From Spiderman to the new 007: the most anticipated films of 2021, in streaming or (hopefully) at the cinema. Who are the favorite celebrities that will be seen on the big screen?
In 2021 we expect the release of an avalanche of titles in the works or suspended due to the Covid emergency: from Spielberg’s West Side Story to Gabriele Mainetti’s second film after the success of “They called him Jeeg Robot”
After a year as dramatic and complicated as the one we have just spent, everyone’s hope is to be able to experience a better and more peaceful 2021. Maybe even with the help of the cinema, of the cinemas that we hope will reopen soon and of those many films that could get crowded and guarantee a truly memorable year for fans. In fact, there are many important titles that were scheduled for release in 2020 and that have been postponed to the following year, and which add up to the films of 2021 that were already planned.
It is still difficult to talk about certain release dates: we will need to see the evolution of the pandemic in the world, and be ready for further delays and changes.
In April, however, “No Time to Die” should debut, the highly anticipated twenty-fifth film in the 007 series, the latest starring Daniel Craig, resigned Bond. And, again to stay on the subject of secret agents and English traditions, in March hopefully we could see “The King’s Man – The Origins”, prequel to the hit action series “The Kingsman”, directed once again by Matthew Vaughn, which takes us back to the beginning of the century to tell the origin of the very secret spy agency.
Postponed from Christmas 2020 to 2021 is Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” , a remake of one of the most famous musicals in Hollywood history, but fans of the genre will be able to see “Annette” much earlier, hopefully by the summer . which is a musical directed by the former enfant terrible of French cinema Leos Carax starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. And, speaking of music and musicians, in November we should see the film about Elvis Presley directed by Baz Luhrmann of “Moulin Rouge!”
If your genre is cinecomic, well: you will be spoiled for choice. Among the Marvel movies that we will be able to see in the course of 2021 are: “Black Widow” with Scarlett Johansson (scheduled for May); “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (July); “The Eternals” with Angelina Jolie, directed by the 2020 Golden Lion winner with “Nomadland” , Chloe Zhao (November); and a new “Spider-Man” that promises to be a kind of cross-over of all those seen so far (December).
Remaining in the Spider-Man universe, “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” should be released in June, sequel to the first Venom that will see Tom Hardy return to play the homonymous protagonist, this time directed by Andy Serkis. The new “Suicide Squad” directed by James Gunn (that of the two Marvel “Guardians of the Galaxy”) and the “Black Adam” which will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will arrive from the DC universe : the first currently scheduled for August, the second for the end of the year.
Action cinema fans will also be spoiled for choice: “F9” , the ninth chapter of the multibillion dollar “Fast & Furious” saga , is scheduled to debut in May ; in July, “Top Gun: Maverick” , the sequel to the 1980s film that made Tom Cruise an international star; also Cruise, in November, will play the role of agent Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible 7 .
They were all due to come out in 2020 but we will see them in the coming months in blockbusters like Adam Wingard’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” , due out in May; The “Dune” by Denis Villeneuve with Timothée Chalamet in October, and “Matrix” 4 of Lana Wachowski which will arrive in December, starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.
The many postponements due to the pandemic have meant that 2021 could be the year in which two films by Martin Scorsese and two by Ridley Scott will be seen. The first will present to the public the western with Leonardo DiCaprio “Killers of the Flower Moon” , and a documentary entitled “An Afternoon with SCTV” , dedicated to the television show considered the Canadian answer to Saturday Night Live.
The Last Duel, scheduled for October, is an adventure film set in 14th century France, starring Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (the latter two also writers with Nicole Holofcener). “Gucci”, which will arrive in November, tells thirty years of history of the homonymous dynasty with a spectacular cast, consisting of Lady Gaga, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons and, again, Adam Driver.
Cast all star also for the new Adam McKay film of “The Big Bet” and “Vice”, which will return to theaters with “Don’t Look Up” , a film in which Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence (flanked by Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Ariana Grande) are two astronomers who must convince the world that a meteorite is about to crash on Earth and destroy it, and of course for “The French Dispatch” by Wes Anderson, the film that should have opened the Cannes Film Festival canceled due to Covid and starring Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.