Most anticipated movies of 2022

By Melanie Ibanez

  1. Scream 5 (January 14): It has been 25 years since Woodsboro has seen its last group of deadly murderers but now, a new killer wears the ghost face mask. This time around, the killer targets teenagers all while resurrecting the town’s haunting secrets from the past. 
  1. Uncharted (February 18) This action-packed movie is a prequel to the events in the famous video game. It stars Tom Holland as a younger Nathan Drake and gives us a backstory to how he met and befriended his treasure hunting mentor Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg). 
  1. The Batman (March 4) The newest reboot of the Batman movies will now star Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight and Zoë Kravitz as the new Catwoman. This film will feel more like a crime drama than a traditional superhero movie. This  time around Batman uncovers secrets in Gotham while facing the Riddler.
  1. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15): This third installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise is set several years after the second film. This time Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his allies go on a mission for Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) to stop Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelson).
  1. Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6): This story follows Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) after an old friend-turned-enemy causes him to unleash unspeakable evil. Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) will also play a key role in this first Marvel film to include elements of horror. 
  1. Legally Blonde 3 (May 22): This film takes place 18 years after the last “Legally Blonde” movie. The writers are giving this loved classic a new spin in order to bring Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) into the 2020s. It shows Elle as a more mature woman and includes many familiar faces from the earlier films.
  1. John Wick 4 (May 27): Even though there are not many details about this film yet, we know that the last time we saw John Wick (Keanu Reeves), he was up against some of the deadliest assassins. It can be assumed that this film will show the battle between him and the High Table. 
  1. Lightyear (June 17): Pixar returns to the “Toy Story” world with the origin story of Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans). This movie reveals how a young test pilot became a space ranger. The Buzz Lightyear we saw in Toy Story is a toy based off the character in this film.
  1. Don’t Worry Darling (September 23): This psychological thriller stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as the protagonists and is directed by Olivia Wilde. Set in the 1950s, the film is about an unhappy housewife who discovers a dark secret about her husband. 
  1. Avatar 2 (December 16): It has been 13 years since the original “Avatar” was released, still the highest grossing film of all time. Now we see the two main characters, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) and their family forced to leave their home to explore different parts of Pandora. 

Honorable mentions:

  1. Jurassic: World Dominion (June 10)
  2. Thor Love and Thunder (July 8)
  3. Black Adam (July 29)
  4. Mission Impossible 7 (September 30) 
  5. Spiderman Into the Spider Verse 2 (October 7)
  6. Halloween Ends (October 14)
  7. The Flash (November 4)
  8. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (November 11)
  9. Auquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 16)
  10. Hocus Pocus 2 (Unknown)