Disney Is Releasing 21 Movies In 2021 Including Black Widow And Cruella
Yep, things might be a little gloomy at the moment, but Disney is bringing us 21 reasons so stay positive - and they come in the form of some really iconic films.
From live action movies, to theatrical reboots, to animated feature films, Disney already has some absolute classics on its books.
But the new schedule of releases shows we have much to look forward to, with films including Cruella, Deep Water and West Side Story to binge on next year.
Some of these films - like Black Widow and Jungle Cruise - were originally supposed to hit screens this year, but had to delay because of the Covid-19 pandemic halting filming.
But all this means is we have an extra juicy batch of movies to watch in 2021. Every cloud!
The dates listed below are the scheduled US release dates, with several films expecting to be released to UK audiences on the same day. However, the unpredictability of this year shows that literally anything can happen in the world of cinema, so if these dates change for British audiences, we'll be the first to keep you posted.
First up is The King's Man - the third in the intelligence agency franchise, starring Harris Dickinson and Ralph Fiennes and landing on February 12th in the UK.
A synopsis teases: "As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them."
Horror movie Antlers - starring Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons - is also landing on February 19th here in Blighty, centring around a teacher and her brother, who uncover a "dangerous secret" about a student and then get caught in a web of danger.
Plus, we're being treated to a film adaption of West End hit, Everyone's Talking About Jamie.
The film, dropping on February 26th, will star newbie Max Harwood as well as Sarah Lancashire, Lauren Patel, and Richard E. Grant, and follow the life of Jamie New, a 16-year-old who wants to become a drag queen.
Meanwhile, animated fantasy film Raya and the Last Dragon is scheduled to be released on March 12th. The hotly- anticipated film is made by the directors of Frozen - Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins.
It's about a land called Kumandra, where a warrior named Raya (Kelly Marie Tran) lives, as she goes about searching for the last dragon in the world.
Loren Bouchard's Bob's Burgers movie is hitting screens on April 9th, after much fanfare. It was originally tipped for July 2020.
And it'll be closely followed by Ron's Gone Wrong on April 23rd - an animated film starring Thomas Barbusca about a boy and his malfunctioning robot pal.
Marvel hit Black Widow is next on May 7th, featuring some big names including David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, and Rachel Weisz as well as Scarlett Johansson.
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In the Marvel Universe, the movie takes place between 2016's Captain America: Civil War and 2018's Avengers: Infinity War, and we see Natasha Romanoff join many of her old allies to fight a villain named Taskmaster.
And hold onto your puppies, because Cruella is out on May 28th, with Emma Stone starring as the titular role in the 101 Dalmatians live action origin film.
Luca drops on June 18th - a hit from Pixar about a little boy who spends his summer with a sea monster.
Meanwhile, Shang Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings drops on July 9th, and tells the story of the Master of Kung Fu.
On July 30th, Jungle Cruise comes out, which is a movie based off Disney Parks' own attraction.
It stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a 1930s riverboat captain exploring the jungle, and he's joined by the likes of Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Paul Giamatti, Édgar Ramírez, and Jesse Plemons.
Deep Water drops on August 13th, and centres around a couple who have fallen out of love and end up playing dark and manipulative mind games. The movie is based on the Patricia Highsmith book, and stars Ben Affleck, Tracy Letts, and Ana de Armas.
The Beatles: Get Back drops on August 27th, and the docu-film uses 55 hours old footage and audio recordings from behind-the-scenes during the making of album "Let It Be", as well as their very last live concert on London's Savile Row.
Meanwhile, The Last Duel drops on October 15th - a 14th century feature film about two knights who must work together in the toughest of circumstances. Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Jodie Comer star.
There are also two untitled 20th Century Fox movies which are in the works for September 10th, 2021 and December 3rd, 2021, so we'll have to keep an eye out for those.
Eternals is scheduled to drop on November 5th, and it's set to depict a group of immortal beings created by gods.
The cast includes Richard Madden, Kit Harrington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Henry Tyree, Salma Hayek, Don Lee, and Angelina Jolie.
And in another remake of a classic, West Side Story drops on December 10th.
Directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, the retelling of the 1961 movie centres around two lovers from rival New York street gangs back in the 50s.
Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler star as Tony and Maria, while Ariana DeBose, Corey Stoll, Brian d'Arcy James, and Rita Moreno also feature.
There are also three movies with dates to be confirmed that have been teased on the list.
An untitled live action Disney movie is on the cards (here's hoping it's Little Mermaid, which doesn't yet have a release date).
Plus, Wes Anderson's 10th movie The French Dispatch is airing at some point next year, after delays due to Covid-19.
The Eyes of Tammy Faye is the last movie on the list so far, based on the documentary of the same name which looks into televangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker.
We're sure this list will grow as time goes on, but this will certainly keep us ticking over...
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