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The Most Anticipated Movie Sequels in 2021


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In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many cinemas around the world have been closed and movie releases have been moved to future dates. Thus, during this period of time, most of us turn to online streaming platforms to fulfill our entertainment need but watching it at home still do not give us the same vibe as watching it at the cinema. Oh God, I miss the old days!

Though the Covid-19 is still out there (everyone should still stay safe and sanitize), we have already started to see many upcoming movies with release dates for 2021. Here are the most anticipated movie sequels in 2021.


The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

This movie is the sequel to The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) directed by Patrick Hughes and the film stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek who reprise their roles for this sequel. The chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson is undeniably amusing in its predecessor, The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) which was a box office success. Together with the brilliant performance by Salma Hayek, this sequel will see Salma Hayek's Sonia Kincaid takes on a bigger role (well I guess the title itself is already a giveaway).

Scheduled release date:- August 20, 2021


The Matrix 4

The Matrix 4 is the fourth installment in The Matrix franchise produced, co-written and directed by Lana Wachowski. This famous for its 'bullet time' move where Keanu Reeves' Neo throws himself backward in slow motion to dodge the bullet will see Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprise their roles from previous films in this smashing success franchise. Lana Wachowski and all other casts are keeping the plot tight-lipped. But the good news is we will be seeing the ageless Keanu Reeves back in action in this fourth installment in 2021.

Scheduled release date:- December 22, 2021


The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

As a hardcore fan for the Conjuring Universe franchise, I was so disappointed when the film was delayed from its original scheduled release date on September 11, 2020 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on cinema. But there is nothing we could do, right? The film which is also known as The Conjuring 3, serves as the sequel to The Conjuring (2013) and The Conjuring 2 (2016) and as the eighth installment overall in the Conjuring Universe franchise. Directed by Michael Chaves who was also directing The Curse of La Llorona (2019) previously, this sequel will also see Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as paranormal investigators and authors Ed and Lorraine Warren. The film is based on the murder trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson that took place in 1981 where the trial is the first known court case in the United States in which the defendant sought to prove innocence by claiming demonic possession and denying personal responsibility for the crime.

Scheduled release date:- June 4, 2021


Mission: Impossible 7

This controversial and challenging film is the seventh installment of the Mission Impossible film series. Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie with Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt along with other casts such as Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Angela Bassett and Frederick Schmidt who will reprise their roles from the previous films. A direct sequel which is also the eighth installment will be shot back-to-back and scheduled to be released on November 4, 2022. Now, why I said 'controversial' and 'challenging'? First of all, an audio recording of Tom Cruise lashing out at production crew members for breaking Covid-19 protocol was released online and Tom Cruise has become a 'nightmare' for the crew; and the different filming locations scattering around in different countries during this pandemic where many countries are shutting down its borders, the production was faced with hiatus after hiatus. Since Mission: Impossible 7 is scheduled to be released on November 19, 2021, I guessed everything has gone smoothly.

Scheduled release date:- November 19, 2021


No Time to Die

No Time to Die is the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond film series with Daniel Craig reprises his role as James Bond and this would also be his final Bond role after speculation that Spectre (2015) would be his final Bond role. I actually like Daniel Craig's version of James Bond (no offense to other incredible James Bonds) so his departure from this role will definitely make this film a must watch movie. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the film was originally scheduled to release on November 2019 but has been postponed for a few times before it rescheduled again to October 8, 2021.

Scheduled release date:- October 8, 2021

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Disclaimer: All the information are accurate and true to the best of the author's knowledge at the time when the article is being written.

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