2021 Summer Movies Preview

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Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi is a master of numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gun, nunchaku, and jian.
Kevin Feige, Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Jonathan Schwartz, Victoria Alonso, Simu Liu, Tony Leung, Awkwafina
Comic Book
Nationwide
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Spirit Riding Free Untitled Movie

When headstrong Lucky Prescott is forced to move from her big city home to a small frontier town, she becomes a complete fish-out-of-water. But her life is changed forever when she makes new friends and forms an inseparable bond with a wild mustang named Spirit. When Spirit's herd is captured by rustlers, the girls and their horses must undertake the adventure of a lifetime to save them.
Elaine Bogan, Ennio Torresan, Karen Foster
Spin-off
Nationwide

John Wick: Chapter 4

A fourth installment of Keanu Reeves' action franchise.
Keanu Reeves, David Leitch, Basil Iwanyk
Crime
Nationwide

The Matrix 4

Plot details are currently unknown.
Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Lana Wachowski, Grant HIll, Aleksandar Hemon, David Robert Mitchell, Priyanka Chopra
Reboot
Nationwide
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Cruella

Centers on the 101 Dalmatians dog-fur-loving fashionista, Cruella de Vil.
Glenn Close, Aline Brosh McKenna, Jez Butterworth, Marc Platt, Emma Stone, Andrew Gunn, Kristin Burr, Kelly Marcel
Spin-off
Nationwide

Untitled Disney Live Action II (2021)

No plot details have been announced. See Disney movies in production for possibilities.
Family
Nationwide
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Micronauts

A team of tiny "superheroes" live in subatomic universe.
J.J. Abrams, Tom Wheeler, Dean DeBlois, Stephen Davis, Greg Mooradian, Brian Goldner
Based on Toy
Nationwide

Jurassic World: Dominion

Picks up on the ending of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom when dinosaurs escaped captivity and into the rest of the world.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Chris Pratt, Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, Frank Marshall, Pat Crowley, Emily Carmichael
Sci-Fi
Nationwide

The Batman

This new Batman movie stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.
Robert Pattinson, Colin Farrell, Dylan Clark, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Matt Reeves
Comic Book
Nationwide

Minions: The Rise of Gru

In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Taraji P. Henson, Steve Carell, Dolph Lundgren, Janet Healy, Chris Renaud, RZA, Kyle Balda
Animation
Nationwide

Space Jam 2

An animated/live-action mash-up Space Jam sequel with Looney Tunes characters and NBA player LeBron James.
Andrew Dodge, Ryan Coogler, Malcolm D. Lee, Charlie Ebersol, Alfredo Botello, Don Cheadle, Justin Lin, LeBron James
Live-Action/CGI
Nationwide

Spider-Man: Homecoming 3

Tom Holland reprises his role as Peter Parker/Spider-man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Kevin Feige, Tom Holland, Amy Pascal
Superhero
Nationwide

Mission: Impossible 7

Ethan Hunt returns in an all new seventh installment.
Tom Cruise, Pom Klementieff, Nicholas Hoult, Hayley Atwell, Christopher McQuarrie
Sequel
Nationwide

Jungle Cruise

Set in the early 20th century and takes place in the Amazon jungle. Dwayne Johnson will play a boat captain who takes his sister (Emily Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to possess healing powers.
Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Edgar Ramirez, Michael Green, Jaume Collet-Serra, Glenn Ficarra
Adventure
Nationwide

Untitled Disney Live Action III (2021)

No plot details have been announced.
Family
Nationwide

The Suicide Squad

The 2016 original movie featured the characters Deadshot, Harley Quinn, the Joker, Captain Boomerang and Killer Croc, who are forced into the service of the government in exchange for lighter prison sentences. This new movie -- a reboot of sorts -- will feature new cast of characters.
Pete Davidson, Jai Courtney, Peter Safran, Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion, Alice Braga, James Gunn, Julio Ruiz
Reboot
Nationwide

Untitled Blumhouse Productions Project II

An untitled film from Blumhouse Productions.
Suspense
Nationwide

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