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7 Upcoming Movies & TV Shows 2020

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

By Reagan Goldberg, Blogger

Throughout this pandemic, movie and TV show productions have been put to a halt. Many movies have pushed back their release dates due to COVID-19. Now that more movie theaters are opening up and TV shows are starting to film again, here is a list of nine movies and TV shows to look forward to in 2020:

Black Widow

“Black Widow” was originally supposed to come to theaters May 1, 2020. However, due to the closings of theaters, it got pushed back to Nov. 6, 2020. This movie follows Avenger Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, as she confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Scarlett Johansson comes back to play her character Black Widow alongside fellow actors David Harbour (Jim Hopper from Stranger Things) and Florence Pugh (Amy March from Little Women). According to IMDb, Robert Downey Jr. is rumored to be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to reclaim his iconic role as Iron Man.

The Mandalorian on Disney+

“The Mandalorian”quickly became popular among Star Wars fans all around the world. I mean, who doesn’t love the cute Baby Yoda? Season two of this show has just announced it will be available on Disney+ on Oct. 30, 2020. According to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, season two was wrapped five days before the coronavirus lockdown began. The show will pick up right where it left off, following the Mandalorian, Baby Yoda and their crazy adventures.

The Devil All the Time on Netflix

This new Netflix film has quite the star-studded cast, including Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Sebastian Stan and Mia Wasikowska and will be released on Netflix on Sept. 16, 2020. The rated-R thriller follows sinister characters that converge around a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a postwar backwoods town teeming with corruption and brutality.

The Bachelorette on ABC

I know you already know about the ongoing reality show “The Bachelorette” on ABC. So what makes this season so different? Not only is the new bachelorette someone from many seasons ago (breaking tradition of using a contestant from the previous “Bachelor” season). This season has not one, but two bachelorettes. Claire Crawley will start off the upcoming season, but it has been reported that at some point in the season Crawley will leave. Former “Bachelor” contestant Tayshia Adams will take over, making her the second African American Bachelorette of the series. The new season will air on Oct. 13, 2020.

West Side Story

Directed by Steven Spielberg, this remake of the 1961 original musical movie is heading its way to theaters on Dec. 18, 2020. Featuring Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler as Maria, this film follows forbidden love between Tony and Maria as well as the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Filled with fun, energetic musical numbers, it’s sure to be a movie you don’t want to miss. It features fellow actors: Ariana DeBose, Mike Faist, Maddie Ziegler, Brian d’Arcy James and more.

Ratchedon Netflix

From the mind of “American Horror Story” writer and producer Ryan Murphy, “Ratched”follows Mildred Ratched as she begins working as a nurse at a psychiatric hospital and becomes jaded, bitter and a downright monster to her patients. The release date is Sept. 18, 2020. Starring in this show are Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone and more.

The Crown on Netflix

Season four of “The Crown” will premiere on Netflix on Nov. 15, 2020. “The Crown”chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times. Each season depicts a certain chapter in her life. Season four will bring in Princess Diana and depict her relationship with the royal family. While some royal family members have faded in and out of the spotlight on the series, Diana will be a focal point of the series for the next few seasons. Bringing in Princess Diana will surely show the royal family like we’ve never seen them before.

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