Wonder Woman 1984
Release date: December 25th, 2020
Don’t be fooled by the title. This Wonder Woman movie is the sequel to the 2017 film that blew everyone away. Set in the ’80s, Diana Prince has to fight the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Wonder Woman 1984 will also introduce Cheetah, a supervillainess with super speed and strength (among other powers).
Release date: August 27th, 2021
Candyman is still one of the best horror movies released during the ’90s. Now, Jordan Peele reigns supreme as the recent horror master. Combine those two, and you have a winning combination. After Us and Get Out, Jordan Peele’s Candyman is undoubtedly going to be just as terrifyingly good. Who knew this comedian had it in him?
Quiet Place 2
Release Date: April 23rd, 2021
The first Quiet Place was literally one of the best movies of the year, so you can bet I’m excited about the sequel. Who knew that a movie where you can’t make a single sound would be so good?! With Papa Abbott gone, the family now has to figure out how to go on, but now there’s a new threat on the horizon.
Godzilla vs. King Kong
Release date: May 21st, 2021
Even I have to admit that the King Kong and Godzilla movies were a lot better than expected, so this one has me psyched. Audiences have been waiting for these two to square up for a while. Now, we’ll finally get to see them in the battle for the ages. Will they wipe out each other or will a victor remain?
Release date: December 25th, 2020
Any Pixar release gets me excited. This one is about an adventure through New York City and “cosmic realms.” I’m not really sure what that means right now, but Soul is apparently going to answer life’s most important questions. The voice actors include Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Phylicia Rashad, and Daveed Diggs. The art looks fantastic already!
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Release Date: June 25th, 2021
Part of the newest Sony/Disney deal, the Venom franchise is set to continue with the newest film being released in 2021. This one features a villain we’ve been waiting to see for ages: Carnage. Tom Hardy is still an iffy pick, but everyone should be excited about seeing Carnage, especially since Woody Harrelson is playing Cletus Kasady.
Release date: May 7th, 2021
Finally! A Black Widow movie! I’ve been waiting on this one for ages. Instead of a sequel to Endgame (obviously), Black Widow is going to be about how she became the hero we know and love. Get ready for some action and some pretty saddening scenes that are sure to break your heart. After all, she went through a lot of toil to be who she was in the Avengers.
The Suicide Squad
Release Date: August 6th, 2021
Suicide Squad was awful. From the writing, directing, acting, and editing, the whole thing was a mess. After Disney fired James Gunn (director of Guardians of the Galaxy), DC scooped him up almost immediately. They hired him to re-do Suicide Squad, so this time it’ll actually be worth watching. The cast already looks better, so put this one on your 2021 watch list.
The King’s Man
Release date: February 12th, 2021
The Kingsman is a fun action series, but we’re left with one question: where did all this start? Well, The King’s Man is going to tell that story. This film is about the origins of the secret organization that’s designed to stop evil masterminds and save the world. The trailers already look action-packed and much better than the last Kingsman film that came out.
Release date: February 12th, 2021
It’s time to move onto Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first stop? Eternals. They’re a group of near-immortal aliens with powers like atomic manipulation, super-speed, super-strength, and so on. With the Avengers gone, the Eternals have some big shoes to fill, but I believe in them.
Top Gun: Maverick
Release Date: July 2nd, 2021
Top Gun is getting revived! Tom Cruise will appear in the film years after the original. Now, he has to deal with the past while training a new group of graduates for a dangerous mission. Naturally, Top Gun is no holds barred, so the action will be off the carts. If you’re a Top Gun fan, this is a must-watch for 2021.
Release date: June 11th, 2021
Ghostbusters 2021 will serve as a direct sequel to the ’80s movies and will have no connection to the 2016 reboot. This one is directed by Jason Reitman (director of Thank You For Smoking and Juno) and will have a cast consisting of Paul Rudd, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and possibly Bill Murray—the last one is rumored, but I’m crossing my fingers.
Spiderman: Far From Home Sequel
Release Date: December 17th, 2021
This Spider-Man sequel might be postponed again, but I'm hoping it'll release in 2021. The hero was on thin ice after the Sony/Disney deal broke up, but Tom Holland got it back on track. Now, all we have to do is cross our fingers. It's currently untitled and set to release in late December, so there’s a pretty big chance we won’t see it until 2022.
No Time to Die: Bond 25
Release date: April 2nd, 2021
No Time to Die made headlines when Daniel Craig stated this would be his last outing as Bond. Other than Craig, the movie has a pretty dang good cast including Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, and Naomi Harris. Unfortunately, Lea Seydoux is also returning despite the fact she’s one of the dullest Bond girls to date.
The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It
Release date: June 4th, 2021
The Conjuring series is easily one of the best modern horror movies you could watch, even though La Llorona wasn’t a huge hit, this one will be—fans didn’t know La Llorona was part of the series. The new film will follow a guy who was put on trial for committing murder, claiming he was possessed as an excuse.
Release date: October 1st, 2021
The announcement of a Dune remake got fans super excited, and it’s shaping up pretty nicely. The cast includes Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Javier Bardem, and so many more huge stars that I can’t list them all. The director is the same guy that did Blade Runner 2049, so it’s safe to say this one is going to be super good.
Release date: July 16th, 2021
I want to say the Uncharted movie had a rocky start, but the truth is that the whole thing has been rough. For over a decade, the movie has lost writers and directors, which leaves people wondering what’s going on. Regardless, this movie has a July 18th release date. Will it be another Suicide Squad situation? Possibly. Let’s hope not.
Mission Impossible 7
Release Date: November 19th, 2021
This is exciting news for anyone that loves the Mission Impossible series. Considering all the news headlines about the stunts, I’m guessing it’s going to be the most exciting MI yet. How long can Tom Cruise keep this one up? Especially since he’s working on Top Gun stuff, too.
Release Date: April 2nd, 2021
Somehow, The Fast and Furious franchise is still going strong. The newest movie is about Dominic Toretto and his crew being forced to battle a skilled assassin. The guy is also a great driver. There's a twist I won't reveal just yet, but it's sure to be a great movie. Soak it up while you can, though. Apparently, there will only be two more films for the series.
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Release Date: July 16th, 2021
Come on and slam, and welcome to the Jam! That’s right – a new Space Jam movie is coming. LeBron James joins the Looney Tunes gang to remind us of the best part of the ‘90s. Maybe it’ll suck, but I’m definitely going to watch it. Nothing beats a healthy dose of nostalgia.