The 5 Most Anticipated Science Fiction Movies Of 2021 – Includes Trailers

By Duane Beckett
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SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES: In recent years sci-fi has been dominated by ‘Star Wars’, yet in 2021 Disney has no space saga hitting theatres, leaving plenty of room for something new:

And these are our 5 most anticipated sci-fi movies of 2021:

Dune – October 1, 2021

It is not a list in order of hype, but if it was, ‘Dune’ would be #1:

This is undoubtedly due to the person behind the camera. In fact, Denis Villeneuve has shown to everyone that science fiction and intimacy can coexist in blockbusters like “Blade Runner 2049” or in 2000’s most important science fiction movie, “Arrival”.

Another factor lies precisely in the source material. You may not know the novel by Frank Herbert, it does not have the same fame as Tolkien books, but at the same time, it is a very important book.

It is no coincidence that the book inspired one of the most important science fiction sagas ever: “Star Wars”. Without “Dune”, George Lucas’ work would certainly not have been the same.

Dune is not a story easily adaptable to the screen. The talented David Lynch, for example, failed to accomplish a job worthy of the Dune name.

Will Villeneuve succeed? We don’t know – but we have high hopes.

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The Matrix 4 – December 22, 2021

This is a very risky project…

“The Matrix” changed science fiction movies with its graphic novel philosophical vibes. Sadly, not even its own sequels could do it justice:

And as there are so many man-machine masterpieces to measure it against, such as “Blade Runner” or “The Terminator”, not to mention “The Matrix”. It’s definitely risky going back to The Matrix well for a fourth installment.

While Lana and Lily Wachowski have not released a teaser of the sequel yet and we do not really know anything about the plot – we are confident the Wachowski sisters’ will make The Matrix 4 something at worst, unique and intelligent.

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Ghostbusters: Afterlife / Legacy – June 11, 2021

The revival of the 80s remains strong, from collectibles to movies. One of the best 80s movies is Ghostbusters, and in 2021 we get an update called “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” – directed by Jason Reitman (“Tully”, “Up in the Air”).

From the trailer, it seems to have all the “Stranger Things” atmosphere, where some kids encounter indefinable forces bigger than themselves. Compared to the previous two science fictions movies on the list, “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” will definitely be part of the popcorn movie trend:

(Which isn’t always a negative).

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A Quiet Place 2 – April 23, 2021

The first movie directed by John Krasinski was an unexpected success. Its budget was around $17 million and in its first weekend, it grossed $50 million in the United States.

Despite a formula that has already been experimented with elsewhere, the movie found an audience. Focusing on a plotline where monsters hear every little noise. And if they find you, it’s over.

Quiet Place 2 will tell you how it all started, which is the one thing we truly remain curious about after the first movie.

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The Tomorrow War – July 23, 2021

Directed by Chris Mckay, the co-director of “The Lego Movie” which was hilarious leaves us uncertain of what to expect with “The Tomorrow War”.

The movie stars Yvonne Strahovski, Betty Gilpin, J.K. Simmons, and Chris Pratt. Telling the story of a future where humanity is fighting a losing battle against a race of invading aliens.

This is one movie we can’t wait to read early reviews for:

(Our fingers are crossed that it is good).

What science fiction movies are you looking forward to in 2021? Tell us in the comments below.