11 FILMS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2021!!
By: the BE INSPIRED GLOBAL 4TH ESTATE - FEBRUARY 8, 2021
As 2020 faded out, its hard not to mention that Hollywood took a hit on their much anticipated theatre releases. But its safe to say, that although theatre attendance will still be limited, 2021 will not disappoint via the silver screen.
So today, BE INSPIRED GLOBAL is bringing you 11 film trailers for productions you should be on the look out for in 2021.
The ninth of the Fast & Furious franchise. It looks just as ridiculous as we always expect it to be, but everything is fine because... family. F9 debuts May 28, 2021 after being pushed from its original April 2021 slot.
“How did we miss a whole horror movie starring Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson?!” And it’s part of the Saw franchise?! I mean...again, so much has happened in 2020 that it’s easy for things to get lost in the sauce, so I get it. There’s clearly not enough buzz around this for my liking. Spiral hits theaters May 21, 2021.
3. In The Heights
I've never watched a musical, nor have I ever had the interest. But, this "In The Heights" trailer has me sold. In the Heights is a musical. The story is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City.
In The Heights is now scheduled to be released in theaters and HBO Max on June 18, 2021.
There are two different high-profile Aretha biopics coming soon (the other stars Cynthia Erivo and will be part of National Geographic’s Genius series). According to Deadline, Aretha Franklin hand-picked Jennifer Hudson to portray her in a biopic, so that’s about as authorized as you can get. Plus, I’m really looking forward to seeing Marlon Wayans’s portrayal of Franklin’s first husband, Ted White. Respect hits theaters on Aug. 13, 2021.
We were supposed to see this joint in theaters last year. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s next starring vehicle of the year after his success with Watchmen, But it was yet another film casualty of the pandemic. Candyman, starring Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Tony Todd and Vanessa Estelle Williams, will now be released Aug. 27, 2021.
6. One Night in Miami
We hope everyone got to see Regina King’s feature directorial debut, which was a great display of ensemble performances by the four leads, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kingsley Ben-Adir, Aldis Hodge and Eli Goree. One Night in Miami hit Amazon Prime Video on Jan. 15, 2021.
7. The Underground Railroad
The series, The Underground Rail Road, for which Berry Jenkins directs all nine episodes, is based on Colson Whitehead’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction novel of the same name. We don’t know the exact release date yet, but we do know filming wrapped in Sept. 2020 and it’ll be released on Amazon Prime Video.
8. The United States vs. Billie Holiday
This film has been through it, chile! The most recent big news is that Hulu acquired distribution rights. Paramount Pictures originally cooped the domestic rights (and spent dough on advertising and reshoots) out of Cannes Film Festival. The United States vs. Billie Holiday was originally slated to release in theaters on Feb. 26, 2021, but we’re still awaiting final word from Hulu on their release date
9. Judas and the Black Messiah
Of course, Daniel Kaluuya’s casting as Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton sparked an ongoing debate on whether Black British actors should portray highly cherished figures in Black American history. Plus, the film is sure to inspire a lot of challenging feelings since it is told from the perspective of the FBI informant (portrayed by Lakeith Stanfield) who had a hand in Hampton’s assassination. We’ll all see how it pans out in the first quarter of the year. Judas and the Black Messiah will march right onto both theaters and HBO Max simultaneously (it’ll only remain on the streamer for a month) on Feb. 12, 2021.
10. Coming 2 America
As we countdown to the release date for this much-anticipated flick, I can’t help but be wistful about the lost theater experience. Imagine the pomp and circumstances of the Black folks attending the opening weekend of Black Panther—but with more foolery. Coming 2 America will land on Amazon Prime Video on March 5, 2021.
11. Space Jam: A New Legacy
This is a movie we know even less about in terms of visuals—the only official thing we’ve gotten is a quick teaser of LeBron James in his Tune Squad uniform and a cool gaming initiative in partnership with Microsoft. What we do know is to expect the same number of cameos as in the original 1996 film, but with the modern star NBA players such as Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard or Kevin Durant. Also expect a lot of good-natured banter and trash-talking amongst them. Space Jam: A New Legacy dunks onto HBO Max on July 16, 2021.