On December 21, three of the biggest movies of the year will open– ‘Aquaman’, ‘Bumblebee’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’. And while those are all being eyed to potentially be huge hits, there is another, more intimate film opening, Robert Zemeckis’ ‘Welcome to Marwen’.
In the film, after a violent attack, Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) builds a miniature World War II village in his yard, which he populates with dolls based on himself and his friends. The film alternates between the real world and Mark’s fantasy world of Marwencol. The film also stars Leslie Mann, Merritt Wever, Eiza González, Gwendolyn Christie, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Zemeckis, Diane Kruger, and Neil Jackson.
Though it may not be as splashy as ‘Aquaman’, ‘Bumblebee’ or ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, Universal is counting on fans showing up for ‘Welcome to Marwen’ if they want an emotional feel-good movie.
Check out the trailer for “The Most Original Film of the Year”:
When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation—a testament to the most powerful women he knows—through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one. In a bold, wondrous and timely film, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination…you’ll find courage in the most unexpected place.
In addition to the movies mentioned, December 21 also sees the release of the romantic comedy ‘Second Act’ starring Jennifer Lopez. Columbia Pictures bumped their comedy ‘Holmes & Watson’ with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly from the same date to December 28.
Prior to that, on December 14, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, ‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ and ‘Mortal Engines’ are also opening, so December is going to be extremely competitive at the box office. Which movies will you make time to see?