Monday, December 30, 2019

Most anticipated movies in 2020

By s. Monday, December 30, 2019 , , , , , , , , , , ,
Before I start publishing my best and worst of 2019 lists, here's that time of year again to get excited about what's coming in next year. There's so many wonderful movies on the horizon, including several very anticipated sequels. And my top pick already feels like potential best Christmas gift ever. Here we go:

17. Bill & Ted Face the Music / August 21
16. Emma / February 14
15. The Secret Garden / April 15
14. Death on the Nile / October 9
13. The Gentlemen / January 24
12. The Witches / October 9
11. A Quiet Place: Part II / March 20

10. Eternals / November 6
Director:  Chloe Zao
Cast:  Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani
Plot: The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.
Why I'm waiting for it? Richard Madden in a tight costume is enough for me. And I'm assuming it's also enough for most of my female readers. But this being another female-led CBM is also making me wanna watch that, plus the fact they are shooting on actual sets and not with plenty of green screen gives it a chance to be first decent looking MCU movie outside of Guardians of the Galaxy films.

9. Morbius / July 31
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast:  Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson
Plot: Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.
Why I'm waiting for it? This is gonna be a mess. Leto isn't willing to make fun of himself like Hardy did in Venom and that was the thing that not only rescued Venom, but made it so much fun. Tyrese and Leto playing it serious in a premise like this is gonna make it an absolute laugh riot.

8. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It / September 11
Director: Michael Chaves
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson 
Why I'm waiting for it? The main Conjuring movies never failed and even though the director of the biggest shit in 2019 - The Curse of la Llarona - is directing this one I trust somehow things will go well. But I'm not overtly optimistic. 

7. The Many Saints of Newark / September 25
Director:  Alan Taylor
Cast:  Michael Gandolfini, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Mangussen, Ray Liotta, Corey Stoll 
Plot:  A look at the formative years of New Jersey gangster, Tony Soprano.
Why I'm waiting for it? It's the Sopranos prequel starring Vera Farmiga and Jon Bernthal. That's just awesome.

6. Tenet / July 17
Director:  Christopher Nolan
Cast:  Robert Pattinson, John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Aaron Taylor - Johnson 
Why I'm waiting for it? Well, Nolan rarely fails. And hopefully this time his female characters are more than the dead wives. But knowing him, they probably are.

5. Black Widow / May 1
Director: Cate Shortland
Cast: Scarlett Johannson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz
Plot: A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.
Why I'm waiting for it? I like all the actors except for that hag who supports Woody Allen and unfortunately plays the lead in this. So if it fails, so be it. MCU doesn't deserve an automatic million for waiting for TWENTY MOVIES until they gave us movies led by women. But it's Pugh, Weisz and Harbour and for their sake I hope it is actually good.

4. Venom 2 / October 2
Director:  Andy Serkis
Cast:  Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Stephen Graham, Naomie Harris, Michelle Williams
Why I'm waiting for it? The first movie, while a giant mess, was one of the most entertaining and rewatchable movies of 2017 and that's all thanks to Tom Hardy's amazing and very, very fun performance. With better director this time around and Woody Harrelson playing the main villain - hopefully that ridiculous wig returns - things can only get better.

3. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn / February 7

Director: Cathy Yen
Cast:  Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Messina
Plot:  After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.
Why I'm waiting for it?  The marketing for this has been huge fail on WB's part with the movie being released 5 weeks from now and the final trailer STILL not being released. But I hope in spite of that, this will do well. Robbie gave us wonderful Harley in Suicide Squad and while her pairing with Birds of Prey is peculiar, without Robbie's efforts we wouldn't be getting that movie at all. And McGregor looks like he is having a lot of fun playing the villain here.

2. Wonder Woman 1984 / June 5
Director: Patty Jenkins
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig
Why I'm waiting for it? The first movie is one of my all time favorite films. Gal is perfect in the role, they are bringing Pine back and their chemistry was one of the best things about the first one, we are all excited to see Cheetah and Pedro Pascal clearly had an absolute blast playing Maxwell Lord. And that trailer will be very tough to top by any trailer for 2020 movies.

1. Dune / December 18
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Timothée Chalamet, Reebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Javier Bardem
Plot: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.
Why I'm waiting for it? Who's my favorite man in the world? Oscar Isaac. Who is my second favorite man in the world? Jason Momoa. They are going to share scenes here which means I will probably go absolutely insane trying to decide where to look. I'll probably look at Oscar. But I'll definitely have to go again to look at Jason. And I will rewatch it so many times. You guys remember how I went to see Aquaman three times and it crossed a billion in the box office? Denis, your movie is going to make so much money.


  1. Yaaaaaaaas! So many good movies heading our way next year!

    1. And the promo stuff too! Comic Con is gonna be epic if they go there with Dune. A day doesn't go by without me imagining Jason carrying Oscar on the stage in San Diego :D

  2. Dune, Wonder Woman, and Tenet definitely make my list of most anticipated of the coming year as well. Especially excited for Wonder Woman after hearing Patty Jenkins talk about how they filmed the movie in a more old school manner, utilizing a lot of practical effects and wire work, and relying less on CGI and green screens, so that should be pretty exciting to see in the modern era.

