The Covid-19 pandemic means many movies have been delayed or canceled altogether and among these are the many new and expected Superhero movies from studios such as DC and Marvel. For example, the new Batman movie was supposed to be out this year and has subsequently been delayed to 2022 due to the pandemic as production of the movie has been in a stop-start motion for over a year.
While we did get to see some superhero movies such as Wonder Woman 1984 before Christmas and the recently released Zack Snyder’s Justice League for example, many are still delayed but there are still some scheduled for release that up to now might still make the cut for 2021.
Some of these include:
- Black Adam
- Black Widow
- Spider-Man: No Way Home
Black Adam starring Dwayne Johnson should set up a nice sequel to the surprisingly good Shazam while Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black widow has been delayed multiple times but should see a release this year and Spider-Man: No Way Home will continue the saga that has played since Spidey first swung into Captain America: Civil War.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is no stranger to action movies and his appearance in the upcoming Black Adam movie is an exciting prospect, to say the least. A spin-off of the surprise hit Shazam, Black Adam features Johnson playing the renowned anti-hero who gains magical powers through an ancient artifact that can transform him into a muscle-bound superhero by saying the word “Shazam”, not that he needs it as it seems that Mr. Johnson must have a list of superhero workout routines if his real physique is anything to go by.
Currently, the full plot of the movie is unknown but if Shazam is any indication of production quality then we will not be disappointed. Throw in the fact that Dwayne Johnson is playing the titular hero and it lends an air of authenticity and authorization to the upcoming superhero movie that he has also co-written and produced.
Scarlett Johansson has been impeccable, to say the least as the most badass female comic book hero ever to grace the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is unclear why it has taken so long for her stand-alone movie to be produced and released but that could take us into some murky territory concerning women’s rights and the attitudes of movie studios towards them.
However, the good news is that the Black Widow movie is finally on the way and is scheduled for release this year, possibly this summer, and judging by what we have seen so far looks like it will not disappoint as Johanssen seems to be on top form. We will get to see the formation of Natasha Romanoff from her time in the Red Room and as a Soviet superspy up to her current employment as an agent of SHIELD.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Since Tobey Maguire donned the suit as the famous web-crawler there have been various incarnations of Spider-Man. While the Sam Raimi version is considered as a seminal classic it is Tom Holland who has stolen the show as the recent Spidey. The young actor has been on fire lately as he seems to be making movies all over the place and it’s a wonder he has time to fit in playing Spider-Man.
But Holland is set to reprise his role as Peter Parker in the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home which is the third sequel in the series and is attached to the Marvel Cinematic Universe which also features iconic characters such as Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. The upcoming instalment looks set to be the most thrilling yet as it deals with the iconic “Spider-Verse” that will see different versions of Spider-Man come together in one epic battle as the multiverse converges into one and is rumored to contain previous Spider-Man actors such as Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.