From F9 to The Suicide Squad, What to Watch in August

Fast & Furious 9 (aka F9) and The Suicide Squad are the largest worldwide titles to watch this August — the primary two are coming to (Indian) cinemas, two are already streaming (in the US) and the opposite might be. F9 launched July 30 on-demand in the US, nearly three weeks prior to its August 19 India launch date. It was going to launch earlier in India however received delayed by two weeks. The Suicide Squad is hitting India on August 5 in line with its world launch date, with Warner hoping to keep away from the key piracy scenario that Universal finds itself in, with F9 being torrented broadly. The Suicide Squad is out August 6 on HBO Max, in any case. Speaking of superheroes, Marvel additionally has a brand new (animated) sequence in What If…? that begins August 11 on Disney+ Hotstar.

From India, there are a few pop patriotic warfare dramas for the Independence Day weekend. Amazon Prime Video rolls out Kargil War-set Shershaah, led by Siddharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, and produced by Karan Johar, on August 12. Disney+ Hotstar will observe it on August 13 with a story from 1971 Indo-Pakistan War in Bhuj: The Pride of India, starring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, and Sonakshi Sinha. Disney+ Hotstar additionally has a interval drama in The Empire, concerning the rise and fall of the Mughal Empire, in August. If you might be on the lookout for extra Indian content material, Mani Ratnam presents a nine-film anthology referred to as Navarasa, dropping August 6 on Netflix. Revathy, Parvathy, Anjali, Aditi Balan, Vijay Sethupathy, Arvind Swamy, Siddarth, Prakashraj, and Yogi Babu are amongst its huge forged.

For these on the lookout for huge names, August has Hugh Jackman in the sci-fi movie Reminiscence out there August 20 on HBO Max. It ought to come to Indian cinemas on the identical time too. Emma Stone is Cruella in Cruella, out August 27 on Disney+ Hotstar. Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy lead a packed forged for Nine Perfect Strangers, which begins August 20 on Amazon Prime Video in India. Sandra Oh leads the forged of The Chair — Game of Thrones creators are concerned — additionally out August 20 however on Netflix. On the identical day on the identical platform, Jason Momoa hunts for the reality and runs from huge pharma in Sweet Girl. Meanwhile, Joseph Gordon-Levitt does all the pieces (appearing, writing, directing and producing) on his new Apple TV+ sequence Mr. Corman, premiering August 6.

There’s additionally Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 — the sequence’ ultimate season begins in August and can air on Comedy Central in India. It’ll take quite a bit longer to attain streaming platforms. With that, this is our August 2021 information to Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Comedy Central.

The Suicide Squad

When: August 5 (India), August 6 (Streaming)
Where: Cinemas (India), HBO Max (USA)

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is on the helm of this comfortable reboot of what was initially a dumpster fire. There are a few survivors, mainly Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Viola Davis. There’s a splattering of recent faces alongside — lots of whom will be killed off, as Gunn has already teased — in John Cena, Idris Elba, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Michael Rooker, Pete Davidson, Nathan Fillion, and a shark voiced by Sylvester Stallone.

Going by the trailers, Gunn appears to be doing what made him well-known at Marvel, besides he is now working in the rival DC camp (earlier than he switches again for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, coming May 2023). The Suicide Squad is offered in cinemas a day prior to its one-month streaming run on HBO Max in the US.

Watch the Final Trailer for The Suicide Squad

Some of the brand new Suicide Squad in The Suicide Squad
Photo Credit: DC Comics/Warner Bros.

Mr. Corman

When: August 6
Where: Apple TV+

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the star, author, director and producer on this 10-episode dramedy a few 30-something failed musician now instructing fifth graders at a San Fernando Valley college in Los Angeles County. So far, so Soul. There’s even a dreamy sequence in the Mr. Corman trailer in case you’re in stretching that Pixar comparability.

To add to Corman’s miseries, his fiancé (Juno Temple) broke up and moved out, whereas his highschool buddy (Arturo Castro) has taken her place at residence. Still, Corman believes he is fortunate whilst the sentiments of hysteria and self-doubt are creeping in. Debra Winger, Logic, Hector Hernandez, Jamie Chung, and Shannon Woodward co-star.

Three Mr. Corman episodes drop on launch date, with the remaining seven airing one per week till September 24.

