Many movie lovers were skeptical when Netflix announced last October that they would be delivering new movies every week in 2021. This week, Netflix made good on its promise with the announcement of their 2021 film slate, which guarantees at least one new feature film every week. The platform went on to state that in total it would be delivering 71 new titles across a multitude of genres this year.
Netflix currently is one of the most popular streaming services with over 193 million subscribers, and that number is likely to grow this year with the announcement of all of these original films. Most of the films that will be released are completely original productions.
Within the epic trailer reel that Netflix uploaded to their social media this week, notable actors like Dwayne Johnson, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa, Halle Berry, Chris Hemsworth, Amy Adams, and so many others were featured as stars for the new titles. All projects will be rolled out throughout the next 12 months.
Of all the titles announced the ones being discussed the most heavily online currently include “Red Notice,” starring Gal Gadot, Johnson, and Reynolds; the Western “The Harder They Fall” with Regina King, Idris Elba and “Lovecraft County” breakout Jonathan Majors; Adams’ “The Woman in The Window”; Zach Snyder’s “Army of the Dead”; Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Tick, Tick … Boom!”; and the impossibly starry “Don’t Look Up” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ariana Grande, Timothee Chalamet, Kid Cudi and Meryl Streep.
The trailer also revealed that Netflix will be releasing the highly anticipated third installments of the “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” and “The Kissing Booth” movie series. The release of these films is being seen as an extremely smart move from the streaming giant.
Netflix is currently the global leader in streaming, which makes sense considering it was one of the original streaming services to hit the market. Hollywood studios such as Warner Bros. are currently struggling to cope with fallouts over movie deals and theater closures. Many of these studios are turning to streaming services as a means of making up for the revenue lost due to the pandemic; Warner Bros. collaborated with HBO Max in terms of releasing their 2021 movie slate.
With the Covid-19 vaccine taking much longer than originally anticipated to be distributed throughout America, and the pandemic being the worst it’s ever been for the nation, Netflix is in an incredible position to cater to the millions of Americans who have been and will continue to stay home in order to do their part in curbing the spread of the virus.
The slate also includes a few possible franchise starters for new Netflix original movie series, including “Wish Dragon” a film from Sony Pictures Animation that comes from the same studio that created “Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse.”
To watch the Netflix 2021 original movie slate trailer and to see all the titles that will be coming to the platform this year, click here.
Eric Mastrota is a Contributing Editor at The National Digest based in New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he reports on world news, culture, and lifestyle. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.