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The Biggest Blockbusters Heading Your Way in 2022 & 2023

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The movie line-up for the remainder of 2022 and 2023 is looking jam-packed with some big-name projects and exciting sequels to feast our eyes on. In anticipation for all that’s coming, we’ve rounded up the biggest blockbusters on the horizon.

The Black Phone

Release date: 24 June 2022

Fans of supernatural horror films will want to look out for The Black Phone. Starring Ethan Hawk, directed by Scott Derrickson and produced by Jason Blum, the movie is an adaptation of the 2004 short story of the same name by Joe Hill. The film stars Mason Thames as an abducted child who can communicate with the past victims of his kidnapper (Hawk). It looks weird, creepy, and we can’t wait to see it.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Release date: 6 May 2022

After popping up in some other Marvel entries, Benedict Cumberbatch gets his full Doctor Strange sequel in 2022. Titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the follow-up is directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) from a script written by Jade Bartlett and Michael Waldron. It also stars Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Xochitl Gomez. The story sees Doctor Strange unleash an unspeakable evil, which forces him to face a friend-turned-enemy.

Bullet Train

Release date: 29 July 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.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Release date: 8 July 2022

The fourth standalone Thor movie sees the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder and picks up following the event of Avengers: Endgame, with Thor now tagging along with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Vin Diesel (Groot), and Sean Gunn (mo-capping for Rocket Raccoon) are on board, along with Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, and Jeff Goldblum on the cast list.

Mission Impossible 7

Release date: 14 July 2023

The long-running IMF agency is on track for another daring espionage adventure in 2023, with Mission Impossible 7 set for release in May. Of course, Tom Cruise returns, alongside Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, and Frederick Schmidt, all of whom will reprise their roles from the previous films. Newcomers include Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, Charles Parnell, Indira Varma, Mark Gatiss, and Cary Elwes.

John Wick: Chapter 4

Release date: 24 March 2023

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 March 2023.

Jurassic World: Dominion

Release date: 10 June 2022

One of the biggest films set for a 2022 release is the next instalment in the beloved Jurassic Park (now, World) franchise, which will pick up following up the events of 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World: Dominion picks up in a world in which dinosaurs are now living among us following the events of Fallen Kingdom. The sequel also sees the return of Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Omar Sy, and BD Wong, all reprising their roles from previous films in the franchise.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Release date: 9 June 2023

The Transformers movie franchise seems to have been under the assessment of Paramount and Hasbro regarding the direction the ‘robots-in-disguise’ series was going to take going forward. Reboots, sequels, and reinvigorations were all on the cards, but it’s now confirmed that the next Transformers film will be a prequel within the main universe. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will be set in 1994, after the events of Bumblebee but before the first Transformers film, and follow Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots’ encounter with the Maximals, a similar race of robot lifeforms who transform into giant animals. While the Autobots have to constantly battle the Decepticons, the Maximals bring enemies of their own in the form of the Predacons and Terracons. The film will be directed by Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II) with franchise producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura returning to the series, with Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback in the starring roles.

Indiana Jones 5

Release date: 30 June 2023

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, but it is being directed by Logan‘s James Mangold. 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.

Black Adam

Release date: 21 October 2022

Everyone has been wanting to see Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in a superhero movie role, and the time has finally come, as Black Adam hits cinemas in July 2022. The film is intended to be a spin-off from 2019’s Shazam! and the eleventh film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a screen story and screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani, the film stars Johnson as the titular character alongside Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Sarah Shahi, Quintessa Swindell, and Pierce Brosnan.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1)

Release date: 7 October 2022

After the smash success that was the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the sequel will see the light of day in October 2022. Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1) will continue Miles Morales’ journey as Spider-Man, while also once again featuring Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man, and include Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099, an alternate version of Spider-Man from the future.

The Flash

Release date: 23 June 2022

After Zack Snyder’s original cut of Justice League reinvigorated the franchise, The Flash will get his own standalone movie to continue the ongoing world-building of the DCEU. The film is directed by IT‘s Andy Muschietti and stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash alongside Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdú, and Ron Livingston. The story sees The Flash travels back in time to prevent his mother’s murder, which brings unintended consequences.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Release date: 17 March 2023

Director James Wan and Jason Mamoa return for the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman, which also sees the return of Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Also appearing are Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, a marine biologist obsessed with finding Atlantis; Vincent Regan as Atlan, the first king of Atlantis; Jani Zhao as Stingray; Indya Moore as Karshon; and Pilou Asbæk in an undisclosed role.

