11 Upcoming 2022 Comic Book Movies to Watch Out for

2022 Comic Book Movies

There are a lot of upcoming 2022 comic book movies. Due to the pandemic in 2020, theaters were shut down and several movie release  dates were postponed. 

Even though some got released in 2021, there are still some comic book movies that were moved to 2022.

Although some call 2021 “Marvel’s Year” due to the number of movies and series they released, 2022 is “the year of Comic book movies”.

Comic book movies will be released all year round. Some will be released just mere weeks from each other. 

Although several critics say that audiences will soon get tired of comic book movies, there have been no signs of slowing down.

For instance, Avengers: Endgame broke Avatar’s box office record as the highest grossing film of all time. 

Aquaman and Joker brought in some huge numbers. This shows that DC Comics is learning how to keep up with Marvel.

Hence, comic book movies will continue dominating the big screen.

Besides, is there such a thing as comic book movie fatigue? 2022 is the year we will know. Anyways, listed in this article are the upcoming 2022 comic book movies you should watch out for

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1. Morbius (2022)

This is one of the upcoming 2022 comic book movies. Besides, it is set to be released on January 28, 2022. 

Even though much is not yet known about the movie, we know that it is centered around Morbius, a living vampire. Morbius is the second Spider-Man villain, after Venom, to get his own movie.

Moreover, the movie is about a terminally ill scientist who accidentally transforms himself into a monster with a vampire-like hunger for human blood.

Although, we do not know for a certainty, it is believed that Michael Keaton will reprise his role as Vulture from Spider-Man: Homecoming. This will lead to a connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

Furthermore, Daniel Espinosa is the director of this movie. Additionally, some of the stars in the movie are Jared Leto, Michael Keaton, Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson, and Jared Harris.

2. The Batman (2022)

Another upcoming 2022 comic book movie is The Batman. This movie is set to be released on March 4, 2022.

Besides, this movie will be the first solo Batman adventure since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises. Moreover, it will explore the detective aspects of the character more than the other films.

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In this movie, the Riddler plays a dangerous game with Batman and Commissioner Gordon in Gotham City.

Furthermore, Matt Reeves is the director of this movie. Some of the cast are Robert Pattinson, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Paul Dano and Peter Sarsgaard.

3. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)

Well, we do not know about you, but everyone who saw Doctor Strange wants the sequel, and sure, it is one of the upcoming 2022 comic book movies. 

Well, if you know Marvel, you know how closely they keep the plot of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

They tend not to give out details about the movie or release a trailer until it is very close to the release date.

However, due to the chaos Loki and Wanda caused in 2021’s Loki and WandaVision TV series, we know that Doctor Strange has his work cut out for him.

Besides, Marvel has made it known that Wanda will be playing a prominent role in the movie. Thus, we are very excited about it and cannot wait to see the magic (pun intended). 

Furthermore, Sam Raimi directed this movie, which is set to be released on May 6, 2022.

Besides, some of the stars are Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Bruce Campbell, Rachel McAdams and Xochitl Gomez.

4. Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

This movie will officially be out on July 28, 2022, thus, it is one of the upcoming 2022 comic book movies.

This means Thor: Love and Thunder is the fourth and probably the last Thor movie. Yeah, we are definitely going to miss Chris Hemsworth, his abs and biceps. 

However, it is known that he will appear in the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie in 2023. Anyways, back to Thor: Love and Thunder, well, there are no details about this movie, which is typical of MCU movies. 

However, we know Valkyrie will be in the movie; Jane will return as Thor’s female counterpart and two new characters, Zeus and Gorr the God Butcher, will be in it.

Well, we are definitely excited to see a female Thor and see if they will continue their romantic relationship or not. 

Furthermore, this movie’s director is Taika Waititi. And some of the stars in the movie are Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Tessa Thompson, Matt Damon, Russell Crowe and Taika Waititi

5. Black Adam (2022)

This movie is one of the upcoming 2022 comic book movies. Filming of this movie was completed in 2021 and is set to be released on July 29, 2022. 

