As we enter the new decade, movie studios are bring out their signature properties. But as it happens, 2020 will have an abundance of spy films (my favorite genre). Here are some stand out films to look out for in the year to come.
Black Widow has always been one of my favorite Avengers. This solo film is long overdue. From the trailer it’s unclear whether this will take place before or after Avengers: Endgame. In any case, no superhero stays dead for long.
Wonder Woman 1984
The Amazon princess returns next year while also taking the viewer back in time. I wonder whether this will take any elements from the dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell. Audiences can expect an interesting performance by Kristen Wiig as Wonder Woman’s arch-nemesis Cheetah.
No Time To Die
Daniel Craig’s James Bond movies have been hit-or-miss with the best moments often being homages to the earlier Bond films. Skyfall served as a soft reboot reintroducing some of the more theatrical aspects of the Bond mythos. However, Spectre was an underwhelming sequel. Hopefully, No Time To Die will be the series high point to mark Bond’s 25th official cinematic outing.
Bad Boys For Life
The Bad Boys For life trailer reminded me just how hilarious a buddy cop movie can be. The dynamic between Will Smith and Martin Lawrence always entertains in surprising ways. Vanessa Hudgens is also a welcome new addition.
The King’s Man
Despite so many spy movies being on this list, The King’s Man appears to be in a genre of its own. The Kingsmen franchise at its best manages to shed the camp but keep the fun of classic spy movies. By juxtaposing over the top action with grounded emotion, The King’s Man could re-invent the war genre.
Bloodshot could prove a tipping point for Valiant Entertainment. Despite being the third largest producer of superhero comics, Valiant’s characters are far from household names. That all could change with Bloodshot, which appears to be staying away from tired superhero tropes and focusing instead on a hard SciFi story.
Christopher Nolan’s new film has been kept under wraps. According to IMDB, the film revolves around international espionage, time travel, and evolution.
Director Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049) will be adapting Frank Herbert’s seminal SciFi novel Dune for the silver screen. Most big budget spectacle films (that aren’t Marvel or Star Wars) have missed the mark with critics and audiences. Hopefully Villeneuve will do Herbert’s story justice.