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October, November, December, film, new releases

Title

Release Date

Synopsis

Venom

October 5, 2018

Tom Hardy stars as the Symbiote host in this feature film starring the Marvel supervillain.

Halloween 

October 19, 2018

Reboot of the classic horror flick brings Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) face to face with Michael Meyers one last time.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

November 2, 2018

A fantasy reimagining of the German fairytale turned famous ballet, follows Clara as she searches through three magical realms and into a dreaded fourth in search of a key that opens a gift from her late mother.

Suspiria

November 2, 2018 

Remake of the Italian horror hit stars Dakota Johnson as the American ballerina studying at a prestigious dance academy where dark and ominous forces lurk. 

The Grinch

November 9, 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch lends his voice to the animated revival of the Dr. Seuss Christmas classic. 

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

November 16, 2018

The newest installment in the Wizarding World follows Newt Scamander in his battle against dark magic.

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

November 21, 2018

Ralph and Vanellope adventure inside the internet in search of a spare video game part. 

Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us

November 24, 2018

Ash and Pikachu team up with a gang of new friends and their Pokémon to save a seaside town from destruction.

Once Upon a Deadpool

December 12, 2018

A PG-13 recut aims to bring the over-the-top Merc with a Mouth to a more family-oriented audience.
Mortal Engines

December 14, 2018

Three hundred years in the future, London has turned into a migrant, predatory city following a cataclysmic event, and Hester Shaw has emerged as the only person who can stop it before it devours everything in its way - Based on Philip Reeve's novels
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

December 14, 2018

A look into the endless Spider-Verse, where more than one wears the Spider-Man mask.

Aquaman

December 21, 2018

Jason Momoa stars as the Atlantean monarch in this new feature film starring the DC superhero.

Bumblebee: The Movie

December 21, 2018

Spin-off of the long-running Transformers franchise details the origins of Bumblebee's life on Earth.

Mary Poppins Returns

December 25, 2018

Mary Poppins returns to help the now-adult Banks children cope with a difficult loss. 



POP List, January, February, March,

Title Release Date Synopsis
Glass January 18, 2019 M. Night Shyamalan delivers a film that functions as a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split
The Lego Movie Sequel February 8, 2019 The animated smash hit returns for a second outing that promises to be even more awesome.
Alita: Battle Angel February 14, 2019 Directors Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron are bringing the classic anime about a deadly female cyborg assassin to the big screen as an American live action film starring Rosa Salazar.
Chaos Walking March 1, 2019  Tom Holland and Daisey Ridley star in the adaptation of Patrick Ness's novel of the same name, set on colony planet where all living creatures hear one another's thoughts in an endless stream of images, words, and sounds.
Captain Marvel March 8, 2019 The popular Marvel superheroine gets her own solo film that follows a normal human woman who receives amazing abilities from the alien empire of Kree.
Dumbo March 29, 2019 Tim Burton will direct the upcoming live action adaptation of the circus elephant who learns his comically large ears allow him to fly. 



April, May, June, film, new releases

Title Release Date Synopsis
Shazam! April 5, 2019 Based on the DC character of the same name, this new film follows a young boy named Billy Batson who can transform into an incredible hero with just one word.
Hellboy April 12, 2019 Stranger Things' David Harbour stars as the half-demon investigator in this reboot of the comic-based franchise.
The Curse of La Llorona April 19, 2019 Based on Mexican folklore, the film centers on the spirit of a weeping woman who haunts a riverside, in search of her children who died there. 
Untitled Avengers Film May 3, 2019 The second part to the new Marvel film series that sees the Avengers pitted against Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet.
Detective Pikachu May 10, 2019 Ryan Reynolds stars as a motion-capture version of the beloved Pokémon out to help a friend track down his missing father. 
John Wick 3 May 17, 2019 Third installment in retired hitman action series; in 2017, Dynamite Entertainment released comic book prequel series.
Aladdin May 24, 2019 A live-action reimaging of Disney's classic star-crossed lovers. 
BrightBurn May 24, 2019 A mysterious horror film produced by James Gunn. 
Minecraft May 24, 2019 A big screen adaptation of the massively popular pixelated video game, with Rob McElhenney attached to direct.
Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters May 31, 2019 The sequel to the Legendary Pictures American reboot of the Godzilla franchise
X-Men: Dark Phoenix  June 7, 2019 A follow up to X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix will see a young Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) become possessed by the cosmic force.
Justice League Part II June 14, 2019 DC's superhero team returns for the next installment of the film franchise.
Toy Story 4 June 21, 2019 Woody, Buzz, and the gang reunite for the newest installment of the beloved toys who come to life. 
Top Gun: Maverick June 26, 2019 Tom Cruise will reprise his role as the iconic fighter pilot, this time fighting to stay relevant against drones and a high-tech pilot landscape.



July through September, film, new releases  

Title Release Date Synopsis
Annabelle 3 July 3, 2019 The latest installment in The Conjuring universe refocuses on a demonically possessed doll, as the Warrens attempt to find a home for her where she can no longer wreak havoc.
Spider-Man: Far From Home July 5, 2019 Tom Holland reprises his role as the webslinger, in the film that will solidify Spider-Man's place in the Marvel cinematic universe. 
The Lion King July 19, 2019 Live action adaption of the beloved animated animal adventure; Donald Glover is set to voice Simba. 
Hobbs and Shaw July 26, 2019 Deadpool 2 director David Leitch will helm the Fast and Furious spinoff that centers on Dwanye Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham's villain-turned-antihero Deckard Shaw. 
The New Mutants August 2, 2019 Based on the popular X-Men team from the 1980's, New Mutants will follow a team of young X-Men, including Wolfsbane and Magik.
Artemis Fowl August 9, 2019 Sci-fi fantasy adventure film based on Eoin Colfer's book series of the same name follows a young Irish criminal mastermind as he tracks down his missing father. 
IT: Chapter 2 September 6, 2019 Pennywise returns 27 years later to resume his reign of terror on the Losers' Club.
The Kitchen  September 20, 2019 Based on the DC/Vertigo comic of the same name, the film follows three wives of Irish mobsters who take over the crime business after their husbands are arrested. 

