It’s pretty usual for movies to jump around the calendar deciding release dates, but COVID-19 has shown a unique set of circumstances. A lot of the movies that are finally coming out in 2021 were supposed to come out in 2020, and while the vaccine is already being distributed around the world, producers are still not sure if people will feel safe returning to theatres.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of release dates that are prone to change, especially in early 2021. We’ll make sure this calendar is updated with the latest news as we get it.
No Time to Die
The 25th movie in the James Bond franchise, with the lead actor Daniel Craig is most likely the last of his action as the iconic spy, shows Bond’s retirement cut short in Jamaica just after an old friend, Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright), is looking for help. The mission to save a kidnapped scientist puts 007 in direct conflict with Safin (Rami Malek), a mysterious masked villain with lethal technology.
A Quiet Place Part II
In “A Quiet Place Part II,” Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe reprise their roles as family members who must remain silent while avoiding deadly monsters in a dystopian world. Despite the fact that John Krasinski’s character died in the first film, he returned to direct the sequel.
Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow is finally getting her own film. The long-awaited Marvel film, which also stars David Harbour, Florence Pugh, and O-T Fagbenle, takes place after “Captain America: Civil War” from 2016. In this film, Natasha Romanoff will be forced to confront her past as a spy, long before she became an Avenger.
Godzilla vs. Kong
The crossover sequel to “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” and “Kong: Skull Island,” which will premiere on HBO Max and in theatres, sees the iconic monsters square off in an epic battle for the ages, with humanity hoping to wipe out both of them in order to win the planet back.
Fast & Furious 9
This ninth movie of the beloved action franchise follows Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel, as he rallies his crew and family to take on one of the world’s most skilled assassins and high-performance drivers — his estranged brother, Jakob, played by John Cena. Han Lue, a fan favourite character who was thought to be long dead, makes a comeback in the new film.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Tom Hardy returns as the classic Spider-Man villain, this time ready to take on Woody Harrelson’s superpowered serial killer Carnage. The sequel is directed by Andy Serkis, and fans believe it will pave the way for more Marvel crossovers in the future.
The third “Spider-Man” movie with lead actor Tom Holland, is already getting everyone excited at the seemingly endless rumors that the villains from past movies are returning. Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus from “Spider-Man 2” starring Tobey Maguire and Jamie Foxx’s Electro from Andrew Garfield’s “Amazing Spider-Man 2” will repeat their roles in this ambitious, fan-favourite superhero film.