For all of the constant talk about “the death of cinema,” due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 was yet another incredible year at the movies. Some of the most interesting and remarkable movies were released just to remind us nothing can kill the entertainment industry.
In that light, it’s hard not to get excited about what 2021 might have in store. We at naijmobile.com are pretty excited and want you to feel the same way too. Below are 10 mind-blowing movies you should watch out for this year.
- Release Date : April 23, 2021
- Director: John Krasinski
- Film series: A Quiet Place
- Screenplay: John Krasinski
- Producers: John Krasinski, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form
The Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
- Release Date: April 29, 2021
- Director: Cate Shortland
- Budget: $150–200 million
- Music composed by: Lorne Balfe
- Screenplay: Stan Lee, Jac Schaeffer, Ned Benson, Eric Pearson, Don Heck, Don Rico
Natasha Romanova will play the role of Black Widow in this action-packed movie. At birth she is given to the KGB, which grooms her to become its ultimate operative. However, things turn sour when the U.S.S.R. breaks up as government tries to eliminate her as she became a freelance operative.
3. Fast and Furious 9
- Release Date: May 28, 2021
- Director: Justin Lin
- Film series: Fast & Furious
- Producers: Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, Samantha Vincent, Clayton Townsend, Neal H. Moritz, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth
- Production companies: Universal Pictures, One Race Films, Original Film, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films
Dominic Toretto and his crew come together to battle the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered — his forsaken brother. F9 was originally scheduled for worldwide release in April 2019, but was delayed several times, first due to the release of Hobbs & Shaw (2019) and prospective release of No Time to Die (2021), and then the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now officially scheduled for release on May 28, 2021.
4. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- Release date: July 9, 2021
- Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
- Producer: Kevin Feige
- Production company: Marvel Studios
- Based on: Shang-Chi; by: Steve Englehart; Jim Starlin
This superhero film revolves around Shang-Chi a master of numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gun, nunchaku, and jian.
5. Raya and The Last Dragon
- Release date: March 5, 2021
- Directors: Carlos López Estrada, Don Hall
- Screenplay: Adele Lim, Qui Nguyen
- Production companies: Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures
- Producers: Peter Del Vecho, Osnat Shurer
Disney’s latest 3D animation film will tell the story of a land where long ago dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity from evil monsters. Now, the monsters have returned, a young girl Raya and Awkwafina, the last dragon known to exist, will have to save the world.
- Release date: June 18, 2021
- Director: Enrico Casarosa
- Producer: Andrea Warren
- Cast: John Ratzenberger
- Production companies: Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures
- Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
This highly anticipated animation movie tells the story of a young boy named Luca enjoying a blissful summer with a new friend, Alberto. But Alberto is hiding a secret: he’s actually a sea monster.
7. Mission: Impossible 7
- Release date: November 19, 2021
- Director: Christopher McQuarrie
- Film series: Mission: Impossible
- Production company: Skydance Media
- Producers: Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison
The forthcoming seventh installment in the long-running action franchise sees Tom Cruise reprise his role as daredevil IMF agent. Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to be released on November 19, 2021, by Paramount Pictures. A direct sequel, also directed by McQuarrie, will be released on November 4, 2022.
- Release date: November 5, 2021
- Director: Chloé Zhao
- Story by: Jack Kirby
- Based on: Eternals; by Jack Kirby
- Budget: 200 million USD
This movie features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years.
9. The Matrix 4
- Release date: December 22, 2021
- Directed by: Lana Wachowski
- Film series: The Matrix
- Producers: Lana Wachowski, Grant Hill
- Production companies: Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Silver Pictures
The Matrix 4 is an upcoming American science fiction action film and the fourth installment in The Matrix franchise. The film is produced, co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski, who co-directed and co-wrote three of the previous films with her sister Lilly.
10. Coming to America 2
- Release date: February 19th, 2021
- Director: Craig Brewer
- Screenplay: Kenya Barris, David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein
- Story by: Eddie Murphy, David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein
- Producers: Eddie Murphy, Kevin Misher
This interesting and comic movie tells the story of Prince Akeem returning to America to search for his long-lost son. Coming 2 America is an upcoming American comedy film directed by Craig Brewer, from a screenplay by Kenya Barris, Barry W. Blaustein, and David Sheffield, and a story by Blaustein, Sheffield, and Justin Kanew, based on characters created by Eddie Murphy.