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The Most Anticipated Movies of the Second Half of 2021

By Film Threat Staff | July 20, 2021

With the pandemic situation that started in 2020, it delayed the release of many movies in theatres worldwide. Indeed, it also led to most movies moving their releases to streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video and others. 

With most of 2021 being over, people are hoping that the large screens will be showing the latest releases in the last few months of the year. Some titles such as Space Jam or Coming 2 America have already been released on the video streaming services. However, many would still go to the movies to see these popular flicks on the big screen when they open their doors again. 

Till then, it has mostly been online entertainment for people, especially gaming and gambling domains. It is of little surprise that mobile casino Canada sites have done well in this period. Most of these sites ensure secure gambling on the go, allowing players to log into their accounts on their smartphones and wager on the go.

For the second half of 2021, here are some movies to look forward to watching on the big screen:

The Many Saints of Newark

This is a prequel to The Sopranos series aired on HBO. Here it depicts the riots that occurred in Newark NJ around 1967 between the Black and the Italian communities. Alan Taylor is the director, and stars here include Leslie Odom Jr., Alessandro Nivola, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll and others.

No Time to Die

This particular movie is the 25th one in the franchise of James Bond movies. It stars Daniel Craig in his last Bond spy role. The storyline is about Bond retiring to Jamaica which gets cut short when a friend from the past, Felix Leiter, seeks help. Bond then goes on a rescue mission to save a scientist kidnapped, which makes him collide with a masked villain armed with dangerous technology. It is a long-awaited movie that many are still waiting to see on the big screen.

Halloween Kills

This is a sequel to Halloween of 2018, where Jamie Lee Curtis is pitted against Michael Myers. The thriller, if released, would be a fitting one, just in time for most to enjoy the Halloween holidays.

The Last Duel

This movie is based on the book of the same name, which is a story of combat and trial set in medieval France. It is a historical drama that shows two men in the 14th century ordered to fight in a death duel. Stars include Adam Driver, Matt Damon and Jodie Comer. 


This movie is set to premiere at the theatres as well as on HBO Max. It is a remake of a sci-fi epic. It stars actor Timothée Chalamet who acts like a young duke leading the battle for gaining control on a desert planet. The movie has a star-studded cast such as Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Dave Bautista and others. 

The French Dispatch

This is a Wes Anderson movie that has actors such as Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton and others. The storyline revolves around the office of a magazine publication set in a French city. 

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

This is a comeback of the famous franchise that picks up from the 1989 Ghostbusters II movie theme. The script here shows a family moving to a town where they discover connections to the business of ghost catching. It includes actors such as Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts, who reprise their earlier roles and bring back nostalgia among the fans.

Top Gun: Maverick

This is another comeback for the famous movie and the actor. Tom Cruise returns after 35 years to confront the past and trains a new squad to face challenging missions. It is definitely a much-awaited end of year release this year. 

West Side Story

This is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the fifties, under the direction of Steven Spielberg. It stars newcomer actor Rachel Zegler along with Ansel Elgort. It is expected to mirror the original production closely. Even Rita Moreno, who appeared in the 1961 original film, has a role here.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

This is the third movie where Tom Holland acts as Spider-Man and one that has many fans looking forward to its release around the holiday season. It will also showcase many others reprising their roles from the earlier Spider-Man movies. 

The Matrix 4

As expected, this is another high budget and much-awaited title for the holiday season this year. It will have actors such as Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lambert Wilson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Daniel Bernhardt reprising their roles in this fourth title of the franchise.

The above are some of the many flicks that are slated for release later part of 2021. Fans are hopeful that movie theatres would open soon so that these slated releases happen as scheduled.

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