Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (May 6th)
After tampering with the very fabric of reality, Stephen Strange is thrown through the multiverse. America Chavez and multiple Strange variants will be encountered along the way. He will also stand trial in front of the Illuminati. Legendary director, Sam Raimi, makes his return to the cinema and brings us this big-screen film.
Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse (Part One) (October 7th)
Set sometime after Into The Spider-Verse, Miles will travel “across the spider-verse”. Fan favourite Gwen joins him, and we will meet other variants like Miguel O’Hara (Spider-Man 2099) and will have to face an unknown foe.
The movie also has three new brilliant directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson.
The legendary monster movie director, Guillermo Del Toro, is in charge of this new adaptation of the Carlo Collodi book. He is making the story darker and in the stop-motion animation style. The movie has been in development since 2008, and it’s finally coming, but only for Netflix, so keep your eyes open for this one.
Of course, everything might change, but we are really excited to see all of the releases this year
In 2020, movies were pulled from theatres, ushering in a new era in film. Platforms took over and became the new way to watch. But did we go too far?
Fast forward to early 2021, and film distribution is split awkwardly. Some features are being released in theatres and on streaming services. Many directors were persistent and eager to premiere on the big screen. They believed in cinematic experiences and not straight-streaming services. It’s not as entertaining, and you can’t feel as immersed if it’s on a small screen.
But we were hit hard during COVID, and the film industry was no different. We stayed at home to watch our comfort shows or new movies. In fact, streaming went up by 50% in 2020. But we can’t be blamed; there was no other option to watch TV or films!
The Guardian says, “Streaming platforms are transforming the way films are watched. But traditional movie-going and sofa viewing can coexist. ” Two-thirds of film lovers told Tag they would go to the cinema to see a new release, while the remaining third would stay at home to watch the movie instead.
So much has changed over the past few years, and who knows what is ahead? So take it one day at a time and enjoy that movie at the cinema, or do a big group watch at home if you’d prefer. The choice is yours.