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It looks like blockbuster movies are all set to get back into the summertime groove, very soon. The season kicks off with A Quiet Place Part II, at the end of May and it seems like another blockbuster follows every few weeks. To say nothing of FOUR MCU movies before the year is out. (They have some catching up to do!)

Without further adieu, here’s a list of the prominent movies scheduled to be released. Let me know in the comments if there’s something you think I missed. I didn’t try to list every movie, just the noteworthy ones.

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May 2021

A Quiet Place Part II

quiet-place2_posterRelease Date: May 28, 2021
Starring: Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Cillian Murphy, Noah Jupe
Director: John Krasinski
Writer(s): Scott Beck (characters), John Krasinski, Bryan Woods (characters)
Genres: Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Rating: [PG-13]

Plot (Spoilers)
Following the events at home, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. Forced to venture into the unknown, they realize the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats lurking beyond the sand path.

Cruella

cruella_posterRelease Date: May 28, 2021
Starring: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, Paul Walter Hauser
Director: Craig Gillespie
Writer(s): Dana Fox (screenplay by), Tony McNamara (screenplay by), Aline Brosh McKenna (story by), Kelly Marcel (story by), Steve Zissis (story by), Dodie Smith (based upon the novel “One Hundred and One Dalmatians” by)
Genres: Comedy | Crime
Rating: [PG-13]

Plot (Spoilers)
A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.

June 2021

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

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Release Date: June 16, 2021
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas
Director: Patrick Hughes
Writer(s): Tom O’Connor (screenplay), Brandon Murphy (screenplay)
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime
Rating: [R]

Plot (Spoilers)
The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

F9 (Fast and Furious 9)

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Release Date: June 25, 2021
Starring: Michael Rooker, Amber Sienna, Martyn Ford, Charlize Theron
Director: Justin Lin
Writer(s): Daniel Casey (screenplay), Gary Scott Thompson (characters)
Genres: Action | Adventure | Crime | Thriller
Rating: [PG-13]

Plot (Spoilers)
Cypher enlists the help of Jakob, Dom’s younger brother to take revenge on Dom and his team.

July 2021

Black Widow

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Release Date: July 09, 2021
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz, David Harbour
Director: Cate Shortland
Writer(s): Jac Schaeffer (story by), Ned Benson (story by), Eric Pearson (screenplay by), Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Don Heck (based on the Marvel comics by), Don Rico (based on the Marvel comics by)
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Rating: [PG-13]

Plot (Spoilers)
A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the films Civil War and Infinity War.

Space Jam: A New Legacy

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Release Date: July 16, 2021
Starring: Zendaya, Sonequa Martin-Green, Don Cheadle, Jim Cummings
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Writer(s): Juel Taylor (screenplay by), Tony Rettenmaier (screenplay by), Keenan Coogler (screenplay by), Terence Nance (screenplay by)
Genres: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Sport
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes for this long-awaited sequel.

Old

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Release Date: July 23, 2021
Starring: Thomasin McKenzie, Rufus Sewell, Embeth Davidtz, Abbey Lee
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer(s): Pierre-Oscar Lévy (based on the graphic novel “Sandcastle” by), Frederick Peeters (based on the graphic novel “Sandcastle” by), M. Night Shyamalan
Genres: Thriller
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
This summer, visionary filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan unveils a chilling, mysterious new thriller about a family on a tropical holiday who discover that the secluded beach where they are …

Jungle Cruise

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Release Date: July 30, 2021
Starring: Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Edgar Ramírez
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writer(s): Glenn Ficarra (screenplay by), John Requa (screenplay by), Glenn Ficarra (screen story by), Josh Goldstein (screen story by), Michael Green (screenplay by), John Norville (screen story by), John Requa (screen story by)
Genres: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
Based on Disneyland’s theme park ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travelers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles but with a supernatural element.

August 2021

The Suicide Squad

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Release Date: August 06, 2021
Starring: Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Taika Waititi, Joel Kinnaman
Director: James Gunn
Writer(s): James Gunn, John Ostrander (comic book)
Genres: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
Supervillains Harley Quinn, Bloodsport, Peacemaker and a collection of nutty cons at Belle Reve prison join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X as they are dropped off at the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese.

