The 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2021 🎞🍿🥤
2020, for obvious reasons, was bad for cinemas. For most of the year, they were closed and, in exchange, many of the biggest movies we were looking forward to were also rescheduled. In 2021, all of these films had release dates. As a matter of fact, 20 films were originally planned for 2020 on the list below. But with vaccines just beginning to roll out (let's hope!), the repercussions of COVID-19 will also be felt by 2021.
What that means is that release dates are no longer certain, especially for the movies scheduled for cinemas in the early months of 2021. And while Hollywood is positive and has slotted films for the full year, at this stage, the Bollywood calendar is all but bare.
If vaccines go well, 2021 has a lot in store for us (fingers crossed). We have a new Matrix, Spider-Man, Mission: Impossible, Fast & Furious, Bond movie & much more.
1) No Time To Die (Release Date: April 2, 2021)
In what is reportedly the most expensive Bond movie of all time, with an approximate $250-million budget, Daniel Craig returns as James Bond for the fifth and final time. A semi-retired Bond, set five years after Spectre, must locate a lost scientist with new villain Safin (Rami Malek) vowing revenge and putting millions of lives at risk.
2) A Quiet Place Part II (Release Date: April 23, 2021)
John Krasinski returns to this sequel to the 2018 hit as director (and stars in flashbacks), which forces the family, Emily Blunt and her two on-screen kids, to venture out into the wild, where the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats. As of November, a Jeff Nichols spin-off is in the works.
3) Black Widow (Release Date: May 7, 2021)
Thanks to COVID-19, WandaVision (in January) and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (in March) may not be Marvel's first Phase Four entry, but it's still the first film for what it's worth. Set shortly after Captain America: Civil War, as she is forced to face her history, it follows Scarlett Johansson's titular character. It also stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz.
4) Godzilla vs. Kong (Release Date: May 21, 2021 on HBO Max)
This is what Hollywood has been working on since Gareth Edwards' Godzilla reboot in 2014 and Jordan Vogt-Roberts' King Kong reboot in 2017. The title contains almost all that you need to know about the movie. The all-star casts include Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Brian Tyree Henry, Rebecca Hall, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Demián Bichirm, Kyle Chandler, and Zhang Ziyi
5) Fast & Furious 9 (Release Date: May 28, 2021)
With Fast Five director Justin Lin back at the helm, this insane over-the-top franchise continues to roll, which will (hopefully) reinvigorate it after the fiasco of The Fate of The Furious. Lin even brings back most of the old gang to avoid Dominic Toretto's (Vin Diesel) younger brother, Jakob (John Cena), who is allied with Charlize Theron (another villain), and even Sung Kang (somehow). Oh my Goodness, how is it always about the family?
6) Top Gun: Maverick (Release Date: July 2, 2021)
Tom Cruise's Navy aviator has defied promotion to stay in the air as a test pilot for more than thirty years, as much time since the first film. After meeting his late best friend's son (Miles Teller) in preparation for a special mission, the guy with no future is forced to reckon with the ghosts of his past.
7) The Suicide Squad (Release Date: August 6, 2021 on HBO Max)
With a '70s-inspired war movie that sends Task Force X, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Bloodsport (Idris Elba), and Peacemaker (John Cena) are among almost 20 participants, Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn hits the soft reset button on DC's Suicide Squad to kill a Nazi-era prison on a South American island. Most of them, Gunn has revealed, would likely die in the process.
8) Dune (Release Date: October 1, 2021 on HBO Max)
The star-studded cast of Denis Villeneuve's ambitious two-part adaptation of the 1965 sci-fi classic by Frank Herbert, also called unfilmable, is led by Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
9) Eternals (Release Date: November 5, 2021)
The titular immortal aliens have been living secretly on Earth for over seven thousand years, dressed as ordinary humans. Well, everyone, except Kumail Nanjiani, whose character became the greatest star in Bollywood. Yet they must come out of hiding and reunite to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants, following a disaster after Avengers: Endgame.
Stars also include Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Don Lee, Kit Harington, and Barry Keoghan. Ridloff and Henry perform, respectively, the first deaf and gay superheroes of the MCU.
10) The Matrix 4 (Release Date: December 22, 2021)
In this as-yet-untitled fourth entry of the seminal sci-fi franchise, which has one half of the Wachowskis (Lana) at the helm, Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss lead the way. We know nothing about the storyline, but we do know that it will include, among others, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jada Pinkett Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, and Priyanka Chopra.