Netflix Shares Star-Studded Trailer For 2021 Movie Slate

By Ben Travis | Posted 21 hours ago

Movies:

  • Army Of The Dead
  • Malcolm & Marie
  • Red Notice
  • Don't Look Up

Actors:

  • Zack Snyder
  • Gal Gadot
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Adam McKay
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Halle Berry
  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Chris Hemsworth
If 2020 was bad for cinemas, it was good for streaming services – which not only didn’t have to delay their slate of movies, but had captive audiences of people who were all staying inside as much as possible. Well, Netflix wants you to know that their 2021 line-up is worth sticking around for – and they’ve debuted a sizzle trailer featuring tons of films from their slate this year to make sure you keep subscribing. In the past few years, their film output has blown up dramatically, and they’re drawing in bigger and bigger stars – and this (admittedly very exciting) trailer is all about showing that off. Check it out:

"Django Unchained." When Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) smashes his hand on the dinner table, DiCaprio accidentally crushed a small stemmed glass with his palm and really began to bleed. He ignored it, stayed in character, and continued with the scene. Quentin Tarantino was so impressed that he used this take in the final print, and when he called cut, the room erupted in a standing ovation.

How’s that for a statement of intent? Across 2021, Netflix is promising “a new movie EVERY WEEK” – and the list of actors and filmmakers involved is pretty major: Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Idris Elba, Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield, Jonathan Majors, Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, Halle Berry, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Andrew Garfield, Joey King, Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Amy Adams, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Garner, Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista, Anthony Mackie, Zendaya, John David Washington, Amy Poehler. Oh, and because that wasn’t enough, there’s also a new Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence movie too.

"Avatar." James Cameron was convinced that CGI effects had progressed enough to make this film when he saw Gollum in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).

In the trailer, there’s a brief glimpse of actual footage from Zack Snyder ’s new zombie flick Army Of The Dead , as well as fresh looks at rom-com threequels The Kissing Booth 3 and To All The Boys: Always And Forever. And the two heavyweight outings include Rawson Marshall Thurber’s action flick Red Notice (that’s the one starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, and Adam McKay ’s new film Don’t Look Up* – which, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, also boasts Timothée Chalamet, Chris Evans, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, and Jonah Hill, Ron Perlman, Himesh Patel, and Ariana Grande in its cast. Blimey.

Will Smith, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Leo DiCaprio were offered the part of Neo in "The Matrix" movie before Keanu Reeves.

Of course, exciting as all this is, it’s important for Netflix to clue subscribers in on what’s coming – the service’s price is about to go up, and it faces increasing competition from the likes of Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and more. But you have to admit it: as chest-beating moves go, this one’s pretty loud and resonant.
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