With delays and productions setbacks in the past 18 months or so, there are a lot of movies that have slipped into the 2022 calendar, and as a result, not many of these have been marketed… yet. There are a lot of big movies coming our way in 2022, and we’ve picked 5 incoming releases which most people won’t even be aware of.
Release date: 4 February 2022
Moonfall might sound like a James Bond sequel, but it’s actually the next big disaster movie from Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow director Roland Emmerich. Sticking with his end-of-the-world motif, Moonfall is as self-explanatory as you can imagine: the moon is falling in a collision course with Earth, and a handful of scientists are going to have to try and stop it. The film stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, Donald Sutherland, Michael Pena, Charlie Plummer and John Bradley.
Release date: 8 April 2022
Bullet Train is Brad Pitt’s next big starring action spectacle, and follows 5 assassins who find themselves on a Japanese bullet train, realising that their individual assignments are all interconnected. Alongside Pitt is Joey King, Andrew Koji (Warrior, Snake Eyes), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kickass, Godzilla), and Brian Tyree Henry. It’s directed by Deadpool and Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch, so expect an explosive affair.
Release date: 18 February 2022
Since his tenure with the Transformers franchise came to an end, Michael Bay is focusing on smaller, character-driven action films, and his latest, Ambulance, sounds like another intriguing project. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code, Prisoners) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) as a pair of bank robbers who steal an ambulance containing a paramedic (Baby Driver‘s Eiza González) and a patient in critical condition.
Indiana Jones 5
Release date: 29 July 2022
Yeah, it’s a big franchise, but it’s slipping under the radar. The next instalment in the beloved Indiana Jones series is in the works, with 79-year-old Harrison Ford returning to reprise the titular role. Boyd Holbrook (The Predator) and Mads Mikkelson (Hannibal) also star, although not too much is known about the plot. It’ll obviously entail a globe-spanning adventure surrounding some myth or another, so expect that and a lot of one-liners, whip cracking, and shootouts.
John Wick: Chapter 4
Release date: 27 May 2022
John Wick is returning for one final outing to settle the score with The High Table and its league of assassins, and will see Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski reunite for one last time. Lawrence Fishburne and Ian McShane will return as the Bowery King and Winston respectively, and you can be certain that a whole host of bizarre and deadly hitmen will be lining up to take Wick down when it hits theatres in May 2022.