This year is all about superheroes and their stories. With Disney, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., Marvel Studios and DC all releasing movies, we know we’re in for a treat each month.
From animations to live-action films, 2022 is going to be one for the superhero books.
The Batman – March 4
Fans are eager to see former vampire, Robert Pattinson, portraying a younger version of the Dark Knight. The film will take place during the second year as Batman being the masked vigilante.
Pattinson will be going up against the Riddler (Paul Dano) and the Penguin (Colin Farrell). The rest of the cast includes Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman/Selina Kyle, Jeffrey Wright and Andy Serkis.
Directed by Matt Reeves, “The Batman” is set to be the longest live-action Batman movie
Morbius – April 4
In this long-delayed Marvel movie, Jared Leto stars as Dr Michael Morbius, who is aflicted with a rare blood disorder. And as he searches for a cure, he accidently turns himself into a vampire.
The cast include Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson and Michael Keaton, who will reprise his Spider-Man: Homecoming role as the Vulture.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness – May 6
Six years after the first Doctor Strange, the latest film will reunite Stephen Strnage, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and Sorcerer Supreme Wong, played by Benedict Wong. The pair will be joined by Christine Palmer (Rachel McAdams) and Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) as they face off against an evil version of Strange who threatens to destroy the universe.
Elizabeth Olsen will also appear in the film as Wanda Maximoff, alongside Xochitl Gomez who played America Chavez.
DC League of Super-Pets – May 20
Fans are excited to watch this animation film with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson voicing Superman’s Dog, Krypto, and John Krasinski voicing Superman.
When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, it is up to Krypto and his buddies, including Ace the Bat hound (Kevin Hart), to save the superheroes.
The rest of the cast also include, Keanu Reeves, Marc Maron and Natasha Lyonne.
Thor: Love and Thunder – July 8
Thor: Love and Thunder will have Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder once more, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. However, the big surprise of the film is that Natalie Portman is set to be playing a female Thor straight out of the comics.
It is also confirmed that Christian Bale will play the film’s villain, Gorr the God Buthcer. And fans are eager to see how Bale will protray the villainous character.
Black Adam – July 29
Dwayne Johnson has been keeping busy as he is in two DC films this year. And this “antihero” movie has been in development for over a decade.
“Born 5,000 years ago, Teth-Adam (Johnson) was given super-powered abilities by Egyptian gods, making him one of the most powerful DC characters, Mighty Adam. When he abused his powers, the gods imprisoned him and he became known as Black Adam.”
Members of the Justice Society of America will also be introduced during the film. And cast include Aldis Hodge, Pierce Brosnan, Quintess Swindell and Noah Centineo.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) – October 7
In the sequel to the Oscar-winning animated movie, we see Miles Morales as Spider-Man, voiced by Shameik Moore, return.
The new film will follow Miles as he transports across the multiverse to teamup with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) and other “Spider-People”. From there they will have to go up against a new mysterious villain who is “more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.”
The Flash – November 4
Ezra Miller will return as Barry Allen, aka The Flash, in the new film directed by Andy Muschietti.
The film picks up the popular “Flashpoint” story where The Flash goes back in time in order to prevent the death of his mother. However, this causes a ripple effect, leading to a very different future for Allen and members of the Justice League.
Cast of the film also include Michael Shannon, Kiersney Clemons and Michael Keaton.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – November 11
In 2019, Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige, cofimed that the second Black Panther is underway. And out of respect for the late Chadwick Boseman, Marvel won’t recast his role.
“To honor the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the King of Wakanda, we will continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film,” Feige said.
Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, and Martin Freeman will all return as their propevious roles for the new film.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – December 16
Jason Momoa was the one who came up with the idea of the second film and pitched it to Warner Bros.
“After we finished the first one I went into [Warner Bros.] with my writing partner, I had dreamed up the second one, and we went in and we pitched the idea,” Momoa said.
The new film will follow Aquaman as he makes “an uneasy alliance” in order to protect Atlantis and the world from “irreversible devastation”.
Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Randall Park, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman will also return for the sequel.