The year 2021 is set to be a great one for movie enthusiasts. Many highly-anticipated Hollywood films will finally hit the big screen this year, after being delayed several times due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Cinemas across the globe are back in action, and this year’s release schedule looks very promising. In this article, we take a closer look at some of the most anticipated films from the 2021 release slate.
Top Gun: Maverick (Release Date – July 2nd, 2021)
The long-awaited sequel to the classic 1980s film Top Gun starring Tom Cruise is scheduled to hit the theatres on July 2nd, 2021. Fans of the original movie will be delighted to see the return of Cruise as the iconic fighter pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. Joseph Kosinski directs the film, with a cast that includes Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, and Jon Hamm in pivotal roles. With its breathtaking action sequences and a star-studded cast, Top Gun: Maverick promises to be one of the must-see films of 2021.
Black Widow (Release Date – July 9th, 2021)
Scarlett Johansson returns as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Natasha Romanoff in Black Widow, a standalone action-packed film directed by Cate Shortland. This film depicts the events that occurred between the films Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War. It follows Romanoff’s, also known as Black Widow, journey to confront her past and a treacherous conspiracy. The film’s diverse cast includes stars such as Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz, all of whom play crucial parts in the story. Black Widow is an exciting addition to the MCU, and fans can’t wait to finally see it on July 9th.
Dune (Release Date – October 1st, 2021)
One of the most highly anticipated films of the year is Dune. Denis Villeneuve directs this epic sci-fi film adaptation of the classic novel, which revolves around a young hero named Paul Atreides played by Timothy Chalamet, who leads the fight to secure control over the planet Arrakis, the only source of a precious substance known as “spice.” The film boasts of a star-studded ensemble cast, including Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, and Zendaya. Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Dune on October 1st.
No Time To Die (Release Date – October 8th, 2021)
Fans of the James Bond franchise have been eagerly waiting for No Time To Die, a new chapter in the action-filled saga of the world’s greatest spy. Daniel Craig reprises his role as James Bond, who has retired from active duty until CIA operative, Felix Leiter played by Jeffrey Wright, persuades him to help locate a missing scientist. This brings Bond into the path of a dangerous new enemy as well as bringing back old ones. The film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and features Lashana Lynch as the first female agent 007. No Time To Die has generated a lot of buzz, and fans are eagerly waiting for its release on October 8th.
In conclusion, the above list is only a brief glimpse of the films that will be coming in 2021. Other films expected are titles such as Eternals, Matrix 4, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, all with big fan followings. Hollywood films are meant for the big screen and nothing can replace the magic of a cinema experience. Mark your calendars with the above dates and witness some of the most epic stories come to life on the big screen.