Movies that will blow everyone away in 2020 (part 2)
The year 2020 might feel far away right now, but that hasn't stopped Hollywood's major studios from planning ahead—and to prove it, they're already lining up a slew of projects to compete for your film going dollar. Some of the upcoming releases on the calendar are highly anticipated sequels, but that isn't all we're expecting to see: the studios have also set up new adaptations of existing properties and all manner of would-be blockbusters, making for what should be an epic year at the movies.
8. Bad Boys For Life - Jan. 17
Seventeen years after the release of Bad Boys II, audiences will finally get another entry in the buddy cop franchise. Sony has dated Bad Boys for Life for 2020, bringing back Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as Miami Police Department detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, respectively.
Bad Boys for Life has had a long journey to the big screen, and many fans thought that the oft-discussed film would never actually happen — reinforced when the movie was pulled from the studio's release schedule and lost its initial director due to scheduling conflicts. However, it appears that it's finally moving forward now, which should mark a fun new opportunity for fans to enjoy the action adventures of Smith and Lawrence once again. We may not have any specific details on the movie's plot yet, but we're still pumped.
7.Peter Rabbit 2 - Feb
Sony Pictures has set Peter Rabbit 2, a sequel to the 2018 box office hit, for 2020.A battle of wills soon breaks out as Thomas hatches a scheme to kick Peter out of the garden, only to find that the resourceful rabbit is a worthy opponent. Rose Byrne, Colin Moody, and Sia also starred in the first film. While it's unclear which members of the cast will be returning for the sequel, with writer/director Will Gluck already confirmed, this seems like another children's hit.
6.Red Notice - June 12
Dwayne Johnson and his Central Intelligence and Skyscraper director Rawson Marshall Thurber are set to team uponce again in 2020 for the action comedy Red Notice. The movie will feature Johnson as an Interpol agent after the most wanted art thief in the world. The movie's title refers to the most serious of the eight Interpol notices seeking the arrest of wanted criminals. The film will reportedly feature another co-lead, although there's no word yet on who that might be.
5.The Croods 2 - Sept. 18
The Croods 2 has had a long journey to the big screen. The first film was a big success at the box office, and a sequel was ordered shortly after, with a release date set for 2018. But the sequel was canceled in 2016, with sources saying that it was a troubled production from the start. Those troubles seem to have been at least partially alleviated, as the movie was put back on the studio's schedule in 2017.
4.Bios - Oct. 2
Tom Hanks will be the last man on Earth in his 2020 sci-fi outing Bios. Specific plot details for the film are being kept tightly under wraps, but we do know that Hanks' character, Finch, is an ailing inventor who just so happens to be the last man left on this planet. The film, described as being "about love, friendship, and the meaning of human life," sees Finch building a robot to protect his beloved dog after his death.
3.Untitled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film- Nov. 20
While we're still waiting to see what happens in the second Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie, Warner Bros. is already gearing up for the third film in the franchise. Very little is known about the film at this point, but the series definitely got off to an encouraging start, with the first film earning solid reviews and healthy box office returns. With the second movie bringing in even more Harry Potter connections and the third likely to build on that further, this is a date you'll want to pencil in on your calendar.
2.Sing 2 - Dec. 25
1.Sherlock Holmes 3 - Dec. 25
Robert Downey Jr. is set to return as the world's most famous detective in 2020. The actor will once again step into the shoes of Sherlock Holmes for Sherlock Holmes 3, which will also feature the return of his co-star Jude Law, who plays John Watson. Guy Ritchie directed the first two films, although it's unclear if he'll return for the third movie. The film has a script from Narcos co-creator Chris Brancato.