Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More – CNET

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2022 brings us Knives Out 2, Avatar 2, a few original movies and more delays. Check out the latest blockbuster release dates.
Richard Trenholm
2022 is a big year at the box office, as huge sequels and blockbusters are hitting theaters and streaming services. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is about to hit, while Top Gun: Maverick was a flyaway smash and DC and Marvel continued their multiple multiverses starring Batman, Black Adam, Thor, Doctor Strange and more.
Knives Out, Hocus Pocus and Avatar also have launched or will launch long-awaited sequels, but there are a few original movies in there too, like Amsterdam, Don’t Worry Darling and Everything Everywhere All at Once — even if Blade, Fantastic Four, The Flash and Madame Web are among the flicks still being hit by delays.
Check out the updated calendar of 2022 release dates. And don’t worry. We’ll let you know if any dates change again.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are back to their witchy ways on Disney Plus for this sequel to 1993’s much-loved Hocus Pocus. 
Jamie Lee Curtis faces serial slasher and mask fan Michael Myers yet again, following the 2018 reboot and delayed sequel Halloween Kills,.
Dwayne Johnson is godlike DC villain Black Adam using the powers of Shazam for evil.
Millie Bobbie Brown and Helena Bonham Carter crack the case in Enola Holmes 2 on Netflix.
The Black Panther sequel stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Dominique Thorne, with Tenoch Huerta as aquatic antihero Namor.
Marvel chose not to recast the role of T’Challa following Chadwick Boseman’s death.
Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan play journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey (pictured), who worked to break the story of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.
The sequel to James Cameron’s record-breaking sci-fi movie already kept us waiting over a decade before it was bumped back a year from its original 2021 release date. But Avatar 2: The Way of Water will be followed by four planned Avatar sequels, alternating with new Star Wars movies every holiday season up to 2028.
Daniel Craig reprises his role for Knives Out 2 as master sleuth Benoit Blanc in Rian Johnson’s whodunnit sequel. Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick and Ethan Hawke star in this Netflix flick.
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly shrink down for Ant-Man 3.
Michael B. Jordan gets back in the ring for this sequel to the Creed and Rocky films, and also directs. 
Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page roll the dice for a new movie based on the iconic role-playing game.
Adam Driver is a crash-landed astronaut in a thriller directed by the writers of A Quiet Place.
Zachary Levi returns as superhero Shazam in this DC sequel.
Yeah, we’re thinking he’s back. Keanu Reeves is gun-toting John Wick for a fourth time.
Chris Pratt lends his voice to the Nintendo legend, although he won’t do the accent.
Miles Morales swings back into action for more multiverse madness in part 1 of a two-part sequel.
Transformers 7 will be set in the 1990s and introduces new robots based on the Beast Wars cartoon. It’s called Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
DC gets in on the multiverse action as Ezra Miller’s speedy superhero Flash faces Michael Keaton’s Batman
Harrison Ford returns in the upcoming movie reported to use CGI to show Indiana Jones as a younger man.
Tom Cruise runs back onto the big screen for the next Mission: Impossible movie, but delays keep pushing back both this and the follow-up, M:I 8, arriving a year later.
Margot Robbie climbs into her dream car as the live-action version of fashion toy Barbie. Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, America Ferrera, Simu Liu, Hari Nef and Will Ferrell co-star in a film directed by Greta Gerwig, who’s also co-writing with Noah Baumbach.
Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is joined by fellow Marvel-ous heroes in this MCU sequel.
Jason Statham gets a bigger boat.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (seen here as Quicksilver in previous Marvel movie Avengers: Age of Ultron) is Kraven the Hunter in another Spider-Man spin-off from Sony, following Venom and Morbius.
Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II dive back in for more underwater action in DC’s Aquaman 2.
Denis Villeneuve, Timothet Chalamet, Zendaya and a legion of stars return for this sandblasted sci-fi sequel.
