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Most anticipated movies coming out in 2020

Hollywood is entering a new decade, following a period that brought mega-franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the return of box office behemoths like "Star Wars." The foundation of the American film industry has changed, and moviegoers are already eager for the biggest studio blockbusters of 2020.

These don't necessarily have to be big-budgeted films, with anticipated films including smaller Christian films and character-based films that have garnered excitement due to the stars or director attached to the project. Nevertheless, big studios like Disney, Warner Bros., and Universal have already begun to promote their big tentpoles for the year.

Some of them are continuations of franchises from the previous decade, like "Black Widow" and "The Eternals" as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Others are long-awaited sequels to films going as far back as the 1990s and even the 1980s. There are reboots and reimaginings to older properties and the occasional original film, which, of course, still carries a high concept premise and some star power to boot.

When it comes to the most hyped films of the year, many of them will skew to the summer season and during the holidays, when audiences are available and are most keen for some escapism in the movie theater. These films don't particularly represent what will probably be the big award winners in the next Oscar season, but they will most likely haul plenty of cash in the box office due to several factors.

To come up with this list and to measure anticipation, Stacker created a blended anticipation index of trailer views on YouTube and Wiki pageviews over the past three months (Sept. 30, 2019, to Dec. 30, 2019) for all American movies coming out in 2020. Movies with projected 2020 release dates that have yet to be announced were included.

Click through to see which movies audiences are the most excited for, and decide for yourself which ones will get you to the cineplex on opening weekend.

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20th Century Fox Film Corporation

#45. The Woman in the Window

- Trailer views: 3,043,343
- Wikipedia page views: 185,763
- Projected release date: May 15

Adapted from the novel of the same name, "The Woman in the Window" stars Amy Adams as Dr. Anna Fox, an agoraphobic woman who spies on her neighbors outside her window until she becomes witness to a disturbing act of violence. Originally meant for release in October 2019 by Fox, the film was reworked by Disney after test screenings, adding more curiosity about this 2020 release. The film also stars Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Julianne Moore. It comes from director Joe Wright ("Darkest Hour") and writer Tracy Letts.

[Pictured: Amy Adams, star of the upcoming film "The Woman in the Window."]

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Fox Searchlight Pictures

#44. Antlers

- Trailer views: 1,604,589
- Wikipedia page views: 235,636
- Projected release date: April 17

Guillermo del Toro and David S. Goyer are producers for the supernatural horror film "Antlers," which features a frightening premise. Keri Russell plays a small-town teacher, and Jesse Plemons portrays her sheriff brother, both who take an interest in a young, troubled boy who turns out to be carrying a dark and dangerous secret. The trailer for the film has images of half-eaten bodies and mysterious monsters, promising scares and thrills as any del Toro project should.

[Pictured: Keri Russell, star of the upcoming film "Antlers."]

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Millennium Films

#43. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 146,349
- Projected release date: Aug. 28

If the madcap premise of the 2017 action-comedy "The Hitman's Bodyguard" wasn't absurd enough, the 2020 sequel will add yet another element to it. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are returning as the titular bodyguard and hitman, respectively, with Salma Hayek also returning as Jackson's wife. Bryce (Reynolds) and Darius Kincaid (Jackson) have continued their friendship but must spring into action when Sonia Kincaid (Hayek) finds herself into deeper trouble. Director Patrick Hughes and writer Tom O'Connor return to their respective roles as well. While the original film didn't catch fire with the critics, it was crowd-pleasing enough to audiences.

[Pictured: Ryan Reynolds, star of the upcoming film "The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard."]

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JP Yim // Getty Images for TIME

#42. Raya and the Last Dragon

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 147,454
- Projected release date: Nov. 25

The next title from Walt Disney Animation Studios is not based on an existing property but is instead rooted in Southeast Asian culture and mythology. "Raya and the Last Dragon" comes from Malaysian screenwriter Adele Lim ("Crazy Rich Asians") and has a voice cast including Cassie Steele as Raya, a warrior who is searching for the last remaining dragon in the mysterious realm called Kumandra. Awkwafina, who recently won a Golden Globe for her role in "The Farewell," will voice Sisu, a water dragon who is the last of its kind and can transform into human form.

