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The most anticipated movies moved from 2020 to 2021

Film studios this 12 months needed to shuffle the discharge dates for a few of 2020’s most anticipated movies. This is 14 films pushed to 2021 we’re most wanting ahead to.

WASHINGTON — When 2020 began, the 12 months was shaping as much as be an enormous one for films. However like most issues, the coronavirus pandemic threw an enormous wrench into these plans.

With theaters shut down for months, studios had been pressured to remake rigorously laid out plans and shuffled the discharge dates for among the 12 months’s most anticipated movies.

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” tried to cleared the path again to “regular” with a reasonably typical theatrical launch in September, however most bigger releases have been postponed or detoured to digital, typically whereas nonetheless taking part in in theaters abroad.

RELATED: Launching in U.S. theaters, ‘Tenet’ tallies $20.2 million

With moviegoers hesitant to return to theaters to this point, studios are banking on that angle altering earlier than a slew of 2020 films premiere on the brand new 2021 dates.

However at the very least one studio appears to be acknowledging any full rebound for cinemas continues to be a 12 months or extra away. Warner Bros. Photos not too long ago introduced all its 2021 movie slate will stream on HBO Max on the identical time the movies play in theaters. Whether or not different Hollywood studios plan to comply with their lead stays to be seen.

RELATED: Warner Bros. will launch all 2021 movies on each HBO Max and in theaters

Listed here are among the largest movies that obtained bumped from 2020 to 2021.

“The King’s Man”

Unique Launch Date: September 18, 2020

New Launch Date: February 12, 2021

Ralph Fiennes stars in a prequel to the vastly profitable “Kingsman” collection. Set a century earlier than the unique franchise begins, the spy movie provides followers a style of how a gaggle of troopers got here to type the group referred to as the Kingsmen.

A 3rd installment to the “Kingsman” franchise can be within the works, in addition to a spin-off collection concerning the American equal of the group of spies, the “Statesmen.”

“Morbius”

Unique Launch Date: July 31, 2020

New Launch Date: March 19, 2021

After the success of 2018’s “Venom,” Sony introduced plans for extra movies primarily based on characters linked to Spider-man. The primary of these movies, “Morbius” is about to premiere in early 2021 however may get pushed again once more relying on the COVID-19 scenario.

Jared Leto is tapped to play the titular blood-sucking antihero. There’s been no phrase on the official plot of the movie to this point, however in accordance with comedian e-book canon, Morbius was a biochemist who acquires highly effective skills and a starvation for blood after efforts to remedy his blood dysfunction go awry. The character has been each ally and foe to Spider-Man.

“No Time to Die” 

Unique Launch Date: April 8, 2020

New Launch Date: April 2, 2021

James Bond’s retirement has been lower brief and he is thrust again into motion within the subsequent Bond outing, “No Time to Die.”

After leaving energetic service, Bond’s “peace is short-lived when his previous buddy Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for assist.” Leiter’s look leads Bond onto a mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist. 

The movie options the thrilling addition of Lashana Lynch, who’s extensively reported to take over the 007 undercover agent code since Bond is “retired” when the movie begins. The primary trailer for the movie confirmed Lynch’s character is a 00 agent, nevertheless it would not specify which one.

“No time to Die” is anticipated to be Daniel Craig’s final James Bond movie, earlier than the subsequent actor takes over the function of the long-lasting character.

“A Quiet Place Half 2” 

Unique Launch Date: March 20, 2020

New Launch Date: April 23, 2021

John Krasinski returns to direct and Emily Blunt, who’s married to Krasinski, stars within the second installment of the hit horror movie. After the lethal occasions of the primary movie, the Abbott household should now face the surface world as they proceed to combat for his or her survival. The movie additionally teases new foes other than the monsters seen within the first movie.

Though this sequel was delayed to 2021, Krasinski saved busy when the coronavirus lockdowns hit by launching a feel-good weekly net collection referred to as “Some Good Information.” Whereas there have been simply eight episodes, the present featured a promenade, a commencement, a “Hamilton” efficiency and even an “Workplace” reunion for a Zoom wedding ceremony.

“Black Widow” 

Unique Launch Date: April 8, 2020

New Launch Date: Might 7, 2021

Scarlett Johansson is lastly starring in her personal standalone Marvel movie…even when it’s popping out a 12 months later than deliberate. “Black Widow” shouldn’t be a sequel or a prequel, however a filler. Marvel execs mentioned final summer time that the story takes place someday within the two years whereas she is in exile between 2016’s “Captain America: Civil Struggle” and 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity Struggle,” in accordance with Digital Spy.

The trailers launched to this point have featured Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova, a former foe turned ally of Natasha Romanoff. Within the comics, Belova turned the second Black Widow. The movie is rumored to function a manner of establishing Belova to hitch the Avengers in future films following Johansson’s exit from the franchise.

“Godzilla v. Kong”

Unique Launch Date: November 20, 2020

New Launch Date: Might 21, 2021

The climactic movie in Warner Bros.’ MonsterVerse collection is coming in Might 2021. The movie follows this 12 months’s “Godzilla: King of Monsters,” the place Godzilla defeats Ghidora, turning into Alpha of all Titans on Earth.

