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18th Jan 2021

WATCH: The first teaser footage of the Space Jam sequel has been revealed

Rory Cashin

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Warner Brothers revealed some of the first footage from a very impressive line-up of huge blockbusters coming in 2021.

Hot on the heels of the very impressive 2021 preview that Netflix revealed last week, Warner Brothers have gone a similar route, showing off a host of huge movies they’ll be releasing in cinemas and on HBO Max this year.

Unfortunately for us, HBO Max isn’t currently available in Ireland, but the sizzle reel does show us some of the very first footage of some of the biggest blockbusters we might expect to see here once cinemas are allowed to reopen.

But when we say teaser footage, we truly mean it; some of these glimpses are barely a second long. But we’ve gotten more excited for a lot less, so from the footage below, here is what you can expect to see:

00.00 to 00.02 – Godzilla vs Kong – the sequel to both Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island, it brings together the creatures and some of the surviving characters for the ultimate monster mash-up. Due for release on March 26.

00.02 to 00.04 – Mortal Kombat – the latest attempt to break the video games adaptation curse sees Hollywood take another bash at the infamous beat-em-up, which is already said to feature some of the game’s most famous fatalities. Due for release on April 16.

00.05 to 00.07 – Space Jam: A New Legacy – Believe it or not, it has been 25 years since the original, and the sequel sees LeBron James trapped in a digital space with the Looney Toons. Due for release of July 16.

00.07 to 00.08 – Malignant – The top-secret new horror from director James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw, Insidious) still hasn’t revealed what the plot is actually about, and doesn’t have a set release date beyond some time in 2021.

00.08 to 00.09 – King Richard – Will Smith could be getting some serious Oscar attention for his role here, playing Richard Williams, the father and coach of Venus and Serena. Due for release on November 19.

00.09 to 00.10 – The Little Things – This is one of only two movies on this list to actually have a trailer released already, with three Oscar-winners (Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto) starring in a ’90s set serial killer thriller. Due for release on January 29.

00.10 to 00.11 – Those Who Wish Me Dead – Angelina Jolie stars in this new thriller from the creators of Sicario and Hell Or High Water, playing a survival expert attempting to keep a teenage murder witness safe from a pair of assassins, as a raging forest fire closes in on them all. No set release date, but some time in 2021.

00.11 to 00.12 – Cry Macho – Clint Eastwood returns to direct and star in this entry into the western genre, but in a much more modern setting (well, sort of, it is set in 1978). No set release date, but some time in 2021.

00.12 to 00.13 – Judas and the Black Messiah – The other movie to already have a trailer released, it tells the true story of Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), the chairman of the Black Panther Party, and William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield), the man who would betray him. Due for release on February 12.

00.13 to 00.14 – The Suicide Squad – The sorta-sequel, sorta-reboot of 2016’s Suicide Squad sees some of that movie’s cast returning to their roles, but with LOADS of new members, and directed by James Gunn, the guy behind the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. Due for release on August 6.

00.16 to 00.17 – The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – The third entry into the Conjuring movies sees Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, getting involved in a murder case that included the first time in US history that demonic possession was used as a defence. Due for release on June 4.

00.17 to 00.18 – Tom & Jerry – The live-action and animation mix sees cat and mouse take their hijinks to a five-star Manhattan hotel just as the “wedding of the century” is about to take place. Due for release on February 26.

The remainder of the footage includes more glimpses from some of the above movies, while the final list of titles also includes the word “Matrix”, which is the fourth entry in The Matrix franchise (although we’re not fully sure if the movie is actually just called “Matrix”), and is due for release on December 21.

Obviously, all of these dates are still subject to change, and the above dates are also when they’re released in US cinemas, so some may arrive earlier, later, or on the same day over here, depending on if and when cinemas reopen.

Regardless, it is more than enough to get us very excited for big new movies in 2021!

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