Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more – CNET

Release date: July 15, 2022

Blockbusters of 2021 (and 2022)



Tom Hanks is the last man on Earth and Caleb Landry Jones is his faithful robot in this post-apocalyptic drama. Originally titled Bios, it was renamed Finch and will be released on streaming service Apple TV.

Dune (Oct. 21, 2021)

Pixar’s next animated film follows a young boy with a fishy secret on the sun-dappled Italian Riviera. It’s released exclusively on Disney Plus. 

Yeah, we’re thinking he’s back.

The French Dispatch (Oct. 22, 2021)


Release date: Nov. 5, 2021



Several movies have been released already. They include Eddie Murphy’s long-awaited sequel to an ’80s classic. Originally set for a theatrical release, Coming 2 America is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now. 

Tom Cruise feels the need for speed in belated sequel Top Gun: Maverick.

Finch (Nov. 5, 2021)

Release date: Unspecified (moved from March 2021)

Release date: March 12, 2021

Eternals (Nov. 5, 2021)



Steven Spielberg directs Ansel Elgort and singing legend Rita Moreno in a new version of classic musical West Side Story.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Nov. 19, 2021)


In Nine Days, Winston Duke and Zazie Beetz take us to a strange house where a reclusive man interviews prospective candidates for the privilege to be born.

After Avengers: Endgame brought things to a close, Scarlett Johansson flashes back to a prequel about the background of her troubled Marvel antihero, Black Widow, with some help from Florence Pugh. The movie will stream on Disney Plus the same day it opens in theaters.  

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (Nov. 24, 2021)


Serial slasher and mask fan Michael Myers returns for yet another sequel, following the 2018 reboot starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Halloween Kills will stream on Peacock on the same day as the big screen.


Dev Patel is mythic knight Sir Gawain, King Arthur’s headstrong nephew, in this medieval fantasy epic from A24.

Release date: Oct. 21, 2021 (moved from December 2020)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Dec. 17, 2021)

Release date: Jan. 15, 2021
Without Remorse


The Belcher family members flip out as they flip burgers in a Bob’s Burgers animated movie.
Release date: March 18, 2021

Ana de Armas

Tom Holland plays a troubled war veteran in Cherry, re-teaming with his Marvel Avengers directors the Russo Brothers on Apple TV Plus.
Release date: March 5, 2021 (originally December 2020)

Release date: June 25, 2021 (moved from May 2020)

Tomb Raider 2 (Unspecified)

Release date: July 9, 2021 (moved from April 2020)
Zack Snyder brings the zombie genre back from the dead with an all-action heist film streaming on Netflix.
Release date: June 18, 2021 

Bob’s Burgers: The Movie (Unspecified)

Jason Statham kicks ass

Marvel’s Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, faces a slight delay before entering the Multiverse of Madness.

Paul Rudd gets a dose of freaky ghosts in Stranger Things-style reboot Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

The 355 (Jan. 14, 2022)

Ana de Armas was due to makes two big appearances in November 2020, in James Bond adventure No Time to Die and alongside Ben Affleck in steamy drama Deep Water, based on the Patricia Highsmith novel. But in September, Disney pushed the film back to late summer 2021.

Deep Water (Jan. 14, 2022)



Buckle up for Fast and Furious 9, starring Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron and Helen Mirren, pushed back a year from its original release date.

Uncharted (Feb. 18, 2022)


Emma Stone stars as a young Cruella De Vil in Disney’s live-action 101 Dalmatians prequel. It’s streaming now on Disney Plus, from the same day it opened in theaters. 

