While the events of the past year have thrown a spanner into the world of new release films, the delayed string of highly-anticipated blockbusters left hanging on from their original 2020 premiere dates has left a lot to be desired in 2021. Although the nature of traditional cinema has subverted, with motion pictures company, Warner Bros. making the landmark decision to stream every film in their 2021 slate on HBO Max, we're still desperately holding on for the chance to submerge ourselves into the exhaustive list of highly-anticipated films of 2021.
From buzz-worthy, action-packed blockbusters like Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Daniel Craig's last film as 007, in No Time To Die, to Wes Anderson's electric, live-action feature, The French Dispatch. These are the films you'll find at the top of our watch-list in 2021.
The French Dispatch
What did we do to deserve the star-studded cast featured in Wes Anderson's upcoming film, The French Dispatch? While the answer to this question remains unanswered, we are forever grateful for the onscreen pairing of Timothée Chalamet, Frances McDormand and Bill Murray – and this merely scratches the surface. The film is a small portal into the world of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. A "love letter to journalists," The French Dispatch follows three storylines involving an incarcerated painter, a journalist, and a student revolutionary.
Coming 2 America
Anyone familiar with Eddie Murphy's 1988 comedy, Coming To America, knows that a sequel to the classic would not fall short of a laugh. The feel-good news story we all desperately need, Murphy is reprising his iconic role as Prince Akeem, in Coming 2 America, as he returns to the United States to find his son – and heir to the throne.
No Time To Die
Although we have been waiting eagerly for the latest instalment in the Bond franchise, No Time To Die, the film also marks Daniel Craig's final tour as the iconic spy. Bond's retirement in Jamaica is unexpectedly cut short, when an old friend, Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), comes seeking help. The film will also see Rami Malek as the main antagonist, in the role of Safin.
A defining character in the Marvel series, superhero Black Widow, played by the formidable Scarlett Johansson, is finally getting a standalone film. Starring David Harbour, Florence Pugh and O-T Fagbenle, the film will follow Natasha Romanoff during her days as a Russian spy, as she is forced to confront her past long before she became part of the Marvel universe.
Two Timothée Chalamet films in one year? 2021 is certainly looking up and we have been hanging for the Denis Villeneuve's remake of the sci-fi epic, Dune. With the likes of Zendaya and Oscar Isaac starring alongside Chalamet, all we can say is this film is going to be a lot; and we can hardly wait.
A Quiet Place II
For those of us who enjoy a thrill, the highly-anticipated sequel to A Quiet Place is arriving in 2021. The film will see the family members played by Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe navigate a deadly, dystopian world almost entirely in silence.