 

 

October, November, December, film, new releases

Title Release Date Synopsis
Joker. October 4, 2019 Martin Scorsese will executive produce and Joaquin Phoenix will star in the origin story of the Clown Prince of Crime, which will exist outside the DC Extended Universe. 
Charlie's Angels November 1, 2019 Elizabeth Banks will direct and star in the newest reboot of the 1970s female-led spy thriller. 
Sonic the Hedgehog November 8, 2019 The iconic SEGA character stars in his own feature film... maybe he'll thwart the evil Doctor Eggman Robotnik while he's at it.
Frozen 2 November 22, 2019 The next installment of Disney's smash-hit musical featuring sisters Anna and Elsa.
Untitled Terminator Sequel November 22, 2019 Deadpool's Tim Miller will direct, and Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger will reprise their roles in this sequel to the classic.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 2 December 13, 2019 Sequel to the Sony Pictures smash hit that sucks players into a classic jungle adventure video game as the avatar they choose. 
Masters of the Universe December 18. 2019 A revival of Skeletor and He-Man's duel for the Cosmic Keys.
Star Wars: Episode IX December 20, 2019 J.J. Abrams returns to write and direct the final film in the Skywalker Saga.
Polar TBA 2019 Based on Dark Horses' graphic novel, Polar: Came from the Cold, this Netflix-adapted film will follow the world's top assassin, who has a hit put on him after he retires from the assassin business. 
Six Underground TBA 2019 Ryan Reynolds will star in the Netflix action movie that centers around six billionaires who fake their own deaths to form an elite team to take down bad guys.

  

 

 2020 through 2021, film, new releases

Title

Release Date

Synopsis

Black Adam

January 1, 2020

The Rock is set to star as the DC supervillain of the same name, and frequent adversary of Shazam. 

Doctor Sleep

January 24, 2020

Adapted from Stephen King's novel, this sequel to The Shining follows an adult version of Danny Torrance as he battles alcoholism and attempts to cope with what happened to him at the Overlook Hotel.

Birds of Prey

February 7, 2020

Harley Quinn, Black Canary, and Huntress team up to take down Gotham City crime boss, Black Mask. 

James Bond 25

February 14, 2020

Daniel Craig reprises his roles in the newest installment of the 007 spy thriller.

Nimona

February 14, 2020

Based on Noelle Stevenson's graphic novel of the same name, Nimona follows the shape-shifting titular character who serves as a sidekick to the evil Lord Ballister Blackheart.

Gambit

March 13, 2020

The newest installment in the X-Men film series stars Channing Tatum as Gambit. 

G.I. Joe

March 27, 2020

This reboot of the G.I. Joe films is rumored to be the launching point for Hasbro's AllSpark Cinematic Universe. 

Mulan

March 27, 2020

A live action reboot of the Disney classic that features a Chinese woman who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. 

Cyborg

April 3, 2020

Ray Fisher stars as the cybernetically-enhanced superhero in this new film that focuses on the DC character.

Fast & Furious 9

April 10, 2020

The newest installment in the high-octane film franchise. 

Scooby-Doo

May 15, 2020

Space Jam director, Tony Cervone partners with Warner Bros. to tackle the animated reboot of the beloved cartoon.

Godzilla vs. Kong

May 22, 2020

It's the king of apes versus the king of lizards in this highly anticipated showdown.

Wonder Woman: 1984

June 5, 2020

Wonder Woman returns in her second standalone film, taking place before the events of Justice League. 

The Bob's Burgers Movie

July 17, 2020

Feature film based on the hit animated TV series. 

Green Lantern Corps

July 24, 2020

A feature film focusing on the interstellar police force of the Green Lantern Corps.

SpongeBob SquarePants 3

July 31, 2020

The continuing adventures of SpongeBob and his pals serves as a follow-up to the 2015 film SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Micronauts

October 16, 2020

Paramount and Hasbro's AllSpark Productions are teaming up to bring the 1980s toy figures to the big screen.

Avatar 2 

December 18, 2020

The highly-anticipated sequel to James Cameron's sci-fi epic, Avatar.

Sherlock Holmes 3

December 25, 2020

The third installment of the mystery series starring Robert Downey Jr. as the brilliant British detective, and Jude Law as his sidekick, Dr. Watson. 

Untitled Flash Movie 

TBA 2020

Ezra Miller stars as Barry Allen and his super speedy alter-ego in this new film that focuses on the DC hero.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

TBA 2020

The group of misfits continue their quest to keep the universe safe. 

Suicide Squad 2 

TBA 2020

The band of supervillains return to take on another no-way-out mission. 

Indiana Jones 5

July 9, 2021

Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg return for a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise.

