In 2019, I decided to post about more than just books and adaptations. Though this is predominately a book blog, I am also interested in video games, pop culture, movies/TV in general, and things like that. So I thought that, along with my 2020 Book Adaptations post, I’d also make a list of non-bookish movies and TV coming out this year that I’m interested in. And it looks like a pretty decent year!
**Side note: yes, there are a few films/shows I have o this list that are based on comics, I know. I just decided to include them on this list instead of my bookish one.
The Grudge (Jan. 03)
This movie is going to terrify me to death bu I need to see it regardless. I still haven’t seen the original films, but I’m going to make it a point to do so before seeing the remake. This will probably be an at-home viewing for me.
Underwater (Jan. 10)
This movie looks insane. And terrifying. Oceans are so scary. And Kristin Stewart looks so good! I would go see this in theaters. I just might.
A Quiet Place: Part II (Mar. 20)
No trailer yet, but wowie A Quiet Place was easily one of my favorite films of 2018. I honestly hate sequels to horror films because they are almost always awful, and in a way kind of ruin the first film. But I have so much faith and hope in this sequel, so please, let this one actually be good… Definitely a theater experience.
The New Mutants (Apr. 03)
It’s sad that the trailer came out 3 years ago, and the movie still has not… I’ve been an X-Men fan since childhood and have watched all the movies throughout the years. This one is apparently the final one in the franchise, and apparently is a horror movie? The trailer looks low-budget for an X-Men film, but it sounds like tons of re-shoots have been going on for the past 2 years to make the film more scary, so we’ll see if it actually comes out this April and if it’s actually a good movie. I really hope it is, because I’m going to theaters to see it.
No Time to Die (Apr. 08)
I know. The title makes you think, another Die Hard movie? Nope. The James Bond franchise just stole the catchy-sounding title. That’s okay, though, because I love James Bond, and I love Daniel Craig, and I am all for this film. Definitely an in-theaters film, though I’ll be missing my brother (who lives in a different country now) because we used to watch all of these movies together.
Black Widow (May 01)
What a lovely birthday treat that Marvel films always come out on my birthday. And obviously I’ll be sitting in a theater to see this film, because it’s Black Widow and it’s Marvel and it’s Scarlett Johansson. Seriously, this looks awesome.
Wonder Woman 1984 (Jun. 05)
Sigh. DC Comics has pretty much lost me. The one thing they have going for them anymore is Wonder Woman. I loved the first one, and this one looks just as good. I’m unsure if I’ll see it in theaters this time around, but I know I want to see it for sure.
Free Guy (Jul. 03)
Video game lovers rejoice! Ryan Reynolds as an NPC-turned MC in a video game called Free City is officially going to the be the movie of the year. Calling it. If you don’t know anything about video games, NPC = non-playable character (like a background character who does the same function at all times), and MC = main character (the hero or playable character of the game). This is going to be amazing.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Jul. 10)
Okay so obviously I loved the original Ghostbuster movies. I even liked the all-female cast version in 2016. But this just looks dope af. Less comedy, more action/thriler. Paul Pudd. Finn Wolfhard. I’m in love with this whole vibe and I definitely want to see it in theaters.
Morbius (Jul. 30)
Well all love Tom Holland’s Spider-Man films. Venom was…alright. And now, we’re getting another Sony-Marvel shared universe character: Morbius. Yep. A character I’ve literally never heard of nor care much about. And the main character is played by Jared Leto, who isn’t really high up on my list of favorite actors at the moment. So truly this film is looking more and more dismal the further I look into it. But it’s…it’s Marvel, too, right? So… I have to give it a chance? Maybe I’ll wait for the trailer to come out to make a more informed decision.
Venom 2 (Oct. 02)
Ah, speaking of Venom, Venom 2 come out shortly after Morbius! Venom really wasn’t bad honestly. I love Tom Hardy. It was no Avengers, or anything, but it was enjoyable. I’m hoping Venom 2 improves upon some things and really comes together. Theaters? Probably.
The Eternals (Nov. 06)
I have no idea who or what the Eternals are. But it’s a Marvel film. You know what that means? I’ll be right there in the theater to watch it.
Chilling Aventures of Sabrina S3 (Jan. 24)
I may hate Sabrina as a character, but I can’t get enough of this dumb, entertaining show.
13 Reasons Why S4 (TBA)
Yes, yes, S1 was based on a book, but the rest of the seasons are not, s that’s why it’s on this list instead of my bookish one. S1 was fine, but after that I’ve literally hated watching this show because I feel like bad actions the characters take go unpunished and are portrayed as a good thing. I don’t know. Does that make sense? I feel like the “lessons” being taught in this show are actually very harmful. But I made it to the last season, so, I better freakin’ watch it to the end.
Surprisingly, a much better year for films/TV in general than for adaptations. Which makes me sad because I love watching adaptations, but that’s okay. At least I will have something to watch this year…
What films or shows are you most looking forward to in 2020?