Stuck in limbo awaiting the arrival of your favorite films? Well, we've rounded up all the new blockbuster release dates in one place, including the newly re-arranged Marvel Phase Four slate.
Stretching from 2020 to 2022, here's how your Regal movie calendar is shaping up. (The following release dates were announced by The Hollywood Reporter and are subject to change.)
- 24th July - Mulan
- 14th August – Wonder Woman 1984, The Secret Garden
- 4th September – A Quiet Place: Part II
- 16th October – The French Dispatch
- 6th November – Black Widow
- 12th November - No Time To Die
- 23rd December – Top Gun: Maverick
- 12th February 2021 – Eternals
- 5th March 2021 – Ghostbusters: Afterlife
- 19th March 2021 – Morbius
- 2nd April 2021 – Fast & Furious 9
- 7th May 2021 – Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
- 2nd July 2021 – Minions: The Rise Of Gru
- 30th July 2021 – Jungle Cruise
- 5th November 2021 – Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness
- 28th February 2022 – Thor: Love and Thunder
- 8th May 2022 – Black Panther 2
- 8th July 2022 – Captain Marvel 2
- 29th July 2022 - Indiana Jones 5
And here's a breakdown of each individual movie in greater detail.
Yifei Liu is the brave warrior Mulan in this sweeping-looking live-action reboot of the classic Disney animation. Whale Rider filmmaker Niko Caro mixes martial arts and fantasy to sweep us into feudal China, with the distinguished cast including Donnie Yen, Gong Li, Jason Scott Lee, Tzi Ma and Jet Li.
2. Wonder Woman 1984
Gal Gadot's noble Diana Prince is brought into the MTV era in Patty Jenkins' sequel to her 2017 superhero hit. Diana is still pining after her lost love Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), but he then mysteriously re-appears. How does it connect to creepy mogul Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal)? And what role will the villainous Barbara Minerva/Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) play?
3. The Secret Garden
Francis Hodgson Burnett's beloved family story gets a new adaptation with an all-star cast. When introverted young orphan Mary Lennox discovers a dilapidated garden hidden away on her uncle's forbidding Yorkshire estate, it unlocks a host of repressed memories. Colin Firth and Julie Walters star.
4. A Quiet Place: Part II
It's been an agonising wait to see how director John Krasinski would continue the mythology from A Quiet Place. This eagerly anticipated horror sequel picks up with the Abbott family, led by mother Evelyn (Emily Blunt), as they seek a new home in a terrifying world ravaged by deadly monsters.
5. The French Dispatch
Quirky auteur Wes Anderson whisks us into a fantastical and offbeat vision of Europe in this multi-stranded comedy-drama. Bill Murray is the ex-pat American journalist living in France, who assembles the continent's greatest minds to work on the titular periodical. Timothee Chalamet, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody and more feature in the formidable cast.
6. Black Widow
10 years after she first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Black Widow finally gets her own movie. Scarlett Johansson's former Soviet assassin delves into her past, including her conflict with mysterious villain Taskmaster, and the dreaded 'Red Room'. Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz make up the rest of Black Widow's family.
7. No Time To Die
It's been a long old wait for the 25th Bond movie, one that promises to send Daniel Craig out in style. Some 14 years after his debut in the blistering Casino Royale, Craig's 007 must now confront the nefarious Safin (Rami Malek), as Cary Joji Fukunaga directs and Billie Eilish provides the moody theme song.
8. Top Gun: Maverick
Tom Cruise feels the need for speed once again, reprising his role as cocky fighter pilot Maverick in the long-overdue Top Gun sequel. This time, Maverick is older and schooling a group of new Top Gun cadets – but he's still got that rogueish twinkle in his eye. Watch out for Miles Teller as Bradley, son of Maverick's late wingman Goose (Anthony Edwards).