[Pictured: Awkwafina, star of the upcoming film "Raya and the Last Dragon."]

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Michael Loccisano // Getty Images for Movement Voter Project

#41. The Organ Donor

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 148,359
- Projected release date: May 15

In what initially appears to be a bizarre mashup of talent and intellectual properties, comedian Chris Rock is leading a new movie in the "Saw" franchise. The story of "The Organ Donor" comes from Rock himself, who will star in the movie alongside Samuel L. Jackson. Not much is known about the actual plot, but fans can assume that it will go back to basics, as veteran "Saw" director Darren Lynn Bousman, who helmed the second, third, and fourth films, is returning to the series.

[Pictured: Chris Rock, star of the upcoming film "The Organ Donor."]

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Jon Kopaloff // Getty Images

#40. The Many Saints of Newark

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 166,808
- Projected release date: Sept. 25

"The Sopranos" has been off the air since 2007 and yet is still celebrated, which means that fans of the legendary HBO show will undoubtedly be interested in the prequel film "The Many Saints of Newark." Not too many plot details have been specified or revealed, but the film will take place in the 1960s and 1970s and will provide background stories to the characters from the show, with the film featuring younger versions of these characters. One such is Tony Soprano himself, who will be played by Michael Gandolfini, the real-life son of the late Tony Soprano portrayer James Gandolfini; additionally, veteran "Sopranos" director Alan Taylor is also at the helm.

[Pictured: Michael Gandolfini, star of the upcoming film "The Many Saints of Newark."]

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QC Entertainment

#39. Antebellum

- Trailer views: 6,372,145
- Wikipedia page views: 157,839
- Projected release date: April 24

One of the many producers of thriller film "Antebellum" is Sean McKittrick, one of the producers of Jordan Peele's films "Get Out" and "Us"; with that connection heavily advertised, "Antebellum" is hoping to be a thriller in the same mold. Starring Janelle Monae as a successful author named Veronica Henley, the film finds Henley in a nightmarish and mind-bending reality. The short and cryptic teaser implies that Henley will be stuck between modern-day and an era marked by slavery in America.

[Pictured: Janelle Monae, star of the upcoming film "Antebellum."]

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Twentieth Century Fox

#38. West Side Story

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 188,299
- Projected release date: Dec. 18

Prolific director Steven Spielberg will finally release his own take on the celebrated Broadway musical "West Side Story" in the holiday season of 2020. While the "Romeo and Juliet"-like musical was already made into a highly acclaimed and Oscar-winning film in 1961, the new version promises to be closer to the Broadway show. Ansel Elgort plays Tony, while newcomer Rachel Zegler portrays Maria; original film star Rita Moreno will also appear in a supporting role.

[Pictured: David Alvarez and Ariana DeBose in the upcoming film, "West Side Story."]

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Davis Entertainment

#37. Jungle Cruise

- Trailer views: 4,322,441
- Wikipedia page views: 230,626
- Projected release date: July 24

Disney has never shied away from making films based on their own theme park rides, with "Jungle Cruise" being the next such attraction. Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt co-star in this Disney vehicle, with Johnson portraying a riverboat captain and Blunt as a scientist who enlists his services while on the search for a healing Tree of Life. Other cast members include Jack Whitehall, who will reportedly portray a gay character, Paul Giamatti, Edgar Ramirez, and Jesse Plemons.

[Pictured: Dwayne Johnson, star of the upcoming film "Jungle Cruise."]