Release date: Dec. 16, 2022 (moved from December 2021)

The Batman (March 4, 2022)

Don’t make a sound as director John Krasinski and star Emily Blunt return to a world where sound summons monsters, in A Quiet Place 2.
The Many Saints of Newark

Release date: Aug. 27, 2021 (moved from June 2020)

Morbius (Jan. 28, 2022)

Release date: April 30, 2021
The sequel to the 2018 supervillain caper Venom once again stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, a hapless journalist whose body bonds with a viscous alien. Joining him for Venom 2 are Woody Harrelson, Michelle Williams and Naomie Harris. Andy Serkis directs
Chris Rock reinvents the Saw franchise with horror movie Spiral, which is torturing fans with an indefinite delay.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022)

Release date: July 23, 2021
The sequel to James Cameron’s record-breaking sci-fi movie has already kept us waiting over a decade. And it’s been bumped back a year from its Christmas 2021 release date. On the plus side, there will be four Avatar sequels and they’ll alternate with new Star Wars movies every holiday season up to 2028.
Taika Waititi returns to direct the fourth Thor movie, starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, alongside Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Jeff Goldblum and Vin Diesel.

Top Gun: Maverick (May 27, 2022)

Amy Adams plays an agoraphobic child psychologist who witnesses a brutal crime through her window. Based on the bestseller by Tracy Letts, this Netflix film also stars Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Julianne Moore.

Release date: April 23, 2021

John Wick: Chapter 4 (May 27, 2022)




Release date: Oct. 29, 2021
A star-studded cast leads Marvel’s ensemble Eternals adventure. Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington and Brian Tyree Henry star in this tale of immortal aliens who first appeared in comics in 1976.

Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi and Killing Eve star Jodie Comer press start on Free Guy, the story of a video game’s nonplayable character coming to life.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 (July 15, 2022)

Release date: June 16, 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt faces down aliens again in The Tomorrow War. He plays a time-traveling teacher day drafted to fight battles of the future in this Amazon Prime Video sci-fi action movie.

Mission: Impossible 7 (Sept. 30, 2022)


Release date: Oct. 1, 2021

Chilling 1992 horror movie Candyman gets a hook-handed reboot thanks to Nia DaCosta, written by Get Out and Us creator Jordan Peele. It was moved around the schedule a few times before being set for August 2021. 

Avatar 2 (Dec. 16, 2022)

The Black Panther sequel stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Dominique Thorne.

Salma Hayek joins Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson for this action comedy sequel.

Locked Down (Jan. 14, 2021)

Premiere date: Jan. 22, 2021 (Sundance Film Festival) 
Release date: July 8, 2022 (moved from May 6, 2022)

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

Jared Leto sinks his teeth into the role of Marvel’s vampire Morbius in this comic-inspired adventure from Sony, the studio behind Venom.

Release date: Dec. 10, 2021 (moved from December 2020)

Nine Days (Jan. 22, 2021)

Release date: Jan. 28, 2022 (moved from July 2020)
Release date: Oct. 15, 2021 (moved from Dec. 25, 2020)
Release date: March 31, 2021

Coming 2 America (March 5, 2021)

DC Comics fans are getting another version of the Caped Crusader in The Batman, this time from Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves. Robert Pattinson will play Batman in the upcoming film, originally scheduled for June 2021. 
Release date: May 21, 2021 (moved from May 2020)
Release date: June 30, 2021

Chaos Walking (March 5, 2021)



Former Spider-men Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield could join current webslinger Tom Holland in No Way Home, Marvel’s spider-sequel to Homecoming and Far From Home.

Raya and the Last Dragon (March 5, 2021)

Release date: June 4, 2021

Release date: Oct. 15, 2021

Cherry (March 12, 2021)

Release date: Dec. 17, 2021
Jason Statham kicks ass as a security guard with a secret in a remake of French action flick Cash Truck, directed by Guy Ritchie.
Release date: March 5, 2021 (moved from November 2020)

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (March 18, 2021)

The legendary fighting game comes to HBO Max in a new movie produced by James Wan.
Release date: July 30, 2021 (moved from July 2020)

Release date:  May 6, 2022 (moved from Nov. 5, 2021, after being moved from May 2021 and March 2022)
Release date: May 28, 2021

A riotous story told through a series of viral tweets inspired this tale of a wild weekend in Florida. 

