Here Are The Biggest Blockbuster Movies Still To Release In 2021

Now that cinema screens are starting to re-open, more and more movies are finally starting to see concrete release dates. With the winter months drawing closer, there’s never been a better time to head to a big screen and immerse yourself in the action.

With four months left on the clock for 2021, it’s certainly looking like a packed calendar for blockbuster movie releases. Here’s your guide to all of the biggest movies still to release before the year closes out.

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No Time To Die – September 30th 2021

No Time To Die? More like No Time To Release. After an 18 month delay, the 25th installment in the James Bond series is finally set to hit the silver screen on September 30th. It’s touted as Daniel Craig’s likely last hurrah as the hero, completing his rebooted arc from Casino Royale through to Spectre.

Lea Seydoux returns to reprise her love interest role with Craig, with Ana de Armas and Rami Malek also taking on new roles in the series. Will Blofeld be the mastermind behind everything? Or is something bigger afoot… We’ve seen plenty of trailers for this movie by now and, frankly, are excited for the wait to be over.

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Venom: Let There Be Carnage – October 1st 2021

Following on from the tease of the first movie, Woody Harrelson appears as the titular role of Carnage in this Sony take on the Marvel character. Tom Hardy reprises his role as Eddie Brock and Venom with the trailers showing that their witty banter will make a delightful return.

The sequel has seen several delays over the last year, but is finally set to release in theatres on October 1st in the UK. The date has actually been brought forward by two weeks, indicating that Sony clearly has faith in the cinema’s staying open for good this time.

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Dune – October 21st 2021

Based on the iconic novels of Frank Herbert from 1965, the rebooted movie adaptation of Dune looks set to be the spectacle of the year. It’s got easily the most star studded cast of any other movie releasing this year: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Fergusson, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, David Dastmalchian, Josh Brolin, the list goes on and on.

As someone who hasn’t read the novels, Dune seems like one of those sci-fi films that just oozes interesting lore and concepts. The visuals in the trailers seem to have a grandiose scale that’s rarely seen in films these days. Safe to say, this is at the top of my most anticipated list for 2021.

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The French Dispatch – October 21st 2021

Also releasing on October 21st, and also starring Timothée Chalamet, The French Dispatch is the latest movie to arrive from director auteur Wes Anderson. One look at any of the trailers for this film and Andreson’s signature style is clear to see. Striking colour grading grading and a bizarre head-on framing device cements this film as one of the most fascinating to just look at.

According to the film’s official description, it brings together a collection of tales from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional French city. It’s extremely vague, but intriguing nonetheless. With another exceptionally high profile cast, this will make a fantastic double-bill experience on October 21st.

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Last Night In Soho – October 29th 2021

Directed by Edgar Wright, this horror flick looks to be a decidedly darker take for the usually whimsical director. It stars Anya Taylor-Joy alongside Thomasin McKenzie and Matt Smith. A girl finds herself mysteriously transported back to 1960s London. There, she finds herself transformed into a dazzling young singer.

As time goes on, the lines between the past and present begin to blur with what looks to be horrifying consequences. The mystery unfolds when it hits UK theatres on October 29th.

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Eternals – November 5th 2021

Continuing Marvel’s march into Phase Four of the MCU, Eternals introduces a completely new set of heroes. They’re a race of immortal superhumans that have lived on Earth in secret for thousands of years. As for why they remained hidden throughout Thanos’s attack on the universe, that’s what we’re hoping to find out.

Eternals arrives right between the recently released Shang Chi and Spider-Man: No Way Home, leading into a second Doctor Strange movie next year. With a multiverse on the cards, it’s going to be interesting to see how the Eternals fit into all of this. It’s out on November 5th.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife – November 19th 2021

For many, Ghostbusters might go down as a film series that doesn’t really need another sequel. Nevertheless, here we are with a sequel reboot that takes place in the modern day. The plot sees a broke mother of two move to a small rural town in the US. There, her father has left her a creepy old farmhouse that seems to hold multitudes of secrets, one of which being the iconic Ecto-1 Ghostbusters vehicle.

From there, mysterious ghost sightings begin to occur across the town, and the family must tap into their heritage to bring it all to a close. In an exciting nostalgia trip, Bill Murray and Dan Ackroyd are teased to reprise their roles as the original Ghostbusters, too. It’s in theatres November 19th.

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House of Gucci – November 26th 2021

If there’s one movie that’s aimed straight at the Oscars nomination list, it’s House of Gucci. From Academy Award Winner Ridley Scott, this movie is inspired by the true story behind the fashion house, Gucci. It stars Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Al Pacino, and a bunch of other top tier actors.

A story fuelled by family disputes, scandals, murder, and sex, it’s sure to be one of the most talked about movies of this winter. See it in theatres on November 26th.

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West Side Story – December 10th 2021

The classic 1950’s musical broadway is getting a second movie adaptation, this time from Steven Spielberg. Loosely based on the narrative of Romeo and Julliet, the story sees two teenagers navigate their love for each other in a 1950s New York setting.

While the stage production was adapted for film in 1961, Spielberg’s version is supposedly following the original script much more closely. The project has been in development for several years now, and it finally comes to fruition on December 10th.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home – December 17th 2021

This one is arguably the most anticipated Marvel movie to release for some time. As Tom Holland’s third standalone outing in the Spidey suit, this will directly follow on from the cliffhanger ending of Far From Home’s post credit scene.

Of course, with all of the multiverse shenanigans going on in the background, No Way Home looks to rival Infinity War for the most ambitious crossover event of all time. Villains from the Maguire and Garfield Spider-Man movies are making their way into the MCU. We get a clear look at Alfred Molina as Dr. Octopus once again, and both Jamie Foxx and Willem Dafoe are teased to return as their villainous counterparts.

Rounding out the fourth Marvel movie of this year, it’ll certainly provide plenty of nerdy Christmas conversation when it swings onto screens December 17th.

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The King’s Man – December 22nd 2021

The third entry to the Kingsmen series of films takes things back in time back to the origins of the independent spy organisation. An all new cast of characters in a delightfully fresh setting looks to bring an intriguing twist to the tongue in cheek spy thriller formula.

The cast features stars such as Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Tom Hollander, Daniel Brühl and Charles Dance. Director Matthew Vaughn returns to hopefully deliver some more of those incredible action sequences that the Kingsmen movies are known for. It’s set to debut in theaters on December 22nd.

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The Matrix: Resurrections – December 22nd 2021

18 years after the last Matrix film, Keanu Reeves is back as Neo in an all new sequel from director Lana Wachowski. Very little is known about the narrative of this film, other than that it’s a direct sequel to the original movies, not a reboot. Carrie-Anne Moss also returns to her character of Trinity.

A teaser website has begun to give us glimpses at the new movie, and an official trailer is set to drop in the next couple of days. Hopefully this one will be received far better than the lacklustre sequels, Reloaded and Revolutions. It’s due out on December 22nd.

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