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Alberto E. Rodriguez // Getty Images

#36. Venom 2

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 190,068
- Projected release date: Oct. 2

While the first "Venom" film from Sony didn't inspire the most positive critical reaction, the dynamic between Tom Hardy's Eddie Brock and the CGI alien symbiote was enough to inspire discussion and enthusiasm for a sequel. The end of the first film teased "Spider-Man" villain and Venom rival Carnage, as played by Woody Harrelson, and the second film promises to follow up on this. The sequel will be directed by Andy Serkis, the actor best known for his expertise in motion capture performance.

[Pictured: Tom Hardy, star of the upcoming film "Venom 2."]

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Hammerstone Studios

#35. Bill & Ted Face the Music

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 191,972
- Projected release date: Aug. 21

After decades of speculation, the third "Bill & Ted" film was announced for a 2020 release to great fanfare. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves will return in their classic roles as Bill and Ted, respectively, now past their youth and living a monotonous middle-aged life. The two are warned by a messenger from the future that they must come up with a song that will save the world and thus go on a wild time travel trip to gather family members, friends, and musicians to achieve this lofty task.

[Pictured: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in the upcoming "Bill & Ted Face the Music."]

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Kevin Downes Productions

#34. I Still Believe

- Trailer views: 7,938,311
- Wikipedia page views: 128,779
- Projected release date: March 13

Named after the Jeremy Camp song "I Still Believe," this biographical film follows the early life Christian singer Camp (KJ Apa from "Riverdale") and his first wife Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp (Britt Robertson). Melissa, shortly before her marriage to Jeremy Camp, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, passing away 4.5 months later. The film comes from the Erwin Brothers, a pair of Christian film directors whose previous faith-based music biopic "I Can Only Imagine" was a box-office success.

[Pictured: Britt Robertson, star of the upcoming film "I Still Believe."]

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Columbia Pictures

#33. Fantasy Island

- Trailer views: 7,394,133
- Wikipedia page views: 163,928
- Projected release date: Feb. 14

In a twist on an old classic, "Fantasy Island" is turning the late 1970s/early 1980s television show into a horror movie. Michael Peña takes the role of Mr. Roarke, originally played by Ricardo Montalbán, a character who makes the dreams of the guests on his mysterious tropical resort island into reality. However, these fantasies turn into nightmares, and the island's guests must solve a mystery to survive. The film is directed by Jeff Wadlow and produced by Jason Blum, the two having previously collaborated on "Truth or Dare."

[Pictured: Michael Peña, star of the upcoming film "Fantasy Island."]

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Universal Pictures

#32. The Invisible Man

- Trailer views: 5,200,605
- Wikipedia page views: 253,081
- Projected release date: Feb. 28

Leigh Whannell of "Saw" and "Insidious" fame has reimagined "The Invisible Man" for modern audiences in a horror film starring Elisabeth Moss. Moss portrays a woman attempting to escape from an abusive ex-boyfriend, only for her ex to apparently commit suicide; since then, horrifying coincidences occur, and she suspects that a force unseen by anyone is hunting her. Another remake of "The Invisible Man" was meant to be part of the Dark Universe began by "The Mummy" in 2017, but after that film's failure, Blumhouse Productions and Whannell delivered their own take on the premise.

[Pictured: Elisabeth Moss, star of the upcoming film "The Invisible Man."]

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Gareth Cattermole // Getty Images for BFI

#31. Death on the Nile

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 219,742
- Projected release date: Oct. 9

Following up from his film adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express," Sir Kenneth Branagh is back on the director's chair and in the lead role as Hercule Poirot in "Death on the Nile." The film, as in the original novel, will follow a new murder mystery for Poirot to solve in Egypt, while also being caught in a love triangle himself. The ensemble cast will include Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, and Letitia Wright.

[Pictured: Annette Bening, star of the upcoming film "Death on the Nile."]

