The Complete Guide to Superhero Movies in 2020
There were 8 superhero movies last year, some of which aren’t conventional superhero movies but are still considered superhero movies. This year there are only 3. There would have been 5, but COVID-19 closures kicked The New Mutants off the release schedule (maybe permanently? It’s been reshuffled four times, and it seems to be cursed) — UPDATED on 13 May: It’s back — and moved The Eternals next year, hence the decrease.
UPDATED on 23 Sep: Goodbye Black Widow, we never knew thee. This is the first year since 2009 that doesn’t contain a single Marvel Studios’ movie.
Superhero movies opening in cinemas in 2020
(Click on each title in the numbered list to jump to that section if you don’t want to scroll through the entire list. This list will be updated periodically as new information/trailers come in. You can also click on each movie’s heading to go to their IMDb pages. Release dates below are for Singapore, but if you’re outside Singapore, IMDb can tell you fairly accurately what’s the release date in your country.)
- Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (6 Feb)
- The New Mutants (27 Aug)
- Wonder Woman 1984 (17 Dec)
Director: Cathy Yan (“Dead Pigs”)
Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ewan McGregor, Ella Jay Basco
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Synopsis: You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
Director: Josh Boone (“The Fault in Our Stars”)
Cast: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Synopsis: 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.
Director: Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman”, “Monster”)
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Synopsis: Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.