The year 2022 is the year of sequels once again.
As we enter into the summer season, our holiday mode turns on. We look forward to creating a list of worth-watching movies, making travel plans, looking for series recommendations, and marking our calendars according to them.
Summers are the happy time of the year, and thus, the film industry knows it too. The movie release checklist is quite interesting and robust, considering theaters are open back again and studios are feeling confident in their big tentpoles.
This is, of course, a sign of lots and lots of amazing movies coming to big screens!
So, grab your popcorn, turn off the lights, and get into cinema mode because 2022 is a big year at the box office. Many of the pandemic-delayed sequels and blockbusters are coming to the audience.
For the sneak peek, FAYVO would like to give you insights into what to expect from this year. We'll see not one but two Batman movies. Woah!
Plus, multiple multiverses such as DC and Marvel have announced their latest flicks starring Batman, Thor, Doctor Strange, and the Black Panther crew.
For the horror and thriller fans, we've Knives Out, Hocus Pocus, Top Gun, and Avatar to launch their long-awaited sequels.
We'll definitely talk about the rest of the year, but before that, let's find out about the movies hitting the big screens in June 2022.
JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION:
Personally, every adult and kid loves this dinosaur-themed adventure movie. The aforementioned franchise title is none other than Jurassic World: Dominion, which says that this massive comeback will conclude the Jurassic World trilogy. How? According to the trailer and other resources, the story may be like reuniting the esteemed trio of scientists from the original Jurassic Park and teaming them up with the heroes of the more recent films. Oh, and the dinosaurs are more powerful than ever. They are now all over the Earth, which is totally a new adventure. So, why not add it to your favorite movies? Do it ASAP!
THE BLACK PHONE:
Horror fans usually get disappointed when watching a movie because there are very few films that fall under the category of horror and are actually scary. The Black Phone is based on a short story by Joe Hill and follows the supernatural theme. Back in September 2021, the film first premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. There, it got a lot of praise for the storyline and the amazing performance of Ethan Hawke.
The main character Hawke is playing the role of The Grabber, aka the main antagonist. He is notorious for "grabbing" children who have spoken his name aloud. Then comes the student named Finney. He gets abducted, and his sister starts having dreams about her missing brother and where he is being held. When Finney wakes up from a seductive, he finds himself in a soundproofed basement with a disconnected black phone hanging on the wall.
You'd bite your nails throughout the story, so make sure you have friends over for the support.
It's the good news for animation fans. The year 2022 has everything combined, from superhero movies to animated sequels and horrors. Back in 2019, when the Toy Story 4 was released, nobody knew we'd get to see another part of it. But Pixar is now back with another entry and brings us the story of the "real" Buzz Lightyear. A much-loved space ranger that inspired the sentient toy we all know and admire.
Another reason for excitement is the Chris Evans voice for the titular character, and as reported, it'll be the first Pixar film to debut exclusively in theaters from 2020's onward. The Toy Story franchise is one of the most-awaited and the most beloved animated film series of all time, so get ready for another fun ride!
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE:
The title of the movie is taken from a 1970s movie, but it is not a remake.
David Cronenberg is back with another horror thriller, Crimes of the Future, where you'd see unnatural things happening on Earth. The movie is set in a time when the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, and thus their bodies undergo unusual transformations and mutations.
During the epidemic, a mysterious group tries to use Saul's name to shed light on the next phase of human evolution. The movie had already gained attention when it premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Crimes of the Future received a six-minute standing ovation.
Press Play is a romantic drama movie that takes you into the fantasy world. It is directed by Greg Björkman. The movie follows Laura (Clara Rugaard) and Harrison (Lewis Pullman), who have a picture-perfect relationship and unconditional love for each other. Everything goes smoothly until a deadly accident happens. Laura discovers she can save Harrison's life by using a mixtape that can take her back in time. Watching the movie, you'd see what limits you cross in love!
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
The most awaited superhero movie is back with a bang in 2022. Doctor Strange is a horror-tinged entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is a surprising sequel where audiences find Doctor Strange venturing through the multiverse to save a young girl from the recently-turned-evil Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen).
The sequel has already earned over $880 million worldwide. Audiences called "Doctor Strange 2," an entertaining and exhausting sequel that feels like a crazy ride.
Adam Sandler has been known for producing not-so-good movies since the comedian has worked on comedies like "Murder Mystery" and "Sandy Wexler." But now, the coin has been flipped.
Fortunately, Sandler's film career is about to get a shakeup with "Hustle." It is a movie where you'd see the real effects, great scenes, and an amazing story. Directed by Jeremiah Zagar, Hustle is quite far from the typical Sandler-Netflix movie, as you could expect. It is about a struggling NBA scout who gets a shot at redemption after discovering a young basketball phenom with a checkered past. The cast is worth-watching so give it a try!
