After an eventful film year full of delays and uncertainties, now is the time to look ahead. What will the next few months bring us in the field of films and series? Which names and titles will dominate the Oscars? NU.nl takes a look at what 2021 has to offer.
The cinemas may be closed and certainly won’t be able to fill all the seats just yet, but there is no question of a sober agenda. It is likely that more large crowd pullers will be released in the coming months compared to 2020.
This is already starting with the reopening of cinemas, scheduled for around January 19, with premieres of The battle of the Scheldt in Wonder Woman 1984. Remember that just before the new lockdown, nine new titles appeared in theaters, including a public film. Bon Bini: Judeska in da House and he received Come here let me kiss you.
Return of sequels and remakes
Many of the major releases in the coming months continue a familiar line: Film companies today are often looking to revise or expand existing stories. So it’s not just sequels for animated films The Croods in Peter Rabbit, but also for the action film Kingsman, the Dutch comedy Soof in horror A quiet place. Marvel is also dating Morbius in Black Widow. And it should be early April too No time to die appear, the longest James Bond film ever made at 163 minutes.
The same strategy can be found on streaming services. For example, Netflix has a new adaptation of resident Evil and a spin-off of the hit series Vikings are in the planning. Disney accompanies its original film Raya and the last dragon, featuring various miniseries of famous Marvel heroes, such as WandaVision in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. And Prime Video put over $ 1 billion (roughly $ 819 million) into one The Lord of the Rings-series, which could be released at the end of 2021.
Major film releases (dates subject to change)
- January 20: The Battle of the Scheldt
- January 20: Wonder Woman 1984
- January 27: The Croods 2
- January 28: The little things
- February 4: My best friend Anne Frank
- February 18: Nomadland
- March 4: Soof 3
- March 4: Cash Truck
- 5 Maart: Raya and the last dragon
- Ten Maart: The King’s Man
- March 18: Morbius
- 25 maart: The father
Possibly an Oscar for Chadwick Boseman posthumously
The start of each film year is always dominated by big prizes. The Golden Globes and the Oscars were postponed for two months, but the speculations are now booming. For example, Netflix has various irons in the fire, including The Chicago 7 trial in Mank. Additionally, Chadwick Boseman has a chance to win posthumous nominations for his swan song Ma Rainey’s black background.
Several cutting-edge titles have not yet appeared in our country at the beginning of next year. For example, Netflix has the western World news bought with Tom Hanks and Prime Video comes with civil rights drama One night in Miami. Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman appear in theaters with dementia drama The father. Also the immigrant film Threatening, which is due out in the Netherlands in April, is a title that recently appeared in American commercial media.
However, the title most often mentioned since September is the drama Nomadland. Frances McDormand opts for a modern nomadic life after losing her job and her home. With a first prize at the Venice Film Festival, director Chloé Zhao is a great success.
New high-profile titles on streaming services
- January 7: Pieces of a Woman (Netflix)
- January 15: One night in Miami (Prime Video)
- January 15: Outside the Wire (Netflix)
- January 15: WandaVision (Disney +)
- January 20: The Minister (Ziggo Movies & Series)
- March 5: Coming 2 America (Prime Video)
- April: Shadow and Bone (Netflix)
- First Quarter: World News (Netflix)
- First quarter: TRECX (Prime Video)
Show for the end of 2021
Zhao is a name to watch out for anyway. She is also the head of the new Marvel movie. Eternals with Angelina Jolie, one of the titles to be released later in the year. Because high-profile films will also be ready before the end of 2021. For example, Steven Spielberg is directing a new version of West Side Story, Timothée Chalamet plays the main role Dune and Keanu Reeves returns as Neo in The matrix 4. In addition, there are still new parts for it Fantastic beasts, Spider Man in Impossible mission expected.
Times remain uncertain, but cinema agendas are at least starting to show more confidence. The results in the United States now also seem to offer some perspective. Wonder Woman 1984 broke her opening record last week Principle, despite a smaller number of open cinemas.