As if the pandemic and tumult of 2020 weren’t enough, last year also delayed a slew of hotly anticipated films, ranging from action blockbusters such as “Black Widow” and “No Time to Die” to the Timothée Chalamet-led sci-fi epic “Dune,” which will now release both in theaters and on HBO Max in 2021.
With coronavirus vaccinations rolling out fast, shuttered theaters are reopening their doors, letting film lovers view previously delayed releases and new films. The year will also see the debuts of long-awaited sequels, such as “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” as well as documentaries, including “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.”
On March 23, Disney announced an overhaul of its remaining slate of 2021 films. Despite some delays in expected release dates, “Black Widow” will still hit screens come summer. The latest Marvel entry, along with the live-action “Cruella,” will simultaneously release in theaters and on Disney Plus with Premier Access, which costs a $30 rental fee. For Broadway fans, June will bring Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights,” featuring a predominantly Latinx cast, and Ben Platt’s “Dear Evan Hansen” will hit the big screen in September.
Read on to see all the highly anticipated films of 2021.