Next year, 2022, promises to be exciting for all movie lovers. Long-awaited premieres of the great studios and the return of great sagas can turn 2022 into one of the years with the most visits to theaters. Together with Shoppok we give you some of the best films to watch in the first half of 2021 (January to June)
Scream 5 (January 14)
The fifth installment of the Scream horror slasher saga will be directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillet. The protagonists of the previous films who will return to their roles are Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette, Roger L. Jackson, and Marley Shelton. In addition, Jenna Ortega and Jack Quaid, among others, join the cast.
The story follows a young girl who returns to her ancient city and comes across brutal murder cases that relate to a known masked serial killer.
Morbius (January 28)
Sony’s film about the Marvel Comics character is directed by Daniel Espinosa and stars Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Matt Smith, and Jared Harris. In addition, in the trailer, we saw the appearance of Michael Keaton, a fact that unleashed a thousand theories about the connection of the film with the Spider-Man of the MCU.
The film follows biochemist Michael Morbius, who tries to cure himself of a strange blood disease. During the process, he inadvertently becomes infected in a form of vampirism.
Death on the Nile (February 11)
The sequel to Murder on the Orient Express will also be directed by Kenneth Branagh and will feature an extensive cast that promises a unique adventure. Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Ali Fazal, Sophie Okonedo, and Tom Bateman among others, will star in the adaptation of the Agatha Christie book.
The plot will revolve around Hercules Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) and a mysterious murder on a cruise on the Nile River (Egypt) while he is on vacation.
Uncharted (February 18)
The long-awaited video game adaptation will finally hit the big screen in 2022 after suffering countless delays. It will be directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland and Venom) and starring Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, Mark Wahlberg as Sully, and Antonio Banderas. The film was shot partly in Spain.
The Batman (March 4)
One of the most anticipated theatrical releases of 2022. Matt Reeves’ film will usher in a new Batman universe with confirmed sequels and spin-off series. The film will star an extensive cast full of familiar faces: Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Enigma, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis as Alfred, and Colin Farrell as Penguin.
Much has been speculated on whether or not he will adapt a comic and which one it will be. What we know so far is that the film will narrate Bruce Wayne’s second year as Batman in Gotham.
Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness (March 25)
It may be one of the most anticipated releases of 2022. The Doctor Strange sequel is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, and Chiwetel Ejiofor and Xochitl Gomez as América Chavez.
Little or nothing is known about the plot of the film. We only know, in the words of Kevin Feige himself, that it will connect with the events of WandaVisión and Spider-Man: No Way Home.
Sonic: The Hedgehog 2 (April 8)
The sequel to the 2020 film will once again feature the cast of the first one that includes, among others, Jim Carrey, James Marsden, and Ben Schwartz as Sonic. In addition, the characters of Tails and Knuckles are scheduled to appear.
The plot will revolve around Sonic, who stays home alone while Tom and Maddie go on vacation. Meanwhile, Dr. Robotnik returns to Earth with a new companion, Knuckles, in search of a gem with the power to build and destroy civilizations.
The Northman (April 13)
Robert Eggers’ new film (The Witch and The Lighthouse) has it all to make a splash. A very promising director and a magical cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, and Willem Dafoe.
The plot will revolve around the Viking Prince Amleth, who will go to the extreme seeking revenge for the death of his father, King Horvendill.
Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6)
The fourth installment of the Thor saga will once again be directed by Taika Waititi and will once again feature Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. In addition, the Guardians of the Galaxy are incorporated into the cast and we will have Christian Bale as Gorr, The Butcher of Gods. Finally, Natalie Portman will return as Jane Foster, although this time she will also be Thor.
The plot promises to adapt Jason Aaron’s Butcher of Gods and Thor: Jane Foster saga. Of course, Taika Waititi has already confirmed that the film will have more humor than the previous one.
John Wick 4 (May 27)
Keanu Reeves will once again play the deadly John Wick. He will again be accompanied by Laurence Fishburne, and this time he will feature Bill Skarsgard, although we still do not know who he will play. Finally, we know that he will return to the direction of Chad Stahelski, so the quality is assured.
Mission Impossible 7 (May 27)
The seventh and penultimate installment of the Mission Impossible saga will also be released in 2022. We will once again see Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, although he will not be alone. He will be joined by the tireless Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Kirby, and Rebecca Ferguson. And we will have the incorporations of Henry Czerny, Angela Bassett, Hayley Atwell, and Pom Klementieff among others.
Jurassic World: Dominion (June 10)
The film that will close the new Jurassic Park trilogy will once again have Colin Trevorrow directing and writing the script. The cast will bring together the members of the original trilogy (Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern) with those of the new trilogy (Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Justice Smith, Omar Sy …)