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 Allspark Film
October 1
This untitled event film may be the first crossover film in the Hasbro shared cinematic universe.

Untitled Marvel Studios Movie
November 5
This date was part of a group of six that Marvel Studios claimed in March 2018 for Marvel Cinematic Universe movies that have yet to be announced.

Untitled Disney Animation Film
November 24
In April 2017, Disney reserved this date for another animated feature.

Avatar 2
December 17
Walt Disney Studios claimed this date, along with several others, on May 7, 2019 as part of an extensive rescheduling slate for 20th Century Fox films. This way, none of its extensive portfolio of studios cannibalize their siblings’ time in the spotlight.

Sherlock Holmes 3
December 22
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.

Hotel Transylvania 4
December 22
Sony has picked this date for the fourth entry in the hit CG-animated franchise. The first three films have earned more than $1.3 billion worldwide at the box office. 

Click here for Best in Shows, Q1 2022.