Hollywood has not given up on us folks. There is still a lot for adrenaline junkies in store. Here are some movies of the action genre set for release in the near future that may pique your interest.
No Time To Die
Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in his final quest as the 007 super spy working for Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The last James Bond movie – Spectre, was not as well-received probably because it had the curse of being compared to its extremely competent predecessor – Skyfall. Daniel Craig is excited to be in the super spy’s shoes again but he has vocally said this will be the last time he plays the part. The Director of the movie is Joji Fukunaga (Director of the First Season of True Detective) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Fleabag fame will be penning the screenplay. The movie is set for release on the 11th of November this year. The story tells the tale of James Bond coming out of retirement to stop an old foe by the name of Safin, played by Rami Malek.
Michael B Jordan plays the role of a retired Navy Seal operative named John Clark who comes home to find his girlfriend murdered by a local drug lord. Now John must use all his training and expertise to bring down the drug lord’s vast criminal empire. Without Remorse’s plot sound pretty generic for our taste. But sometimes it does not hurt to watch a good old tried and tested plot with a bucket of pop-corn in hand. The movie, which is set for release on the 18th of September 2020, stars Jodie Turner-Smith and Jacob Scipio in pivotal roles.
The King’s Man
The Kingman series of movies rely on over the top, tongue in cheek action that is one the face and over your head to keep you entertained. That is basically their core competency. The Kingsman movies are flashy and over-confident. And that is just how the way we like it. Kingsman: The Golden Circle was not as great as its predecessor. So the studio has decided to take the movie franchise back to its roots. Things will boil down to the first ever Kingsman in The King’s Man, set for release on the 16th of September 2020. We are pretty sure that the date will not hold and the release will be pushed back to at least December of this year or may be even January 2021.
The Fats and Furious franchise has evolved a lot since the release of The Fast and The Furious years ago. It is time to bring the family back with Fast 9, which promises a ton of action and a busload of impossible sequences that can never happen in the physics friendly real world. There are obviously tons of haters for the Fast and Furious franchise but the people who flock to the theaters to watch these movies surely outweigh the haters since the movies of this series just keep on coming and coming. The movie is set for release on the 31st of March 2021. Apart from the regular cast from the previous movies, a new addition is John Cena, who will be playing Vin Diesel’s brother in the movie. The movie claims to completely ‘change the game’ for the franchise.
Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Jungle Cruise has a promising cast including lead stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt along with a powerful ensemble supporting cast of Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti, and Edgar Ramirez. Set in the 20th Century, Dwayne Johnson plays the Captain of a Riverboat deep inside a rain forest. Emily Blunt plays a scientist who hires Johnson’s character’s help to look for a rare plant species locally known as the Tree of Life. While on this quest, the duo have to fight a competing German Expedition as well as fight the horrors the rain forest has to offer. It is of the action-comedy genre and is set for release on July 30th, 2021.
Top Gun: Maverick
For the people with a need for speed, Tom Cruise is back with Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the wildly popular cult classic Top Gun, which was Tom Cruise’s breakout movie that launched his movie career. Tom Cruise will be reprising his role of Maverick in the sequel. The director for the new movie is Jospeh Kosinski, who has already worked with Tom Cruise for Oblivion. It has been more than 30 years since we saw the last Top Gun movie. Kosinski is known for movies like Only The Brave and TRON: Legacy. There is much in store for Top Gun fans. The planes are going to soar through the blue skies once more on the 2nd of July 2021.
At this point of time we are not sure whether the official release date of July 16, 2021 is going to stick or will the studio push the dates even further down the lane. What we know so far is that the movie is definitely on track. They have already roped in Tom Holland to play the lead protagonist Nathan Drake. The movie is based on the extremely popular Uncharted Games series. It will reportedly tell the origin story of Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan before the events of Uncharted 1. That would make this movie a prequel. Sony has recently gotten into a partnership with Sony Electronics where Sony’s latest technological offerings will be highlighted and advertised in the movie. The movie also has Mark Wahlberg as Victor Sullivan as well as Antonia Banderas in an as of yet undisclosed role.
The Tomorrow War
The Tomorrow War has a very intriguing premise. Chris Pratt aka Star Lord plays Jared “Red” Mitchell. Jared has a mysterious ability to control his past. He is forced into being drafted into a military faction fighting for the fate of the human race. The Tomorrow War’s original release date was December 25th, 2020. It was later changed to July 23, 2021 because of the current pandemic pushing back production and post-production schedules. The movie is supposedly coming with its own set of unique action sequences and a fresh story arc. Director Chris McKay has already dabbled in 2017’s The LEGO Batman Movie and animated series The Robot Chicken. The Tomorrow War is in capable hands. Let’s see how this thing turns out.