If you are an action movie fan, the upcoming year will be full of thrill and excitement for you. 2022 will see the release of some of the most anticipated action movies in a long time.
And as action movies fans, you will always have something to entertain yourself for a few months. Here are the 10 most anticipated action movies that will release in 2022. We are sure you will find your favorite action movies in the list below.
Ambulance (February 18)
Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul Mateen-II star in this Michael Bay-directed action movie Ambulance. The movie will release on February 18 next year. You will see Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahaya Abdul Mateen-II as bank robbers stealing an ambulance that has the paramedic (Eiza Gonzalez) and a patient in critical condition.
Now you might have always seen Michael Bay directing bigger-than-life, bombastic movies such as Transformers. But he has also seen massive success with character-driven movies. And you will get to see such a story in Ambulance.
The Marvels (November 11)
Marvel fans assemble! The Marvels is the official sequel to Captain Marvel and will release on November 11 next year. The movie will star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers along with two other superheroes who idolize her. Firstly, you will see Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani) who is a Jersey City teen with shapeshifting power. She will get her Disney+ tv series. And the second will be Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris) who got her power in WandaVision.
Now we know that Captain Marvel ended with Carol flying off in the galaxy to police the universe. So, it will be interesting to see where this sequel will take Captain Marvel.
Bullet Train (April 8)
In an age where you find franchise movies releasing one after the other, it is refreshing to see an original story on the screen. And that’s what David Leitch’s next action movie Bullet Train entails. Well, we know technically, it is not completely original as it is based on a Kōtarō Isaka’s novel Maria Beetle. But still, it is certainly something new for action movie fans to watch.
David Leitch has previously directed Atomic Blonde and the first John Wick. So, we can expect him to bring the same energy into this action-packed movie too. The movie stars Brad Pitt along with five assassins who are in Japanese Bullet Train, and they release that they have been set up. The movie will release on April 8, 2022.
Mission: Impossible 7 (May 27)
Mission: Impossible 7 has kept Tom Cruise busy filming death-defying stunts, a trademark of this franchise. The movie will release on May 27, 2022. This movie is the seventh installment in this franchise which also sees Marvel stars such as Pom Klementieff and Hayley Atwell joining the cast.
Christopher McQuarrie has written and directed the movie who joined the franchise in 2015’s Rogue Nation. The director also gave a fantastic performance with the critically acclaimed Fallout. McQuarrie will also direct the eighth installment of the movie that will release in 2023.
The Flash (November 4)
After years of directors dropping in and out of directing the solo Flash movie and DCEU changing its strategy, The Flash is getting a solo movie! Ezra Miller’s Flash will see his solo movie release on November 4, 2022, if everything goes to plan. The movie will have a storyline that is focused on time-traveling Barry Allen who is trying to undo his mother’s murder in the past.
The hype around the movie has never been about The Flash himself but for the return of Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s Batmen. The movie will also see Sasha Calle as DCEU Supergirl.
John Wick: Chapter 4 (May 27)
John Wick: Chapter 4 will release on May 27 and continue the saga of Baba Yaga. The previous movie ended with a bombshell cliffhanger that has set the movie for a rollicking action thriller. The last movie Parabellum saw John Wick getting shot off the roof of the Continental. He further teams up with Bowery King to bring down the High Table.
The franchise creator Derek Kolstad will be not getting any credits in this upcoming John Wick movie. This will be the first John Wick movie to do so. Chad Stahelski is back as the director and of course, we will see Keanu Reeves as John Wick. So, we hope the movie will have the same kinetic spirit as the first three movies.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (July 8)
The Black Panther sequel was struck by tragedy when the lead actor Chadwick Boseman passed away in 2020 after silently battling cancer. The Marvel studios will not CGI the late actor neither will they recast anybody else in this sequel named Wakanda Forever.
Instead, the supporting characters Danai Gurira’s Okoye and Letitia Wright’s Shuri will take center stage in the story. The movie has a lot riding on its shoulders and not just in terms of the story but the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and the cultural impact. And Ryan Coogler and his team are all set to deliver the movie on July 8, 2022.
Indiana Jones 5 (July 29)
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of Crystal Skull had a polarizing release and after almost a decade the fans are finally getting yet another Indiana Jones as of yet untitled as Indiana Jones 5. The movie will see Harrison Ford donning the fedora again and reprising his role as Indy. The movie will reach the audience on July 29, 2022.
This will be the first Indiana movie that won’t be directed by Steven Spielberg but will be only producing this movie. James Mangold will be directing this Indiana Jones and we hope that he will give Indy a swansong farewell as he did for Hugh Jackman’s Logan.
The Batman (March 4)
The Flash will bring back Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck’s Batmen in the multiversal madness. But we will also see be introduced to a new Batman in Matt Reeves directed The Batman. The movie will star Robert Pattinson as the younger Batman who has just begun his crimefighting.
The movie will also star Paul Dano as the Riddler and Colin Farrell as the Penguin. The Batman will release on March 4, 2022, and will see a dark, noir-vision of the superhero.
Thor: Love and Thunder (May 6)
Thor’s ex-girlfriend Jane Foster has the superhero mantle and Valkyrie is searching for a queen, this upcoming Thor movie will be turning out to be a quirky rom-com that is filled with action-packed sequences.
Thor: Love and Thunder will be Taika Waititi’s directorial project from scratch and it will be wackier and wilder than the first one. The movie will release on May 6, 2022.
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