In 2022, the world will get to see a lot of new movies. Anticipation is high for upcoming films from some of Hollywood’s biggest names, but which ones should you pay attention to? Here are six that audiences can’t wait to see:
The Uncharted Movie
Uncharted is the big one this year, and it looks like things will get going once again with another Uncharted movie after fans have been waiting for years following the release of the fourth installment in 2013. In addition to directing he will also write, along with his usual affiliate Amy Pascal, who has worked on Ant-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and producer Avi Arad from Marvel Studios. So far there is little information about the film’s plot other than Drake returns together to find some lost treasure while being pursued by a group of bad guys known as The Coalson Brothers. There aren’t any spoilers!
Although Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog have changed the trend in recent years, the general rule remains the same – not to expect much from movie adaptations of video games. And yet, it’s hard not to get caught up in the idea of Uncharted. Uncharted, based on the digital adventures of Nathan Drake, features Tom Holland in the lead role and Mark Wahlberg playing his mentor Sully. The trailers have raised a few questions for Uncharted fans, but the overall emphasis on action and adventure in exotic locations remains intact, and Tom Holland’s star has grown considerably since his first involvement with the project. Can “Uncharted” break the streak of failed video game movies? It’s the hope that’s killing you…
Top Gun: Maverick (May 27)
Top Gun: Maverick is the sequel to Tony Scott’s 1986 classic starring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. The movie also brings back Anthony Edwards as Maverick’s rival, Iceman. In 2019, a group of Navy pilots will receive the first operational F-35C Lightning II fighter jets from Lockheed Martin.
In 2022, Maverick returns to active duty with a new ensemble cast including Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm.
The film has been in development hell for years and the most recent director attached is Joseph Kosinski, who helmed 2013’s Oblivion.
Tom Cruise will reprise his role as an aging daredevil pilot with a dangerous past that he can’t escape or resist. We’ll find out more about Maverick’s personal life but we expect the action to ramp up soon enough…
Kung Fury II: the Movie (TBA)
The original Kung Fury was a perfect blend of “COPS,” martial arts and 80s nostalgia – if you haven’t seen it, check it out immediately; your next favorite movie might be waiting there for you. Unfortunately, David Sandberg didn’t get much support when he tried to raise crowdfunding for a sequel to the film.
Here’s a brief synopsis of this quirky satire on the genre.
Miami 1985 is safely under the watchful eye of Kung Fury and his Thunder Cops, the finest cops assembled from all over history to defeat the villainous Kung Führer, Adolf Hitler. After the tragic death of one of the Thundercops, the group disbandes, and a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to aid the Führer in his quest to obtain the ultimate weapon. Kung Fury must travel through space and time to save his friends, protect the prestigious kung fu academy in Miami, and defeat evil once and for all.
Grown ups 3
The Grown ups 3 are back in town! After moving his family to an exclusive gated community, former wild man Lenny (Adam Sandler) discovers his new neighbors are complete idiots. He tries to settle down and enjoy the good life, but old habits die hard; at any given opportunity he’s scheming with old pals Marcus (Kevin James) and Kurt (Chris Rock), trying to get even with the villainous Mr. Posner (David Spade).
When they accidentally kill Lenny’s obnoxious neighbor Smitty, they hide the body in plain sight by disguising it as one of their own – but when a drug lord moves in next door, all hell breaks loose in the funniest crime caper of an era.
For the most part, you know exactly what to expect from an Adam Sandler movie. Sure, from time to time he throws us all for a loop and gives the world “Uncut Jewels,” but in most Sandler movies he talks in silly voices, makes juvenile jokes and hangs out with a bunch of his friends. One gets different benefits from each of these aspects, but at this point you can only blame yourself if you are watching an Adam Sandler movie and are offended by the sight of a grown man vomiting while riding a bicycle.