Published: 06:00, 18 January 2021
| Updated: 08:15, 27 January 2021
In 2021, we could be treated to all the big blockbusters sadly lacking in 2020.
From Daniel Craig's final outing as James Bond, No Time to Die, in April the long-awaited Top Gun: Maverick, we look at what's coming, and the KM Group's cinema writer gives us his Top 5 coming this year.
Wonder Woman 1984: Starring Gal Gadot, it arrives on premium video on demand (PVOD) this week if you missed it in cinemas.
Blithe Spirit: Dame Judi Dench, Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher and Leslie Mann star in the film, based on the play by Noel Coward, about love that just won’t die on Sky Cinema from Friday, January 15.
One Night In Miami: Regina King’s directorial debut to Oscar-tipped One Night in Miami, about the night Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown spent in a hotel room in 1964, launches on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, January 15.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway: James Corden reprises his role voicing the Beatrix Potter character.
Promising Young Woman: Carey Mulligan is set to star in Emerald Fennell’s revenge thriller.
Nomadland: Frances McDormand stars in the poignant Oscars contender about a woman who embarks on a journey through the American West living in a van.
Judas And The Black Messiah: Black Panther and Get Out actor Daniel Kaluuya stars as party leader Fred Hampton.
Supernova: Couple Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci grapple with the effects of dementia on their relationship.
The Father: Sir Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman are a father and daughter navigating the same condition.
Minari: The Walking Dead actor Steven Yeun stars in an 80s drama about a Korean family who move to Arkansas.
A Quiet Place II: The follow-up to John Krasinski’s directorial debut.
Black Widow: Scarlett Johansson’s superhero finally gets a standalone film.
Fast and Furious 9: John Cena joins the family led by Vin Diesel, as Charlize Theron and Dame Helen Mirren return.
Top Gun: Maverick: A sequel 35 years in the making, Tom Cruise gets back in the pilot’s seat as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell alongside Val Kilmer as Tom “Iceman” Kazansky.
In The Heights: Fans of Hamilton rejoice with this big screen version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s earlier musical.
Suicide Squad 2: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is back in pigtails and Pete Davidson joins the gang.
People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan: The lads from spoof pirate radio station Kurupt FM hit the road for Toyko.
No Time to Die: Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 sees Bond enjoying a tranquil life after leaving active service until an old friend from the CIA arrives.
Dune: Based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel stars Timothee Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgard.
Respect: The Aretha Franklin biopic stars Jennifer Hudson as the late, great singer.
Elvis: Baz Luhrmann’s biopic stars Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood’s Austin Butler as the King and Tom Hanks as his manager.
West Side Story: Steven Spielberg’s adaptation stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, and is due out on December 10.
Here's our film writer, Mike Shaw's Top 5 for the year:
Nobody - February 26
Bob Odenkirk channels Michael Douglas in Falling Down, in this action-thriller from the creators of Hardcore Henry and John Wick.
The Many Saints of Newark - March 12
A prequel to the greatest TV show ever (The Sopranos), set in 1967 and focusing on the early years of gangster Tony Soprano.
Death on the Nile - September 17
Kenneth Branagh returns as Hercule Poirot in this follow-up to 2017's Murder on the Orient Express. Branagh also directs this adaptation of the 1937 Agatha Christie novel.
Mission Impossible 7 - November 19
Tom Cruise is back as superspy Ethan Hunt. The Cruiser hasn't yet made a misstep in his Mission Impossible films and this seventh outing promises to maintain the high standard we're used to.
The Matrix 4 - December 22
The Matrix was groundbreaking when it was released in 1999, and changed the way filmmakers approach action movies from then on. Will The Matrix 4 manage to do the same, 20+ years later? It's worth finding out. At the very least, Keanu Reeves is back as Neo.
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