2020 was a particularly cruel year for the cinema: the COVID emergency has brought cinemas and productions to their knees, forcing the former to close or open in fits and starts and the latter to stop shooting and postpone many highly anticipated releases. So what to expect from this 2021?
The year that has just begun should, barring complications, bring with it the arrival of quite a few films postponed in recent months: among the major productions, the most anticipated titles are obviously those of Dune (1 October), Matrix 4 (December 22), No Time to Die (April 2), Spider-Man 3 (December 17) and Mission: Impossible 7 (November 19), but the list, of course, doesn't end there.
In fact, 2021 should also be the year of Uncharted (July 16), The Kings's Man - Le Origini (March 12) and A Quiet Place 2 (April 23), as well as of Black Widow (7 maggio), Godzilla vs Kong (May 21) and Cruella (May 28). Space obviously also for animation, with Raya and the Last Dragon (March 5) and Luca (June 18) to be the masters.
Marvel again: July 9 will in fact be the moment of Shang-Chi, while The Eternals will debut next November 5; on October 8, however, we will finally see Jared Leto in the role of Morbius. On the DC front, August 6 will instead be the turn of the highly anticipated The Suicide Squad di James Gunn, while the nostalgic of the 90s will find bread for their teeth with Space Jam 2 (July 16).
It's Italy? Our country also has its say, mainly with those Diabolik by Manetti Bros. which, like the Freaks Out by Gabriele Mainetti, however, does not yet have a release date. The same is also true for Wes Anderson's highly anticipated return with The French Dispatch. In short, the premises for a slap-up cinematic 2021 are all there: let's hope that, unlike last year, everything goes the right way! In the meantime, we recommend that cinephiles take a look at the MUBI catalog.