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 Disney Live Action Film
July 8
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”), likely a casualty now that Captain Marvel has been scheduled for this date.  

Black Panther 2
July 8
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced this release date for the sequel, also written and directed by Ryan Coogler, at D23 Expo 2019.

Indiana Jones 5
July 29
Disney moved the fifth Indiana Jones feature film to a 2020 opening in April 2017, then pushed it back again in July 2018, and again in the coronavirus shuffle in April of 2020. Steven Spielberg will return to direct, and Harrison Ford will don his iconic fedora once more. The current script is being written by Jonathan Kasdan, son of Lawrence Kasdan, who penned Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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