 

 

 in development, film, future releases

Working Title Synopsis
143 Brian Michael Bendis and Deadpool director Tim Miller team up for an X-Men spinoff film based on the character Kitty Pryde.
American Way  John Ridley will pen the adaptation of his 2017 comic book series The American Way: Those Above and Those Below, set in 1970s America, where superheroes have fallen out of favor with the public. 
Analog John Wick director Chad Stahelski tackles the adaptation of the Image Comics series that takes place in a near-future where the security of the internet has failed as the result of an event called the Great Doxxing. 
Armada Dan Mazeau will pen the script for the adaptation of Ernie Cline's (Ready Player One) novel, which follows a teen video game champion who discovers the game he has mastered is actually a tool for recruiting pilots to fight off an alien invasion. 
Bad Guys The animated feature film adapts Aaron Blabely's best-selling book, which centers on four reformed villains who are bad at being good. 
Bat Girl Christina Hodson, writer for the Bumblebee spinoff movie, will pen the script that follows Barbara Gordon, daughter of Gotham City police commissioner James Gordon, in her adventures as Bat Girl. 
Black Adaptation of the Black Mask Studios comic book of the same name is set in a world where only Black people have super powers. 
Blackhawk Steven Spielberg will direct the DC Comics film that focuses on the titular Blackhawk, the leader of a squadron of World War II pilots who fought off the Nazis. 
Black Cat

Part of Sony's Universe of Spider-Man characters, Spider-Man's sometimes ally, sometimes enemy will get her own solo film.

Black Hole Production companies Plan B and New Regency will team up again to work on the film adaptation of Charles Burns' graphic novel of the same name, which follows a group of teens who are physically mutated after contracting a sexually transmitted disease.
Black Widow Jac Schaeffer writes and Scarlett Johansson stars in the Black Widow standalone film.
Bloodshot Vin Diesel is signed on to star in the Sony Pictures adaptation of the Valiant Entertainment comic series, which follows a former mobster turned into the ultimate killing machine. 
Boba Fett Disney and Lucasfilm are developing a standalone film detailing the escapades of the mysterious bounty hunter, Boba Fett; Logan director James Mangold is on board to write and direct. 
Bodies, Bodies, Bodies Based on the New Yorker fiction story "Cat Person," the film follows a female college student's relationship with an older man as it slowly goes downhill. 
Carmen Sandiego Netflix is developing a feature film around the mysterious globetrotter who taught children about geography. 
Child's Play Remake of the 1908s cult horror hit starring the murderous doll, Chucky. 
Clue Ryan Reynolds will produce and Deadpool's Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will write in the newest movie adaption of the classic whodunit board game.
Come Away An imagined prequel to classics Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan that sets Alice and Peter as siblings who choose imagination over reality following a tragic family accident. 
Console Wars Set in the 1990s, Console Wars follows the uphill battle of SEGA as it tries to establish itself as a legitimate video game developer and compete with Nintendo. 
Cowboy Ninja Viking Adaption of the Image Comics series of the same name stars Chris Pratt as the assassin equipped with the skills of a cowboy, ninja, and viking.
Crowded Rebel Wilson will star in the big screen adaptation of the upcoming Image Comics title that focuses on a normal, quiet girl who suddenly finds herself as the target of a multi-million dollar bounty, and the clock is ticking on her window of time to find out why.
Danger Girl Based off the 1990s hit comic series of the same name, Danger Girl follows a group of female adventurers who go on a globetrotting mission to locate a set of mystical objects and keep them away from the evil Hammer Syndicate. 
Deadpool 3 The Merc with a Mouth returns for his third feature film, which is rumored to center around the team assembled in X-Force
Doctor Doom Legion's Noah Hawley is developing a movie centering around the Fantastic Four's archnemesis. 
Duke Nukem John Cena in talks to star as the muscular, gun-wielding, alien fighter in this movie adaption of the popular video game. 
Dungeons & Dragon's Hasbro's production house, AllSpark Pictures, and The LEGO Batman director Chris McKay will helm the live-action adaptation of the classic tabletop RPG. 
Eternals

Adaptation of Jack Kirby's cosmic comic book series featuring alien races the Eternals and the Deviants, and their relationship with each other and humanity. 

Faith Adaptation the Valiant series of the same name featuring a comics and sci-fi obsessed teen, who also happens to have telekinetic superpowers. 
Fathom Scooter Braun and former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel have teamed up to develop the Aspen Comics title that follows the strange, aquatic heroine, Aspen. 
Firestarter Adaptation of Stephen King's book of the same name, which centers on a young girl with pyrokinetic abilities who is captured by the government in attempt to harness her abilities. 
Five Night's at Freddy's Movie adaption of the beloved, jump-scare video game where the animatronic animal band comes to life at night and goes on a killing spree through Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. 
God Country Donny Cates will be adapting his own comic book series of the same name into a film that follows an elderly widower in Texas who finds himself restored to health after discovering an enchanted sword in the eye of a tornado.
Gotham City Sirens Suicide Squad director, David Ayer, teams up with Margot Robbie for the all-female DC villains movie, featuring Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy.
Grudge Reboot of the 2004 Japanese horror film adaptation that follows a lingering curse that preys on and kills anyone who comes near it. 
Gundam Adaptation of the popular Japanese anime in which large robot suits are used to fight a war between Earth-dwellers and space colonizers seeking their independence. 
Harbinger Fast and Furious franchise producer Neal Mortize is set to produce the adaptation of Valiant Entertainment's popular comic series Harbinger Wars
Harley Quinn Standalone solo film featuring the criminal queenpin, with Margot Robbie poised to reprise the role.
Hit Girl  The Kick-Ass fan-favorite will star in her own feature film.
In the Tall Grass Netflix will adapt the Stephen King thriller that follows a brother and sister who wade into a vast field of grass after hearing a boy's cry for help, only to discover there may be no way back out. 
Infidel Based on the DC/Vertigo title in which an American Muslim woman and her multicultural neighbors find themselves living in an apartment complex haunted by a creature that feeds on xenophobia. 
Joker/ Harley Quinn Movie Jared Leto and Margot Robbie reprise their Suicide Squad roles to explore Joker and Harley Quinn's criminal love story. 
Joker Stand-Alone Jared Leto will executive produce and star in a film that features his incarnation of the Joker, set in the Suicide Squad universe.
Jurassic World 3 Colin Trevorrow returns to pen the third installment of the dinosaur reboot; Pacific Rim Uprising co-writer Emily Carmichael also joins the writing team. 
Kingsman 3 The third installment of the spy franchise concludes the relationship between Harry Hart and Eggsy. 
Kingsman: The Great Game Prequel to the Kingsman franchise that depicts the spy organization at the turn of the 20th century. 
Life on Mars Based on the short story We Have Always Lived on Mars, the film follows a group of abandoned Martian colonists whose world is turned upside-down when they learn they can safely breath the Martian air; John Krasinksi and his A Quiet Place team will produce.
Lilo & Stitch Live-action remake of Disney's classic tale about a Hawaiian girl and her dog-like alien best friend... Ohana means family!
Logan's Run Hunger Games screenwriter is attached to write the remake of the 1967 film, which inspired The Hunger Games and Maze Runner.
Maleficent 2 Angelina Jolie will reprise her role as the infamous villain-turned-hero in the reimagined tale of Sleeping Beauty; Ed Skrein is set to star opposite Jolie 
Mario The production studio behind the Despicable Me franchise partners with legendary Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto for the forthcoming adaption of the iconic video game.
M.A.S.K. Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray will helm this project that centers around the task force M.A.S.K. and their battle against V.E.N.O.M.; it is rumored that M.A.S.K. will be part of Hasbro's Allspark Cinematic Universe.  once 
Michael Zero This sci-fi thriller centers on a man who must hunt down clones of himself who were originally created to help fight a war, but have instead turned on the system that created them. 
Monster Hunter Based on the classic Capcom video game, a team of hardened monster hunters are transported to a realm populated with monsters and must fight them off as they attempt to close the portal between Earth and the monster realm. 
Morbius The Living Vampire Sony expands their Spider-Man villain-based cinematic universe by exploring the backstory of Dr. Michael Mobius, a scientist with a rare blood disease who attempts to cure himself, only to end up a vampire.
Multiple Man James Franco will start as the mutant (changeling, if you want to get specific) who can duplicate his body as many times as need be. 
My Hero Academia A live-action take on the wildly popular manga follows Izuku as he is given a quirk by All Might and enrolled in UA High School.
New Gods