Watcher is a thriller movie that'll keep you hooked throughout the film. It is directed by Chloe Okuno, and the story follow follows Julia. She is an American woman who moves to Bucharest with her boyfriend, Francis. As she is new in the town and doesn't speak the common language, she becomes isolated while Francis is at work. With time, her mind starts making up stories in fear. She feels like there's a serial killer who is constantly watching her in the home. Watcher premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and got an appreciation for the theme. Watch and find out if it lives up to the hype or not!
THE SIEGE OF ROBIN HOOD:
The movie comes with a rollercoaster ride of action and adventure. The movie goes around revenge. When the Sheriff of Nottingham's soldiers attack a family and kill them all, a young man named Robin vows bloody revenge on the man responsible. He knows he can't fight them back alone; he recruits a team of outcasts, rebels, and grumpy warriors; each has a grudge to settle with the Sheriff and an extreme fighting skill to match. It is a kind of movie where you can't take your eyes off for a second.
A cute love story to stream over the weekend this June is First Love. The film follows two high school teenagers, Jim (Fiennes Tiffin) and Ann (Park.) As they progress through life, they experience the highs and lows of their first love. With that, Jim's parents are dealing with a financial crisis which is affecting Jim greatly. It is a simple and light movie to watch.
Most Anticipated 2022 Movies – Still to Come
Despite the great films released in the year 2022, there are still exciting upcoming titles.
Here are the most anticipated movies of 2022 still to come out.
Minions: The Rise of Gru - July 1, 2022
It has been seven years since the first Minions movie was released. It was a unique concept that was appreciated and loved by all. And so is its sequel, Minions: The Rise of Gru. The title is exciting nonetheless.
It is one animated movie that grabbed audiences to the theaters and is one of the best examples of a successful spin-off. In terms of summer 2022 releases for younger audiences, Minions: The Rise of Gru is the best option.
Thor: Love and Thunder – July 8, 2022
After Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU has planned to give another surprise to the Marvel fans. Audiences will return to the big screen with Thor: Love and Thunder. The film marks the first time an MCU hero to a fourth solo adventure. After Thor: Ragnarok, people are actually waiting for his solo sequel.
Given how innovative Ragnarok was for Thor, it'd be amazing to see how the character plays his role in Thor: Love and Thunder. The version is also reported to bring two major new additions to the MCU, namely Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher and Russel Crowe as Zeus. Cross your fingers, mark the calendars and wait for the next month!
Bullet Train – August 5, 2022
Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw director David Leitch is back with a jaw-dropping adventure movie 'Bullet Train.' According to the reviews, it is going to be one of the best action movies of 2022. If Brad Pitt is leading an action film, there are very low chances that the movie doesn't go well at the box office. The lead role is exciting itself also. The Bullet Train has assembled a stellar cast of names like Sandra Bullock, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Zazie Beetz.
With such a cool director and a cherry-picked cast, Bullet Train has the potential to be a highlight of 2022.
Halloween Ends – October 14, 2022
What's better than a perfect Halloween movie and the Halloween event on the same day?
Fans are quite excited to know what the future holds for the Halloween franchise. The series of David Gordon Green-directed films, when it started in 2018, got a true hype, and now the chapter will be concluded with Halloween Ends.
Halloween Kills got mixed reviews, but the solid performance of the characters made it a big hit. There's a good place for Laurie and Michael Myers in the audiences' hearts. For being a finale, Halloween Ends has the potential to be the one most successful movie hitting the box office.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - November 11, 2022
Even before a trailer is released, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is already sure to break its own previous records. It'd be a bittersweet experience as the Wakanda Forever is a sequel to one of the highest praised MCU films to date.
On the other hand, this sequel will be the first Black Panther film after the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman in 2020. We don't know much about the story, but the film will for sure be an emotional tribute to the actor who redefined Black Panther. The movie is expected to feature Namor and other connections to the MCU, such as links to Doctor Doom and Storm, etc.
Avatar: The Way of Water – December 16, 2022
Avatar introduced another dimension to the film industry when it was first launched. The sequel Avatar: The Way of Water is not only one of the most exciting movies of 2022, but it is one of the much-awaited parts of the franchise.
Despite the critics' reviews of the Avatar franchise, especially when there was dead silence about the sequel, fans are still waiting for the next part. Avatar movie is a pop-cultural landmark and is expected to go the same, being the highest-grossing film of all time. Near to the launch of Avatar: The Way of Water, the first Avatar will also be re-released in selected theaters in September 2022, which could revise the uniqueness of the movie and sparkle an even bigger interest for Avatar 2.