After a 2020 marked by the coronavirus pandemic that forced movie theaters to close for months, which postponed many premieres, superhero movies will return in full force in 2021. Except for Los New Mutants and Wonder Woman 1984 the rest of Scheduled tapes delayed their releases, leaving a schedule littered with new releases for comic book fans.
And although some films like Matt Reeves’ The Batman, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness or Black Adam with Dwayne Johnson, have postponed their releases until 2022, there are a good number of titles that will be released this year. These are all the superhero movies coming in 2021.
ZACK SNYDER JUSTICE LEAGUE (MARCH ON HBO MAX)
Long-awaited by millions of fans for years, Zack Snyder’s version of Justice League will be released on HBO Max in March, divided into four hour-long installments each. A montage that hopes to bring to the DC hero reunion a completely different point of view than the one seen in theaters and that will feature more Darkseid and a Superman without a mustache … and with his mythical black suit.
MORBIUS (MARCH 19)
The pandemic led to Morbius the Vampire, the second Spider-Man spin-off after Venom starring Jared Leto, has moved from July 2020 to March 2021. This film is expected to be directly connected to the UCM, unlike from the first Venom installment, which ran independently without the presence of Tom Holland.
BLACK WIDOW (MAY 7)
The superheroine played by Scarlett Johansson, much loved by the fandom, will have her well-deserved solo show on the big screen. Despite being a prequel that falls between ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, the film directed by Cate Shortland works within the marvelitas gears, and its postponement had a domino effect in the rest of the releases of the UCM.
SAMARITAN (JUNE 4)
One of the few films in the genre not linked to a franchise to be released in 2021. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Samaritan tells the story of a young man who discovers that a superhero who was believed dead for 20 years is still alive. Directed by Julios Avery (Overlord) it is expected to be a dark and twisted version of the classic superpower stories.
VENOM: THERE WILL BE KILLING (JUNE 25)
Directed by Andy Serkis, Venom 2 will feature the fight between Tom Hardy’s symbiote and his deadly enemy Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson. Like Morbius, the Venom sequel is expected to have far more connections to the Marvel Universe and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man than its predecessor.
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE 10 RINGS (JULY 9)
As Kevin Feige explained, Marvel’s Asian superhero movie Shang-Chi has been on the minds of creative Marvels since the release of Iron Man in 2008. With an initial release slated for February 2021, it will finally debut at the MCU. in July, just two months after the premiere of Black Widow.
THE SUICIDE SQUAD (AUGUST 6)
Made up of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Amanda Waller (Viola Davis), Bloodsport (Idris Elba) and Peacemaker (John Cena), among others, James’s Suicide Squad Gunn completed his filming prior to the coronavirus pandemic, and its release date has stuck. It will be DC’s first theatrical release after Wonder Woman 1984.
THE ETERNALS (NOVEMBER 5)
Marvel’s Eternals managed to complete their filming before the COVID-19 pandemic forced to cancel filming to avoid contagion. Even so, the film starring Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Kit Harington, among others, was delayed until November 2021 to leave a few months of space behind Black Widow and Shang-Chi.
SPIDER-MAN 3 (DECEMBER 17)
With the confirmed participation of Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Jamie Foxx (Electro) and Alfred Molina (Doctor Octopus), and with the rumors that point to the presence of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield within the Multiverse, the third solo adventure of Tom Holland will be the last superhero movie of the year. His official title has yet to be revealed.