Will 2022 be the year that the film unharness calendar returns to some reasonable normalcy? Whereas many movies were discharged straight on streaming last year, there are dozens of giant titles planned for theatrical-only releases this year, starting from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” to “Avatar.” Streaming options will remain strong, with Netflix preparing Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise,” starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, and Apple TV preparing Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” among the high-profile offerings. number of the film industry’s most notable auteurs have films starting up this year, with several of them set to debut at film festivals like New York, Telluride, and Toronto. Wes Anderson, Luca Guadagnino, Kasi Lemmons, Alejandro González Iárritu, Darren Aronofsky, and Paul Schrader are among the indie favorites whose films are scheduled to be released in 2022. The coming year appears to be a watershed moment for the film industry, with the pandemic hastening the transition from a theatrical-dominant model to a time when every film is evaluated and supported in whatever way it will best reach the audience, whether through streaming, in theaters, for premium rental costs, or a combination. one factor is certain: there’ll be lots of intriguing films released within the next year, whether or not you like superheroes, sci-fi, horror, or something else completely different. As a result, we at Animated Times have compiled a list of some of the most anticipated films expected in 2022.

12. The Flash (Nov. 4):


With Ezra Miller’s first “solo” Flash film, which is shaping up to include numerous incarnations of the Scarlet Speedster and the Caped Crusader himself, the DC Extended Universe is entering the multiverse. Both Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton are set to play their respective versions of Batman in the film, in which the Flash travels back in time to prevent his own mother’s murder.

11. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Part One (Oct. 7):


“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the sequel to the famous animated feature “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” introduces even more Spideys and divides its universe-spanning plot into two sections. Miles Morales, Gwen Stacey, and Peter B. Parker have all been confirmed to return, as have new characters such as the future Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac) and Spider-Woman (Issa Rae).

10. Death on the Nile (Feb. 11):


After solving the case in 2017’s “Murder on the Orient Express,” Kenneth Branagh reprises his role as Hercule Poirot for another whodunit with a star-studded cast of suspects. Branagh, who has some ridiculous facial hair, plays with Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, and Armie Hammer in the long-awaited murder mystery, which promises plenty of twists and turns.

9. Uncharted (Feb. 18):


With this adaptation of Naughty Dog’s iconic action-adventure video game series, Tom Holland is swinging over to a new Sony brand after receiving worldwide acclaim for “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Holland will portray Nathan Drake, a globetrotting treasure hunter who engages in some daring shenanigans with his companion Victor “Sully” Sullivan, played by Mark Wahlberg, and a sinister Antonio Banderas.

8. The Batman (March 4):


In Matt Reeves’ gritty version of Batman, Robert Pattinson dons the famous cape and cowl. The new version focuses on Bruce Wayne’s early days as the Caped Crusader and includes a stacked cast of supporting villains and allies, including Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.

7. The Lost City (March 25):


Sandra Bullock stars in this comic adventure as Loretta Sage, an author abducted by an eccentric millionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who believes she will discover the riches from her book’s namesake lost city. Alan, Loretta’s naive-but-hot cover model, sets off into the forest to rescue the author and assist in the search for the riches. “The Lost City,” directed by Adam and Aaron Nee, also stars Brad Pitt, Patti Harrison, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Oscar Nunez.

6. Morbius (April 1):


Following the success of the two “Venom” flicks, Sony continues to expand its Marvel universe with another villain-centric spinoff. Jared Leto plays Morbius, a doctor who seeks to cure himself of a rare blood condition but accidentally transforms into a super-strong, flying, bloodthirsty vampire.

5. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (April 8):


Sonic is back, and he’s accompanied by two fan-favorite video game characters. Dr. Robotnik, played by Jim Carrey, hires Knuckles, a spiky-fisted red echidna, voiced by Idris Elba, to take over the world with the Chaos Emeralds. Fortunately for Sonic, he’ll be aided on his current journey by Tails, a yellow, two-tailed flying fox.

4. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15):


Four years ago, audiences learned of Grindelwald’s misdeeds. Now, Warner Bros. is expanding the Wizarding World even further by delving into the secrets of Hogwarts’ iconic headmaster, played by Jude Law. For this instalment, Mads Mikkelsen plays the villainous Grindelwald, while Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, and other “Fantastic Beasts” return for this new spin-off in the “Harry Potter” universe.

3. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6):


The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s cosmos is in serious need of repair following the events of “WandaVision,” “Loki,” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange will attempt to mend it. He’ll be joined by Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch, Wong, the new Sorcerer Supreme, and Xochitl Gomez as America Chavez, a new hero with the ability to traverse into other universes. In this horror-themed picture directed by Sam Raimi, they will combat otherworldly monsters and an evil version of Doctor Strange.

2. Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8):


Taika Waititi returns to direct the sequel to “Thor: Ragnarok,” and he’s bringing back Natalie Portman, who portrayed Thor’s love interest Jane Foster in the previous two films, to wield Thor’s fearsome hammer, Mjolnir. This romance-themed film will also include a crossover with the Guardians of the Galaxy and the debut of Christian Bale as the villain, Gorr the God Butcher.

1. Black Adam (July 29):


For the first time in his career, Dwayne Johnson is taking on the role of Black Adam, an antihero with powers comparable to Superman’s. The Justice Society of America and its members, including Doctor Light (Pierce Brosnan), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), and Cyclone, will also be introduced in the dark and violent DC Comics film (Quintessa Swindell).

So there you have it: the 10 most anticipated films due in 2022. Well, we are all eagerly waiting for these movies to be released soon. So which of these is your favorite movie that you can’t wait to see in 2022? Tell us in the comments down below. Till then, keep reading Animated Times, the perfect place to get a closer look at the entertainment industry, upcoming movies, TV series, celebrity gossip, and much more. We’ll have you covered. Continue reading Animated Times, guys, for more.

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