After many delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, quite a few superhero movies will be released in 2022. It includes features released under Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Extended Universe and some other banners in a variety of genres.
Fans on Reddit are usually vociferous about which movies they are most excited about, with plenty of reasons why these particular movies have that stand out to them. With a lot of TV shows also in the mix because Disney + and HBO Max host them, it’s worth watching the movies that come out on a regular basis throughout the year.
10 Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
There is no shortage of sympathetic protagonists played by Jason Momoa, although Aquaman is perhaps his most popular. The second movie for the DC hero has fascinated many, with some like Redditor MaxiPackage comments that they will “see, but depends on trailers / reviews.”
That mentality makes sense since the story is still tightly enclosed, other than the implication that a new part of Atlantis will be found. The first film was a huge hit for DCEU and became its highest-grossing film, so it is more than likely that the same big movie will be present in the follow-up.
9 The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special
There is always a good mix of music, action and strong grades in Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which has allowed the 2022 holiday special to be just as expected as a full-length film. Redditor 00wolfer00 is in it for aesthetic appeal and writes that they “loved the soundtracks from the previous two, so hope for another good mix.”
The special will be a TV movie of about 45 minutes, but it is certain that James Gunn’s trademark musical mix, which Guardians of the Galaxy have made popular. The story will carry the theme of Christmas and will bridge the gap with the third film and the fallout from the fight against Thanos.
Redditor generic dude999 is one of many fans who would like to give Morbius a chance because they feel it is “different from an ordinary vampire / werewolf / guy-turns-into-monster-sometimes plot.” Sony’s Spider-Man Universe has changed things and turned the superhero’s usual villains into heroes.
While DCEU fans continue to wonder if Jared Leto gets a solo Joker movie, they can settle for this one, where the actor is also in the lead role. It seems to treat the character in a more sympathetic light, allowing for enough intrigue for fans to see how the film will cope.
7 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Things have changed significantly from the original plans for this film ever since superstar Chadwick Boseman’s sudden death. Redditor robojo124 expresses what everyone is thinking, wanting to see how the film will “deal with T’Challa’s death and Namor’s intro.”
Although the supervillain Namor has not been confirmed to be in the film, many have speculated that he may show up, as the story will take a closer look at Wakanda’s plot. Mostly fans are curious how T’Challa’s absence will affect the plot, along with what the country has in store, apart from what was seen in the first film.
6 Black Adam
Team-up movies have always been The Rocks’ strong point, with more film duos of which Johnson has been a part. However, this DCEU film will be a departure for the actor, who will be seen in a villainous role. Redditor 00wolfer00 think it will be worth it because “The Rock has more hits than misses.”
The Rock has had a number of huge hits in the last decade, so it’s easy to bet on Black Adam will continue the trend. The story will set him up to be Shazam’s nemesis, with implications that he will later also challenge Superman. Fans are pretty much excited to see if the film can shake things up for DCEU in the future.
Redditor kayriss’ the excitement is palpable as they claim they “foam their mouths to see Michael Keaton repeat Batman.” DCEUs Lightning is set to introduce the multiverse to the franchise, which will see Michael Keaton’s Batman leap into this universe to become its primary Caped Crusader.
In addition, the story will take a closer look at Barry’s attempts to save his mother’s life and mark Ezra Miller’s return as the titular character after five years. The multiverse concept is always an easy move for fans, which places Lightning in an excellent position to be a game-changer.
4 Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness
Redditor Dapper-Property-7781 is thrilled that “Sam Raimi is returning to comics after over a decade and the horror elements.” The director remains a popular figure because of Spider Man trilogy, which experienced a revival in MCU recently. The goodwill from that will surely follow in MCU’s immediate multiverse film.
Doctor Strange will cross different realities when Baron Mordo wants to mess things up, with the consequence that Strange will have to team up with an evil version of himself. As it is confirmed that Raimi brings his flair for horror into the film, it may become MCU’s most ambitious to date.
3 Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse
Virtually everyone who wants to see this movie runs on the incredible benchmark set by his predecessor, with Redditor ImpulsiveShotput set to see because they “LOVED Into Spiderverse.“The first contribution surprised almost everyone to win the Oscar for best animated film, and expectations are sky high now.
Early previews seem to indicate more of what viewers first saw, with Miles Morales again encountering various Spider-People from across the multiverse. With Spider-Man: No Way Home delivering a hit with live-action Spider-Verse, anticipation for the animated sequel is heated further.
2 Thor: Love and Thunder
Chris Hemsworth injected new life into his portrayal of Thor in the last few films, and there is great interest in seeing how he develops. Redditor robojo124 shares these feelings and writes that they “can not wait for more Thor because (they) love this character.”
Thor has been a fan favorite for a long time, but he was last seen traveling to an unknown future after relinquishing Asgard’s throne. He’s the first MCU hero to receive four solo films, and this one will include things like how he leaves the Guardians of the Galaxy, along with Thor’s involvement in making Jane Foster worthy of Mjolnir.
Robert Pattinson’s debut as Caped Crusader has all the hype with Redditor Dapper-Property-7781 writes, they think it looks “absolutely stunning from the cinematography of the score to the comic accuracy to the atmosphere.”
It will be an appropriate dark bid on the DC character, which Batman will go all out with portraying Bruce Wayne’s inner darkness and the Dark Knights’ brutal ways of handing out justice. With superhero material that largely becomes easy in the presentation, this signals a shift that might just shake up the genre.
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