Like many of our residents, we’re looking forward to the days when we can spend more time outside our new apartments in Tulsa, but we’re thankful to all the great movies that helped make quarantine a little more fun. Still, we’re not giving up on watching tons of movies just because we’re excited to spend more time outside again! This year promises to deliver a lot of amazing films that we know our residents will be excited to see. Here are just a few of those upcoming releases.

Luca (Animation/Comedy)

Sure to be another heartwarming, family-friendly Disney Pixar film in the style of Coco, Luca is scheduled to hit Disney+ in June 2021. The film tells the coming-of-age story for a boy named Luca and his friend Alberto who must hide the fact that they are both sea monsters and is set in a seaside town on the Italian Riviera.

Black Widow (Action/Superhero)

Marvel’s Black Widow is finally getting her own movie in July 2021. Although set after Captain America: Civil War, this film will tell the story of how Natasha Romanoff became the hero we’ve seen in the Avengers films, focusing on her beginnings being groomed by the KGB before the Russian government attempted to kill her following the breakup of the U.S.S.R. Now this history is coming back to haunt her, forcing her to confront who and what she once was.

Space Jam 2 (Sports Comedy)

This long-anticipated sequel is on track to garner plenty of attention from its millennial fans as it approaches its July 2021 release date. Subtitled “A New Legacy,” the film features LeBron James, Don Cheadle, and Sonequa Martin-Green in live-action roles alongside animated Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Lola Bunny. It remains to be seen whether this sequel will join a host of other movies geared towards millennial nostalgia that fail to live up to their predecessors or whether it will go the way of films like Bill & Ted Face The Music to find a charm of its own that resonates with fans.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Action/Superhero)

Arriving in September 2021, this Marvel film will be the first MCU movie to feature an Asian lead and predominantly Asian cast. It tells the story of Shang-Chi, a kung-fu master who is the son of the fictional Chinese mastermind and villain Fu Manchu. In this film, Shang-Chi is drawn into the secret Ten Rings organization and forced to confront a past he thought he left behind. If it successfully avoids Asian stereotypes and sees box office success, this film could mark a momentous event in the fight for more Asian representation in American films.

Dune (Science Fiction)

This October 2021 remake of the campy cult classic released in 1984 is eagerly anticipated by science fiction fans. Like its predecessor, it is based on Frank Herbert’s pivotal 1965 science fiction novel by the same name. Timotheé Chalamet will star in the lead role as Paul Atreides, the young heir to the aristocratic family that rules the planet Caladan. The story sees Paul leverage political acumen and a specialized martial skill set taught to him by his mother (plus his emerging clairvoyant powers) to navigate political betrayal and the dangers of the deserts of Arrakis (AKA Dune), which has become his new home.

Those are our top picks for upcoming 2021 films! We’ll have a new post coming soon, so be sure to bookmark our blog page if you’d like to see more recommendations and tips for Tulsa living. Also, did you know we have an Instagram? Follow us there, so you never miss out on our special events, promotions, and community updates! Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog, and have a wonderful rest of your day at 71 Apartments!