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Top 10 most anticipated films of 2021


Cinema suffered a great deal in the last year. Due to its shutting down for the most part of the year, the release of a lot of films had to be postponed. And while these films have found a release date in 2021, there is no certainty, even though vaccines have started rolling out. Hollywood is still being optimistic by slotting movies for the year, but Bollywood is holding out, keeping its calendar empty.

If 2021 goes as planned, this year has tonnes in store, especially in terms of cinema. New Matrix, Spider-Man, Mission: Impossible films will be out, among others. For Superhero fans, four new Marvel movies, two new Sony Marvel movies, and one new DC movie can be looked forward to. We can anticipate new franchises along with rebooting of old ones.

The release date of the films mentioned below is for theatres in the US. Anything else will be explicitly stated.

The White Tiger

This adaptation of the 2008 Booker Prize-winning Aravind Adiga novel stars debutant Adarsh Gourav with Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao in the supporting roles. The film is about a village boy who works as a chauffeur to a rich landlord. The film is expected to be released on January 22, 2021, on Netflix.


Tom & Jerry

This live-action animated adventure is set in the city of New York against the backdrop of an Indian wedding. The movie is essentially about an event planner (Chloë Grace Moretz), who teams up with a cat to hunt down a mouse, unaware of their pre-existing relationship. This entertainer is set to release on February 26, 2021, on HBO Max.

Last Night in Soho

This next Edgar Wright film involves time travel and is about a modern-day fashion design enthusiast who goes back to the 60s and has an encounter with her singer idol. With a star cast of Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, and Terence Stamp, the film releases on April 23, 2021, and is expected to be a blockbuster hit.

Black Widow

Black Widow won’t be the first of Marvel’s Phase Four entry, thanks to COVID-19. The film is set not long after Captain America: Civil War and follows Scarlett Johansson’s character, where she is forced to face her past. The film also stars Florence Pugh, David Harbour, and Rachel Weisz and is set to release on May 7, 2021.

The Suicide Squad

This reboot of DC’s Suicide Squad is directed by Guardians of Galaxy writer-director James Gunn. The movie is about a ’70s-inspired war, which sends Task Force X to destroy a prison on a South American island. What has been revealed by Gunn is that most of them will most likely die. This John Cena, Margot Robbie, and Idris Elba starrer is expected to release on August 6, 2021.


This sports biopic stars Ajay Devgn and Syed Abdul Rahim, who is considered the architect of modern Indian football and started the national team’s golden era, between 1952 and 1962. The film is directed by Amit Sharma and is expected to release on October 15, 2021.

Mission: Impossible 7

The expectations with this one are pretty high, especially with Tom Cruise and writer-director Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, and Esai Morales along with its previous stars Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Vanessa Kirby, the film will release on November 19, 2021.

Spider-Man 3

This final MCU movie of 2021 is expected to be completely crazy. This sequel of Spider-Man: Far From Home will have all three eras of Spider-Man along with their love interests and villains. It is expected to release on December 17, 2021.

The Matrix 4

This Keanu Reaves and Carrie-Anne Moss film is the fourth in this pioneering sci-fi franchise. While not much is known of its plot, what is known is that it stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jada Pinkett Smith, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, among others, and is set to release on December 22, 2021.

Laal Singh Chaddha

This Aamir Khan starrer is a remake of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Grump. It runs through the events of Indian history and stars Kareena Kapoor Khan as the love interest. This film is all set to release on December 24, 2021.