Upcoming Movies in 2021

Jack Bailey, Staff Writer

2021 has a lot in store, and movies are no exception. Not only will we be getting completely new films, but also films that were postponed in 2020. From animation to horror, here are four films that viewers should look out for this upcoming year.

Disney’s first animated film of the new year is named Raya and the Last Dragon, which comes out on March 5th. Like many other films this year, it was originally supposed to be released in 2020 (November 25th), but was postponed due to COVID-19. The movie is set in the fictional land of Kumandra, where humans and dragons lived together in peace for centuries before evil creatures known as the Kruun arrived. The dragons sacrificed themselves to save the humans, and now it’s up to Raya to find the one remaining dragon and finally end the Kruun’s rule. Raya and the Last Dragon will be both in theaters and on Disney Plus.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is my personal favorite on the list. A sequel to the 2018 Venom, this Marvel film was originally going to be released in October 2020, but was postponed to June 25th, 2021. The film is focused on Carnage, the evil villain played by Woody Harrelson. Venom will do whatever it takes to defeat Carnage, with help from the likes of Spiderman and many others. Any fan of superhero movies, especially those more on the violent side, should keep an eye on Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

An all-time classic in the sports genre is making a comeback, with Space Jam: A New Legacy releasing on July 16th, 2021. The sequel stars basketball phenom LeBron James as the main character, with iconic Looney Tunes characters Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Lola Bunny, and many others in the film. LeBron and his son, Bronny, are trapped in a virtual dimension by the villain Al-G Rhythm, and it’s up to them and the Looney Tunes cast to gain their freedom by winning on the basketball court. Space Jam: A New Legacy is looking as promising as the 90’s original, and will be great for the whole family.

When one thinks of the horror genre, it’s hard to not immediately think of Michael Meyers and the classic Halloween franchise. Meyers is making a return in 2021, with Halloween Kills releasing on October 15th. The film is a sequel to the 2018 Halloween, and focuses on Laurie Strode and others doing whatever they can to get vengeance on Michael Meyers for his terror in the past. There will be many new and old characters appearing in the film, even some that first appeared in the 1978 Halloween. It’s rather far off but Halloween Kills promises to be the perfect way to get everyone in the spooky spirit this fall.