From Death on The Nile to The Batman – The Best Films to Watch Out For In 2022
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We were not short of top cinematic experiences in 2021, as a host of exciting movies were released throughout the year. Of course, Spider-Man: No Way Home ended up bringing the curtain down rather spectacularly, with it reaching some seriously impressive box office figures. As sites like Deadline have highlighted, the superhero spectacular is now Sony’s top-grossing movie of all time. But, what does the coming year have in store when it comes to the big screen? As usual, there is a real mix of movies heading to cinemas across the coming months, with some particularly eye-catching blockbusters on the way. One of the most notable involves the welcome return of the Caped Crusader, as a new take on Batman is coming soon. There will also be more deadly dinosaur adventures with the Jurassic World franchise, as the latest entry in the series is being released. However, before we get to all of that, we are beginning our look at the year ahead with a trip down the River Nile for a bit of mystery.
With its rich history and stunning locations, Egypt has always been a source of fascination on the big screen and beyond. It has been a big influence on movies for decades, going all the way back to classics like Cleopatra. Furthermore, it has also made its presence felt in the world of video gaming, thanks to titles like Assassin’s Creed Origins. Ubisoft.com explains how the title is set in Ancient Egypt and features locations including the Great Pyramids. That period has had an influence on all sectors of the gaming industry, just look at online casino gaming. There are many themes to the slots at 888 Casino, for instance, from rock bands and animals. However, the ancient Egyptian theme is especially prevalent with its own Treasures of Egypt section with a number of titles inspired by the country. These include the likes of Rise of the Pharaohs, Ramesses Riches, and Cleopatra’s Palace.
Caption: The trailer for Death on The Nile
Considering Egypt’s massive impact on pop culture, it perhaps should not be a surprise that Hollywood is heading back to the country in one of the first major releases of this year – Death on The Nile. 20th Century Studios outlines how Kenneth Branagh has directed the movie, while he is also taking on the role of the famous detective Hercule Poirot. He is joined by a truly all-star cast in the blockbuster, as it includes the likes of Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Letitia Wright and Dawn French. Another big name making an appearance is Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot. The star was of course recently seen on Netflix in Red Notice, alongside two other Hollywood big hitters – Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds. But, what can we ultimately expect from Death on The Nile? Well, 20th Century Studios details how Poirot’s vacation on a boat becomes a search for a murderer, while it adds that there will be twists and turns as the story unfolds.
A big year for movies would not be complete without a few superhero epics to look forward to and – unsurprisingly – 2022 has a few of them lined up. Marvel Studios is expected to have further releases, but arguably the most eagerly anticipated comic book-inspired title is related to DC – The Batman. The Dark Knight is another massive pop culture icon and he has appeared in print, on TV and in countless movies through the years. Several actors have taken on the famous role on the big screen, including Michael Keaton, George Clooney and Christian Bale. Ben Affleck was the last person to don the cape, but now it is the turn of Robert Pattinson. The official site for The Batman outlines how the movie will be released in March, while it adds that it is another that features a real all-star cast. Pattinson will be joined in the movie by stars including Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano and Jeffrey Wright, as well as Andy Serkis and Colin Farrell. Matt Reeves, who is arguably best known for his work on The Planet of the Apes franchise, is taking on directorial duties.
Caption: The prologue released for Jurassic World Dominion
However, there are more than just superheroes and mysteries heading to the big screen across 2022. Dinosaurs are back to providing thrills and spills once again in the latest entry of the much-loved Jurassic World franchise. Jurassic World Dominion is on its way and a steady stream of information has been emerging about the movie. A five-minute prologue for it was released towards the end of November, while there has been news about cast members too. According to ComingSoon.net, Chris Pratt recently confirmed that DeWanda Wise is set to feature in the movie. She joins another impressive blockbuster cast list, as Dominion features the likes of Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong. As ComingSoon.net adds, it will also include some of the original stars of Jurassic Park, such as Laura Dern and Sam Neill. Hopes will be high that the latest entry can replicate some of the success enjoyed by the first Jurassic World. The movie proved to be a major hit, with a Variety article from 2015 outlining how it broke a wide range of records on its release.
Exciting Times Ahead
We have only touched upon three movies, but it is still pretty clear that there is a lot to look forward to across the months ahead. There has not even been time to make reference to some of the other notable sequels on the way, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Top Gun: Maverick. All in all, 2022 looks like it is shaping up to be a stellar year for the big screen. It will be fascinating to see how the aforementioned big names do, as well as whether any surprise hits emerge to take cinemas across the world by storm. Ultimately, if you are a massive fan of the big-screen spectacle, you could well be in for a great time.
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