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Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies To be Released in 2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 has seen almost no production in the movie industry. So, it has been somewhat of a lost year — a development that has made the theatrical releases of many movies pushed back to 2021.

Thus, 2021 — one year into the new decade — could rank among the biggest blockbuster years ever in the movie industry. The movie releases billed for 2021 are so exciting, and we simply can’t wait to see them.

From The Last Duel, to Mortal Kombat, The King’s Man, Jackass 4, and others, here’s a list of the top 10 most anticipated movies to be released in 2021:

#1) The Last Duel

  • To be: Jan 8, 2021
  • Directed by: Ridley Scott
  • Starring: Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck, Jodie Comer

It’s now 2 years since Ridley Scott achieved the unthinkable and reshot All the Money in The World weeks prior to its release date. However, this time around, the actor plans to race against history with this upcoming Edwardian tale of knights & maidens.

The last duel trailer

#2) Mortal Kombat 2021

  • To be: Jan 15, 2021
  • Directed by: Simon McQuoid
  • Starring: Joe Taslim, Lewis Tan, Ludi Lin, Elissa Cadwell, Mechad Brooks, Josh Lawson, Ng Chin Han, Jessica McNamee, Max Huang, Sisi Stringer, Hiroyuki Sanada

Mortal Kombat 2021 Official Trailer

Have you been waiting for the inexorable Mortal Kombat reboot? 2021 has got your back. Featuring Lewis Tan, Joe Taslim, Mechad Brooks, and some other big movie stars, the latest franchise instalment promises to offer all you need in a fantasy martial arts action film. 

#3) The King’s Man (2021)

  • To be: Feb 12, 2021 (rescheduled from Sept 18, 2020)
  • Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
  • Starring: Harris Dickinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson,Ralph Fiennes,  Matthew Goode, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Brühl, Charles Dance, Djimon Hounsou, Stanley Tucci

The king’s Man Official Trailer 2021

Though both a 3rd instalment of the Kingsman franchise and a Statesman offshoot are still in the works, fans will first be offered a taste of how the entire concept was conceived from the beginning with this prequel, which was set in the early 1900s. The King’s Man is also one of the top 10 most anticipated movies to be released in 2021.

#4) Masters of the Universe (2021)

  • To be: Mar 5, 2021
  • Directed by: Adam and Aaron Nee
  • Starring: TBD

Masters of universe official trailer

The She-Ra reboot has been making waves on Netflix, so it’s normal to expect He-Man to follow it. In the wake of the ‘87 cult film flopped at the box office, the stage is now set for a reboot which puts all that campy goodness on screen.

#5) Jackass 4 

  • To be: Mar 5, 2021
  • Directed by: TBD
  • Starring: TBD

Paramount has formally announced a release date of March 5, 2021, for Jackass 4; let’s wait and see who will be on board.

#6) F9 (2021)

  • To be: Apr 2, 2021
  • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, John Cena, Lucas Black

One of the top 10 most anticipated movies to be released in 2021, this movie was initially billed to open in May 2020. However, it was postponed for almost a year to take the slot originally reserved for Fast & Furious 10.

#7) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

  • To be: Jul 9, 2021 (previously May 7, 2021)
  • Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Starring: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung

After bringing Bryan Stevenson’s true story to screen in 2020’s Just Mercy, Destin Daniel Cretton is set to join the big leagues for his upcoming film project, Shang-Chi. It’s definitely one of the fascinating movies coming out in 2021 to watch out for!

#8) Space Jam 2 (2021)

  • To be: Jul 16, 2021
  • Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
  • Starring: LeBron James, Don Cheadle

Talking about old stories for new audiences, LeBron James‘ much-anticipated sequel to Space Jam will finally hit screens in 2021. Space Jam 2 will be a blockbuster movie in 2021.

#9) Sherlock Holmes 3

  • To be: Dec 22, 2021
  • Directed by: TBD
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Jude Law

Since Robert Downey Jr. is free from the MCU, now is the perfect time to finally release the long-awaited sequel to Sherlock Holmes. In 2012, it’ll have been 10 years since he and Jude Law last had their mischievous friendship in Victorian England.

#10) Black Adam (2021)

  • To be: TBD (previously slated for Dec 22, 2021)
  • Directed by: TBD
  • Starring: Dwayne Johnson

Since at least as early as 2014, Dwayne Johnson has been attached to feature in Black Adam. However, in 2021, the actor will finally appear in the movie and formally join the DCEU as the all-powerful antihero. It’s time he got to act as the superhero everyone knows him to be!

On that note, we bring to an end this write-up on the top 10 most anticipated movies to be released in 2021. These upcoming movies in 2021 are sure to delight you, which we hope can compensate for all the fun you missed in the movie industry in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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