The most anticipated movies of 2022 certainly differ from person to person. When it comes to favorite films, you might as well ask someone what their favorite food is. For the record, we prefer comedy and Mexican. The very subject is one that even the experts at Rotten Tomatoes have been cooking up for some time now. (By the way, we are among those Rotten Tomatoes experts!)
It’s no secret that studios spend months building your excitement with multiple movie trailer drops and first looks to get and keep your attention. And while we’ve spent most of the last two years perfecting our at-home game, there is no equal to the in-theater movie experience. Tinseltown is banking on that idea.
Now, that we are seemingly on the other side of the global pandemic, we can’t wait to have the aroma of fresh popcorn in our lungs and red vines stuck in our teeth. Heck, we aren’t even going to complain about the $20 Diet Coke – well at last not yet.
While our choice in movies and snacks may differ, there are some clear consistencies when it comes to the flicks forecasted to be at the top of most must-see lists.
Starting sooner rather than later, we complied a list of five of the most anticipated movies of 2022.
Most Anticipated Movies of 2022
1. The Lost City
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Sandra Bullock in a blockbuster on the big screen. The Lost City looks to end her long absence.
This romantic action-adventure stars Bullock as a reclusive romance novelist who embarks on a book tour with the cover model (Channing Tatum) who graces all of her novels. The pair are swept up in a jungle adventure when a kidnapping attempt goes awry. Oh, did we mention that Daniel Radcliffe is also in the movie, (pause for dramatic effect) as a villain who kidnaps Bullock’s character! That’s just rude Mr. Radcliffe!
The Lost City opens in theaters on March 25 and is not rated yet. But, on the plus side, it runs a quick one hour and 32 minutes.
2. Downton Abbey: A New Era
The modern world is indeed coming to Downton. Or, at least that is what the trailer promises. Downton Abbey: A New Era has a movie crew coming to the grounds. But folks, that isn’t the most shocking revelation. Ms. Crawley had a man in her mysterious past, (pause for dramatic effect) and he left her a villa.
Be warned: The British are coming in Downton Abbey: A New Era is expected in theaters on May 22 and is rated PG.
3. Top Gun: Maverick
Great balls of fire, we’re getting a Top Gun sequel after more than 30 years, and more delays than JFK sees in a winter storm!
Not a whole lot is known about the movie, except that the filmmakers have recruited Miles Teller to play Goose’s son and that Val Kilmer is officially back as Iceman. And as the movie trailer promises, it will again feature Tom Cruise riding motorcycles, playing volleyball, and flying jets like a madman – a beautiful madman if we do say so ourselves.
Top Gun: Maverick is opening on May 27 in theaters and is rated PG-13.
We have been all shook up since we heard that Tom Hanks is in an Elvis Presley movie. Not to worry folks, he isn’t slipping into the blue suede shoes. Instead, Hanks plays Colonel Tom Parker, manager to Elvis.
As for the man who first shimmied his hips on national television, that role has gone to Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood).
Elvis opens on June 24. Too early to report what the runtime or rating on the film is.
5. Thor: Love and Thunder
We put Thor: Love and Thunder on the list for three reasons. Chris Hemsworth, Christian Bale, and Chris Pratt. Three hot Hollywood hunks in one action movie? Yeah, we aren’t mad at that at all! Ok fine, it also stars Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson.
Taika Waititi is directing this one, and we love him too! The storyline goes like this: Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will return to the franchise, and it’s been teased that she will wield Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, at some point. Thor will meet up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to face Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher. So, you know, good times all around.
Thor: Love and Thunder is due out on July 8. This follow-up to Thor: Ragnarok is not rated, nor does it have a running time published yet.