Start 2021 with a bang!
It’s no secret that 2020 has been a tough year for all. Apart from dealing with an unprecedented pandemic, people experienced natural disasters and man-made calamities on a global scale. Some participated in the rise of social movements, and we grieved the loss of sports, entertainment and political icons.
The good news is that the year has finally come to an end, and we have a lot of good things to look forward to in the new year. Start marking your calendars, here’s everything you should expect in 2021!
Everything We’re Expecting in 2021
Everyone’s favorite stealth game is set to return. Slated for release on the 20th, Hitman 3 is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Available on all major consoles, don’t hesitate to pre-order the title on the game’s official site!
Chinese New Year
Attract prosperity and fortune by celebrating Chinese New Year’s on the 12th. It may be a month away, but know that it’s the first long weekend of the year, so you’ll want to be prepared! If you want to go on a trip with friends (with the necessary safety protocols, of course), then start planning today!
We also have the rest of the 2021 holidays in the Philippines noted down.
Raya and the Last Dragon Premiere
Created by the people behind Moana and Frozen, Disney fans should be excited for Raya and The Last Dragon’s premiere on the 15th. If you aren’t hyped up for this animated movie yet, then know that it draws inspiration from the distinct and vibrant culture of Southeast Asian countries—yes, including the Philippines!
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PBA Rookie Draft
After a successful stint in the Clark bubble, the PBA is finally back in action. With the rich pool of talent available, who among the current prospects has a shot at being one of the greatest Filipino basketball players of all time? Don’t forget to mark March 14 to witness the upcoming PBA Rookie Draft!
63rd GRAMMY Awards
The 63rd GRAMMY Awards will be forgoing an audience on-site this year. Nonetheless, you would want to tune in on March 14 for the guest performances and the delightful Trevor Noah who is set to host the show. The performers are yet-to-be-announced, but the official list of nominees is out. Who are you rooting for?
93rd Academy Awards
Initially set for February 28, the Academy recently announced that this year’s Oscars ceremony will take place on April 25. Despite the ongoing pandemic and the closure of movie theatres, organizers are hopeful that they can conduct the event live.
A Quiet Place Part II
Horror fans, rejoice! After a shocking and emotionally-draining ending, fans will be glad to know that the release of A Quiet Place Part II is just around the corner. Following the events of Lee’s death, what does the future have in store for the Abbott family?
Black Widow Premiere
Everyone’s favorite assassin is set to return to the big screen. Given that the events of Avengers: Endgame have left Marvel fans with numerous questions, it’s good to know that they’ll have their answers soon. Is Black Widow dead or alive? Let’s find out on the 29th!
The Batman Premiere
Another big star is about to take on the mantle of Batman. With Matt Reeves at the helm, fans can’t wait to see how Robert Pattinson will fare against his predecessors Christian Bale and Ben Affleck!
After facing multiple delays and tragedies in the 2020 season, the NBA is set to get back on track. Now that the league’s level of competition is higher than ever, you shouldn’t miss this year’s finals. Get an NBA league pass today!
Summer Olympics in Tokyo
The year 2020 has been extra challenging for athletes and sports enthusiasts. Due to stern health measures, major sporting leagues and events—including the 2020 Olympics—were postponed. Fortunately, the International Olympics Committee has announced that the Summer Olympics in Tokyo will push through!
The Suicide Squad 2 Premiere
After battling delays caused by COVID-19, Suicide Squad 2 will finally be released. Mark August 4 to catch the Joker, Harley and the rest of the gang on the big screen again!
Cinemalaya Film Festival
Our country has no shortage of excellent films. Show your support for Filipino filmmakers by taking part in this year’s Cinemalaya Film Festival!
If you’ve been itching to play a Harry Potter-themed game for quite some time, we’ve got some good news. Hogwarts Legacy is an RPG that will give you that magical experience you’ve been longing for! The game is due for release in September.
Launch of Google Pixel 4a 5G
Is your phone starting to give up on you? Then you’re probably due for an upgrade. If an iPhone or the Galaxy S isn’t your cup of tea, definitely take a close look at the upcoming Google Pixel 4a 5G. This state-of-the-art smartphone is expected to rival giants in the tech scene!
Do you like sci-fi films, Timothée Chalamete, or both? Then mark Dune’s premiere on October 1. Originally set for December 2020, the ongoing pandemic has delayed the film’s release. With a stacked cast featuring the likes of Zendaya and Jason Momoa, this movie is a must-see!
Launch of OnePlus 8T
Another smartphone to watch out for is the OnePlus 8T. Built with wireless charging capabilities, tons of storage and a high-performing camera, this device should be worth your hard-earned money.
Southeast Asian Games
Our country’s best athletes are bound to take the stage once again. After a successful stint in 2019, we’re bound to go all out in supporting Filipinos at the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam.
The Matrix 4
It took quite a while, but The Matrix fans have a lot to be happy about in 2021! Information regarding the plot is limited, but we know for sure that Keanu Reeves is set to return for the movie’s fourth installment. With an initial release date of December 22, this film will be a great way to end the year.
Don’t Miss a Beat
With the return of various events and festivities and the release of delayed movies, we’re hoping 2021 will be the year we bounce back. As you follow through with your new year’s resolutions, remember that enjoying events, watching movies and playing games also go a long way when taking care of yourself. With this guide, it will be easier for you to enjoy everything 2021 has in store!