Despite the pandemic putting a temporary hold on film industries across the globe, directors, producers and the dedicated crew behind the scenes have yet to stop working on some of the best upcoming movies in 2021. The year has brought an overall negative impact on the production of films, but theater operators and film executives have hope for new content as vaccines are finally being provided around the world. The vaccines are allowing many studios to work on new releases even if only direct to streaming services. So, as we delve deeper into the new year, be on the lookout for some of the most anticipated movies of the year, whether it’s being released out on cinema or on your favorite streaming platform, you aren’t going to want to miss out on these upcoming movies in 2021.
“Godzilla vs. Kong”
From the makers of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Kong: Skull Island,” comes Adam Wingard’s sequel to the famous monster films, only this time the two heavyweights are up against each other. Wingard’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” hits off a new chapter with two of the greatest icons duking it out until the end. If you’re wanting to see a 400-foot gorilla go up against one of the most infamous sea monsters known to man, this is the film for you.
Based on the character Cruella De Vil in Walt Disney’s animated film “One Hundred and One Dalmatians,” Emma Stone stars as “Cruella” amid the 1970s punk rock revolution in London. Highly determined to make a name for herself with her creatively wicked sense for fashion, Estella (also known as Cruella) hinders a complicated relationship with Baroness Von Hellman, an esteemed fashion figure played by two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson. As the movie progresses, the audience not only gets the chance to see their relationship unfold, but also reveal the deeper layers of one of the most notorious villains in Disney history.
“A Quiet Place II”
Although delayed by Paramount last year due to the pandemic, the post-apocalyptic thriller “A Quiet Place II” is set to release sometime this year following the success of the first high-strung horror film back in 2018. Forced to live in a world of silence, a mother and her three children (one a newborn baby) are on the run from flesh-eating creatures with ultrasensitive hearing. With silence a matter of survival, “A Quiet Place II” follows the struggle of a mother stopping at nothing to protect her family against this cruel world.
“Zack Snyder’s Justice League”
If we’re speaking directly to all the Justice League fans in the world, this has by far been one of the most anticipated upcoming movies in 2021. “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” hits HBO Max on March 17, bringing the original vision of DC superheroes to fans everywhere. The Justice League joins well-known superheroes like Superman, Batman, WonderWoman, The Flash and more who are attempting to save the world from catastrophic threats. Despite harsh reviews of previous attempts at this vision, there have been higher hopes for Snyder’s cut when it comes to creating the ideal story for fans.
“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It”
The third installment of this supernatural horror franchise, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” is another chilling mystery involving a family being haunted and an investigation into the unknown evil tormenting them with its presence. Known for their paranormal expertise, Ed and Lorraine Warren (played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) fight for the soul of a young boy while dealing with demonic possession and twisted real-life paranormal sequences. Get ready for a horror flick that’ll make you second guess your thoughts on demons.
“Space Jam 2: A New Legacy”
If you were born in the 80s or 90s, chances are you remember when Looney Tunes and Michael Jordan met on the court for a basketball game starring not only the greatest basketball player ever but also some of the most beloved cartoons of all time. Malcolm D. Lee creates a unique sequel that features Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes playing alongside NBA superstar LeBron James. The visionary modern fusion of animation and real-life cinema is something you won’t want to miss.
Remember being a kid and never being able to choose among the seven skilled fighters you wanted to play with? The animated fighting game “Mortal Kombat” comes back to life as director Simon McQuoid brings popular warriors like Reptile and Sub-Zero together on-screen in a one of a kind action packed film full of blood, fighting and fatalities. With actors like Lewis Tan (playing Cole Young) and Chin Han (playing Liu Kang), McQuoid believes the portrayal as well as the action sequences are said to live up to the famous animated fighting series.
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