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."

Thor: Love and Thunder
May 6
Natalie Portman as Jane Foster will become the Mighty Thor in this fourth film in the Thor franchise from Marvel Studios.  Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will also star; Taika Waititi, who directed Thor: Ragnarok, will direct. The release date was changed to May 6 at Disney's Investor Day 2020 (see "Marvel Studios Makes Several Movie and TV Announcements at Disney's Investor Day ").

Untitled Disney Live Action Film
May 27
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.

Untitled Pixar Movie
June 17
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.

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