Last month, Warner Bros. announced the release of 17 films on HBO Max this year and Disney + has promised dozens of Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar stories on the horizon. Then this week, Netflix unveiled a huge slate of star-studded movies for 2021 that features some of the world’s biggest stars in around 70 titles, with at least one new movie pledged every week.
The Slate includes a western produced by Jay-Z (“The Harder They Fall”), a musical directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda (“tick, tick… BOOM”) and a comedy starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence ( “Don” t Look Up “). There are also films with Idris Elba, Zendaya and John David Washington and Melissa McCarthy.
Netflix releases the sci-fi / action movie on Friday, “Outside the wire”, on a drone pilot and an android officer working together to save the world. The release dates for most of the other 2021 Netflix titles are to be determined.
Here’s what’s airing this week: