 100% seriously and making it an epic warrior/war movie instead. Just from the trailer some of the shots are breathtaking and in Yifei Liu hoping we have a truly wonderful Mulan.
6. Promising Young Woman – Universal – April 17
If it wasn’t for seeing the trailer a couple of weeks ago, I wouldn’t have known about this film.
The film is directed by Emerald Fennell, who worked on Killing Eve, and this movie seem to have some of that shows flavour.
I love the premise of the film with an important message about a woman taking on vengeance on “nice guys” or every arsehole with a talent like Carey Mulligan leading this film could make an impact.
It has the potential to be a cult classic and hope they use this verison of Toxic in the film.
5. Dune – Warner Bros – December 18
It’s a smart move taping into that Star Wars opening similar to Aquaman two years ago and making a billion dollars.
I can’t wait to see the first trailer to see what the incredible Denis Villeneuve at the helm, a fantastic assembled cast including Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Dave Bautista, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa to name a few and Hans Zimmer creating the score.
4. Our Ladies – Sony Pictures – March 6
I’m lucky enough to have seen this film at the London Film Festival and I utterly loved it, read my review here!
If you’re looking for a film that makes a triple bill with Blockers and Booksmart then Our Ladies is that. It has a flavour of Derry Girls while being its own thing.
It’s funny, sexy, emotional and the five leading ladies are wonderful.
This film could have the same cross the pond love that Sing Street did back in 2016.
3. Tenet – Warner Bros – July 17
Any other year a Christopher Nolan movie would have the top spot. However, it just misses out.
I have no doubt this film will be a masterpiece as the trailer alone could be a short film.
I’m looking forward to Nolan using time to utterly mess with our heads as we follow John David Washington into understanding this world and Robert Pattinson looking like a young Nolan.
2. No Time To Die – Universal – April 3
After all the issues, they were put to bed once we got our first look at Daniel Craig’s final performance as James Bond in what was easily the best trailer of 2019.
It’s clear Craig wants to go out on a bang and by god, it looks like they’re succeeding.
I’m also excited to see what we’ll get with Ana de Armas’ CIA agent Paloma and Nomi played by Lashana Lynch as the newest 007.
I love the idea of an older Bond having to come out of retirement for one final mission it does have a tiny feel of Logan about it.
- Wonder Woman 1984 – Warner Bros – June 5
Like there was any other choice. Wonder Woman 1984 was always going to be The Bear Cave’s number one most anticipated film of 2020.
From all the images to finally seeing the trailer, this film looks awesome, feels like Gal Gadot is going to kick so much arse and Patty Jenkins able to follow up on the wonderful original film.
I can’t wait to go back to Themyscira with little Diana in what looks like some warrior challenge, how Steve Trevor has turned from the dead to travel into the future and we’re going to get another superb Hans Zimmer score.
All eyes and excitement will be on the second trailer to get more an idea of the story and what Pedro Pascal’s villainous Max(well) Lord has in store and maybe we get a tease or full look at Kristen Wiig as Cheetah.