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Autumn/Winter 2020 cinema releases to be excited for

After almost five months of no new flicks to enjoy at the big screen, these picks are definitely worth the wait



Summer was supposed to be the season of film: the highly-awaited Wonder Woman sequel, the Black Widow prequel and the sequel to 1982's Candyman were just some of the huge releases to dazzle and amaze audiences around the world. Cut to August and the cinema world sort-of returned to some level of normality with Christopher Nolan's Tenet being one of the first movies being released in theatres in the UK and the US. Now that the Autumn/Winter season is coming into shape, here are some of the biggest releases coming to cinemas very soon.


Wonder Woman 1984


Gal Gadot's return as this DC badass was originally scheduled for December last year but was delayed to June 2020 by Warner Bros after a rushed post-production schedule. Fans had to make do with the 2-minute trailer after an extensive marketing process which built excitement for the film very well. Obviously, Coronavirus had other ideas and WW1984 was delayed for a second time to October 2020, with WB releasing a second trailer that gave more insight into Kristen Wiig's character as well as more cute moments between Diana and Steve. There is discussion of the picture being delayed further after Tenet's slow box office profit but for now, let's keep our fingers crossed and hope that we'll get to see Diana again soon!



Death on The Nile


Irish actor and director Kenneth Branaugh is back both in front and behind the camera with the follow-up to Murder on the Orient Express. The Agatha Christie adaption was a huge success, grossing over $350 million against a $55 million budget so another addition to the Christie collection was inevitable. Again, Branaugh returns as Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the flick boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright, Rose Leslie and French & Saunders. Death on the Nile is scheduled for theatrical release on 23rd October in the US.



Black Widow


One of Marvel's favourite women finally gets her own stand-alone movie that has had fans buzzing since it was announced at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con. Set just after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha is forced to confront her past and face forgotten figures. The film also stars rising starlet Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz. It's been suggested that Johansson will 'pass the reigns' over to Pugh and that the movie will springboard Florence's character into the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Black Widow was delayed from its original May 2020 release to 6th November and opens the fourth phase of the MCU.



No Time to Die


Its common knowledge that the build-up for a Bond flick is comprehensive, especially for one that is the 25th instalment in the James Bond franchise, but it feels like it has been years waiting for No Time to Die. First announced to be released in November 2019, it was postponed to February and then to April after original director Danny Boyle left the project. Now, thanks to COVID, the film is scheduled for release in the UK on 12th November. As it's Daniel Craig's final appearance as the MI6 agent, anticipation and expectation for the film has been great but we'll have to wait till November to see Craig's final farewell as Bond.



Dune


Denis Villeneuve's epic science-fiction blockbuster was first announced by Legendary Pictures in 2016. Four years of development, casting, filming and production built a project that looks to be out-of-this-world. Featuring an ensemble cast of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac and Josh Brolin, it's the second adaption of the 1965 novel of the same name (the first being in 1984 by David Lynch). Dune was originally slated for release in November but Warner Bros rescheduled the date to 18th December. With the film being released in both IMAX and 3D, it could be a contender for one of the highest-grossing films of 2020.



West Side Story


This old-school classic is being reborn by the professor of Film himself, Mr Steven Spielberg. Of course, it's another adaption of the 1957 musical and unlike the 1961 movie, the flick is going to follow more closely to the original Broadway script. American actor Ansel Elgort stars as Tony, with acting newbie Rachel Zegler featuring as Maria. The young actress was cast following a viral video she posted on Twitter where she sang Shallow from A Star is Born (Spielberg offered her an audition shortly after this). West Side Story is scheduled for the same release date as Dune (18th December) so it will be a battle between these two movies during the Christmas period to see who takes first place at the box office.

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