Movies coming in 2022 from Marvel, Netflix, DC and more – CNET


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2022 is the year of sequels (again)

2022 is a big year at the box office, as pandemic-delayed sequels and blockbusters seem destined to get crunched into theaters at last. We’ll see not one but two Batmans, plus multiple multiverses as DC and Marvel unleash their latest flicks starring Batman, Thor, Doctor Strange and the Black Panther crew. Top Gun and Avatar also launch long-awaited sequels, but there are a few original movies in there too. 

That’s if a new round of COVID pandemic postponements doesn’t get in the way. Mission: Impossible 7 (and 8) have already been pushed back yet another year, and delays seem set to continue. Will we make it back to theaters for the biggest blockbusters? Will we end up enjoying the latest films from our sofas, or has Hollywood left streaming behind in 2021? Click through the gallery for the updated calendar of 2022 movie release dates. And don’t worry, we’ll update you if any dates change again.


2 of 69 Lionsgate

Knives Out 2 (2022)

Daniel Craig reprises his role as Knives Out 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.

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy are back to their witchy ways on Disney Plus for this sequel to 1993's much-loved Hocus Pocus.

3 of 69 Disney

Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

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. 


4 of 69 Netflix

Escape from Spiderhead (2022)

Chris Hemsworth stars in a Netflix flick about future prisoners and mind-altering drugs. Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett also star.


5 of 69 UPI

The 355 (Jan. 7, 2022)

Scream 2022

6 of 69 Paramount

Scream (Jan. 14, 2022)

The ’90s slasher series returns with original stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette.

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen's visually striking Shakespeare adaptation The Tragedy of Macbeth, streaming on Apple TV Plus.

7 of 69 Apple TV Plus

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Jan. 14, 2022)

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen’s visually striking Shakespeare adaptation The Tragedy of Macbeth, streaming on Apple TV Plus.


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Munich: The Edge of War (Jan. 21, 2022)

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.


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Aline (Jan. 21, 2022)

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.


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Cyrano (Jan. 28, 2022)

Peter Dinklage puts a new twist on the legendary lover in Cyrano, a musical featuring tunes by indie band The National.


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Home Team (Jan. 28, 2022)

Kevin James is a disgraced football coach who returns to his home town to coach kids in Netflix comedy Home Team.


12 of 69 Super Ltd

Gamestop: Rise of the Players (Jan. 28, 2022)

From the makers of gaming documentary Console Wars, Rise of the Players comes out exactly a year after the Gamestop stock market sensation which saw a popular movement of investors take on the financial elite.


13 of 69 IFC

Clean (Jan. 28, 2022)

Adrien Brody is a violent loner in Clean.

Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché (Feb. 2, 2022)

14 of 69 Falcon Stuart

Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché (Feb. 2, 2022)

A profile of Poly Styrene, boundary-smashing feminist icon, pop singer and punk pioneer, in a documentary directed by her daughter Celeste Bell.  


15 of 69 Niko Tavernise

Moonfall (Feb. 4, 2022)

Roland Emmerich and Halle Berry take on the moon in this big-budget sci-fi extravaganza.


16 of 69 Well Go USA

The Long Night (Feb. 4, 2022)

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.


17 of 69 Darkstar

Alone With You (Feb. 4, 2022)

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. 


18 of 69 Paramount

Jackass Forever (Feb. 4, 2022)

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.


19 of 69 HBO

Kimi (Feb. 10. 2022)

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.

20 of 69 20th Century Fox

Death on the Nile (Feb. 11, 2022)

Kenneth Branagh returns as Hercule Poirot for this sun-scorched Agatha Christie mystery.


21 of 69 IFC

Catch the Fair One (Feb. 11, 2022)

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.


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Tall Girl 2 (Feb. 11, 2022)

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.


23 of 69 Apple TV Plus

The Sky Is Everywhere (Feb. 11, 2022)

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.


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Uncharted (Feb. 18, 2022)

Tom Holland plays video game hero Nathan Drake in Uncharted, also starring Mark Wahlberg as Sully.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre poster

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Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Feb. 18, 2022)

Netflix gasses up the chainsaws for a reboot of the iconic horror movie. 


26 of 69 Disney

Sneakerella (Feb. 18, 2022)

Disney Plus finds a new fit for the Cinderella story, updated to the modern day among sneaker designers and superfans.


27 of 69 Shudder

Hellbender (Feb. 24, 2022)

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.

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters rock out

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Studio 666 (Feb. 25, 2022)

Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters rock out in a horror movie.


29 of 69 IFC

Huda’s Salon (March 4, 2022)

A Palestinian woman is forced into a conspiracy in the tense drama Huda’s Salon.

Robert Pattinson as Batman

30 of 69 Warner Bros

The Batman (March 4, 2022)

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 will play Batman in the gritty flick, originally scheduled for June 2021.

Big red panda in Pixar's Turning Red

31 of 69 Pixar

Turning Red (March 11, 2022)

Pixar’s latest flick features a young girl who unwittingly transforms into a giant red panda, featuring the voice of Sandra Oh. 


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The Adam Project (March 11, 2022)

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.


33 of 69 Universal Pictures

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre (March 18, 2022)

Guy Ritchie directs Jason Statham in a tongue-in-cheek spy romp also starring Aubrey Plaza and Hugh Grant.


34 of 69 Paramount Pictures

The Lost City (March 25, 2022)

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.

Everything Everywhere All at Once (March 25, 2022)

35 of 69 A24

Everything Everywhere All at Once (March 25, 2022)

Michelle Yeoh stars in a multiverse-spanning epic from A24. If you need convincing, check out the bonkers trailer.