Avatar 2

Release date: 16 December 2022

It’s been a long wait since Avatar‘s original release 13 years ago, but the sequel is on track for a December 2022 release. James Cameron directs once again, and the wait is said to be due to Cameron filming the second and third movies back-to-back. Avatar 2 will pick up with Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) living with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na’vi race to protect their planet.

Oppenheimer

Release date: 16 December 2022

Christopher Nolan, the acclaimed director behind The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and Tenet, is working on an Oppenheimer project, telling the story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb. The cast is jam-packed with some serious talent, including the likes of Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr., and Gary Oldman.

Dune: Part 2

Release date: 16 December 2022

Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Timothée Chalamet all return for the second part of the sci-fi epic Dune, which will pick up after the events of the first film. Black Widow‘s Florence Pugh also joins the cast. Expect a big finale from director Denis Villeneuve.

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Jeremy created MenStuff in June 2014 in order to bring unique men’s lifestyle news, features and articles to the world. While also talking about himself in the third-person, Jeremy has worked as a professional journalist at SA Rugby magazine, MyBroadband, MyGaming, and written for FHM and TFG Tech.

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7 Massive Movies of April 2022 You Need to See

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As 2022 rolls on, April sees a host of exciting movie releases coming your way, including the long-delayed introduction of Marvel anti-hero, Morbius, the sequel to 2020’s smash-hit Sonic movie, and a new Dreamworks entry, along with some under-the-radar releases that deserve some more attention.

Morbius

Release date: 1 April 2022

After being delayed from 2020, Marvel and Sony’s vampiric anti-hero Morbius movie (which tells the origin story of classic Spider-Man villain, Morbius) is seeing its release in 2022. The plot follows Dr. Michael Morbius (played by Jared Leto), a dangerously ill doctor who is determined to save others suffering his same fate, and in a desperate gamble, combines his blood with that of a vampire bat. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease. Alongside Leto, Morbius stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson; with Daniel Espinosa (who helmed the Jake Gyllenhaal space-horror, Life) in the director’s chair.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Release date: 1 April 2022

Sonic the Hedgehog broke the conception about all video game movies being bad when it released back in 2020, and the sequel is arriving this month. Ben Schwartz returns to voice Sonic, alongside James Marsen, with Jim Carrey also reprising his charismatic role as Dr. Robotnik. The sequel also sees the addition of Shemar Moore, Idris Elba (voicing Knuckles), and Colleen O’Shaughnessey (as the voice of Tails). The follow-up picks up after the events of the first movie as Sonic is out to prove his worth as a hero. He’ll have to face Dr. Robotnik (again), who has teamed up with a powerful individual known as Knuckles, as they seek to harness the power of a Chaos Emerald.

X

Release date: 1 April 2022

Starring Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, X is a tongue-in-cheek slasher set in 1979, where a group of young filmmakers sets out to make an adult film in rural Texas. When their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast members find themselves fighting for their lives.

The Bad Guys

Release date: 8 April 2022

The Bad Guys looks to be a surefire hit from DreamWorks, full of heart, good comedy, and a plot about redemption and second chances. It follows a group of animal criminals who are caught after years of countless heists, with their leader Mr. Wolf (Rockwell) making a deal (that he has no intention of keeping) to save his crew from prison: The Bad Guys will go good. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, an arrogant (but adorable) guinea pig, The Bad Guys set out to fool the world that theyʼve been transformed. The voice cast also contains some serious talent in the form of Sam Rockwell, Marc Maron, Craig Robinson, Anthony Ramos, Awkwafina, Richard Ayoade, Zazie Beetz, Lilly Singh and Alex Borstein.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Release date: 14 April 2022

Harry Potter universe fans are in for some more action this April as the third instalment in the Fantastic Beasts prequel story hits the big-screen. The film once again follows Professor Albus Dumbledore, who knows that the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwaldʼs growing legion of followers.

The Lost City

Release date: 22 April 2022

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum team up in this jungle adventure which follows a reclusive author (Bullock) who, while on tour promoting her new book, is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire, who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost cityʼs treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life, Alan (played by Channing Tatum), who is the cover model of all the fiction novels, sets off to rescue her.

Memory

Release date: 29 April 2022

What’s an action-packed movie line-up without a Liam Neeson thriller? Thankfully, we don’t need to find out, as Memory hits cinemas this April. Starring Neeson, Monica Bellucci, and Guy Pearce, Memory tells the story of an assassin-for-hire that finds that heʼs become a target after refusing to complete a job for a dangerous criminal organisation

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8 Big Superhero Movies Coming Your Way in 2022

Which big-screen superhero outings can you look forward to in 2022?

