The year that was certainly did no favours for the film and entertainment industry. Although many of us would have cherished any chance to be cocooned from the chaos in a ball of new releases, we were afforded no such luxuries. Recognising our heartache, streaming platform Netflix has made a move to rectify our longing for fresh content; making good on their promise to release a new movie every week in 2021.
Last October, the streaming monolith teased its decision to guarantee Netflix subscribers a new feature film every week in 2021. Predominately consisting of original projects weaved in with some external acquisitions, the entertainment platform is delivering an impressive addition of 71 new titles to its slate. Reaching across all genres – from musicals to action, romantic comedies to family animation – Netflix will be releasing 50 more titles than its closest competitor, Disney+.
To announce the news of their 'new movie every week' 2021 approach, Netflix rounded up its best in show of featured actors in an Instagram video. Dwayne Johnson, Melissa McCarthy, Halle Berry, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Hemsworth and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among those featured in the clip; where we're also treated to a sneak-peak reel of their upcoming projects.
Watch the full showcase reel below.
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Noticeable mentions from the video include the blockbuster-action film, Red Notice, starring Gadot, Johnson and Reynolds and the highly-anticipated Don't Look Up, which features a crossover between some of our favourite actors, (Leo, Timothée, Meryl – we're looking at you). A film that is sure to pull on our heartstrings, Zendaya's Malcom & Marie also receives a nod; coming to our screens very soon on February 5.
While many other studios such as Warner Bros. scramble to pivot their release strategy amid what seems to be another year of disappointment for avid theatre-goers, Netflix has made this approach its bread and butter. We'd be lying if we said we weren't looking forward to indulging in a weekly Netflix date.