Connie and Fish’s Intern Adam Looks At Movies Coming Out In 2020
It’s the start of the year and people are already wondering what will be their favorite movie of 2020. So, I will be picking out some of the movies I am most interested in and reviewing them. First, let's kick it off with DC's Birds of Prey.
DC's Birds of Prey
The first comic book movie of the year is DC’s Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Based on the series about the team featuring Black Canary, Batgirl/Oracle, and Huntress, this film stars… Harley Quinn. Unlike previous DCEU movies, this one looks like it might be leaning too much into trying to be funny, which does fit for a movie from Harley’s perspective (whether that movie is good or bad, we’ll have to wait and see).
DC's Wonder Woman 1984
DC’s other film is the anticipated Wonder Woman 1984. Set in the 1980s, Wonder Woman teams up with a revived Steve Trevor to stop Cheetah. Based on what we’re seeing, it looks like it may be better than the previous film and could become the "The Dark Knight" or Superman II of Wonder Woman movies.
Fox's The New Mutants
We’re also getting the horror superhero movie: The New Mutants, the final film in Fox’s 20-year X-Men saga… which was supposed to come out two years ago. We’ll have to wait and see if the film was an innocent victim of Disney’s acquisition of Fox… or if it’s a complete train wreck.
Marvel's Black Widow
Marvel Studios’ first movie of the year is Black Widow, set after the events of Captain America: Civil War (my favorite MCU movie). While the film will be more of a spy movie than a superhero one, if they do something similar to The Winter Soldier, it could end up being one of the franchise’s more different and exciting films.
Marvel's The Eternals
Teasers and trailers have not been released yet for Marvel's The Eternals
Marvel’s other film this year is The Eternals. While not a well-known property, after movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man, Marvel knows they can release almost anything and fans who have grown to trust them for over a decade will be there.
Sony is also expanding their superhero universe with Morbius. Fans of the 90s Spider-Man: The Animated Series may remember him as the vampire who Spidey fought when he grew extra arms.
Sony's Venom 2
Teasers and trailers have not been released yet for Sony's Venom 2.
Sony is also releasing Venom 2 where the anti-hero will face the villain Carnage. Although not connected to the MCU, Sony’s universe could be where Tom Holland’s Spider-Man goes after the current two-film deal with Marvel expires.
Pixar is giving us two animated movies this year, with the first being Onward.Set in a world with mythical creatures where two brothers try to bring back their deceased father for one day, this movie doesn’t look like something we would usually see from Pixar (which could be a good thing).
However, Soul looks more like what we traditionally see from the studio and takes a look at what makes a person who they are. The premise sounds similar to 2015’s Inside Out and has the same director: Pete Docter (who is now Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer).
Disney is also continuing turning their animated movies into live-action with this year’s Mulan. I’m really curious about if they’ll be able to make it PG or if it will need to have a higher rating.
After two live-action films, Scooby-Doo is returning to the big screen and to his roots in an animated movie. Based on the trailer, it looks like it will have more heart than the multiple television series and the character designs have been updated nicely for computer animation.
You can listen to me talk about these and other upcoming 2020 movies with my friend Tyler in our podcast: Comment Section: With Adam & Tyler.