2022 is a great year for movies. With a few exciting releases so far, such as new Marvel films, a Top Gun sequel, and many more, the second half of 2022 promises many more amazing films to look out for. Let’s explore 10 of the most interesting films to be released this year!
1. Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor: Love and Thunder is the upcoming sequel to the very well-received Thor: Ragnarok. The film focuses on Thor, who is looking for himself after all the events of the past Avengers films. It promises to bring back beloved characters like Valkyrie, Jane Foster, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, with a lot of exciting twists. This is a must-see for any fan of Marvel and is also directed by Taika Waititi, who has received a lot of acclaim for his work across genres. Thor: Love and Thunder is an exciting superhero release with many familiar faces and a lot of thrilling twists that were teased in the trailer. The film is coming out in July in the United States, and the hype is pretty high.
2. Black Adam
Black Adam is another upcoming superhero release, this time focused on a much more morally ambiguous character. Black Adam is set to appear as a rival to Shazam, made popular by the film Shazam! The titular character is portrayed by Dwayne Johnson. Black Adam looks like an exciting addition to the DCEU – the DC Comics extended universe that has brought viewers fun movies like Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey. Black Adam is a great option for anyone looking for more action, special effects, and a charismatic lead. It is set for an October 2022 release.
3. DC League of Super-Pets
DC is also bringing a more family-friendly release with the League of Super-Pets, centering on the animal sidekicks of the best and most popular superheroes, like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. This is an animated film that is coming out in late July and is sure to offer a great choice for a comedic and exciting film with everyone’s favorite characters.
Nope is the upcoming release from director Jordan Peele. He has made a name for himself with the critically acclaimed and haunting Get Out and Us, and Nope follows the same tradition of using horror, this time with a touch of sci-fi, to explore deeper themes. Nope promises another top-quality film that is not to be missed by fans of the director of the genre, as Peele has proven himself to be a reliably strong presence with a lot to say. Nope is set for a July release in theaters in the United States.
5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
After the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, many hope to see his legacy live on. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is likely to explore the world of Wakanda and continue the stories and characters set up in Black Panther, which was a massive hit in the United States and elsewhere. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever brings back most of the cast to explore this wonderful part of the Marvel Universe. The film is certain to be a big part of the MCU and provide audiences with a thrilling new experience that honors the legacy of Boseman, the original Black Panther, as it continues the story. It is set for a release in November 2022.
6. Knives Out 2
Knives Out 2 is set for a streaming release sometimes during 2022. The first Knives Out got rave reviews and provided a new take on the murder mystery genre. With an all-star cast and an incredible performance from Daniel Craig, Knives Out was a huge hit, so expectations for Knives Out 2 are very high. As Daniel Craig returns in his role of Benoit Blanc, but the rest of the story is going to focus on an entirely new cast, Knives Out 2 promises to be a wild ride with many twists and turns and is a widely anticipated release.
7. Shazam: Fury of the Gods
It’s going to be a big year for fans of Shazam. One of the upcoming releases, Black Adam, is tied to the mythos of this superhero, but Shazam is also getting a direct sequel in the form of Shazam: Fury of the Gods in December 2022. Shazam follows the adventures of a boy who gets superpowers, and the end of this film promises a lot of exciting turns for the sequel. With a fun approach that stands apart from other DC releases, Shazam: Fury of the Gods is not to be missed by any fans of superhero films, action, or comedies.
8. Avatar: The Way of the Water
James Cameron’s Avatar remains the highest-grossing film of all time. With its ground-breaking effects and classic sci-fi story, the film was a huge hit, but fans had to wait a long time for the technology to catch up to Cameron’s vision. This sequel is set for a December 2022 release and promises a visual feast and a treat for all fans of the original.
Disenchanted is another sequel, this time to the hit film Enchanted, which places a Disney princess in modern-day Manhattan. Giselle, as played by Amy Adams, is now several years into her life in the real world, and the sequel promises to explore more the contrast between fantasy and reality, all the while poking light-hearted fun at traditional Disney tropes. Disenchanted is a must-see for any Disney fan and is coming later in 2022 as well.
10. Three Thousand Years of Longing
Three Thousand Years of Longing is a promising release for fans of fantasy and dark fantasy especially. It is coming in August of 2022 and stars Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, who portrays a Djinn. The film is from the acclaimed director George Miller, best known for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road, and the trailers and images that have been released promise a rich visual experience and a delightful, deep story that is sure to provide a memorable experience.
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The above is a guest post written by Swati. She is the co-founder of https://betterauds.com.