Your Guide for Upcoming Comic-Book Movies (2020)


*New updates for this years line-up

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Continuation of Your Guide for Upcoming Comic-Book Movies

Here’s a list of what to look forward to in 2020!!

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)(WB)

Release Date: February 7, 2020

Status: Now In Theaters

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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.

Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn is finally getting her own movie – and the Joker is nowhere in sight.

Robbie starred as Harley Quinn in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and the spinoff is described as a film in which she assembles a girl gang of friends to take on a bad guy. Ewan McGregor is playing the Batman villain Black Mask in the film, and Robbie’s other co-stars include Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as  Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain. Cathy Yan is directing the ensemble.

Although it wasn’t titled as such, the comic book emancipation of Harley Quinn was a fan-favorite element of DC’s popular Harley Quinn series in 2016; in the 25th issue of the series, Harley finally ended her relationship with the Joker for good when she confronts him after years apart. “I hate ya for what ya bring out in me,” she tells him as the two fight. “I’m not yet toy anymore. Unnerstand? You did mean somethin’ ta me one time, but that time is over.” The development came after the series established that the romance between the two was abusive, and removing the Joker from Harley’s life was a long overdue moment. It certainly didn’t hurt her, as the character continued to grow in popularity after that point.- Hollywood Reporter

For those not familiar with the super heroine team Birds of Prey:

Some jobs need the talents of a specialized team—a team comprised of fierce heroines ready to leap into dangerous situations and act with decisive authority and skill. Luckily, such a group exists: the Birds of Prey are ready and waiting for the next job.

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Operating out of the Clock Tower, a maximum-security location in Gotham equipped with the high-tech Oracle mainframe, the Birds of Prey are a covert ops and crimefighting team. Since criminals often escape domestic justice by hopping borders, the team led by Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) and the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) operates internationally. Their combined skills—computer talents, martial arts and hand-to-hand combat—make them a balanced and effective group.- DC COMICS

*Official trailer

*Birds of Prey stars: Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress), Ewan McGregor (Black Mask), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Chris Messina (Victor Zsasz), Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya), Ella Jay Basco (Cassandra Cain)

Bloodshot (valiant)

*Release Date: March 13, 2020

*Status: Completed

Bloodshot is an upcoming American superhero film directed by Dave Wilson and written by Eric Heisserer. It is based on the Valiant Comics superhero of same name and is intended to be the first film in the Valiant Cinematic Universe and the second project to be funded by Valiant Digital


*Ray Garrison, an elite soldier who was killed in battle, is brought back to life by an advanced technology that gives him the ability of super human strength and fast healing. With his new abilities, he goes after the man who killed his wife, or at least, who he believes killed his wife. He soon comes to learn that not everything he learns can be trusted. The true question his: Can he even trust himself?

Vin Diesel has signed on for the lead role and Deadline reports that the tone is supposedly going to feel like RoboCopTerminator, or Total Recall. Expect Diesel to appear in Bloodshot, its sequel, and then a Harbinger Wars team-up film. Variety reports that Toby Kebbell has joined the movie in the role of Axe. – Den Of Geek

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Get familiar with Bloodshot:

Bloodshot is a former soldier with powers of regeneration, technomancy and meta-morphing made possible through nanites injected into his blood. After escaping from his masters at Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot seeks to discover his true identity and other purpose besides killing.