Based on characters from Jack Kirby's "Fourth World Saga" from DC Comics, New Gods follows two warring alien planets, the inhabitants of whom arrive on earth in search of the key to the Anti-Life Equation.

Nightwatch

The Spider-Man ally will star in his own feature film, with Spike Lee reportedly interested in the directing role. 

Nightwing The once side-kick turned superhero stars in this action-thriller, directed by The LEGO Batman's Chris McKay. 
Ninja Turtles Michael Bay will produce the newest take on the heroes in a half shell!
Old Guard Adaptation of the Image Comics title follows a group of female-led immortal mercenaries as they deal with the arrival of a new immortal and the threat of having their immortality exposed.  
Past Midnight Keanu Reeves is rumored to star in the Netflix movie, which follows a vigilante who was sentenced to life in prison after being captured by police while trying to stop a domestic terrorist act on New York City.
Pet Sematary Jason Clarke will star in the adaptation of Stephen King's 1983 novel that centers on a boy who is resurrected as a demon after his father takes his body to a pet cemetery built on an ancient burial ground. 
Pinocchio Disney is reimagining the 1940s classic to bring a live-action adaptation to the screen; Paddington director Paul King is slated to direct.
Queen & Country Based on the Eisner Award winning comic book series of the same name, the film will follow a British Secret Intelligence Service operative, whose identity is compromised following an assassination. 
Red Sonja X-Men: Apocalypse director, Bryan Singer, is set to direct the cinematic adaptation of the sword-and-sorcery heroine, Red Sonja. 
Robocop Original Robocop writer, Ed Neumeier is signed on to pen what will be a direct sequel to the 1987 sci-fi classic. 
ROM: Spaceknight Ready Player One scribe Zak Penn will author the film adaptation of the toy turned comic book hero for Paramount and Hasbro.
Sculptor Warner Bros. is tackling the graphic novel based on a struggling New York artist who makes a deal with Death in exchange for unmatched sculpting skills. 
Silk Based on the Korean-American Marvel superheroine, Cindy Moon, who is also bitten by a radioactive spider around the same time as Peter Parker, and develops her own set of incredible spider powers. 
Silver Sable  This Spider-Man spinoff will focus on the politically charged Silver Sable.
Silver Surfer Saga author, Brian K. Vaughan is penning a standalone feature film for the oft-conflicted Marvel superhero of the same name.  
Skyward Based on the Image Comics series of the same name, this big-screen adaptation follows Willa, a young girl living in a gravity-free future, who has discovered a way to restore Earth's gravity to its normal state. 
Snake Eyes Spinoff film featuring G.I. Joe's beloved Snake Eyes, the mysterious silent ninja known for wearing all black and frequently working alone.
Soulfire The Scooter Braun and David Maisel team-up will also develop this Aspen Comics title, which takes place in a world devoid of magic, and follows a rag-tag group of heroes as they tried to reinstate magic in a hardened, cynical future. 
Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane wrote and will direct the adaptation of his Image Comics series of the same name, which follows the antihero Spawn, who was sent to Earth to deliver souls down to hell and ends up the pseudo-protector of New York City.
Star Trek: Lower Decks

The CBS All-Access animated series will center on the crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships. 

