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2019-2020 Releases

2018 Releases  

In Development



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January, February, March, film, new releases 


Release Date


Black Panther

February 16, 2018

Chadwick Boseman stars as the eponymous superhero in this new solo film following the Marvel character. When T'Challa's father is killed, he leaves behind a kingdom and a costume that comes with its own mysterious legacy.

Tomb Raider

March 16, 2018

A reboot of the 2001 film based on the long running video game series, this time Lara Croft will be portrayed by Oscar winner Alicia Vikander.

Pacific Rim Uprising 

March 23, 2018

The followup to the cult hit Pacific Rim finds John Boyega joining the cast of Jaeger pilots as they continute to destroy the otherworldly monsters that threaten humanity.

Ready Player One

March 24, 2018

Based on the bestselling novel, director Steven Spielberg takes us into a world of real life video games.



April, May, June, film, new releases


Release Date



April 20, 2018

Based on the classic 1980s arcade game, Rampage follows a genetically altered gorilla, wolf, and reptile as they wreak havoc on Chicago. 

Slender Man

May 18, 2018

A supernatural being with long arms, a featureless face, and strong social media memes haunts and abducts children and teens. 

The Untitled Deadpool Sequel

May 18, 2018

The Merc with a Mouth is back in the sequel to the hit Deadpool film, and this time he's bringing Cable with him.

Avengers: Infiinity War 

May 19, 2018

The second part to the new Marvel film series that saw the Avengers pitted against Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

May 25, 2018

Themed as a space Western, the film is centered on a young Han Solo and his adventures with  Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian.


June 2, 2018

An all new Scooby Doo movie that will launch the Hannah-Barbera Cinematic Universe.

Incredibles 2

June 15, 2018

Mr. Incredible is left to look after his three super children while Elastigirl is out saving the day. 

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

June 22, 2018

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprise their roles in the sequel to 2016 spectacle of dinosaur mayhem.



July, August, September, film, new releases


Release Date


Antman and the Wasp

July 6, 2018

A sequel to the Paul Rudd Ant-Man film, featuring Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp.

Alita: Battle Angel

July 20, 2018

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.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

July 27, 2018

The beloved team of superheroes find their way to the silver screen, determined to be the next superhero stars in Hollywood.

The Predator

August 3, 2018

A sequel to the 1987 classic sci-fi film, written and directed by Shane Black.

Robin Hood

September 21, 2018

A gritty, revisionist take on the "steal from the rich, give to the poor" hero.



October, November, December, film, new releases


Release Date



October 5, 2018

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


October 19, 2018

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

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

November 2, 2018

A follow up to X-Men: Apocalypse, Dark Phoenix will see a young Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) become possessed by the cosmic force.

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.

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.


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.

Howard Lovecraft and the Kingdom of Madness

TBA 2018

The last installment of the popular graphic novel series is adapted to the silver screen.


 2019 through 2020, film, new releases


Release Date



January 11, 2019

Stranger Things' David Harbour stars as the half-demon investigator in this reboot of the comic-based franchise.

The Lego Movie Sequel

February 8, 2019

The animated smash hit returns for a second outing that promises to be even more awesome.

The New Mutants

February 22, 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.

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.

Godzilla 2

March 22, 2019

The sequel to the Legendary Pictures American reboot of the Godzilla franchise. 


April 5, 2019

Based on DC's Captain Marvel, this new film follows a young boy named Billy Batson who is able to transform into an incredible hero with just one word.

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.

Star Wars: Episode IX

May 24, 2019

Director Colin Trevorrow leads the ninth episode in the Star Wars film franchise. 


May 24, 2019

A big screen adaptation of the massively popular pixelated video game, with Rob McElhenney attached to direct.


June 7, 2019

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

Justice League Part II

June 14, 2019

DC's superhero team returns for the next installment of the film franchise.

The Incredibles 2

June 15, 2019

A sequel to the cult classic animated superhero film by writer and director Brad Bird.

Transformers 7

June 28, 2019

The seventh installment in the long running film franchise based on the Hasbro toy line.

Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

July 5, 2019

Tom Holland reprises his role as the webslinger, in the film that will solidfy Spider-Man's place in the Marvel cinematic universe. 

IT: Chapter 2

September 6, 2019

Pennywise returns 27 years later to resume his reign of terror on the Losers' Club.

Wonder Woman 2

November 1, 2019

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

Suicide Squad 2

TBA 2019

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


April 3, 2020

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


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.

Indiana Jones 5 

July 10, 2020

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

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.


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. 


 in development, film, future releases

Working Title Synopsis
Black Widow Jac Schaeffer writes and Scarlett Johansson stars in the Black Widow standalone film.
Gotham City Sirens Suicide Squad director, David Ayer, teams up with Margot Robbie for the all-female DC villians movie, featuring Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy.
Harley Quinn Standalone solo film featuring the crimianl queenpin, with Margot Robbie posied to reprise the role.
Joker/ Harley Quinn Movie Jared Leto and Margot Robbie reprise their Suicide Squad roles to explore Joker and Harley Quinn's criminal love story. 
Nightwing The once side-kick turned superhero stars in this action-thriller, directed by The LEGO Batman's Chris McKay. 
The Batman Solo film featuring Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight; plot may be based on comic story line 'Under the Red Hood.'
The Joker Origin Movie Martin Scorsese will executive produce the Joker standalone film, which will exist outside the DC Extended Universe. 

television, tv, new releases

shows on air, tv




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)

