Cinemas are now open across the UAE, and with restrictions around Covid-19 easing worlwide, the last few months of 2020 will see some exciting movie releases. From the highly anticipated film Tenet to a wave of female-centric action ﬁlms, here are some of the major blockbusters heading to the silver screen soon.
Release date: August 27
Starring: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki
Christopher Nolan’s latest sci-ﬁ epic is one of the most anticipated ﬁlms of the year. An action epic with a time-travel twist, Tenet tells the story of an international spy trying to prevent another world war from breaking out. For a more memorable viewing experience, the Dubai Opera will be showing the ﬁlm on Friday, August 28, at 12 pm, 5 pm and 9.30 pm.
Release date: September 4
Starring: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen and Jet Li
Mulan is based on the Chinese folklore The Ballad of Mulan and a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated ﬁlm of the same name. Mulan, a fearless young woman disguises herself as a man to battle northern invaders in China to protect her ailing father from serving in the Imperial Army.
The King’s Man
Release date: September 17
Starring: Stanley Tucci, Gemma Arterton, Harris Dickinson
A prequel to the hit series, The King’s Man follows one man who must race against time to stop history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds as they get together to plot a war that could wipe out millions of people and destroy humanity.
Wonder Woman 1984
Release date: October 1
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal and Kristen Wiig
Set in 1984, during the Cold War, the ﬁlm sees Wonder Woman come into conﬂict with two formidable foes—media businessman Maxwell Lord and friend-turned-enemy Cheetah while reuniting with her love interest Steve Trevor. The ﬁlm is the sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman and the ninth installment in the DC Extended Universe.
Death On The Nile
Release date: October 22
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Letitia Wright
In the ﬁlm adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, Detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a young heiress aboard a cruise ship on the Nile River.
Release date: November 5
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh
At birth, the Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the U.S.S.R. breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative.
No Time To Die
Release date: November 19
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas
In his ﬁfth and ﬁnal role as James Bond, Daniel Craig’s No Time to Die ﬁnds 007 being recruited again ﬁve years after he left active service, hot on the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.