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."
 

The Matrix 4
April 1
Warner Bros. announced a May 2021 date for Matrix 4 in August of 2019 (see "' New 'Matrix' Film" and moved the release date to 2022 after the film’s production was shut down by the coronavirus crisis.

Black Panther 2
May 6
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced this release date for the sequel, also written and directed by Ryan Coogler, at D23 Expo 2019.

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.

The Flash
June 3
Warner reserved this date for their The Flash standalone film, which is a continuation of the solo Justice League hero flicks, in the coronavirus shuffle, moving it up from July 2022.

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.

Click here for Best in Shows, Q3 2022.