When we’re not at the Disney theme parks, chances are, you’ll find us at home, popcorn in hand, watching Disney movies! And you know it’s such a joy going to the movie theater now that they’ve reopened!
We LOVE Disney classics and modern blockbusters, from Snow White to Avengers: Endgame. But there’s just something exciting about a NEW movie. 2021 has already seen the release of some fantastic Disney films, like Raya and the Last Dragon.
In addition to Disney, Pixar, and Marvel did you know that Disney owns 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures? That means there are a BUNCH of movies coming soon from inside AND outside of the Walt Disney Studios! And release dates have REALLY changed due to movie theater closures and capacity limits due to the coronavirus pandemic. It can be hard to keep track of what Disney and Disney-owned movies are coming out when. But we’ve broken it down for you! Here’s what you can see this year!
May Movie Releases
The Woman in the Window
Based on the popular 2018 novel of the same name, The Woman in the Window stars Amy Adams as an agoraphobic psychologist, who finds her own life tangled when her neighbor disappears.
This thriller will be out on Netflix on May 14th!
If she doesn’t scare you, the new Cruella film will (or not)!
The movie will tell the backstory of the famous villain during the 1970s in London with a pop-rock soundtrack when it comes to theaters and Disney+ Premiere Access on May 28th, 2021.
June Movie Releases
Pixar’s latest coming-of-age story, Luca, is set to debut on Disney+ on June 18th!
This sweet movie tells the story about two boys living in a picturesque Italian seaside town. The only thing is they have a BIG secret: they’re sea monsters!
July Movie Releases
We’ve been ANXIOUSLY waiting for more of Nat’s story since Avengers: Endgame (what is the Budapest story?!). The movie has had SEVERAL release dates and was due out in spring and fall of 2020.
But on July 9th, you’ll be able to learn about Black Widow’s origins in the prequel film both in theaters and via Disney+ Premiere Access.
Jungle Cruise‘s release date was moved back a WHOLE year from July 24th, 2020 to July 30th of this year. The movie based on the hit parks’ attractions will take you on “the adventure of a lifetime” aboard the La Quila.
Don’t worry — it looks like you will still get to spot the backside of water! 😉
The French Dispatch
Wes Anderson’s new movie will bring together stories from a group of journalists that work for an American-made magazine located in France.
The movie’s release has been shuffled around several times. It was originally supposed to come to theaters on July 24th 2020, then, it was bumped to October 16th of last year. Now, it will FINALLY get its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in July.
August Movie Releases
On August 13th, you can go on an interesting adventure as Guy the bank teller finds out that he’s a background character in a video game.
Instead of sitting idly by, he decides to confront the game’s inventor and prevent the game from being shut down. This movie was originally due out on July 3rd, 2020, then December 11th, 2020, and we’ve been waiting for this fun one ever since!
The King’s Man
Heads up, fans of the Kingsman series!
The King’s Man will be the third movie in the series, and this prequel will debut on August 20th.
The Beatles: Get Back
We’re ready to “Twist and Shout” when the new The Beatles documentary (ROCK-umentary?) directed by Peter Jackson comes to theaters on August 27th. The movie originally was supposed to come out on September 4th, 2020, but its release was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
It will show studio footage from 1969 and 1970 of the band, including some never-before-seen clips.
September Movie Releases
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
On top of all the other Marvel films planned over the next few years, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will showcase a multi-talented hero on September 3rd!
It was previously slated to hit theaters on February 12th, 2021.
October Movie Releases
The Last Duel
If you love knights and epic battles, then we’ve got a flick for you! The Last Duel tells the story of King Charles VI and Jean de Carrouges!
It will come to the big screen on October 15th, following an original release date of December 25th, 2020.
Ron’s Gone Wrong
Along with the other 20th Century Studios films whose schedules have been moved, Ron’s Gone Wrong has had its release moved around.
This heartwarming tale of an 11-year-old boy and his robot buddy will come out on October 22nd, 2021, following an previously announced release dates of February 26th and April 23rd.
November Movie Releases
Eternals is bringing us an entire group of new superheroes that promises to rock your socks off!
Although it was originally going to premiere November 6th, 2020, the film will now be debuting on November 5th, 2021.
Byron Howard and Jared Bush (two of the people behind Zootopia) directed Disney’s upcoming movie Encanto, which tells the tales of a MAGICAL family, though one child is seemingly ordinary.
This movie, which features music from Lin Manuel-Miranda, will be out on November 24th!
December Movie Releases
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Now that Disney and Sony have settled their differences, Spider-Man: No Way Home will swing into theaters on December 7th, following a few pushbacks (It was originally going to come out in July 2021, then November 5th, 2021).
We’re happy to get to see another Tom Holland Spider-Man film in the MCU!
West Side Story
The hit musical West Side Story has been beloved by many for generations.
You can watch the Jets and Sharks battle it out once again when the new adaptation of this classic premieres on December 10th.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Get ready to SING!
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a musical spectacular about an English teen who dreams of being a drag queen! Sounds fabulous. It was originally going to premiere on October 23rd, 2020, but now it has no release date, but it is due out in 2021.
Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel, Deep Water follows a rocky relationship between a husband and a wife. It’s been delayed from a November 13th, 2020 theatrical release to a planned date of January 14th, 2022.
This is a dark tale of a husband and wife that leads to murder!
Death on the Nile
If you enjoyed Murder on the Orient Express, you’ll love this next movie based on another Agatha Christie story: Death on the Nile.
Will you be able to guess whodunnit on February 11th, 2022?!?
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What movie are you most excited to see this year? Let us know in the comments!