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The 63 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2022

Excited that 2022 has started? Then you're definitely looking forward to all the upcoming 2022 movies that will be coming out. There are major studios releasing 2022 movies like Disney/Pixar's Turning Red, Marvel's Thor: Love and Thunder, and 20th Century Studios's Avatar 2. The most anticipated movies of 2022 are sure to "wow" audiences, from major action epics to to hearfelt dramas. 2022 is bound to be a fantastic year for upcoming Hollywood movies.

You might notice a few films that were slated to come out years before but due to COVID19, they had been delayed and we can't wait to watch them once they come out in 2022. Vote up the movies you're itching to watch and vote down any that you think you'll skip. Be sure to check back as new 2022 movies are added to the list once they are announced and have an approximate release date in 2022.

  • On the surface, Turning Red is about how 13-year old Mei Lee turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited. But like all Disney/Pixar animated films, there's a little more to it. Mei Lee is caught between cultures as a Chinese-Canadian and also caught between wanting to be a good daughter and wanting to be a mischievous adolescent. No doubt there will be a satisfying and heartwarming resolution. Multiple time Grammy winner Ludwig Göransson will score the film while rookie Domee Shi will make her directorial debut. Turning Red is out March 11, 2022.

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    Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen

    Continuing the multiverse storyline, the MCU will be releasing its 28th film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, on May 6, 2022. Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff AKA Scarlet Witch joins Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as they help Dr. Stephen Strange face off against his most powerful foe yet: an alternate version of himself. 

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    Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson

    Thor: Love and Thunder, the direct sequel to Thor: Ragnarok and the fourth Thor movie in the MCU, is flying into theaters July 8, 2022. While Chris Hemsworth will return as the Asgardian Avenger, director Taika Waititi has said that Natalie Portman's character Jane Foster will gain superpowers of her own while undergoing cancer treatment, a storyline based on Jason Aaron's run on the Mighty Thor comics. The Guardians of the Galaxy will also return, with Christian Bale making his Marvel debut as the supervillain Gorr the God Butcher.

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    Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz

    After multiple delays, Matt Reeves's The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader, is finally hitting theaters on March 4, 2022. Featuring Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot AKA The Penguin, the "dark" reboot will see a young Bruce Wayne investigating corruption in Gotham City and stopping the Riddler (Paul Dano). 

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    Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld

    This sequel to Sony's groundbreaking Into the Spiderverse will websling into theatres on October 7, 2022 to audiences everywhere. Shameik Moore is back in the recording booth as the voice of the loveable Miles Morales along with Hailee Steinfeld as Gwen Stacy, and Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker. Issa Rae and Oscar Isaac will also be lending their voices as Jessica Drew and Miguel O'Hara respectively. 

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    Tom Cruise, Miles Teller

    Ah, Top Gun. It's a film known for a lot of things, mainly its heart-pounding action sequences and iconic high-five routines. 36 years after the original, Tom Cruise suits up once again in this next installment entitled Top Gun: Maverick. Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer all join the fray with Kilmer reprising his role from the first film. Top Gun: Maverick releases on May 27, 2022.

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    Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana

    Ever since Avatar became the highest-grossing movie in 2009, audiences have been waiting for the sequel. Now after 13 years, James Cameron's Avatar 2 is set to be released on December 16, 2022. With Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, and Vin Diesel joining the cast, the epic sci-fi film has been delayed eight times, so don't be surprised if the release date gets pushed again. There are currently plans for three more sequels to be released, respectively, on December 20, 2024, December 18, 2026 and December 22, 2028.

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    Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Shahi

    After The Suicide Squad, the DCEU brings fans another movie centered around a supervillain. A spin-off of Shazam!, Black Adam stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular antihero who has similar powers as Shazam. Coming to theaters July 29, 2022, the superhero movie will also feature Justice Society of America (JSA) members Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Doctor Fate (Pierce Brosnan). 

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    Sylvester Stallone, Martin Starr

    Sylvester Stallone has played every type of tough guy known to man...except an actual superhero. That changes with the release of Samaritan. Stallone plays an assumed missing superhero while co-star Javon Walton, best known for his role as Ashtray on Euphoria, plays the child that may just pull him out of retirement. Julius Avery is set to direct this dark, new take on the superhero genre which lands in theaters August 26, 2022.

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    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

    The third movie in the sequel trilogy, Jurassic World Dominion stomps into theaters June 10, 2022. Set four years after Fallen Kingdom, the sci-fi adventure movie brings back Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Jeff Goldblum, along with original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill and Laura Dern as Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler, respectively. 

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    Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg

    Tom Holland and Mark Whalberg will join forces in this action-packed treasure hunt premiering on February 18, 2022. Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali, and Tati Gabrielle round out the cast as fellow treasure hunters willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want. Based on the Uncharted video game franchise, this movie is set to be a wild ride with crazy stunts.

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    Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell

    A new Hollywood mystery rolls into theaters 2022, starring the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, Adrien Brody, Harris Dickinson, David Oyelowo, and Sian Clifford. The story takes place in a troubled film production, where one by one, crew and cast members are being killed off. Somewhere in the mix, an inspector and an overeager rookie find themselves in the middle of it all. 

