FIRST LOOK: 75+ Movies Coming To Theaters In 2020

Coming 2 America in December 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 coming in 2020
Bill & Ted’s Face The Music hits theaters in 2020
Daniel Craig’s last jaunt (?) as James Bond is coming in 2020
A horror remake of the hit TV show is on the way next year

Note: this post will be updated periodically to include links to new coverage as it is posted and becomes available throughout 2020.

UPDATE 4/11/2020: With the coronavirus pandemic, most theaters have closed and planned release dates have changed. Tiles from the end of March – ??? (unknown) have been pushed to new dates later in 2020 or 2021 or are TBA (To Be Announced). A strikethru on the release date and/or title indicates the planned date has changed.

The original source for this post in October 2019 was Cinemablend which at that time posted an incomplete list of movies coming in 2020. I’ve shortened to the month only since these dates are bound to change and move around anyway. More new movies will be added and others dropped, this remains a fluid document, with many changes to be made throughout 2020.

Again, this is a post to be bookmarked and return to for (sometimes) frequent changes.

KEY
Bolded title movies I’m looking most forward to seeing

FIRST LOOK – contains the first time a movie was looked at with the information at that time. As a monthly movies coming soon posts are released (typically 30-45 days before the new month to allow for studio release changes), it will be linked in the date heading and contain more information about the movies scheduled to come out during that month.

JANUARY 2020 (9 movies)

FEBRUARY 2020 (12 movies)

MARCH 2020 (10 movies)

APRIL 2020 (9 movies originally planned, 1 movie released on VOD)

  • The New MutantsFIRST LOOK (delayed & moved to TBA)
  • The Lovebirds FIRST LOOK (delayed, purchased by Netflix, release date unknown)
  • Trolls World Tour ⭐️⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (moved from April 17 to April 10, 2020 VOD)
  • Bad TripFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from February 2020, move #2 to TBA)
  • My SpyFIRST LOOK (delayed & move #1 from January 2020, move #2 from April, move #3 purchased by Amazon Prime Video no release date announced)
  • The Secret: Dare To Dream (delayed, no release date announced)
  • Monster Problems (delayed, move #1 from March 2020 to April 17, 2020, move #2 to Feb 21, 2020)
  • Promising Young Woman (delayed, no release date announced)
  • Antebellum (delayed, no release date announced)

MAY 2020 (11 movies originally planned, 1 wide release left scheduled)

  • Black WidowFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved to November 6, 2020)
  • The High NoteFIRST LOOK – (delayed, moved from May 8 to release on VOD May 29) [formerly titled “Covers”]
  • Legally Blonde 3 (delayed, no release date announced)
  • Scoob! ⭐️⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK – (delayed, VOD release May 15, 2020)
  • Spiral: From The Book of SawFIRST LOOK (delayed, no release date announced)
  • The Woman in the Window (delayed, no release date announced)
  • Fast & Furious 9 – (delayed, moved to 2021)
  • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (delayed, moved to July 31, 2020)
  • Artemis Fowl (delayed, will be released June 12 on Disney+)
  • Run (delayed, move #1 from January 2020, move #2 release date unknown)
  • Irresistible FIRST LOOK – (delayed, move from May 29 to June 26 VOD)

JUNE 2020 (9 movies originally planned, 3 VOD, 0 wide theater releases)

  • The King of Staten Island – FIRST LOOK – (moved from June 19 to VOD on June 12)
  • Irresistible – FIRST LOOK – (delayed, move from May 29 to June 26 VOD)
  • Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash ⭐️⭐️⭐️ [LIMITED?] – FIRST LOOK (June 30)