Marvel's Phase Four era continues with the enigmatic and fantastical-sounding Eternals. The movie will introduce us to the most powerful beings in Marvel comic book lore, so it makes sense that there's a hefty cast to match. Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani unite under director Chloe Zhao (The Rider).
10. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Director Jason Reitman steps into his father Ivan's shoes to continue the Ghostbusters legacy. This latest instalment of the spook-battling franchise is a direct sequel to the original films from 1984 and 1989, in which one family discovers a remarkable Ghostbusters legacy in their newly purchased farmhouse. Paul Rudd stars as a teacher with memories of that all-important day in New York when the Ghostbusters first fought evil.
Sony's Marvel Universe continues to expand with this Jared Leto-starring superhero adventure. He plays the titular Morbius, a doctor who gains vampiric abilities and then decides to use them to fight evil. It remains to be seen how the film will connect to the earlier Venom, starring Tom Hardy, and also the Tom Holland Spider-Man movies. That said, we do get a shot of a Spidey mural in the trailer graffitied with the word 'murderer' – a clear sign that Morbius takes place after Far From Home's conclusion.
12. Fast & Furious 9
Vin Diesel revs up for the ninth instalment of the blockbusting Fast & Furious franchise. Following last year's detour to spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, we now return to the canonical Fast movies, with the latest entry directed by veteran series helmer Justin Lin. This time around, Diesel's character Dominic Toretto must confront his thought-to-be-lost brother, played by John Cena. There will be growls.
13. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
It's time to prepare for the MCU's first movie to be led by an Asian hero. Canadian-Chinese actor Simu Liu takes on the role of the comic book skilled martial artist, while director Destin Daniel Cretton prepares to re-introduce feared villain The Mandarin. The character had previously featured, controversially, in Iron Man 3, played by Ben Kingsley.
14. Minions: The Rise Of Gru
We could all do with our own handy lockdown helpers at the moment. But we wouldn't want to rely on those mischievous minions to keep our homes in order. Following the 2015 blockbuster spin-off movie Minions, the cheeky sidekicks return alongside a youthful Gru (Steve Carell), in a family adventure exploring the title character's rise to world domination.
15. Jungle Cruise
Who could ask for a better Disney pairing than Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt? Both actors have a likeable screen presence and sweet air of self-mocking deprecation about them, which is why we can't wait to see them head off on their Amazonian Jungle Cruise adventure for director Jaume Collet-Serra.
16. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness
Evil Dead and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi replaces Scott Derrickson for the Sorcerer Supreme's follow-up movie. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the title character, promising to send Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe careening into horror territory for the very first time.
17. Thor: Love And Thunder
Writer-director Taika Waititi galvanised the formerly stodgy superhero Thor in 2017's riotously funny Thor: Ragnarok. Waititi is sure to bring the same offbeat sensibility to MCU Phase Four movie Thor: Love And Thunder, which sees Natalie Portman's Jane Foster lifting the iconic hammer Mjolnir. Plus, former Batman Christian Bale is playing the baddie.
18. Black Panther 2
Released in 2018, Black Panther was not just a movie but a cultural event, re-setting the balance for portrayals of black superheroes the world over. (Don't forget, however, that 1998's Blade was the first.) We can't wait to welcome back Chadwick Boseman's imposing T'Challa, and in other excellent news, Ryan Coogler is returning as director.
19. Captain Marvel 2
Brie Larson's Marvel superhero made her solo movie debut in 2019, having been teased in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War. She helped save the day in 2019's Avengers: Endgame, working to bring down the evil Thanos (Josh Brolin), so surely everything after that is going to be a walk in the park?
20. Indiana Jones 5
Director James Mangold (Le Mans '66) will be replacing Steven Spielberg for the fifth Indiana Jones movie. It's the first time this has happened in the history of the classic adventure franchise, but one consistent element remains: Harrison Ford will once again crack the whip as our rugged title character.
Which of these movies are you most excited about seeing on the big screen? Let us know @RegalMovies.