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.

Garfield
February 16, 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.


Unnamed Disney Release
February 16, 2024
Disney grabbed this 2024 date, along with several others, in September 2021.

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.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part II
March 29, 2024
This third in the Spider-Verse animated series from Sony was given this date in April 2022.  

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.  

Captain America: New World Order
May 3, 2024
Disney grabbed this 2024 date, along with several others, in September 2021, and revealed that it was being held for a Captain America film at Comic-Con 2022.  Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie, will be Captain America in this film.

Mission Impossible 8
June 28, 2024
Moved to this date in January 2022, after pandemic delays to the release of the seventh installment.

Thunderbolts
July 26, 2024
Disney grabbed this 2024 date, along with several others, in September 2021, and announced that it was being held for Thunderbolts, a team of MCU anti-heroes, at Comic-Con 2022.  

Fantastic Four
November 8, 2024
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 that the first Fantastic Four movie produced by Marvel Studios will premiere on this date as part of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 6.

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.
 

Avatar 3
December 20, 2024; Moved from December 2023
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"), and it was assigned to Avatar 3.

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