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • Wonder Woman 1984 FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from June 1 to Aug 24, 2020)
    • Candyman (delayed, moved from June 1 to September 25, 2020)
    • Greyhound (delayed, move #1 from May to June 12, 2020, move #2 to AppleTV release date “TBA 2020”)
    • Soul (delayed, moved from June 19 to November 20, 2020)
    • Fatale (moved AHEAD from Oct 20, 2020 to June 19, move #2 delayed to Oct 30, 2020)
    • In The Heights (delayed, moved from June 26, 2020 to June 18, 2021)
    • Top Gun 2: Maverick (delayed, moved from June 24 to December 23, 2020)

JULY 2020 (0 movies in theater, 1 streaming, 13 delayed/moved)

STREAMING/PREMIERE

  • Greyhound ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (July 10) – FIRST LOOK – AppleTV+

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • Free Guy (delayed, moved from July 3 to December 11, 2020)
    • Minions: The Rise of Gru (delayed, moved from July 3, 2020 to July 2, 2021)
    • Ghostbusters: Afterlife (delayed, moved from July 10, 2020 to March 5, 2021)
    • The Forever Purge Movie (delayed, moved from July 10 to “TBA”)
    • Bob’s Burgers: The Movie (delayed, moved from July 17, 2020 to April 9, 2021)
    • MulanFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 Augus 21)
    • Jungle Cruise (delayed, moved from July 24, 2020 to July 31, 2021)
    • TenetFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved to July 31, move #2 to August 12)
    • Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar [LIMITED] (delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to July 16, 2021)
    • Rumble (delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to January 29, 2021)
    • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (delayed, moved from May 22 to July 31, 2020, movie #2 to August 7, 2020)
    • MorbiusFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from July 31, 2020 to March 19, 2021)
    • UnhingedFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from July 1 to July 31, move #2 to “August 2020 TBA”)

AUGUST 2020 (6 Movies)
(NOTE: started full text non-spoiler reviews of all watched theater films on MovieReviewsByUs.com)

  • *Endless – FIRST LOOK – (August 14) – *Theater and premiere on VOD/PVOD
  • Unhinged ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from July 1 to July 31, move #2 to “August 2020 TBA”, move #3 to August 21, 2020)
  • The New Mutants ⭐️⭐️ – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from April 13 to TBA, move #2 to August 28, 2020)
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield ⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (August 28)
  • Cut Throat City ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (August 28)
  • *Hard Kill – FIRST LOOK (August 28) – *Theater and premiere on VOD/PVOD

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • An American Pickle ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK – (Aug 6) HBO Max
  • The Secret Garden – FIRST LOOK (moved up from August 14 to August 7 – premiere on streaming)
  • Boyz In The Wood – FIRST LOOK – (Aug 7) Amazon Prime Video
  • The Tax Collector – FIRST LOOK (Aug 7) VOD
  • Project Power ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – FIRST LOOK (Aug 14) Netflix
  • Magic Camp ⭐️⭐️- FIRST LOOK (Aug 14) Disney+
  • Endless – FIRST LOOK (Aug 14) VOD / also in theaters
  • Boy’s State (Aug 14) Apple TV+
  • The One and Only Ivan (Aug 21) Disney+
  • Chemical Hearts (Aug 21) Amazon Prime Video
  • Hard Kill – FIRST LOOK – (Aug 28) VOD / also in theaters

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • The Empty ManFIRST LOOK (delayed, August 7 to December 4, 2020)
    • The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the RunFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from May 22 to July 31, 2020, movie #2 to August 7, 2020, move #3 to 2021 VOD)
    • Let Him Go (delayed, move from August 21 to November 6)
    • Infinite (delayed from August 7, 2020 to May 28, 2021)
    • Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (delayed, move #1 February 2020, move #2 from April to August 7, 2020, move #3 to January 15, 2021)
    • TenetFIRST LOOK (delayed, July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, move #3 to “TBA”, move #4 September 4)
    • Bill & Ted Face The Music (delayed, August 14 to Sept 1, move #2 to Aug 28 theaters and VOD)
    • AntebellumFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from August 21 to September 18 VOD/PVOD)
    • MulanFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 August 21, move #3 “TBA 2020”, move #4 to Sept 4 Disney+ $29.99 VOD)
    • Wonder Woman 1984FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from June 1 to Aug 24, 2020, move #2 to October 2)
    • The Courier (delayed, moved from August 28 to “TBA”)
    • Spell (delayed, moved from August 28 to “TBA”) [LIMITED]

