The number of films tied to geek culture has expanded rapidly in recent years, accounting for a bigger and bigger percentage of Hollywood releases.  "Best in Shows" is the ICv2 list of geek films, arranged by quarter, with some context for each.  Dates and other information are updated until release with new info as we get it.  To see all the periods we’re covering, see the "Best in Shows Index."

Shazam!
April 5
This date was part of reservation slate announced in August 2014 by Warner Bros. for nine currently untitled DC Comic films (see “Batman Blinks”).  Warner Bros. later confirmed it plans to release both a Shazam film, with Dwayne Johnson attached (see “The Rock to Play 'Black Adam' in 'Shazam' Movie), and Justice League Part Two, directed by Zack Snyder in 2019 (see “Warners Announces 9 More DC Movies”), and finally confirmed this as Shazam! in 2016.

Untitled DisneyToon Studios Film
April 12
Disney reserved this date in October 2015, apparently to put something non-superhero related in between a DC and Marvel film.

Untitled Avengers Movie
May 3
Marvel Studios recently announced this project in October 2014 as part of a slate of new films (see “'Black Panther,' 'Captain Marvel,' 'Inhumans' Movies”).

Star Wars: Episode IX
May 24
This date was announced in April 2017 for the third film in in the latest “Skywalker Trilogy.”  

Minecraft
May 25
Warner Bros. will adapt the massively popular world-building game for the big screen. The film is set to be directed by Rob McElhenney, star of  It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. 

Untitled 20th Century Fox Marvel Movie
June 7
on June 30, 2017, 20th Century Fox claimed this date for one if six untitled X-Men movie projects. Will it be Deadpool 3, X-Force, or a movie focusing on Dafne Keen, who played X-23 in Logan?

Justice League - Part 2
June 14
This date was part of reservation slate announced in August 2014 by Warner Bros. for nine currently untitled DC Comic films (see “Batman Blinks”).

Toy Story 4
June 21
This twice-delayed fourth film in the series has now been set for 2019 release.

Transformers 7
June 28
Paramount set this date for as part of an announcement of a trio of new Transformers sequels.

Click here for Best in Shows, Q3 2019.