2020 may have been a year of disappointments, especially for movie lovers, as many highly anticipated releases were postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, 2021 is set to be a promising year for cinema with a variety of eagerly awaited movie releases to look forward to, from blockbuster franchises to independent films. Here are some of the most anticipated movies of 2021.
The Suicide Squad
The much-awaited sequel to Suicide Squad, titled “The Suicide Squad,” is one of the most anticipated movies of 2021. Directed by James Gunn, the movie features a star-studded cast including Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, and Idris Elba. This time, a new group of supervillains is assembled by the government for a mission on a dangerous island.
Marvel Cinematic Universe’s beloved super spy Natasha Romanoff is finally getting her own solo movie, “Black Widow.” Starring Scarlett Johansson in the titular role, the movie is set after the events of “Captain America: Civil War” and explores the character’s past. This action-packed movie also features Florence Pugh, David Harbour, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz.
No Time to Die
The 25th movie in the James Bond franchise, “No Time to Die,” marks Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the movie is set to continue the story of “Spectre” as Bond is recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist. This is one of the most anticipated movies of 2021 for fans of the iconic spy franchise.
Based on the sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert, “Dune” is another highly anticipated movie of 2021. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, the movie features an all-star cast including Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, and Josh Brolin. Set on a desert planet, the movie follows the story of young Paul Atreides as he navigates the political intrigues of the warring noble houses.
The French Dispatch
“The French Dispatch” is an upcoming Wes Anderson movie that tells the story of a fictional French newspaper’s final print edition. The star-studded cast includes regular Anderson collaborators Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Owen Wilson, as well as Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand, and Jeffrey Wright.
“Minari” is a touching family drama that explores the immigrant experience of a Korean-American family in the 1980s. The movie won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2020 and features performances by Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, and Youn Yuh-jung.
These are just a few of the many highly anticipated movies of 2021. Whether it’s a big-budget action flick or an indie drama, there’s something for everyone to look forward to. So, grab some popcorn and get ready for a year of cinematic treats.