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2022 is lining up a host of big superhero movies and sequels, with everything from standalone outings to highly-anticipated follow-ups. We’ve rounded up the most anticipated caped and spandex heroes coming to the big-screen in the very near future:

The Batman

Release date: 4 March 2022

While we’ve seen a few iterations of DC’s iconic vigilante crime-fighter, The Batman promises to bring a darker and more mature look at the hero. Directed by Matt Reeves (Planet of the Apes), The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as a more young and violent Bruce Wayne, pushed to his limit by Paul Dana’s Riddler.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Release date: 6 May 2022

After popping up in some other Marvel entries, Benedict Cumberbatch gets his full Doctor Strange sequel in 2022. Titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the follow-up is directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) from a script written by Jade Bartlett and Michael Waldron. It also stars Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Xochitl Gomez. The story sees Doctor Strange unleash an unspeakable evil, which forces him to face a friend-turned-enemy.

Morbius

Release date: 1 April 2022

After being delayed from 2020, Marvel and Sony’s vampiric anti-hero Morbius movie (which tells the origin story of classic Spider-Man villain, Morbius) is seeing its release in 2022. The plot follows Dr. Michael Morbius (played by Jared Leto), a dangerously ill doctor who is determined to save others suffering his same fate, and in a desperate gamble, combines his blood with that of a vampire bat. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease. Alongside Leto, Morbius stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, Tyrese Gibson; with Daniel Espinosa (who helmed the Jake Gyllenhaal space-horror, Life) in the director’s chair.

Thor: Love and Thunder

Release date: 6 May 2022

The fourth standalone Thor movie sees the return of Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder and picks up following the event of Avengers: Endgame, with Thor now tagging along with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Dave Bautista (Drax), Karen Gillan (Nebula), Vin Diesel (Groot), and Sean Gunn (mo-capping for Rocket Raccoon) are on board, along with Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Jaimie Alexander, Pom Klementieff, and Jeff Goldblum on the cast list.

Black Adam

Release date: 29 July 2022

Everyone has been wanting to see Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in a superhero movie role, and the time has finally come, as Black Adam hits cinemas in July 2022. The film is intended to be a spin-off from 2019’s Shazam! and the eleventh film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra from a screen story and screenplay by Adam Sztykiel, Rory Haines, and Sohrab Noshirvani, the film stars Johnson as the titular character alongside Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Sarah Shahi, Quintessa Swindell, and Pierce Brosnan.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1)

Release date: 10 October 2022

After the smash success that was the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the sequel will see the light of day in October 2022. Across the Spider-Verse (Part 1) will continue Miles Morales’ journey as Spider-Man, while also once again featuring Hailee Steinfeld’s Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman, Jake Johnson as Peter B. Parker / Spider-Man, and include Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099, an alternate version of Spider-Man from the future.

The Flash

Release date: 4 November 2022

After Zack Snyder’s original cut of Justice League reinvigorated the franchise, The Flash will get his own standalone movie to continue the ongoing world-building of the DCEU. The film is directed by IT‘s Andy Muschietti and stars Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash alongside Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdú, and Ron Livingston. The story sees The Flash travels back in time to prevent his mother’s murder, which brings unintended consequences.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

Release date: 16 December 2022

Director James Wan and Jason Mamoa return for the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman, which also sees the return of Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Also appearing are Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, a marine biologist obsessed with finding Atlantis; Vincent Regan as Atlan, the first king of Atlantis; Jani Zhao as Stingray; Indya Moore as Karshon; and Pilou Asbæk in an undisclosed role.

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6 Biggest Movie Releases of November 2021

Here are the big-screen releases you can expect in November 2021!

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The festive movie season is upon us, with some big franchise releases hitting the big-screen this November, including a new entry into the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the return of a 37-year-old series, with Ghostbusters getting its long-awaited third entry.

Eternals

Release date: 5 November 2021

The introduction of the characters in The Eternals marks somewhat of a new era for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as the film follows an ancient group of cosmic beings who predate all the other heroes and help protect humanity from the Deviants. Eternals stars Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young but old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgames, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena, and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman. The film is directed by Academy Award–winner Chloé Zhao, who directed 2020’s Nomadland.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Release date: 19 November 2021

With all the delays and changes in the movie world, it would’ve been easy to forget that a new Ghostbusters film is releasing this November. After the underwhelming response to the 2016 reboot, Ghostbusters: Afterlife positions itself as an official third instalment to the original GB timeline. The film follows a single mom and two kids who arrive in a small town and begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters, along with the secret legacy that their grandfather left behind. Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Sigourney Weaver, and a whole cast of other exciting talents.

