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5 of the Most Anticipated Movies Coming Out in 2022

Published on December 29, 2021

A bowl of popcorn and movie tickets

Now that going to the movies for a night out is on the table once again, we’re looking forward to quite a few upcoming releases in 2022 at the box office. Production is back in full swing, and the movie magic is straight up dazzling.

5 Movies Hitting the Big Screen in 2022

Whether you’re a fan of comedy, drama, horror, romance, or all of the above, there are plenty of hotly anticipated movies ready to hit the big screen in 2022. Without further ado, here are five upcoming films to look forward to in the new year:

1. The 355

Set to hit box offices January 7, 2022, “The 355” is a new thriller by the writer and director of X-Men, Simon Kingberg. Featuring an all-star cast including Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz and Fan Bingbing, “The 355” tells the story of a group of international spy agents who work together to recover a top-secret weapon from the bad guy. Want some popcorn with that girl power?

2. The Batman

Coming to the silver screen in March 2022, “The Batman” has comic book fans waiting with bated breath for a darker take on everyone’s favorite caped crusader. With Matt Reeves at the helm as director, Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne and Colin Farrell as the Penguin, fans of Batman and Twilight alike will enjoy this latest installment of the beloved comic book hero.

3. The Northman

With a star-studded cast including Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe and Björk, “The Northman” is one of the most hotly anticipated films to hit the big screen in 2022. Created by Robert Eggers, who co-wrote “The Witch” and “The Lighthouse”, as well as Icelandic writer Sjón, “The Northman” is all about a Viking prince on a mission to avenge his father’s death. The film’s plot, setting and overall vibe are rooted in the rich history of 10th Century Iceland, so you can rest assured you’ll be transported to another time and place completely with this epic flick.

4. Legally Blonde 3

Anyone who loved the cult classic “Legally Blonde” and its sequel starring Reese Witherspoon will be overjoyed to learn there’s a third coming soon to a big screen near you. Set for release in May 2022, the creators of “Legally Blonde 3” haven’t confirmed the exact storyline yet, but we do know Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Coolidge are part of the deal, which is all that really matters at the end of the day.

5. Jurassic World Dominion

Set for release in June 2022, the next installment of the Jurassic World series will feature returning stars Jeff Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard and of course, everyone’s favorite, Chris Pratt. Get ready for more dinosaurs, romance and heart-pumping action in this blockbuster summer flick.

Looking for more things to do in 2022? Here’s how to soak up more art in your daily life, and find out the best ways to give back to make 2022 more meaningful.

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Mackenzie Patterson is a Toronto-based writer and journalist. She enjoys long walks, iced coffee on tap, and discovering all the latest and greatest health and wellness trends.