The most anticipated films of 2022 according to IMDb data

After the disastrous box office returns of 2020, many hoped that 2021 would mark a return to pre-pandemic box office return levels. While 2021 has indeed been a major improvement over 2020, helped in part by the release of large studio tentpoles such as F9: The Fast Saga, no time to die, Dunes, and the big winner of the year: Spider-Man: No Coming Home.

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Many are hoping that 2022 will mark the full return to the theatrical experience, with studios optimistic that big franchise films will bring those reluctant viewers back to the cinema. According to Business Wire, IMDb, using user data from its nearly 200 million monthly users, has compiled a list of the most anticipated movies of 2022.

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Finally arriving in 2022 is the flash, a movie stuck in development hell for years now. Originally announced in 2014 as part of a large slate of DC movies, the flash, starring Ezra Miller, was originally slated for release in 2018. However, the film remained in development limbo until Andy Muschietti (IT, IT: Chapter 2) finally began work on the film in 2020.

2022 will finally see the flash are coming to cinemas, and perhaps more exciting is the return of Michael Keaton’s Batman for the first time since Tim Burton’s. Return of Batman in 1992. the flash, partly inspired by comics Breaking point, must explore the DC multiverse, hence the return of Keaton’s Batman. Affleck’s caped crusader is also signed to appear in the film.


Unexplored


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With Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg, Unexplored is another attempt to bring a video game to the big screen. Video game adaptations into movies have traditionally been mixed, especially in recent years. On the relatively successful side, there are movies like Detective Pikachu and Sonic the hedgehog, while movies like monster hunter and Assassin’s Creed fared less well, both critically and commercially.

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Based on the action-adventure games made by Naughty Dog, the film was in development hell for almost a decade, before Holland and Wahlberg were finally cast as Nathan Drake and Victor “Sully” Sullivan respectively. . After parting ways with as many directors as six, Ruben Fleischer (Venom) finally brings this eagerly awaited Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt adventure to the big screen.


Mission: Impossible 7


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Directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible – Fallout), and featuring franchise frontman Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible 7 suffered greatly from production stoppages during the pandemic. Hayley Atwell and Esai Morales join the cast this time around as the film’s main villain.

With no promotional materials or trailers yet, fans of the franchise will have to wait a bit longer for their first look. Still, there’s no doubt, with Tom Cruise in the lead role, that the film will feature jaw-dropping stunts and explosive action scenes.


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer

Returning to the world of superhero cinema for the first time since 2007 is often criticized Spiderman 3, Sam Rami directs this 2016 sequel strange doctor after original director Scott Derrickson left the project due to creative differences. On the heels of several Marvel Studios projects such as Spiderman: No Coming Home, Wanda Vision, and Loki, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will bring Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange, Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s ally turned antagonist Karl Mordo on a mystical journey to fix the multiverse.


One of the most interesting and anticipated things about the film, as confirmed by the first trailer, is that it is the first major film from Marvel Studios whose plot and events will be directly impacted. by Marvel Studios Disney+ shows. It’s a further sign of confidence in the interconnectedness of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney’s streaming platform.

Jurassic World: Dominion


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Back to the world of dinosaurs jurassic park for this trio is Jurassic world director Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow’s return to the executive chair was cause for celebration among franchise fans, especially after the disappointing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

However, Trevorrow’s resume has been particularly spotty lately. Having been called upon to lead Star Wars: Episode IX (title Duel of Fates in Trevorrow’s original project), Trevorrow was dropped from the project after a falling out with Lucasfilm executive Kathleen Kennedy. Trevorrow’s latest feature film, Henry’s book, bombed upon release, and many critics derided it as one of the worst movies of 2017. Not much is known about the plot of Jurassic World: Dominion yet, except for the good news that the original jurassic park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum will reprise their characters and join series regulars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.


Moonflower Slayers


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Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio reunite for this upcoming American Western crime drama. Based on the novel Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by journalist David Grann, The Moonflower Slayers follows the investigation into the murders of members of the Osage tribe in the 1920s after the discovery of oil deposits on their land.

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Co-funded by Apple TV+ and Paramount Pictures, with a budget of around $200 million, anticipation is high for Scorsese’s follow-up to the epic crime drama The Irishman.

Top Gun: Maverick


Top Gun: Maverick

The long-awaited sequel to the 1986 hit and Tom Cruise’s second major vehicle released in 2022, Top Gun: Maverick directed by Joseph Kosinski (tron the legacy, Oversight) reunites Cruise’s Maverick with Val Kilmer’s Iceman while introducing a new generation of fighter pilots into the fray.

Whether this new entry has the wings to fly as high as its predecessor remains to be seen, but after more than 35 years since the original Superior gun, there’s sure to be plenty of nostalgia for longtime fans of the movie to enjoy.

Thor: Love and Thunder


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Marvel Studios’ second film on IMDb’s most anticipated list and fourth solo adventure starring Chris Hemsworth’s Asgardian God of Thunder, Thor: Love and Thunder reunites Hemsworth and Taika Waititi after 2017 crowd-pleasing antics Thor: Ragnarok.

Joining the cast this time around is Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher, along with returning cast members Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), and long-time absentees Jamie Alexander (Lady Sif) and Natalie Portman (Jane Foster) , who, over the course of the film, is destined to become a female version of the mighty God of Thunder. With an appearance from Guardians of the Galaxy, Waititi’s signature sense of humor, and an undoubtedly stunning soundtrack, this one is sure to please MCU fans and casual viewers alike.

Scream


The fifth film in the long-running series of post-modern slashers, Scream is the first film in the series not directed by Wes Craven, who tragically passed away in 2015. Scream, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett continues the franchise’s legacy by bringing back the series’ previous stars, including Courtney Cox and David Arquette, while introducing a new set of characters to be hacked by the infamous Ghostface killer .


Whether this new chapter in the series reinvigorates interest in the franchise remains to be seen, but the decision to release the film in January, instead of a Halloween release in October, is a baffling choice on the part of distributors.

The Batman


Batman and Catwoman in The Batman (2022)

Directed by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and featuring an all-star cast including Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell, The Batman will explore Bruce Wayne through his early crime-fighting years as he confronts corruption and villainy in the crime dystopia of Gotham City.

A reboot of the character after Ben Affleck’s portrayal of the character in Zack Synder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Zack Synder’s Justice League, Reeves promised a grittier, more realistic take on the character, presumably bringing it closer to what Christopher Nolan did in his Dark Knight Trilogy. Originally slated for a 2021 release, production on the film was put on hold in March 2020 amid Covid-19, and did not resume production until May 2020, pushing its release date back to 2022.


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