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."

Free Guy
July 3
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 Fox film starring Ryan Reynolds was placed here.

Bob's Burgers
July 17
Much like the Emmy-winning Fox animated series The SimpsonsBob's Burgers is headed for the big screen. The Belcher family will have an epic adventure featuring many of their well-known friends and rivals. Dynamite has the license for the comic book adventures, which are written by the show's staff.

Mulan (Live Action) 
July 24 (Rescheduled from late March)
Disney hopes to follow up its success with both Maleficent and  Cinderella with another live-action reimagining of an animated film. 

Wonder Woman 1984
(August 14, rescheduled from June)
The follow-up for the blockbuster Wonder Woman feature (which grossed $412.6 million domestically) was moved again to this June opening in December 2018. 

The One and Only Ivan
August 14
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 Disney movie landed here.

Bill & Ted Face The Music
August 21
Its been a few decades since Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan have rocked out as Wyld Stallyons, but now they're back, and the stakes are even higher. BOOM! revived the San Dimas duo for a new set of excellent comic book adventures a few years ago.

New Mutants
August 28
The film was moved to this date from April in the coronavirus shuffle, after a number of previous dates were also changed.  A trailer was released in January (see "'New Mutants' Trailer").

The King's Man
September 18
This movie was pushed back from its original February 14, 2020 release date by Disney as they were integrating new Marvel movies into the slate (see "Release Dates for More Marvel Movies ").


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