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."

Mortal Kombat Movie
January 15
Warner Bros. and MGM had originally scheduled the Sesame Street movie starring Anne Hathaway for this date, but then moved the Mortal Kombat movie up from March 2021 to this date.

February 12
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.

March 5
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 date was chosen for Fox's animated adaptation of Noelle Stevenson's medieval-fantasy webcomic. Before the Disney merger, it was scheduled for Feb. 14, 2020.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
July 10
Jason Reitman’s new feature for Sony Pictures stars a new generation. 

Untitled Warner Bros. Film
March 5
In 2019, Warner Bros. reserved this date for a release.

Untitled Disney Live Action
March 12
In April 2017, Disney reserved this date for another live action film.

March 19, rescheduled from July 2020
This Spider-Man spinoff from Sony Pictures will star Jared Leto as the Marvel vampire antihero. 

Tomb Raider 2
March 19
MGM has reserved this date for the release of the sequel to its 2018 Tomb Raider reboot starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft.  No formal title yet.

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