In the world of streaming, the superhero machine looks to keep on rolling in March with two full-on blockbusters in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and the Snyder Cut, but that’s only the beginning of what we’ll be watching this month.
Disney+ is stealing a lot of the thunder, with several major originals hitting streaming. First up is the aforementioned MCU series focused on two of Captain America’s fan favorite partners. Then, the service is also debuting Raya and the Last Dragon, a new fantasy film that will be released simultaneously in theaters and on paid “Premier Access” for streaming. Last but certainly not least, the service has its new Mighty Ducks revival series.
Not to be outdone, HBO Max is dropping its super-sized monster movie Godzilla vs. King Kong, which promises to be one of the biggest genre releases of the first half of 2021. The move is all part of that experimental HBO Max/theatrical hybrid release plan. The streamer is also dusting off some footage from Justice League and letting Zack Snyder create his definitive, four-hour version of the DC superhero flick. Snyder exited production on the theatrical version due to a family tragedy, and is returning years later now to craft an extended cut using all the axed footage and concepts from his original script.
Amazon Prime has a new Robert Kirkman project with the first season of the animated series Invincible, adapting his acclaimed superhero comic series for the small screen. Netflix is digging a bit deeper on the original genre front, but still has a biggie that should be of interest for sci-fi fans: The new Pacific Rim animated series, following a new team of heroes taking on all those big ol’ monsters we know and love. Oh, and Hulu has its new sci-fi action flick Boss Level (which is really good!). But that’s not all! Peacock has Season 3 of Mr. Mercedes; Apple TV+ has fresh For All Mankind; and more!
Let’s dig in.
Raya and the Last Dragon: Disney’s latest animated blockbuster is following in Mulan’s footsteps with a hybrid-style release, dropping with “Premier Access” on Disney+ while also opening simultaneously in theaters. The film is an ambitious fantasy adventure featuring dragons, and stars the voices of Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Sandra Oh, Benedict Wong, Izaac Wang, Thalia Tran, and Alan Tudyk.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Don’t worry, Marvel fans: WandaVision is just the beginning. The next big MCU series will feel more like a traditional blockbuster, following in the footsteps of Captain America’s flicks. This six-episode series will roll out new episodes weekly, which will focus on Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in the wake of Steve Rogers’ retirement after the events of Avengers: Endgame as they attempt to keep the world safe from a new, nefarious threat.
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Yes, we realize this isn’t a genre project per se — but it certainly holds appeal for adults and kids of a certain age. The long-awaited revival of the classic Mighty Ducks franchise brings back Emilio Estevez’s Coach Bombay as a new group of misfits look to learn some life lessons through the sport of hockey. The original film trilogy is a kids sports movie touchstone, and Disney is definitely tapping that nostalgia with this new series.
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Raya and the Last Dragon (Premier Access)
Heartland Docs, DVM: Season 2
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Marvel Studios Assembled: Premiere
Disney Big Hero 6 The Series: Season 3
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Premiere
Gnomeo & Juliet
Inside Pixar: Foundations: Batch 3 Premiere
The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers: Premiere
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Episode 2
Pacific Rim: The Black: The Pacific Rim universe has built out one heck of an ambitious world across two big screen installments, and now the franchise is leaving live action for anime with The Black. The new series tells a fresh story set within the sci-fi world of giant robots and monsters, as Jaeger pilots aim to beat back a new kaiju threat.
Lego Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom (2019)
Seven Souls in the Skull Castle (2013)
Pacific Rim: The Black (Season 1)
City of Ghosts (Season 1)
Pokémon Journeys: The Series (Part 4)
Coven of Sisters (2020)
The Block Island Sound (2020)
The One (Season 1)
The Lost Pirate Kingdom (Season 1)
Waffles + Mochi (Season 1)
DOTA: Dragon’s Blood (Season 1)
Zack Snyder’s Justice League: The big story on HBO Max for comic fans is this one. The extended adaptation of the DC superhero team-up from a few years ago finds Snyder back in the saddle to finish what he started all those years ago. This version looks to allow Snyder to restore the story to how he envisioned it, complete with a couple hours of extra material to boot. It hits the service on March 18.
Godzilla vs. Kong: The latest blockbuster release as part of the simultaneous HBO Max/theatrical release plan finally brings together two of the most famous giant monster franchises in history. The film is the culmination of the events of the two new Godzilla films, as well as Kong: Skull Island, and looks to be one of the biggest (sorry) genre releases of the year.
The Brothers Grimm
Dr. Dolittle 2
Final Space: Seasons 1-2
The Lost Boys
The Quiet Ones
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
Hunter x Hunter, (Dubbed, Episodes 100-148) (Crunchyroll Collection)
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- Season 2 (Dubbed, episodes 14-25) (Crunchyroll Collection)
Superman: The Animated Series
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Godzilla Vs. Kong
Boss Level: Combining time travel, wild action, video game-style violence, sci-fi and Frank Grillo is a perfect combination — and pays off as expected in Boss Level. The film finds a man, played by Winter Soldier and The Purge series alum Grillo, trapped in a loop being hunted by assassins. To break the loop he has to take them all out in one epic day, learning everything from bomb-making to sword-fighting along the way.