    Raya and the Last Dragon and Soul would round out my list, though I'm not surprised to see them left off here, as I don't think animation has ever appeared to be one of your go-to genres, lol. :P

    1. I literally watch one animated movie a year and only if it's a huge deal or one of my favs voices it (which is why I watched the Addams Family last week)

  3. Oscar is above Jason? I'm shocked how is that possible? lol

    We share a few of the same must sees. I didn't realize there was a Sopranos prequel. That's a show I never got into but kind of wanted it too. Hmmmm...

    JGL is finally going to be in a movie again in 2020. It's been 84 years, so I'm psyched for that.

    1. Have you seen him? :D Also he is perfect, height-wise :)

      Oh my God. Just watch it, especially since you liked The Godfather!

      Wow, that's great!

  4. 2020 is going to be amazing. So many of these are on my own anticipated list (in my head lol). Venon 2, WW, Tenet, The Conjuring... I'm excited to see Black Widow, but honestly, my anticipation of it got ticked a notch because of Florence Pugh (and always for Daddy Hopper).

    also yay for Emma!! I felt like I was the only person excited to see that movie.

    1. Anya Taylor Joy is enough for me to see it :)

  5. Dune is going to be the end of me! The two of them and Rebecca Ferguson :)

    I wasn't sure if Venom 2 was this year or next but I'm ready for some more Hardy so thanks for confirming!

    1. Can you Imagine if Denis actually throws Rebecca/Oscar sex scene our way? Cause I can. Vividly :)

  6. I need to read Dune before the film is out. The new Nolan and Bond movie I'm anticipating. Also curious about Top Gun 2, Bill & Ted 3, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Coming to America 2 though I don't expect those sequels to be as good as the originals.

    1. No Way I will find the time to read the novel but having seen Lynch's version I hope for box office sake this one will be accesssible and engaging for the audience

  7. When I saw Dune on your list, I was wondering, "why is Dune on this list?" And then I saw Jason Mamoa's name in the cast and I was like "Oh, now I know why it's number 1!" Awesome list by the way! I'm really excited for Wonder Woman and Birds of Prey too!

    1. My Dune hype is mostly about Oscar tho :)

  8. Tenet's my #1 most anticipated 2020 film, though Dune comes pretty close! The cast is just perfect. Also couldn't agree more on the lack of publicity for Birds of Prey. Hope it does well anyway.

    1. I hear we may be getting the trailer this week!

  9. I’m also looking forward to Eternals for the same reasons as you. Especially Madden in the tight costume

    I can’t wait for Tenet because of Nolan and Pattinson. Is it bad that I haven’t seen the trailer yet?

    Hopefully Venom 2 turns as fun as the first one.

    Great list!

    1. That Tenet trailer really gave us nothing at all so it's not bad 😂

  10. Awesome list! Every movie directed by a woman is pretty much in my top 10, especially Wonder Woman and Mulan.

    1. Mulan doesn't really interest me that much, but I hope WW gets to the billion or even crosses it significantly!

  11. Okay, this list is equal parts dope and informative.

    First, the dopeness. Bill and Ted 3, QP 2 (shocker you put that!!!), and The Gentlemen are three I am quietly excited about. But, let's be honest, all I really need to do in my life is survive long enough to see WW2. I made slight mention that GG may have lost her place as the most lovely woman on the planet...but that's only until I see this movie. Goodness, the trailer alone nearly crippled me.

    Now, the informative. I knew about Morbius, but I had no idea TYRESE is in it. Holy shit, it's going to be hysterical. Those two clowns being serious in this is going to be the highlight of whatever month it's released in. Can't wait. Oh, and Dune comes out in 2020? Wild. And Poe and Aquaman are in it?

    I had no idea.

    1. I mean I like Blunt and the cinematography in the first one was nice. It was well made, just very very stupid :P

      Ah, Rebecca dethroning Gal. What if Dune has a sex scene with her and Oscar. Both of our pants will fly off.

  12. I mean.. yes to all of this! But this especially: "Richard Madden in a tight costume is enough for me." :D

    Also, I'm waiting for Tenet the most and you all know the reason already so like.. here I am... waiting for it.... probably going to be disappointed and not see myself in any of the scenes but I still have tiny pieces of hope left. :D

    1. Keep hoping! In any case just the experience of having been there is something to treasure!

  13. Yup, totally in for Dune, Wonder Woman, Tenet (although it looks really weird), Venom 2 and Eternals. Also, The Gentlemen, that cast is amazing!

    1. It's Ritchie tho so my hopes arent high for this

  14. feel like we've been waiting for DUNE forever, it's almost here! also surprised oscar is above jason? is that set in stone or are you flexible haha

    1. Gurl it's still 11 months away! Nah, he is my tiny King and my fav :)

  15. So much YES for 2020. I forgot all about the secret garden, and I'm totally here for that. I was in love with the 90s version, and I'm praying this remake will do it justice.

    Also, glad to see Angelina in a movie that isn't Maleficent!