20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020 | Sci-fi and Fantasy Edition

My weekend is starting early this week as me, Jess and Einstein head to the New Forest for a mini getaway – the puppy’s first stay away from home since we first brought him back to ours over a month ago.

There are lots of long walks and pub lunches in store which I’m very excited about – though I am slight gutted I won’t get to see Birds of Prey on its premiere night. Why aren’t doggy cinema’s a thing?

Still, it’s something to look forward to next week, and it’s not the only film on my radar. There are so many movies coming out this year that I can’t wait to see. I’ve made a little list of them all below. Which ones are you most excited for?

Birds of Prey

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Birds of Prey

Release Date | 7th February

It’s open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women – Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya.

Starring | Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Ewan McGregor

Watch the trailer here

Guns Akimbo

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Guns Akimbo

Release Date | 5th March

A nerdy video game developer is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonising comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor, the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles’ hand and have him join the “fun.” Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix, the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent.

Starring | Daniel Radcliffe, Samara Weaving, Ned Dennehy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo

Watch the trailer here


Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Onward

Release Date | 6th March

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney and Pixar’s Onward introduces two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there, in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.

Starring | Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer, Ali Wong

Watch the trailer here


Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Bloodshot

Release Date | 13th March

Based on the bestselling comic book, Ray Garrison is a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the superhero Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force – stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.

Starring | Vin Diesel, Eliza Gonzalez, Guy Pearce, Toby Kebbell

Watch the trailer here


Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Mulan

Release Date | 27th March

When The Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation, and a proud father.

Starring | Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jet Li, Jason Scott Lee

Watch the trailer here

The New Mutants

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | New Mutants

Release Date | 3rd April

20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

Starring | Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor Joy, Charlie Heaton, Antonio Banderas

Watch the trailer here

No Time to Die

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | No Time to Die

Release Date | 8th April

In No Time To Die, 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.

Starring | Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz

Watch the trailer here

Secret Garden

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Secret Garden

Release Date | 17th April

Mary Lennox, is a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven, on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin, who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor.

Starring | Colin Firth, Dixie Egerickx, Edan Hayhurst

Watch the trailer here

Black Widow

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Black Widow

Release Date | 1st May

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.

Starring | Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour

Watch the trailer here

Fast and Furious 9

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Fast and Furious 9

Release Date | 22nd May

Dom Toretto is leading a quiet life off the grid with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know that danger always lurks just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat will force Dom to confront the sins of his past if he’s going to save those he loves most. His crew joins together to stop a world-shattering plot led by the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who also happens to be Dom’s forsaken brother, Jakob.

Starring | Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, John Cena, Charlize Theron

Watch the trailer here

Wonder Woman

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Wonder Woman

Release Date | 5th June

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. Wonder Woman 1984 is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office.

Starring | Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen, Wiig, Pedro Pascal

Watch the trailer here

Top Gun: Maverick

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Top Gun

Release Date | 26th June

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw, the son of Maverick’s late friend Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Starring | Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, John Hamm

Watch the trailer here

Free Guy

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Free Guy

Release Date | 3rd July

In Twentieth Century Fox’s epic adventure-comedy “Free Guy,” a bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story – one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way, before it is too late.

Starring | Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Taika Waititi

Watch the trailer here

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Ghostbusters

Release Date | 10th July

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe. In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Starring | Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace

Watch the trailer here


Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Tenet

Release Date | 17th July

A secret agent is tasked with preventing World War III through time travel – that’s all we known so far.

Starring | John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh

Watch the trailer here


Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Morbius

Release Date | 31st July

One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.

Starring | Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, Tyrese Gibson

Watch the trailer here

Bill and Ted: Face the Music

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Bill and Ted

Release Date | 21st August

Now enduring the monotony of middle-aged life, William “Bill” S. Preston, Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan are warned by a visitor from the future of the need for them to create a song that will save all life on Earth and the entire universe. The pair work with their families, old friends, famous musicians, and each other to complete the task.

Starring | Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Samara Weaving

The King’s Man

Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | The Kings Man

Release Date | 18th September

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. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King’s Man.

Starring | Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Charles Dance

Watch the trailer here


Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Eternals

Release Date | 6th November

After an unexpected tragedy following the events of Avengers: Endgame, the Eternals – an immortal alien race created by the Celestials who have secretly lived on Earth for over 7000 years – reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.

Starring | Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harrington, Salma Hayek


Most Anticipated Movies 2020 | Dune

Release Date | 18th December

In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides accepts stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “the spice”, a drug which extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes foldspace travel possible. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, the Harkonnens, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica, young son and heir Paul, and most trusted advisers to Arrakis, also known as Dune.

Starring | Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Mamoa, Zendaya

Which movies are you excited to watch in 2020? Have any of these made your watch list, or is there something I haven’t mentioned that you will definitely be checking out? Let me know in the comments below.

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8 thoughts on “20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020 | Sci-fi and Fantasy Edition

    1. Wonder Woman is definitely in my absolute top. I loved the first movie and I just feel like this one could be even better!


    1. I wish they’d release a trailer or something for Dune. It’s got this all star cast and we basically know nothing else at the moment – apart from that it’s based on Dune. The excitement is killing me!

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  1. Oh so many of these I had forgotten about or that were due this year! It’s going to be an exciting year!
    Super excited about Bill and Ted and Ghostbusters – all the superhero movies are a must too and despite my distinct dislike for Tom Cruise I am super excited about Maverick. Top Gun was awesome, I hope they don’t ruin it!


  2. I saw Daniel Radcliffe in The Lifespan of a Fact in New York last year and I honestly cannot wait for Guns Akimbo. It looks interesting to say the least haha Other than that kind of want to see Margot in Birds of Prey, all Marvel/DC movies..well basically everything on the list minus Vin Diesel and Tom Cruise movies lol


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