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Amblin Entertainment

#30. The Turning

- Trailer views: 7,229,163
- Wikipedia page views: 216,758
- Projected release date: Jan. 24

Based on the 1898 ghost story "The Turn of the Screw," "The Turning" had a tumultuous production overseen by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment studio. The initial production of the film was halted after a last-minute script rewrite led to Spielberg firing the original director, with the new project taking in director Floria Sigismondi and stars Mackenzie Davis and Finn Wolfhard. Davis portrays a nanny who is charged with taking care of two orphans, but she soon finds that the family and the home hold dark secrets.

[Pictured: Finn Wolfhard, star of the upcoming film "The Turning."]

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Warner Bros.

#29. In the Heights

- Trailer views: 8,588,102
- Wikipedia page views: 187,168
- Projected release date: June 26

Before "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda had his first Broadway hit with "In the Heights," a musical taking place in a Hispanic American neighborhood in New York City. While Miranda won't be reprising his leading role as Usnavi, he'll be filled in by fellow "Hamilton" alum Anthony Ramos as the bodega owner protagonist. The film is directed by "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu and includes Corey Hawkins, Stephanie Beatriz, and Jimmy Smits in the ensemble cast.

[Pictured: Anthony Ramos, star of the upcoming film "In the Heights."]

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Marvel Entertainment

#28. Morbius

- Trailer views: 8,087,796
- Wikipedia page views: 232,620
- Projected release date: July 31

In the same vein as "Venom," "Morbius" is another Sony comic book film based on a Spider-Man villain, with Morbius the "Living Vampire" being portrayed by Oscar-winner and former Joker Jared Leto. Before his turn, Michael Morbius is a scientist suffering from a rare blood disease. After he attempts to cure himself, he develops a form of vampirism. Matt Smith will also appear in the film as Morbius' friend suffering from the same disease, and the film is directed by Daniel Espinosa, who helmed "Life" for Sony in 2017.

[Pictured: Jared Leto, star of the upcoming film "Morbius."]

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Marvel Entertainment

#27. The New Mutants

- Trailer views: 5,748,627
- Wikipedia page views: 322,418
- Projected release date: April 3

Originally due for release on April 13, 2018, this "X-Men" spinoff has been continually pushed back by Fox and Disney. Adding a horror spin to these comic book characters, director Josh Boone ("The Fault in Our Stars") tells the story of a group of teenaged mutants trapped in a secret hospital facility against their will as their mysterious and dangerous powers develop. Coming out after "Dark Phoenix," "The New Mutants" is the final Fox X-Men film to be released now that the franchise is back under Marvel Studios and Disney.

[Pictured: Maisie Williams, star of the upcoming film "The New Mutants."]

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Disney/Pixar

#26. Onward

- Trailer views: 6,269,709
- Wikipedia page views: 319,705
- Projected release date: March 6

Pixar's next film, "Onward," appears to simply be about a road trip between two elf brothers in a modern magical land, but deeper in the premise is the story of a boy grieving the father he doesn't remember. After obtaining a magical staff, two brothers (Chris Pratt and Tom Holland) attempt to revive their father, but only successfully bringing back his lower half; the two go on a quest to make the revival permanent. The film also features the voice talent of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who voices the brothers' mother.

[Pictured: Chris Pratt, star of the upcoming film "Onward."]

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United Plankton Pictures

#25. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

- Trailer views: 10,570,631
- Wikipedia page views: 185,243
- Projected release date: May 22

For the third theatrical "SpongeBob SquarePants" film, the animation art style will take a shift from hand-drawn 2D to computer-animated 3D. The plot of the film involves Spongebob and Patrick searching for Spongebob's pet snail Gary, who has supposedly been kidnapped by Poseidon, leading them to the "Lost City of Atlantic City." The television show's usual voice cast will all return, with movie stars Awkwafina and Keanu Reeves, in a strange live-action role, making special appearances.

[Pictured: Keanu Reeves, star of the upcoming film, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run."]

