My 56 most anticipated films of 2021

This year, I’ve been a bit overboard with 56 films.
All those films should be released in 2021 but nothing is sure any more, so don’t trust the dates. And, of course, 14 are coming from my expectations of last year.

This year, I’m less interesting by the delta between expectations and reality and will use this list mostly to pick films from the top and just completely avoid the bottom. "Forcing" myself to watch Bloodshot or Wonder Woman last year was not fun.

Dune film

Some novelties: HBO Max is becoming a new channel at the expense of Denis Villeneuve, plenty of science fiction and MCU is back :) alongside Sony’s Marvel :(

  1. Dune by Denis Villeneuve - HBO Max (1 October)
    because SF, Denis Villeneuve, the books and the casting
  2. The Matrix 4 by Lana Wachowski ♀ - HBO Max
    significant part of the cast returns but the question remains: why a sequel?
  3. Kaamelott - Premier volet by Alexandre Astier
    a cult French TV comedy finally got its first feature film, I’m curious
  4. The Batman by Matt Reeves with Robert Pattinson, music by Michael Giacchino
    the best trailer of last year
  5. Mission: Impossible 7 by Christopher McQuarrie
    should be solid regarding the cast and crew, is it the passing of the torch from Tom Cruise?
  6. Last Night in Soho by Edgar Wright (April 23)
  7. Bios by Miguel Sapochnik with Tom Hanks(16 April)
    because SF and music by Gustavo Santaolalla
  8. The Suicide Squad by James Gunn - DCEU - HBO Max
  9. Big Bug by Jean-Pierre Jeunet - Netflix (21 March)
  10. No Time to Die by Cary Joji Fukunaga - James Bond (2 April)
  11. Don’t Look Up by Adam McKay with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Johah Hill - Netflix
  12. The Tomorrow War by Chris McKay with Chris Pratt (23 July)
    because SF
  13. OSS 117: Alerte Rouge en Afrique Noire by Nicolas Bedos
    a sequel to two of the best French films, with a different director, I’m scared
  14. Reminiscence by Lisa Joy with Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson - HBO Max
    because SF
  15. West Side Story by Steven Spielberg (10 December)
  16. Belle by Mamoru Hosoda
  17. The Last Duel by Ridley Scott with Matt Damon and Adam Driver (15 October)
  18. Spider-Man 3 by Jon Watts - Marvel/Sony it’s complicated (17 December)
    let’s see how this multiverse goes and eventually explodes into a Sony/Marvel breakup
  19. Connected - Sony Pictures Animation
  20. Wendell & Wild by Henry Selick with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key - Netflix
  21. The Mauritanian by Kevin Macdonald with Jodie Foster (19 February)
  22. Eternals by Chloé Zhao ♀ - Marvel (5 November)
    This is the weirdest cast
  23. Promising Young Woman by Emerald Fennell ♀ (12 February)
  24. Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinski (2 July)
  25. Raya and the Last Dragon - Disney (12 March)
  26. Luca - Disney/Pixar
  27. Vivo - Sony Pictures Animation (4 June)
  28. Minari by Lee Isaac Chung (12 February)
  29. Ghostbusters: Afterlife by Jason Reitman (11 June)
  30. Deep Water by Adrian Lyne with Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas (13 August)
  31. The Guilty by Antoine Fuqua with Jake Gyllenhaal
  32. The King's Man by Matthew Vaughn (12 February)
  33. Wrath of Man by Guy Ritchie with Jason Statham, remake of Cash Truck (French: Le Convoyeur) (15 January)
  34. Encanto - Disney
  35. Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings by Destin Daniel Cretton - Marvel (9 July)
  36. Chaos Walking by Doug Liman with Mads Mikkelsen, Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley
  37. A Quiet Place Part II by John Krasinski (23 April)
    because of the returning cast but I’m afraid it’s an unnecessary sequel
  38. Malcolm & Marie by Sam Levinson with John David Washington and Zendaya - Netflix (5 February)
  39. Black Widow by Cate Shortland ♀ - Marvel (7 May)
  40. Red Notice by Rawson Marshall Thurber with Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot - Netflix
  41. Uncharted by Ruben Fleischer
  42. Black Adam by Jaume Collet-Serra with Dwayne Johnson - DCEU
  43. Free Guy by Shawn Levy
  44. Cherry by Anthony and Joe Russo with Tom Holland - Apple TV+ (26 February on theatres and 12 March on Apple TV+)
  45. Mortal Kombat by Simon McQuoid - HBO Max
  46. Sherlock Holmes 3 by Dexter Fletcher
  47. Elvis by Baz Luhrmann with Tom Hanks
  48. Coming 2 America by Craig Brewer with Eddie Murphy - Amazon Studios (5 March)
  49. Space Jam: A New Legacy by Malcolm D. Lee with LeBron James
  50. F9 by Justin Lin (1 April)
  51. Godzilla vs Kong by Adam Wingard (21 May)
  52. Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time by Hideaki Anno
  53. Cruella by Craig Gillespie - Disney
  54. Monster Hunter by Paul W.S. Anderson (17 February)
  55. Venom: Let There Be Carnage by Andy Serkis - Sony’s Marvel
  56. Morbius by Daniel Espinosa with Jared Leto - Sony’s Marvel