Check Out The Most Anticipated Movies of 2021 Now

Check out the most anticipated movies of 2021 now.

Here are the movie releases we’re looking forward to this year. Last year, film fans were fervently and openly talking the forthcoming movie releases.

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Some if not most of these movies we’re anticipating to watch this year were supposed to be released last year, not until the arrival of the fatal virus that nobody expected could wreak havoc globally. The situation eventually put some brakes on the course of the normal life for the entire 2020.

A lot of people haven’t seen a movie in theater for several months now and the industry continues to suffer with shutdowns and blockbuster delays. Movie production remains impacted as well as the movie distribution.

Although a few would guess what this year has in store for all of us, but as far as the movie industry is concerned, there’s a lot of films to get through. Although no one is certain of what will happen next. But we sure hope things will be a lot better this year.


Warner Bros. has already made a confirmation that of this year’s movies will premiere on HBO Max.

Hopeful that this year will turn out great, film fans can look forward to one of the best movie years. From cult classics, multiverse havoc, and the return to the Matrix slated for this entire year, whether you’ll be watching this at your local cinemas or on the screen of your laptops or iPads. The following movies could make 2021 a much better year for all of us.

Raya and the Last Dragon (March 5th)

With the confirmation for a simultaneous release on Disney+ and cinemas where available, Raya & the Last Dragon is another animated from Disney in 2021. Kelly Marie Tran from Star Wars takes the role of Raya, this visually impressive tale revolves around a warrior, Raya, whose mission is to protect her people from the evil Drunn monsters. Raya must track down the world’s last dragon in order to fight back the evil monsters, she will embark a magical journey of self-discovery mixed with Southeast Asian influences. The animated movie looks to be a unique adventure that should please the young and young-at-hearts alike.

No Time to Die (April 2nd)

This is the final installment of Daniel Craig’s James Bond saga, No Time to Die was the first major blockbuster to respond to the pandemic. The movie is expected to be released on April this year. With the recent news of the UK entering its third full lockdown and the movie highly unlikely to shift to streaming or VOD (Video-on-Demand), more setbacks could be anticipated.

Rumors suggest that Bond could die for the very first time in this movie, but the world is yet to find out for sure while Daniel Craig’s mission is currently on hold.

A Quiet Place Part II (April 23rd)

This movie was one of the first movies to totally abandon 2020, with John Krasinski, as director, wanted the audiences to experience the film in theaters.

A Quiet Place Part II will follow Emily Blunt’s Evelyn as she guides her children into a wider post-apocalyptic world. Cillian Murphy will join the cast as a fellow survivor, and the movie’s trailer promises a bigger experience with higher production values, without sacrificing the low-key qualities that made the original movie so great.

Last Night in Soho (April 23rd)

Last Night in Soho takes a ride back to a disquieting vision of 1960’s London. This is an exciting new film that audiences know next to nothing about. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg and Terence Stamp.

Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho is a rare cinematic gem, with Wright’s name alongside the phrases of “psychological horror” and “time travel” is enough to get the audience interested. The movie, sadly, comes with a tragic caveat of marking a posthumous-performances from both Diana Rigg and Margaret Nolan.

Black Widow (May 7th)

The much-awaited solo debut for Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, Black Widow jumps into the MCU’s past, filling a section of timeline between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. Natasha revisits her family in Russia and takes on Taskmaster in a story that will finally provide answers about Black Widow’s mysterious past.

Joining Johansson will be David Harbour’s Red Guardian, Rachel Weisz’s Melina, and Florence Pugh’s Yelena, suggested as a replacement for Johansson in the MCU’s future.

Godzilla vs. Kong (May 21st)

The movie is the fourth installment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse, Godzilla vs. Kong will be expanding on the mythology of the Titans and developing the relationship between these ancient mythical monsters and the humans who now share their planet.

Millie Bobby Brown will reprise the role as Madison, with Alexander Skarsgård playing a scientist caught in the middle of this cataclysmic scrap. Predictably, Godzilla and King Kong’s fight will be overshadowed by the arrival of another villain, so we will find out soon in theaters.

F9 (May 28th)

Directed by Justin Lin, F9 fights the usual mob of Dom (Vin Diesel), Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), Roman (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Ludacris) against Dom’s own brother Jakob, played by John Cena. The WWE icon has teamed up with an old enemy, Charlize Theron’s Cipher.

With two further entries in the main Fast & Furious series still to come, there’s plenty of gas in the tank, and the F9 movie already has fans excited especially to the return of Sung Kang’s presumed dead fan-favorite, Han.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (June 11th)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife promises a return to the continuity of the original movies. New stars such as Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard crashes with the likes of Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Aykroyd, as the legacy of the original Ghostbusters team catches up to the present day. Ghostbusters: Afterlife must navigate the tricky balance between nostalgia and progression.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (June 25th)

The sequel to the 2018’s Venom starring Tom Hardy as the notorious symbiote, which took an impressive box office record, despite being unanimously panned by film critics. This time, Andy Serkis replaces Ruben Fleischer as the director, which should guarantee better reviews than the original.

In addition to the idea of Venom clashing with Carnage, the integration of Sony’s world with the MCU could only mean any number of characters can appear in Venom: Let There Be Carnage.  