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Blumhouse Productions

#24. Halloween Kills

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 273,640
- Projected release date: Oct. 16

The first sequel to the 2018 sequel/reboot "Halloween" is entitled "Halloween Kills," and will feature the return of Nick Castle as Michael Myers and Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode. The writer-director pair of David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are also returning from the 2018 project, crafting another story of Michael Myers going on a killing spree. The 2018 film was thought to be fresh and exciting, with the 2020 sequel looking to capitalize on that momentum.

[Pictured: Jamie Lee Curtis, star of the upcoming film "Halloween Kills."]

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Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE)

#23. Bloodshot

- Trailer views: 9,642,183
- Wikipedia page views: 249,111
- Projected release date: March 13

First-time feature director David Wilson is at the helm for "Bloodshot," which stars Vin Diesel and is based on the Valiant Comics character of the same name. Diesel plays Marine Ray Garrison, who, after being killed, is resurrected by scientists by nanotechnology to become a "biotech killing machine." Bloodshot eventually becomes flooded with memories of his past and goes on a quest for revenge for those responsible for the deaths of himself and his wife.

[Pictured: Vin Diesel, star of the upcoming film "Bloodshot."]

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2.0 Entertainment

#22. Bad Boys for Life

- Trailer views: 5,607,791
- Wikipedia page views: 410,215
- Projected release date: Jan. 17

The original buddy cop duo (Will Smith and Martin Lawrence) from Michael Bay's "Bad Boys" and "Bad Boys II" are near retirement when a cartel mob boss marks the pair in a quest for revenge. The film has the old-school duo interact with "AMMO," a group of millennial cops who act as foils to the older team. Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the film has been in talks for the past decade.

[Pictured: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in the upcoming film, "Bad Boys for Life."]

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Miramax

#21. The Gentlemen

- Trailer views: 5,803,407
- Wikipedia page views: 417,164
- Projected release date: Jan. 24

Writer-director Guy Ritchie is returning to his crime film roots with "The Gentleman" after some detours with the "Aladdin" remake and a "King Arthur" film. "The Gentleman" boasts an ensemble cast led by Matthew McConaughey, who plays an American businessman who has built a marijuana empire in London, but attracts unwanted attention when he is looking to sell his business. Alongside McConaughey is Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant, many who have collaborated with Ritchie in the past.

[Pictured: Matthew McConaughey, star of the upcoming film "The Gentlemen."]

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20th Century Fox Film Corporation

#20. The King's Man

- Trailer views: 7,234,774
- Wikipedia page views: 393,527
- Projected release date: Sept. 18

The third movie in the "Kingsman" series will take a historical detour to World War I, depicting the earlier years of the agency. Ralph Fiennes portrays the Duke of Oxford from the Kingsman agency, with Harris Dickinson as Conrad, his protegee. Gemma Arterton, Djimon Hounsou, and Daniel Bruhl will also appear, with Rhys Ifans as Rasputin. While set in a different time period, the third film will still feature the same stunning visuals from the first two movies, thanks to the return of director Matthew Vaughn.

[Pictured: Ralph Fiennes, star of the upcoming film "The King's Man."]

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Disney/Pixar

#19. Soul

- Trailer views: 9,706,837
- Wikipedia page views: 335,921
- Projected release date: June 19

"Inside Out" writer-director Pete Docter will once again explore human behavior with "Soul," the second 2020 release from Pixar. Jamie Foxx will voice a music teacher and passionate jazz musician whose soul is separated from his body after an accident. He then goes on a journey attempting to get back to Earth while also interacting with more cynical souls, one voiced by Tina Fey. The ethereal film will feature a score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, while also featuring songs from Jon Batiste.

[Pictured: Jamie Foxx, star of the upcoming film "Soul."]

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JC Olivera // Getty Images

#18. Godzilla vs. Kong

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 393,794
- Projected release date: Nov. 20

As part of the "MonsterVerse" from Warner Bros., "Godzilla vs. Kong" will act as a follow-up to the films "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" and "Kong: Skull Island." While Toho had produced a similar fight movie in 1962, this American version will be a new interpretation, featuring the fictional organization Monarch from the previous MonsterVerse films. Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler will return from "King of the Monsters" as they attempt to stop the eradication of these combative creatures.

