New movies coming out in 2021: Netflix, Marvel and postponed blockbusters

It’s been over a year since the coronavirus pandemic closed movie theaters and threw blockbuster release dates into turmoil. James Bond adventure No Time to Die and Marvel’s Black Widow are just some of the postponed films, while big-budget flicks like Without Remorse, Mortal Kombat and Godzilla vs Kong are exploding onto streaming services. We’ve got you covered: These are the latest movie release dates for 2021 and beyond.

If you can’t make it to the movies, smash hit Godzilla vs. Kong and the reworked Snyder Cut of superhero team-up Justice League are streaming now, with new titles like Black Widow, Dune, The Suicide Squad and The Matrix 4 set to premiere on streaming services like Disney Plus or HBO Max at the same time they hit theaters.

The Woman in the Window (May 14, 2021)

Amy Adams plays an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a horrific crime through the window of her New York apartment. Based on the bestseller by Tracy Letts, this Netflix film also stars Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Julianne Moore.

Army of the Dead (May 21, 2021)

Zack Snyder brings the zombie genre back to life with an all-action undead heist film on Netflix.

Spiral (May 21, 2021)

A rebirth of the Saw franchise starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson, originally slated for May 2020.

Original release date: May 15, 2020

Infinite (June, 2021)

Action man Mark Wahlberg headlines the eternal story of a man who learns that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives.

Original release date: August 2020

A Quiet Place Part II (May 28, 2021)

John Krasinski directs Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy in A Quiet Place 2, a post-apocalyptic tale of a world in which noise equals death. The near-silent sequel was postponed barely a week before its release. Seeing the chilling first movie in a packed theater was an important part of the experience, partly because of the tension of trying to eat your snacks very, very quietly.

Original release date: March 2020

Cruella (May 28, 2021)

Emma Stone stars as a young Cruella De Vil in Disney’s latest live-action prequel, this time putting a new spin on animated classic 101 Dalmatians. It’s out on Disney Plus the same day it opens in theaters. 

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (June 4, 2021)

The third film to star Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as real-life ghosthunters Ed and Lorraine Warren, based on the chilling true story of a murder trial in which the defendant claimed demonic possession.

Original release date: September 2020

Samaritan (June 4, 2021)

Sylvester Stallone is an aging superhero in this dark take on superheroics.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (June 16, 2021)

Salma Hayek joins Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson as they reteam for this bullet-riddled action comedy sequel.

Original release date: August 2020

In the Heights (June 18, 2021)

This adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony-winning musical is helmed by Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu, and stars Anthony Ramos from the Broadway cast of Hamilton.

Original release date: June 2020

Luca (June 18, 2021) 

Pixar animated adventure featuring aquatic creatures finding their feet on the Italian Riviera. It releases exclusively on Disney Plus. 

F9 (June 25, 2021)

Starring Vin Diesel, John Cena and Charlize Theron, the ninth Fast and Furious film was one of the first to reschedule, taking the bold step of moving nearly a year to April 2021 — a date previously earmarked for the next film in the Fast Saga. There’s no word yet on when that 10th and final film will be released.

Original release date: May 2020

Zola (June 30, 2021)

A riotous story told through a series of viral tweets inspired this tale of a wild weekend in Florida. 

The Tomorrow War (July 2, 2021)

Chris Pratt headlines this original sci-fi action film about a time-traveling warrior, which streams on Amazon Prime Video instead of opening in theaters as planned.

Original release date: Dec. 25, 2020

Minions: The Rise of Gru (July 2, 2021)

Animated sequel/spinoff Minions: The Rise of Gru was set to be released in the US in July 2020.

Original release date: July 3, 2020

Black Widow (July 9, 2021)

Scarlett Johansson headlines Marvel’s Black Widow delving into the Russian super-assassin’s origins. Originally scheduled for May 2020, it’s been been pushed back in a reshuffle of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe schedule. That pushed back sequels for Captain Marvel, Thor and Doctor Strange over the next couple of years. Black Widow arrives in theaters and on Disney Plus the same day. 

Original release date: May 1, 2020

Space Jam 2: A New Legacy (July 16, 2021)

It’s true: there’s a long-awaited sequel to the basketball-themed 1996 cartoon/live-action Space Jam. Basketball star LeBron James, writer Ryan Coogler and Bugs Bunny lead the Looney Tunes cartoon characters onto the court when the film streams on HBO Max. 

Cinderella (July 16, 2021)

Sony is not having a fairy tale year, delaying this live-action musical.

Original release date: February 2021 

Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins (July 23, 2021)

Henry Golding and Samara Weaving toy with the idea of headlining Snake Eyes, a ninja-focused spinoff from the GI Joe series of toys and movies.

Original release date: October 2020

Old (July 23, 2021)

M. Night Shyamalan writes and directs a new supernatural chiller based on French graphic novel Sandcastle about a group of people who discover a dead body on a beach.

Original release date: Feb. 26, 2021

Jungle Cruise (July 30, 2021)

Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson take a cruise in the jungle, although Disney has pushed their departure date back a whole year. The film will stream on Disney Plus on July 30, the same day it cruises into theaters.

Original release date: July 2020

The Green Knight (July 30, 2021)

Dev Patel is mythic knight Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s headstrong nephew, in this medieval fantasy epic from A24.

Original release date: May 2020

The Suicide Squad (Aug. 6, 2021)

Supervillains steal the spotlight in James Gunn’s anarchic DC comics sequel starring Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, and John Cena. It’s streaming on HBO Max this summer.

Free Guy (Aug. 13, 2021)

This video game-themed action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds was slated for 2020 but will now open this summer.

