The Bubble (April 1, Netflix)
The latest release from director Judd Apatow comes to Netflix at the start of April. This comedy looks at the making of a blockbuster action franchise film during the pandemic in England, with the cast all quarantining in a luxury hotel together. With big names like Karen Gillan, Leslie Mann, Kate McKinnon, Iris Apatow and Keegan-Michael Key attached, it looks set to be the latest hit for Netflix.
Morbius (April 1, in cinemas)
The long-awaited Marvel feature starring Jared Leto finally releases this month. For fans of the Marvel films, this movie has been long delayed since its initial 2020 slated release date, delayed due to the pandemic. As part of the Spider-Man Marvel films owned and produced by Sony, it will face tough scrutiny up against the Disney produced franchise films. If Leto can help it reach the level of hype around it remains to be seen.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (April 1, in cinemas)
Following the surprise success of the first Sonic the Hedgehog film in 2020, Paramount have produced a sequel. It retains much of the original cast and the director Jeff Fowler, as well as adding characters like Knuckles, voiced by Idris Elba. For fans of the original film, it waits to be seen if this will live up to that same level of success.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 8, in cinemas)
Director David Yates’ third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts franchise is another film delayed due to the pandemic, but now finally releasing. The first film since Johnny Depp was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen, it boasts other top names like Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law and Ezra Miller. Looking into Dumbledore and his past, this could be the film that brings more Harry Potter fans into the Fantastic Beasts films.
The Lost City (April 15, in cinemas)
This action-adventure blockbuster from the Nee brothers gets its UK release in April. After receiving solid reviews in the US, it looks set to be a success here too. The all-star cast features Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt. With great chemistry between Tatum and Bullock, this seems like one to watch for fans of the pair.
The Northman (April 15, in cinemas)
The latest film from acclaimed director Robert Eggers, this is tipped to be one of the must-see films of the year. Following on from the success of horror films The Witch (2015) and The Lighthouse (2019), Eggers this time explores the Vikings and revenge. With a cast full of big names like Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Bjork and Willam Dafoe, this is unlikely to be one to miss.
Downton Abbey: A New Era (April 29, in cinemas)
Based on the popular television series and first film, this sequel brings the same cast for a new adventure discovering secrets of a newly inherited villa in France. Fans will be pleased to know that long term writer Julian Fellowes is retained, hopefully meaning the film will live up to the previous levels of success of the franchise.