[Pictured: Millie Bobby Brown, star of the upcoming film "Godzilla vs. Kong."]

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Twentieth Century Fox’

#17. Free Guy

- Trailer views: 10,412,583
- Wikipedia page views: 460,769
- Projected release date: July 3

Ryan Reynolds will be up to some hijinks again in "Free Guy," an action-comedy film that has Reynolds as a non-playable character (NPC) in an open world online video game. Reynolds' NPC character becomes self-aware of his nature thanks to some programmers (Jodie Comer and Joe Keery) and becomes the hero of the game, garnering the attention of the publisher (Taika Waititi). Directed by Shawn Levy ("Night at the Museum"), this film will feature cameos from real-life video gaming influencers and celebrities like Jacksepticeye and Ninja.

[Pictured: Ryan Reynolds, star of the upcoming film "Free Guy."]

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Walt Disney Pictures

#16. Mulan

- Trailer views: 10,625,944
- Wikipedia page views: 462,101
- Projected release date: March 27

While Disney has been in the business of remaking many of its animated classics into live-action films, their live-action "Mulan" is taking a different approach. Rather than being a direct retelling of the 1998 animated musical film, Niki Caro's film is instead moving closer to the original source material of the Chinese folk legend "The Ballad of Mulan." Liu Yifei plays the eponymous character, who takes the place of her father in war; other notable stars include Donnie Yen as her commander and Jet Li as the Emperor.

[Pictured: Liu Yifei, star of the upcoming film "Mulan."]

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Misher Films

#15. Coming 2 America

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 413,123
- Projected release date: Dec. 18

With Eddie Murphy amid a film comeback, it only makes sense for him to revisit one of the classics that contributed to his stardom in the 1980s. A sequel to "Coming to America," this film has former Prince Akeem Joffer (Murphy) set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers that he has a son (Jermaine Fowler) in America he never knew about. He and his aide Semmi (Arsenio Hall) set off again to America to help groom his son to be the new prince per his father's (James Earl Jones) dying wish. The film will have Murphy reteam with director Craig Brewer, who directed Murphy in the comeback hit "Dolemite Is My Name."

[Pictured: Eddie Murphy, star of the upcoming film "Coming 2 America."]

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DreamWorks Animation

#14. Trolls World Tour

- Trailer views: 19,732,400
- Wikipedia page views: 173,780
- Projected release date: April 17

The sequel to the musical animated film "Trolls" will tackle several different musical genres, including pop, funk, classical, techno, country, and rock. Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake will reprise their roles as the leading trolls who explore the six Troll lands devoted to different types of music and discover that the leader of the Rock tribe (Rachel Bloom) is threatening to take over. The film features a massive voice cast that includes artists like Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Ozzy Osbourne, Chance the Rapper, the McElroy brothers, and too many others to count.

[Pictured: Anna Kendrick, star of the upcoming film "Trolls World Tour."]

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The Montecito Picture Company

#13. Ghostbusters: Afterlife

- Trailer views: 14,183,553
- Wikipedia page views: 529,570
- Projected release date: July 10

Acting as a sequel to the original two "Ghostbusters" film, "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" comes from director and co-writer Jason Reitman, the son of "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman. This long-awaited third film treats the Ghostbusters like myths, following two children (Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard) and their single mother (Carrie Coon) who discover artifacts and oddities on their grandfather's Oklahoma farm. With the help of their summer school teacher (Paul Rudd), they uncover links to the original Ghostbusters. While the extents of their roles are unknown, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts are expected to reprise their original roles.

[Pictured: Mckenna Grace, star of the upcoming film "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."]