Super Pets The LEGO Batman writer Jared Stern will write and direct the big-screen take on the crime-fighting good boys and girls; Krypto the Super-Dog, Streaky the Super-Cat, Beppo the Super-Monkey and Comet the Super-Horse are among some of the crime-fighting super pets to expect.
Supergirl Supergirl makes the jump to the big screen under the guidance of 22 Jump Street writer, Oren Uziel. 
Synchronic  Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan will star as wo New Orleans paramedics, whose lives are ripped apart after encountering a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.
The Batman Solo film featuring Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight; plot may be based on comic story line 'Under the Red Hood.'
The Division Based on the video game of the same name, Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal will star as trained agents searching for the cause of a deadly smallpox outbreak. 
The Fourteenth Goldfish Animated feature film based on the best-selling children's novel about a middle school girl who must team up with her scientist grandfather, who has reverted himself to a 14-year old boy, to keep his invention from falling into the wrong hands. 
The Heavy J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot company will produce this subversive take on the superhero genre. 
The Ice Dragon George R.R. Martin's fantasy novel about a young girl who bonds with a mythic ice dragon is being brought to the big screen through the Warner Animation Group.
The Last Days of American Crime Big-screen adaptation of Rick Remender's comic book series of the same name, which follows a group of criminals as they attempt to pull off the biggest heist of the century just before the U.S. government begins broadcasting a signal that makes it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit a crime.
The Last Starfighter Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta is planning to reboot the 1984 space-opera that centered a teen who mastered a video game developed to train pilots to fight in a space war. 
The Tommyknockers Adaptation of one of Stephen King's best-selling novels follows a town in Maine that falls under the influence of a dangerous gas and develops an alien-hive mentality. 
Uncharted Tom Holland is rumored to star as a young Nathan Drake in this origin movie of the video game hero. 
Untitled Star Wars trilogy The Last Jedi director, Rian Johson, is developing a new trilogy for the Star Wars franchise, unrelated to the Skywalker Saga.
Untitled Star Wars trilogy Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, will write another new Star Wars trilogy, unrelated to the Skywalker Saga, and Rian Johnson's upcoming trilogy.
Villains IT's Bill Skarsgard stars alongside Maika Monroe in the horror-thriller where two amateur criminals break into a house only to find a young girl chained up in the basement. 
X-Force Deadpool and Cable lead a black-ops group of ruthless mutants. 



television, tv, new releases

shows on air, tv

 

Title

Synopsis

Adventure Time

Finn, Jake, and the other inhabitants of Ooo get into even more absurd adventures in the final season of the hit animated series. (Cartoon Network)

Altered Carbon

Set in a future where human consciousness and memories are saved and transferred into a synthetic body, allowing humans to survive physical death. (Netflix)
AMC's The Walking Dead Based on the comic series of the same name, Rick Grimes and what remains of the survivors return to outlive the undead. (AMC)
Arrow Based on DC's Green Arrow, this series stars Stephen Amell as the superhero and his alter-ego Oliver Queen. (The CW)
Ash vs Evil Dead 30 years after the events of the original Evil Dead, a listless Ash (Bruce Campbell) has done his best to avoid responsibility and his past. However, when a deadite plague threatens to overrun the planet, he may be the only thing standing between life and total undead destruction. (Starz)
Attack on Titan The massively popular anime's second season is set to be simulcast for American fans when Eren, Levi, Mikasa, and the rest of the Survey Corps return. (Crunchyroll / Funimation / Hulu / Adult Swim)

Avengers Assemble

Season 4, subtitled Avengers: Secret Wars will have a new generation of Earth's Mightiest Heroes emerge as they work to gather the old team from across dimensions. (Disney XD)

The Big Bang Theory

Four brilliant, but socially awkward scientists attempt to navigate friendships, relationships, and life outside the laboratory. (CBS)

Black Lightning

Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Black Lightning is forced to reestablish his superhero persona in order to fight rising corruption and the local gang, One Hundred. (The CW)

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations

The story of Naruto continues with the next generations of ninja as Naruto's son Boruto starts his ninja training. (Hulu / Crunchyroll)

Constantine

Animated series based on the DC Comics hero, John Constantine, who attempts to save souls and fight demons using his knowledge of the dark arts. (CW Seed)

Devilman Crybaby

Based on the manga series Devilman, Devilman Crybaby follows an overachieving high school student who fuses with a demon in order to protect the world from being overrun by demons. (Netflix)

Disenchantment

From the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, comes an adult, animated comedy about a medieval fantasy world. (Netflix) 

Doctor Who 

It's time for a new Doctor in the next season of the hit sci-fi series. (BBC America / BBC One)

Dragon Ball Super

The cast of the mega-hit Dragon Ball series returns in the latest series based around the adventures of Goku, his friends, and his family. (Crunchyroll / Funimation / Adult Swim)

Fear The Walking Dead

This spin-off of the Walking Dead series follows Sean Cabrera (Cliff Curtis), a divorced teacher, and Nancy (Kim Dickens), a guidance counselor, as they try to survive in the city of Los Angeles. (AMC)

Final Space

Conan O'Brien produces this animated series that follows an astronaut and his alien friend as they search for the end of the universe. (TBS)

The Flash

Based on the DC superhero of the same name, this CW series follows a young Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) as he uses his newfound powers to protect Central City. (The CW)

Game of Thrones 

Based on author George R.R. Martin's hit novel series, the upcoming final season in 2019 will continue with more shocks, twists, and deaths across Westeros. (HBO)

