With cinemas re-opening their doors, it’s time to round up the biggest upcoming movies in Singapore for the second half of 2020! From Wonder Woman 1984 to hidden gems like Candyman and Free Guy, mark your calendars for some of the most anticipated movies coming soon to Singapore.
Hotly anticipated movies coming soon to Singapore theatres
1. The New Mutants
Still can’t get over how the X-Men saga concluded with Dark Phoenix? Fans will be happy to know that its spinoff, The New Mutants, will be expanding upon FOX’s grand cinematic universe and hitting the theatres soon! Interestingly, the movie subverts expectations of being a run-of-the-mill superhero flick by leaning more towards the horror genre. The plot revolves around five young mutants being held against their will at a secret hospital. Watch as they discover the extent of their powers and band together to escape the eerie hospital!
Eye candies: Maisie Willaims, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton
Release date: 27 Aug
2. Wonder Woman 1984
With such a huge fanbase behind the movie, it’s going to be tough to top this upcoming movie in Singapore! Wonder Woman is back in all her glory with a new superwoman suit, new villains and in a new time era — the 80s’. Root for the beautiful Gal Gadot as she squares off villains, Cheetah and Maxwell Lord in this kick-ass female-led film. Director Patty Jenkins explained that this was not a sequel, resting doubts to bay as many questioned the existence of Steve Trevor — Wonder Woman’s love interest who died in the 2017 iteration. Did we also mention Hans Zimmer composed the music for Wonder Woman? Yup, this will be one eargasmic movie experience indeed!
Eye candy: Gal Gadot all the way
Release date: 1 Oct
3. Candyman (2020)
When horror mastermind Jordan Peele announced that he’s planning to release two new movies, we definitely didn’t expect Candyman to be resurfacing after a 20-year absence! 2020’s Candyman continues the tale of Anthony McCoy, the baby who escaped Candyman’s clutches in the original 1992 cult classic film. In the present day, Anthony returns to the Chicago neighbourhood and unknowingly moves into the apartments where the madness began. If you’re a huge fan of supernatural thrillers, you’ll definitely not want to miss this upcoming movie in Singapore!
Eye candies: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Release date: 15 Oct
4. Black Widow
Marvel fans cannot miss this upcoming 2020 movie in Singapore! Catch Scarlett Johansson headlining her own Marvel movie at last — after years of playing fiddle to Iron Man. Black Widow is a prequel to Avengers: Infinity War and backtracks to her time in Budapest while on the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Fans can look forward to an in-depth exploration of Romanoff’s character — her fears, insecurities and of course, powerful fighting prowess. The movie also marks the beginning of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 and will be followed by another Marvel movie coming soon to Singapore — The Eternals, set to air in 2021.
Eye candies: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Rachel Weisz
Release date: 29 Oct
5. No Time To Die
No Time To Die is slated to be Daniel Craig’s fifth and final appearance in a Bond movie. If you’re a fan of the MI6 agent then this will take the cake for being the most awaited upcoming movie in Singapore. The premise is simple; Bond retires from active service, he gets approached in a kidnapping case and ends up getting wound up in a bigger world mission. Rumours have it that this movie will have links to the preceding four iterations and tie up what was left unresolved.
Eye candies: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux
Release date: 12 Nov
6. Free Guy
Out of all the upcoming movies in Singapore, Free Guy certainly caught our eye with its novel and fourth-wall-breaking plotline. Ryan Reynolds plays Guy, an average bank teller who discovers he’s actually a background character in an open-world video game! Everything changes when he foils a bank robbery and takes steps to make himself the hero of this story. With popular co-stars like Jodie Comer and Taika Waititi, you can expect non-stop laughs in this action-packed comedy that Reynolds claims he hasn’t been this invested in since Deadpool.
Eye candies: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi
Release date: 10 Dec
[Update]: Movies postponed to 2021
7. Top Gun: Maverick
Despite debuting 34 years ago, the pop culture impact that Top Gun has had cannot be understated. This is especially so if you still have its theme song Highway to the Danger Zone on repeat on Spotify! What fans remember most from the original are its beloved characters and you’ll be glad to know most of them are reprising their original roles! From snarky one-liners to classic ‘80s bravado, Cruise looks set to win the modern audiences as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell. And yes, he still sports the same cocky and charismatic personality we remember from the original. What follows is a tale of passing the torch as Maverick coaches the next generation of Top Gun recruits and confronts the ghosts of his past.
Eye candies: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly
Release date: 23 Dec [Postponed to 2 Jul 2021]
Many of us would be familiar with the 1998 Disney film, Mulan, and its timeless soundtrack that included hits like Reflection and I’ll Make a Man Out of You. This new adaptation movie coming soon to Singapore changes things up to showcase a story that’s both familiar and new for modern audiences. At its heart, it’s still a film about a dutiful daughter stepping in for her father. Refresher: Mulan, played by Liu Yifei disguises as a man to enter battle in place of her ailing father and fights fearlessly. Although fan-favourite characters like Mushu and Captain Shang aren’t making appearances in this adaptation, don’t worry! Disney assures us that the movie is in good hands as the adaptation is simply striking new ground by adopting a more serious tone.
Eye candies: Liu Yifei, An Yoson, Gong Li
Release date: 20 Aug [Postponed indefinitely]
9. A Quiet Place: Part 2
Wish there were more horror movies coming soon to Singapore? If you missed the first installation of this film, be sure to catch the upcoming movie sequel in Singapore. Quiet Place 2 follows the members of the Abbott family (hello again, Emily Blunt!) as they navigate aliens in the same silent tread. Only this time, with more dangers lurking now than before, Catch John Krasinski’s second directorial attempt with a notable cast including Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy and Marvel’s Djimon Hounsou.
Eye candies: Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Djimon Honsou
Release date: 3 Sep [Postponed to 23 Apr 2021]
Upcoming movies in Singapore you won’t want to miss
Movie buffs rejoice! With all these fantastic upcoming movies in Singapore, celebrate franchises and fresh new takes as they populate the theatrical pipeline. Before heading down to catch these movies coming soon to Singapore, why not enjoy more savings by pre-purchasing your tickets with our movie vouchers? Picking out the best venue to admire these films in their full glory? Book seats at these best cinemas in Singapore! Otherwise, you can wait until these movies air on your small screens. Just ensure you’re equipped with some of the best projectors for an immersive cinema experience at home.
This article was updated on 29 July 2020. Additional research done by Bryant Tay.