10 Comic Book Movies to Watch in 2020

on January 17, 2020, 8:00am
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Birds of Prey

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Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.)

Release Date: February 7th

Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn proved to be one of the few pieces of 2016’s Suicide Squad that actually worked. So, rolling with a spinoff that puts Robbie at center stage, free from that production’s unfortunate baggage (read: Jared Leto) makes perfect sense. And linking her up with an all-female team of heroes, while also giving women both the camera and the pen, makes Birds of Prey look even better. With a superheroic Thelma & Louise vibe and a titular theme of emancipation, this film promises to be far more distinctive and engaging than the one that spawned it. –Andrew Bloom

The King’s Man

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

The King’s Man (20th Century Fox)

Release Date: February 14th

Your mileage may vary with the Kingsman franchise — they’re either sly, hyper-stylish James Bond riffs or empty exercises in effects-heavy style with a heaping helping of too-edgy humor. But if your favorite part of the series was its lore, Matthew Vaughn’s got a WWI-set prequel for you, charting the origins of the titular spy agency through the eyes of the Duke of Oxford (Ralph Fiennes) and his protege Conrad (Harris Dickinson) as they work to stop a global threat. Who knows? Maybe going full 1917 is the shot in the arm this franchise needs. –Clint Worthington


Vin Diesel, Bloodshot, Anticipated Comic Book Movies

Bloodshot (Sony)

Release Date: March 13th

Originally created in 1989, Valiant Comics has done a — ahem — valiant job of revitalizing their brand since relaunching in 2012. Bloodshot, the story of a marine turned into a nanotech-enhanced super-assassin who uncovers a conspiracy surrounding those who made him, was meant to launch the Valiant Cinematic Universe. Sony dealing the planned follow-up, Harbinger, to Paramount may have torn up those blueprints — but that’s the same company that owned Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and look how well that panned out. Of course, any VCU depends on how well Vin Diesel carries Bloodshot, and superhero fans at large should be rooting for him; Valiant has a solid roster of interesting, diverse, and atypical heroes, which could offer a welcome and exciting break from the typical Marvel/DC framework. — Ben Kaye

The New Mutants

2020 Anticipated Comic Book Movies

The New Mutants (20th Century Fox)

Release Date: April 3rd

It looks like 2020 will finally be the year we actually get to see this film. Based on the X-Men franchise, The New Mutants is one of the few Marvel properties to embrace the horror genre. The film follows five mutants who are trapped in a secret facility, all while also discovering their latent powers. Having to survive the dangers around them, as well as confront their pasts, the five strive to escape the facility. For those craving a comic book movie with more chills and frights, audiences can look forward to finally seeing The New Mutants this April. –Michael Pementel

Black Widow

2020 Anticipated Comic Book Movies

Black Widow (Marvel Studios)

Release Date: May 1st

Having been a decade since she made her debut, Scarlett Johansson will finally be taking on a lead role in Marvel’s Black Widow. The film takes place following the events of Captain America: Civil War, with Natasha looking to confront the struggles of her past. Based on the trailer, Black Widow looks to pack loads of espionage action alongside a stellar cast, including the likes of Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbour. For those who have been waiting, Black Widow looks to be an exhilarating kick off to a new decade of MCU films. –Michael Pementel

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