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."

Venom 2
October 2
Key cast members including Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson are all expected to return for the sequel, joined by Naomie Harris as Shriek.  

Death on the Nile
October 9
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.

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

Untitled Warner Bros. Film
October 16, 2020
Warner Bros. reserved this slot for a release on December 11, 2019.

Eternals
November 6
This film will star Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, and Don Lee, and be directed by Chloe Zhao.

Ron's Gone Wrong
November 6
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. Except for this Fox feature, which is still butting up against a confirmed but untitled Marvel film.

Dune
November 20
Warner Bros. and Legendary set this date for their adaptation of the sci-fi novel. The film will be directed by Denis Villeneve and feature Dave Bautista, Denis Villeneuve, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Chang Chen, Timothee Chalamet, and Charlotte Rampling.

Godzilla vs. Kong
November 20
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).

Raya and the Last Dragon
November 25
Disney announced Raya and the Last Dragon for November 2020, presumably on this date, at D23 Expo 2019.

West Side Story
December 18
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 landed here.

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