The luxury of going to watch a movie in theaters has largely been taken away from us because of the ongoing pandemic. As a result, movies slated for release last year were pushed back to 2021. Christopher Nolan's Tenet should have been an immediate box office smash over the summer, but mass theater closures and limited capacity restrictions saw the film making under $10 million opening weekend. It makes sense Hollywood decided to postpone some of its highly anticipated releases.

Now with a vaccine available and hope that time will bring more normalcy, here are 10 films we should have seen last year but will likely get the chance to enjoy this year:

1.  Coming 2 America (March 5th).  Fans had been begging for a sequel to the iconic Eddie Murphy film for years. Confirmation that it was finally happening was huge! And then the joy was taken away because pandemic. Now it's just 2 months away and I can't wait to see it.

2.  No Time to Die (April 2nd).  Not only is it the 25th James Bond movie, but the last to star Daniel Craig. My guess is we won't get the official announcement on who the new James Bond will be until we see this one.

3.  A Quiet Place, Part 2 (April 23rd).  At the very least the postponement has given ample time for people to watch the original. If you haven't seen it, get to it. You'll be glad a sequel was made.

4.  Black Widow (May 7th). After the injustice that was Black Widow's death in Avengers: Endgame, the least they could do is give her a spinoff.

5.  Spiral (May 21st).  Horror fans rejoice! The Saw reboot starring Chris Rock will finally come late May. It's been over a decade since the last Saw film.

6.  F9 (May 28th).  Hard to believe there's yet another Fast & Furious film, but there is. The franchise makes big bucks, so naturally the studio pushed it back.

7. Top Gun: Maverick (July 2nd). The sequel to the 1986 original, fans have been dying to get back that loving feeling ever since it was announced. Fun fact: The film opens just one day before star Tom Cruise's birthday.

8. Jungle Cruise (July 30th). The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise spawned hit after hit movie for years. Hard to believe it's based on the Disneyland ride. Can Disney recreate that type of success with another film based on a ride? We shall see.

9. Eternals (November 5th).  Angelina Jolie stars alongside Kumail Nanjiani and Game of Thrones stars Richard Madden and Kit Harrington in the latest Marvel film.

10. West Side Story (December 10th). We can thank Steven Spielberg for directing what fans hope will be a cinematic musical masterpiece.

(Hollywood Reporter

 

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