Some New Movies To Keep an Eye Out For
Being entertained in lock down....again!
If you are like me you are looking forward to new entertainment is this lockdown society we currently live in. A little escape from the drag that is the everyday life will surely make things better right..? At least you’ll be entertained.
Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jack Quaid, Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, Dylan Minnette, Marley Shelton
Opening on: January 14, 2022
Veteran stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette all set to return. Details on plot are still thin at the moment, but bet on the film to continue the mythology surrounding Sidney Prescott and her truamatic, very unlucky past
Directed by: Daniel Espinosa
Starring: Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson, Michael Keaton
Opening on: January 28, 2022
The newest “Spider-Verse” connected film is the origin story of a scientist who inadvertently turns himself into a vampire in his efforts to cure himself of a rare blood disease.
Directed by: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Antonio Banderas, Sophia Taylor Ali, Tati Gabrielle
Opening on: February 18, 2022 (formerly February 11, 2022)
An Indiana Jones-styled action film, based on the popular video game series of the same name, has been floating around in development for more than a decade. Tom Holland was confirmed to star in the film as the central hero, Nathan Drake, and it officially went into production in early 2020. It lands here after several shifts in the release schedule; let’s hope it stays here.
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Jeffrey Wright, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell
Opening on: March 4, 2022
Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves tackles what looks to be an even darker take on Batman than we’ve already seen, with an impressive cast that includes Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, Colin Farrell as the Penguin, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon.
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2
Directed by: Jeff Fowler
Starring: Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter
Opening on: April 8, 2022
Paramount got right to work developing a sequel, securing director Jeff Fowler and stars Ben Schwartz (the voice of Sonic) and Tika Sumpter. No official word yet on the return of James Marsden’s Tom or Jim Carrey’s Dr. Robotnik, but it’s difficult to imagine they won’t be back, and if the mid-credits sequence can be taken at face value, we’ll also get Tails.
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Xochitl Gomez
Opening on: May 6, 2022
A movie that will directly tie in with the events in Marvel’s first Disney+ series, WandaVision. and possibly even the animated Disney+ series What If…? After some behind-the-scenes shake-ups, director Sam Raimi jumped on board, and judging from the first teaser, it’s going to be a wild ride.
DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS
Directed by: Jared Stern
Opening on: May 20, 2022
Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime side by side in Metropolis. However, when the Man of Steel and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a ragtag group of animals to master their own newfound powers for a rescue mission..
JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION
Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Omar Sy, BD Wong
Opening on: June 10, 2022
Humans would have to learn to co-exist with dinosaurs, and though the plot of this trilogy-capper is being kept under pretty tight wraps, it’s safe to assume it will deal with the ramifications of Lost Kingdom. Laura Dern and Sam Neill are both returning alongside Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Chris Pratt.
MINIONS THE RISE OF GRU
Directed by: Kyle Balda, Brad Abelson
Starring: Pierre Coffin
Opening on: July 1, 2022 (formerly July 2, 2021)
Whatever crazyness the yellow ones, voiced by Pierre Coffin, get up to, expect them to be at it again for Minions 3 and Minions 4 and so on: the first Minions movie made more than $1.5 billion globally and helped the original franchise become the highest grossing animated franchise of all time.
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Part One
Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos
Starring: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Issa Rae
Opening on: October 7, 2022
The Oscar-winning is probably one of the most anticipated of the year, especially considering it’s now known to be just the first of two parts. Shameik Moore is set to voice Miles Morales again, with Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy and Oscar Isaac’s Miguel O’Hara (aka Spider-Man 2099) joining him. We also know that Issa Rae is set to voice Jessica Drew (aka Spider-Woman), and it’s likely that Jake Johnson’s Peter Parker will be back as well.
Directed by: Andy Muschietti
Starring: Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Sasha Calle, Billy Crudup, Michael Keaton
Opening on: November 4, 2022
Multi-verses are going to be all the rage in 2022, and nobody does it better then DC. Not much has come out about this movie yet other then both Bat-Flec and Michael Keaton’s Batman will be joining. I Think it is safe to say that there will be a lot of cameos!
CHIP 'n' DALE: RESCURE RANGERS
Directed by: Akiva Schaffer
Starring: John Mulaney, Andy Samberg
Opening on: Spring, 2022 on Disney+
John Mulaney and Andy Samberg will voice Chip and Dale, respectively, and considering Samberg and director Akiva Schaffer make up two-thirds of the comedy group The Lonely Island, it’s a fair bet the live-action/animation hybrid film will take on a slightly different tone than its predecessor.