Upcoming films to look forward to in 2022


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2021 came with many titles, some that people loved and some that they despised, but what does 2022 have in store? With multiple announced and to-be-dated films, 2022 has multiple varieties of films that people can look forward to.

Whether people like watching movies from the comfort of their home with some friends or out in a hall with a big screen and surrounding sound, 2022 is here with options. With streaming services like Netflix announcing their massive lineup this year alongside the movies coming to theaters, people will have a greater variety of movies to choose from this year.

“I think that we had a lot of really cool movies last year with ‘Shang-Chi [and the Legend of the Ten Rings]’ and ‘Spider-Man [No Way Home],’ so I’ve got pretty high expectations for this year. I hope ‘Doctor Strange [and the Multiverse of Madness]’ is as hype as ‘Spider-Man [No Way Home]’ was last year,” junior Cooper O’Hair said.

Here are some of the most anticipated movies separated by genres coming out this year.


“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”: A sequel to 2018’s blockbuster “Black Panther” directed by Ryan Coogler. After the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman who played Black Panther, people are thrilled to see what Marvel has planned for this release. It has been reported that Winston Duke who played M’Baku previously will take on Black Panther, but this hasn’t been confirmed nor denied by Marvel.

“Avatar 2”: 30 years since the original release, James Cameron is back with a sequel to one of the most iconic films of all time coming December 16. A sequel has been confirmed to be one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Zoe Saldana is playing Neytiri alongside Sam Worthington who will play Jake Sully.

“Definitely Avatar 2, Avatar is just an amazing piece of cinema, in my opinion, it has the best CGI I’ve ever seen in film,” junior Matteo Palma said.

Some other action-packed films coming out this year are “The Lost City,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Morbius,” “The Northman,” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” Top Gun: Maverick,” Jurassic World Dominion,” “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Black Adam,” “The Flash” and “Creed III.” These movies consist of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. From Michelle Yeoh to Tom Cruise to Dwayne Johnson and from Marvel to DC, action is packed.

“I’m looking forward to all the Marvel and DC movies coming out, especially the new Batman and Morbius movie. I think the movies will be slightly better than they were the past two years. Covid really ruined movies,” junior Bryan Kibet said.


Nope: Jordan Peele’s new horror will hit theaters on July 22. Jordan Peele has previously directed US and Get Out which won an Academy Award for best original screenplay. The cast is stacked with actors like Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Barbie Ferreira, Steven Yeun and more.

“Jordan Peele rarely misses when it comes to directing movies so it is a no-brainer when someone asks me If I’m excited for this movie,” junior Ayasya Bose said.

Don’t Worry Darling: Another horror film with an unforgettable cast consisting of Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde who is also the director, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine and more. Wilde told vogue this movie was inspired by psychosexual thrillers like Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal. “Don’t Worry Darling” is set to come out on September 23.

Horror doesn’t end there, especially for this year. Some other horrors 2022 is bringing are “X,” “Nope,” “Men,” and “Firestarter” and “Halloween Ends”.


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One): A sequel to the oscar-winning animated film coming to theaters on October 7. Sony and Marvel confirmed this will be a two-part series that will open exclusively in theaters. Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld will continue to voice their previous roles as Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen.

Lightyear: Pixar’s Buzz Lightyear gets his own movie coming to theaters on June 17. Chris Evans voices Buzz Lightyear. This will explore the origin of Buzz from the oscar-winning and iconic film series “Toy Story.”

Other highly anticipated animated movies set to release this year are “Turning Red,” “Sonic The Hedgehog 2,” “DC League of Super-pets,” “Minions: The rise of Gru,” and more.

“I’m really excited to see what they do with the Lightyear movie. Is it a backstory for Buzz from ‘Toy Story’ or what inspired the toy,” Palma said.

To Be Dated/Coming soon

Killers of the Flower Moon: Martin Scorsese is 79 and still dominating the industry. He returns with Leonardo Di Caprio and Robert De Niro with a crime/drama coming later this year. This movie is adapted from David Grann’s best-selling non-fiction book, “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.” Due to the significant names working on this film, the audience couldn’t overlook it.

The Gray Man: One of Netflix’s biggest budget films this year starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana De Armas and more. Based on Mark Greaney’s 2009 novel “The Gray Man.” It is directed by The Russo Brothers and is set to release on Netflix later this year.

More exciting movies coming out this year but still don’t have a date are “Hocus Pocus 2,” “Disappointment Blvd.,” and more.

Obviously, there are still numerous movies not mentioned that will be coming to theater and streaming services, some already announced and some to be announced. With a range of varieties in every aspect there shouldn’t be a problem deciding what to watch this year.

“I feel like I don’t have super high standards for movies this year other than the marvel movies. I think in the film industry, movies really hit one of their peaks in 2019,” junior Janaiyah Inniss said.