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The Top 3 Most Anticipated Women Power Movies to Watch This 2020

Updated on March 29, 2020
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Caroline loves to watch movies especially those which can be a source of motivation and inspiration in life.

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theatrical release poster | Source

1) Mulan

Formerly known as a Walt Disney animated cartoon and movie on war drama, this year you will see a live-action adaptation movie directed by Niki Caro. It will follow the same story as shown in the animated film in 1998 with the same title, although some details might be revised (same as with the movie Aladdin).

Mulan's character will be portrayed by Liu Yifei, a Chinese-American actress, singer & model. She started her acting career in China in 2003 and had been doing international collaborations since 2014.

The project to do the live-action film for Mulan was planned way back in 2010 but didn't materialized. A new attempt to do the Mulan film project became successful in March 2015. It was February 2017 when they hired Niki Caro to be the director while Liu Yifei was chosen to play the title role in November 2017 from among the 1,000 actresses who were called to audition for the role.

They started filming August 2018 until November of the same year. Mulan is supposedly scheduled to be released in US theaters last March 27, 2020, however, due to current pandemic crisis, screening was postponed.


Mulan's Official Movie Trailer

2) Wonder Woman 1984

Gal Gadot will be back as Wonder Woman on the big screen and we can't wait to see her goddess beauty again.

Wonder Woman 1984 will follow Gal Gadot in her character as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman as she combat with her 2 formidable foes Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah. Diana will also reunite with her past love Steve Trevor.

In many articles, it was said that this 2nd movie is a sequel but according to the film's director Patty Jenkins, it is not a sequel because it is completely of a different time frame as per her interview with Vulture (vulture.com). In the 1st Wonder Woman movie, her love interest, Steve Trevor, portrayed by Chris Pine, his character died. How did Steve came back to life in this movie is a mystery and for us to find out.

This 2nd installment out of the 3 Wonder Woman film projects was actually planned shortly after the 1st movie was shown on screen.last June 2017. The plot for the 3rd Wonder Woman film is currently on its planning stage and would be in the modern-day setting. However the story is said to focus on the Amazons of Themyscira. So it's more of a series like the James Bond series which are not in chronological order.

Wonder Woman 1984 on the other hand has a retro vibe being set in 1980's era. Warner Bros Pictures scheduled its release in US on June 5, 2020.

Teaser Poster
Teaser Poster | Source

Wonder Woman 1984 Official Movie Trailer

3) Black Widow

Who doesn't know Black Widow from the Avengers movie series? I bet she's one of the favorites.

Based on the character created by Stan Lee, this is the first feature film on Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, being portrayed by Scarlet Johansson.

Lionsgate developed the plan to produce Black Widow and have acquired the films right in February 2004. However, by June 2006 Lionsgate dropped the project and the films right was transferred to Marvel Studios.

In January 2009, Marvel Studios had an early talk with Emily Blunt for the role of Black Widow in Iron Man 2 but the latter has previous commitments. It was in March 2009 when Scarlet Johansson signed on to play Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in a multiple films deal where her character Black Widow would appear.

Marvel Studios prioritized the production of Captain America and Avengers series from 2010 to 2018. They did not expect the audience great reaction to Johansson's character and acting performance. Hence, they increased the number of films Johansson first signed to as needed due to demands for the character.

There were intermittent discussions on the planning & development of the stand-alone film for Black Widow between the years 2014 to 2018. Johansson herself were making suggestions on how to explore the different layers of the character's story. She said that she is dedicated to making a possible Black Widow film amazing and would want it to be the best version possible, otherwise, she will not do it.

Because of the development work already done as well with the support they are receiving from the viewing public, Marvel Studios finally decided in 2017 to push the Black Widow film this 2020.

Filming occurred from May to October 2019 in different locations, Norway, Budapest, Morocco, Pinewood Studios in England and in Macon, Georgia.

Produced by Kevin Feige and directed by Cate Shortland, the film is set to be released in US on May 1, 2020.

Black Widow Official Movie Trailer

Black Widow 1st Official Movie Poster

Paint Artwork by Andy Park
Paint Artwork by Andy Park | Source

Other Women Power Films

Birds of Prey (and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Released last February 7, 2020 in the US, it is a follow-up movie to Suicide Squad (2016) and a spin-off film highlighting Harley Quinn and other female heroes and villains in DC Comics.

Margot Robbie, who had been famous portraying Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad, reprised her role and also served as a producer in this movie as she is the one who pitched the idea to Warner Brothers in 2015 to make this movie project.

Birds of Prey continues the story after Harley Quinn has separated from Joker and reveals more layers of her character. How she bounced back & regained her life after the break up.

This movie have earned US $201.9 million in Box Office.

Birds Of Prey

Underwater, an action-drama-horror film starring Kristen Stewart, released January 10, 2020 in US theaters.

Like a Boss, a comedy film starring Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek and Tiffany Haddish, released January 10, 2020 as well in US theaters.

Miss Americana, is a documentary film about the life and the course of Taylor Swift's career over several years as a songwriter and performer. It was released in selected theaters and in Netflix.on January 31, 2020 and became the highest-rated Netflix original documentary and biographical film by an artist in Imdb history.

Fantasy Island, a supernatural horror film starring Lucy Hale and Maggie Q, released in US last February 14, 2020.

Emma, a British comedy-drama based on Jane Austen's novel of the same title. Anya Taylor-Joy played the title role in this movie which was released in the UK last February 14, 2020 and in the US last February 21, 2020.

A Quiet Place II, a sequel to A Quiet Place (2018) movie, is an American horror film starring Emily Blunt. This movie had premiered last March 8, 2020 in New York City but commercial release was postponed as well due to Corona virus pandemic.

Monster Hunter, an upcoming fantasy-action-thriller film starring Mila Jovovich. set to be release in US by September 4, 2020

The Witches, currently on post-production stage, is a fantasy-comedy film based on the novel by Roald Dahi, starring Anne Hathaway & Octavia Spencer. Scheduled to be released on October 9, 2020.

2 movies of Angelina Jolie are both in post-production works entitled "Those Who Wished Me Dead" and "√čternals" "but are both expected to be released this year.

References:

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