Gotham With the criminal underworld in upset, a new villain is poised to rise to the top and watch Gotham crumble. (FOX)
Guardians of the Galaxy Animated Series The Guardians return for a new round of intergalactic adventures in this animated series based on the comic and budding film franchise. (Disney XD)
Hilda Based on Luke Pearson's popular graphic novels, Hilda follows the adventures of its titular character as she explores the magical world of elves, giants, and more dangerous and mysterious creatures. (Netflix)
Iron Fist Based on the Marvel character of the same name, Iron Fist develops incredible martial arts skills and the ability to call on a mystical force following a traumatic plane crash. (Netflix)
iZombie Loosely-based on the Vertigo comic of the same name, this series follows a young medical student named Olivia Moore (Rose McIver) who begins working in a coroner's office to satiate her hunger for human flesh after becoming a partial zombie. However, her condition does come with the handy side-effect of being able to see the memories of the brains she consumes. (The CW)
Jessica Jones Part of Marvel and Netflix's on-going television programming collaboration, the second season follows Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), a former superhero turned private investigator. (Netflix)
Justice League Action The heroes of DC Comics return to animation with an all new series featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and other members of the Justice League. (Cartoon Network, CITV)
Krpyton Superman prequel series follows the Man of Steel's grandfather as he seeks to redeem his family's honor and save Krypton from chaos. (SYFY)
Legends of Tomorrow A spin off from The CW series Arrow and The Flash, this ensemble show focuses on lesser known DC Heroes as Rip Hunter travels back in time to bring together a team to stop Vandal Savage from destroying the world. (The CW)
Legion A drama following David Haller, a schizophrenic who may just be the most powerful mutant alive if he doesn't lose his mind first. (FX)
Lost in Space This reboot of the 1965 classic of the same name takes a more modern approach to the Robinson family as they navigate the hostilities of space. (Netflix)
Lucifer Dissatisfied with his reign as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) decides to hightail it to Los Angeles and offer his aid to the LAPD and run a nightclub on the side. (FOX)
Maniac Two patients of a mental hospital dream up a fantasy world complete with trolls, elves, and fairies. (Netflix)
Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors A series of animated digital shorts follows the adventures of Quake, Ghost-Spider, Ms. Marvel, Squirrel Girl, and Lockjaw. (Disney Channel)
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) leads an elite team of law-enforcement agents as they investigate superhero related strange occurrences and try to contain the Inhuman menace. (ABC)
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Based on the Marvel characters of the same name, Cloak and Dagger follows two teens from different backgrounds as they develop superpowers that inexplicably link them to one another. (Freeform)
Marvel's Daredevil Based on the Marvel character of the same name, this new Netflix-exclusive series follows Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) as he practices law by day and lays down the law as the superhero Daredevil by night. (Netflix)
Marvel's Eat the Universe Chef Justin Warner will host a cooking show that celebrates pop culture influencers, dishes inspired by Marvel's comic book history, and anything in between. 
Marvel's Luke Cage The follow-up series to Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Mike Colter is bringing the newest super powered hero to Netflix. (Netflix)
Marvel's Spiderman Season 4 of the series sees Spider-Man becoming a full-fledged member of the Avengers, and take on his greatest enemies in the Sinister 6. (Disney XD)
Mega Man The classic Capcom game brings its storyline to a new animated series. (Cartoon Network)
Miraculous Ladybug and Cat Noir return in the hit animated superhero show. (Nickelodeon) 
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic The ponies continue their adventures in Equestria in the next season of this hit animated series. (Discovery Family / AFN)
The New Legends of Monkey  Reboot of the 1980s Japanese fantasy series follows a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods as they attempt to restore peace to their world. (Netflix) / (ABC Me)
Outcast Based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name from Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, the dark series follows a young man who is plagued by demonic possessions and struggles to protect those he loves most; Season 2 is set to premiere on July 20 at 10pm. (Cinemax)
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams A sci-fi anthology series based on the short stories of Philip Dick. (Amazon Video)
Power Rangers Ninja Steel The latest iteration of the long running Power Ranger series pits the Rangers against the evil Galvanax in a battle for the Spirit Crystal. (Nickelodeon)
Preacher Based on the Vertigo series, Jessie Custer is small town preacher who merges with a heavenly being and a then embarks on a journey to literally find God, along with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and a vampire named Cassidy. (AMC)
Rise of the TMNT A reimagining of the classic crime-fighting reptiles features an African-American April O'Neil, and places Raphael as the leader of the group. (Nickelodeon) 
Riverdale A Twin Peaks style drama featuring the characters of Archie Comics comes to The CW. (The CW)
Marvel's Runaways Based on the Marvel comic series, a group of teens discover their parents are actually supervillains and run away from home to fight them using their own superpowers. (Hulu)
Sonic Boom Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, and Amy return for this all-new animated adventure. Fans can expect to see many familiar faces and new friends along the way. (Cartoon Network) 
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the Worlds' Greatest Detective in the hit BBC series. (PBS / BBC One)
Siren A coastal town once said to be home to mermaids is visited by a mysterious girl who proves that these creatures may be more than just a myth, and might not be as friendly as legends say. (Freeform)
Star Trek: Discovery Just in time for the franchise's 50th anniversary, Star Trek will return to the small screen in a new series produced by Alex Kurtzman. (CBS)
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny  A series of animated shorts that explain how choices, both big and small, shape the destiny of the beloved characters in their fight for light over dark. (Disney's YouTube Channel)
Star Wars Rebels Set five years before the events of Episode IV, this 3D animated series follows a group of rebels as they traverse space on a freighter starship called the Ghost. (Disney XD)

Steven Universe

Steven Universe is the youngest member of the Crystal Gems—a super powered team of warriors that protect the world from evil. When not saving the day, he and the other gems (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl) get into adventures in hometown headquarters, Beach City. (Cartoon Network) 

Supergirl

After escaping the destruction of Krypton, a young Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) escapes to Earth where she is taken in by a foster family and must keep her superpowers hidden. But after growing up and moving to National City, Kara soon realizes she'll need those very powers to help protect her new home. (The CW)

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Adaption of Archie Comics' The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will focus on the occult, as Sabrina tries to navigate the darker forces of her half-witch, half-mortal world. (Netflix)

Teen Titans Go!

