There’s no better way to electrify your calendar than by adding it with the thrill of the most anticipated movies, television series and documentaries of 2022. When you need a little me time from the social drama of your life or just a relaxed day from the monotonous work schedule, take a note of all the things you can look forward to watching.
Carrying forward the legacy of the most idolized superhero of DC Comics, Robert Pattinson, will be portraying the role of billionaire Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Batman movie, releasing on March 4. The movie questions the concept of heroism as Batman is characterized in an entirely different light while he pursues the notorious serial killer Riddler.
John Wick: Chapter 4
As the title character in this globally admired action-thriller movie franchise, Keanu Reeves returns to play the former hitman. After the inceptive release of the first chapter in 2014, chapter 4 is scheduled to hit the theatres on May 27. The chronicles of John Wick will continue in this new instalment to finally answer the viewers’ uncertainty regarding the suspense created at the end of its prequel.
Jurassic World Dominion
Even though we thought we had seen the last of this science fiction adventure between humans and genetically engineered dinosaurs, the makers of the Jurassic Park franchise surprised the fans after announcing the theatrical release of Jurassic World: Dominion, to be held on June 10. The movie’s premise takes place four years after the events of Jurassic World: Foreign Kingdom and delineates human struggles to deal with dinosaur species.
Thor: Love and Thunder
The Marvel fans are in for a treat as the fourth part of the Thor movie series, and the 29th film in MCU, Marvel Cinematic Universe, is set to release on July 8. Christian Bale, our former Batman, will be joining the MCU as the main antagonist of Love and Thunder, Gorr the God Butcher. After her absence from the movie’s prequel, Natalie Portman will return to her role as Thor’s ex-girlfriend, Jane Foster.
After its resounding success in 2009, the iconic science fiction film is making its come back on the big screen with Avatar 2 on December 16. The lead actors Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana will continue as their characters Jake Scully and Neytiri, who have now formed a family and will do anything to stay together, as they face adversities from an old threat.
House of the Dragon
Based on the 2018 novel ‘Fire and Blood’ by George Martin, House of the Dragon will serve as a prequel to Game of Thrones. Debuting in 2022 on HBO and HBO Max, the show tells the story of House Targaryen, 200 years before the occurrences in Game of Thrones. The HBO series will depict the Targaryen Civil War and the state of affairs that led to it, known as the “Dance of the Dragons”.
The Lord of the Rings (TV Series)
Established on the books of the same title by JRR Tolkien, the first eight-episode season of the TV series will premiere on Prime Video on September 2. Amazon purchased the television rights for the trilogy in 2017 for US $250 million, committing to a five-season production worth at least US $1 billion. If Amazon can abide by its promise, it would rank the tv series as the most expensive one ever made.
The Crown (Season 5)
The story about the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II will continue in the next chapter of The Crown, which will stream on Netflix in November 2022. The fifth season will focus on the early to mid-1990s as Imelda Staunton takes over the portrayal of Queen Elizabeth to the show’s conclusion at the end of the sixth season.
Peaky Blinders (Season 6)
To mark the climax of the gangster saga, the final season of Peaky Blinders will be released in early 2022. The British drama, starring Cillian Murphy, features the Shelby crime family after the repercussions of World War I. The creator of the show, Steven Knight, took all his fans by surprise when he announced that the show would wrap up with a movie following the end of the sixth season.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
To honour the release of the first movie in the franchise, ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, HBO Max will begin streaming this exclusive reunion on January 1 (what a perfect way to start the new year). The homecoming of the widely loved trio will feature in-depth interviews and candid cast conversations.
Even though the exact release date is not yet confirmed, Netflix announced that it would be releasing this documentary about Kanye West this year. Jeen-Yuhs will be based on the life of the eminent rapper, record producer, businessman and fashion designer. The documentary will be covering 21 years of Kanya’s career, including his unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2020.
Trust No One: The Hunt for The Crypto King
Netflix recently announced itself as ‘The Home of True Crime’ with multiple true crime documentaries scheduled to release in 2022, one of them revolving around the messiest cryptocurrency stories to date. The Hunt for The Crypto King will unfold details of how a group of cryptocurrency investors started digging around the death of crypto exchange founder Gerald Cotton and the $200 million digital currency that became inaccessible after his death, leading to astounding revelations.
An amalgamation of startling twists and uncanny perspectives, Bad Vegan is a Netflix original documentary that dives into an unusual crime story that resulted in a million-dollar scam. The documentary is primarily based on the formerly celebrated restaurateur Sarma Melngailis who later faced fraud charges and grand larceny, stealing millions of dollars from the restaurant.