With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many cinephiles and movie fanatics have been left heartbroken as many cinemas pushed for closure and the movie industry delayed some of its film production for their most anticipated movies.
And while streaming services like YouTube and Netflix may have provided an impressive list of movie titles to entertain us throughout the year, we still can’t deny the fact that we all miss the whole cinema experience— the smell of the popcorn by the ticket booth, the excitement we feel as we wait outside the theater, and the thrilling experience of being one with the crowd while giving out loud reactions to certain movie scenes. (Read: 5 Much-Awaited Movies of 2020 That Are Now Available Online)
Luckily, as we look forward to a vaccine for COVID-19, we can now look ahead to 2021 as the year of movies and entertainment. Right now, the 2021 movie titles look promising. Let’s take a look at some of them!
2021 Movies: Raya and the Last Dragon
Raya and the Last Dragon is an upcoming American animated film produced by Walt Disney and is initially scheduled to be released on March 12, 2021. The film features the story of Raya, a lone warrior whose mission is to track down the legendary last dragon in a bid to save Kumandra and unite its lands. (Read: Filipino Animations Are Coming to Netflix!)
The film is directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada with Paul Briggs and John Ripa as co-directors. It is produced by Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho, and features the voices of Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as the last dragon Sisu.
2021 Movies: A Quiet Place Part II
In this sequel to the surprise 2018 horror hit, A Quiet Place, actors Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe reunited as the members of the Abbott Family who survived in an apocalyptic world where alien monsters hunt for prey using only sound. The second installment, A Quiet Place Part II, will show the family’s journey out of their “safe zone,” quickly realizing that there’s more danger they need to face. The movie is set to premiere on April 23, 2021. (Read: 5 Movies That Predicted an Outbreak Like COVID-19)
2021 Movies: Black Widow
The much-awaited solo movie of female hero Black Widow from the Marvel superhero franchise will also premiere in 2021. The film will feature the story of Natasha Romanoff (played by Scarlett Johansson) following the events that took place after Captain America: Civil War. The movie is set to premiere on May 7, 2021.