The last few years went horribly wrong for the global film industry. COVID protocols have forced the authorities to impose restrictions on enclosed public places, with film theaters being subject to the most rigorous restrictions. Unsurprisingly, the volume of movie releases declined significantly since 2019, with theatrical releases bearing the brunt of the pandemic. However, as the world is beginning to recover from COVID, things are slowly starting to look upbeat for filmmakers. Restrictions on cinemas are also starting to get lifted across the world, so there is plenty of film action to look forward to in 2022.
Movie streaming platforms have also scaled up their film production. So there are plenty of movies to watch, both in your home as well as in cinemas. Here are some of the best movies that will be gracing theater screens in 2022.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – Part One (Oct 7)
By the time this century started, there wasn’t a single Spiderman movie. 22 years into the 21st century, we have already had several reboots of this blockbuster series. This year in the fall, we will have yet another Spiderman movie. This one is a sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The main characters of Peter Parker, Gwen Stacey, and Miles Morales are all set to return. We will also get to see a couple of new characters like Spider-Woman (Issa Rae) and the futuristic Spider-Man 2099 (Oscar Isaac).
Halloween Ends (Oct 14)
What good is Halloween if there isn’t a Halloween movie? Halloween Ends will signal the conclusion of the “Halloween” trilogy directed by David Gordon Green. Jamie Lee Curtis will reprise her role as Laurie Strode. This time she will try to avenge the death of her daughter Karen (Judy Greer), who was killed by Mike Myers character in “Halloween Kills.” The other stars in the movie include Kyle Richards, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney, and Nick Castle.
The Flash (Nov 4)
It seems we can never get tired of watching superhero movies as yet another one is going to be released this year in the winter. This time we will get to see The Flash in theaters. It will be produced by DC Films and distributed by Warner Bros. It is the twelfth movie in the DC Extended Universe. Andy Muschietti will take up directorial responsibilities while the screenplay is by Christina Hodson. Ezra Miller will play the titular role of the film along with Michael Keaton, Ron Livingston, Michael Shannon, Kiersey Clemons, Sasha Calle, Ben Affleck, and Antje Traue. The Flash will go back in time to prevent the murder of his mother, which will then have unintended consequences.
Canterbury Glass (Nov 4)
Whatever movie Christian Bale stars in usually becomes intense. Expect some of the same with Canterbury Glass as well. This time Bale is reuniting with director David Russell after they last worked together on “The Fighter.” It has an ensemble cast starring John David Washington, Margot Robbie, Zoe Saldana, Rami Malek, Mike Myers, Robert De Niro, Taylor Swift, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Chris Rock.
The COVID pandemic has disrupted commercial activity globally, with the film industry being particularly hard-hit. So the prospect of film theaters operating at pre-pandemic levels will certainly be welcomed by the film industry. There are some great movies waiting to be released this year. While we wish you are able to return back to theaters to watch these films, there are also plenty of movies being released on streaming platforms that you can watch on your TV and other personal devices. To get the best home TV entertainment, take a look at these affordable & quality Cable and Internet Bundles.