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Film releases in 2022

By Duncan Mil

January 1, 2022 - Here are the most anticipated movies of 2022. And boy, do we have some great titles lined up.

1. Avatar 2. Directed by James Cameron, starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Lang. Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) now have a family on the lush alien world of Pandora. Still, when old enemies return, they’re forced to evacuate and find a new home.

Released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures from December 16

2. Thor: Love and Thunder. Directed by Taika Waititi, starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt. Marvel’s highly anticipated follow-up to Waititi’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster returns to the franchise, gaining the powers and mantle of Thor. The Guardians of the Galaxy face Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher.

Released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures from July 8

3. Top Gun: Maverick. Directed by Joseph Kosinski, starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer, Jay Ellis, Miles Teller, Monica Barbaro. The rivalry and relationship between Iceman (Val Kilmer) and Maverick (Tom Cruise) continue. Pete Mitchell finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a mission that will demand the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

Released by Paramount Pictures from May 27

4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - Part One. Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, starring: Shameik Moore. Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore) returns for the next chapter of the animated Spider-Verse saga. This epic adventure transports Brooklyn’s neighbourhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People.

Released by Columbia Pictures from October 7

5. Jurassic World Dominion. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum. The sixth instalment in the sci-fi adventure franchise. Colin Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael’s screenplay deals with the ramifications of “Fallen Kingdom.” Humanity now struggles to find a way to coexist with various dinosaur species released into the world.

Released by Universal Pictures from June 10

6. Halloween Ends. Directed by David Gordon Green, starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Nick Castle. The third and final instalment of the franchise started with John Carpenter’s 1978 classic. The saga of Michael Myers – the deranged man in the mask – and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes to a spine-chilling climax.

Released by Universal Pictures from October 14

7. Uncharted. Directed by Ruben Fleischer, starring: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas. Indiana Jones-styled action-adventure film and prequel to the PlayStation-Naughty Dog video game of the same name. Tom Holland plays the central hero, Nathan Drake, who meets his mentor Sully (Mark Wahlberg), while searching for treasure.

Released by Columbia Pictures from February 18

8. Scream. Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jack Quaid. In the fifth instalment of Wes Craven’s meta-horror franchise, the directing duo continues the mythology surrounding Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) and her traumatic, very unlucky past.

Released by Paramount Pictures from January 14

9. The Batman. Directed by Matt Reeves, starring: Robert Pattinson, Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Kravitz. This iteration of the Caped Crusader is a darker take on Gotham City’s vigilante detective’s dual role. Reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) uncovers corruption that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as The Riddler.

Released by Warner Bros. from March 4

10. John Wick: Chapter 4. Directed by Chad Stahelskis, starring: Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Marko Zaror. Keanu Reeves returns as the puppy-loving assassin extraordinaire, with action set pieces filmed in Japan, France and Germany. Marko Zaror plays Chidi, a villain sure to cause Wick some pain.

Released by Lionsgate from May 27

11. The 355. Directed by Simon Kinberg, starring: Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz. Veteran X-Men writer and director Simon Kinberg helms this blockbuster action film about a group of women spies saving the world.

Released by Universal Pictures from January 7

12. Death on the Nile. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie, Letitia Wright. Kenneth Branagh returns as detective Hercule Poirot following the success of 2017’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” which Branagh also directed. While on vacation on the Nile, Poirot must investigate the murder of a young heiress.

Released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures from February 11

13. Mission: Impossible 7. Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, starring: Tom Cruise, Cary Elwes, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby. Tom Cruise is back in action for the seventh instalment in the franchise that showcases his willingness to engage in death-defying stunts.

Released by Paramount Pictures from September 30

14. Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Directed by Jeff Fowler, starring: Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter. Sequel to the live-action feature film “Sonic the Hedgehog” that became one of the highest-grossing films of 2020. Sonic and his sidekick, Tails, embark on a journey to find an emerald that has the power to both build and destroy civilizations before it falls into the wrong hands.

Released by Paramount Pictures from April 8


PUBLISHED: 14/12/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Studio publicity pictures