2022 has been a big year for the film industry, especially after an arduous two years that saw the closure of cinemas and the stoppage of most film productions. This year marks the official return of the Hollywood blockbuster, as exemplified with recent releases like Top Gun: Maverick and Thor: Love and Thunder.

Of course, as any good Hollywood tale will have it, there’s still more to come. As we venture towards the backend of the year, there’s a plethora of big film releases yet to hit our screens. We’ve picked the top ten films still to be released in 2022 that we can’t wait to see and what we know about them.

Happy watching!

Ticket to Paradise 

Ah, the thrill of seeing George Clooney and Julia Roberts together again in a romantic comedy. The film centres around the duo, a divorced couple, who travel to Bali after hearing of their daughter’s plans to marry a man she met on her recent post-grad jaunt to Bali. Teaming up in Indonesia, Clooney and Roberts set out to prevent their daughter from making a huge mistake (the same they made over 20 years ago).

Release date: September 1

The Woman King 

This historical epic stars Viola Davis (Fences) as leader of an all-female military unit known as the Agoji (A.K.A. the Amazons) in the West African Kingdom of Dahomey (present-day Benin), who viciously fight enemies who have enslaved their people and violated their honour. This film is inspired by true events of The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Release date: September 16

Don’t Worry Darling 

The film the is guaranteed to send the internet into a frenzy, this physiological thriller stars Harry Styles and Florence Pugh a seemingly-perfect 1950s couple who fall prey to a deep, dark secret that threatens to ruin their relationship; and perhaps their lives. 

Release date: September 23

Blonde

Ana de Armas is set to play the role of a lifetime, starring as Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix biopic about the troubled star’s life. Directed by Andrew Dominik, Blonde is largely a work of fiction and imagination that delves deep into the life of Marilyn Monroe, rearranging and substituting some details to come to a holistic truth about her tragic life.

Release date: September 23

 

Black Adam

This dark and violent DC Comics epic is perhaps what the failing DC Universe needs to win back its fans. Dwayne Johnson is suiting up the superhero Black Adam, an antihero with powers that are set to rival Superman. The Justice Society of America and its members, including Doctor Light (Pierce Brosnan), Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge) and Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), will also be introduced.

Release date: October 20

My Policeman

Another Harry Styles-led period drama that we can’t wait to see, “My Policeman” – an adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel – follows the story of a married, closeted policeman (Styles) in the 1950s as he becomes entangled in a wild romance with a man named Patrick (David Dawson). This is a story of lust, fear and love, amid the height of rampant homophobia in the 1950s.

Release date: October 21

 

Amsterdam

“Amsterdam” features a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy and Taylor Swift. Set in the 1930s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history. Buckle yourself in for the wild cinematic ride ahead!

Release date: November 4

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 

“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler will return to the MCU with highly-anticipated sequel, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”. Undountedly an ode to the late great Chadwick Boseman, the majority of the cast will return to continue the superhero tale set in Wakanda, as the leaders of the kingdom fight to protect their nation from invading forces in the wake of King T’Challa’s (Boseman) death.

Release date: November 11

 

Avatar: The Way of Water 

After a 13-year wait, Jame Cameron’s highly-anticipated sequel to Avatar has a lot riding on it. Return to the beautiful world of Pandora, where Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) must fleet their home to protect their family when an old threat returns. A cinematic masterpiece in the making, we suspect. 

Release date: December 16

 

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery 

If you were a fan of the popular Netflix whodunit ‘Knives Out’, you’ll be pleased to know that director Ryan Johnson is creating two sequels, with the first to be released later this year. Officially titles “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”, expect the return of Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc, starring alongside Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Edward Norton, Ethan Hawke, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, Janelle Monáe, Jada Pinkett Smith, Madelyn Cline and Jessica Henwick.

Release date: TBC

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