MOVIE GUIDE: All the Disney Films To Watch Out For in 2020

From Pixar and Disney to Marvel and Searchlight Pictures, sequels to live-action remakes, Disney has got so much in store this year for fans of all ages.

From Pixar and Disney to Marvel and Searchlight Pictures, sequels to live-action remakes, Disney has got so much in store this year for fans of all ages. And to make sure that you won't be missing out on anything from them this year, we're giving you a rundown of all the upcoming and highly-anticipated films set to release this 2020! 

Jojo Rabbit 
Premiered on: January 15
Directed by: Taika Waititi

Jojo Rabbit is a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose life turns upside down and forced to confront his blind nationalism when he learns that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. The film stars Roman Griffin Davis, Thomas MacKenzie, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, and more. 

Premiered on: January 15
Directed by: William Eubank

Underwater stars Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel, and John Gallagher Jr. in a film about a crew of underwater researchers who's 7 miles into the sea when an earthquake devastates their laboratory. They must then scramble to safety before an awakened creature gets to them. 


Spies in Disguise
Premiered on: January 22
Directed by: Nick Bruno, Troye Quane

Spies in Disguise centers on two spies who are almost the exact opposite of each other. They are then forced to pair up and work together for the ultimate mission that will require one of them to transform into the brave and majestic pigeon. Will Smith and Tom Holland lent their voices for this animated film. 

Premieres on: February 12
Directed by: Nat Faxon and Jim Rush

In Downhill, a married couple is forced to confront their feelings for each other and reevaluate their lives after barely escaping an avalanche during their family ski trip in the Alps. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell, Zach Woods, and more star in this film. 

The Call of the Wild 
Premieres on: February 19
Directed by: Chris Sanders

A film adapted on the classic novel of the same name, The Call of the Wild is about a big-hearted dog whose domestic life changes when he is sent to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon to be a part of the mail delivery dog sled team. The film stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, and more. 

Premieres on: March 4
Directed by: Dan Scanlon

Onward is a film set in a suburban fantasy world that's slowly losing its sense of magic. It centers on Ian and Barley Lightfoot, two elf brothers who receive a magical staff which has the power to bring their father back for 24 hours. However, when they were only able to bring back half of their father (literally!), they go on an adventure to fix the spell and bring him back completely before he disappears. Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, and Octavia Spencer lead the film's voice cast. 

Premieres on: March 25
Directed by: Niki Caro

A film based on the narrative poem "The Ballad of Mulan, Mulan tells the story of Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior who has to step in and take the place of her sick father when the Emperor of China decrees that one man from the family should serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern Invaders. The film stars Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, and more. 

The New Mutants
Premieres on: April 1
Directed by: Josh Boone 

Directed by Josh Boone, The New Mutants centers on 5 young mutants who must fight and escape their past sins and save themselves, while still discovering their abilities. The film stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blue Hunt, and more. 

Premieres on: April 22
Directed by: Scott Cooper

Produced by Guillermo Del Toro, Antlers is about a teacher from Oregon and her sheriff brother who discover that a young student is keeping a secret that can lead to dangerous consequences. Starring in this film are Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy Thomas, and more. 

Black Widow
Premieres on: April 29
Directed by: Cate Shortland 

Marvel's upcoming spy thriller centers on Natasha Romanoff who confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a conspiracy involving her past arises. Pursued by a force that wants to bring her down, she must then deal with her broken relationships and her history as a spy in the time that was before she became an Avenger. Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, and David Harbour star in this upcoming film. 

The Woman in the Window
Premieres on: May 13
Directed by: Joe Wright

The Woman in the Window is a psychological thriller about an agoraphobic child psychologist who befriends her neighbor in New York. Things take a turn when the said neighbor disappears, a result of what could be a foul play. It stars Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Julianne More, and more. 

Artemis Fowl
Premieres on:
May 27
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

A film based on the book of the same name, Artemis Fowl follows a 12-year old boy from a family of criminal masterminds. He finds himself battling with the cunning and powerful race of fairies which could be the ones behind his father's disappearance. It stars Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Judi Dench, and more. 

Premieres on: June 17
Directed by: Pete Doctor and Kemp Powers

Soul is the story of a middle-school teacher named Joe Gardner whose real dream is to become a jazz musician. He just got his once in a lifetime chance of playing at the best jazz club in town when his life takes an unexpected turn, bringing him from New York City to The Great Before as a literal soul. This film will be featuring the voices of Jaime Foxx, Tina Fey, Questlove, Daveed Diggs, and more. 

Free Guy
Premieres on: July 1
Directed by: Shawn Levy

In Free Guy, Ryan Reynolds portrays a bank teller who, after discovering that he's a background player in a game, decides that he wants to be the hero of his own story and save the world before it is too late. Joining Reynolds in the cast are Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Taika Waititi, and more. 

Jungle Cruise
Premieres on: July 22
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra

Jungle Cruise is inspired by the Disney Theme Park ride. It stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, a riverboat captain and an explorer, who go on a research mission/adventure in the Amazon Jungle. 

The Empty Man
Premieres on: August 6

The One and Only Ivan
Premieres on: August 12
Directed by: Thea Sharrock

Based on an award-winning book, The One and Only Ivan is about a gorilla who shares his home in a shopping mall with Stella the elephant and Bob the dog. While he has no memory of his life in the jungle, he gets touched when a baby elephant named Ruby arrives in their area, separated from her family. This leads Ivan to begin questioning his life, where he comes from, and where he wants to be. The film will be featuring the voices of Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Danny Devito, and more. 

The King's Man
Premieres on: September 16
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn 

The King's Man will be telling the origin of the first independent intelligence agency. In this film, one man must stop history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds from plotting a war that could wipe out the population. 

Death on the Nile
Premieres on: October 7
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Photo: Walt Disney Philippines

Death on the Nile is a mystery-thriller based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. It centers on Hercule Poirot whose Egyptian Adventure on a river steamer goes south when a murderer turns an idyllic honeymoon into a series of violent deaths. 

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Premieres on: October 21
Directed by: Jonathan Butterell 

Photo: Walt Disney Philippines

This upcoming film is based on the musical of the same name and centers on 16-year-old Jamie who dreams of being a drag queen instead of having a "real" career. With support from his mother and his friends, Jamie then overcomes all the prejudice and his bullies as he takes a step into the spotlight. The film stars Max Harwood, Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, and more. 

The Eternals
Premieres on: November 4
Directed by: Chloe Zhao

Photo: Walt Disney Philippines

The Eternals introduces a new set of Marvel superheroes – aliens who have been secretly living on earth for thousands of years. The film is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, when a tragedy forces them to go out of hiding to fight mankind's ancient enemy, The Deviants.  Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harrington, and Angelina Jolie are just some of the cast for the film. 

Deep Water
Premieres on: November 11
Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Deep Water is a psychological thriller which gives the audience a glimpse into the picture-perfect marriage of Vic and Melinda, the mind games that they play, and what happens to the people that get caught up in them. 

Raya and the Last Dragon
Premieres on: November 25
Directed by: 
Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins

Photo: Walt Disney Philippines

Raya and the Last Dragon centers on a lone warrior from the kingdom of Kumandra who teams up with a group of misfits to find a dragon that will bring back the light in their broken world. 


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