The biggest movie releases of 2020

There are plenty of not-to-miss films hitting cinema over the coming months. Here's our essential guide...

Artemis Fowl 

Release date: 29th May 2020

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Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s beloved book series is shaping up to be a doozy. It is set in a fantastical universe where Earth is home to an underground civilisation of fairies, so, right up Disney’s alley. Read more

Starring: Judi Dench, Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad
Director: Kenneth Branagh

Wonder Woman 1984 

Release date: 5th June 2020

Diane Prince (Gal Gadot) will come up against a British anthropologist called Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) in the sequel to DC’s 2017 hit. Read more

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Gabriella Wilde

Candyman

Candyman
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Release date: 12th June 2020

21st-century horror king Jordan Peele is overseeing this spiritual sequel to the 1992 gothic horror movie, with the new version directed by Nia DaCosta and starring Black Mirror‘s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Starring: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo 

Soul

Release date: 19th June 2020

Pixar’s 23rd feature film follows Joe Gardner, a middle school music teacher with a deep passion for jazz.  When he finally gets a chance to impress a group of serious jazz musicians, an accident causes Gardner’s soul to be separated from his body and transported to a new realm. Read more.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad and Daveed Diggs

In The Heights 

Lin-Manuel Miranda on the set of In The Heights, Getty
Lin-Manuel Miranda on the set of In The Heights

Release date: 26th June 2020 (in the US)

Before Hamilton, there was In The Heights. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical is being turned into a feature film, set in the Washington Heights neighbourhood of New York and following the lives of a tight-knight community over the course of three days – expect plenty of catchy beats and lyrical gymnastics. Read more

Starring: Anthony Ramos, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephanie Beatriz, Corey Hawkins, Jimmy Smitz, Leslie Grace, Dacha Polanco, Melissa Barrera

Free Guy ­

Release date: 3rd July 2020

What would happen if non-playable characters (NPCs) in the background of Grand Theft Auto suddenly became conscious? That’s the idea behind this action-comedy, with a bank teller discovering he’s an NPC in an open-world video game about to shut down. And if you’re watching the trailer: yes, that is Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer. Read More.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi

Tenet

Release date: 17th July 2020

The plot of the latest blockbuster from Chris Nolan (Dunkirk, Inception, The Dark Knight) is currently shrouded in mystery. While the trailer doesn’t give too much away, it’s clear Tenet will revisit one of Nolan’s trademark themes: time.

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Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Michael Caine, Himesh Patel, Aaron Taylor-Johnson