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."

Underwater
January 10
Walt Disney Studios claimed this date, along with several others, on May 7, 2019 as part of an extensive scheduling slate for Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, and Star Wars films (see “Disney Reserves Dates for Three New 'Star Wars' Features”). This way, none of its extensive portfolio of studios cannibalize their siblings’ time in the spotlight. This date was chosen for this Fox film.

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
February 7
Warner Bros. announced this date in September 2018 for the Harley Quinn crusader movie that brings together Huntress, Rene Montoya and Black Canary.

The King's Man 
February 14
This prequel feature is set to explore the origins of the Kingsman organization, and will span the years 1900 through WWII.

Sonic The Hedgehog
February 14
Paramount announced a Q4 2019 date for a film based on the popular SEGA videogame character which will be directed by Jeff Fowler in February 2018, then delayed it to Q1 2020 after an outcry followed the depiction of the character in the film's first trailer. The film will be produced by Neal H. Moritz, with Deadpool director Tim Miller executive producing. There are plenty of licensed comics, board games and figures that feature Sonic and his friends Tails and Knuckles in the pipe.

Bloodshot
February 21
Sony announced this date for the live-action superhero movie Bloodshot based on the Valiant Entertainment comic. Vin Diesel will star in the title role, and Diesel’s Fast and the Furious producer Neal Moritz is also on board.

Call of the Wild
February 21
Walt Disney Studios claimed this date, along with several others, on May 7, 2019 as part of an extensive scheduling slate for Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, and Star Wars films (see “Disney Reserves Dates for Three New 'Star Wars' Features”). This way, none of its extensive portfolio of studios cannibalize their siblings’ time in the spotlight. This date was chosen for this Fox film.

Onward
March 6
Disney-Pixar reserved this date in October 2015. The film will be set in a "suburban fantasy world" where elf brothers , voiced by Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, go a quest to find out if there is magic still left in the world.

Godzilla vs. Kong
March 13
Legendary and Warner Bros. will have the well-known mega-monsters meet in this film by Adam Wingard. The sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Kong: Skull Island (2017).

The Invisible Man
March 13
Universal announced this date for its remake of The Invisible Man, which will star Elisabeth Moss and Storm Reid. The picture will be produced by Jason Blum.

G.I. Joe: Every Vigilant
March 27
Paramount is rebooting G.I. Joe in what may the launch of Hasbro's Allspark shared cinematic universe (see "'Micronauts,' 'G.I. Joe' Movies Get Dates"). In December 2018 Paramount and Allspark Pictures announced the film will be directed by Robert Schwentke. This film will focus on silent ninja commando Snake Eyes.

Mulan (Live Action)
March 27
Disney reserved this date in 2015, with the hopes of following up its success with both Maleficent and  Cinderella with another live-action reimagining of an animated film.


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