The movie industry has faced many challenges in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many theaters were forced to shut down, productions were halted, and release dates were postponed. But now, as we approach a new era, with vaccines being rolled out and theaters slowly reopening, there’s hope that the movie industry will bounce back. Here are the latest updates on upcoming movie release dates.
Black Widow: July 9, 2021
Marvel fans have been eagerly waiting for Black Widow’s solo movie. Originally planned for last May, the film’s release date was postponed to November 2020, then May 2021, and finally July 2021. Black Widow will be set after the events of Captain America: Civil War and will follow Natasha Romanoff as she confronts her past.
Space Jam: A New Legacy: July 16, 2021
Space Jam: A New Legacy is the sequel to the 1996 hit movie Space Jam. This family-friendly adventure movie will feature LeBron James as he teams up with the Looney Tunes to save his son. Space Jam: A New Legacy will hit theaters and HBO Max on July 16, 2021.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania: July 23, 2021
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is the fourth installment of the Hotel Transylvania franchise. This movie will be a little different as it will follow Drac and the gang as they get accidentally transformed into humans. Selena Gomez will return as Mavis and will produce the film. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania will be released on July 23, 2021.
Jungle Cruise: July 30, 2021
Set in the early 20th century, Jungle Cruise follows a riverboat captain, Frank, as he takes scientists Dr. Lily Houghton and her brother McGregor on a mission deep into the Amazon jungle. Jungle Cruise is inspired by Walt Disney’s theme park ride of the same name. The movie stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt and will be released on July 30, 2021.
The Suicide Squad: August 6, 2021
The Suicide Squad is a quasi-sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, but with a new director, James Gunn. The movie features a group of supervillains, who are recruited by the government for a mission. The Suicide Squad is notable for its all-star cast, that includes Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, and Sylvester Stallone. The Suicide Squad will be released on August 6, 2021.
These are just a few of the movies that are coming soon to a theater near you. While there is still uncertainty about the future of the movie industry, we can hope that these films will help bring some joy and excitement to audiences around the world. With new safety protocols being put in place, it’s becoming clear that the movie industry is willing to adapt to the new normal. So whether you prefer action, adventure, comedy, or drama, there’s a little something for everyone in the upcoming release schedule.