So Avengers Endgame gave us that end we never expected, stark died and Cap returned to the past(to relish old school love) and while we hope they end up being awarded, did anybody notice how cute the child star of Mowgli was? Spicing up our sneak peak and holding our breath for James Cameron’s Avatar(that’s 2,3,4 and 5 all in one package) here is our peak of forthcoming movies (in 2020…sorry but you just have to be patient)
DIRECTOR: Cate Shortland
WRITERS: Ned Benson, Don Heck
TOP BILL STARS: David Harbour, Florence Pugh, Scarlett Johansson
PLOT At birth the Black Widow (aka Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative. The standalone film will find Romanoff living in the United States 15 years after the fall of the Soviet Union.
GENRES: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi COUNTRY: USA
RELEASE DATE: 1 May 2020 (USA)
FILMING LOCATIONS: Sæbø, Ørsta, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: This will be Scarlett Johansson’s ninth time playing Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, if you count her cameo in Captain Marvel (2019)
2. MULAN DIRECTOR: Niki Caro
WRITERS: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
TOP BILL STARS: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee Jet Li
PLOT A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney’s ‘Mulan.’
GENRES: Action | Adventure | Drama | Family
RELEASE DATE: 27 March 2020 (USA)
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Walt Disney Pictures
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: A team of casting directors visited five continents and saw nearly 1,000 candidates of Chinese origin for the role of Mulan. Their requirements were credible martial arts skills, the ability to speak English, and star quality.
3. FAST AND FURIOUS 9
DIRECTOR: Justin Lin
WRITERS: Daniel Casey, Chris Morgan
TOP BILL STAR: Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, Vin Diesel, JOHN CENA
PLOT: The ninth installment of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise
GENRES: Action | Adventure | Crime | Thriller
RELEASE DATE: 22 May 2020 (USA)
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Original Film, Universal Pictures
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: John Cena will be third WWE wrestler to appear in a Fast and Furious movie after Dwayne Johnson in Fast Five (2011), Fast & Furious 6 (2013), Furious 7 (2015), The Fate of the Furious (2017) and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) and Johnson’s cousin Joe Anoa’i also in Hobbs and Shaw with his cousin.
4. WONDER WOMAN 1984
DIRECTOR: Patty Jenkins
WRITERS: Geoff Johns, Patty Jenkins TOP BILL STARS: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Conni
PLOT: A sequel to the 2017 super hero film ‘Wonder Woman’.
GENRES: Action | Adventure | Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: 5 June 2020 (USA)
FILMING LOCATIONS: Landmark Mall, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Warner
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: The film has had four release date shifts, the first being December 20th, 2019 to November 8th, 2019 in order to avoid competing against Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019). Once it was announced that the 25th James Bond film was to leave it’s originally scheduled November 1st spot, Warner Bros. moved the film’s release up a week, in order to take an extra week advantage. The fourth schedule change, pushed the film back by 7 months to June 5th, 2020 as Warner Bros. realized the success of the first film’s June 2nd, 2017 release.
5. BOND 25
DIRECTOR: Cary Joji Fukunaga
WRITERS: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
TOP BILL STARS: Ana de Armas, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch
PLOT: Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Written by Universal Pictures
GENRES: Action | Adventure | Thriller
COUNTRIES: USA | UK
RELEASE DATE: 8 April 2020 (USA)
FILMING LOCATIONS: Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Universal Pictures, Eon Productions
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: This film will be Daniel Craig’s fifth and likely final appearance as James Bond. Scheduled to be released in 2020, the movie will also be Craig’s fourteenth year in tenure as James Bond since his first in Casino Royale (2006). This will, by tenure, make Craig the longest running actor playing James Bond in the official series since the late Roger Moore’s era between the early 1970s to the mid 1980s, which ran for twelve years, between Live and Let Die (1973) and A View to a Kill (1985). By film count Craig will come third, after Sean Connery with six and Roger Moore with seven (though Connery also has seven if unofficial film Never Say Never Again (1983) is counted).
6. GODZILLA VS KONG
DIRECTOR: Adam Wingard
WRITERS: Michael Dougherty, Terry Rossio
TOP BILL STARS: Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza González
PLOT As the gigantic Kong meets the unstoppable Godzilla, the world watches to see which one of them will become King of the Monsters.
GENRES: Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
RELEASE DATE: 13 March 2020 (USA)
FILMING LOCATION: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Legendary Entertainment
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: This will be the first film in 58 years to feature both King Kong and Godzilla.
