We can all agree that 2020 was quite a tough year for billions of people around the world – mostly because of the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the economical consequences, numerous theaters closed down, and this resulted in the premieres of many blockbusters including Eternals and Dune being slowed down significantly.
Although movie production slowed down, it didn’t completely halt in 2020. In fact, there are more than a few films that we think will gross hundreds of millions at the box office worldwide.
To get you excited and to motivate you to start preparing your popcorn, we have created a list of the most anticipated movies that are coming out in 2021. Let’s get started!
Black Widow (May 7th)
If you are a fan of the Avengers and the character of Natasha Romanov, then you are sure to enjoy her upcoming origin story. Like many others, it is a film that should have premiered in 2020, but after being postponed, millions of fans are even more eager to see how Scarlett Johansson will perform in this role.
Along with Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, and Rachel Weisz will be playing in the 24th installment of the MCU. This one is directed by Cate Shortland, and according to many predictions, it has a great chance of having one of the best plots in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Coming 2 America (March 5)
If you are looking for a movie to watch with your family, this one is a great option. It is the long-expected sequel to Coming to America, which was released back in 1988.
Once again starring Eddie Murphy as the protagonist, we are sure that this drama/comedy will be inspiring to thousands of TikTokers who have done their best to replicate the best scenes from the original film. It will also be enjoyed by anyone else who is looking to have a good laugh.
Do you want a sneak peek at the plot? To find his son in Queens, Akeem leaves his beautiful Zamunda palace and embarks on an exciting trip with his brother, Sammi.
The United States vs Billie Holiday (February 26)
No one can deny that Billie Holiday was one of the most popular musicians back in the 1940s. To this day, she remains one of the legends that revolutionized jazz.
Directed by Lee Daniels, and with Lady Day being played by Andra Day, this movie depicts her life and takes us through tough relationships, an FBI chase, and her substance abuse. We are sure that it will be an emotionally inspiring movie that will do justice to Billie Holiday.
The Mauritanian (February 19)
When it comes to the most anticipated films of 2021 that people already see as strong Academy Award nominees, The Mauritanian is in the top few.
With the main roles assumed by Jodie Foster, Shailene Woodley, Tahar Rahim, and Benedict Cumberbatch, it is a legal drama/thriller story of two attorneys trying to defend a man who has been imprisoned at the infamous Guantanamo Bay.
Raya and the Last Dragon (March 5)
Who doesn’t love Disney movies? One of the biggest movie production companies is at it again with a 3D depiction of a land where dragons sacrifice themselves to save humans.
Taking the stand against the monsters will be Awkwafina, the last surviving dragon, and Raya who was given voice by Kelly Marie Tran.
No Time to Die (April 2)
Directed by Cary Joji Fukanaga and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, this is going to be the last movie in which Daniel Craig plays the role of James Bond.
Advertised to have one of the most interesting plots so far, No Time to Die will also star Rami Malek (as the main villain), Ana de Armas, and Lashana Lynch, who comes as the most interesting new face of the franchise.
Space Jam: A New Legacy (July 6)
Whether you were born before, during, or after the 1990s, you have surely watched Space Jam, starring Michael Jordan, which stands as one of the most successful real action/animated movies ever.
Will Lebron James be as charismatic and prove that his legacy can stand up to that of MJ? That’s what we are all waiting to see in July 2021!
For any movie enthusiast, 2021 will be a beautiful year. While we just listed several films that have been long awaited for, there are a bunch of other titles, including Fast and Furious 9, that will also be epic and make up for what has been missed in 2020!