Best in Shows is an ICv2 calendar of geek movies listed by release date, with info and links.  Dates are continuously updated as they change.  Each year has a separate calendar page; see "Best in Shows Index" for geek movie calendars for other years.

Madame Web
February 14, 2023
Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey) will play the title role with S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones) directing.  Madame Web is a clairfoyant mutant who first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #210.

March 1, 2024
Elio is a Pixar movie about an 11-year-old dreamer Elio who finds it hard to fit in. His mom Olga works on a top-secret military project to decode a strange signal from outer space.

Kung Fu Panda 4
March 8, 2024
Universal has set this date for the fourth release in the animated franchise starring Jack Black. The third was the top movie in the U.S. when it opened in January of 2016.

Dune, Part 2
March 1, 2024
This movie is the highly anticipated sequel to Denis Villeneuve's Dune movie, which came out in 2021 (see “’Dune Sequel’”).

Ghostbuster: Afterlife 2
March 22, 2024
This is the sequel to the first Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sony film.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire
March 29, 2024
Warner Bros. will release a second installment of the King of the Monsters taking on the King of the Primates, in Legendary's Monsterverse.  The film's release date has been adjusted mutliple times.  

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim
April 12, 2024
This anime feature from New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation will be directed by Kenji Kamiyama  and Joseph Chou (both of Blade Runner: Black Lotus) through his anime studio Sola Entertainment.  

Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
May 10, 2024
The new film from 20th Century Studios is set several generations after Ceaser's reign, when apes are the dominant specis and humans live in the shadows (see "'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes' Teaser").

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga
May 24, 2024 
This movie, a standalone in the Mad Max series, tells the origin story for the Furiosa character from Mad Max: Fury Road (see "'Furiosa' Trailer").

May 24, 2024
This animated film will star voice actors Chris Pratt in the title role and Samuel L. Jackson as Garfield's father.  The date was set in August of 2022.

The Crow
June 7, 2024
The Crow reboot from Lionsgate is slated to release on this date (see "'The Crow'")

Inside Out 2
June 14, 2024
This the sequel to the animated Pixar movie Inside Out.

Despicable Me 4
July 3, 2024
Gru and the Minions return for another round of evil antics.

Venom: The Last Dance
November 8, 2024
Kelly Marcel, who wrote the first two Venom features, will return as screenwriter and director of the third film in the series.  The screenplay is from a story by Marcel and star Tom Hardy. 

Deadpool 3
July 26, 2024 (moved from May 3, 2024)
Star Ryan Reynolds revealed that this would be the date for the third Deadpool feature and that Hugh Jackman would appear in the film as Wolverine.

August 8, 2024
Director Eli Roth will release a feature film based on the popular video game franchise.

Untitled Alien Film
August 16, 2024
Ridley Scott is producing a new Alien movie, which will be directed by Fede Alvarez.

Kraven the Hunter
August 30, 2024
Sony has grabbed this date for another Marvel movie, which will star Aaron Taylor-Johnson as the title character, and Russell Crowe.  

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
September 6, 2024
Warner Bros. announced this date, up against Blade, at the beginning of the writer's strike, in May 2023.  This revival of the Tim Burton classic will star Jenna Ortega and Michael Keaton.  

Transformers One
September 13, 2024
This is a new animated movie with a voice cast starring Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry, Scarlett Johansson, Keegan-Michael Key, Jon Hamm, and Laurence Fishburne.

Joker: Folie a Deux
October 4, 2024
Warner Bros. announced a date for its upcoming musical sequel to Joker, which will star Joaquin Phoenix, returning in the title role, and and Lady Gaga (see "Lady Gaga in ‘Joker’ Musical").

Venom: The Last Dance
November 8, 2024
Kelly Marcel, who wrote the first two Venom features, will return as screenwriter and director of the third film in the series.  The screenplay is from a story by Marcel and star Tom Hardy. 

Moana 2
November 27, 2024
This sequel to the popular Disney animated feature is opening for a multi-week run into the holiday season.

Karate Kid
December 13, 2024
This is a reboot of the original Karate Kid movie franchise.

Mufasa: The Lion King
December 20, 2024
Mufasa: The Lion King
a pseudo-live action prequel to the 2019 Lion King movie.

Sonic The Hedgehog 3
December 20, 2024
The second film in this franchise opened even bigger than the first, giving this threequel strong momentum as it heads into a tough holiday opening date against Avatar 3.

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