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    Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu

    An exploration of multiple universes and the possibilities contained within them is the heart of this zany, sci-fi adventure film. Michelle Yeoh stars in Everything Everywhere All at Once which releases March 25, 2022. This marks the second collaborative effort by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, together dubbed 'Daniels', with the first being 2016's Swiss Army Man

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    Reese Witherspoon

    Welcome back our favorite Gemini vegetarian! Elle Woods makes a return to the big screen in Legally Blonde 3 out on May 20, 2022. Reese Witherspoon reprises her role after almost 20 years with Jamie Suk directing. Mindy Kaling and Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Dan Goor are scripting the upcoming sequel. 

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    Jared Leto, Adria Arjona

    One of the more complicated heroes in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters roster, Morbius is set to take flight and flash his fangs on April 1, 2022, after several delayed release dates. The film will follow the titular hero, as played by Oscar winner Jared Leto, as he deals with the consequences of infecting himself with vampirism in order to cure his rare blood disease. Starring alongside Leto are Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson, Jared Harris, and Adria Arjona, while Micheal Keaton returns to the Spiderverse to play Adrian Toomes (a.k.a. Vulture from Spiderman: Homecoming).

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    Idris Elba, Tilda Swinton

    George Miller directs a fantasy film about a scholar, played by Tilda Swinton, who meets a Djinn, played by Idris Elba, who offers to grant her three wishes, but instead the scholar offers him her wishes in exchange for his freedom. This epic romance has yet to have an official release date.

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    Julia Roberts, George Clooney

    Ticket to Paradise follows Wren Butler and her best friend Lily on a post-graduation jaunt to Bali where Lily's sudden decision to marry a local has her meddling parents trying to thwart the romance. Breakout stars Billie Lourd, Lucas Bravo, and Kaitlyn Dever star alongside A-list royalty Julia Roberts and George Clooney in this vacationing romantic comedy. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again director Ol Parker was tapped to direct the film, set to enter theaters October 21, 2022.

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    Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman

    Known for his horror movies The Witch and The Lighthouse, director Robert Eggers presents his reimagining of a medieval Scandinavian legend, The Northman. Premiering April 22, 2022, the epic revenge thriller stars Alexander Skarsgård as a Viking prince seeking justice for his murdered father. The cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Claes Bang, and Icelandic singer Björk.

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    Death on the Nile

    Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer

    Following the box office success of 2017's Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh is back in the director's seat and in the figurative shoes of Agatha Christie's iconic detective, Hercule Poirot, but this time around, Poirot is entrusted with solving the murder of one of the passenger's aboard the S.S. Karnak, a glamorous river steamer floating en route down the Nile. In this thrilling whodunit, Branagh is joined by an all-star cast that includes Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Emma Mackey, Russell Brand, and Annette Benning, while Tom Bateman returns as Bouc, Poirot's trusted confidant. Death on the Nile is set to be released on February 11, 2022

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    Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead

    Indie horror icons, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, helm and star in this movie premiering January 23, 2022, about two neighbors who witness supernatural events from their Los Angeles apartment building and seek to document what they saw in the hopes that fame and fortune will find them, but as they fall down the rabbit hole of this dangerous phenomena, their friendship fractures and nothing will ever be the same. 

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    Zoë Kravitz, Rita Wilson

    Zoë Kravitz stars as the titular Kimi, an agoraphobic tech worker, in this thriller set to premiere on February 10, 2022. Kimi discovers recorded evidence of a crime but is met only with resistance when she tries to do the right thing and report it. This sends Kimi on path to seek justice, but in order to do so, she must conquer her biggest fear: leaving her apartment. 

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    Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink

    Darren Arronofsky's latest psychological drama starring Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, and Hong Chau is set to release in 2022. It chronicles the journey of a 600-pound middle-aged man as he tries to reconnect with his teenage daughter, after abandoning his family for his gay lover. Based on the play of the same name by Samuel D. Hunter, The Whale is bound to have audiences on the edge of their seats. 

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    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Jim Carrey, James Marsden

    Prepare for more Sonic memes. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 zooms into theaters on April 8, 2022. Parks & Rec favorite Ben Schwartz once again lends his voice to the classic character while Jim Carrey and James Marsden also return in live action roles. Newcomers to the franchise Idris Elba and Colleen O'Shaughnessey will voice Knuckles and Tails respectively in this exciting search for the Master Emerald.

  • Named after one of the most iconic pop songs of all time, I Wanna Dance With Somebody is a musical biopic of the legend herself, Whitney Houston. British actress Naomi Ackie will take a crack at playing the larger-than-life songstress when the film hits theaters on December 25th, 2022.

  • Eddie Redmayne returns as Newt Scamander along with the rest of the gang to cast a spell on audiences this April 15, 2022. The latest addition to the Fantastic Beasts series will follow Newt and Jude Law's Dumbledore as they race against time stop Grindelwald from seizing control Europe. Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, and Claudia Kim are all set to return in addition to Mads Mikkelsen who will replace Johnny Depp as Grindelwald.