In the past For the past 12 months, moviegoers have had to completely transform the way they consume their media of choice. As Covid-19 in closed theaters around the world, moviegoers could no longer float between multiplexes and streaming services to watch movies the way they liked. A series of improvisations – the return of drive-ins, the main tentpoles are sent directly to HBO Max– got fans to see a lot of great movies in 2020, but lockdowns have also meant that many huge movies have been pushed back until 2021. If the past year has left any real lesson, it’s that nothing has happened. sure – but even so there are plenty of films to look forward to in the coming year. We’re not sure if it’s going to be in a theater or in our living rooms (or on a sheet in a friend’s backyard), but these are the movies we can’t wait to see in 2021. All dates are subject to change. change, because obviously.
Long before the coronavirus closed cinemas, Dune was one of the most anticipated films of 2020. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) and featuring a star cast that includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac, the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel would be a heavyweight in any year. This is probably why dozens of fans, including Villenueve himself, were surprised to learn that the film would be one of the major releases that Warner Bros. released on HBO Max the same day, it hits theaters. It was designed for the big screen – and that’s where we hope to see it – but we’ll take it in any way we can.
Release date: October 1st
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It’s been 18 years since the third Matrix movie-Matrix revolutions– hit the theaters. During this period, the appreciation of the two sequels of the 1999 classic increased (a little), but the appreciation of star Keanu Reeves has exploded. Great, thoughtful science fiction films have also come to dominate the cinematic landscape in a way that they did not in the late 1990s. There’s a lot riding on this fourth. Matrix episode to be epic – or at least a fun throwback to the black-clad world that fans loved so much two decades ago. Lana Wachowski, we are waiting.
Release date: December 22
A standalone Black Widow movie would have been a treat in itself. But for this one, Marvel added Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, and David Harbor as family estranged from Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson). Of course, it sounds a bit like Red sparrow with slightly better Russian accents, but who cares? It also looks like once helluva.