Mortal Kombat (April 23, 2021)


Release date: Oct. 8, 2021 (moved from April 2020)

Release date: May 14, 2021

Without Remorse (April 23, 2021)


Release date: July 2, 2021

Emma Stone Cruella

Tom Holland plays video game hero Nathan Drake in Uncharted, also starring Mark Wahlberg.
Supervillains strike back in James Gunn’s anarchic DC comics sequel starring Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, and John Cena.

Michael B. Jordan is a former Navy SEAL out for revenge in violent thriller Without Remorse, based on the 1993 novel by Jack Ryan creator Tom Clancy.

Wrath of Man (May 7, 2021)

Release date: Oct. 1, 2021 (moved from October 2020) 
Release date: Nov. 5, 2021 (moved from November 2020)
Seconds out as Godzilla vs. Kong looks to settle who’s king of the monsters. Watch in theaters or stream on HBO Max.

Spiral (May 21, 2021)

Release date: June 10, 2021

Release date: Sept. 30, 2022

The Woman in the Window (May 14, 2021)


Release date: July 16, 2021

Release date: May 28, 2021 (moved from March 2020)

Army of the Dead (May 21, 2021)


Alicia Vikander returns as video game superstar Lara Croft, raiding more tombs with help from director Ben Wheatley. 

Release date: Dec. 22, 2021

Cruella (May 28, 2021)


The Conjuring 3 brings back Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as ghosthunters Ed and Lorraine Warren. The story is based on a real-life murder trial in which the defendant claimed demonic possession. Originally due to open in September 2020, it was moved by Warner Bros to the following summer. It’ll also stream on HBO Max at the same time.

Release date: Unspecified

A Quiet Place Part 2 (May 28, 2021)

Tom Holland  and Daisy Ridley cause chaos on a planet where all the women have died and thoughts are visible. Um, OK.



Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern return to the Jurassic Park series alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. It was originally slated for June 2021 but pushed back to summer 2022.

Release date: Nov. 11, 2022 (moved from July 8, 2022)

Infinite (June 10, 2021)

Release date: Nov. 19, 2021 (moved from July 2020)

Release date: Feb. 18, 2022 (moved from December 2020)

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (June 16, 2021)


Release date: Jan. 14, 2021



Release date: Oct. 22, 2021


Basketball star LeBron James, writer Ryan Coogler and Bugs Bunny lead animated Looney Tunes cartoon characters onto court in a sequel to 1996 cartoon/live-action kids film Space Jam. It’s streaming on HBO Max.

Release date: Sept. 3, 2021 (moved from February 2021)

Space Jam 2: A New Legacy (July 16, 2021)

Marvel star Anthony Mackie is an android with attitude in Netflix’s near-future action thriller. 
Tom Cruise runs back onto the big screen for the next Mission: Impossible movie.

In this Disney animated adventure film, lone warrior Raya sets out in search of the Last Dragon, voiced by Awkwafina. It’s streaming on Disney Plus too.
Release date: Aug. 6, 2021

Release date: May 27, 2022

The Tomorrow War (July 2, 2021)

Michael Gandolfini plays a young Tony Soprano, the role made famous by his father, James Gandolfini, in The Many Saints of Newark. It’s a ’60s-set prequel to classic TV series The Sopranos, created by writer and producer David Chase (pictured right). You’ll be able to see it on streaming service HBO Max too.

Doctor Strange 2 and Thor: Love and Thunder are the latest to experience delays as the delta variant continues its global impact. Will there be more postponements? Will we end up enjoying the latest films from our sofas if Hollywood fully embraces streaming? Click through the gallery for the updated calendar of 2021 (and 2022) movie release dates. And don’t worry, we’ll update you if and when the dates change again.

