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The most anticipated upcoming films of 2022

Movie release schedules are constantly in flux, but this is especially the case in our two-year-and-counting pandemic period.
However, between streaming services and the still-thriving theater industry, there will be plenty of movies to see in 2022, regardless of how they are distributed.
Here are some of the top picks:

DEATH ON THE NILE

In theaters on Feb. 11

Hercule Poirot is on holiday on the Nile when he is called in to investigate the death of a young heiress. When a picture-perfect couple’s blissful honeymoon is brutally cut short, Belgian investigator Hercule Poirot’s vacation on a luxurious river boat transforms into a harrowing quest for a killer.

 


JACKASS FOREVER

In theaters on Feb. 4

Enjoying the delight of being back together with your closest friends and a flawlessly performed shot to the dingdong, the original jackass crew returns for another round of funny, crazily bizarre, and often deadly displays of humor, aided by an intriguing new cast.

 

MOONFALL

In theaters on Feb. 4
The planned sci-fi action film investigates a possible Earth calamity induced by the Moon. It follows a NASA executive, a former astronaut, and a conspiracy theorist as they abandon everything and embark on a quest to save the Earth’s satellite from colliding with the globe.

MARRY ME

In theaters and on Peacock on Feb. 11
Marry Me is a modern love tale about stardom, marriage, and social media. It is an unexpected romance about two different individuals yearning for something true in a world where value is determined on likes and follows.

 

UNCHARTED

In theaters on Feb. 18
The tale serves as a prologue to the games, featuring Holland as a younger Drake and detailing how he met and befriended Sully.

 

TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

On Netflix on Feb. 18
Leatherface reappears after almost 50 years in seclusion to terrify a group of idealistic young friends who mistakenly interrupt his meticulously guarded environment in a secluded Texas hamlet. The spiritual sequel to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre series takes place 47 years after the events of the first film.

 THE DEVIL’S LIGHT

In theaters on Feb. 25
A nun is about to execute an exorcism when she encounters a demonic force with unexplained links to her past. A nun is about to execute an exorcism when she encounters a demonic force with unexplained links to her past.

 THE BATMAN

In theaters March 3
In his second year of battling crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that is linked to his own family while confronting the Riddler, a serial murderer.

 

TURNING RED

Coming to Disney Plus on March 11
When Mei Lee, a 13-year-old girl, becomes very excited, she transforms into a massive red panda.

 

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

In theaters March 25
Everything Everywhere All At Once, a film from A24 Studios that will be released in theaters in spring 2022, is an anti-superhero film that foregoes easy plot structures, preternatural heroes, billionaire world savers, and extraterrestrial monsters in favor of a cracked reality and an incredulous, skeptical hero.

MORBIUS

In theaters April 1
Michael Morbius is divided between his human and monster natures after accidentally turning himself into a vampire. Michael Morbius uses vampire bat technology to try to heal his life-long blood illness. In the process, he transforms himself into a living vampire, tormented by his life-sustaining need.

 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2

In theaters April 8
Robotnik comes back, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to both build and destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.

 AMBULANCE

In theaters April 8
In summary, ‘Ambulances’ is a poem on dying. Witnessing this scenario causes these onlookers to reflect on their own mortality, as they realize that the person just taken away in the ambulance – and many ‘poor souls’ carried away in ambulances – never make it out of the hospital alive.

 THE LOST CITY

In theaters April 15
The Lost City of Z is based on the amazing real story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who travels into the Amazon at the turn of the twentieth century and uncovers evidence of a previously undiscovered, ancient society that once inhabited the region.

 FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE SECRETS OF DUMBLEDORE

In theaters April 15
Set several years after the events of The Crimes of Grindelwald, it follows Albus Dumbledore tasking Newt Scamander and his allies with a mission that takes them into the heart of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald’s army.

THE BAD GUYS

In theaters April 22
This translates perfectly into a new series for young readers, which presents traditionally ‘bad guys’ (a fairy-tale wolf, a thuggish shark, a droll snake and a wise-cracking, gassy piranha) in a quest to turn their lives around. Their first mission is to rescue puppies from the city pound.

 THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD

In theaters on Feb. 4
The story follows Julie for four years as she navigates the turbulent seas of her love life and strives to discover her career path, forcing her to take a critical look at who she truly is.

 THE NORTHMAN

In theaters April 22
The Northman, directed by famed filmmaker Robert Eggers, is an epic vengeance drama that examines how far a Viking prince would go to seek retribution for his slain father.

 THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT

In theaters April 22

When Cage is recruited by a CIA officer (Tiffany Haddish) and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most renowned and adored on-screen personalities in order to save himself and his loved ones, things take a radically unexpected turn.

 DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

In theaters May 6
Dr. Stephen Strange performs a prohibited spell that opens the door to the multiverse, including an alternate version of himself, whose threat to mankind is too great for Strange, Wong, and Wanda Maximoff’s combined powers.

 

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