When: August 6
Where: Netflix

Mani Ratnam spearheads this anthology of 9 Tamil-language quick movies that finds 9 administrators tackling 9 rasas, Tamil for feelings: anger (Arvind Swami), compassion (Bejoy Nambiar), braveness (Sarjun), disgust (Vasanth S Sai), worry (Rathindran R Prasad), laughter (Priyadarshan), love (Gautham Vasudev Menon), peace (Karthik Subbaraj), and marvel (Karthick Naren). Everyone labored pro-bono on Navarasa to increase funds for these affected by COVID-19 in the Tamil cinema business.

Revathy, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Anjali, Aditi Balan, Remya Nambeesan, Poorna, Prayaga Martin, Rythvika Suriya, Vijay Sethupathy, Arvind Swamy, Siddarth, Prakashraj, Yogi Babu, Prasanna, Atharva, Bobby Simha, Gautham Menon, Ashok Selvan, Nedumudi Venu, Delhi Ganesh, and Kishore are a part of a 40-strong forged. All 9 movies might be out there without delay on launch date.

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Marvel’s What If…?

When: August 11
Where: Disney+ Hotstar

Marvel Studios’ first anthology animated sequence is all about asking huge what-if questions: What if Peggy Carter took the Super Soldier serum? What if T’Challa ended up as Star-Lord? What if Killmonger got here to Tony Stark’s rescue in Afghanistan? As you may inform, What If…? is all about exploring the multiverse of prospects — is that this why it is approaching the heels of Loki? — triggered by a giant choice.

As you may inform, none of those hypothetical occasions could have any impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still, a lot of the forged is concerned, together with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Hayley Atwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Brolin, Sebastian Stan, Natalie Portman, Michael Douglas, Karen Gillan, Jeff Goldblum, Michael B. Jordan, and the late Chadwick Boseman.

What If…? season 1 has 10 episodes in complete. One new episode each Wednesday till October 13.

Watch the Trailer for Marvel’s What If…?

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Haley Atwell as Captain Carter in What If…?
Photo Credit: Disney/Marvel Studios


When: August 12
Where: Amazon Prime Video

Say hey to India’s The Lion King. No, that does not imply what you assume it does. It’s the direct translation of the warfare movie’s title, an acknowledgement of how Indian Army Captain Vikram Batra was referred to by the enemy, Pakistan, throughout the 1999 Kargil War. Batra was posthumously awarded India’s highest navy honour, the Param Vir Chakra, for his actions.

Siddharth Malhotra performs Batra in this biopic directed by Vishnuvardhan (Arrambam) who makes his Hindi-language debut, and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Shershaah is the second consecutive biopic on a Kargil warfare vet for Dharma, following final 12 months’s Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl that was offered to Netflix. Hopefully, it too will not give into jingoism.

Kiara Advani, Shiv Pandit, Niktin Dheer, Himmanshoo A. Malhotra, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Raj Arjun, Ankita Goraya, Rakesh Dubey, Pranay Singh Pachauri, Pawan Chopra, Mir Sarwar, and Shataf Figar are additionally a part of the Shershaah forged.

Bhuj: The Pride of India

When: August 13
Where: Disney+ Hotstar

Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi, and Sharad Kelkar lead the forged of this Gujarat-based warfare drama that chronicles the efforts of an IAF Squadron Leader (Devgn) and 300 native girls (Sinha amongst them) who helped rebuild the carpet-bombed Bhuj airbase throughout the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War. Ammy Virk, Pranitha Subhash, and Ihana Dhillon are additionally a part of the forged.

Soap opera veteran Abhishek Dudhaiya makes his feature-length directorial debut on Bhuj: The Pride of India, working off a screenplay he co-wrote with Raman Kumar, Ritesh Shah, and Pooja Bhavoria. That tv legacy is seen in the Bhuj trailer, although to be honest, most Bollywood warfare dramas are this mix of cringe dialogues and …dance sequences.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

When: August TBA
Where: Comedy Central

10-8. No that is not a cop code — it is the variety of episodes (10) in the eighth and ultimate season of this beloved sitcom. That’s a diminished run for what used to be a 22-episode sequence, having progressively declined in episode depend throughout its NBC years. The community can be switching up its launch schedule: there might be two back-to-back episodes each week, for 5 weeks.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 8 has additionally been reworked in elements, following the George Floyd protests towards racism and police brutality, with Terry Crews revealing that they scrapped 4 accomplished episodes altogether. The forged remains to be the identical although, with Crews alongside Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, and Andre Braugher.


When: August 13
Where: Apple TV+

Apple paid a festival-record $25 million (about Rs. 185 crores) for this Sundance-winning remake of the 2014 French comedy-drama La Famille Bélier. It’s a few 17-year-old woman (Emilia Jones) who’s the one listening to member in her deaf fishing household. Hence, the title: CODA, Child of Deaf Adults. Caught between serving to her household enterprise beneath risk and her love of singing, she should determine what to do.