Original release date: July 3, 2020

Don’t Breathe 2 (Aug. 13, 2021)

This horror sequel sees the return of The Blind Man.

Bios (Aug. 13, 2021)

Tom Hanks is the last man on Earth, hanging out with his faithful robot in this post-apocalyptic drama.

Original release date: October 2020

PAW Patrol: The Movie (Aug. 20, 2021)

Parents get it.

Candyman (Aug. 27, 2021)

This horror remake directed by Nia DaCosta and written by Jordan Peele has been moved a few times, but the hook-handed slasher looks like it’s filled with chills.

Original release date: June 12, 2020

The Beatles: Get Back (Aug. 27, 2021)

Peter Jackson charts the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be in a documentary set to be released by Disney. 

Original release date: September 2020

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (Sept. 3, 2021)

Marvel’s martial arts action movie starring Simu Liu as mystical fighter Shang-Chi has been kicked back a few months by Disney.

Original release date: February 2021

Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Sep. 24, 2021)

The sequel to the 2018 supervillain caper stars Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson as Marvel bad guys Venom and Carnage. Andy Serkis directs. 

Original release date: October 2020  

The Many Saints of Newark (Sept. 24, 2021)

The Many Saints of Newark is a ’60s-set prequel to classic TV series The Sopranos, in which Michael Gandolfini takes on the role of Tony Soprano made famous by his father, James Gandolfini. The original series ushered in the era of prestige TV and enshrined HBO’s reputation, so it’s appropriate the new film will stream on HBO Max.

Original release date: Sept. 25, 2020

No Time to Die (Oct. 8, 2021)

Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007, directed by Cary Fukunaga and co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, was the first major movie to delay release back in March 2020. Craig’s final turn as superspy James Bond will now open more than a year later than originally expected.

Original release date: April 2020

Halloween Kills (Oct. 15, 2021)

This slasher sequel is in the awkward situation that the release date is sort of in the title. You can’t really bump a movie named “Halloween” to February, can you? So Universal pushed it back a whole year to 2021 — which has a knock-on effect for planned threequel, Halloween Ends, now expected in October 2022.

Original release date: Oct. 16, 2020

Dune (Oct. 21, 2021)

As other blockbusters fell away, it felt like Denis Villeneuve’s star-studded new adaptation of the classic Dune sci-fi novels would be the only hope for 2020. But we have to wait to spice things up with Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Charlotte Rampling, Dave Bautista, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson and Stellan Skarsgård. It’ll also stream on HBO Max. 

Original release date: Dec. 18, 2020

Last Night in Soho (Oct. 22, 2021)

Edgar Wright’s new film is a ’60s-set horror flick featuring Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy and former Doctor Who Matt Smith.

Original release date: Sept. 25, 2020

Antlers (Oct. 29, 2021)

When Disney postponed Mulan and New Mutants, it also shelved small-town horror chiller Antlers, produced by Guillermo del Toro.

Original release date: April 17, 2020

Eternals (Nov. 5, 2021)

Marvel’s otherworldly ensemble was intended to open in November 2020, but was bumped a year to make way for Black Widow, et al., to come first.

Original release date: Nov. 6, 2020 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Nov. 11, 2021)

Jason Reitman’s small town-set Ghostbusters resurrection stars Paul Rudd. I ain’t afraid of no postponement!

Original release date: July 10, 2020

Top Gun: Maverick (Nov. 19, 2021)

Tom Cruise feels the need for speed. We’ve waited over 30 years for a sequel to the original 1986 Top Gun, so what’s a few more months?

Original release date: June 2020

King Richard (Nov. 19, 2021)

How do you tell the story of perhaps the greatest ever women athletes? Make it about their dad! Will Smith plays the father of real-life tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams in this HBO Max film.

Original release date: November 2020 

Encanto (Nov. 24, 2021)

Disney’s magical musical from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will cast a spell on Thanksgiving.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (Nov. 24, 2021)

A new movie version of the chilling survival horror game (nothing to do with the enormously successful but not very faithful previous Resident Evil movies movies. Or the rumored Netflix series). 

Original release date: September 2021  

West Side Story (Dec. 10, 2021)

Steven Spielberg’s remake of the legendary musical was originally supposed to fill Disney’s traditional big-money holiday movie slot in 2020, plugging the fallow year between the last Star Wars trilogy ending in 2019 and the Avatar sequels kicking in. Now everything’s been pushed back a year, West Side Story will be Disney family blockbuster for the holidays in 2021. 

Original release date: Dec. 18, 2020

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Dec. 17, 2021)

Rumors say this sequel to Homecoming and Far From Home will see former Spider-men Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield join current incumbent Tom Holland for a multiverse-based web-slinging adventure.

Original release date: July 2020

The Matrix 4 (Dec. 22, 2021)

Keanu Reeves returns to the Matrix in a new cyberpunk action thriller from one of the creators behind the original trilogy, Lana Wachowski. The film will stream on HBO Max too.

Original release date: May 2020

The King’s Man (Dec. 22, 2021)

Ralph Fiennes suits up for The King’s Man, a World War I-era prequel to the sharp-dressed Kingsman series.

Original release date: Sept. 18, 2020

The French Dispatch (unspecified)

Wes Anderson returns with more idiosyncratic art-housery in The French Dispatch, starring Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand. At first, Disney bumped this Fox Searchlight film to October, but then in July took it off the schedule.

Original release date: July 2020

Tomb Raider 2 (unspecified)

There was much excitement when it was announced that Kill List and Rebecca director Ben Wheatley would helm a new adventure for video game superstar Lara Croft. Originally scheduled for March 2021, the sequel starring Alicia Vikander was then taken off the calendar by MGM.

Original release date: March 2021

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