Upcoming movies 2022

Here are all the best Upcoming movies 2022

With movies including Thor: Love and Thunder to Scream, Jurassic World Dominion, and Hocus Pocus 2 to look forward too,


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.

Lightyear (2022)
Directed by: Angus MacLane
Starring: Chris Evans
Opening on: June 17, 2022

The Toy Story franchise proper has come to an end (presumably), but Pixar says there’s still more fun to be had with these characters… just, in a different way. Fresh off his stint as the MCU’s Captain America, Chris Evans will lend his voice to the “real” Buzz Lightyear, the astronaut who was the inspiration for the action figure voiced by Tim Allen, in a prequel that will explore how he became so famous that they turned him into a toy.

Elvis (2022)
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Gary Clark Jr., Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Opening on: June 24, 2022

Baz Luhrmann directs this slice-of-life biopic about the relationship between a young Elvis Presley and his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Austin Butler went through an extensive casting process to land the lead role, and he’ll be playing opposite Tom Hanks, who was the first major celebrity to announce he had tested positive for COVID-19 while he was in Australia to shoot the film.


Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)
Directed by: Kyle Balda, Brad Abelson
Starring: Pierre Coffin
Opening on: July 1, 2022 (formerly July 2, 2021)

We last saw the minions wreaking havoc in 1960s England before they met up with a young Gru. Perhaps their next adventure will be their first with him. Whatever shenanigans the yellow ones, voiced by Pierre Coffin, get up to, expect them to be at it again for Minions 3 and Minions 4 and so on: the first Minions movie made more than $1.5 billion globally and helped the Despicable Me franchise become the highest grossing animated franchise of all time.

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: July 8, 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.

Nope (2022)
Directed by: Jordan Peele
Starring: Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun
Opening on: July 22, 2022

After the runaway success of Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele got real busy real fast, but he’s finally getting around to making his third feature. As to be expected, we don’t know much about the film, though its first trailer reveals that it will be set somewhere in the American Southwest and center on a small town whose residents experience a supernatural event in the skies above.

The Gray Man (2022)
Directed by: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Billy Bob Thornton, Regé-Jean Page
Opening on: July 22, 2022 on Netflix

Based on the 2009 novel of the same name, this action thriller stars Ryan Gosling as a CIA mercenary who is forced on the run when he discovers some unsavory things about his agency and a rival agent (played by Chris Evans) is sent after him. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame) are at the helm, and the impressive supporting cast includes Ana de Armas, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jessica Henwick, among others.

Bullet Train (2022)
Directed by: David Leitch
Starring: Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Bad Bunny, Zazie Beetz
Opening on: July 29, 2022

This cheeky, stylish action thriller based on a novel by Japanese writer Kōtarō Isaka follows an assassin (Brad Pitt) trying to give up his life of killing who is tasked with retrieving a mysterious briefcase on, yes, a bullet train full of other assassins looking to do the same. The film is directed by David Leitch (Atomic BlondeDeadpool 2) and features an all-star cast.

DC League of Super-Pets (2022)
Directed by: Jared Stern
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Natasha Lyonne, Vanessa Bayer, Diego Luna, John Krasinski, Keanu Reeves
Opening on: July 29, 2022

Back in August of 2020, the DC Fandome event presented our first look at their upcoming animated film DC Super Pets — which centers on Superman’s equally heroic dog teaming up with a flying cat to stop crime — but we haven’t heard much about it since then. The release date was set all the way back in 2019, so here’s hoping the film doesn’t have to be pushed back due to production delays.


Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)
Directed by: George Miller
Starring: Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton
Opening on: August 31, 2022

It’s been seven years since George Miller released Mad Max: Fury Road, but he’s finally back with… a romantic fantasy. The story centers around a scholar in Instanbul who encounters a djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom, with unexpected consequences.


Don’t Worry, Darling (2022)
Directed by: Olivia Wilde
Starring: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan, Kiki Layne, Nick Kroll
Opening on: September 23, 2022

Director Olivia Wilde follows up her critically acclaimed feature debut Booksmart with this period thriller about a 1950s housewife (Florence Pugh) who begins to suspect that the perfect suburban life her husband’s mysterious job provides for her — and her husband’s mysterious job itself — may hide a sinister truth.


Halloween Ends (2022)
Directed by: David Gordon Green
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, Nick Castle
Opening on: October 14, 2022

Director David Gordon Green and writers Danny McBride and Scott Teems successfully sequel-booted (is that a word now? reboot-queled, maybe?) the Halloween franchise with 2018’s Halloween, and based on its reception, they decided to go ahead and give us all a full trilogy. That trilogy ends with the appropriately titled Halloween Ends, in which Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode will presumably defeat Michael Myers forever.

