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From James Bond to the introduction of the 1986 ‘Top Gun’ universe to a whole new generation, here are new movies coming to cinemas later this year.

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Since almost all new releases were pushed back due to various national lockdowns, movie-goers are waiting in anticipation to see their favourite blockbusters return to the big screen.

Here are some of the most highly-anticipated movies to be released later this year:

When the lockdown ends

No Time To Die

Daniel Craig returns to play the famous James Bond in No Time To Die. This time Rami Malek, fresh off his Best Actor win at the Oscars will star as his nemesis. It also features Phoebe Waller-Bridge (of Fleabag and Killing Eve fame) as the second female writer ever in the Bond franchise.

The film is scheduled to be released on 25 November 2020.

Wonder Woman 1984

The first film, Wonder Woman received universal acclaim in 2017. Now the sequel will see the return of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman alongside an impressive cast of Chris Pine, Kristin Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen. Like the name suggests, Wonder Woman 1984 takes us back in time to face off against Maxwell Lord and Cheetah.

It was announced that the film will be released on 14 August 2020.

A Quiet Place Part II

This John Krasinski film was one of the first movies impacted by the globe’s recent pandemic, having had its world premiere in the first week of March but ultimately postponing its release. Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe reprise their roles as the Abbott family surviving in a world inhabited by blind extra-terrestrial creatures. This sequel also features Cillian Murphy (star of Peaky Blinders) and Djimon Hounsou (from Blood Diamond and Gladiator).

You can catch A Quiet Place II in cinemas on 4 September 2020.

Black Widow

According to reports, with Avengers: Endgame bringing a close to one major chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe last year, audiences around the world were itching for a new Marvel film.

In Black Widow, we get to see Natasha Romanoff/ Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johansson) confront her difficult past while she’s on the run. Other cast members include David Harbour (from Stranger Things), Florence Pugh, and Rachel Weisz. Marvel’s Black Widow, the newest film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will hit cinemas on 6 November 2020.

Top Gun: Maverick

The upcoming action-drama film brings back Tom Cruise as Maverick, an aviation trainer at the Top Gun Academy who must now train late best friend’s son, Rooster (Miles Teller). The movie also stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Val Kilmer as they introduce 1986’s Top Gun universe to a whole new generation.

Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled to be release on 23 December 2020.