We have to be real: we don’t know what the film scene can reasonably resemble in 2021—whether we’re in for more production delays and projects pushed indefinitely into the future, or whether some of those movies end up going straight to streaming. Or whether miracles are possible and movie theaters won’t die—because nothing good ever does.But we’re optimistic, and if there was any cinematic good done in 2020, it was that so many of our most anticipated films all get to come out in the same year: the newest Top Gun, the final Daniel Craig 007, the long-awaited Dune adaptation (prophesied to break the Dune adaptation curse)… the freaking Matrix 4.Yep, on paper anyway, 2021 looks to be one hell of a year for action movies. Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, and Charlize Theron all return to legendary franchises. And many new entries to the action genre pick up their swords and nunchakus for the first time, including Simu Liu as Shang Qi, Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, and a jacked Kumail Nanjiani as a Marvel Eternal. We’re also finally getting a stand-alone Black Widow film and a video game adaptation that might not actually suck. So while it may be too early for hope, damnit, we’re gonna have some hope. Here are our most anticipated action films of 2021. Fingers crossed.