With the globe commencing to arise — hopes high — from pandemic, it appears that film releases will resume as usual. For the first time in what feels like ages (with the exception of Spider-Man: No Way Home), the calendar is jam-packed with exciting tentpoles and arthouse gems alike, which can be overwhelming. No need to worry: our list of the most awaited movies coming out in 2022 will guide you through the next twelve months of cinematic goodness.
Release date: December 16, 2022
It’s been 84 years since… Yes, that isn’t quite, but whoa, whoa, the first Avatar — James Cameron’s sideshow, Dances With Wolves-esque postcolonial tale — remains the highest-grossing film of all time, generating $2.8 billion worldwide.
A sequel was optioned at the same time as the first, but Cameron chose to take his sweet time with Avatar 2, instead going for a two-year cycle with future sequels. While Sam Worthington’s star power may have waned in the interim, co-stars Kate Winslet and Sigourney Weaver will undoubtedly have been enough to entice moviegoers to return to Pandora. We’re mostly simply curious to see how this unfolds.
Thor: Love and Thunder
Release date: July 8, 2022
Another year, another slew of MCU installments for the masses who can’t get enough of them. At the very least, these appear to be rather decent. Taika Waititi’s deft creative touch drove Thor: Ragnorok to be one of the most innovative, distinctive Marvel pictures to date; it was everything but snack, with Chris Hemsworth at his frosty best as the iconic Asgardian.
Very little is known regarding Thor: Love and Thunder, the third Thor film, although it will have the Guardians of the Galaxy cast as well as Christian Bale, so if they get it wrong…
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Release date: November 11, 2022
This one is a little sour. Chadwick Boseman was slated to reprise his role as T’Challa, Wakanda’s benevolent, supercharged ruler, in the Black Panther sequel, but his tragic death in 2020 changed everything. The shoot, directed by Ryan Coogler, was plagued by problems, delaying fundamental photography for months.
Coogler has explained the film’s production as “the hardest thing he’s ever done” without Boseman. Coogler, on the other hand, is one of Hollywood’s brightest directorial talents, and if anyone can make a great film out of a sad tragedy, it’s him.
Don’t Worry Darling
Release date: September 23, 2022
Olivia Wilde’s feature film follow-up to the Gen Z comedy movie Booksmart sounds like a major departure in tone. Don’t Worry Darling has been characterized as a psychological thriller centered on an unhappy housewife in mid-century America, starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles – a formidable pair if there ever was one.
But this isn’t your average household drama with a chipped picket fence: Styles’ character has a “dark secret.” Details are indeed being kept under wraps, but let’s be honest: we understand this is going to be a hit. For lovers of Styles and One Direction, this is one of the most anticipated of all the movies coming out in 2022!
Top Gun: Maverick
Release date: May 27, 2022
It appears that this is the year of the belated sequel. More than 35 years after the first film‘s release, Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer are heading back for a sequel to Top Gun: it’s centered on Cruise’s iconic airman, Maverick, as he confronts the ghosts of his past and avoids perpetual paperwork duty.
Maverick was actually completed in 2019: this is one of many movies that have been delayed numerous times due to the pandemic. But now it’ll be released exclusively in theaters — at least for the first forty-five days — so we can all hum “Danger Zone” in the cinema, much to the chagrin of our fellow moviegoers, as God intended. “Back to the movies!” says Cruise.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Release date: April 22, 2022
Nicolas Cage is a man who rarely needs to be introduced. The chic 58-year-old, one of the most beloved leading men of the ’90s, has ridden a smattering of astute art – house options to a career resurgence in recent years, appearing in films such as kaleidoscopic nightmare Mandy and culinary vengeance flick Pig.
Now comes the most Nic Cage-y Nic Cage project that Nic Cage could possibly do: playing Nic Cage in a film about Nic Cage. We can’t wait to see The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which pairs the cult legend with Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal in a hyperbolic take on the former’s real-life struggle with stardom.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Release date: May 6, 2022
With the introduction of the Multiverse and, with it, an empty narrative check, Spider-Man: No Way Home shattered the metaphorically speaking can of beans. Any new character introduction can now be chalked up to new regulations of variations, coexisting parallel worlds, and other broad and vague quasi-scientific weirdness.
The Multiverse of Madness is an enticing prospect for reasons other than the tantalizing promise of earth-shattering cameos: Sam Raimi, director of the Spider-Man trilogy that undoubtedly started it all, returns for his first superhero film since. Please, more Tobey!
Release date: March 4, 2022
For most of us, this Batman version is one of the most highly anticipated movies coming out in 2022, and to be honest, ever.
Robert Pattinson is, without a doubt, Hollywood’s hottest property right now. Not only is he playing the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ dark, three-hour crime epic The Batman, but he’s also been cast in Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho’s long-awaited Parasite sequel.
But The Batman isn’t only about The Patriots as Bats: Colin Farrell co-stars as an unsettlingly strange-looking Penguin, while Paul Dano’s mass murderer take on The Riddler is more evocative of a gritty executioner than any approaching Jim Carrey’s flashy campiness.
Release date: April 22, 2022
No one does batshit movies like Robert Eggers. They’re not only mind-blowing, but they’re also formal marvels, filmed with unusual accuracy. Take, for example, Willem Dafoe — who already stars in The Northman, the ultimate king — and soon-to-be Batman Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse, in which the co-stars slide towards madness.
With Northman, Eggers appears to have relocated his schizophrenic sensibility to an appropriate setting: tenth-century Iceland. It looks nasty and violent, and the cast includes Hollywood heavyweights like Nicole Kidman and Ethan Hawke. Björk also makes her first appearance in a narrative fiction film since Dancer in the Dark in 2000. (Almost) at the top of the heap.
these are our top titles for movies coming out in 2022. Which one has got you jumping in your seat?
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