2020 Is The Year Of Female-Led Action Films

Ever since the initial discussion regarding the gender pay gap, women in cinema have made great strides to put out more female-led movies. In the last five years, we’ve seen women fighting with lightsabers, win the first World War and defeat aliens.


With 2020 just around the corner, it seems fans can expect more female-centric action with a lineup of films that are equal parts nerdy and badass. It’s still 2019 but we’re already looking forward to Wonder Woman 1984, Birds of Prey, Black Widow and Mulan.

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This trailer just came out and we can’t wait to see one of Disney’s most gangster princesses kicking butt in live-action. The trailer features a lot of similarities to some of the features in the animated film but we’ve yet to see some fan-favourites like Captain Li Shang or Mushu.

With an entirely Asian cast and some solid-looking special effects, Mulan seems to not only breathe new life into an ancient story but retain the nostalgia of the beloved animation. Trust that we’ll be marking our calendars for March 26, 2020, the date the film is set to release.

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Despite the mediocrity of Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was one of the best castings fans could have asked for. Now she’s got her own squad and going up against one of the biggest baddies in the DC universe, Roman Sionis.

This is going to be a huge feminist film with Harley figuring herself out after her breakup with the Clown Prince of Crime. Banding together with four other popular comic book characters, fans can expect some hard-hitting action and some heartwarming bestie moments. Birds of Prey is set to air in the cinemas on February 6, 2020.

Black Widow

Another trailer fresh out of the oven, Black Widow‘s standalone movie is finally hitting the cinemas on April 30, 2020. After her tragic death in Avengers: Endgame, it’ll be nice to have some insight into one of MCU’s most mysterious character.

The trailer features a…unique family reunion and a brand new outfit. We’re excited to see how these newly introduced characters are intertwined with the story and the MCU on a whole. Also, it would be incredibly satisfying to see Black Widow defeat Taskmaster.

Wonder Woman 1984

This one doesn’t have a trailer just yet but we all just how tough this princess is on and off the battlefield. Wonder Woman 1984 focuses on Princess Diana taking on the Soviet Union in the Cold War while facing a new foe, Cheetah.

This is going to be a commitment but fans can stay up on December 9 at 4:30am to watch the live stream of the first trailer on Twitter. And it won’t be too long before the movie comes out on June 5, 2020.