How’s that for a declaration of intent? In 2021, Netflix promises “a new movie EVERY WEEK” – and the list of actors and filmmakers involved is quite extensive: 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 this was not enough, there is also a new film by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.
In the trailer there is a brief look at the actual footage from Zack Snyder’s new zombie movie. Army of the dead, as well as new looks at three rom-com bowling pins The kissing booth 3 and To all the boys: always and forever. And both heavyweight releases include Rawson’s action movie Marshall Thurber Red Notice (that’s the one with Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynoldsand the new film by Adam McKay Don’t Look Up * – which, along with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, also has Timothée Chalamet, Chris Evans, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill, Ron Perlman, Himesh Patel and Ariana Grande in its cast. Blimey.
Of course, as exciting as it is, it’s important for Netflix to let subscribers know what’s coming up – the price of the service is set to rise and it faces increasing competition from Disney +, Amazon. Prime Video and more. But you have to admit it: as the chest beats go by, this one is quite loud and resonant.