2020 movie lineup

Connor Fowler, Copy Editor

   2019 was Hollywood’s year. Many major blockbusters infiltrated world cinemas, creating record attendances in the lines of box office and concessions. Joker, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Frozen II had a profound effect upon the movie industry. However, one film trumped all others: Avengers: Endgame. The 3-hour film smashed box office records, beating out David Cameron’s 2009 3-D hit, Avatar, which has held the title ever since beating out another of Cameron’s works, Titanic.

   With the new year finally arriving, a new set of movies will be arriving to the theatres this year. If 2019 was the year of Marvel, 2020 may be the year of DC. Birds of Prey, a film based off of Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn, as well as Wonder Woman 1984 are slotted for release in February and June, respectively. DC. has had mixed success in 2019, with the box-office flop in that of Shazam and the winner as Joker. Many fans have noticed DC’s lack of big hit blockbusters, and the decline of quality since Justice League (2017) disappointed some fans. 

   Marvel does have two interesting works slotted for the 2020 year.  One is Black Widow, the first solo film to Scarlett Johansson’s character that has some film fanatics intrigued.

   “I’ve always really liked Black Widow. I always thought she was kind of underrated, so I really hope to see the movie,” said Toni Rohrer, class of 2021.

   Fans are also going to experience a film not associated with the current Marvel characters. Eternals  will bring fresh faces to the game and hopefully invigorate future movies. 

   Disney will have minor presence this year, releasing a live-action remake of Mulan and a new Pixar animated film, Onward. Some fans of Mulan have expressed concern about Disney’s removal of the musical aspect and the removal of the titular character’s dragon side-kick, Mooshu.

   “I want to see [Mulan], but it sort of irritates me that there’s no songs or Mooshu in it because that’s what drew me into loving the cartoon one,” said Kayla Kazakos, class of 2020.

   The new year, however, may be the year for the horrorholics; A Quiet Place Part II, The Turning and Antlers, to name a few, are foretold to be intriguing films that could possibly revitalize the horror genre and are definitely worth keeping an eye on.

   As someone who works at an AMC theater, Mulan is projected to be the busiest in attendance overall. However, although it will be the busiest since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s release, numbers will still be relatively low for the fiscal year. It will be a dead year in attendance, but that does not necessarily mean you should skip over any of these possible underdogs.