It’s been a strange year for cinemas, and studios must be playing a bit of a guessing game when trying to figure out if and when to have their big budget movies released in cinemas.
Bond 25, NO TIME TO DIE was the first to delay its release from April to November, and eventually some others (BLACK WIDOW, WONDER WOMAN 1984) followed suit.
But when are the BIG MOVIES due to appear in the cinemas in the UK?
This list is up to date at the time of writing, but of course, these schedules may change as the COVID precautions continue.
August 12th 2020
“John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet.”
Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.
Not time travel.
August 21st 2020
“When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father.
Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro“
WONDER WOMAN 1984 October 2nd 2020
“Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah. With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, “Wonder Woman 1984” is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman.”
The film also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.”
BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC
21st August 2020
“The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. (Winter) and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan (Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it.
Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.”
THE NEW MUTANTS
28th August 2020
The much-delayed film is still due for a cinema release when many assumed it would be sent to Disney+.
“20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive. Directed by: Josh Boone.”
A QUIET PLACE PART 2
4th September 2020
John Krasinski’s chiller A Quiet Place was a smash hit, and part 2 seemed an inevitability.
Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
THE KING’S MAN
18th September 2020
Director Matthew Vaughn takes The Kingsman movie franchise in a new direction, by heading back to it’s origins.
As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency starring Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance.
25th September 2020
The Clive Barker/Bernard Rose 1990’s horror returns in a new version produced by Oscar® winner Jordan Peele.
For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini.
DEATH ON THE NILE
9th October 2020
Kenneth Branagh directs and appears for a second time as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in another star-studded version of Agatha Christie‘s Death on the Nile.
While on holiday in Egypt a young heiress is killed, but nothing is as it seems.
THE FRENCH DISPATCH
16th October 2020
THE FRENCH DISPATCH brings to life a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city.
It stars Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.
Directed by: Wes Anderson.
6th November 2020
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.
Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
NO TIME TO DIE
12th November 2020
Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.
His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help.
The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. Universal Pictures
WEST SIDE STORY
18th December 2020
Steven Spielberg directs a new adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Screenplay by Tony Kushner, starring Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria.
18th December 2020
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049,) directs a new version of Frank Herbert‘s books. A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence – a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential – only those who can conquer their fear will survive. Warner Bros.
TOP GUN 2: MAVERICK
18th December 2020
Pete “Maverick” Mitchell keeps pushing the envelope after years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators. He must soon confront the past while training a new squad of graduates for a dangerous mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice.
There are some BIG MOVIES coming in 2021 too:
The Eternals, Ghostbusters:Afterlife, Tomb Raider 2, Morbius, The Boss Baby 2, F9, Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Matrix 4, Jurassic World: Dominion. Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Jungle Cruise, The Suicide Squad, The Batman, Spider-Man: Homecoming 3, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3, Mission: Impossible 7, Avatar 2, Black Adam and Sherlock Holmes 3.