Zola (June 30, 2021)

Keanu Reeves steps into the Matrix (and onto HBO Max) in a new cyberpunk action thriller from one of the creators behind the original trilogy, Lana Wachowski.
Release date: Aug. 13, 2021 (moved from July 2020)
2020 began, appropriately enough, with a film set during lockdown. Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor use the COVID-19 pandemic to pull off a jewelry heist, streaming on HBO Max. 

Snake Eyes: GI Joe Origins (July 23, 2021)

Release date: June 10, 2022
Ridley Scott directs Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in a period drama about a duel fought in 14th-century France.
Release date: May 27, 2022 (moved from June 2020)

Jungle Cruise (July 30, 2021)

Abbi Jacobson and Maya Rudolph’s wacky family take on a robot uprising led by Olivia Colman makes for a heartwarming and anarchic Netflix animated adventure from the producers of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.  
Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson go for a jungle cruise in Disney’s family adventure, which was postponed a whole year and will stream on Disney Plus on the same day it cruises into theaters.
Ralph Fiennes suits up for The King’s Man, a WWI-era prequel to the Kingsman series of movies.

The Green Knight (July 30, 2021)

The spice must flow for director Denis Villeneuve in a new adaptation of the classic sci-fi novels, which will also stream on HBO Max. The cosmic cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and Javier Bardem.
Release date: May 7, 2021
Henry Golding and Samara Weaving toy with the idea of headlining Snake Eyes, a ninja-focused spinoff from the GI Joe series of toys and movies.

The Suicide Squad (Aug. 6, 2021)

Release date: April 23, 2021
Release date: March 4, 2022
Harry Potter wizarding spin-off Fantastic Beasts 3 was scheduled to open in November 2021, though production was postponed the day it was supposed to start shooting. The embattled production was also disrupted when Johnny Depp was replaced as the villain by Mad Mikkelsen.

Free Guy (Aug. 13, 2021)

James Bond is back — eventually? Daniel Craig makes his final outing as 007 in No Time to Die, co-written by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Back in early 2020, this was the first major blockbuster to take the extraordinary step of substantially moving its release date because of coronavirus.




Marvel chose not to recast the role of T’Challa following Chadwick Boseman’s death.

Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings (Sept. 3, 2021)

Mark Wahlberg and director Antoine Fuqua team up for Infinite, the story of a man discovering that his hallucinations are actually visions from past lives. Hate it when that happens. Originally set for a theatrical release, it’s coming to streaming service Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access).
Release date: Dec. 22, 2021 (moved from August 2021)
A new movie version of the chilling survival horror game. 

The Many Saints of Newark (Oct. 1, 2021)


2021 is a big year for blockbuster movies as we catch up with 2020 films delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Marvel’s Shang-Chi was a big hit, while delayed blockbusters like Marvel’s Black Widow, Fast and Furious sequel F9 and The Suicide Squad all finally arrived. The Matrix 4 and Dune are still coming to theaters and streaming services.

Pixar Luca


Release date: May 21, 2021

Release date: Jan. 14, 2022 (moved from August 2021) 

No Time to Die (Oct. 8, 2021)

Release date: Nov. 24, 2021

Release date: March 5, 2021

Halloween Kills (Oct. 15, 2021)


Edgar Wright takes Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp and Diana Rigg out for their Last Night in Soho in this psychological thriller.


Marvel Studios Hall H Panel


Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman team up again in a new, significantly longer version of 2017’s Justice League put together by the film’s original director Zack Snyder. All four hours of the much-anticipated Snyder Cut stream on HBO Max.

Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022)

Shang-Chi poster


Release date: July 30, 2021

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Nov. 11, 2022)

Wes Anderson returns with more idiosyncratic art-housery in The French Dispatch, starring Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray, Saoirse Ronan, Tilda Swinton and Frances McDormand.

Marvel unleashes martial arts action starring Simu Liu as mystical fighter Shang-Chi, alongside Awkwafina and Tony Leung.