Many blockbusters which were slated to be released this year have been pushed back due to the pandemic. Cinemas all over the world were closed, and we instead turned to binge-watching Netflix whilst being confined to our homes.

With the COVID-19 vaccine ready and being distributed gradually globally, there’s renewed hope that the movie industry will be revived soon. As we welcome the new year in a few days’ time, let’s take a look at some of the highly anticipated movies we can look forward to in 2021.

No Time To Die

The 25th instalment of the James Bond franchise sees Daniel Craig reprising his role as the MI6 agent. This will be the actor’s last movie as the beloved character.

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No Time To Die was scheduled to be released in April 2020, but the premiere was postponed due to COVID-19. Touted as one of the most expensive movies ever made, the film costs more than $250 million to be produced.

Things are a little different this time round as James Bond (Craig) has relocated to Jamaica. He soon gets back into action after his friend, Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) shows up and asks for his help. His mission this time round is to rescue a kidnapped scientist, whilst having to fend off the villain at the same time. Expect lots of action sequence in this adrenaline packed movie.

Catch the trailer here.

A Quiet Place Part 2

The film with the least dialogue and the most silence is back with a bang. Similar to No Time To Die, the movie release was pushed back due to the pandemic.

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The original cast from Part 1 is reunited again in this sequel, with new characters played by Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou joining the line-up.

Having to battle the deadly creatures lurking around their home town in the first movie, the Abbott family now faces danger from the outside world. While fighting for their survival in silence, the family realises that the deadly creatures they face don’t just come from the sand paths they were familiar with in Part 1.

Catch the trailer here.

Last Night in Soho

Famous for movies such as Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver, director Edgar Wright showcases his latest masterpiece with Last Night in Soho.

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The psychological horror film stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Thomasin McKenzie among others. If the name Anya Taylor-Joy rings a bell, that’s because she also starred in Split and the critically acclaimed Netflix’s series, The Queen’s Gambit.

Last Night in Soho‘s plot is shrouded in secrecy, which amps up the anticipation factor. What’s known is that it veers away from the usual style of Edgar Wright’s films, with its backdrop set against London in the 1960s. Elements of time travelling is involved in the movie, whereby a young girl (McKenzie) who is obsessed with the 1960s travels back in time to meet her idol.

Black Widow

2020 feels weird without any superheroes saving the world on the big screen. Marvel’s Black Widow is definitely one to look forward to. After much anticipation, Scarlett Johansson finally has her own spinoff movie.

Having its premiere being postponed several times due to the pandemic, the movie is now slated to be shown worldwide in 2021.

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Set after Captain America: Civil War, the highly-anticipated movie sees Natasha Romanoff (Johansson) on the run. The past comes back to haunt her and Romanoff is forced to deal with her dark history.

Catch the trailer here.


Horror movie fans take note, this might just be the film for you.

A ‘spiritual sequel’ to the similarly-titled 1992 movie, Candyman is set to make your bones tingle with its storyline. Giving the movie a fresh spin is Jordan Peele, acclaimed writer and director of 2017’s sleeper hit, Get Out. This time round, Peele co-wrote the script for Candyman with Win Rosenfeld and the film’s director Nia DaCosta.

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Candyman is a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand. He is summoned by those who dare to repeat his name five times into the mirror.

When visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and his girlfriend, Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris), move into a luxury loft condo located at Cabrini, Anthony was made known of the stories about Candyman. He is keen to illustrate these stories using his paintings. However, strange things start happening as Anthony unknowingly opens the door to the complex past through his drawings.

Described as a supernatural slasher film, expect some blood to be shed before your eyes. This movie is definitely not for the weak-hearted.

Catch the trailer here.