*Official trailer

*Bloodshot stars: Sam Heughan (Jimmy Dalton), Eiza Gonzalez, rumored: Guy Pearce, Vin Diesel (Ray Garrison/ Bloodshot), Toby Kebbell (Axe), Talulah Riley, Johannes Haukur Johannesson (Nick Baris), Lamorne Morris (Wilfred Wigans), Alex Hernandez, Siddharth Dhananjay (Eric)

The New Mutants (FOX)

*Release Date: April 3, 2020 (pushed back from April 2018)

Status: Post-production

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Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

Get familiar with The New Mutants:

They were adolescents- kids- too young to be X-Men, but old enough to start the training that would allow them to fully understand and harness their profound mutant powers. Professor X brought together CannonballKarmaMoonstarWolfsbane, and Sunspot to become the first New Mutants team. Over time, Magma (Amara Aquilla)CypherWarlock, and Magik were added to the team and, as they learned to become more powerful mutants together, they learned another important lesson: It’s okay to act like normal kids. The New Mutants enjoyed their status as mutants and their youth. But when duty called, maturity set in, and the New Mutants went into action- though sometimes not without consequence.

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More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/universe/New_Mutants#ixzz533y4q2ot courtesy of MARVEL

*Official trailerhttps://youtu.be/W_vJhUAOFpI

New Mutants stars: Anya Taylor-Joy (Illyana Rasputin/Magik), Charlie Heaton (Sam Guthrie/ Cannonball), Maisie Williams (Rahne Sinclair/ Wolfsbane), Alice Braga (Dr. Cecilia Reyes), Happy Anderson (Reverend Craig), Henry Zaga (Sunspot/ Roberto da Costa), Blu Hunt (Danielle Moonstar/ Mirage)

Wonder Woman 1984 (WB)

*Release Date: June 5, 2020

(Pushed back from original release Nov. 2019)

*Status: Post-production

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*Wonder Woman 1984 is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Wonder Woman. It is the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman and the ninth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins from a script she wrote with Geoff Johns and David Callaham, and a story by Johns and Jenkins. The film follows Diana as she faces Maxwell Lord and Cheetah in 1984.

Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t out for a while yet, but here’s everything we know about the sequel so far

Still, at least DC is being pretty transparent on the story details. We know that Wonder Woman 2 takes place in the 1984 timeline of the title, making it a chronological sequel by about 70 years, and that Kristen Wiig will be taking over from David Thewlis’ Ares as new villain Cheetah. It’s even been revealed that Chris Pine is somehow coming back as love interest Steve Trevor, despite dying in the first movie.- Games Radar

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*Official trailer

*WW 1984 stars: Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Hippolyta), Pedro Pascal (Max Lord), Kristen Wiig (Barbara Minerva/ Cheetah), rumored Lynda Carter

Black Widow (MCU)

Release Date: May 1, 2020

Status: Post-production

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A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.

In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. – Marvel

Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the twenty-fourth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by Cate Shortland from a screenplay by Eric Pearson and a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson.

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Black Widow stars :Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow), Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova), rumored Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark), Rachel Weisz (Melina Vostokoff), David Harbour (Alexei Shostakov/ Red Guardian), William Hunt (Thaddeus Ross)

Morbius (SONY)

Release Date: July 31, 2020

Status: Post-production

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Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

Get familiar with Morbius:

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Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Dr. Michael Morbius creates a cure for his rare blood disease that turns into a curse! Attempting an experimental treatment, he transforms into Morbius–a pseudo-vampire with superhuman powers and an overwhelming bloodlust. Like a real vampire, Morbius needs to drink blood to survive. However, after drinking his victim’s blood, his mind returns to normal, and he becomes fraught with guilt, remorse, and self-loathing. – Marvel Comics

More on Marvel.com: https://www.marvel.com/characters/morbius/in-comics
*Courtesy of Marvel 

Morbius stars : Adria Arjona (Martine Bancroft), Jared Leto (Dr. Michael Morbius), Jared Harris, Michael Keaton (rumored Vulture), Matt Smith (Loxias Crown) J.K. Simmons (J. Jonah Jameson rumored), Charlie Shotwell (young Michael), Tyrese Gibson (Simon Stroud)

The King’s Man (FOX)

Release Date: Septmember 18, 2020

Status: Post-production

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As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.