Footage proven at Brazil’s Comedian-Con reveals that King Kong is now the identical dimension as Godzilla, so followers are certain to see an epic battle between the 2 monsters.

“F9” 

Unique Launch Date: Might 20, 2020

New Launch Date: Might 28, 2021

The ninth “Quick & Livid” film was all set to rev up the Summer season 2020 field workplace when the coronavirus pandemic hit. As a substitute, the movie was parked for a 12 months. This time across the crew will face off towards Dominic Toretto’s brother, performed by former WWE famous person John Cena. Primarily based on the movie’s official trailer, which got here in at practically 4-minutes lengthy, “F9” is assured to be simply as wild because the franchise’s first eight movies.


“Within the Heights” 

Unique Launch Date: June 26, 2020

New Launch Date: June 18, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony award-winning musical “Within the Heights” is getting a movie adaptation.

The story of “Within the Heights” is about “a block that was disappearing,” star Anthony Ramos explains to a gaggle of youngsters within the film’s trailer. “A barrio referred to as Washington Heights, the streets they had been product of music.”

The film is directed by John Chu, who additionally directed “Loopy Wealthy Asians.” He describes the musical as “a fantastic story about change,” in accordance with VARIETY.

When the choice was made to push the film to 2021, Chu tweeted that the movie “didn’t take 10 years to get made solely to be left in half-empty theaters w/o the group it deserves.”

The unique musical was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and was a precursor to Miranda’s mega-hit “Hamilton” musical.

Initially, a filmed-version of “Hamilton” was set to be launched in October 2021 however Disney determined to launch it early on Disney Plus to present followers a little bit of a vibrant spot in 2020.

“High Gun: Maverick”

Unique Launch Date: June 26, 2020

New Launch Date: July 2, 2021

After greater than three many years (and a pandemic delay), a “High Gun” sequel is lastly taking off! Tom Cruise is returning because the movie’s lead, Peter “Maverick” Mitchell. Not a lot else is understood concerning the plot of the movie, however the manufacturing boasts some proficient younger actors, together with Miles Teller as Goose’s son.


“Jungle Cruise”

Unique Launch Date: July 24, 2020

New Launch Date: July 30, 2021

Disney is setting sail with its newest movie primarily based on a basic Disney trip. “Jungle Cruise” options Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson taking up the riverboat captain duties. He is enlisted by Emily Blunt’s character, Lily Houghton, to get her and her brother passage up the river to discover a tree within the Amazon that possesses therapeutic powers.


RELATED: Disney debuts first trailer for ‘Jungle Cruise’ film

“Dune”

Unique Launch Date: December 18, 2020

New Launch Date: October 1, 2021

The bold remake of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science-fiction novel of the identical identify is certain to make waves when it hits theaters and HBO Max in Fall 2021. The sprawling novel is taken into account extraordinarily troublesome to adapt. David Lynch introduced it to the massive display screen in 1984, however many followers felt it fell brief.

The brand new movie will star Oscar Isaac, Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson. Isaac praised the newest adaptation in an interview with Leisure Weekly, calling it a “wholly, wholly completely different factor” from earlier diversifications.

RELATED: Warner Bros. will launch all 2021 movies on each HBO Max and in theaters

“Halloween Kills”

Unique Launch Date: October 16, 2020

New Launch Date: October 15, 2021

Blumhouse Productions is coming again with two extra movies within the “Halloween” franchise following the 2018 movie’s huge success.

Jamie Lee Curtis is about to return as Laurie Strode, together with many extra characters from the unique 1978 “Halloween” movie. Actor Robert Longstreet, who performs Lonnie Elam, mentioned the second movie within the new trilogy “could be the nastiest of all of them.”

Marvel’s “Eternals”

Unique Launch Date: November 6, 2020

New Launch Date: November 5, 2021

“Eternals” was purported to be the second movie in Section Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however the one-year delay has bumped it behind “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

The movie follows highly effective immortal beings referred to as “Eternals,” who’ve formed a lot of Earth’s historical past. The forged is stacked with huge names, together with Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden and Equipment Harington.

“West Aspect Story”

Unique Launch Date: December 18, 2020

New Launch Date: December 10, 2021

Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler star within the remake of the long-lasting stage musical and 1961 movie. The 2 play teenage star-crossed lovers from rival gangs in 1950s New York.

Director Steven Spielberg paid tribute to the unique creators of the musical when manufacturing wrapped in September 2019.

“On day by day of the previous 4 years throughout which we’ve been getting ready, casting, imagining West Aspect Story, I and my crew, forged and crew have been strolling within the footsteps of 4 giants: Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins and Stephen Sondheim,” Spielberg wrote in a letter. “For the sunshine they’ve shed on the world, for Stephen Sondheim’s perception, steering and help, and for the openhearted help of the Bernstein, Laurents and Robbins estates, I owe greater than I can probably specific.”

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