2020 was a huge blow to the film industry after covid-19 forced the closure of theatres across the globe causing some movies releases to be rescheduled. With production companies fearing a huge revenue loss due to lack of cinema attendances, some opted for digital streaming platforms like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime or BET Plus but still, some of the hugest block busters had to be postponed. Now with the anticipation that 2021 might be a bit positive and that more theatres would be open again, production companies are now setting the release dates for some of the most anticipated movies. With that said, The IQRU have compiled some of the 15 most anticipated movies of this year:
Coming to America 2
Coming to America has been a household classic for many black people across the globe since its initial release. The remake of the classic is set to shake theatres across the globe this year. The movie tells the story of Prince Akeem who leaves the kingdom of Zamunda with his friend Semmi in search of his future wife. In this remake, Akeem is now set to be the king of Zamunda but in need of finding his long lost son who happens to be back in America. This could just be the funniest film of 2021.
Godzilla vs Kong
Fans of the Monsterverse are about to be treated to one of the most epic battles ever! This modernized film on two of the most ferocious and deadly beasts is a pure gem. If you’ve watched both Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters then you know that this is set to be an epic battle between two gargantuan creatures.
No Time to Die
After initially being postponed from releasing in 2020, this James Bond film is set to take a huge center stage in 2021. It’s a special film for all the James Bond lovers as character Daniel Craig has been confirmed to be portraying the MI6 agent for the last time. The film will also be introducing a new Agent 007 to the screens alongside the usual exquisite vehicles being blown up characteristic of James Bond films.
The all so familiar Mortal Kombat video game franchise has been a household gamers favorite for a while now, but the movie installments have struggled in theaters. With this third installment, the franchise owners hope to reinvent the franchise within the theatre audience great fight scenes and plot. It is still unclear what direction the plot will take.
Malcolm and Marie
This Zendaya movie has built up a lot of anticipation since its announcement as fans look forward to see Zendaya and John David Washington lead the plot in what is seen as another Euphoria masterpiece. The movie’s creator Sam Levinson is also the creator of youth sensation Euphoria.
A Quiet Place Part II
Following on the unexpected explosion of A Quiet Place, the sequel is set to pickup the story of the Abbott family as they try to adjust and survive in this new environment. The family will now be forced to venture outside their home to find other people who will help them fight the monsters that they faced in the first movie.
I’m sure most fans have been surprised at the period of time they had to wait for this movie to drop. However, its finally happening in 2021! The movie will follow Black Widow’s story from the past as she tries to confront some of the dark secrets from her past.
Fast and Furious 9
Initially set to be released in 2020, the film release date had to be pushed forward because of the corona virus pandemic. The movie will now be released in May this year, and we hope that the cinemas will be finally open for the fans to enjoy this exquisite Fast and Furious sequel. The action packed franchise will also add WWE superstar John Cena to its list of star studded cast.
Space Jam: A New Legacy
For basketball lovers, you’ll definitely enjoy this one as Michael Jordan’s initial Space Jam comes to life through Lebron James. In a classic tale that finds the NBA star and his son trapped inside the digital realm of the game and have to ball their way out. This is a must watch!
The Suicide Squad
This reboot of the 2016’s Suicide Squad promises to be a much more entertaining assemble of stars. The squad will also be joined by blockbuster stars John Cena, Sylvester Stallone and Idris Elba making it one of the biggest star studded movies of 2021.
The Matrix 4
This has been long coming man! If you are a fan of sci-fi then having a sequel of the much hyped Matrix trilogy must have crossed your mind at one point. The film is set to drop in December this year to the relief of most fans. As expected, Keanu Reeves will be leading the plot.
A Vampire is set to take stage in Sony’s Spider Verse. The story of a scientist who attempts to cure himself of a rare blood disease turns himself into a “Living Vampire”. This is set to be an interesting plot as fans can only guess the outcome from a short glimpse of the trailer. Ma have even predicted that it will shine like 2018’s Venom did.
Comic book lovers must be having a craze right now at the anticipation of an Eternals movie dropping this year. In this movie, the eternals are forced to protect humanity from the Deviants following the events of the Avengers: Endgame. It seems the Eternals are set to take over from the Avengers as we proceed.
Mission Impossible 7
Tom Cruise is back yet again! And things are about to go from Impossible to Extreme! The seventh installment the Mission Impossible franchise is finally here. Touted as the best action films of each year, the franchise seems set to make its mark in 2021. Don’t miss out on the action!
Untitled: Spiderman Far from Home
This is what will finally link the Spider-Verse with the Marvel Comics Universe. Its even rumored that the two former Spiderman characters are set to suit up once again for the movie. It’s a movie with a lot of talk and criticism, making it a must watch just to clear up some speculations.