Jared Leto in Morbius

36 of 69 Sony Pictures

Morbius (April 1, 2022)

Jared Leto sinks his teeth into the role of Marvel’s vampire Morbius in this comic-inspired adventure from Sony, the studio behind Venom.


37 of 69 Netflix

Ambulance (April 8, 2022)

Michael Bay directs this intense action thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Idris Elba is Knuckles in Sonic 2

38 of 69 Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (April 8, 2022)

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

39 of 69 Jaap Buitendijk

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15, 2022)

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. 

Adam Driver

40 of 69 Disney

65 (April 29, 2022)

Adam Driver is a crash-landed astronaut in a thriller directed by the writers of A Quiet Place.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (March 25, 2022)

41 of 69 Marvel

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6, 2022)

Following his multiverse meddling in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, enters the Multiverse of Madness.

DC League of Super-Pets (May 20, 2022)

42 of 69 Warner Bros

DC League of Super-Pets (May 20, 2022)

Dwayne Johnson is Superman’s dog Krypto in this animated comedy about DC’s canine crusaders, featuring the voices of Keanu Reeves, John Krasinski, Kate McKinnon, Natasha Lyonne, Kevin Hart, Diego Luna, Jameela Jamil and Vanessa Bayer.

The Belcher family flip out as they flip burgers in a Bob's Burgers animated movie.

43 of 69 Fox

Bob’s Burgers: The Movie (May 27, 2022)

The Belcher family flips out as it flips burgers in a Bob’s Burgers animated movie.


44 of 69 Paramount Pictures

Top Gun: Maverick (May 27, 2022)

Tom Cruise feels the need for speed in belated sequel Top Gun: Maverick.


45 of 69 Universal Pictures

Jurassic World: Dominion (June 10, 2022)

Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill and Laura Dern return to the Jurassic Park series for a big finale alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Lightyear (June 17, 2022)

46 of 69 Pixar

Lightyear (June 17, 2022)

Chris Evans takes over from Toy Story actor Tim Allen to provide the voice of Buzz Lightyear, Star Command ace, in Pixar’s spinoff.

Ethan Hawke

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The Black Phone (June 24, 2022)

Ethan Hawke dials up a chilling horror movie.


48 of 69 Jasin Boland/Marvel

Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8, 2022)

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.

The Twilight Zone

49 of 69 CBS All Access

Nope (July 20, 2022)

Writer and director Jordan Peele follows Get Out and Us with this new horror chiller, featuring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun.

DWAYNE JOHNSON on the set of New Line Cinema's action adventure "BLACK ADAM," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

50 of 69 Frank Masi

Black Adam (July 29, 2022)

Dwayne Johnson is godlike DC villain Black Adam using the powers of Shazam for evil.

Kevin Hart

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The Man From Toronto (Aug. 12, 2022)


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Don’t Worry Darling (Sept. 23, 2022)

Olivia Wilde directs Florence Pugh as a 1950s housewife discovering a disturbing secret about her husband, played by Harry Styles. Gemma Chan, Chris Pine and Nick Kroll also star.


53 of 69 Sony Pictures Animation

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) (Oct. 7, 2022)

Miles Morales swings back into action for more multiverse madness in the first instalment of a two-part sequel.


54 of 69 Blumhouse

Halloween Ends (Oct. 14, 2022)

Jamie Lee Curtis faces serial slasher and mask fan Michael Myers yet again, following the 2018 reboot and delayed sequel Halloween Kills,.

Flash Justice League

55 of 69 Warner Bros

The Flash (Nov. 4, 2022)

Black Panther

56 of 69 Matt Kennedy

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Nov. 11, 2022)

The Black Panther sequel stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Dominique Thorne.

Marvel chose not to recast the role of T’Challa following Chadwick Boseman’s death.

Journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey attend the Brilliant Minds Initiative dinner at Gramercy Park Hotel Rooftop on May 1, 2018 in New York City

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She Said (Nov. 18, 2022)

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.


58 of 69 Warner Bros. Pictures

Creed III (Nov. 23, 2022)

Michael B. Jordan gets back in the ring for this sequel to the Creed and Rocky films, and also directs. 


59 of 69 Warner Bros. Pictures

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (Dec. 16, 2022)

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.


60 of 69 Disney

Avatar 2 (Dec. 16, 2022)

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 it will be followed by four planned Avatar sequels, alternating with new Star Wars movies every holiday season up to 2028.


61 of 69 Nintendo

Mario film (Dec. 21, 2022)

Chris Pratt lends his voice to the Nintendo legend, although he won’t do the accent.


62 of 69 IFC

A Banquet (2022)

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.


63 of 69 IFC

Happening (2022)

The French drama Happening, from director Audrey Diwan and Annie Ernaux’s semi-autobiographical novel, follows a promising young student who gets pregnant in 1960s France when abortions weren’t legal.


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The Marvels (February 17, 2023)

Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel is joined by fellow Marvel-ous heroes in this MCU sequel.

Chris Pine goes back to the decade fashion forgot in Wonder Woman 1984.

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Dungeons & Dragons (March 3, 2023)

Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page roll the dice for a new movie based on the iconic role-playing game.


66 of 69 Niko Tavernise

John Wick: Chapter 4 (March 24, 2023)

Yeah, we’re thinking he’s back. Keanu Reeves is gun-toting John Wick for a fourth time.


67 of 69 IDW

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (June 9, 2023)

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.

Indiana Jones

68 of 69 Lucasfilm

Indiana Jones 5 ( June 30, 2023)

Harrison Ford returns in the upcoming movie reported to use CGI to show Indiana Jones as a younger man.

Tom Cruise runs

69 of 69 Chiabella James

Mission: Impossible 7 (July 14, 2023)

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.

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