Madame Web is a clairvoyant whose psychic abilities allow her to “see within the spider world.” It’s not clear what this means but, like Venom and Morbius, it’s another Spider-Man spin-off without Spider-Man from Sony. Dakota Johnson (left, pictured with Jared Leto) and Sydney Sweeney star.
The name’s Chastain, Jessica Chastain. Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Penelope Cruz join forces with international stars Diane Kruger and Fan Bingbing in this spy thriller.
The ’90s slasher series returns with original stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette.
Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand star in Joel Coen’s visually striking Shakespeare adaptation The Tragedy of Macbeth, streaming on Apple TV Plus.
Europe stands on the brink of World War II as two old friends face a conspiracy from opposite sides. George MacKay and Jeremy Irons star in this historical thriller.
Aline is “a fiction freely inspired by the life of Celine Dion,” in which writer and director Valerie Lemercier portrays the warbling pop diva from the age of 5 to 50.
Adrien Brody is a violent loner in Clean.
From the makers of gaming documentary Console Wars, Rise of the Players is out exactly a year after the Gamestop stock market sensation,  which saw a popular movement of investors take on the financial elite.
Peter Dinklage puts a new twist on the legendary lover in Cyrano, a musical featuring tunes by indie band The National.
Kevin James is a disgraced football coach who returns to his hometown to coach kids in Netflix comedy Home Team.
A profile of Poly Styrene, boundary-smashing feminist icon, pop singer and punk pioneer, in a documentary directed by her daughter Celeste Bell.  
A prophecy causes problems for Scout Taylor-Compton (from Rob Zombie’s Halloween flicks) when she returns to her childhood home in the deep south only to encounter a nightmarish cult.
A young woman prepares a romantic homecoming for her girlfriend but their apartment turns against her when voices, shadows and hallucinations reveal a truth she has been unwilling to face. 
Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Wee Man and the crew return for more pranks with celebrity guests including Eric André, Shaquille O’Neal, Tony Hawk, Machine Gun Kelly and Tyler the Creator.
Roland Emmerich and Halle Berry take on the moon in this big-budget sci-fi extravaganza.
Zoe Kravitz plays an agoraphobic tech worker forced to venture into Seattle’s city streets during the COVID-19 pandemic in this HBO Max thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh.  
Kenneth Branagh returns as Hercule Poirot for this sun-scorched Agatha Christie mystery.
Real-life US boxing world champion Kali Reis takes on human traffickers in the revenge thriller Catch the Fair One, executive produced by Darren Aronofsky.
She’s no longer just the school’s unpopular “tall girl,” but old and new relationships come under strain in Netflix teen sequel Tall Girl 2.
Among the magical redwood trees of Northern California, a teenage musical prodigy navigates grief and first love. Acclaimed filmmaker Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline, Shirley) directs this Apple TV Plus film adapted by Jandy Nelson from her own novel.
Tom Holland plays video game hero Nathan Drake in Uncharted, also starring Mark Wahlberg as Sully.
Kelly Reilly and Boyd Holbrook hunt for a furry menace in a 19th century village in The Cursed.
Netflix gasses up the chainsaws for a reboot of the iconic horror movie. 
Disney Plus finds a new fit for the Cinderella story, updated to the modern day among sneaker designers and superfans.
A teenager lives an isolated life on a mountain with her mother in this Shudder horror movie, until an insatiable hunger awakens the dark secrets of her family’s past.
Tyler Perry returns in Netflix’s A Madea Homecoming, a raucous comedy in which family secrets derail the college graduation of Madea’s great-grandson. Brendan O’Carroll cameos as Mrs. Brown, who’s kind of the British equivalent of Madea.
Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters rock out in a horror movie.
DC Comics fans meet another version of the Caped Crusader in The Batman, this time from Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves. Robert Pattinson plays Batman in the gritty flick, originally scheduled for June 2021.
