10 movies we can't wait for in 2021: From ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Black Widow’ to ‘No Time to Die’, here’s the list
From fantasy-animation to drama, horror, and superhero flicks, the list includes ‘The Suicide Squad’, 'Black Widow’, and more
Many of us might have found a retreat in movies in the dolefulness and boredom of pandemic. While some of us developed new tastes in arts, culture, and trivia, others await with bated breaths for their favorite films. Here we have compiled a list of films people are waiting for, that are slated for a 2021 release. From fantasy animation to drama, horror, and superhero flicks, the list has films across genres. Here are the top 10 movies that may rock the box office in 2021 as fans wait eagerly.
1. The Suicide Squad
James Gunn's supervillain ensemble ‘The Suicide Squad’ is returning on the big screen as a sequel to 2016's ‘Suicide Squad’. The eccentric, action-adventure film will see Margot Robbie reprising her fantastic role as Harley Quinn. Warner Bros executive Peter Safran said about the plot of the new film, "there they have to destroy a Nazi-era prison and laboratory named Jotunheim, where political prisoners were held and experimentations took place.” Moreover, there will be a bit more adult content in the upcoming film as per reports than the earlier version of DC’s Extended Universe movie.
The movie is expected for an August 6, 2021 release.
2. ‘The Matrix 4’
The sci-fi action film ‘The Matrix’ opened in March of 1999 and became an immediate success. Now, the upcoming movie in the franchise, ‘The Matrix 4’, directed by Lana Wachowski, will see Keanu Reeves reprising the role of Neo, alongside fellow ‘Matrix’ alums Carrie-Ann Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith, as well as series newcomers Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Groff. While not much is known about the plot, speculation is rife that Mateen and Henwick are playing new freedom fighters who are released from the Matrix by Reeves and Moss' Neo and Trinity respectively as reported by Screen Rant.
The movie is set to release on December 22, 2021, tentatively.
3. ‘No Time To Die’
James Bond fans might be eagerly waiting for the 25th film ‘No Time To Die’. Directed by Cary Fukunama of ‘Beasts of No Nation’ and ‘True Detective fame, ‘No Time To Die’ will see Daniel Craig in the Bond’s role. The film’s plot goes like this: “Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”
The 007 film is slated for an April 2, 2021 release.
4. ‘Black Widow’
Marvel studio’s action-adventure film ‘Black Widow’ is coming to enthrall spy thriller fans. The film, directed by Cate Shortland, starring Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow alongside Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, William Hurt, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz looks promising from its trailer. The film’s synopsis reads: “Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises.” The movie shall delve deeper into Natasha’s dealings with her history as a spy. So one can expect a touch of a personal story of the Avenger.
The film is slated for a May 7, 2021 release.
Disney’s most anticipated film ‘Cruella’ is the story of a legendary evil-doer. Set in 1970s London, the film follows overly ambitious and vile Cruella de Vil who has a preference for Dalmatian's skin designs and can go to any lengths to make it big in the fashion world. The film will star Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil along with other roles played by Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, and Joel Fry. Disney shared the first look of ‘Cruella’ that comes to theaters on May 28, 2021.
Here’s your first look at Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in Disney's Cruella. The film, also starring Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, and Joel Fry, comes to theaters May 28, 2021. #D23Expo pic.twitter.com/KqxJ0yMYQ3— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) August 24, 2019
6.Untitled ‘Spider-Man’ sequel
Marvel’s much-awaited third Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland as Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, and Zendaya as MJ will come with some refreshing angles. It has been reported that Tony Revolori will be back as Flash Thompson, who is obsessed with Spider-Man but constantly disparages Peter Parker. One would be expecting much from Spider-Man's new mentor Doctor Strange who will be played by ‘Sherlock’ fame actor Benedict Cumberbatch. In the comics, Doctor Strange was one of the superheroes who Peter Parker turned to when his identity was revealed to the world. So why would he need the mentor now in the upcoming film? Let’s wait as it will be worth a watch.
Spider-Man will be released in theaters on December 17, 2021.
7. ‘West Side Story’
Fans of romance drama films have been expecting a lot from ‘West Side Story’ given the iconic Steven Spielberg is on the director’s chair. The movie, a tale of forbidden love and rivalry, is an adaptation of the 1957 musical ‘West Side Story’. Helmed as an Oscar contender, the movie will portray two warring gangs in New York City, the Sharks, and the Jets. Adding uniqueness to it, Spielberg has touched on racial and ethnic aspects in the film where Sharks are Puerto Ricans and the Jets are Whites. This makes the narrative all the more interesting. The film stars Rachel Zegler as Maria, Ansel Elgort as Tony and has an ensemble cast that includes Ariana DeBose, Mike Faist, David Alvarez, Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James, and Rita Moreno.
‘West Side Story’ is slated for a December 10, 2021 release.
8. ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’
Sequel to 1984’s ‘Ghostbusters’ and 1989’s ‘Ghostbusters II’, the ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is set to roll one with laughter again. The movie follows the events of the previous two films in the series and moves up 30 years later. It revolves around a family that moves to a small town where they discover their connection to the iconic ghost-catching business. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts will reprise their roles from the original movies, while Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, and Paul Rudd form the new cast.
Directed by Jason Reitman, the movie is set for a June 11, 2021 release.
9. ‘Raya And The Last Dragon’
Disney’s fantasy animation film ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada looks promising. The film revolves around a warrior heroine voiced by Kelly Marie Tran who is on a path to restore peace and find the last dragon. The film’s synopsis reads, “Kumandra, humans, and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world — it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.”
The film is releasing on March 12, 2021.
10. ‘The Conjuring: Devil Made Me Do It’
The films of the 'Conjuring' series are deemed as classic horror thrillers. This time, the film series is ready to kick with its seventh installment ‘The Conjuring: Devil Made Me Do It’. The upcoming film will bring back paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. The synopsis of the film indicates that it would be a chilling story of terror, murder, and unknown evil that will even shock paranormal investigator duo.
Fans can look forward to the new installment that is slated for June 4, 2021.