Top Gun: Maverick (July 2nd)

This long-awaited Top Gun sequel was moved from June to December, before landing on its current July 2021 slot.

A sequel to the 1980’s hit movie Top Gun: Maverick brings Tom Cruise back as the famous ace pilot. Maverick is clinging onto his past, refusing promotions and retirement in favor of chasing the need for speed as long as he physically can.

Joining Tom Cruise in this upcoming movie are Ed Harris, Miles Teller who will play as Goose’s son, Jennifer Connelly and Val Kilmer reprising his iconic Iceman role.

Tom Cruise promises Top Gun: Maverick’s plane sequences will be unlike anything ever seen on the big screen.

Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (July 9th)

Simu Liu stars as the Marvel’s martial arts master, Shang-chi, as he targets the Ten Rings criminal syndicate. The film looks to integrate Chinese settings and characters, while breaking the stereotypes of traditional Hollywood. Destin Daniel Cretton will direct this exciting new chapter in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Shang-chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings unfortunately began shooting in February 2020, with months of enforced inactivity resulted to pushing the original February 2021 release date to July this year.

Space Jam: A New Legacy (July 16th)

A sequel of some sort of the 1990’s original, Space Jam: A New Legacy puts LeBron James in the Michael Jordan role, but will once again integrate the traditionally animated Looney Tunes characters such as Bugs Bunny and Marvin the Martian within the live-action tricks on court.

Featuring Don Cheadle and Sonequa Martin-Green in supporting roles, Space Jam: A New Legacy sees James trying to escape a digital world by winning a basketball game with his animated companions.

The Suicide Squad (August 6th)

James Gunn will lead a new embodiment of the Suicide Squad to their doom in this half-reboot, half-sequel to the DCEU original.

Harley Quinn, Rick Flag and Captain Boomerang return, and are accompanied by John Cena, Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker, David Dastmalchian, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Storm Reid, Daniela Melchoir, Sean Gunn, Flula Borg and more. Perhaps best not to get attached to any of their characters.

The R-rated mission promises to be a distinct improvement upon the original, and will spin-off into a TV series for Cena’s Peacemaker.

Dune (October 1st)

Dennis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel was always going to be ambitious, but few realized quite how epic in scale Dune would be until the first trailer landed online and blew fans away with its impressive visuals and distinctive drama.

The all-star cast led by Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista and Josh Brolin gives a hint of the impact Dune could have upon release. Dune will now release on October 1st, and will be available on HBO Max.

Halloween Kills (October 15th)

Starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, Halloween acts as a follow-up to the 1978 film set some 4 decades later, and the results speak for themselves, with box office success and positive reviews abound.

2021’s Halloween Kills is a sequel to the reboot of the reboot and is the second part of a proposed trilogy, and once again sees Strode and her family attempt to finish off Mike Myers for good.

Eternals (November 5th)

A movie about a race of immortal celestial beings with links to Thanos, Eternals could break the lore of the MCU wide open, exposing more about Thanos’ past, the Infinity Stones, and other ancient threats that might dominate Phase 4’s storytelling.

Eternals also features one of MCU’s strongest non-Avengers casts, with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani and Kit Harrington suiting up for the very first time.

Eternals will introduce the Deviants as villains and expand on the existence of the Celestials in the MCU lore, but the pandemic has forced the movie back an entire year from its original November 2020 release date.

Mission: Impossible 7 (November 19th)

Mission: Impossible 7 has been the most high-profile movie over the course of the pandemic. Production has been allowed to continue in UK while following strict guidelines, but a leaked on-set footage exposed Tom Cruise exploding at colleagues over breaches of protocol.

Controversies aside, Christopher McQuarrie will once again direct franchise veterans Cruise, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Fergusson, and Simon Pegg, with Esai Morales taking on the antagonist role, and Hayley Atwell joining as undisclosed character.

Expect the usual iota of massive stunts, with Cruise jumping motorcycles, hopping taxis and blowing up bridges all across mainland Europe as Ethan Hunt’s story heads toward an already-confirmed eighth installment of this franchise.  

Spider Man 3 (December 17th)

2021’s forthcoming Spider-Man 3 promises to be the best yet, mostly thanks to the casting rumors that refuse to settle down.

Following Vulture’s cameo in the Morbius trailer, Spider-Man 3 will bring Jamie Foxx’s Electro back to New York, and reportedly also includes Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, and potentially any other Spidey characters from the past couple decades.

Although there’s still no confirmation yet on how greatly Spider-Man 3 will adopt this multiverse setup, but with Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange in town, anything is possible.

The Matrix 4 (December 22nd)

The Matrix holds a relevance, now more than ever, that justifies the existence of a fourth movie almost 2 decades after the original trilogy ended.

Keanu Reeves’ Neo and Carrie-Ann Moss’ Trinity will return from the dead and join newcomers to the film such as Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Jessica Henwick, as we all plug back into the world of Matrix for a new philosophical journey through the gap between realities.

There’s no word yet on what Lana Wachowski has in store for The Matrix 4, but some of the more popular theories suggest time travel, human villains, and the return of the villainous agents. Now releasing on December 22nd, The Matrix 4 will act as a mind-breaking early Christmas present, and will release simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters.

Let us all hope for the best this year and look forward to enjoying these cinematic masterpieces in our local theaters or on VOD’s.

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