Top movie releases coming to UK cinemas in 2022

From John Wick: Chapter 4 and Black Panther 2 to The Batman and Top Gun: Maverick

The release dates of the best and biggest movies of 2022 are all here

There are a lot of big new movies ready to come out in 2022, and we’ve gathered together all of their release dates here.

Marvel and DC will go head to head several times over the year, with each moving into the next phase of their universe-building franchises, and John Wick will be back to continue his underworld vendettas.

Of course, depending on how the Coronavirus pandemic plays out over the next year, these release dates could move. But after so many delays to films since it all started, there are at least a lot of new releases to look forward to in 2022.#



Movies coming to UK cinemas in 2022

Morbius (January 28)

Jared Leto leads this Marvel film as a scientist who finds himself struck down with a rare blood disease and, in trying out some experimental treatments on himself, accidentally becomes a vampire. The Crown’s Matt Smith and Jared Harris from Chernobyl and The Terror are also on board.

Death on the Nile (February 11)

Kenneth Branagh’s Hercule Poirot returns for another round of sleuthing after Murder on the Orient Express, which updated the star-stuffed format of Sidney Lumet’s seventies adaptations and packed in the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe, Penelope Cruz and Daisy Ridley. This time, the cast includes Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Russell Brand, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

Uncharted (February 18)

Could this finally be the video game to film adaptation which doesn’t stink? Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg star in the jungle-set action adventure which will act as a prequel to the game series which now spans nine editions. This one was originally slated to come out in summer 2016, so it’s been a while in the oven.

The Batman (March 4)

Yep, another Batman. Judging by his huge fringe, Robert Pattinson’s take on the caped crusader will be more emo than Ben Affleck’s grizzled, sighing Batman and Christian Bale’s American Psycho-styled turn in Christopher Nolan’s fantastic trilogy. This time, we’re promised more of a detective drama than a straight-up superhero romp.

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (25 March)

All of Marvel’s TV series over the spring and summer have been leading to this: the multiverse bursting open and all kinds of hell breaking loose. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the surgeon-turned-mystic, and Elizabeth Olsen is back as Scarlet Witch too. It’s directed by Sam Raimi, the man behind the Evil Dead trilogy, Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and An American Werewolf in London.

Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6)

We last saw Chris Hemsworth’s Thor hulking his slightly expanded frame onto the Guardians of the Galaxy’s ship at the end of Avengers: Endgame, and that’s where we’ll likely be picking up his next adventure. Taika Waititi, who directed the excellent Thor: Ragnarok, is back behind the camera.

John Wick: Chapter 4 (May 27)

Western cinema’s foremost practitioner of the art of gun fu is back again, and anyone who’s still a bit upset that Laurence Fishburne isn’t coming back for The Matrix 4 will be glad to see him and Keanu Reeves together again here. It sounds like Wick’s body count over the previous three films will start to catch up with him.

Top Gun: Maverick (May 27)

Delayed, delayed and delayed again, Tom Cruise’s sequel to the volleyball-and-power-ballads classic should finally arrive next summer. This time around, Maverick is a flight instructor to his old pal Goose’s son, played by Whiplash’s Miles Teller.

Jurassic World: Dominion (June 10)

The third Jurassic World film looks like it’ll bring back together the original trilogy’s main players in Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum as well as Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Now that the world is slowly being taken over by gigantic dinosaurs, it makes sense to call in the specialists.

Lightyear (June 17)

It’s not quite clear yet how this will dovetail with the Toy Story saga, but Chris Evans will voice Buzz Lightyear in this origin story of the plastic space cadet. “Back when we created the first Toy Story, we designed Buzz Lightyear with the idea that he was a toy based on some really cool character from an epic blockbuster film,” Pixar’s Pete Docter has explained. “Well, all these years later we decided it’s time to make that film.”

Black Panther 2 (July 8)

Sadly, of course, the late Chadwick Boseman won’t feature in the sequel to the film which more than any other made his legacy. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett will return to Wakanda though, with Wright’s Shuri the great young hope of the kingdom.

Fantastic Beasts 3 (July 15)

Directed by Harry Potter director David Yates from a JK Rowling screenplay, the third Fantastic Beasts film is hoped to be an improvement on the previous instalment. This time Eddie Redmayne’s Newt Scamander and Jude Law’s Albus Dumbledore fight against dark wizard Grindelwald – this time played by Mads Mikkelsen after Johnny Depp’s exit.

Black Adam (July 29)

DC Comics’ antihero and sworn enemy of Shazam will get his own film, and he’ll be played by Dwayne Johnson. Producer Hiram Garcia has described Black Adam as, “not the boy scout superhero, he’s the guy that’s like, okay, you cross him? Well, I rip your head off”. So: very promising.

Mission: Impossible 7 (September 30)

Having completed half a dozen supposedly impossible missions, Tom Cruise and his extended gang are up against it again. We don’t know much about the plot this time around, but we do know that a) it’s full of massive stunts again and b) Cruise spent at least part of his time eating loads of tikka masala while filming near Birmingham.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2 (October 7)

The first foray into the Spider-Verse gave us one of the most inventive and visually dazzling films of the last 20 years, and now Miles Morales and Gwen Stacy will pick up again with another load of alternative Spider-People. According to producer Chris Miller, the new digital art techniques being developed for the sequel are “going to make the first movie look quaint.”

The Flash (November 4)

Another DC film, Ezra Miller’s Flash character will get his own standalone – but this one’s really all about the collision of different generations of Batmen. Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton – who’s not played Batman for nearly 30 years – will reprise their roles, as Miller’s Flash heads back in time to present his mum’s murder. Obviously, that turns out not to be a brilliant idea.

The Marvels (November 11)

Otherwise known as Captain Marvel 2, the new title is a nod to the fact that Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) won’t be on her own this time. Teyonah Parris, whose Monica Rambeau was introduced in Marvel’s WandaVision, will be there with her, and we’ll be introduced to Iman Vellani’s Ms Marvel before release too.

Avatar 2 (December 16)

By the time James Cameron’s eco-fantasy sequel comes out, it will be fully 13 years since the original swept all before it and became a blockbuster phenomenon. This is the first of another four sequels planned by Cameron, and it’ll see an old threat stalk the mythical land of Pandora once again.

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