This animated series focuses on the Titans during their days-off from saving the world as they try to navigate being super-powered teenagers. (Cartoon Network)

The Crossing 

ABC Studios brings a story about a group of refugees from a war-torn country fleeing a war that is yet to happen. (ABC)

The Defenders

Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist team up to form a supergroup in order to protect New York City. (Netflix)

The First Sean Penn stars in this series that follows the first group of astronauts to explore and colonize on Mars. (Hulu)

The Gifted

A normal suburban family is forever changed when they discover their children have developed super powers. (FOX)

The Tick 

The cult classic character returns to live action with a pilot order from Amazon, starring Peter Serafinowicz, Jackie Earle Haley, and more. (Amazon Video)

Titans

Live-action series based on the Teen Titans, set to premiere on DC Comics direct-to-consumer digital service. (DC Universe)

Voltron: Legendary Defender The mighty warrior Voltron returns after 10,000 years to protect the universe from evil in the Netflix incarnation of the series from DreamWorks. (Netflix)

 

 

 2018 releases, new, tv, television

Title  Release Date  Synopsis
Nightflyers December 2, 2018 This sci-fi thriller is based on a novella from George R.R. Martin, and follows a group of space travelers who set out to make contact with alien life, only to be met with a barrage of violent and mysterious events. (SYFY)


POP List, 2019 Releases, Television, TV

Title Release Date Synopsis
Deadly Class January 16, 2019 The Russo Brothers will produce the adaptation of the Image Comics series that follows of a group of teens who come of age in a school that trains them to be assassins. (SYFY) 
The Umbrella Academy February 15, 2019 Based on Gerard Way's popular graphic novels of the same name, Ellen Paige stars as the only member of her dysfunctional family that doesn't have superpowers. (Netflix)

 

 

POPList, TV, Releases, In Development

Working Title Synopsis
10 After Midnight Horror anthology from The Shape of Water director Guillermo Del Toro. (Netflix)
Cowboy Bebop Live action adaptation of the hit 90s anime that centers on a motley crew of bounty hunters, on the run from their pasts as they attempt to track down the solar system's most dangerous criminal. (Netflix)
Cursed Based on the Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler book of the same name, Cursed is a reimaging of the tale of King Arthur, told through the eyes of Nimue, the heroine destined to become the most powerful Lady of the Lake.
Doom Patrol Follows a group of misfit superhero, each of whom suffered a terrible accident that left them with superhuman abilities, as they investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence and protect Earth from what they find. (DC Universe)
Earth's Mightiest Show  Weekly show depicting how the Marvel Universe has affected fandom and culture at home and abroad. 
Galaxy Quest In this series reboot of the classic sci-fi movie, writer/producer Paul Scheer seeks to bring a fresh, modern perspective to what it means to be a sci-fi star. (Amazon Video)
Gideon Falls Adaptation of the Image Comics series exploring rural mystery and urban horror in the shadows of the mysterious Black Barn. 
Harley Quinn Animated series geared towards adults follows Harley Quinn after she breaks up with The Joker and begins her quest to become the criminal queenpin of Gotham (DC Universe)
Invincible Hour-long animated adult series back on the Robert Kirkman comic book series of the same name; follows the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet as he develops his own powers and receives instruction from his legendary father. (Amazon)
Locke and Key Adaptation of IDW Publishing's comic that centers on three siblings who move back to their ancestral home following the brutal murder of their father, only to find the house is also home to a set of keys that give them magical powers, and a demon that is after those keys.
Metropolis Set in a pre-Superman Metropolis, the series will follow Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the darkness lurking behind the City of Tomorrow.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Laurence Fishburne will executive produce the animated adaption of the brilliant 4th grader who can switch bodies with her dino pal. (Disney)
New Warriors Marvel's first live-action comedy follows six young people with powers who strive to make a difference in the world, despite not quite being categorized as "superheroes." 
Resident Alien

Based on the Dark Horse comics of the same name, SYFY will adapt the dark, twisted story of alien who crash-lands on earth with a secret mission to save humanity and a moral dilemma on whether or not he should. (SYFY)

Roche Limit Based on the Image Comics series of the same name, the series follows a crime-infested colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly. (SYFY)
Rocketeer Animated adaptation of the late Dave Stevens' comic positions the Rocketeer as a mantle passed down from person to person, landing, in this series, with a young girl named Kit. (Disney Junior)
Swamp Thing Live-action reimagining of the classic part-human, part-plant antihero.
Sword Art Online Live-action adaptation of the anime series that focuses on a group of kids participating in virtual reality MMORGP. (Netflix)
The Boys Based on Garth Ennis' comic series, The Boys takes place in a world where superheroes embrace the dark side of their fame. (Amazon)
The Continental Keanu Reeves is attached to the John Wick spin-off series, which will focus on the inner workings of the assassin safe-haven, The Continental Hotel. (Starz)
The Mandalorian Set in between Return of the Jedi and The Force AwakensThe Mandalorian follows the adventures of a lone gunfighter traversing the farthest reaches of the galaxy. (Untitled Disney Streaming Service)
The Passage Based on Justin Cronin's post-apocalyptic book of the same name, the series follows a group of death row inmates that were accidentally turned into vampires. (FOX)
The Witcher Henry Cavill is slated to star as Geralt of Rivia, the oft-conflicted monster hunter, in the Netflix adaptation of the best-selling fantasy book.
Velvet Based on the Image Comics graphic novel of the same name, Velvet follows a female spy, for which the series is named, as she sets out bring light to a web lies. (Paramount Network)
Watchmen HBO tackles the acclaimed graphic novel series from DC, standing independently from all other previous adaptions of the graphic novel, and functioning as a "remix" rather than an adaptation of the story. (HBO)
Y: The Last Man  Adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan's beloved comic book series of the same name focuses on Yorick, the last man on Earth following a apocalyptic event that wipes out every male mammal on Earth. (FX)
Young Justice: Outsiders Teenage versions of famous DC superheroes come of age while trying to understand their superpowers and fight supervillains. (DC Universe)


 

video games, new, releases

 

2018 releases, new, video games 

Title

Release Date

Synopsis

Mega Man 11

October 3, 2018

The eleventh installment in Capcom's robot-boy saga.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

October 5, 2018

Set in ancient Greece, players will get the choice to play as a male or female assassin as they navigate the Peloponnesian War as a mercenary who doesn’t side with either of the feuding parties. 

