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New installments of popular franchises and movie adaptations of comic books are expected to become the answer to revive the industry from a long drought due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

AceShowbiz - Dramas are often associated with award-worthy heavy movies, but there are some that will bring in the fun this year. "Marry Me" (February 11) starring Jennifer Lopez is just one of them. Starring opposite Owen Wilson, who is best known for his roles in romantic films, the "Hustlers" actress plays a sensational Latin pop star who chooses to marry a stranger after she gets disappointed by her on-stage partner. Complications ensue as what is supposed to be a contractual romance blossoms into a real one.

On the other hand, "Downton Abbey: A New Era" (March 18) is targeted at fans of the original TV show and elder audiences. With Julian Fellowes still shepherding the project, the sequel to the 2019 film also brings together most of its beloved cast, such as Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter and Joanne Froggatt. Meanwhile, "Legally Blonde 3" (May 20) is finally coming to answer fans' request for a continuation of the story of Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods, an underestimated law student who tries to prove she is more than just looks.

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