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Buffalo FilmWorks

#12. A Quiet Place: Part II

- Trailer views: 23,071,965
- Wikipedia page views: 289,604
- Projected release date: March 20

After "A Quiet Place" from director and actor John Krasinski proved to be a hit, it shouldn't be a surprise that a follow-up was immediately in the works. Taking place right where the first film left off, "Part II" follows Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe as the main family, this time without their patriarch (Krasinski). The family will have to deal with other dangerous humans as well as the monsters attracted by sound and will encounter characters portrayed by Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou.

[Pictured: Emily Blunt, star of the upcoming film "A Quiet Place: Part II."]

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Frazer Harrison // Getty Images

#11. Fast & Furious 9

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 630,270
- Projected release date: May 22

The ninth main installment of the long-running "Fast & Furious" saga will be a bit of a homecoming, featuring the return of director Justin Lin, who helmed the third through sixth films. The plot has yet to be detailed. But coming out of "The Fate of the Furious," the ninth film will likely have Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew once again face off against criminal mastermind Cipher (Charlize Theron), with new characters played by John Cena, Finn Cole, and Cardi B also joining in on the fun. Having had their own spinoff film, Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Shaw (Jason Statham) are not appearing in "Fast & Furious 9."

[Pictured: Charlize Theron, star of the upcoming film "Fast & Furious 9."]

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Dia Dipasupil // Getty Images

#10. Dune

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 677,220
- Projected release date: Dec. 18

Denis Villeneuve is not the first filmmaker to attempt a film version of the novel "Dune," but his version is hotly anticipated for the cast alone. The ensemble cast for the first of a planned two parts consists of Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem. As in the original novel, "Dune" will tell an epic tale set in the far future.

[Pictured: Timothée Chalamet, star of the upcoming film "Dune."]

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Warner Bros. Pictures

#9. Scoob!

- Trailer views: 32,876,948
- Wikipedia page views: 403,738
- Projected release date: May 15

Rather than create a third live-action "Scooby-Doo" film, Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera are rebooting the characters in "Scoob!" which is a computer-animated film that tells the origin story of how the Mystery Inc. gang and Scooby-Doo first met. Voice performer Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo will be the only cast member to reprise his role, with Will Forte, Zac Efron, Gina Rodriguez, and Amanda Seyfried taking over as the Scooby Gang. Additionally, the film will feature characters from other Hanna-Barbera properties, with the intention of spinning them off into their own films.

[Pictured: Will Forte, star of the upcoming film "Scoob!"]

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Gareth Cattermole // Getty Images for Disney

#8. The Eternals

- Trailer views: not released yet
- Wikipedia page views: 776,461
- Projected release date: Nov. 6

"The Eternals" are not the most well-known comic book characters, but Marvel Studios has never shown that to be a problem with their slate of Marvel Cinematic Universe films. This space-faring adventure will have the Eternals, an immortal alien race, defend humanity from the "Deviants" in a story said to span 7,000 years. The diverse ensemble cast includes Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, and more.

[Pictured: Angelina Jolie, star of the upcoming film "The Eternals."]

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Paramount Pictures

#7. Top Gun: Maverick

- Trailer views: 30,331,243
- Wikipedia page views: 540,307
- Projected release date: June 26

Tom Cruise is revisiting his 1986 hit in "Top Gun: Maverick," a sequel that sees his Maverick character over 30 years later. Still acting as a test pilot and avoiding any promotion that would ground him, Maverick finds himself training Top Gun graduates, including the son (Miles Teller) of his late best friend "Goose" for a special mission. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski, who worked with Cruise on the 2013 film "Oblivion," and will most likely be nostalgic for fans of the original film.

[Pictured: Tom Cruise, star of the upcoming film "Top Gun: Maverick."]

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Atlas Entertainment

#6. Wonder Woman 1984

- Trailer views: 24,713,236
- Wikipedia page views: 825,418
- Projected release date: June 5

After the first live-action "Wonder Woman" film became such a critical hit for Warner Bros. and DC, audiences were eager to see a sequel with returning star Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins. The sequel shifts from the World War I narrative and moves forward into the year 1984, where she will face off against foes Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal) and Cheetah (Kristen Wiig), while also dealing with the sudden reappearance by her love Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). The film appears to be much more bright and colorful than its predecessor and will contain a multitude of nostalgic 1980s references.