Solar Opposites: Complete Season 2: The second season of the hit animated sci-fi series from Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland. The show follows a family of aliens who are hiding out in Middle America, giving us a fascinating look at society from a hilarious, outside perspective.
Into the Dark: Blood Moon: Season 2 Finale: The long-awaited season finale of Hulu’s long-running, holiday-themed anthology series. This episode picks up with Esme (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and her 10-year-old son, Luna (Yonas Kibreab), moving to a small town. With the full moon rising, this kicks off a Lycan horror tale with the young family fighting for survival.
The 13th Warrior (1999)
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)
Attack the Block (2011)
Demolition Man (1993)
The Descent (2006)
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Enemy Of The State (1998)
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Judge Dredd (1995)
The Ninth Gate (1999)
The Spirit (2008)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Debris: Series Premiere (NBC)
Boss Level: Film Premiere (Hulu Original)
Trolls: TrollsTopia: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)
Solar Opposites: Complete Season 2 (Hulu Original)
Into the Dark: Blood Moon: Season 2 Finale (Hulu Original)
Fire Force: Complete Season 2 (DUBBED) (Funimation)
Vikings: Complete Season 6B (History)
Invincible (Season 1): Along with The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman has also flexed his creative muscles the past few years building a sprawling superhero universe in the long-running Invincible comic series. Now he’s bringing it to life in animation with this Prime Video service. The animated series, intended for adults, follows a young hero who comes of age learning from his father — the most powerful superhero in history.
Back to the Future Trilogy: The classic time travel trilogy hits Prime Video in its entirety, in case you’re needing a good throwback sci-fi binge for a weekend. The calendar may keep flipping, but that magical version of 2015 Marty got a look at will remain trapped in its glory.
Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader (2012)
Attack The Block (2011)
Back To The Future (1985)
Back To The Future Part II (1989)
Back To The Future Part III (1990)
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Spirit (2008)
The Returned: Season 1 (Sundance Now)
Invincible – Amazon Original Series: Season 1
Project Blue Book S1-2
Monsters Vs. Aliens
The Last Witch Hunter
Land Before Time Ii: The Great Valley Adventure
Land Before Time Iii: The Time Of The Great Giving
Land Before Time Iv: Journey Through The Mists
Land Before Time Ix: Journey To The Big Water
Land Before Time Sing Along
Land Before Time Sing Along 2
Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island
Land Before Time Vi: The Secret Of Saurus Rock
Land Before Time Vii: The Stone Of Cold Fire
Land Before Time Viii: The Big Freeze
Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
Land Before Time Xii: Day Of The Flyers
Land Before Time Xiii: The Wisdom Of Friends
Land Before Time: Journey Of The Brave
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
What Dreams May Come
Pride + Prejudice + Zombies
Mr. Mercedes: Season 3: A Peacock exclusive, the third season of the acclaimed mystery thriller based on the works of Stephen King returns. The series is based on the crime drama book trilogy that follows detective Bill Hodges.
The Leprechaun Film Series: Looking for a deep dive horror binge? Look no further. Seven Leprechaun horror films will be dropping on Peacock, ranging from the OG film that started it all, to the wild sequels like Lost in Space and Back 2 Tha Hood. The one constant? That pesky leprechaun is always out for blood.
Gods of Egypt
Land of the Lost
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Leprechaun 4: Lost in Space
Leprechaun V: In the Hood
Leprechaun VI: Back 2 Tha Hood
Texas Chainsaw 3D
The Legend of Hercules
Debris, Season 1 (NBC)
Mr. Mercedes: Season 3 (Peacock Exclusive)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Resident Alien (SYFY)
TrollsTopia: Season 2 (Peacock Exclusive)
For All Mankind Season 2: Episode 3
Servant Season 2: Episode 8
For All Mankind Season 2: Episode 4
Servant Season 2: Episode 9
For All Mankind Season 2: Episode 5
Servant Season 2: Episode 10
For All Mankind Season 2: Episode 6
So long CBS All Access, hellp Paramount+. The rebooted streamer officially makes its launch on March 4. Some key new titles include the kid-friendly series Kamp Koral: Spongebob’s Under Years and the delayed Spongebob feature film Sponge on the Run.
Eventually, the service will have a whole lot of fresh genre content. There are a bevy of Star Trek shows returning and launching, a Rugrats reboot, Beavis and Butthead, and a whole lot more stuff.
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Cloud Atlas (2012)
The Row (2018)
Thirteen Ghosts (2001)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Escape From Planet Earth (2013)
Karate Kid (1984)
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Dr. Who: Daleks Invasion Earth (1966)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Underworld: Awakening (2012)
Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)