Since the early days of silent films, cinema has been a cornerstone of civilized society. Over the decades since, Hollywood has grown beyond any other film industry in the world. 3 Best Movies to Catch Today’s movies frequently gross hundreds of millions of dollars every year. And that’s just in the first few weeks of their release. Better technology in terms of CGI, makeup, animatronics, stunts, and cinematography has emerged. This has resulted in a standard of films that is very hard to beat.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has been a massive disruption everywhere, even in the film industry. It has impacted production schedules, cinemas, and live screenings. Even most of the shows I love watching on Spectrum packages have been facing delays and frequent postponements. The virus continues to plague filming crews, actors, and support staff. 2020 may well have been one of the worst years in Hollywood’s history. 2021 is still a big question mark for the most part, but the film industry is gearing up to make up for time lost due to COVID-19. Hollywood has slated several exciting and long-awaited films for release during 20201. Here are some of the ones we are looking forward to watching the most.
Matrix 4 (December 22, 2021)
The Matrix trilogy is one of the most iconic sci-fi franchises to ever come out of Hollywood. The first film, The Matrix, involved some extremely innovative cinematic techniques. These helped to create those familiar slow-motion, bullet-dodging, building-hopping scenes. The Matrix was a movie far ahead of its time. It forever transformed the boundaries that Hollywood filming had at that time. The two sequels only added to the franchise’s prestige. Created by the acclaimed sibling duo Lana and Lily Wachowski, The Matrix 4 is on its way. It promises to deliver a new look at Keanu Reeves in his iconic role as Neo, but that’s about all we know. The Wachowskis are being extremely secretive about this new project. It seems we can only wait till the release to find out. But we have our fingers crossed for the same overwhelming experience we have come to expect from them.
Mission: Impossible 7 (November 19, 2021)
It seems Hollywood is determined to make certain successful franchises last. Mission Impossible has been an instant hit, ever since the first movie and its easily recognizable score (Thank you, Limp Bizkit!). It’s impossible (pun intended) to imagine anyone other than Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. Every installment of the series has been consistent. All full of fast-paced action, blindsiding plot twists, and unbelievable stunts. It may interest younger viewers to know that Tom Cruise still does his own stunts. Mission: Impossible 7 will see him reprise his role as the superspy for the 7th time. And if reports are to be believed, it won’t be the last time either. Mission: Impossible 8 already has a November 2022 release date.
Marvel’s The Eternals (November 5, 2021)
You may have seen Kumail Nanjiani showing off his new buff body a few months ago. The actor hinted he was gearing up for a superhero role with Marvel. Well, The Eternals is the movie you’ll be seeing him in. This will be Nanjiani’s first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance. The Eternals is all set up to pick up the void left by another huge superhero franchise. We mean one of the most ambitious and high star-power franchises in history, The Avengers. The Eternals is about a group of immortal superheroes. They have been around for so long that their actions have shaped history and the course of the world itself. Nanjiani will share the screen with some of the biggest names in acting. That includes Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington and the ever-gorgeous Angelina Jolie. Hopefully, The Eternals will prove to be a worthy successor to The Avengers.
Of course, we are talking about theatrical release dates. But if the COVID-19 crisis continues to wreak havoc in 2021, studios may have to look at other means. Especially to distribute their films. Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to see big box office releases from the comfort of your couch on your Spectrum packages. Or maybe streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime will see the opportunity. Let’s see how this pans out because 2021 is just around the corner.