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Upcoming 2020 Films Based on Comic Books

March 17th, 2020Upcoming 2020 Films Based on Comic Books

A ton of our favorite superheroes came to the big screen in 2019. Based on the 2020 film slate, Marvel was just getting started, and DC is also ramping up their releases. Check out the comic book adaptations coming to an AMC near you, and get your tickets today.

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

Margot Robbie is back, this time with a badass girl gang. Margot Robbie reprises her SUICIDE SQUAD role as Harley Quinn, and this new movie will add some new dimension to her character. For one, she’s got new companions: Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and cop Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez). There’s also a new villain, Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask, who is threatening a young girl, played by Ella Jay Basco. Harley and Co. set out to give the young woman some assistance, and anything can happen from there. Newcomer Cathy Yan directs.


The New Mutants

This Marvel release will be a blend of horror and superhero action. Sure, being a superhero seems awesome. The premise of this X-MEN offshoot, however, is that being a mutant might also be really scary. Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt play teens whose mutant powers have taken over their lives. As a result, the five new mutants are confined to a secret facility. With powers like the stuff of supernatural tales — turning into a wolf, wielding magic and conjuring illusions — it should be no surprise that THE NEW MUTANTS has been said to be a horror movie at heart.


Black Widow

Finally, the Avengers mainstay is getting her own solo movie. Scarlett Johansson is getting the opportunity to carry a BLACK WIDOW movie after years of being part of the Avengers ensemble. BLACK WIDOW will be a prequel story that follows Natasha’s actions after CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, when she risked everything to help Steve Rogers escape Tony Stark's grip. Where does she go, and what happens to her? We will find out next spring.


Wonder Woman 1984

Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins reteam for this highly anticipated sequel. Gal Gadot returns as the powerful Amazon warrior Diana Prince, but a few things have changed. While her first movie was set during World War I, this one, as the title suggests, leaps forward to 1984. And Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who died in the first movie, appears to be alive — maybe the original Steve had a son? The story takes place against the backdrop of the Cold War, as a new villain, Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah, begins to make her presence known.


Venom 2

The VENOM sequel is confirmed — prepare for Carnage! In 2018, VENOM was a surprise hit at the box office, and to fans, a sequel was all but confirmed in the film's end scene, which teased the appearance of the popular Marvel villain Carnage, to be played by Woody Harrelson. Well, VENOM 2 is now officially a go and will be directed by Andy Serkis. Tom Hardy will be back to fill the shoes of Eddie Brock, and Michelle Williams will reprise her role as Anne Weying. The plot is still unknown, but we can't wait to see Carnage on the big screen for the first time.


Eternals

The plot is unknown, but the cast list is enough to get us excited. Because the release of ETERNALS is about a year away, we don't know specific plot points. We do know, however, many of the confirmed cast members, including Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Lia McHugh, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry and Don Lee. In Marvel Comics, the Eternals are a race of super beings created by godlike cosmic beings known as the Celestials. They have existed on Earth alongside humans for thousands of years and possess the ability to fly, incredible strength and speed, and energy projection. To learn more about their history, check out our guide.

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