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What are you looking forward to in 2022?

  • 12-12-2021 10:23pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5,774 ✭✭✭

    Release schedule here:

    The biggest titles of next year look fairly nailed-on and unsurprising: Avatar 2, Jurassic World Dominion, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Top Gun Maverick, The Batman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Minions 2, Mission Impossible 7...

    ...BUT for once, I think there could be quite a few original IPs with decent backing and some potential franchise starters. Here are a few things I picked out from that list:

    • J-Lo single-handedly tries to bring back the cinema rom-com (Marry Me, Shotgun Wedding)
    • A decent videogame movie franchise (Uncharted)
    • Brad Pitt in Bullet Train (loved the book)
    • Pixar's cinematic future potentially decided if Turning Red flops and Lightyear succeeds
    • Roland Emmerich's bizarre Moonfall
    • Alexander Skaarsgaard in a viking movie (The Northman)
    • Whitney Houston and Elvis biopics
    • Damien Chazelle's latest (Babylon)
    • Jordan Peele's latest (Nope)
    • Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum in The Lost City - 'A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.'

    and of course, my most-anticipated movie: 'The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent': Nicolas Cage begrudgingly accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a Mexican billionaire super fan (Pedro Pascal). When things take a wild turn, Nic is forced to become a version of some of his most iconic and beloved characters in order to extricate his wife and daughter from the fan who is a notorious drug lord.

    What are you looking forward to?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,515 ✭✭✭billyhead

    The Batman and the top gun sequel. The Northman looks interesting aswell.

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    Candyman 2022 - NOT. But fortunately this year's one was so "good" that should take care of itself.

    Well only the big-budget / big studio films are are really sign-posted in advance but notwithstanding that I suppose "Mission Impossible 7", "Death on the Nile", "Deep Water", "Top Gun: Maverick" and I'd be curious to see how bad "Avatar 2" turns out after so long.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 505 ✭✭✭Full_Circle_81

    I'd never heard of the Bullock and Tatum "Lost City", but that description is giving me Romancing The Stone vibes!

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,837 ✭✭✭✭silverharp

    Top Gun is the only one Im hyped for

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,505 ✭✭✭✭Mad_maxx

    Avatar 2 will probably flop

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