King Richard

Release date: 19 November 2021

If you’ve ever been fascinated with the sibling superstars of the tennis world, the Williams sisters, King Richard tells the story of their father, Richard Williams (played by Will Smith), and his influence on his daughters Venus and Serena. Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Tony Goldwyn, and Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, The Walking Dead) also star.

Demonic

Release date: 19 November 2021

South African director Neill Blomkamp has always left an impression with his films, such as District 9 and Elysium, and his latest endeavour takes more of a horror approach, but keeps his beloved trippy sci-fi elements front and centre. Titled Demonic, the movie’s follows a young woman who is trying to heal her mother using a new neural-link technology, but in doing so, unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces. Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, and Nathalie Boltt star in the film. Blomkamp has shown his love for horror with the web film Zygote, which we highly recommend giving a watch if you’re a monster fan.

Last Night in Soho

Release date: 26 November 2021

Directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Hot Fuzz), Last Night in Soho is a stylish psychological thriller that follows an aspiring fashion designer who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer. However, the glamour is not all it appears to be, and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker. The Queen’s Gambit‘s Anya Taylor‑Joy stars in the film, alongside Thomasin McKenzie and Jack Smith.

My Son

Release date: 26 November 2021

Starring James McAvoy, My Son is an incredibly interesting film due to the fact that McAvoy was not given the script and had no idea how the story was going to evolve, resulting in some truly organic reactions and a natural performance from the actor. The film follows Scottish father Edmond Murray who is trying to find his seven-year-old son who has been kidnapped.

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5 Massive Movies You Didn’t Even Know Were Coming

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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.

Moonfall

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.

Bullet Train

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.

Ambulance

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.

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5 Most Badass Moments in Transformers Movies

From one-liners to action set-pieces, here are some of the standout moments in the Transformers franchise.

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The Transformers film franchise has had some pretty large-scale, jaw-dropping scenes, and rightfully so, given that they’re all essentially about giant robot aliens battling for supremacy. As is the case with the original source material, there is no shortage of badass moments throughout the franchise’s releases; and being true fans, we decided to round up some of the most hair-on-the-back-of-your-kneck raising moments that made us nod in approval.

“Did you forget who I am?”

The last primary instalment in the franchise, The Last Knight, took the scale of the action to a whole new level, along with removing Optimus Prime from most of the runtime (with the Autobot leader being turned evil by the Autobots’ creator, Quintessa). However, Optimus was able to shake off the brainwashing, and made a breathtaking return, taking on Infernocus, who is made up of a few other enemies. Prime’s line before delivering a multi-kill blow, though, is what steals the show.

“You weren’t born, you were built.”

Transformers: Age of Extinction really shook up what most casual fans knew about the Transformers, introducing a bounty hunter in the form of Lockdown, who sides neither with the Autobots or Decepticons, along with the fact that the Transformers were created by another being. Lockdown’s entrance in Age of Extinction, along with him revealing to Optimus Prime that his maker wants him back is a truly epic moment.

“Who would you be without me, Prime?”

Like Batman and Joker or Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, one of the greatest feuds of all time has to be the rivalry between Autobots leader Optimus Prime and Decepticon tyrant Megatron. These two have been at it for a very long time, and even though the third Transformers film, Dark of the Moon, is still evolving that battle, there’s a lot of history behind these two. So much so, that in the final moments of the film, after Megatron betrays Sentinal Prime, he asks Optimus: “Who would you be without me, Prime?”. Optimus, tired of Megatron’s constant warmongering antics, gives him a hair-raising answer that shows that the Autobot leader is at the end of his tether.

Forest battle

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen delivered one of the best fight sequences in the franchise when Optimus Prime was backed into a corner and had to take on Megatron, Starscream and Grindor at the same time in order to allow Shia LaBeouf’s Sam Witwicky and Bumblee to escape. The Decepticons get the better of him, leading to the death of Optimus Prime, but the fact he managed to put up such a fight against them showed what Prime was capable of prior to his resurrection.

Shockwave

Easily one of the best sequences in the whole film franchise is the skyscraper scene in Dark of the Moon. A beloved bad guy in the form of Shockwave and his giant drill, Driller, are introduced awesomely, and their arrival in the streets of Chicago, and realisation that the human heroes are hiding in the building above is the perfect set-up for some building-destroying carnage. The sound design here is stellar, and the sound of the drill is horrifying.

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