The Most Anticipated Films of 2022
By Dan Dubon | 1/3/22
Release date: March 4th, 2022
Everyone is excited for “The Batman” directed by Matt Reeves who rose to fame from the Planet Of The Apes movies. Starring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/ Batman and Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman along with a cast of names that includes Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell etc. “The Batman” promises to be an exciting new take on the character focusing more on “the world’s greatest detective” angle more than previous iterations.
Doctor STrange in the Multiverse of Madness
Release date: May 6th, 2022
The MCU train keeps on chugging along with “Doctor Strange In the Multiverse Of Madness” which releases May 2022 in theatres. The Multiverse promises to be a big concept in the MCU moving forward as it was introduced in 2021’s Disney+ series Loki. Elizabeth Olsen will also reprise her role as Scarlet Witch coming off her series WandaVision. With Sam Raimi also at the helm this time around I think we can all expect things to get a little crazy in this movie.
Release date: April 8th, 2022
Anya Taylor-Joy reunites with her The Witch director Robert Eggers in this hotly anticipated historical thriller, set in Iceland in the 10th century. It features Alexander Skarsgård as a Viking prince who is intent on avenging the murder of his father. The film also re-teams Eggers with Willem Dafoe, who earned some of the highest praise of his career for his role in The Lighthouse. No word yet on how much, if any, flatulence there might be. Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Ralph Ineson, and Björk co-star.
Release date: July 22nd, 2022
Jordan Peele is back in what could be considered the third installment of his Let’s Upend Every Horror Trope There Is About People of Color trilogy. Not much is really known beyond the fact that it’s a psychological thriller and that Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun star. And really, what more do you need to know? I know I’ll be in the theater Day 1 for sure.
Mission: Impossible 7
Release date: September 30th, 2022
It’s not totally out of the realm of possibility to imagine that Tom Cruise, now 59 years old, might still be running across rooftops and trying to save the world from one potential threat or another 20 years from now as IMF agent Ethan Hunt. In the meantime, we’ll settle for witnessing how the seventh film in the M:I franchise, which was filmed in starts and stops as Covid-19 led to a number of set lockdowns—and at least one epic A-lister rant for the ages—turned out in the end.
Release date: July 15th, 2022
John Wick' alum and go-to action director David Leitch is back, and this time, he's got a huge ensemble cast that includes Brad Pitt, Michael Shannon, Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and all of it is set on a Japanese bullet train as five assassins discover their missions are interconnected. Sony actually moved up the release date of this from July to April, so that already is a very, very good sign. Who doesn’t want to see Brad Pitt fight other assassins on a high speeding Bullet Train?
The unbearable weight of massive Talent
Release date: April 22nd, 2022
Nicholas Cage playing Nicholas Cage in what is sure to be the premiere Nicholas Cage experience of the year. Yes, you read that right. Nicholas Cage plays himself in this bonkers thriller where he's hired by a billionaire superfan - played by Pedro Pascal, no less - to attend his birthday party for a cool $1 million. The catch? He has to play some of his most iconic roles, so expect nods and winks to everything from 'Con-Air' and 'The Rock' to 'Vampire's Kiss' and maybe 'Deadfall'? Who knows. Expect weirdness.
Don't Worry Darling
Release date: September 23th, 2022
Florence Pugh plays a 1950s housewife married to Harry Styles in this psychological thriller co-starring Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, and Gemma Chan. This will, hands down, be one of the buzziest new movies 2022 gives us. Olivia Wilde broke out with 2019’s Booksmart and I have a feeling she’s going to shoot into the top directors working today list with this right here.
Knives Out 2
Not announced yet
Knives Out' was one of the highlights of 2019 and seeing as Daniel Craig's dance-card is now empty of Bond, we can look forward to many years of him and his outrageous Kentucky Fried accent as Benoit Blanc. The cast for 'Knives Out 2' is frankly ridiculous. Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn (!), Janelle Monae, Kate Hudson, Ethan Hawke, Jessica Henwick and who knows who else have been cast so far, with production ending in Greece in September 2021 Netflix and Rian Johnson haven't set a release date just yet, but nevertheless, I’m expecting great things here.
Release date: December 16th, 2022
Let’s hope Avatar 2 actually will get to release this year after a handful of delays. James Cameron had all the time in the world to work on this sequel (and Avatar 3, 4 and 5) so let’s hope he’s able to knock it out of the park again and prove the majority of people wrong.