Marvel, The Matrix and Music: Five Exciting Shows and Movies to Watch in December!


Marvel, The Matrix and Music: Five Exciting Shows and Movies to Watch in December!

By Elyse Johnson

The year is coming to an end, but Hollywood often keeps the best for last and it’s no different with these huge December movies and spectacle exits !

The Matrix Resurrections poster, released December 22. © IMAGO / ZUMA Press

There is no better way to end the year than with exciting new shows and movies.

Of course, December is also a great time to watch Christmas-themed entertainment.

But for those looking for non-vacation content, these new series and movies premiering this month will be a great fit.

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From forbidden teenage romance to villains of different sizes going on rampage, to the return of a massive franchise – check out these five movies and shows that debut in December!

Matrix resurrections

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss return as Neo and Trinity in The Matrix Resurrections.

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss return as Neo and Trinity in The Matrix Resurrections. © IMAGO / ZUMA Press

Neo is back!

Keanu Reeves is reprising his famous role of Chosen One in The Matrix Resurrections, the fourth installment of the franchise.

Much like the 1999 movie that started it all, Neo once again finds himself trapped in an alternate reality, but this time it feels even more deadly than he’s been faced with before.

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While Carrie-Ann Moss will also return as Trinity, the film will feature a new Morpheus, played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Fans are waiting for more surprises and new faces, but will this be the final chapter in the series for Neo?

The Matrix Resurrections premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on December 22.

And just like that …

Sarah Jessica Parker will reprise her role as Carrie Bradshaw in HBO Max's revival, And Just Like That.

Sarah Jessica Parker will reprise her role as Carrie Bradshaw in HBO Max’s revival, And Just Like That. © IMAGO / MediaPunch

And just like that, everyone’s favorite girlfriends are back and better than ever.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon return as their iconic Sex and the City characters Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York-Goldenblatt and Miranda Hobbs in the HBO Max revival.

However, the trio of Girlfriends are running out of members, as Kim Cattrall won’t be returning as Samantha Jones.

Still, the teasers and previews have shown that viewers can expect the same amount of drama, friendship, and sex as in the original series.

Will the revival live up to the hype?

Let yourself be carried away by the HBO series Max And Just Like That, which premieres on December 9.

Spider-Man: No Path Home

Tom Holland (l) and Benedict Cumberbatch (l) play Spider-man / Peter Parker and Dr. Stephen Strange respectively in Spider-man: No Way Home.

Tom Holland (l) and Benedict Cumberbatch (l) play Spider-man / Peter Parker and Dr. Stephen Strange respectively in Spider-man: No Way Home. © IMAGO / Picturelux

Your friendly neighborhood Spider-man will face his toughest battle yet in Spider-man: No Way Home.

In what is sure to be one of the biggest Marvel movies since Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, accidentally tampers with the multiverse after his identity is revealed.

The incident leads to utter chaos when alternate realities super-villains who have previously fought versions of Spider-Man show up in his dimension.

Trailers for the upcoming Marvel movie have already announced the return of iconic villains like Doc Ock and the Green Goblin. But there have also been rumors that former Spider-men Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire could also make an appearance.

Will this crossing have taken place? And how will Tom’s Spider-man deal with the big mess he’s unknowingly triggered?

Spider-man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 18.

Boba Fett’s book

Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen reprise their roles as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in the Disney + series, The Book Boba Fett.

Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen reprise their roles as Boba Fett and Fennec Shand in the Disney + series, The Book Boba Fett. © screenshot / instagra / thebookofbobafett

Star Wars fans can finally rejoice.

The iconic bounty hunter who played a big role in Star Wars film and TV franchises finally has a story of his own in the upcoming spinoff series.

Temura Morrison is reprising her role as Boba Fett in The Boba Fett Book.

The upcoming show will shine a light on the life of the hunter between the events of Empire Strikes Back and the second season of The Mandalorian.

Ming-Na Wen, who played the role of the ruthless assassin, Fennec Shand, also joins the series.

Boba Fett’s book firsts on Disney + on December 29.

West Side Story

Rachel Zegler stars as María in the 2021 adaptation of West Side Story.

Rachel Zegler stars as María in the 2021 adaptation of West Side Story. © IMAGO / Picturelux

Steven Spielberg presents his take on one of the most romantic and tragic musicals.

The 2021 adaptation of West Side Story stars Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler as the hapless Tony and María.

Set in the 1950s, the two teenagers fall in love despite their very different origins.

While remakes and reboots have become a tired trend in Hollywood, early reviews for the film have been overwhelmingly positive.

Additionally, Rita Moreno, who played Anita in the 1961 version, will also be featured in the film.

And with a famous director putting his magic twist on this classic tale, the film just might be one of the best movies of 2021.

West Side Story arrives in theaters on December 10.

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