Super Mario Party

October 5, 2018

The newest installment of the multiplayer party game comes exclusively to the Nintendo Switch, and features the ability to play with multiple Switch units in four-person action. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

October 12, 2018

Treyarch Studios in once again in charge of development for the beloved first person shooter franchise. 

For Honor: Marching Fire 

October 16, 2018

For Honor's most ambitious update brings loads of free, updated content including a new faction, 4 new heroes, a new 4x4 mode, and unlimited single player and 2-person co-op mode, among other enhancements. 

Lego DC Super-Villains

October 16, 2018

Team up with Lex Luthor, the Joker, and other infamous DC villains in order to fight off the Justice Syndicate, a super group with a surprising agenda. 

Just Dance 2019

October 23, 2018

The newest installment of the wildly popular dance-along game series features over 40 chart-topping songs. 

My Hero One's Justice

October 26, 2018

Play as your favorite characters from My Hero Academia in this arena brawler, and choose between hero or villain in your path to justice. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 

October 26, 2018

This Western themed action game sequel follows the story of outlaw Arthur Morgan another member of the dangerous Dutch van der Linde gang.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season, Episode 3

November 6, 2018

The final chapter of Telltale's post-apocalyptic choose-your-own-adventure game brings players to the conclusion of Clementine's adventures in a zombie-filled world. 

Ride 3

November 8, 2018

The newest installment in the high octane motor bike racing game promises players new tracks, far more options for customizing bikes, and a layered career mode. 

Hitman 2

November 13, 2018

Agent 47 is back with a new slew of precisely-planned assassinations in the sequel to the 2016 hit.

Fallout 76

November 14, 2018

This prequel to the previous Fallout games is set just after a massive nuclear apocalypse and features a playable map four times the size of Fallout 4, along with accessible nuclear missile sites and will be playable entirely online.

Pokémon: Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu

November 16, 2018

The Switch exclusive Pokémon game is designed to appeal to franchise newcomers and utilizes some of the same mechanics as the Pokémon Go mobile game.

Battlefield V

November 20, 2018

The latest installment in the Battlefield franchise returns to its World War II origins, in addition to hosting a battle royale mode.

Overkill's The Walking Dead

November 2018

A co-op first person shooter that introduces four new characters and an all new storyline to The Walking Dead universe.

Just Cause 4 

December 4, 2018

The newest installment of the open-world shooter features improved destruction and player mechanics, dynamic “extreme weather” systems, and updated uses and mechanics for Rico’s grappling hook. 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 

December 7, 2018

This brand-new Smash Bros. game coming to the Nintendo Switch will feature every character from previous Smash Bros. games, as well as a handful of new characters. 

Death Stranding

December 31, 2018

Hideo Kojima's debut game under Kojima Productions features an all-star cast, such as The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus, in a futuristic sci-fi setting that relies on a combination of player mechanics and interactions with other characters to salvage what's left of the world.

Luigi's Mansion

December 31, 2018

Remastering of Luigi's Mansion, originally launched on GameCube in 2001, for the Nintendo 3DS systems. 

Soul Caliber VI

December 31, 2018

The beloved fighting game gains a new addition. Soul Caliber VI takes place during the 16th century and revisits the events of the first game.

Team Sonic Racing 

December 31, 2018 Gear up to race as a team of three in this highly anticipated cart-racer that features drafting and Team Ultimate moves, among other racing dynamics that put you and your Sonic crew at the top of the podium.

Yoshi

December 31, 2018

The newest installment in the Yoshi series allows players to interact with the traditionally static background of gameplay levels. 

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

TBA 2018 The beloved fantasy-RPG comes to mobile gaming. 

Outer Wilds

TBA 2018

First person space simulator challenges players to explore planets, moons, and alien structures inside a solar system trapped in an endless time loop. 


POP List, 2019 Releases, Video Games

Title Release Date Synopsis
Ace Combat 7 January 18, 2019  The latest iteration of the popular combat flight simulator comes to gamers.
Kingdom Hearts 3 January 29, 2019 The long awaited third installment in the best-selling Kingdom Hearts franchise features interactions with Hercules, Toy Story, and Monsters Inc.
Anthem February 22, 2019 A shared world sci-fi shooter - EA's answer to Destiny.
Metro Exodus  February 22, 2019 A story-driven first person shooter that combines combat and stealth in the post-apocalyptic Russian winter.
Crackdown 3 February 2019 The newest installment in the popular series will feature over-the-top action in an almost entirely destructible environment.
The Division 2 March 15, 2019 Follow-up to 2016's The Division will feature extended end-game content, regular updates, and the ability to specialize your character's abilities upon completing the campaign. 
Shenmue 3  August 27, 2019 Revival of the beloved open-world adventure game, brought to life by a Kickstarter campaign.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night TBA 2019 Return to the Metroidvania genre with this gothic RPG that pits players against creatures of the night in a race to find the cure to a mysterious curse.
Fable: The Wolf Among Us - Season 2 TBA 2019 Highly anticipated follow-up to the comic book-based video game where players take up the identify of Bigby Wolf and investigate a murder. 
One Piece: World Seeker TBA 2019 Open world action-adventure game based on the manga One Piece that centers on a pirate boy who sets off the find the world's greatest treasure known as "One Piece."
Psychonauts 2  TBA 2019 The cult classic game from Double Fine is finally getting a sequel thanks to a crowd funding drive, as players will once again take control of Raz and his friends.



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