A widowed mother played by Sienna Guillory is radically tested when her teenage daughter goes through a bizarre transformation in the psychological horror film A Banquet.
A Palestinian woman is forced into a conspiracy in the tense drama Huda’s Salon.
Three social media influencers battle an invasive yet alluring alien force in the Mojave Desert in Shudder’s weird horror flick The Seed.
Pixar’s latest flick features a young girl who unwittingly transforms into a giant red panda, featuring the voice of Sandra Oh. 
Ryan Reynolds plays a man who helps his younger self confront their father in Netflix time travel thriller The Adam Project, from Free Guy director Shaun Levy. The all-star cast also includes Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, Mark Ruffalo and Catherine Keener.
Regina Hall stars in Master, which makes its way from Sundance to Prime Video as three women join a prestigious university that may be haunted by more than just old-school racism. 
Michelle Yeoh stars in a multiverse-spanning epic from A24. If you need convincing, check out the bonkers trailer.
Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum are an author and a model caught up in a jungle adventure in an adventure-comedy riff on Romancing the Stone.
Jared Leto sinks his teeth into the role of Marvel’s vampire Morbius in this comic-inspired adventure from Sony, the studio behind Venom.
Michael Bay directs this intense action thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Idris Elba is Knuckles as Sonic returns in a Sega-sourced sequel.
Following his multiverse meddling in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, enters the Multiverse of Madness.
The Belcher family flips out as it flips burgers in a Bob’s Burgers animated movie.
Jude Law is Dumbledore alongside Eddie Redmayne in this Harry Potter prequel series, while Johnny Depp magically disappears to be replaced as the villainous Grindelwald by Mads Mikkelsen. 
Chris Evans takes over from Toy Story actor Tim Allen to provide the voice of Buzz Lightyear, Star Command ace, in Pixar’s spinoff.
Thrown together in an Airbnb, Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson team up to kill someone.
Chris Hemsworth stars in a Netflix flick about future prisoners and mind-altering drugs. Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett also star.
Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern return to the Jurassic Park series for a big finale alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
David Cronenberg gets weird again in unsettling trailer new film Crimes of the Future, which stars Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen and Lea Seydoux in a return to the Existenz director’s body horror roots.
Mark Wahlberg is a boxer turned priest in this true story of Father Stu, also starring Mel Gibson and premiering on Good Friday.
Tom Cruise feels the need for speed in belated sequel Top Gun: Maverick.
Ethan Hawke dials up a chilling horror movie.
Writer and director Jordan Peele follows Get Out and Us with this new horror chiller, featuring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun.
Ryan Gosling is a deadly mercenary who gets on the wrong side of Chris Evans (and his mustache) as international assassins chase a bounty on his head. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo direct this Netflix actioner also starring Ana de Armas, Alfre Woodard and Regé-Jean Page.
Dwayne Johnson is Superman’s dog Krypto in this animated comedy about DC’s canine crusaders. It features the voices of Keanu Reeves as Batman and John Krasinski as Superman, with Kate McKinnon, Natasha Lyonne, Kevin Hart, Diego Luna, Jameela Jamil and Vanessa Bayer.
Taika Waititi returns to direct the fourth Thor movie, starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, alongside Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Jeff Goldblum and Vin Diesel.
John Wick director David Leitch hops aboard a fast train to action town, with an all-star cast including Brad Pitt, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon, Sandra Bullock and Bad Bunny.
Hulu’s where you’ll find this latest Predator movie, set in the Old West.
Olivia Wilde directs Florence Pugh and Harry Styles in a story of a 1950s housewife uncovering a dark secret about her husband’s role in their utopian community. Gemma Chan, Chris Pine and Nick Kroll also star.
David O. Russell writes and directs a romantic crime epic blending fact and fiction in a tale of three friends caught in a shocking secret plot. The cast is frankly unbelievable: It stars Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Timothy Olyphant, Zoe Saldana, Rami Malek and Robert de Niro.


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