Let’s be honest, we’ve not had a great time as a planet recently. It would be great if we could all take a little break from reality for a while and pretend it’s not happening. Movies are the perfect way of doing that and luckily for us, 2021 is bringing it’s A game when it comes to new movie releases! Roll on the line up…
Raya and the Last Dragon.
Disney are for the first time ever featuring a Southeast Asian heroine (we love!). Raya, a strong, passionate warrior is on a quest to search for the very last dragon in order to bring peace and balance to the mythical kingdom. Featuring voice work from Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina, Raya’s epic tale is set to be released on March 5th in cinema’s and on Disney+.
Coming 2 America
Eddie Murphy is back. Yeah, you heard that right!
Playing the role of Prince Akeem, this long awaited sequel to the 1988 film see’s Prince Akeem about to ascend the throne as King of Zamuda, until he discovers he has a son in America (played by Jermaine Fowler). Directed by Craig Brewer from the screenplay written by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield. Hilarity is always close whenever Murphy is around and thankfully, Coming 2 America is no exception. Hitting our screens March 5th.
No Time to Die
Bond is back! If ever we needed a bit of Daniel Craig as Bond, it’s now! The 25th movie in the Bond franchise could be Daniel Craig’s last, where we see Bond’s Jamaica retirement interrupted when once again someone seeks the help of the iconic spy. This time it’s Bond’s old friend Felix Leiter (friends eh?) Played by Jeffrey Wright. Bond’s mission? To find a kidnapped scientist which sees him crossing paths with a masked villian equipped with dangerous technology, Safin, played by Rami Malek. Out April 2nd.
A Quiet Place Part II
Back we go to this Dystopian world filled with deadly monsters. Directed by John Krasinski (despite his previous demise in the movie) we will see the family played by Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds stay silent in order to evade danger and possibly death!
Coming to your screens April 23rd.
Godzilla vs. Kong
If you’ve ever sat in a pub arguing over who would win in a fight, Godzilla or King Kong (we have), now we get our answer.
Airing on HBO Max and in cinemas, this epic crossover of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Kong: Skull Island” see’s these iconic superbeasts lock into an epic battle to the death.
Meanwhile humanity is hoping to decimate both in order to reclaim the planet. Out near 2021, this really isn’t one you’ll want to miss.
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Long anticipated, finally Scarlett Johansson has her own standalone Black Widow movie, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Set after 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War”, this film will see Natasha Romanoff on the run, confronting her dark past as a spy, long before she joined the Avengers.
Alongside Johansson, the film stars David Harbour, Florence Pugh and O-T Fagbenle.
On screens May 7th.
Disney are really spoiling us this year, bringing another of their incredible classic characters to life with a live-action rendition. This time we see the young Cruella De Vil played by Emma Stone set on a backdrop of the 1970’s London punk and fashion scene. The ‘101 Dalmatians’ villainess came to our screens in 1961 and now she is back, as spitefully glamorous as ever. The film also stars Emma Thompson, Joel Fry Paul, Walter Hauser and Mark Strong. On screens May 28th.
Fast and Furious 9
The ninth installment of the well loved franchise is coming and it will be as dramatic as ever, if not moreso. In this movie we meet Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) estranged brother Jakob played by none other than (recorders at the ready) John Cena! Jakob is one of the world’s most deadly assassins and a high performance driver who comes up against Dominics crew and family members. Oh, and one more thing, we might just be seeing the return of suspected, long dead crew member, Han Lue!
Hitting screens May 28th.
So there you have it, that’s the Spring 2021 movie round up. We’ll be back to tell you all about Summer but we can’t give it all away that easily can we?
What movie are you most looking forward to seeing?