Only three months left before 2019 comes to a close and as the New Year slowly approaches, so does the release of new movies. Film junkies are hyped for the upcoming 2020 releases, some of which have taken so much time before finally getting on the big screen. With the anticipation building up, here are eight movies people are looking forward to in 2020.
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Two decades after its first release, Disney’s "Mulan" is coming back to the big screen in a live-action remake, sans the music and “draa-gonn.” The film is bringing a more serious take, removing the singing and the beloved Mushu. Despite the changes, the remake is still poised to take over the global box office with its cast of Chinese legends including lead actress Lu Yifei, Jet Li, and Gong Li.
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Wonder Woman 1984
Gal Gadot is returning to the big screen with her second standalone "Wonder Woman" film, playing once again the Amazon princess who left her home to save the outside world in the first movie. Set in the Cold War, the movie has Wonder Woman squaring off against Cheetah (Kristen Wiig), a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility. Chris Pine is also reappearing as Steve Trevor, the superhero’s love interest, despite his supposed death in the pilot film.
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A Quiet Place 2
Following the original movie’s success in 2018, the Abbott family will once again face the strange creatures that hunt by sound in “A Quiet Place 2.” The sequel was announced in October 2018 and will be directed by John Krasinski, who also played the role of Lee Abbott in the original film. Krasinski and Emily Blunt, who plays Evelyn, will continue on with their roles along with their movie children Noah Jupe (Marcus Abbott) and Millicent Simmonds (Regan Abbott).
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Birds of Prey
After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie) joins DC’s all-women team “Birds of Prey.” The wily heroine helps superheroes Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell ), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to fight against evil crime lord Black Mask (Ewan McGregor) and save a young girl.
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Godzilla vs. Kong
Godzilla will face off with monstrous ape Kong in an epic showdown between two of the most famous monsters in film. As the creatures square off in battle, humanity is looking to wipe out their species and take Earth back as their home. It is the anticipated fight “for the ages” people have been waiting for since 2014’s "Godzilla."
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Death on the Nile
After the unprecedented success of “Murder on the Orient Express” in 2017, detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) will be coming back to theaters in “Death on the Nile.” It’s the second adaptation of an Agatha Christie book in this generation, where Poirot investigates the murder of a young heiress (played by Gal Gadot) while onboard a cruise ship on the Nile. Branagh, who will also direct the film, and Gadot will be joined by Armie Hammer as Simon Doyle, Letitia Wright as Rosalie Otterbourne, and Tom Bateman as Bouc.
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After dressing up as a Ghostbuster in "Stranger Things," Finn Wolfhard will star in the sequel to the original “Ghostbusters” franchise. Wolfhard is joined by McKenna Grace (who will play as his sister), Carrie Coon (as their single mother), and Paul Rudd. The story remains undisclosed, but the remaining original Ghostbusters are said to appear in the film.
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The Croods 2
Prehistoric family The Croods will go on an all-new adventure in the sequel to the 2013 Universal Pictures animated film. They will face off against a rival family, the Bettermans, who claim that they are better and more evolved. Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, and Ryan Reynolds will return as the voices of the family members while Leslie Mann and Peter Dinklage join the cast.