Black Adam (2021)
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Starring: Dwayne Johnson
Opening on: October 21, 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!


Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington in David O. Russell's Amsterdam (2022)

Directed by: David O. Russell
Starring: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Zoe Saldaña, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michael Shannon, Taylor Swift, Mike Myers, Robert De Niro
Opening on: November 4, 2022

During a presentation at CinemaCon in April of 2022, 20th Century Studios revealed that David O. Russell’s next film would be called Amsterdam and debut in November. The cast includes a number of big names, from Christian Bale and Margot Robbie to Taylor Swift and Mike Myers, but the story remains mostly unknown.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman
Opening on: November 11, 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.


Avatar: The Way of Water (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.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2022) Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Starring: Zachary Levi, Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Megan Good
Opening on: December 16, 2022

Zachary Levi is back in this sequel to the 2019 hit DC superhero film, which follows a teen foster child who acquires superhuman abilities when he utters the word “Shazam!” Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu join the cast as Hespera and Kalypso, the daughters of Atlas, who will feature as the primary villains in the story.

Untitled Mario Movie (2022)
Directed by: Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic
Starring: Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen, Keegan-Michael Key
Opening on: December 21, 2022

We don’t have a lot of information on this one, except that it is being produced by Chris Meledandri of Illumination (Despicable Me) and the creator of Mario himself, Shigeru Miyamoto. We also know that it will be a CGI film, so it’s likely it will be much truer to the iconic character than the oft-ridiculed 1993 feature film adaptation, and we know that Chris Pratt will be voicing the famous Goomba-stomping plumber. Anya Taylor-Joy is on board as Princess Peach, while Jack Black and Seth Rogen will voice Bowser and Donkey Kong, respectively. Still no word on Luigi, though.

Sesame Street (2022)
Directed by: Jonathan Krisel
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Bo Burnham, Chance the Rapper
Opening on: TBD (originally scheduled for January 14, 2022)

This one is still a bit up in the air, since the release date was announced all the way back in 2019, and the original start date of production on the film in 2020 had to be postponed due to COVID-19. But if everything lines up right, expect to see Anne Hathaway, Bo Burnham, and Chance the Rapper hanging out with Big Bird, Grover, Elmo and the rest of the Sesame Street gang in the third feature film spin-off of the popular children’s educational TV series.

Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Starring: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy
Opening on: TBD on Disney+

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are set to reprise their roles as the sinister Sanderson sisters in this sequel to the 1993 Halloween cult favorite. This time around, three young women accidentally bring the witches to modern-day Salem and must figure out how to stop them. The film is being produced exclusively for Disney+.

Directed by: Andrew Dominik
Starring: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale
Opening on: TBD on Netflix

Based on the Joyce Carol Oates novel of the same name, this biographical drama directed by Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James) offers a fictionalized look at the private life of Marilyn Monroe during the 1950s and 1960s, with Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049) taking the lead as the iconic model, singer, and actress.

Enola Holmes 2
Directed by: Harry Bradbeer
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter, David Thewlis, Louis Patridge
Opening on: TBD on Netflix

Releasing smack-dab in the middle of the pandemic, 2020’s Enola Holmes was a surprise hit with critics, and audiences loved it so much that Netflix decided to give it another go. Star Millie Bobby Brown returns in the title role, as Enola takes on her first official case as a detective and stumbles into a conspiracy so big that she turns to big brother Sherlock (Henry Cavill) for help.

Knives Out 2 (2022)
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daniel Craig, Ed Norton, Janelle Monáe, Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson
Opening on: TBD on Netflix

Just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic went full-blown around the world, Rian Johnson delivered a crackerjack whodunit in Knives Out and introduced the world to Daniel Craig’s eccentric detective Benoit Blanc. Following in the footsteps of other murder mystery series, Knives Out 2 will see Benoit Blanc investigating an entirely new case with new suspects, this time in Greece.

The Pale Blue Eye
Directed by: Scott Cooper
Starring: Christian Bale, Gillian Anderson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Harry Melling, Lucy Boynton, Toby Jones
Opening on: TBD on Netflix

Speaking of whodunits, Scott Cooper’s (Crazy HeartAntlers) next film centers on a series of murders at West Point in 1830, where a certain man named Edgar Allan Poe was a young cadet. The fictional story is based on a 2006 novel of the same name and reunites Cooper with his Hostiles star Christian Bale.

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson
Starring: Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz, Finn Wolfhard, Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman
Opening on: TBD on Netflix

The classic children’s tale gets a fresh take, thanks to Guillermo del Toro, who has wanted to make this film for quite some time. The musical film will be del Toro’s first stop-motion animated feature, and it will be somewhat darker than Disney’s version of the story.

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