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."

Bob's Burgers
April 8
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.

Black Widow
May 7
This will be the first Phase Four MCU film to hit the screen, and its original rescheduling from May 2020 to November in the coronavirus shuffle led to moves for all the other Phase Four films. Now it's been delayed again, to May 2021, around a year after the originally scheduled date, again triggering a string of other moves.  In addition to Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff, the film will star David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian, Florence Pugh as Yelena, O-T Fagbenle as Mason, and Rachel Weisz as Melina.

James Bond 25 - No Time to Die
May 21, rescheduled from November
The 25th feature installment of 007 will see Daniel Craig reprising his role as the iconic spy. It will be directed by Cary Fukunaga, the first time an American director has helmed an Eon-produced Bond film.

John Wick 4
May 21
Lionsgate announced this date for the next installment of the adventures of the retired hitman played by Keanu Reeves.

Tom & Jerry 
May 21
Warner Bros. moved this live-action/ animation hybrid film directed by Tim Story to this date in the coronavirus shuffle..

Godzilla vs. Kong
May 21
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). Moved to this date from November 2020 in the coronavirus shuffle.

Cruella
May 28
Emma Stone will play Cruella de Vil in this live-action take on the 101 Dalmations characters, with Emma Thompson also taking a starring role (see "Thompson in 'Cruella'").

Micronauts
June 4
Paramount finally scheduled the long-gestating Micronauts feature, to be produced by Hasbro's Allspark Pictures, to October 2020, then rescheduled it in the coronavirus shuffle.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
June 11
Jason Reitman’s new feature for Sony Pictures stars a new generation. 

Jurassic World 3
June 11
Universal Pictures announced this third film for the dinosaur adventure series well ahead of the June 22 opening of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Colin Trevorrow, director of the 2015 reboot, and co-writer of Fallen Kingdom will write the new feature with Emily Carmichael (co-writer of Pacific Rim Uprising).

Untitled Pixar Animation Film
June 18
In April 2017, Disney reserved this date for a Pixar film.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage
June 25
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. Moved here from October 2020 in a coronavirus-related shuffle (see “’Venom’ Sequel Gets Date, Title”).

Click here for Best in Shows, Q3 2021.