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?

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”).

November 21
Disney Animation Studios announced this Jack and the Beanstalk -inspired fairy tale in 2015. The computer-animated musical will be directed by Nathan Greno (Tangled) with Frozen songwriters Roebert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez writing the music.  Set in Spain during the Age of Exploration, Jack discovers there is a world of giants in the clouds above. After making a new friend, he must help her stop the Storm Giants from destroying the giants’ world. The film was bumped to this later release date in April 2017.

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.

Click here for Best in Shows, Q1 2021.