SEPTEMBER 2020 (4 movies)

  • Tenet ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (delayed, July 17 to July 31, move #2 to August 12, move #3 to “TBA”, move #4 September 3)
  • The Broken Hearts Gallery ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (Sept 11)
  • Infidel ⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (Sept 18)
  • The Last Shift ½ – FIRST LOOK (Sept 25) [LIMITED]

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • Love, Guaranteed ⭐️⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (Sep 3) Netflix
  • Mulan – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from March 27 to July 24, 2020, move #2 August 21, move #3 “TBA 2020”, move #4 to Sept 4 Disney+ $29.99 VOD)
  • I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (Sep 4) Netflix
  • Cuties (Sept 9) Netflix
  • The Social Dilemma ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Sept 9) Netflix
  • Unpregnant ⭐️⭐️½ (Sept 10) HBO Max
  • Pets United (Sept 11) Netflix
  • Dad Wanted (Sept 11) Netflix
  • Antebellum – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from August 21 to September 18 VOD/PVOD)
  • Enola Holmes ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ (Sept 23) Netflix
  • Welcome To Sudden Death ⭐️- FIRST LOOK (Sept 29) Netflix

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • Honest Thief (delayed, moved from Sept 4 to October 9)
    • A Quiet Place: Part II FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from March 20 to Sept 4, 2020, move #2 to April 23, 2021)
    • Monster Hunter (delayed, moved from September 4, 2020 to April 23, 2021)
    • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (delayed, Sept 11, 2020 to June 4, 2021)
    • 2 Hearts (delayed, Sept 11 to October 16)
    • The King’s Man (delayed, moved from March 2020 to Sept 18, move #2 to February 26, 2021)
    • Without Remorse (delayed, moved from September 18 to Oct 2)
    • Last Night in Soho (delayed, moved from September 25, 2020 to April 23, 2021)
    • The Many Saints of Newark (delayed, moved from September 25, 2020 to March 21, 2021)
    • Praise This (delayed, changed from September 25, 2020 to TBA 2020)
    • What About Love (delayed, moved from September 25, 2020 to February 12, 2021)
    • Candyman (delayed, moved from June 1 to September 25, move #2 to October 16, 2020)
    • Greenland (delayed, moved from Sept 25, 2020 to “TBA 2020”)

OCTOBER 2020 (7 movies)

  • The War With Grandpa ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (Oct 9)
  • Honest Thief ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from Sept 4 to Oct 9, move #2 to Oct 16)
  • 2 Hearts – FIRST LOOK (delayed, Sept 11 to October 16)
  • The Kid Detective ⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (Oct 16) [LIMITED]
  • The Empty Man ⭐️- FIRST LOOK (delayed, August 7 to December 4, 2020, move #2 to Oct 23, 2020)
  • Synchronic ⭐️⭐️ – FIRST LOOK (Oct 23) [LIMITED]
  • Come Play ⭐️⭐️ – FIRST LOOK (Oct 30) [LIMITED]

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • The Lie ⭐️⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (Oct 6) – Amazon Prime Video
  • Hubie Halloween ⭐️⭐️ – FIRST LOOK (Oct 7) – Netflix
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from Oct 9 to Oct 16 now streaming on Netflix)
  • Rebecca (Oct 21) – Netflix
  • The Witches (delayed, moved from October 16, 2020 to TBA 2021, move #2 to Oct 22, 2020 as HBO Max exclusive) based on Roald Dahl story, has potential

