It used to be that the Summer was usually reserved for blockbuster movies, but the COVID-19 pandemic has altered many things in Hollywood and now a slate of movies that were due to come out earlier this year will be on their way to streaming and big screens in the fall.
We live in the age of prequels, sequels, and easter eggs and 4 of the 5 movies mentioned in this article in one way or another entered our lives in previous versions. One being arguably the most popular television show of all time.
Names like Tony Soprano, James Bond, Peter Venkman, and Eddie Brock continue to have adventures to the delight of a movie public that can’t seem to let go of characters anymore. Here are 5 of the most anticipated movies in the fall of 2021.
The Many Saints of Newark - October 1
Tony Soprano is back, in teenage form, as The Many Saints of Newark will reveal the future mob boss’s origin story of his life of crime. The prequel to the critically acclaimed HBO show is set in the 1970’s and will focus on how Tony Soprano goes from aspiring varsity athlete to mob enforcer. The entire creative team of the Sopranos is back for this one so think of it as a 2 hour flashback episode. Equally cool is that Michael Gandolfini will play his father’s iconic role. It all stays in the family!
Venom: Let There Be Carnage - October 1
The talented Tom Hardy is back to give life to one of Marvel’s most popular antiheroes, Venom. This time Venom will do battle with Carnage, played by Woody Harrelson, and we are sure there will be a whole bunch of references to other movie products and things only comic book fans will know about. Hardy will bag his paycheck and there will be a lot of CGI destruction.
No Time to Die - October 8
Postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic Daniel Craig’s fifth and final run as 007, this James Bond series ties up all the loose ends as Rami Malek will be the baddie to put Bond through the ringer. This series has given us some very entertaining movies, look for the last one to be the best.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife - November 19
However you look at it, this Ghostbusters movie is 10- 15 years late but finally we have our true third installment of the famed 1984 comedic blockbuster. A legacy film that will be directed by Jason Reitman, son of original director Ivan, and will have Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, and the original cast of the first two films in this highly anticipated movie. A third movie masked as a reboot hopefully Ghostbusters: Afterlife will do what Star Wars could not, understand what made the first Ghostbusters the best comedy of all-time, humor.
House of Gucci - November 24
A rarity in Hollywood now a days, an original movie with an original idea. When it’s all set and done, House of Gucci should have Oscar season written all over it. A cast that includes Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Al Pacino, the film will focus on Gucci adviser Patrizia Reggiani, who, in real life, was convicted for orchestrating the assassination of her ex-husband and former head of the Gucci fashion house.