[Pictured: Gal Gadot, star of the upcoming film "Wonder Woman 1984."]

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Paramount Pictures

#5. Sonic the Hedgehog

- Trailer views: 27,525,765
- Wikipedia page views: 742,906
- Projected release date: Feb. 14

The ever-popular Sonic, the Hedgehog video game character, will finally receive a live-action film adaptation, with Ben Schwartz providing the voice of the speedy CG character and Jim Carrey playing his rival Dr. Robotnik. Sonic hails from another world and must team up with a local cop played by James Marsden to escape the clutches of both the government and Robotnik. In an unprecedented move, the film was pushed back several months to give Sonic a redesign after the initial trailer for the film was poorly received.

[Pictured: Jim Carrey, star of the upcoming film "Sonic the Hedgehog."]

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Clubhouse Pictures (II)

#4. Birds of Prey

- Trailer views: 20,214,243
- Wikipedia page views: 1,007,765
- Projected release date: Feb. 7

Margot Robbie will reprise her role as Harley Quinn from "Suicide Squad" in a new female-led film that has little to nothing to do with "Suicide Squad." The film features Harley Quinn after a breakup with the Joker, and the Cathy Yan-directed "Birds of Prey" has Quinn gathering a group, including Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to protect young girl Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) from crime lord Black Mask (Ewan McGregor). The film sports a colorful and devil-may-care attitude and aesthetic, with Robbie front and center.

[Pictured: Margot Robbie, star of the upcoming film "Birds of Prey."]

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

#3. No Time to Die

- Trailer views: 12,629,379
- Wikipedia page views: 1,322,044
- Projected release date: April 8

A number of production hitches, including a change of directors from Danny Boyle to Cary Joji Fukunaga, were responsible for the delay of the upcoming James Bond motion picture, but "No Time to Die" starring Daniel Craig will finally have its release in 2020. This follow-up to "Spectre" centers on a James Bond coming out of retirement and will reportedly be Craig's final outing as the British spy. The film will have Bond face off against a villain played by Oscar winner Rami Malek ("Bohemian Rhapsody"). Other than Craig, returning cast members for this Bond film include Lea Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, and Rory Kinnear, with new cast members including Ana de Armas and Lashana Lynch, the latter playing a new 00 agent.

[Pictured: Daniel Craig, star of the upcoming film "No Time to Die."]

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Syncopy

#2. Tenet

- Trailer views: 18,122,286
- Wikipedia page views: 1,138,059
- Projected release date: July 17

In classic Christopher Nolan fashion, the plot and premise of his next thriller are shrouded in mystery. Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, and Elizabeth Debicki, amongst many other Nolan regulars, the movie is an espionage thriller that appears to involve some form of time travel or time manipulation. Even with a trailer viewable to the public, audiences are still confused but intrigued by the mind who crafted "Inception," "Memento," "The Prestige," and "Interstellar."

[Pictured: John David Washington, star of the upcoming film "Tenet."]

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Marvel Studios

#1. Black Widow

- Trailer views: 38,850,177
- Wikipedia page views: 1,213,162
- Projected release date: May 1

Even though Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), aka superspy Black Widow, met her demise in "Avengers: Endgame," her story has yet to end. Her self-titled film takes viewers to her time in-between the films "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War." While on the run, Natasha revisits her past, which includes her spy "family" of "sisters" (played by Florence Pugh from "Midsommar" and Rachel Weisz) and the "Red Guardian," the Russian counterpart to Captain America (David Harbour from "Stranger Things"). With their help, Natasha will square off against the Taskmaster and fight her way back to the place of her origin.

[Pictured: Scarlett Johansson, star of the upcoming film "Black Widow."]

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