Eugenio Derbez, Troy Kotsur, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Daniel Durant, Amy Forsyth, Kevin Chapman, and Marlee Matlin co-star. CODA director Sian Heder (Tallulah) was additionally honoured for her work at Sundance.

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

When: August 13
Where: Cinemas

James Wan’s Conjuring franchise continues to be impressed by real-life circumstances as Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson’s paranormal investigators tackle their first homicide case, the 1981 trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson (performed right here by Ruairi O’Connor) in which she claimed demonic possession as a defence. Essentially, that the Devil made me do it. Oh look, that is additionally the title. What a coincidence.

Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) is the director, working off a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2, Aquaman). The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It launched in June on HBO Max and in US theatres, and belatedly makes its approach to India as cinemas reopen following the second wave of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

Modern Love

When: August 13
Where: Amazon Prime Video

Kit Harington, Anna Paquin, Tobias Menzies, Garrett Hedlund, Dominique Fishback, Lucy Boynton, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Susan Blackwell, Minnie Driver, Nikki M. James, Aparna Nancherla, Sophie Okonedo, Ben Rappaport, Jack Reynor, Lulu Wilson, Zuzanna Szadkowski, and Miranda Richardson are a part of the large forged for the second season of this rom-com anthology created by John Carney (Sing Street).

Fast & Furious 9

When: August 19 (India), TBA (On-demand)
Where: Cinemas (India), Video-on-demand (USA)

It’s time for household — almost three months late. Having grossed over $600 million (about Rs. 4,462 crores) since its May debut internationally, the ninth chapter of The Fast Saga lastly rolls into Indian cinemas. But in case you’re anxious about being in an enclosed area with strangers, Fast & Furious 9 has already arrived on-demand in the US. For some, it is a safer albeit costly various, and for others (who stay the place cinemas have not reopened) the one approach to watch it proper now.

Plot isn’t a factor anybody cares about with a Fast & Furious title, so I’ll simply depart you with the names of these whose faces you will note: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron. Fast Five director Justin Lin is again behind the digicam.

Watch the Final Trailer for Fast & Furious 9

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John Cena as Jakob Toretto in F9
Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

Nine Perfect Strangers

When: August 18 (USA), August 20 (India)
Where: Hulu (USA), Amazon Prime Video (India)

Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley is again at it, adapting one other Liane Moriarty novel. He’s joined by Nicole Kidman who right here performs a mysterious Russian host of a well being and wellness resort in Australia. She’s fielding the titular 9 strangers, performed by Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Samara Weaving, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, and Bobby Cannavale amongst others.

They have gathered for a 10-day retreat that seems to be much more, as they uncover secrets and techniques about one another and the host (Kidman). Jonathan Levine (50/50) directs all eight episodes that may stream weekly Wednesdays on Hulu, and Friday on Prime Video. Three episodes upon premiere, with the 5 remaining airing one each week till September 22.

The Chair

When: August 20
Where: Netflix

Sandra Oh is the primary lady chair of the English division at a fictional American college in this six-episode half-hour dramedy that additionally marks the primary Netflix unique involving Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (as a part of their huge $200-million deal, about Rs. 1,487 crores as we speak). The Chair trailer means that Oh’s newly-installed head has to cope with the messes of those that got here earlier than her, a few of which really feel #MeToo-tinged.

Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor, Bob Balaban, David Morse, Nana Mensah, and Everly Carganilla are additionally a part of The Chair forged. Amanda Peet and Annie Julia-Wyman created the sequence, with Peet additionally serving as showrunner. Oh, Benioff and Weiss are govt producers. All episodes without delay on launch date.


When: August 20
Where: HBO Max

In near-future local weather change-ravaged Miami, Hugh Jackman performs a warfare veteran who affords his purchasers the selection to relive any reminiscence they need. His life is upended after he discovers by way of another person’s reminiscences that the mysterious lady (Rebecca Ferguson) he is been sleeping with is perhaps concerned in a sequence of violent crimes. And then she goes lacking, forcing him to go on the lookout for her.

Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Marina de Tavira, Daniel Wu, Mojean Aria, Brett Cullen, Natalie Martinez, Angela Sarafyan, and Nico Parker additionally star. Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy makes her feature-length directorial debut. The Reminiscence trailer has been in contrast to the works of Christopher Nolan, which suggests at this level that love for this sort of storytelling runs in the household. Joy is Nolan’s sis-in-law.

