The cast of 2022 has something for everyone, including several Batmen and battlegrounds in every imaginable environment, whether you like superhero movies for the hero, the villain, or the eye-popping visuals.
In this next generation of crime-fighters, which will include anti-heroes, animated heroes, and many variations of the same hero, no stone will be left unturned. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all upcoming superhero films in 2022.
The Batman – Mar. 4, 2022
In this upcoming iteration of the Dark Knight’s story, Robert Pattinson puts his own spin on The Batman. Bruce Wayne discovers corruption in Gotham City during his second year of fighting crime in this all-new reboot of the DC character. Surprisingly, his own family is complicit in the bribery. The film also stars Zoe Kravtiz as Catwoman, Colin Farrell as The Penguin, Andy Serkis as Alfred, and Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, with Pattinson’s Batman facing a serial killer known as the Riddler (played by Paul Dano). Matt Reeves also co-wrote and directed the film.
“Morbius” – April 1, 2022
In Sony Pictures’ non-MCU Marvel film “Morbius,” which will be released on January 28, 2022, Dr. Michael Morbius, played by Jared Leto, is a vampire who takes the place of The Joker. Leto plays a doctor who takes a chance on vampire bat DNA to cure his chronic blood disease in the film. Morbius is torn between his humanity and his thirst for blood after accidentally turning into a vampire.
In the same way that Sony’s “Venom” franchise deviates from the typical hero story by featuring an anti-hero as the protagonist, “Morbius” does the same. Daniel Espinosa is in charge of the direction.
“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” – May 6, 2022
On May 6, 2022, the sequel to “Doctor Strange” (2016) will be released in theaters. We don’t know much about the plot, but we do know that the MCU sequel will continue Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) story, with new characters like Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olson) and America Chavez (Xochitl Gomez). Benedict Wong and Rachal McAdams, who portrayed Wong and Christine Palmer, will reprise their roles. The bar has been raised for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” with “No Way Home” exploding at the box office in the final days of 2021. The character’s strong resemblance to Tom Holland’s “Spider-Man” heightens anticipation for anything involving both franchises. Sam Raimi is the director of the film.
“Thor: Love and Thunder” – July 8, 2022
On July 8, 2022, the latest installment of the God of Thunder’s adventures will be released in theaters. Natalie Portman will return as ‘old flame’ Jane Foster (who this time takes on the mantle of Thor), and Chris Hemsworth will, of course, return as the hammer-wielder in the MCU sequel. Tessa Thompson, Matt Damon, and Christian Bale, who plays the villain, are among the new and returning cast members. Taika Waititi wrote and directed the film.
“Black Adam” – July 29, 2022
In this July 29 release, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play the DC anti-hero Black Adam. Black Adam, one of Shazam’s forefathers, has appeared in comic books as both Shazam’s archenemy and an antihero attempting to redeem himself after wreaking havoc across the universe for thousands of years. The character has been described as “blessed by magic with powers equal to Superman, but the difference is he doesn’t toe or walk the line,” implying that he is Superman’s polar opposite. He’s a one-of-a-kind superhero with an odd personality. Pierce Brosnan portrays Dr. Fate, and Noah Centineo portrays Al Rothstein. Johnson’s “Jungle Cruise” director, Jaume,
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)” – Oct. 7, 2022
In this sequel to 2018’s Oscar-winning and visually stunning animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) will reprise his Spider-Man role. Oscar Isaac as Miguel O’Hara and Issa Rae as Jessica Drew join Jake Johnson and Hailee Steinfeld as Peter B. Parker and Gwen Stacey, respectively.
From a screenplay by Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Dave Callaham, Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson direct.
“The Flash” – Nov. 4, 2022
The project that has been in the works for a long time has finally come to fruition. Ezra Miller reprises his role from “Justice League” in his own film, The Flash. The plot revolves around Barry Allen opening up the multiverse, which brings him into contact with Michael Keaton’s Batman and Ben Affleck’s Batman, as well as Sasha Calle, who plays Supergirl for the first time. Andy Muschietti is in charge of the direction.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Nov. 11, 2022
On November 11, 2022, the sequel to Chadwick Boseman’s “Black Panther” (2018) will be released. Shuri (Letitia Wright), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Okoya (Danai Guirira), W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya), and others will return in this sequel, which will continue to explore the world of Wakanda and the characters who call it home. Micaela Coel is one of the film’s newest cast members. Chadwick Boseman will not be recast in the role of T’Challa. Ryan Coogler will write and direct the film once again.
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” – December 12, 2022
In this sequel to his $1 billion-grossing 2018 film, Jason Mamoa will reprise his role as Aquaman. Though little is known about the plot, it appears that Black Manta is still on the loose, and director James Wan will return. Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Amber Heard are among the cast members.