2021 Winter Preview

2020 was a rough year. But that's behind us now. Now that we are in 2021 and the vaccine for COVID is being released, we can all relax a little bit. With the vaccine being released, it means that things will start re-opening soon. Including movie theaters. And since half of the films from 2020 now got pushed back to 2021, we have lots of movies and TV shows that we can all look forward to. That said, I'm going to give a preview of all the movies and TV shows coming in winter of 2021 that are on my radar. By winter, I mean January-March. Here we go!


MOVIES: Tom and Jerry / Cherry / Raya and the Last Dragon / Coming 2 America


TV SHOWS: Cobra Kai (Season 3) / Mr. Mayor (Season 1) / WandaVision (Season 1) / All-American (Season 3) / Clarice (Season 1) / The Flash (Season 7) / The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Season 1) / Zack Snyder's Justice League


Tom and Jerry

The first movie on my radar that comes out this year is Tom & Jerry. The film interests me, because it is a combination of cartoons and real-life. Now, I know that CGI is technically a cartoon, but that is meant to look photo-realistic. In the trailer, Tom and Jerry are animated with 2-D animation inside of the real world. The movie itself looks like it could be fun. It looks a little slap-sticky, but that's okay. I'm interested. The trailer is linked to the poster.


Tom and Jerry hits theaters and HBO Max on February 26. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Michael Peña. It is directed by Tim Story.


Cherry

I don't know much about Cherry. I do, however, know that it is a crime thriller directed by the Russo brothers and starring Tom Holland. That is enough to get me to watch the film. I am a little concerned, because the film is set to release in two months, and we don't have a trailer, but I am looking forward to this movie.


Cherry is released on February 26. It will be available on Apple TV+ on March 12. It stars Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo. The film is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.


Raya and the Last Dragon

I am going to watch this movie, but I can't exactly say that I'm looking forward to it. Look, Disney is almost always reliable, but this trailer did not appease me. I was not a fan of this trailer and the movie looks like it may be taking itself too seriously. However, it's a new Disney movie, so I am not going to miss it. Trailer is attached to the poster.


Raya and the Last Dragon will be available in theaters on March 5. It will also be on Disney+ for a premium subscription fee. It stars Kelly Marie Tran and Awkwafina. It is directed by Carlos López Estrada and Don Hall.


Coming 2 America

No, I don't know why this sequel is happening. No, I don't think it'll be good. But I dug the trailer. I was a fan of it and, even though it looked like the same exact thing as the original Coming to America, I liked it. I also like the original Coming to America, so that could be a reason. The new cast members made me excited for the film, so I can say that I am anticipating it. Trailer is attached to the poster.


Coming 2 America will be released directly to Amazon Prime Video on March 5. A cost has not been confirmed. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. It is directed by Craig Bowers.


Cobra Kai, Season 3

I have not watched Cobra Kai. I just know that some people are fans of it. I really don't care about it that much. My parents have watched some of it and didn't like it. I don't know. It seems fine. Season 3 premiered on New Year's Day, so if you want to watch it, just go to Netflix. Trailer is attached to the poster.


The show stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. It was created by Robert Mark Kamen and Josh Heald.


Mr. Mayor

I don't know if I'm going to watch Mr. Mayor. All I know is that I am watching The Good Place and I am a big Ted Danson fan right now. If it shows up, I might try it out. Otherwise, I don't know. The TV spots that I saw looked fun enough. Also, I like Holly Hunter. I might check it out. Trailer is attached to the poster.


First episode premieres on January 7. The show stars Ted Danson and Holly Hunter. It was created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. It will be streaming on Peacock.


WandaVision

Yes! MCU content! We have not gotten anything besides a few trailers from Marvel in a year and a half, since the release of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Although WandaVision is not my top choice for newest MCU content, I am looking forward to it. I will be there for the first episode premiere date and the finale. It looks weird as hell, but I cannot wait. Trailer is attached to the poster.


The first episode of WandaVision premieres on January 15 on Disney+. It stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany. The show was created by Jan Schaeffer.


All-American, Season 3

I enjoy All-American. Season 1 was fantastic and Season 2 leaned a bit more on the negative side, but I have fun with it. However, I do not think that it is a quality show. I will still watch Season 3, as will most people that I know, but I would not say that I am exactly looking forward to it. It is a CW drama, so it will be naturally cringy, but I will watch it with interest. Trailer is attached to the poster.


All-American Season 3 premieres on January 18. It stars Daniel Ezra and Bre-Z. The show was created by April Blair. It will later be available on Netflix.


Clarice

This is an interesting show. I know that the show Hannibal starring Mads Mikkelsen was successful, so I don't know how Clarice will play off of that. Maybe this is set in the same universe as Mikkelsen's Hannibal Lecter, and that would be an interesting crossover. Clarice takes place six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, and Clarice Starling is played by Rebecca Breeds, who I am not familiar with. I think I will check this one out. It sounds cool. Teaser is attached to the poster.


Clarice premieres on February 11. It will be streaming on CBS All Access. The show stars Rebecca Breeds and Nick Sandow. It was created by Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman.


The Flash, Season 7

I really should just say all of the Arrowverse goes here, but out of the five or six shows in the Arrowverse, I only watch The Flash. Season 6 ended before it should've, so the start of Season 7 is going to be what would've been the final few episodes of Season 6. I liked Season 6. It was a fun ride and a redemption after the atrocity of Season 5. I'm looking forward to Season 7 a lot. Trailer is attached to the poster.


The Flash Season 7 premieres on February 23. It stars Grant Gustin and Candice Patton. It was created by Glen Winter. The show will be available on Netflix after the season ends.


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

I think that, out of the Disney+ Marvel TV shows, I am most excited for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. This one reminds me of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is one of my favorite movies in the MCU. That makes me excited, because I like spy thrillers. I think Zemo was a good villain and want to explore him more. I am interested to see what happens with this show. Trailer is attached to the poster.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier premieres on March 19. It stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. It was created by Malcolm Spellman. It will stream straight to Disney+.


Zack Snyder's Justice League

Probably the most intriguing project of the bunch, Zack Snyder's Justice League could be really good and could be really bad. It was confirmed a little while back to be a four-part miniseries that will eventually be edited into a single supercut. I liked the theatrical cut of Justice League, but I realize that it is not a quality movie and it doesn't really set up a good future for the DCEU. Hopefully this is successful and it becomes official DC canon instead of some kind of cool side thing. This is the DCEU's intro to Darkseid, so hopefully, it is good. I'm rooting for this miniseries/movie. Trailer is attached to the poster.


Zack Snyder's Justice League premieres in March. A specific release date has not been confirmed. The series/movie stars Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot. It is directed by Zack Snyder. It will be streaming straight to HBO Max.

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