There are plenty of 2021 movies to look forward to and to list every single one of them would be impossible. To make things easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of twenty one movies that you can look forward to this year. Many of these films were actually supposed to be released in 2020, but were delayed (thanks to COVID-19 pandemic).
Here are Twenty One 2021 Movies To Look Forward To
1. Raya and The Last Dragon
The first movie on this list of 2021 movies takes places in a realm known as Kumandra. It’s a re-imagined Earth inhabited by an ancient civilization, a warrior named Raya is determined to find the last dragon. This film will be released on Disney Plus and in Theatres in March 2021.
2. Coming 2 America
The African monarch Akeem (Eddie Murphy) learns that he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet this unexpected heir and build a relationship with his son.
The film is the sequel to 1988’s Coming To America. I thoroughly enjoyed the original film and I’m definitely looking forward to this film (which will be released on Amazon Prime in March 2021). It was supposed to be released in August 2020, but Paramount Pictures sold the worldwide rights to Amazon Studios.
Biochemist Michael Morbius (Jared Leto) tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.
Morbius is the second film in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. The first film in this universe was 2018’s Venom. This is Jared Leto’s second comic-book role, after playing the Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad. The film will also feature performances by Matt Smith and Michael Keaton. The film is scheduled for release in March 2021.
4. No Time To Die
James Bond (Daniel Craig) has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain (Rami Malik) who is armed with dangerous new technology.
No Time To Die is the 25th movie in the James Bond franchise. With this film, Daniel Craig will become the third oldest actor to play James Bond. Roger Moore was aged about 57 years for A View to a Kill (1985), Sean Connery was around 53 for Never Say Never Again, whilst Craig for No Time to Die (2021) will be aged around 51 years. The film is scheduled for release in April 2021.
5. A Quiet Place Part II
Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.
This is definitely one of the most anticipated 2021 Movies. The film was directed by John Krasinski (who also directed the first film). Emily Blunt almost did not sign up for the sequel, but changed her mind when she heard Krasinski’s pitch for one of the film’s scenes (involving a bus). The film is scheduled for release in April 2021.
6. Black Widow
At birth the Black Widow “aka Natasha Romanova” (Scarlett Johansson) is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. When the Soviet Union breaks up, the government tries to kill her as the action moves to present-day New York, where she is a freelance operative.
This film is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Scarlett Johannsson describes the film as “Its own genre”, and even named Logan (2017) an Influence along with The Fugitive (1993), and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). Black Widow is scheduled for release in May 2021.
7. Godzilla vs Kong
Legends collide as Godzilla and Kong, the two most powerful forces of nature, clash on the big screen in a spectacular battle for the ages. As a squadron embarks on a perilous mission into fantastic uncharted terrain, unearthing clues to the Titans’ very origins and mankind’s survival, a conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.
This film is the crossover sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island and the first film in 59 years to feature both King Kong and Godzilla. It’s scheduled to be released in May 2021.
8. The French Dispatch
This film is a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”.
The French Dispatch is directed by Wes Anderson (who also brought us The Isle of Dogs and The Grand Budapest Hotel). The film will feature performances by Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Bill Murray, Elisabeth Moss, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and Edward Norton. The film is expected to be released in Mid 2021.
9. Ghostbusters: Afterlife
This is another one of those most anticipated 2021 movies. When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
This film is a sequel (not a prequel) and takes place 30 years after the events of 1989’s Ghostbusters II. The film is co-written and directed by Jason Reitman. His dad, Ivan Reitman directed the 2 Ghostbusters films that were released in the 1980s.
The film was supposed to be released in July 2020, but is now scheduled for release in June 2021. The film will features performances by Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), McKenna Grace, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, Logan Kim and Paul Rudd. Weaver, Murray, Akroyd and Hudson appeared in the first two films in the franchise.
10. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
This film is the sequel to 2018’s Venom and will be the third film in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters. Not much has been revealed about the film’s plot. The film was originally supposed to be released in October 2020, but will now be released in June 2021.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage will feature performances by Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams, Reid Scott and Naomie Harris.