Reminiscence might be out there on HBO Max for the primary month similtaneously it is in cinemas. Not confirmed for Indian cinemas but, however anticipated given Warner Bros. is rolling out three films in the three weeks prior.

Watch the Final Trailer for Reminiscence

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Hugh Jackman in Reminiscence
Photo Credit: Ben Rothstein/Warner Bros.

Sweet Girl

When: August 20
Where: Netflix

After a pharma large pulls a live-saving drug off the cabinets simply earlier than his spouse (Adria Arjona) dies of most cancers, Aquaman star Jason Momoa publicly vows to deliver justice to these accountable. Apparently, huge pharma does not fiddle. They ship males with weapons after the widower (Momoa) and his daughter (Isabela Merced) who’re pressured to go on the run.

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, Lex Scott Davis, Michael Raymond-James, and Amy Brenneman additionally star. Brian Andrew Mendoza is the director on Sweet Girl, working off a screenplay by Philip Eisner, Gregg Hurwitz, and Will Staples.

Truth Be Told

When: August 20
Where: Apple TV+

Kate Hudson is the large new face for the second season of what appears like an anthology sequence now, as true crime podcaster Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) units her sight on a brand new case: that of media mogul and her childhood buddy Micah Keith (Kate Hudson). Poppy claims she needs to assist Micah, by pushing for justice on a public discussion board (her podcast). But at what value — each private {and professional} — will that come for Micah? Merle Dandridge can be new to Truth Be Told season 2 forged.

The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

When: August 23
Where: Netflix

Before Henry Cavill returns as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher season 2 in December, Netflix is increasing the Continent with this anime prequel spin-off film that follows his mentor Vesemir (voiced by Theo James right here, and to be performed by Kim Bodnia in The Witcher season 2) throughout his glory days. We even have Lara Pulver as Tetra, Graham McTavish as Deglan, and Mary McDonnell as Lady Zerbst.

The Witcher showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrisch is the producer on The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. Kwang Il Han directs off a screenplay written by Beau DeMayo.

Watch the Teaser Trailer for The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

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Theo James as Vesemir in The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf
Photo Credit: Netflix


When: August 27
Where: Disney+ Hotstar

Emma Stone steps into Disney’s origin story of the dalmatian fur-loving Cruella de Vil as a grifter and an aspiring dressmaker named Estella — this live-action reboot loves making stitches of its personal — who takes goal at her boss and London’s prestigious vogue home chief Baroness von Hellman (Emma Thompson). Aiding her in her exploits are thieving brothers Jasper (Joel Fry) and Horace Badun (Paul Walter Hauser).

Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mark Strong, and John McCrea additionally star. Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya) directs Cruella. Dana Fox and Tony McNamara present the screenplay. Cruella launched in late May on Disney+ Premier Access, and now that it is exiting the premium tier, it is out there on Disney+ Hotstar. Thanks to COVID-19, Cruella is skipping theatres fully, simply as with Black Widow.

Watch the Final Trailer for Disney’s Cruella

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Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in Cruella
Photo Credit: Laurie Sparham/Disney


When: August 27
Where: Apple TV+

The second title for Momoa in August is the second season of this post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama the place humanity can’t see. Guardians of the Galaxy and Army of the Dead star Dave Bautista is new to See season 2 as Momoa’s on-screen nemesis brother, alongside Joe Flanigan, Eden Epstein, Tom Mison, Hoon Lee, Olivia Cheng, David Hewlett and Tamara Tunie. Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo, and Alfre Woodard are a part of the returning forged reverse Momoa.

One new episode every week till October 15. Already renewed for a 3rd season that’s at the moment filming in Toronto, Canada.

The Empire

When: August TBA
Where: Disney+ Hotstar

HBO is perhaps making Game of Thrones prequels that may come to Disney+ Hotstar, however in the meantime, the community is exhibiting related (local-level) ambitions of its personal. Batla House director Nikkhil Advani is behind this epic endeavor that goals to chronicle the rise and the autumn of the Mughal Empire — it spanned two centuries and stretched from Afghanistan to the Deccan plateau — from Babur to Aurangzeb.

Kunal Kapoor is about as a younger Babur who turned his eyes in direction of India after dealing with repeated defeats in what’s modern-day Uzbekistan. That brings him in conflict with the Sultan of Delhi Ibrahim Lodi (Dino Morea) and thereafter the Mewar kingdom led by Rana Sanga (Srijan Srivastava). Drashti Dhami performs Babur’s elder sister Khanzada Begum, and Shabana Azmi is Babur’s grandmother Esan Daulat.

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