Free Guy

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Release Date: August 13, 2021
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery
Director: Shawn Levy
Writer(s): Matt Lieberman (screenplay by), Matt Lieberman (story by), Zak Penn (screenplay by)
Genres: Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
A bank teller discovers that he’s actually an NPC inside a brutal, open world video game.

September 2021

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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Release Date: September 03, 2021
Starring: Awkwafina, Simu Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Writer(s): Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham, Steve Englehart (characters), Jim Starlin (characters)
Genres: Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
The movie, based on Marvel Comics, will focus on Shang-Chi; ‘The Master of Kung-Fu’.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

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Release Date: September 24, 2021
Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Stephen Graham, Woody Harrelson
Director: Andy Serkis
Writer(s): Kelly Marcel (screenplay by), Kelly Marcel (story by), Tom Hardy (story by)
Genres: Action | Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2018 film ‘Venom’.

October 2021

DUNE

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Release Date: October 01, 2021
Starring: Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Writer(s): Frank Herbert (novel), Jon Spaihts (screenplay by), Denis Villeneuve (screenplay by), Eric Roth (screenplay by)
Genres: Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
Rating: [PG-13]

Plot (Spoilers)
Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

No Time to Die

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Release Date: October 08, 2021
Starring: Ana de Armas, Billy Magnussen, Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Writer(s): Neal Purvis (screenplay), Robert Wade (screenplay), Cary Joji Fukunaga (screenplay), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (screenplay), Neal Purvis (story), Robert Wade (story), Cary Joji Fukunaga (story), Ian Fleming (characters)
Genres: Action | Adventure | Thriller
Rating: [PG-13]

Plot (Spoilers)
James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

November 2021

Eternals

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Release Date: November 05, 2021
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan
Director: Chloé Zhao
Writer(s): Kaz Firpo (screenplay), Ryan Firpo (screenplay), Jack Kirby (based on the Marvel comics by), Chloé Zhao (screenplay)
Genres: Action | Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
The saga of the Eternals, a race of immortal beings who lived on Earth and shaped its history and civilizations.

Note: the video below isn’t actually a trailer for Eternals, although there are a few brief clips in there. That being said, if you’re an MCU fan this video is a much watch. It gave me chills.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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Release Date: November 11, 2021
Starring: Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Sigourney Weaver
Director: Jason Reitman
Writer(s): Gil Kenan, Jason Reitman, Dan Aykroyd (based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters” an Ivan Reitman film written by), Harold Ramis (based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters” an Ivan Reitman film written by)
Genres: Comedy | Fantasy
Rating: [PG-13]

Plot (Spoilers)
When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Top Gun: Maverick

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Release Date: November 19, 2021
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Miles Teller
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Writer(s): Ehren Kruger (screenplay by), Eric Warren Singer (screenplay by), Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay by), Justin Marks (story by), Jim Cash (based on characters created by), Jack Epps Jr. (based on characters created by), Peter Craig (Writer)
Genres: Action | Drama
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

 

Encanto

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Release Date: November 24, 2021
Starring: Stephanie Beatriz
Director: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith(co-director)
Writer(s): Jared Bush (screenplay by), Charise Castro Smith (screenplay by), Lin-Manuel Miranda
Genres: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

December 2021

Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Release Date: December 17, 2021
Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jamie Foxx
Director: Jon Watts
Writer(s): Steve Ditko (based on the Marvel comic by), Stan Lee (based on the Marvel comics by), Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers
Genres: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
A continuation of Spider-Man Far From Home

The Matrix 4

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Release Date: December 22, 2021
Starring: Jessica Henwick, Keanu Reeves, Ellen Hollman, Priyanka Chopra
Director: Lana Wachowski
Writer(s): Aleksandar Hemon, David Mitchell, Lana Wachowski
Genres: Action | Sci-Fi
Rating: [N/A]

Plot (Spoilers)
The plot is currently unknown.

The King’s Man

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Release Date: December 22, 2021
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Harris Dickinson, Gemma Arterton
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writer(s): Matthew Vaughn (screenplay by), Karl Gajdusek (screenplay by)
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Rating: [R]

Plot (Spoilers)
After the Kingsman’s headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, an allied spy organization in the United States is discovered. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

Sing 2

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Release Date: December 22, 2021
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Reese Witherspoon
Director: Garth Jennings
Writer(s): Garth Jennings
Genres: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Music | Musical
Rating: [PG]

Plot (Spoilers)
Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.
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