When a storyline is that good, naturally viewers want follow-up films. Even movie studios want to capitalise on the popularity by releasing movie sequels.
Thankfully, there are no shortage in 2020 (We’ve already seen “Birds of Prey” and ” To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”). Despite the setback due to the Covid-19 pandemic, rest assured that we have still many more movie sequels set to hit theatres later this year.
1. “Wonder Woman 1984”
- Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen
“In 1984, Diana Prince comes into conflict with two formidable foes – media businessman Maxwell Lord and friend-turned-enemy Barbara Ann Minerva aka Cheetah – while reuniting with her lover, Steve Trevor.”
2. “A Quiet Place: Part II”
- Cast: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Hounsou
“We’ll see more of that family continuing to survive and finding out that they’re not the only ones,” actor Brian Tyree Henry told the Observer. “And I think that we’re also going to get a few answers to the origin of where and how this whole thing happened. I think that people want to know that. But I think you’re just going to see another side of it… more of humanity that survived this thing in this next story.”
3. “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”
- Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo, and Richard E. Grant
“Three years after the experiences of the initial movie, bodyguard Michael Bryce remains his friendship with killer Darius Kincaid as they begin on a new experience to rescue Sonia, Darius’s partner, from new warnings.”
4. “The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It”
- Cast: Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga
According to Honk News, the third instalment “will be revealing the chilling stories of horror, murder that begins with the fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen, to mark the first time in US history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defence.”
5. “Death On The Nile”
- Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright, Tom Bateman, Annette Bening
“In ‘Death on the Nile’, Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian adventure aboard a glamorous river steamer descends into a terrifying search for a murderer when an idyllic honeymoon is shattered by violent deaths. This sinister tale of obsessive love and its murderous consequences plays out in an epic landscape of danger and foreboding, with enough shocking twists and turns to leave audiences unsettled and guessing until the final, shocking denouement.”
6. “G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes”
- Cast: Henry Golding, Andrew Koji, Iko Uwais, Samara Weaving, Úrsula Corberó, Haruka Abe, Takehiro Hira, Steven Allerick
According to Henry Golding, Paramount is “starting a new timeline, a new franchise with the ‘G.I. Joe’ universe”. He told EW, “Snake Eyes was always seen as a weapon, as almost an inanimate object. But when you get to see someone’s eyes, you get to see their past, you get to see their future, you get their personality behind that. And so, we throw it back right to the beginning and see how he progresses and how he develops into this most amazing character.”
7. “No Time To Die”
- Cast: Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Rami Malek
“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.”
8. “Godzilla vs. Kong”
- Cast: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, Zhang Ziyi, Demián Bichir
“Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans’ very origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.”
9. “Top Gun: Maverick”
- Cast: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly
“After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
“When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialised mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt Bradley Bradshaw, call sign ‘Rooster’, the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt Nick Bradshaw, aka ‘Goose’.
“Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.”
10. “Escape Room 2”
- Cast: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Isabelle Fuhrman, Holland Roden, Thomas Cocquerel, Indya Moore, Carlito Olivero
In the first “Escape Room”, Zoey and Ben were headed for New York City to investigate the mysterious forces behind the game. A new escape room has since been created by Minos, with a shadowy figure setting his sight on Zoey and Ben. One assumes that the sequel will pick from where it left off.
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