• Alicia Dieguez

MOVIES TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS YEAR

We all know 2020 robbed us of many opportunities and experiences. One of those being a night out or date to the movie theatre. Production was on pause for months for some of our favorite tv shows. Meaning, production and premiere dates for movies we had been anticipating was also on pause. However, some movies still premiered through streaming services such as HBO Max.


With Covid-19 vaccines rolling out fast and positive test results continuing to decline, shuttered movie theaters are beginning to reopen their doors. Film lovers can now enjoy a blockbuster movie in a dark room with their go-to snacks in hand and in company of some of their favorite people. This year we will see the debuts of long-awaited sequels such as A Quiet Place Part II and Space Jam: A New Legacy.


Just a couple of days ago, Disney announced Black Widow will hit the big screens this summer. Movie goers will also have the option to go watch the live-action Cruella, in theaters on May 28th. For Broadway fans, early June will bring Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights.


Godzilla vs. Kong (March 25)

The crossover sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island is set to debut on both HBO Max and in theaters this Thursday. Fanatics will get to see these two iconic monsters square off in what's expected to be an epic battle -- all while humanity hopes to wipe them both out and take back the planet.


Cruella (May 28)

One of our favorites to watch on the screen, Emma Stone is portraying one of Disney's favorite villains, Cruella de Vil. The movie is set against the punk and fashion scenes of 1970s London. Cruella will premiere both on Disney+ and theaters.


A Quiet Place Part II (May 28)

We will soon again see the the Abbott family -- played by Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe -- facing new terrors of the outside world as they fight for survival in absolute silence. As they are forced to venture into the unknown, they realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats to them. You can watch the trailer here.


Ghostbusters: Afterlife (June 11)

Picking up over 30 years after 1989's Ghostbusters II, the upcoming installment of the franchise follows a family that moves to a small town to discover their connection to the ghost-catching business. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts reprise their roles from the original movie as they’re joined by Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, and Carrie Coon. You can watch the trailer here.


In the Heights (June 17)

For our musical fans, this Lin-Manuel Miranda produced musical drama will debut both on HBO Max and in theaters. Based on Miranda's musical of the same name, In the Heights will take us through New York City's Dominican American neighborhood of Washington Heights.


Fast & Furious 9 (June 25)

The ninth installment of the action franchise will again follow Dominic Toretto along with his crew and family members. They join forces to battle one of the world's most talented assassins and high-performance drivers -- Toretto's estranged brother, Jakob. Fast & Furious 9 will also see the return of Han Lue, a fan-favorite character thought to be long-dead.



Space Jam: A New Legacy (July 16)

NBA star LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes crew for this highly anticipated and long-awaited sequel to the 1996 classic. Space Jam: A New Legacy will debut on HBO Max and theaters. The family-friendly comedy will include NBA players like Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, and



Black Widow (July 9)

One of the movies Marvel fans have been waiting for, for what it seems like to be decades, is finally set to hit the screens this summer. Scarlett Johansson is finally getting a standalone Black Widow movie. We will see Natasha Romanoff on the run and forced to confront her past as a spy, long before she became an Avenger.


The Suicide Squad (August 6)

Premiering on both HBO Max and in theaters, the "Suicide Squad" will serve as a standalone sequel following the comic book roots of Harley Quinn and her gang of super villains. Therefore, it will steer away from continuing the narrative of the 2016 film. The Suicide Squad star-studded cast will feature Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, Sylvester Stallone, and more.



No Time to Die (October 8)

The James Bond franchise will be premiering its 25th movie starring Daniel Craig in what is likely to be his last tour as the iconic spy. We will see Bong trying to enjoy retirement in Jamaica when an old friend, Felix Leiter comes to him for help. Watch the trailer here.



Mission: Impossible 7 (November 19)

Ethan Hunt is back yet again to save the world in the latest impossible mission. There aren't many details regarding Mission: Impossible 7, other than it is set to release in theaters on November 19. Click here to watch the trailer.



West Side Story (December 10)

This long-awaited adaption to the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zelger will hit the theaters at the end of this year. This new adaption is expected to closely mirror the 1961 film. Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the 1961 film will also appear in a supporting role.




Spider-Man: No Way Home (December 17)

The third Spider-Man film led by Tom Holland is already making fans excited at the rumors about returning villains from past movies. Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man 2 starring Tobey Maguire and Electro from Amazing Spider-Man 2 starring Andrew Garfield will reprise their roles in this upcoming universe-crossing superhero film. Spider-Man: No Way Home will make its way to a big screen near you right before Christmas.


The Tragedy of Macbeth (TBA)

Is there not a single character Denzel Washington cannot portray? Based on the famous Shakespeare play, the yet to be dated film will feature Oscar winner Denzel Washington in the title role. Frances McDormand will play Lady Macbeth with Brendan Gleeson as King Duncan and Corey Hawkins as Macduff.






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