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • Wonder Woman 1984 FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from June 1 to Aug 24, 2020, move #2 to Oct 2, move #3 to December 25)
    • BIOS – (delayed, moved from October 2, 2020 to April 16, 2021) Tom Hanks
    • Venom 2 (delayed, moved from October 2, 2020 to TBA 2021, move #2 to June 25, 2021) Marvel MCU
    • Without Remorse (delayed, moved from September 18 to Oct 2, move #2 to Amazon Prime Video and “TBA 2020”)
    • Halloween Kills (delayed, moved from October 16, 2020 to Oct 15, 2021) Jamie Lee Curtis
    • Candyman (delayed, moved from June 1 to September 25, move #2 to Oct 16, move #3 to “TBA 2021”)
    • The Witches (delayed, moved from October 16, 2020 to TBA 2021) based on Roald Dahl story, has potential
    • Connected (delayed, moved from Oct 23 to “TBA 20202”)
    • Snake Eyes (delayed, moved from Oct 23 to Oct 22, 2021)
    • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (delayed, moved from October 23, 2020 to January 22, 2021)
    • Death on the Nile (delayed, moved from Oct 9 to Oct 23, move #2 to Dec 18, 2020)
    • Fatale (moved AHEAD from Oct 20, 2020 to June 19, move #2 delayed to Oct 30, move #3 to “early 2021”)

NOVEMBER 2020 (6 movies)

  • Let Him Go ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – FIRST LOOK (delayed, move from August 21 to Nov 6)
  • True To The Game 2 ⭐️½ – FIRST LOOK (Nov 6) [LIMITED]
  • Freaky – FIRST LOOK (Friday the 13th, Nov 13)
  • Ammonite – FIRST LOOK (Nov 13)
  • The Croods: A New Age (Moved up from Dec 23 to November 25)
  • Happiest Season (Nov 25)

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • The Dark and The Wicked (Nov 6) – VOD/PVOD
  • Jingle Jangle (Nov 13) – Netflix
  • Run – FIRST LOOK (Nov 20) – Hulu
  • Christmas on the Square (Nov 23) – Netflix
  • Iron Mask – FIRST LOOK (Nov 24) – VOD/PVOD
  • Uncle Frank (Nov 25) – Amazon Prime Video
  • The Christmas Chronicles 2 – FIRST LOOK (Nov 25) – Netflix
  • Black Beauty (Nov 27) – Disney+

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • Stillwater (delayed, moved from Nov 6 to unannounced future date) [LIMITED] Matt Damon
    • Black WidowFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from May 1 to Nov 6, move #2 to May 7, 2021)
    • The Eternals (delayed, moved from Nov 6, 2020 to Feb 12, 2021)
    • Clifford The Big Red Dog (delayed, move from Nov 13 to Nov 5, 2021)
    • Red Notice (delayed, moved from Nov 13 to “TBA 2021”) – Netflix
    • Ron’s Gone Wrong (delayed, moved from November 6, 2020 to Feb 26, 2021)
    • Vivo (delayed, moved from November 6, 2020 to April 16, 2021, move #2 to June 4, 2021)
    • No Time To DieFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from April 10, 2020 to Nov 20, move #2 to April 2, 2021)
    • Godzilla vs. KongFIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from March 13 to November 20, move #2 to May 21, 2021)
    • Soul (delayed, moved from June 19 to Nov 20, move #2 to December 25 via Disney+)
    • Voyagers (delayed, moved from Nov 25 to “TBA 2021”)
    • Raya And The Last Dragon (delayed, moved from Nov 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021)
    • King Richard (delayed, moved from November 25, 2020 to Nov 19, 2021) biopic on tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and their father

DECEMBER 2020 (5 movies)

  • All My Life – FIRST LOOK (Dec 4)
  • Wonder Woman 1984FIRST LOOK (delayed, moved from June 1 to Aug 24, 2020, move #2 to Oct 2, move #3 to December 25)
  • News Of The World (Dec 25)
  • Promising Young Woman (Dec 25)
  • Monster Hunter (moved up four months from April 2021 to Dec 30)