7. BAD BOYS 4 LIFE
DIRECTORS: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
WRITERS: Chris Bremner, Joe Carnahan
TOP BILL STARS: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig, Vanessa Hudgens
PLOT: Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.
GENRES: Action | Comedy | Crime | Thriller
RELEASE DATE: 17 January 2020(USA)
FILMING LOCATION: Miami, Florida, USA
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 2.0 Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: Martin Lawrence first announced the film in 2013, in an interview with Conan O’Brien.
8. COMING TO AMERICA
DIRECTOR: Craig Brewer
WRITERS: Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein
TOP BILL STARS: James Earl Jones, Eddie Murphy, Shari Headley
PLOT: Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to the America to meet the unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda. A sequel to the 1988 comedy ‘Coming to America’.
RELEASE DATE: 18 December 2020 (USA)
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Paramount Pictures
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: Jonathan Levine was originally attached to direct the film.
9. THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD
DIRECTOR: Patrick Hughes (rumored)
WRITER: Tom O’Connor
TOP BILL STARS: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Grillo
PLOT: Sequel to the 2017 action/comedy.
GENRES: Action | Comedy | Thriller
COUNTRIES: USA | UK
RELEASE DATE: 2020 (USA)
FILMING LOCATIONS: Rovinj, Istria, Croatia
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Millennium Films, Campbell Grobman
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: Marks the first time Morgan Freeman and Samuel L. Jackson have been in a movie together.
10. VENOM 2
WRITER: Kelly Marcel
TOP BILL CAST: Tom Hardy
PLOT: At the end of the film, after Eddie Brock’s defeat against the carnage, the venom fled and entered the dog’s body. The dog traveled around New York City and saw a figure who was so strong who had unique abilities, he was none other than Spiderman aka Peter Parker. Then the dog trailed Peter to his house. Arriving home, Peter rested because of exhaustion. When aunt May wanted to leave the house, she met the dog and adopted it because of pity.
GENRES: Action | Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
RELAESE DATE: 2 October 2020 (USA)
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Marvel Entertainment, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment
11. THE KISSING BOOTH 2
DIRECTOR: Vince Marcello WRITERS: Jay S Arnold, Vince Marcello
TOP BILL STARS: Joey King, Jacob Elordi, Maisie Richardson-Sellers
PLOT: Following the love adventures of Elle, Noah, and Lee.
GENRES: Comedy | Romance
COUNTRY: UK | USA
RELEASE DATE: 2020 (USA)
FILMING LOCATION: Capetown, South Africa Company Credits Production Co: Komixx Entertainment
12. THE CROODS 2
DIRECTOR: Joel Crawford
WRITERS: Kirk DeMicco, Dan Hageman
TOP BILL STARS: Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds
PLOT The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family the Bettermans, who claim to be better and more evolved.
GENRES: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: 23 December 2020 (USA)
PRODUCTION COMAPNY: DreamWorks Animation
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: DreamWorks Animation’s first film to be released in December since The Prince of Egypt (1998)
13. MINIONS: THE RISE Of GRU
DIRECTOR: Kyle Balda, Brad Ableson
WRITER: Cinco Paul
TOP BILL STARS: Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin
PLOT: The continuation of the adventures of the Minions, always in search of a tyrannical leader.
GENRES: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family
LANGUAGE: English | Vietnamese
RELEASE DATE: 3 July 2020 (USA)
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Illumination Entertainment, Universal Pictures
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: Gru will most likely be a teenager in this movie, but still being voiced by Steve Carell.
14. SPIDERMAN 4
DIRECTOR: Cheyanne Beatty, Joanne Hier
WRITERS: Steve Ditko, Bryn Clayton Jones
TOP BILL STARS: Brittany Anne Brown, Bryn Clayton Jones, Tommy Lee Driver
PLOT: Spider-Man returns to face his greatest challenge yet as he faces off against The Vulture.
GENRES: Action | Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
RELEASE DATE: 2020 (USA)
FILMNING LOCATIONS : Seattle, Washington, USA
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: High Mountain Studios
15. G.I JOE: EVER VIGILANT
DIRECTOR: D.J. Caruso (rumored)
WRITERS: Josh Appelbaum, Aaron Berg
PLOT: The GI Joe force is reinstated for a confrontation when the Cobra terrorists acquire a deadly new weapon.
GENRES: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
RELEASE DATE: 16 October 2020 (USA)
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Hasbro, Paramount Pictures
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: The film was scheduled to be released on March 27, 2020 before being replaced by its spin off film Snake Eyes (2020)
16. CHICKEN RUN 2
DIRECTOR: Sam Fell
WRITERS: Karey Kirkpatrick, Peter Lord
TOP BILL STARS: Jane Horrocks, Gregory Salata PLOT Sequel to the 2000 hit film.
