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22 Movies To Look Forward To In 2022

Next year's line-up is looking real good!

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1. The House of Gucci

The story of how Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, plotted to kill her husband, the grandson of renowned fashion designer Guccio Gucci.

Release Date: 13 January 2022
Genre: Thriller
Main cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto

2. Death on the Nile

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot's Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple's idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.

Release Date
: 10 February 2022
Genre: Mystery, crime
Main cast: Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Kenneth Branagh

3. Uncharted

Street-smart thief Nathan "Nate" Drake is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor "Sully" Sullivan to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Moncada, who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world's oldest mysteries, they stand to find USD5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate's long-lost brother... but only if they can learn to work together.

Release Date: 17 February 2022
Genre: Action, adventure
Main cast: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas

4. The Batman

The Riddler plays a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Batman and Commissioner Gordon in Gotham City.

Release Date
: 4 March 2022
Genre: Action, adventure
Main cast: Robert Pattinson, Colin Farrell, Zoe Kravitz

5. Morbius

Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed.

Release Date
: 31 March 2022
Genre: Action, adventure, drama
Main cast: Jared Leto, Michael Keaton

6. Ambulance

A pair of thieves try to pull off a bank robbery in downtown Los Angeles. When the heist goes wrong, the two hijack an ambulance to make their getaway.

Release Date: 31 March 2022
Genre: Action, adventure
Main cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya-Abdul Mateen II, Eiza Gonzalez

7. The Lost City

A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cut-throat jungle adventure.

Release Date: 24 March 2022
Genre: Action, comedy
Main cast: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum

8. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

The third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them series, which follows the adventures of Newt Scamander.

Release Date
: 14 April 2022
Genre: Fantasy, adventure
Main cast: Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Mads Mikkelsen, Ezra Miller

9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sequel to the 2020 live-action feature film Sonic the Hedgehog.

Release Date
: 28 April 2022
Genre: Action, comedy, adventure
Main cast: Jim Carrey, James Marsden

10. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Following the further adventures of Dr Stephen Strange and his research on the Time Stone.

Release Date
: 5 May 2022
Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy
Main cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Elizabeth Olsen

11. Top Gun Maverick

Pete "Maverick" Mitchell keeps pushing the envelope after years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators. He must soon confront the past while training a new squad of graduates for a dangerous mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice.

Release Date
: 26 May 2022
Genre: Action
Main cast: Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller

12. Jurassic World: Dominion

The sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise and the final film in the Jurassic World trilogy.

Release Date
: 9 June 2022
Genre: Action, adventure
Main cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern

13. Lightyear

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The story of Buzz Lightyear and his adventures to infinity and beyond.

Release Date: June 2022
Genre: Animation, action, adventure
Main cast: Chris Evans

14. The Northman

Set in Iceland at the turn of the 10th century, a Nordic prince sets out on a mission of revenge after his father is murdered.

Release Date
: 14 July 2022
Genre: Action, adventure
Main cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy

15. Thor: Love and Thunder

The sequel to Thor: Ragnarok and the fourth movie in the Thor saga.

Release Date
: July 2022
Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy
Main cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Taika Waititi

16. Black Adam

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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 2022
Genre: Adventure, fantasy
Main cast: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Shahi, Noah Centineo, Pierce Brosnan

17. Mission: Impossible 7

Seventh entry in the long-running Mission: Impossible series.

Release Date: 29 September 2022
Genre: Action, adventure, thriller
Main cast: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby

18. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

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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 neighbourhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.

Release Date: October 2022
Genre: Animation, action, adventure
Main cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac

19. The Flash

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A feature film based on the comic book superhero, The Flash.

Release Date: November 2022
Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy
Main cast: Ezra Miller

20. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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A sequel that will continue to explore the incomparable world of Wakanda and all the rich and varied characters introduced in the 2018 film.

Release Date
: November 2022
Genre: Action, adventure
Main cast: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman

21. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis and the world from irreversible devastation.

Release Date: December 2022
Genre: Action, fantasy
Main cast: Jason Momoa, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard

22. Avatar 2

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Jake Sully lives with his new-found 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.

Release Date: December 2022
Genre: Sci-fi, action, adventure
Main cast: Michelle Yeoh, Kate Winslet

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