As the entertainment industry readies itself for a return to normalcy after the turmoil of COVID-19, film fans are eagerly awaiting some of the most anticipated movies of 2021. From sci-fi action thrillers to romantic comedies, there’s something for everyone this year. Here’s a preview of some of the must-see films of 2021.
1. Black Widow – Release Date: July 9th
Starring Scarlett Johansson, Black Widow is a Marvel cinematic universe movie that takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Natasha Romanoff (Johansson) must confront her past and deal with unfinished business with the powerful Taskmaster.
2. In The Heights – Release Date: June 11th
In The Heights is a film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. Directed by Jon M. Chu, the story follows a tight-knit community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood as they strive for their dreams and face obstacles along the way. The cast includes Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, and Olga Merediz.
3. Dune – Release Date: October 1st
Based on Frank Herbert’s seminal novel, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is set in a distant future in which humanity fights for control of a valuable substance, which can only be found on the desert planet of Arrakis. The film stars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, and Jason Momoa.
4. The Suicide Squad – Release Date: August 6th
A sequel to the 2016 movie Suicide Squad, this film follows a group of criminals who are sent on a dangerous mission by Amanda Waller. Directed by James Gunn and starring Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and John Cena, this movie promises plenty of action and humor.
5. Spider-Man: No Way Home – Release Date: December 17th
The third installment in the Spider-Man franchise starring Tom Holland, this movie follows Peter Parker as he teams up with fellow Marvel superheroes to confront villains from other dimensions. Fans are particularly excited about rumors of appearances from Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire’s versions of Spider-Man.
6. A Quiet Place: Part II – Release Date: May 28th
The sequel to the 2018 horror hit A Quiet Place, this movie is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which monsters hunt humans by sound. Directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe, Part II promises to be just as tense and terrifying as the original.
7. Scream – Release Date: January 14th, 2022
The fifth installment of the popular horror franchise, this movie sees Ghostface return to terrorize a new generation of potential victims. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, this reboot features a cast including Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette.
These are just a few of the must-see films of 2021. Whether you’re a fan of action, romance, horror or comedy, there’s something for everyone this year. So, grab some popcorn and get ready for some action-packed and unforgettable cinema experiences.