Netflix Shares Star-Studded Trailer For 2021 Movie Slate

By Ben Travis | Posted 21 hours ago


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


  • 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:

"The Grand Budapest Hotel." Tilda Swinton spent five hours in the makeup chair to play 84-year-old dowager Madame D. "We're not usually working with a vast, Bruckheimer-type budget on my films, so often we're trying a work-around," said Wes Anderson. "But for the old-age makeup I just said, 'Let's get the most expensive people we can'."

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.

John Landis Loves Casting Other Directors in His Movies. Directors may have a reputation as egomaniacs that don’t like to share the spotlight, but John Landis has proven happy to give other directors cameos in his films. Frank Oz and Steven Spielberg both appeared in The Blues Brothers; George Lucas popped up in Beverly Hills Cop III; Into the Night featured Amy Heckerling, David Cronenberg, Jonathan Demme, and others; and Dario Argenta played a paramedic in Innocent Blood.

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.

"Man Of Steel." Henry Cavill refused to take steroids to muscle up for the role. He also refused any digital touch-ups or enhancement to his body in his shirtless scenes. He said it would have been dishonest of him to use trickery while playing Superman, and he wanted to push his body to the limits, to develop his physique into one that was worthy of the character.

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.