‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan’: All the movies we may get to see in this summer
Much like all our lives — and well the entire world — movie release dates have been somewhat derailed. Our summer of blockbusters isn’t going to be usual (then again, what is in 2020?) and there are many films we thought we’d get to see that have been pushed back all the way to next year.
Don’t lose hope quite yet because there are some titles that will — fingers crossed, knock on wood, say “bloody Mary” three times in the mirror — make it to theaters. It may not be a grand line-up but there are some much-anticipated films that we’d be glad to see in theaters. Here are some of the movies we might have a chance of seeing this summer.
A very anticipated and also (as of now) very vague film from Christopher Nolan. Seriously, we have no idea what this film is about other than it has a secret agent whose mission is to stop World War III. Even Robert Pattinson who starred in it only has a tenuous grasp on the film’s concept. Whatever Tenet is, it’s set to premiere July 17.
This Disney remake, coming July 24, looks better than any other backwashed Disney classic made recently, because this one will actually have its own story. This version of Mulan is set to tell a gripping tale of a 5th century fable about a Chinese warrior. It took over a year and 1,000 actresses to finally cast Lui Yifei in the role of Mulan. Let’s hope it’s a film “worth fighting for”. Okay, we’ll stop.
Wonder Woman 1984
This looks to be one hell of a ride coming out on August 14 as Gal Gadot takes on the role of Diana Prince again but this time in leg warmers & scrunchies (not really, but that would be a look). Wonder Woman is apparently going head-to-head with Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) an evil businessman and Dr. Barbara Minvera (Kristen Wiig) an evil. . . cheetah?
The Secret Garden
This film is about a garden, and it’s a secret. Yep, that’s about it other than it’s a tale of whimsy & friendship based on the wonderful written children’s book by the same name. For a little more detail, Mary Maddox is sent to live with her forbidding uncle where she stumbles upon a locked door hiding a memory from the past. Secret Garden will release in theaters August 14.
This film has a wild story that features Janelle Monáe as a successful author transported back in time to Civil War South and must struggle to survive in the hostile surroundings. Antebellum comes to us from the producers of Get Out and Us so prepare yourselves for another mind-twisting experience on August 21.
The New Mutants
We’re not sure New Mutants was really necessary but let’s see how this horror version of the X-Men franchise pans out. Apparently it takes place in a psych ward and stars Maisy Williams & Charlie Heaton so it could land anywhere. Look for The New Mutants in theaters August 28.
A Quiet Place II
Now back with more silence than ever before, quieter than a mouse farting in a souffle, it’s A Quiet Place II (which obviously should have been called A Quieter Place, c’mon John Kransinski)! This story follows the same family from the first film but now they’re forced on the road for their survival. Right now its biggest selling point is that it has Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders) joining the cast, so we’ll be there on September 4.