Update: Morbius has now been delayed again, and won’t be released until January 2022.
2020 was a weird year for movies. I expect 2021 will be a bit more normal, but time will tell. Looking ahead to the year to come, here are the top ten films I’m interested in, from least to most anticipated:
10. Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Tom “Bane” Hardy returns as Eddie Brock/Venom, this time going up against Woody Harrelson as serial killer Cletus Kasady, AKA Carnage. Andy “Gollum” Serkis directs. I really liked the first film, especially the dynamic between Brock and Venom. Here’s hoping this one’s as good.
9. Boss Level
Groundhog Day redone as an action pic. Mel Gibson is the baddy. I really liked Edge of Tomorrow, which was Groundhog Day as a science fiction film. I’m not sure Boss Level will be as good, but it looks like it should be fun.
8. Tomorrow War
Science fiction film with Chris “Starlord” Pratt and Yvonne “Sarah” Strahovski.
Selma Hyack is a scientist experimenting with drugs/virtual reality. Owen Wilson is the subject of her experiments. Looks trippy.
Bob “Saul” Odenkirk is a family man with a past in this action flick written by the writer of John Wick.
5. Chaos Walking
Daisy “Rae” Ridley lands on a planet of men. Tom “Spidey” Holland is a man whose thoughts appear outside his body. Mads “Hannibal” Mickelson is the baddy.
Guilermo De Torro horror film about a wendigo. Looks creepy.
3. The Matrix 4
I love the Matrix, like Reloaded, and find Revolutions watchable. Lana Warshowski returns for this forth instalment, as do Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, though sadly neither Lawrence Fishburn nor Hugo Weaving. I hope this is good.
Jared Leto plays the Spider-man villain, the “living vampire”. Jared Harris costars, with Matt “The Doctor” Smith as the bad guy.
The greatest science fiction novel of all time returns to the screen for a third time. Denis Villeeuve, who directed the gorgeous but somewhat unsatisfying sequel to Blade Runner directs. I hope this is better than the David Lynch version, which I like, but is a pale reflection of the book.