10 of the most anticipated films of fall 2021


Gaby Jones

This list shows 10 movies that are currently set to be released in the remainder of the year. Many of them were subject to delays due to the coronavirus. As a result of the pandemic, there has been an increase in films releasing on streaming services as opposed to only theatres.

Gaby Jones, Managing Editor

Here is an up-to-date list of all the new films set to come out in the remainder of 2021: 

1. “No Time to Die” (Oct. 8)

The twenty-fifth installment of the James Bond film series follows the well-respected spy (Daniel Craig) when he gets recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist and capture an armed and dangerous new villain. The film was initially set to be released in April 2020.    

2. “Dune” (Oct. 22)

Based on the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert, the sci-fi-adventure film centers around Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he leads his tribe in a battle to control the planet Arrakis. It will be released in theaters and on HBO Max. The film was originally planned for a 2020 release date.

3. “The French Dispatch” (Oct. 22)   

Directed by Wes Anderson, “The French Dispatch” is a comedy-drama anthology film described as “a love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city.” The movie first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in July. It is set to feature an ensemble cast, including Tilda Swinton, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, William Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Bill Murray and many more.

4. “The Harder They Fall” (Oct. 22)

“The Harder They Fall” is an upcoming Western film starring Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield, and Regina King. The film is centered around the main character, Nat Love (Majors), who reassembles his former gang to seek revenge on the people who murdered his parents. After the limited release in Oct., the movie will be streaming on Netflix on Nov. 3.

5. “Last Night in Soho” (Oct. 29)

The newest from Edgar Wright is a psychological horror film set in the 60s that stars Thomasin McKenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy. The film is said to be inspired by critically acclaimed thrillers, “Don’t Look Now” and “Repulsion.”

6. “Tick, Tick … Boom!” (Nov. 12)

Lin-Manuel Miranda directs his newest musical drama starring Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús, and Vanessa Hudgens. It is adapted from Johnathan Larson’s party-autobiographical musical of the same name. It will be released on Netflix one week after a limited theatrical release.

7. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (Nov. 19)

In the newest film from the Ghostbusters franchise, a single mother and her two children move to a new town and discover their ties to the original ghostbusters and the legacy that their grandfather hid from them. This film had been delayed from July 2020 to June 2021 and is currently set to release this fall.

8. “Don’t Look Up” (Dec. 10) 

The upcoming sci-fi comedy, written and directed by Adam McKay, follows two astronomers as they tour the earth to warn humankind about an approaching comet that will destroy the planet. The film’s cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Meryl Streep, and Jonah Hill. After its theatrical release, it will be streaming on Netflix on Dec. 24. 

9. “West Side Story” (Dec. 10)

In Steven Spielberg’s latest film, he creates a new adaptation of the 1957 musical and tells the story of the forbidden love caused by the rivalry between Jets and Sharks and their different ethnic backgrounds. The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters on Dec. 18, 2020.

10. “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (Dec. 17)

The third installment of Holland’s Spiderman is set to hit theaters in the coming months. The film follows Peter Parker after his identity as Spiderman is revealed to everyone. Holland’s contract is said to be ending after the release of “No Way Home.” 

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