COVID-19: Space Jam, Top Gun and Bond – the films that are going to be released in cinemas soon | Ents & Arts News
It’s been a long time for many of us since we last stepped foot inside a cinema.
Major studios are now tentatively releasing films into cinemas, in the hope that movie-goers will start heading back to screens around the world.
Below is a list of upcoming cinema releases in the UK that span the rest of 2021.
A Quiet Place II
When: Out now
Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy
Plot: A sequel to the 2018 film, it follows a family who live a world inhabited by monsters who have hypersensitive hearing – so must live their lives as quietly as possible.
When: Out now
Cast: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Joel Fry
Plot: An origin story that follows Cruella de Vil from Disney‘s 101 Dalmatians in 1970s punk London, as we learn what triggered her to start skinning dogs for their fur.
In The Heights
When: 11 June
Cast: Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Stephanie Beatriz
Plot: Before Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the musical In The Heights – about an immigrant community in a New York who are pining for a better life.
When: 24 June
Cast: Vin Diesel, John Cena, Helen Mirren
Plot: The ninth film in the Fast & Furious franchise in which Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) must face his younger brother, Jakob (John Cena), an assassin, who is working with old enemy Cipher.
When: 9 July
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour
Plot: We’ve already seen her in the Avengers films, but now the Black Widow gets her movie, which follows the events of Captain America: Civil War and sees Natasha Romanov forced to confront a conspiracy about her past.
Space Jam: A New Legacy
When: 16 July
Cast: LeBron James, Don Cheadle, Bugs Bunny
Plot: Some 25 years after the original, we get the sequel, which sees basketball royalty LeBron James zapped into cyberspace and forced to play the most important game of this life – with the Looney Tunes.
When: 30 July
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall
Plot: Based on the classic Disneyland Ride and set in the early 1900s, a scientist takes her brother on a journey into the jungle to find the Tree of Life – but must outwit a rival German expedition.
When: 13 August
Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Marlon Wayans, Forest Whittaker
Plot: Aretha Franklin is the latest star to get a biopic, with Respect following the life of the singer and civil rights activist.
People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan
When: 18 August
Cast: Asim Chaudhry, Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin
Plot: From Hounslow to Tokyo – the Kurupt FM crew travel to Japan after learning one of its tracks has been used on a game show.
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The 10 Rings
When: 3 September
Cast: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung
Plot: Another entrant into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Shang-Chi, who was trained to be an assassin during young age, is drawn into the secret Ten Rings organisation and forced to confront his past.
Dear Evan Hansen
When: 24 September
Cast: Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore
Plot: A Broadway and West End smash, the film looks at the unravelling of a lie told by the lead character who is battling anxiety and trying to fit in.
James Bond: No Time To Die
When: 30 September
Cast: Daniel Craig, Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek
Plot: In Daniel Craig’s last trip out as 007, he is sent out to find a missing scientist – but is confronted with a villain who has a plan to kill millions.
When: 1 October
Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac
Plot: Based on the 1960s novel, Dune is a sci-fi epic which sees a battle for a life-extending substance on the planet Arrakis.
Last Night In Soho
When: 29 October
Cast: Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith
Plot: In this new psychological horror from Edgar Wright, a young woman is transported back to the 1960s in the body of her celeb idol, but the dark, shady world around her begins to fall apart.
When: 5 November
Cast: Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden
Plot: Yet another inception into the MCU – the Eternals are a race of immortals who have overseen Earth for thousands of years, and now must protect the planet from the Deviants – their evil counterparts.
When: 11 November
Cast: Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Sigourney Weaver
Plot: A mother and her two children are forced to move to a farm they inherit from their late grandfather – where they discover their link to the original Ghostbusters.
Top Gun: Maverick
When: 19 November
Cast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jon Hamm
Plot: Maverick and Iceman are back – but this time as flight trainers, as the new breed of aviators take to the skies.
West Side Story
When: 10 December
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose
Plot: Steven Spielberg is at the helm for the latest retelling of this classic musical, which sees teenagers from rival gangs in 1950s New York, fall in love.
When: 22 December
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith
Plot: Well – we’re not sure, but the return of original cast members is exciting fans around the world.