Last year was a difficult time for cinemas, with many shutting down because of the pandemic. However, 2021 is already starting to look brighter, as theatres reopen and release dates are announced.
For those who aren't yet ready to go out and watch a movie, there's also plenty of new content coming to streaming services to get excited about.
For Marvel fans, the 20-month wait for a new Marvel Studio release – the longest such stretch in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's entire 12-year run of films – is set to come to an end when Spider-Man: No Way Home, starring Tom Holland, hits theatres on December 17.
It will be the third film in the rebooted Spider-Man series, following Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Not much has been revealed about the film, except that there are rumours the previous Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield may also appear. Although these have since been shut down by Holland.
Disney+ has also announced release dates for two shows from the Marvel universe: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will land on the streaming service on Friday, March 19; while Loki, in which Tom Hiddleston reprises his role from the Thor film series, will debut on the platform on Friday, June 11.
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan will again play Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, respectively, in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. It takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, when they were given the mantle of Captain America. The duo go on a global adventure that tests their skills.
Loki takes place after Asgard's God of Mischief steals the Tesseract and disappears during the events of Avengers: Endgame. He faces off against the Time Variance Authority. However, in the show, fans will get the Loki who is fresh from his defeat in the first Avengers film, when he had led an alien invasion into New York City in an attempt to become the planet's ruler.
In other Disney+ news, a new Star Wars animated series about an elite group of clones called The Bad Batch will debut on Disney+ on Tuesday, May 4. This will follow the experimental clones in a rapidly changing galaxy following the end of the Clone War.
The date coincides with an unofficial holiday among Star Wars fans who use the catchphrase "May the Fourth be with you".
'No Time to Die' moves UK release date forward
And finally, No Time to Die, Daniel Craig's fifth and final James Bond film, will get a worldwide release on Friday, October 8, but will come out a week early in the UK, on Thursday, September 30.
The spy flick's release date has moved around numerous times because of the pandemic.
Craig's swansong as Bond, a follow-up to 2015's Spectre, is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, with a script co-written by Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
The film also features Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes in reprised roles, with Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas joining the cast.
Best Actor Oscar-winner Rami Malek will also make his Bond debut as the villainous Safin.
With additional reporting from Reuters