11. Minions: The Rise of Gru
This film is scheduled for release in July 2021. It was also delayed by COVID-19. It’s the untold story of one twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain. It’s also the first theatrically released sequel to an animated prequel and an animated spin-off. It’s also Jean-Claude Van Damme’s first animated film outside the Kung Fu Panda sequels.
The film will feature the voice talents of Julie Andrews, Steve Carell, Michelle Yeoh, Lucy Lawless, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Taraji P. Henson, Alan Arkin, Danny Trejo and Russell Brand.
12. Top Gun: Maverick
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
The film is the sequel to 1986’s Top Gun and is directed by Joseph Kosinski (who also directed TRON: Legacy and Oblivion). Top Gun: Maverick will also feature performances by Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer (who is reprising his role as Iceman), Jon Hamm, Ed Harris and Miles Teller.
13. The Suicide Squad
This film is not a direct sequel to the 2016’s Suicide Squad. It’s actually a standalone sequel follows the comic book roots of Harley Quinn and her gang of supervillains. It’s directed by James Gunn (who also directed Guardians Of The Galaxy and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.
The film will feature performances by Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Taika Waititi, Sylvester Stallone, Idris Elba, Jai Courtney and Pete Davidson. It’s scheduled for release in theatres and on HBO Max in August 2021.
This film was supposed to be released in late 2020, but will now only be on screens around the world from October 2021. Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.
The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve (who also directed Blade Runner 2049) and is based on the novel by Frank Herbert. It’s basically a remake of 1984’s Dune (which was directed by David Lynch).
15. Chaos Walking
In Prentisstown, Todd (Tom Holland) has been brought up to believe that the Spackle released a germ that killed all the women and unleashed Noise on the remaining men. After discovering a patch of silence out in the swamp, his surrogate parents immediately tell him that he has to run, leaving him with only a map of New World, a message, and many unanswered questions. He soon discovers the source of the silence: a girl named Viola (Daisy Ridley).
The film is based on the Chaos Walking Science Fiction Book Trilogy (which was written by Patrick Ness) and is directed by Doug Liman. This film is scheduled for release in March 2021.
16. The King’s Man
In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions.
The film is a prequel to 2014’s Kingsman: Secret Service. This movie reunites Aaron Taylor-Johnson and producer / director / writer Matthew Vaughn, who previously worked together on Kick-Ass. The film is scheduled for release in March 2021 and will feature performances by Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ralph Fiennes and Stanley Tucci.
17. Free Guy
A bank teller discovers that he’s actually an NPC (non-player character) inside a brutal, open world video game. Free Guy is directed by Shawn Levy (who directed 8 episodes of Stranger Things and the Night At The Museum movies).
The film features performances by Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Jodie Comer, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Aaron W Reed. It looks like the film will finally be released in May 2021.
A sadistic mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice. It’s the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. The film will feature performances by Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock and Morgan David Jones. It’s directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (who has directed 3 movies in the Saw franchise). It’s scheduled for release in May 2021.
19. The Forever Purge
The film is the fifth instalment in The Purge franchise and will be released in July 2021. The Forever Purge is directed by Everardo Gout. The film will feature performances by Josh Lucas, Leven Rambin, Cassidy Freeman, Will Patton, Ana de la Reguera, Veronica Falcón and Susie Abromeit. It’s likely to be final film in the franchise and most likely to be released in July 2021.
20. The Tomorrow War
A man is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront his past. It’s scheduled to be released in July 2021. The film will feature performances by Yvonne Strahovski (who you might remember from Chuck) and Chris Pratt (who needs no introduction). It’s directed by Chris McKay (who also directed two Lego Batman movies).
21. The Matrix 4
This film should definitely on be on the list of 2021 Movies that you should watch. Unfortunately not much is known about the plot, but audience can definitely expect Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) to reprise their roles. This film might just be the one to give the The Matrix franchise a fitting end.
Like many films on this list, this film had to delayed due to COVID-19, but good news is that principal photography wrapped up in November 2020 and that the film is scheduled to be released on the 22nd of December 2020 (in Theatres and on HBO Max).
Well, there you have it, twenty one 2021 Movies To Look Forward To. There’s probably a few other films that should be on this list, so feel free to mention them in the comments section below. Feedback is appreciated and welcome.
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