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Movies of 2022: What to expect this year?

2022 is going to be quite a massive year for cinema fans. Film has been one of the most prominent forms of entertainment that have been keeping people less stressed throughout the pandemic. 2021 already consisted of some major releases, such as “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “Godzilla vs Kong,” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” However, 2022 is going to be just as big of a year for movies, as many big franchises will be given a new installment and there are some new films for NECC Students to be excited for.

Here are some of the most exciting movies to look forward to this year:

“The Batman” – As one of the most anticipated movies of 2022, “The Batman” will provide fans with a new movie version of the comic book character and when it releases on March 4. The film will be directed by Matt Reeves. It stars Robert Pattinson as the titular character.  Pattinson previously starred in movies such as “Twilight” and “The Lighthouse.” The film will also star Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth.

“Jurassic World: Dominion”– A trailer for “Jurassic World: Dominion” was released on February 10th. The “Jurassic Park” series will conclude with this movie. The film will be directed by Colin Trevorrow, who worked on the most recent two “Jurassic World” films. Not only are Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reprising their roles from the past two films in the “Jurassic World” movies, but “Dominion” will also feature the return of Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum. The three of them are well known for their roles in “Jurassic Park” as Alan Grant, Elle Sattler, and Ian Malcolm, respectively.

“Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” –  A trailer was released during this year’s superbowl. “The Multiverse of Madness” is the sequel to “Doctor Strange,” which waas released five years ago. It will explore the multiverse an what exists within it. The movie will be directed by Sam Raimi, mostly known for his works in “Evil Dead” and “Spider-Man.” Benedict Cumberbatch will reprisse his role as “Doctor Strange” and is known for his roles in movies such as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “Sherlock.” Also returning is Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlett Witch. Olsen starred in “WandaVision” last year. It has been speculated that Patrick Stewart will be reprising his role as Professor X from the “X-Men” movies.

“Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse Part One” – The long-awaited sequel for “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” will finally be released on Oct. 7. It will be directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin Thompson. Hailee Steinfeld and Shameik Moore will be reprising their roles as Spider-Gwen and Miles Morales respectively. Oscar Isaac will also be reprising his role as Spider-Man 2099. Oscar Isaac is having a big year this year as well, starring in “Moon Knight” as the titular character.

These are the most highly-anticipated movies that will be released this year. While there are plenty of movies coming out this year, these releases in particular seem to be the most popular among NECC students and many others. It seems 2022 will be another big year for movies, and it seems to get even bigger as the year progresses.