we’ve created a list of highly recommended movies everyone needs to watch/see in 2022. we call them: Must Watch Movies To be released In 2022
As we begin to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic that has plagued the world for over a year, things are beginning to look up.
The movie industry has been, like many others, adversely affected by social distancing regulations and mandated shutdowns, but as vaccines continue to be distributed and businesses begin opening back up, we like to think we’re headed in the right direction.
With that in mind, we look ahead to the films we expect to see gracing cineplex marquees in 2022. As more dates are confirmed and trailers are released for all of these 2022 movies, we’ll continue to update this page, so check back often!
List of the Most anticipated movies in 2022.
1: Morbius (2022)
Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
Starring: Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson, Michael Keaton
Opening on: January 28, 2022
Sony’s latest entry in its “Spider-Verse” franchise of connected films is the origin story of a scientist who inadvertently turns himself into a vampire in his efforts to cure himself of a rare blood disease. Swedish director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House, Life) takes up the helm, and Michael Keaton — who appeared in the MCU’s Spider-Man: Homecoming as prominent Spider-Man villain Vulture — is set to make an appearance, which has all kinds of crossover implications.
2: Death on the Nile (2022)
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Rose Leslie, Letitia Wright,
Opening on: February 11, 2022 (formerly September 17, 2021)
Kenneth Branagh will return as detective Hercule Poirot following the surprise success of 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, which Branagh also directed. So far, big names like Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Letitia Wright, and Rose Leslie have joined the whodunit.
3: Rumble (2022)
Directed by: Hamish Grieve
Starring: Geraldine Viswanathan, Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Ben Schwartz, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns
Opening on: February 18, 2022
What do you get if you cross an animation studio with the WWE? Paramount decided to find out, and their first joint venture with WWE Studios brings us this family comedy set in a world where humans and monsters live alongside each other, except that the monsters are professional wrestlers. Geraldine Viswanathan plays a young girl who aims to coach an inexperienced monster (Will Arnett) to make him a champion.
4: The Batman (2022)
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell
Opening on: March 4, 2022
If you’re looking for yet another iteration of the Caped Crusader, you’re in luck. Despite the ongoing DC Extended Universe of films (which includes other entries in 2022 like The Flash and Aquaman 2), Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves tackles what looks to be an even darker take on Batman than we’ve already seen, with an impressive cast that includes Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.
5: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Xochitl Gomez
Opening on: March 25, 2022
Anticipation will be high for this entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — the first of three in 2022 — that will directly tie in with the events in Marvel’s first Disney+ series, WandaVision. After some behind-the-scenes shake-ups, director Sam Raimi jumped on board, and it’s been reported that the story will see the return of familiar characters from the first film.
6: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Directed by: Jeff Fowler
Starring: Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter
Opening on: April 8, 2022
Sonic the Hedgehog was one of the last big movies to hit theaters before coronavirus lockdowns went into effect, and it became one of the highest-grossing films of 2020. With that in mind, Paramount got right to work developing a sequel, securing director Jeff Fowler and stars Ben Schwartz (the voice of Sonic) and Tika Sumpter. No official word yet on the return of James Marsden’s Tom or Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik, but it’s difficult to imagine they won’t be back, and if the mid-credits sequence can be taken at face value, we’ll also get Tails.
7: Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff
Opening on: May 6, 2022
Marvel’s second film of 2022 is the highly anticipated follow-up to Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which reinvented the character to the delight of critics and audiences alike. Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will return to the franchise, and it’s been teased that she will wield Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, at some point. We also know that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie will be back, and Thor will meet up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to face Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher. So, you know, good times all around.
8: Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)
Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Omar Sy, BD Wong
Opening on: June 10, 2022
Jeff Goldblum closed out the last chapter of the Jurassic franchise by declaring humans would have to learn to co-exist with dinosaurs, and though the plot of this trilogy-capper is being kept under pretty tight wraps, it’s safe to assume it will deal with the ramifications of Lost Kingdom. The big news here is that original stars Laura Dern and Sam Neill are both returning alongside Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Chris Pratt.
9: Black Panther II (2022)
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman
Opening on: July 8, 2022
In a truly sad and shocking turn of events, we lost Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman to colon cancer in 2020, and both filmmakers and fans across the world mourned his passing. This obviously led to questions about what would happen to the Marvel character, as he was set to become an important piece of the MCU’s future. As it turns out, we’re still getting a second film in 2022, but Boseman will not be recast, and the story will instead shift to focus on King T’Challa’s spunky sister Shuri, played by Letitia Wright. Outside of that, we don’t know what the film will entail, including how T’Challa’s absence will be addressed.
10: Aquaman 2 (2022)
Directed by: James Wan
Starring: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison
Opening on: December 16, 2022
James Wan returns to the director’s chair for another go at the world of Atlantis and the DC superhero Aquaman (Jason Momoa), who will be joined by Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (Ocean Master), and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta). No other details about the film are available as of yet.
11: Avatar 2 (2022)
Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Lang
Opening on: December 16, 2022
It’s taken almost a decade and a half, but we’re finally getting the long-ago-promised follow-up to James Cameron’s once-highest-grossing film of all time, Avatar. Sam Worthington’s Jake Sully and Zoe Saldana’s Neytiri now have a family on Pandora, but when old enemies return, they’re forced to evacuate and find a new home. Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, and Edie Falco are among the new additions to the cast.
12: Black Adam (2022)
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Dwayne Johnson
Opening on: July 29, 2022
Dwayne Johnson has been attached to star in Black Adam since at least as early as 2014, but in 2022 he’ll finally hit the big screen and officially join the DCEU as the all-powerful antihero. As the nemesis to Zachary Levi‘s Shazam, there’s definitely an onscreen crossover to look forward to in the future as well. It’s high time Dwayne Johnson got to play the superhero we all know him to be!