The 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2022

The past two years have seen the film industry struggle due to the ongoing pandemic. As we began to reopen, people started regaining the confidence to return to the big screen.

A Quiet Place: Part 2 pioneered the return to theatrical release, with films like No Time To Die and Spider-Man: No Way Home later making huge Box-Office numbers, proving the appetite for the cinema experience is still very strong.

As we bid farewell to 2021, we look forward to a brand new year and a host of huge new releases on the way.

Here, we take a look at 10 of the most anticipated releases of 2022.


The hit horror franchise brings Ghostface back to the big screen. Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new killer emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth. 

This fifth installment is being billed as a relaunch of the franchise and looks set to bring us a modernized take on the story. It will be the first not to be directed by the late Wes Craven.

Ready or Not directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett will helm the feature. Neve Campbell, David Arquette, and Courtney Cox all return to reprise their iconic roles, while newcomers Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Jack Quaid, and Mason Gooding add fresh blood to the series.

Release date: January 14th


“A new marvel legend arrives.”

Morbius is an upcoming superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and is intended to be the third film set in the Spider-Man Universe. In the film, Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

The film stars Jared Leto, Jared Harris, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, and Tyrese Gibson.

Release date: January 28th


Based on one of the best-selling, most critically acclaimed video game series of all time, Uncharted introduces audiences to the young street-smart Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and showcases his first treasure hunting adventure with wisecracking partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). In an action-adventure epic that spans the globe, the two go in dangerous pursuit of “the greatest treasure never found” while also tracking clues that may lead to Nathan’s long-lost brother.

The film also stars Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas.

Release date: February 18th


Matt Reeves’s vision of ‘The Batman’ comes to life with Robert Pattinson in the titular role. A more noir-driven detective story, The Batman will follow the Caped Crusader in his second year of crime-fighting. As a serial killer known as The Riddler targets elite Gotham City residents, Batman uncovers corruption in the city that connects to his own family.

Fans can expect more rogues gallery members to make an appearance, with Penguin and Catwoman joining The Riddler in the film. Will the rumors of a Joker appearance come true?

The film also stars Zoe Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, and Paul Dano.

Release date: March 4th


Fresh off the juggernaut that is Spider-Man: No Way Home, the MCU continues its expansion with more from the Doctor himself. After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Dr. Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone. But an old friend turned enemy seeks to destroy every sorcerer on Earth, messing with Strange’s plan and also causing him to unleash an unspeakable evil.

Riding high off the wave of WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen returns here as Wanda Maximoff, in an expected pivotal role. How much will we see more from the evolving Scarlet Witch? Sam Raimi directs in a return to the genre which will delight many fans.

The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

Release date: May 6th


Chris Hemsworth will once again wield the hammer in Thor: Love and Thunder – the sequel to Thor: Ragnarok. At this point, little is known about the plot but director Taika Waititi has said the film would adapt elements from Jason Aaron’s run on the Mighty Thor comic book. Read what the comic books tell us about the film here.

A stacked cast sees Natalie Portman returning as Jane Foster, Russell Crowe playing Zeus, and Christian Bale entering the MCU as Gorr the God Butcher. Matt Damon, Sam Neil, and Tessa Thompson will all appear in the movie.

Excited yet? Well, there’s more!

It also appears that the Guardians of the Galaxy will show up in the film, with Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, and Sean Gunn all seen in Australia during filming.

Release date: July 8th


Jurassic World: Dominion will be the third film in the Jurassic World trilogy and the sixth of the Jurassic franchise. Following on from the events of Fallen Kingdom, Dominion will show us the world as we’ve never seen it before. Dinosaurs are off the island and running rampant across the globe. While plot details are being kept under wraps, we know the film will take place over numerous locations and see the return of iconic legacy characters Dr. Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, and Ellie Satler – played by Sam Neil, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern.

Universal recently released a five-minute Jurassic World: Dominion Prologue that gives us a look at life 65 million years ago, as well as a T-Rex on the loose at a drive-in theatre. We also know the film will debut multiple new species including a brutal new form of Raptor. 

The film also sees Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return as Owen Grady and Claire Dearing.  B.D Wong also returns as Dr. Henry Wu.

Release date, June 10th


“The hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change…”

Black Adam is an upcoming superhero film that is intended to be a spin-off from Shazam. Starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the film will be the eleventh to feature in the DCEU.
Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods – and imprisoned just as quickly – Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

Release date, July 29th


Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off against a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.

The film’s voice ensemble includes Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Issa Rae, Jake Johnson, and Oscar Isaac.

Expected release date, October 7th


Over a decade has passed since Avatar took the world by storm. Mesmerizing audiences with its stunning world-building and special effects, the film would go on to be one of the highest-grossing of all time. Rumors of a planned sequel have circulated for years but the wait is finally nearly over!

In the film, Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.

James Cameron will return to direct Avatar 2, which stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet, Stephen Lang, Michelle Yeoh, and Sigourney Weaver.

Release date, December 16th

So many exciting releases lie ahead! What are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments section.

About Scott Goldie

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England - Scott is very passionate about the Film and TV industry, and enjoys discussing it whenever he can. He is a life-long supporter of the Manchester United soccer team, and attends games regularly during the Premier League season. He is a great lover of travel and has visited many places over the years. In his spare time, he loves attending conventions, playing sports and getting out into nature. Scott's goal is to follow his passion for writing, explore new ways in which he can create content in the entertainment industry, and engage with like-minded people along the way.

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