Well, 2021 passed by in a blink of an eye and 2022 may end up being an exciting year for movies. I am waiting to see the Tragedy of Macbeth before posting my Top 10 of 2021, but that will be coming soon! Also, you may see some repeats from my Most Anticipated of 2021 post as release dates were shuffled once again due to the pandemic. Here’s hoping that all these films listed below are actually released this year.
Some honorable mentions that I’m also excited for: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Noah Baumbach’s White Noise, Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder, Ari Aster’s Disappointment Blv., and Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry, Darling
Jordan Peele of Get Out and Us fame is releasing a new film in 2022. He is reteaming with Daniel Kaluuya and it also stars Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun. I don’t know anything else about this film, but I enjoyed Peele’s previous films and am very intrigued to see Nope.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
The trailer of this film is just delightful. I never knew that I needed a Nic Cage and Pedro Pascal team-up movie before. I would not call myself a big Nic Cage fan, but I do appreciate him and I’m eager to see how he satirizes himself.
Robert Eggers has not made a bad film yet, so I’m very excited to check out The Northman. A good old revenge tale is what’s in store. Plus there is the star-studded cast of Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, and Anya-Taylor Joy.
I actually do not know what this film is about. I just know that the story is based on a graphic novel and that Michael Fassbender is starring. The main draw though is that David Fincher is directing, which is all I need to be sold.
Poor Things is Yorgos Lantimos’s next film. As a big fan of The Lobster, The Favourite, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, I know this will be another twisted, but a compelling tale. Lanthimos is weird in the greatest way and this film stars Emma Stone in a Frankenstein-ish role.
Killers of the Flower Moon
Killers of the Flower Moon is the next project that brings Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio together. The film is based on the popular nonfiction book about an FBI investigation, which is on my reading list. The film also stars Jesse Plemons and Brendan Fraiser.
Mission Impossible 7
I just want to see cool action and stunts. I have really enjoyed the last few Mission Impossible movies. And since the director, Christopher McQuarrie, from MI: Rogue Nation and MI: Fallout, is returning, I’m sure it will deliver.
Damien Chazalle is back! Chazelle is the director of Whiplash, La La Land, and First Man. Babylon is a film about old Hollywood that stars Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. Not much else is known about the film, but I’m excited to see what’s in store.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse was one of the best films of 2018. I’m very excited to see Miles Morales back on screen. It’s also fun to know that this is a Part One, meaning there is more Spider-Verse to come in the future.
It’s weird to think after all the Batman’s we have gotten that I would be so pumped for a new interation of the character. This time though Robert Pattinson stars as Batman, Zoe Kravitz is Catwoman, Colin Farrel is Penguin, and Paul Dano is The Riddler. I’m sold.