    STREAMING PREMIERE
  • Godmothered (Dec 4) – Disney+
  • Mank (Dec 4) – Netflix Original
  • The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee – FIRST LOOK (Dec 11) – VOD
  • Wander Darkly (Dec 11) – AppleTV+
  • I’m Your Woman (Dec 11) – Amazon Prime Video
  • Safety (Dec 11) – Disney+
  • The Prom (Dec 11) – Netflix
  • Canvas (Dec 11) – Netflix
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Dec 18) – Netflix
  • The Midnight Sky (Dec 23) – Netflix
  • One Night In Miami (Dec 25) – Amazon Prime Video
  • Sylvie’s Love (Dec 25) – Amazon Prime Video
  • Soul (Dec 25) – Disney+

    DELAYED/MOVED
    • Free Guy (delayed, moved from July 3 to Dec 11, move #2 to “TBA 2021”)
    • Death on the Nile (delayed, moved from Oct 9 to Oct 23, move #2 to Dec 18, 2020, move #2 to “TBA 2021”)
    • Uncharted (delayed, moved from December 18 to March 15, 2021, move #2 to Oct 8, move #3 to July 16, 2021)
    • West Side Story (delayed, moved from Dec 18 to Dec 10, 2021) – adaptation of famous Broadway musical directed by Steven Spielberg. Could have major interest.
    • Samaritan (delayed, moved from Dec 11 to June 4,2021)
    • Coming 2 America (delayed, moved from Dec 18, 2020 in theaters to March 2021 on Amazon) – Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall doing this again? Can’t wait to laugh at this one! Cast list includes Wesley Snipes, too? This should be fun. Clever sequel title!
    • Dune (delayed, moved from Dec 18 to Oct 1, 2021)
    • Top Gun 2: Maverick (delayed, moved from June 24 to Dec 23, move #2 to July 2, 2021)

What’s not coming in 2020?

James Cameron’s Avatar first sequel is not coming until December 2021 2022. So … those eager like myself, will need to wait another 2 years to see how that epic turns out.

If you look at all the strikethrus listed above, a bunch of other movies have been delayed to 2021 and beyond.

FIRST LOOK / Preview Coverage Throughout 2020

We’ll have extended FIRST LOOK and preview coverage as the 2020 films draw nearer. A new feature at the blog starting 1/17/2020 is FIRST LOOK Fridays, where coming soon to theater films will be posted. Due to the pandemic closing theaters, we also started offering previews of movies and TV shows premiering on VOD and streaming channels.

2020 Most Anticipated Movies

I am most excited and most looking forward to these 5 of 20 bolded titled above (in order of anticipation and interest):

  • Coming 2 America (Dec)
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (Oct)
  • Bill & Ted Face The Music (Aug)
  • Fantasy Island ⭐️⭐️ (Feb)
  • No Time To Die (Dec)

Three of the five are sequels, one is based on a popular TV show and the other is a franchise film. There are some original stories out of the other 15 that are of great interest, but admittedly, I tend to look most forward to the known over the unknown. Ironically, I tend to most like the unknown, so go figure.

2020 Marvel & DC & Other Superhero/Comics Movies by Month

Superhero and characters based on comics have been very popular. The following are all movies in 2020 based on comics and/or superheroes originally scheduled:

  1. Birds of Prey – DC – February 7, 2020
  2. Bloodshot – Valiant Comics – March 13, 2020
  3. The New Mutants – Marvel – April 3, 2020
  4. Black Widow – Marvel – May 1, 2020
  5. Wonder Woman 1984 – DC – June 5, 2020
  6. Morbius – Marvel – July 31, 2020
  7. Venom 2 – Marvel – October 2, 2020
  8. The Eternals – Marvel – November 6, 2020

What movies are YOU looking forward to seeing above?

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