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."

Untitled 20th Century Fox Marvel Movie
October 2
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?

Micronauts
October 16, 2020
Paramount has finally scheduled the long-gestating Micronauts feature, to be produced by Hasbro's Allspark Pictures.

Untitled Marvel Studios Project
November 6
Marvel claimed this date for as yet unnamed Phase Three film in October 2015 (see “Marvel Announces 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Movie”).

Avatar 2
December 18
The long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar has announced this date for release… as well as the three other sequels which will follow around the December holidays in subsequent years: Dec. 17, 2021; Dec. 20, 2024; and Dec. 19, 2025.

Sherlock Holmes 3
December 25
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures set this date for the third outing of the famous detective (Robert Downey Jr.) and his sidekick Dr. Watson (Jude Law). It’s been nine years since the sequel, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, appeared in theaters, but it made $545.4 million worldwide at the box office.

Click here for Best in Shows, Q1 2021.