After a year of no new movies, summer blockbuster movies are back for 2021. Finally, we can catch up on new films and 2020 movies that have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Big movies include the latest James Bond adventure, No Time to Die, Marvel's Black Widow, the continuation of Universal's Fast and Furious Saga F9, and many more are all set to kick off this summer. We've rounded up these top 10 must-see summer blockbusters that will absolutely make up for the missed opportunities of 2020 and please everyone's movie taste buds. Just don't forget to add a pair of Edifier speakers to your home theatre system to give your movie-watching experience a cinema-like sound quality.
1. Black Widow
Release date: Jul 9, 2021 (United States)
Directed by: Cate Shortland
Written by: Aeric Pearson
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour
This new Marvel Studios film is a fun summer action flick with plenty of spectacles. It is one of the summer's most anticipated movies. Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johanson), aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by the U.S. government that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left before becoming an Avenger. Catch Black Widow in theatres or on Disney Plus with Premiere Access. Even though this action-packed summer blockbuster was delayed for more than a year due to COVID-19 lockdowns, it's absolutely well worth the wait.
2. Jungle Cruise
Release date: Jul 30, 2021 (United States)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Comedy
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons
Disney's upcoming summer movie Jungle Cruise, which stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, will be released in theatres and on Disney+ with Premier Access on July 30, 2021. Disney's Jungle Cruise is based on the theme park ride. The film follows Dr. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) as she enlists wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff (Dwyane The Rock Johnson) to take her down the Amazon in his dilapidated boat. Together, they search for an ancient tree that holds the power to heal -- a discovery that will change the future of medicine. You'll surely be feeling the fun and excitement as the film takes you on a wildlife adventure.
3. F9: The Fast Saga
Release date: May 19, 2021 (International), Jun 25, 2021 (United States)
Directed by: Justin Lin
Written by: Justin Lin, Daniel Casey
Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris
The Fast and Furious team is back with the 9th instalment in the franchise. If there was ever a movie to watch to really kick off summer, it's F9: The Fast Saga. As one of the first major releases to be postponed in 2020, it takes the series to new heights and definitely stands a chance of being the most prominent new movie of 2021. F9: The Fast Saga tells the story of Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), who is living a quiet life off the grid with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) and his son, but they know that danger always lurks just over the peaceful horizon. This time, that threat forces Dom to confront the sins of his past to save those he loves most. Watch F9: The Fast Saga in theatres or on HBO Max.
4. Space Jam: A New Legacy
Release date: Jul 16, 2021
Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
Starring: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Sonequa Martin-Green
Space Jam: A New Legacy continues the summer of sequels. It is a sequel to the original intergalactic Warner Bros. live-action/animation hybrid. Space Jam pairs today's biggest NBA star LeBron James with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the Looney Tunes in a high-stakes basketball game, just like the original film. Superstar LeBron James and his young son, Dom, get trapped in digital space by a rogue AI. LeBron must team up with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang for a high-stakes basketball game against a powered-up roster called the Goon Squad to get home safely. You can watch Space Jam 2 in theatres or on HBO Max.
5. The Suicide Squad
Release date: Aug 5, 2021 (United States)
Directed by: James Gunn
Written by: James Gunn
Starring: Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena
When it comes to comic book movies, none come close to The Suicide Squad's anarchic energy. You've probably seen a Suicide Squad movie before, but you definitely have never seen James Gunn's The Suicide Squad. It's a hilarious and unpredictable blockbuster about doing good in the name of getting out of being bad. You catch this film in theatres or stream it on HBO Max.
6. In The Heights
Release Date: June 10, 2021
Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Written by: Quiara Alegría Hudes, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Starring: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace
This movie gives every feeling of summer. In The Heights is a movie musical based on the hit broadway musical. In Washington Heights, N.Y., the scent of warm coffee hangs in the air just outside of the 181st St. subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies a vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is a likeable magnetic bodega owner who hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. Watch this movie in theatres or on HBO Max.
7. Free Guy
Release date: Aug 13, 2021 (United States)
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Written by: Zak Penn, Matt Lieberman
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery
The originality of Free Guy distinguishes it from the summer blockbuster crowd. It tells the story of a bank teller who discovers he's actually an NPC in a brutal, open-world video game. As Guy's self-awareness grows, he decides to become the hero and save the game before the developers shut it down. This movie has everything you'd expect: stunning visuals and lots of laughs, so be sure to head to theatres to catch this exciting movie.
8. No Time to Die
Release date: Apr 2, 2021 (United States)
Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Written by: Robert Wade, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Cary Joji Fukunaga
Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch
The twenty-fifth film in the James Bond series, No Time to Die, is produced by EON Productions for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In No Time to Die, Bond has retired from active duty. His tranquillity is shattered when an old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, shows up asking for assistance, leading to Bond on the hunt for a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology. This movie will make James Bond films one of the longest-running film franchises of all time.
Release date: Aug 13, 2021 (United States)
Directed by: Liesl Tommy
Written by: Tracey Scott Wilson, Callie Khouri
Starring: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Saycon Sengbloh
If you are looking for a biopic, the movie "Respect" is right up your alley. It is mainly about the life story of Aretha Franklin, the legendary R&B singer. And she will be played by the incomparable Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. It's totally worth seeing just to hear Hudson belt out her greatest hits, even if you don't go for the legendary and late Franklin's incredible story. Don't miss this movie in theatres.
10. Venom: Let there be Carnage
Release date: Sep 24, 2021 (United States)
Directed by: Andy Serkis
Written by: Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy
Starring: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is an upcoming American superhero film based on Marvel Comics' Venom. Tom Hardy reprises his role as Venom in this sequel, so prepare yourself for this blockbuster anti-hero superhero film and prepare for chaos and carnage.
Producer Avi Arad explained in 2018, "When you hear Venom, forget Venom. When you hear, Carnage, the only thing you can think of is R. But, if you know his story, if you really know the comic, there's no R here."
Catch the second instalment of Venom in theatres this summer.
Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, and other major online streaming platforms are all able to bring some of the year's biggest blockbuster movies into your homes, allowing you to watch these 2021 new released movies in the comfort of your own home while enjoying the large screen.