GENRES: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family
COUNTRIES: UK | USA | France
RELEASE DATE: 12 June 2020 (USA)
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: StudioCanal, Pathé, Aardman Animations
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: This sequel is released after the deaths of Tony Haygarth and Benjamin Whitrow (the voices of Mr. Tweedy and Fowler respectively) in 2017 the same year as Peter Sallis
17. KRRISH 4
DIRECTOR: Rakesh Roshan
WRITER: Rakesh Roshan
TOP STARS: Hrithik Roshan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
PLOT: Fourth installment of the ‘Krrish’ franchise. GENRES: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
LANGUAGE: Indian Sign Language
RELEASE DATE: 25 December 2020 (India)
PRODUCTION COMPANY: FilmKraft Productions (India) Pvt. Ltd
18. THE FLASH
DIRECTOR: Andy Muschietti (rumored)
WRITERS: Gardner Fox, Christina Hodson
TOP BILL STAR: Ezra Miller
PLOT: While working in his lab during a storm one night, a bolt of lightning strikes a tray of chemicals soaking police scientist Barry Allen with its contents. Now able to move at super-speed, Barry becomes The Flash protecting Central City from the threats it faces. Written by Rob London
GENRES: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: DC Comics, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros.
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK Has no connection to the TV-series The Flash (2014)
19. ROBOCOP RETURNS
DIRECTOR: Neill Blomkamp
WRITERS: Michael Mine, Michael Miner
PLOT: RoboCop returns to fight crime in Detroit.
GENRES: Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), BRON Studios, Creative Wealth Media Finance
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: The film is based on a screenplay that Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner wrote years before as a sequel to RoboCop (1987), but it never happened.
20. ARTEMIS FOWL
DIRECTOR: Kenneth Branagh
WRITERS: Eoin Colfer, Michael Goldenberg
TOP BILL STARS: Judi Dench, Hong Chau, Josh Gad, Nonso Anozie
PLOT: Artemis Fowl II, a young Irish criminal mastermind, kidnaps the fairy LEPrecon officer Holly Short for ransom to fund the search for his missing father in order to restore the family fortune.
GENRES: Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
RELEASE DATE: 29 May 2020 (USA)
FILMING LOCATION: England,
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Marzano Films, Tribeca Productions, Walt Disney Pictures
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: The character of Commander Root, the fairy head of the LEPrecon, is described as a broad-chested, cigar-chewing male in Eoin Colfer’s books. In the movie adaptation, however, the character has been changed to female, with Dame Judi Dench being cast in the role. This is similar to her casting in the James Bond films as M, the Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service and Bond’s superior, despite the character being male in Ian Fleming’s books.
DIRECTOR: Greta Gerwig
WRITER:, Noah Baumbach
TOP BILL STARS: Margot Robbie
PLOT: A doll living in ‘Barbieland’ is expelled for not being perfect enough and sets off on an adventure in the real world. A Live-action feature film based on the popular line of Barbie toys.
GENRES: Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
COUNTRIES: United Arab Emirates | USA
RELEASE DATE: 8 May 2020 (USA)
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: LuckyChap Entertainment, Mattel Films, Warner Bros
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 it was announced that Margot Robbie was officially set to star as the title-lead character.
DIRECTOR: Jason Reitman
WRITERS: Gil Kenan, Jason Reitman
TOP BILL STARS: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd
GENRES: Action | Comedy | Crime | Fantasy | Horror
RELEASE DATE: 10 July 2020 (USA)
FILMING LOCATION: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: The Montecito Picture Company, Ghostcorps, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: Director Jason Reitman is the son of Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989) director Ivan Reitman.
DIRECTOR: Tony Cervone
WRITERS: Jack Donaldson, Derek Elliott
TOP BILL STARS: Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Zac Efron
PLOT: Scooby-Doo is the hero of his own story in “SCOOB!,” the first full-length, theatrical animated Scooby-Doo adventure, which reveals how he and his best friend Shaggy became two of the world’s most beloved crime busters. The story takes us back to where it all began, when a young Scooby and Shaggy first meet, and team up with Daphne, Velma and Fred to launch Mystery Incorporated. Written by Paul Giordano
GENRES: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Horror | Mystery
RELEASE DATE: 15 May 2020 (USA)
FILMING LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: 1492 Pictures, Atlas Entertainment, Warner Animation Group
MOVIE SNEAK PEAK: Tom and Jerry Will Make a appearance in the film but will have no lines.
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