Checkout some blockbuster movies to look out for this year.
It’s not unusual for movie release dates to jump around the calendar, but we’ve witnessed a unique set of circumstances caused by COVID-19. A lot of movies finally arriving in 2021 were due out in 2020, and while a vaccine is already starting to roll out across the globe, studios don’t know when people will feel comfortable returning to theaters.
Indeed, 2021 promises many of the most anticipated films from last year, plus new surprises. From the superhero variety like Black Widow to the amazing romantic comedy the world wasn’t expecting a second installment after decades, Coming 2 America could be a much needed respite. So below are ten movies to look out for in 2021.
1. Godzilla vs Kong
Legends go head on in a humongous clash as two kings, Godzilla and Kong, battle for the ages, with the fate of the humanity hanging in the balance. Kong and his squadron heads on a treacherous mission into an uncharted terrain to find his true home. But they unexpectedly encounter an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic battle between the two titans is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the earth.
Directed by: Adam Wingard.
Writers: Eric Pearson, Max Borenstein, Terry Rossio, Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields.
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry.
Expected release date: March 31.
2. Black Widow
Black Widow, a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Cc: Marvel Studios.
Directed by: Cate Shortland.
Writers: Jac Schaeffer, Ned Benson.
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Racheal Weisz.
Expected release date: May 7.
3. Malcolm and Marie
If you’re a die-hard fan of romantic movies, then you should definitely see this one. Written in six days and filmed during the lockdown, the story follows a filmmaker and his girlfriend as they return from his movie premier and, over the course of the evening, discuss their relationship lives over the years.
Directed by: Sam Levinson.
Starring: John David Washington, Zendaya
Expected release: February 5.
4. Venom: Let there be Carnage
On the follow up to 2018’s Spider-Man-adjacent Sony hit, Venom, Tom Hardy returns to reprise his role as the journalist Eddie Brock, who entered a mutually beneficial agreement with the alien symbiote who possessed his body in the first film. He’ll face off against a new villain who was teased in the post production of the first film.
Cc: Rotten Tomatoes.
Directed by: Andy Serkis
Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson.
Expected release: June 25.
5. To All The Boys: Always And Forever
After a satisfying two installments of the Netflix Original, To All The Boys concludes with Always And Forever as Lara Jean(Lana Condor) takes a critical look at how her life would be after graduation, with and without Peter(Noah Centineo).
Directed by: Michael Fimognari.
Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher, Janel Parrish, Emilija Baranac.
Expected release: February 12.
6. Coming 2 America
After over three decades, it looks like Prince Akeem (*clears throat, now King Akeem) learns that he has a long-lost son he never knew about. In order to honor his late father’s dying wish to groom his son as the newly crowned prince, he sets out with his bestfriend, Semmi to find this son and bring him home.
Directed by: Craig Brewer.
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Asensio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan.
Expected release date: March 5.
7. Tom and Jerry
Based on the original Tom and Jerry cartoon released 28 years ago(1992) by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, this time it’s going to be a live action/animated film.
Directed by: Tim Story.
Starring: Chloe Grace Moretz, Michael Pena, Ken Jeong, Colin Jost, Rob Delaney.
Expected release date: February 26.
How awesome would a sequel to the live- action Cinderela be? Sure, we might not need another Cinderella story, but what could be better than vocal legends like Idina Menzel, and newcomers like Camila Cabello bringing a classic story to life.
Directed by: Kay Cannon.
Staring: Camilla Cabello, Billy Porter, Idina Menzel.
Expected release date: July 16.
9. Fast and Furious 9
Dominic Toretto and his gang join forces to battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered, who also happens to be his brother. The film was originally set to open in May of 2020, but was pushed back almost a year to occupy the slot that had originally been reserved for Fast and Furious 10.
Directed by: Justin Lin
Starring: Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Lucas Black.
Expected release date: May 28.
10. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
In this third chapter of The Conjuring original horror franchise, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return to reprise their roles as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren focusing on a real case they investigated in which a murder suspect invoked demonic possession as a defense for his crimes.
Cc: Rotten Tomatoes.
Directed by: Michael Cleaves.
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard.
Expected release date: June 4.