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The King’s Man is an upcoming period action comedy spy film directed, produced and co-written by Matthew Vaughn, with Karl Gajdusek, from a story by Vaughn. It is a prequel to the Kingsman film series, which is loosely based on the comic book series Kingsman, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance. The film will be released on September 18, 2020. 20th Century Studios

The King’s Man stars : Gemma Arterton (Polly), Matthew Goode (Tristan), Aaron Taylor- Johnson (Lee Unwin), Ralph Fiennes (Duke of Oxford), Stanley Tucci, Charles Dance (Arthur), Djimon Hounsou (Shola), Harris Dickinson (Conrad), Daniel Bruhl, Rhys Ifans (Rasputin), Tom Hollander (George V/ Wilhelm II, Nicholas II)

Venom 2 (SONY)

Release Date: Expected October 2, 2020

*Status: Filming/ This plot is unknown
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Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2018 film ‘Venom’.

Director:

Andy Serkis

Writer:

Kelly Marcel

Stars:

Tom Hardy, Amber Sienna, Woody Harrelson

We’ve got a little update on the status of Venom 2 straight from director Andy Serkis. Surprisingly, for such a major blockbuster sequel, things have been relatively quiet. We know the movie has been filming and certain plot details, mostly ones that were strongly suggested in the first movie or confirmed by casting announcements, have made their way online. But that’s about it. Serkis, unfortunately, isn’t ready to divulge much else at this time.

What we know for sure is that Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage, will be the main villain, presumably the “nemesis” that Andy Serkis is referring to. The post-credit scene in Venom revealed Woody Harrellson, in a memorable red wig, as the notorious Marvel Comics serial killer, locked away in prison. Kasady will, somehow, be making his escape to do battle with Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock/Venom in the sequel. Naomie Harris is also on board as Shriek, Carnage’s girlfriend from the comics.

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Recent rumored plot details suggest that Shriek will help Cletus escape from prison, but that has yet to be confirmed. Michelle Williams will also be reprising her role from the first movie. Beyond that, much remains mysterious. – MOVIE WEB

Read more here: https://movieweb.com/venom-2-update-andy-serkis/

So far Venom 2 stars : Tom Hardy (Eddie Brock/ Venom), Woody Harrelson (Cletus Kasady), Michelle Williams (Anne Weying), Naomie Harris Rumored  (Shriek), Reid Scott (Dr. Dan Lewis)

Eternals (MCU)

Release Date: November 6, 2020

Status: Post-production

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The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Get familiar with The Eternals:

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The Eternals are a race of god-like beings locked in a millennium-old conflict with the less evolved Deviants and their originators, the Celestials. Each Eternal has watched civilizations burgeon and die from their domain of Olympia – they are immortals blessed with strange, sometimes monstrous, powers. * Courtesy of Marvel Comics

Jack Kirby’s Eternals

in Eternals (1976) #1

Marvel Maestro Jack Kirby introduces the Eternals! The creator writes and pencils this visual feast, displaying an otherworldly flair that only ‘The King’ can deliver.

https://www.marvel.com/comics/discover/1398/the-eternals

Eternals stars : Angelina Jolie (Thena),Richard Madden (Ikaris), Salma Hayek  (Ajak), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Gemma Chan (Sersi), Kit Harington (Dane Whitman), Barry Keoghan (Druig), Lia McHugh (Sprite), Dong-seok Ma (Gilgamesh), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari)

**ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Continue for the list of In Development/Unscheduled and Unconfirmed movies!!

-Shang-chi 12 February 2021 (USA)

-Dr. Strange 2 7 May 2021 (USA)

-The Batman 25 June 2021 

-Spiderman 3 16 July 2021 (USA)

-The Suicide squad 6 August 2021 (USA)

-Thor 5 November 2021 (USA)

-Black Adam 22 December 2021 (USA)

-Shazam 2 1 April 2022 (USA)

-Black Panther 2 6 May 2022 (USA)

-Flash 1 July 2022 (USA)

-Aquaman 2 16 December 2022 (USA)

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