It’s official: 2022 is the year of the sequel. Movie theaters have been dominated by franchise films for years, but the COVID pandemic has crunched the past couple of years’ worth of blockbusters into one bonanza year at the box office. These are the latest dates for your diary as we celebrate the big films (and hopefully a few smaller ones) hitting the big screen and streaming services in 2022 (and beyond).
Black Panther, The Flash, Thor, Aquaman, Doctor Strange and Batman are among the superheroes hitting the big screen again. There are new movies in the Mission: Impossible, Jurassic Park and Avatar series. But as the omicron variant and the COVID pandemic continue to loom, delays are still happening — the Spider-Man spinoff Morbius got pushed back just weeks before it was supposed to come out.