Summer 2021: A redemption for the movie industry

Nearly 40 movies are set for widespread release over the next few months

April 27, 2021

Over the past few months, chains such as AMC, Cinemark Theatres, and Regal Cinemas have reopened across the country. This allows for more movies with trailers to be produced. 

There are almost 40 movies anticipated to come out this summer. Here is a list of a few of the films people are excited to see:

  • Black Widow is the long-awaited Marvel film where Scarlett Johansson will finally get a stand-alone movie. The film stars David Harbour, Florence Pugh, and O-T Fagbenle, and the story is set after the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War. Its release date is July 9. 
  • Forever Purge is the fifth and final movie in the The Purge series. The plot line is still unknown as Universal Pictures gave no official description, but the movie will star Josh Lucas, Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Cassidy Freeman and Veronica Falcón. It’s release date is also July 9. 
  • Cruella is Disney’s live-action movie that is set in 1970s London and will introduce Emma Stone as a younger version of Cruella de Vil, the villain from 1961’s “101 Dalmatians.” Its release date is May 28. 
  • In the Heights is a musical drama directed by Jon M. Chu and produced by Lin Manuel Miranda. The movie explores three days in Dominican American neighborhood of Washington Heights and will be released June 11. 
  • Fast and the Furious will be getting a ninth movie added to their franchise. Dominic Toretto will be played by Vin Diesel while his estranged brother, Jakob, will be played by John Cena. Its release date is on June 25. 

One major change will be how people watch movies. For instance, Warner Bros. is planning to release their entire slate of 2021 movies on HBO Max along with releasing them in theaters. This could signify even more changes in the movie industry as a business and how it will run. 


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