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 labratory. (CBS)

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)

Doctor Who 

It's time for a new Docter 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)

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)
Inhumans After a military coup, the Inhuman Royal Family escapes to Hawaii where they fight to protects themselves and the planet. (ABC)
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)
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)
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)
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 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 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)
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)
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)
Riverdale A Twin Peaks style drama featuring the characters of Archie Comics comes to The CW. (The CW)
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)
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 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) 


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)

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 Defenders

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

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)

Voltron: Legendary Defender The mighty warior 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
Devilman Crybaby January 5, 2018 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)
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams January 12, 2018 A sci-fi anthology series based on the short stories of Philip Dick. (Amazon Video)
Black Lightning January 16, 2018 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)
Altered Carbon Febraury 2, 2018 Set in a future where human consciousness and memories are saved and transferred into a synthetic body, allowing an humans to survive physical death. (Netflix)
Final Space February 26, 2018 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)
Krpyton March 21, 2018 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)
Siren March 29, 2018 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 not be as friendly as legends say. (Freeform)
The Crossing April 2018 ABC Studios brings a story about a group of refugees from a war-torn country fleeing a war that is yet to happen. (ABC)
Lost in Space May 2018 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)
Cloak and Dagger June 7, 2018 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)
Disenchantment TBA 2018 From the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, comes an adult, animated comedy about a medieval fantasy world. (Netflix)
Galaxy Quest TBA 2018
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)
Hilda TBA 2018 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)
Maniac TBA 2018 Two patients of a mental hospital dream up a fantasy world complete with trolls, elves, and fairies. (Netflix)
Mega Man TBA 2018 The classic Capcom game brings its storyline to a new animated series. (Cartoon Network)
The First TBA 2018 Sean Penn stars in this series that follows the first group of astronauts to explore and colonize on Mars. (Hulu)
The Legend of Monkey TBA 2018 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)
The Umbrella Academy TBA 2018 Based on Gerard Way's popular graphic novels of the same name, Ellen Paige stars as the only member of her dysfucntional fmaily that doesn't have superpowers. (Netflix)
Titans TBA 2018 Live-action series based on the Teen Titans, set to premiere on DC Comics direct-to-consumer digital service. (unnamed DC Comics digital service)


video games, new, releases


2018 releases, new, video games



Release Date


Batman: The Enemy Within - What Ails You

January 23, 2018

The fourth part of the episodic Batman game series pits players against a burgeoning pact between Harley Quinn, Bane, and Mr. Freeze.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

January 26, 2018

The latest edition to the DBZ franchise, this team based fighter challenges players to use the best combinations of players to fight to the top.

Monster Hunter: World

January 26, 2018

Capcom attempts to bring the Japanese handheld favorite to the Western mainstream. 

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

January 30, 2018

This mix between a fighter game and an action role-playing game allows players to pick from 20 legendary Final Fantasy characters and duke it out.

Shadow of the Colossus

February 6, 2018

This remake of the popular 2005 game takes players across large worlds to fight massive enemies.

Secret of Mana

February 15, 2018

A 3D remaster brings modern graphics and intuitive controls to this classic RPG fantasy adventure.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

February 13, 2018

Open-world RPG that sends the player on an adventure through the Holy Roman Empire. 

The Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones

February 2018

The newest update for the MMORPG populates Tamriel with new and old enemies bent on bringing destruction to the land.

Kirby Star Allies 

March 16, 2018 In this Nintendo Switch exclusive, Kirby aims to turn enemies into allies. 

Ni No Kuni II

March 23, 2018

Opportunites for combat and exploration abound as players seek to recalim their kingdom.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

March 2018

Former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi is bringing his "Metroidvania" style game to PC and consoles.

Them's Fightin' Herds

May 18 2018

Originally created as a My Little Pony fan game, Lauren Faust stepped in after a cease and desist notice to bring this pony fighting game back.

Desolation of Mordor

May 2018

An expansion pass which adds two new Orc tribes and two new story lines to the Middle-earth: Shadow of War world.

God of War

June 30, 2018

A soft reboot of the franchise, God of War follows the story of Kratos along with his son Atreus. Together they must battle through monsters of Norse mythology.


June 30, 2018

Insomniac promises integrated game play and opportunities to play as both Spider-Man and Peter Parker in the newest installment of the Marvel favorite.

Jurassic World Evolution

June 2018

Players give it their best shot at running a dinosaur theme park... hopefully it goes better than in the movies.

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.

Red Dead Redemption 2 

Q2 2018

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

Tekken 7: Noctis Lucis Caelum

Q2 2018

Final Fantasy XV hero, Prince Noctis, is added to the roster of available fighters in this combat classic.

Shenmue 3 

Q3/Q4 2018

Revival of the beloved open-world adventure game, brought to life by a Kickstarter campaign.


Q4 2018

A shared world sci-fi shooter - EA's answer to Destiny.

Overkill's The Walking Dead

Q4 2018

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

Ace Combat 7

TBA 2018

The latest iteration of the popular combat flight simulator comes to gamers sometime in 2018.

Kingdom Hearts 3

TBA 2018

The long awaited third installment in the best-selling Kingdom Hearts franchise.

Mega Man 11

TBA 2018

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

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

TBA 2018

The seventh expansion pack in the MMORPG renews the focus on the conflict between the Horde and the Alliance.


TBA 2018

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

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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POP List Pop Culture Film & TV Release Dates

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