Blockbuster Boom 2022
It keeps on soaring higher and higher! “Spider-Man: No Way Home” impressively demonstrates the potential of people going to cinemas – despite regional restrictions. The Marvel hit is breaking records left and right, proving, incidentally, that people want to and are going to the cinema! With this positive feeling in the cinematic bones, we eagerly embark on the planning for 2022. We anticipate a plethora of films, including long-awaited sequels and prequels. Which superheroes can we finally see again, and which stars are newcomers to the big screen? Here’s a little preview…
Uncharted (17 February)
The clever thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by the experienced treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What begins as a grand heist turns into a race around the world for the duo to reach the treasure before the ruthless Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs, does. If Nate and Sully can decipher all the clues and solve one of the oldest puzzles in the world, they have the chance of finding a loot worth five billion dollars and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother. But only if they learn to work together.
The Batman (3 March)
It’s not just a sign. It’s a warning. From Warner Bros. Pictures comes Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” with Robert Pattinson in the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, the reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne.
Downton Abbey II: A new era (17 March)
A global phenomenon returns to the big screen! The film continues the saga of the British aristocratic Crawley family, reuniting the entire original cast in an opulent production.
Some time after the royal visit by King George and Queen Mary to Lord Grantham’s estate, the Crawleys and their colorful staff are once again in turmoil. A film production on the estate causes plenty of commotion, and a grand trip to the Côte d’Azur is also on the horizon. The emerging new era holds many surprises.
fantastic beasts: the secrets of Dumbledore (7 April)
Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows that the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) wants to seize control of the magical world. Unable to stop him alone, Dumbledore sends the Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and a fearless group of wizards, witches, and a brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission. They encounter old and new fantastic beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing followers. But how long can Dumbledore stay in the background when so much is at stake?
Eingeschlossene Gesellschaft (14 April)
On a Friday afternoon, there is an unexpected knock at the teacher’s room. Could this be a student? No, it’s an ambitious father (Thorsten Merten) fighting for his son’s graduation admission—and he’s willing to go to extremes for it. The six teachers, still at school before heading off for the weekend, including the universally beloved sports teacher and cynic Peter Mertens (Florian David Fitz), the know-it-all, hated-by-all students witch Heidi Lohmann (Anke Engelke), the conservative disciplinarian Klaus Engelhardt (Justus von Dohnanyi), the jovial student lawyer Holger Arndt (Thomas Loibl), the lonely nerd Bernd Vogel (Torben Kessler), and the young trainee Sarah Schuster (Nilam Farooq), are about to have a rough experience. Initially feeling superior to the desperate father, they quickly discover that the situation is spiraling out of control. After some unexpected twists and embarrassing revelations, true abysses open up for each of the participants…
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (4 May)
Doctor Strange’s second solo appearance, where the Marvel sorcerer becomes a threat to humanity. Sam Raimi, Director of the “Spider-Man” films with Tobey Maguire, returns to Marvel alongside Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda, and Benedict Wong as the Chief Sorcerer. The story builds up on “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and deepens the concept of multiverses.
Top Gun Maverick (26 May)
For more than 30 years, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) has been a top pilot for the Navy. As a fearless test pilot, he pushes the limits of what’s possible and avoids the promotion that would ground him. When he is tasked with training a group of Top Gun trainees for a special mission, he encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), nicknamed “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late co-pilot and friend Nick Bradshaw, “Goose.” Confronted with ghosts from the past, Maverick is forced to face his deepest fears, as the special mission will demand the ultimate sacrifice from all chosen for this operation.
Jurassic World: a new era (9 June)
This finale is a triple treat. Alongside actress Laura Dern, the two Jurassic stalwarts Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum will also return to the series. It’s the first time all three actors have been seen together since 1993. The film aims to conclude the entire Jurassic universe and will undoubtedly be a spectacular finale. As there’s no trailer yet, but we don’t want to keep you from this highlight, here are over 5 minutes of dino insights (prologue to Jurassic World Dominion, directed by Colin Trevorrow).
Lightyear (16 June)
The Disney and Pixar film tells the origin story of the legendary space hero who served as inspiration for the TOY STORY action figure and has enthralled generations of fans worldwide with his unique style. The Annie Award-winning animator and Pixar veteran Angus MacLane (co-directed FINDING DORY) directs LIGHTYEAR, a visually stunning, imaginative, and action-packed CGI adventure. Galyn Susman (short film “Toy Story: Forgotten Time”) serves as the producer.
Minions – The rise of gru (30 June)
This summer will be turning yellow—the Minions are back! We finally learn how the Minions and Gru became an unbeatable team in the 1970s. Just before he achieves his goal of joining the group of worst villains of all time, twelve-year-old Gru suddenly disappears. His little yellow helpers embark on a quest to find their Mini-Boss, facing a host of villains, chaos, flower power, kung fu masters, and a mysterious cuddle stone.
The robber Hotzenplotz (8 December)
The beloved grandmother’s coffee grinder has been stolen! Kasperl and his friend Seppel immediately set out to capture the cunning robber Hotzenplotz. Unfortunately, they find themselves in the clutches of both the robber and the evil wizard Petrosilius Zwackelmann, where they discover the beautiful fairy Amaryllis, who also needs to be rescued. The investigating policeman Dimpfelmoser and the clairvoyant Schlotterbeck with her dachshund Wasti, transformed into a crocodile, add to the confusion. Will the two friends manage to free themselves from captivity?
avatar: the way of water (14 December)
In the sequel to “Avatar,” the time interval between parts one and two roughly corresponds to the temporal leap in the storyline. Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) now have an eight-year-old daughter. Jake will experience an emotional roller coaster in the upcoming films, including a major argument between him and Neytiri, shown from their daughter’s perspective. Edie Falco will be playing the antagonist, General Ardmore, the head of the Resources Development Administration (RDA), exploiting foreign planets for essential resources. While the main setting of “Avatar 2” remains the moon Pandora, many underwater scenes are planned.
There are, of course, many more titles we’d love to mention, but our website would probably burst 😉 We will certainly keep you updated on new trailers and news.
We look forward to 2022! And see you at the movies!