Blockbusters in 2021
What's On Dubai|January 2021
So, the second half of 2020 didn’t quite follow the cinematic release schedule we were all hoping for. But that’s OK, we’re just about over it. It does, however, mean that 2021 is looking like a CGI tsunami of movie magic, a hulking Death Star filled to the thermal exhaust ports with original screenplay adaptations, long-awaited sequels, and childhood-tarnishing reboots that nobody asked for, but we’ll probably all still watch.

THIS IS OUR TOP PICK OF WHAT’S COMING SOON(ISH)

THE LAST DUEL

EXPECTED: JANUARY 2021

Ridley Scott is about to enter a sixth decade of making movies, and his cinematic CV looks set to echo in eternity. He was the helmsman for Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, American Gangster, and The Martian. So there’s an understandable ripple of excitement whenever new Ridley Scott projects are announced. The concept of ‘duels’ has been a reoccurring theme in Scott’s movies, but the name of his latest one, The Last Duel, bears a noteworthy resemblance to his 1977 Cannes Film Festival best debut-winning piece The Duellists. We know this feature is based on a book, The Last Duel: A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager. We know the screenplay was written by Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Nicole Holofcener (and also stars Affleck and Damon). But are we ready to get emotionally attached to the idea of this release coming out in January despite the lack of a trailer? Not yet, not yet.

GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE

EXPECTED: MARCH 2021

Let’s be clear, we did not hate the female-led 2016 reboot of the classic sci-fi comedy, Ghostbusters. We laughed. That being said, the fact that this 2021 movie is a straight sequel to the two original 1980s Ghostbusters films, has got us dribbling a little bit of anticipatory ectoplasm. It has some strong spirit DNA — a cast featuring the vampirically youthful Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), retro gadgets, rumors of role reprisals, and a trailer that teases Zuul-Esque appendages. But will it all get messy with two separate timelines and a sequel dropping after more than 30 years? Not if you follow Egon’s first rule of Ghostbuster club: Never cross the streams.

NO TIME TO DIE

EXPECTED: APRIL 2021

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