Due to the closure of cinemas and delays in film production, movie industry giants Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures, and Sony Pictures have decided to postpone the release of several blockbuster films this year.
The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has left many movie fanatics heartbroken as some of their long-anticipated movies had to be postponed indefinitely. These include titles from popular franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fast & Furious, Star Wars, DC’s Wonder Woman 1984, and A Quiet Place. (Read: 5 Must-Watch Movies Starring Elijah Canlas)
Good thing, this case doesn’t apply to all 2020 movies. While cinemas are closed, many studios have realized that releasing new films online is their best option to connect with consumers during the pandemic—and they aren’t wrong! (Read:4 Apps Where You Can Watch Original Filipino Films)
Read on to know some of the much-awaited 2020 movies that are now available for online streaming!
Trolls: World Tour
Trolls: World Tour is the much-awaited sequel of Trolls—DreamWorks’ 2016 hit animated movie that features the voices of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, and James Corden.
The movie follows the story of Princess Poppy and Branch as they discover that there are six different troll tribes scattered over six different lands. Each tribe is also devoted to six different kinds of music—funk, country, techno, classical, pop, and rock.
Disney’s Artemis Fowl is a live-action adaptation of the Eoin Colfer novel that follows the journey of 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, who desperately tries to save his father who has been kidnapped.
Artemis Fowl was released online in June and is available for rent on Disney+.
Sonic the Hedgehog
After undergoing a major revision in 2019, Sonic the Hedgehog has left many fans waiting for its official release in 2020. Its plot follows the incredibly fast and powerful Sonic as he explores unfamiliar territories in his new home, planet Earth. The film takes viewers on a rollercoaster journey as Sonic faces the evil genius, Dr. Robotnik, and finds ways to stop the latter from dominating the world.
Emma is a big-screen adaptation of Jane Austen’s witty, lighthearted, and faithful 1815 comedy novel. The movie follows Emma Woodhouse, a well-meaning but selfish young woman who often meddles in the love lives of her friends, as she takes on a journey of realizing the true meaning of love and friendships.
Disney and Pixar’s Onward features the story of two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt). The movie treats viewers to the heartwarming journey of Ian and Barley as the two get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad and go on an extraordinary quest with him.