Although, much is not known about this movie, we know the idea was formed when Dwayne Johnson was recruited to play the role of Black Adam, a villain in Shazam.

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So, Dwayne got to do two movies, Shazam and Black Adam, with him as the lead character in the latter.

Also, we know that the plot will include characters like Atom Smasher, Hawkman and Cyclone.

Furthermore, Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Djimon Hounsou, Pierce Brosnan, Aldis Hodge and Quintessa Swindell starred in the movie. Also, Jaume Collet-Serra is the director.

6. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2022)

This movie is the first animation on the list of upcoming 2022 comic book movies and it is set to be released on October 7, 2022.

Besides, due to how well the prequel was received, we all expected a sequel. It even won an Academy Award. 

Besides, just like the first film, this movie will include multiple versions of Spider-Man. With one of them being the main character from the late 1970s Japanese Spider-Man series. 

Furthermore, this movie has three directors, Justin Thompson, Kemp Powers, and Joaquim Dos Santos. Additionally, some of the cast members are Hailee Steinfeld, Shameik Moore, Issa Rae, Oscar Isaac, Jake Johnson and Christopher Daniel Barnes.

7. DC Super Pets (2022)

This is another animation on the list of upcoming 2022 comic book movies, which is set to be released on May 20, 2022. 

Although details about the movie are sparse. We know that it is based on the super-powered animal sidekicks from DC Comics. 

Besides, this movie could be based on the Legion of Super Pets, a comic book team which debuted in the 1960s. Or it could be an adaptation of Cartoon Network’s Super Pets animated series.

However, we are sure that it includes the crime-fighting pets, Krypto the Superdog, Ace the Bat-Hound and Streaky the Super-Cat. 

Furthermore, Jared Stern directed the movie and some of the cast are Dwayne Johnson, Keanu Reeves. John Krasinski, Kate McKinnon, Diego Luna, Kevin Hart and Kevin Conroy.

8. Samaritan (2022)

This is another upcoming 2022 comic book movie that will be released on August 26, 2022.

Although, much is not known about the plot of this movie, it is known to be based on the Mythos Comics graphic novels. 

Basically, the comic is centered on a young boy who came to realize that a famous superhero who everyone thought went missing after an epic battle twenty years ago may still be around. 

Furthermore, Julius Avery directed this movie and some of the cast are Sylvester Stallone, Dascha Polanco, Natasha Karam, Javon Walton, Pilou Asbaek, Moises Arias and Martin Starr.

9. The Flash (2022)

This movie has been postponed since 2018 due to several directors dropping out of the project.

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It is finally set to be released on November 4, 2022. Hence, making it one of the upcoming 2022 comic book movies. 

Although much is not known about this movie, it is believed that it is based on the DC Comics crossover, Flashpoint.

In the storyline of Flashpoint, Barry went back in time to save his mother from dying.

Well, if the rumour is true, it means this movie could stand to be a game-changer with huge consequences for the DC universe. 

Besides, it is set to include not one but two batman. Furthermore, Andres Muschietti directed this movie.

Also, some of the cast are Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Ron Livingston. Kiersey Clemons, and Maribel Verdu.

10. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

2018’s Black Panther was a huge success, becoming the most successful MCU film outside the The Avengers Series. 

Thus, a sequel was expected. However, due to the death of Chadwick Boseman, the first movie’s star.

It is believed that the sequel will focus more on other characters that live in Wakanda rather than solely on the Black Panther. 

Although, there is no information about the plot of this movie, it is rumored that it will include Namor the Sub-Mariner as its villain.

Moreover, this movie is set to be released on November 11, 2022 and has Ryan Coogler as its director. 

Additionally, some of the cast in the movie are Letitia Wright, Tenoch Huerta. Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Dominique Thorne and Michaela Coel.

11. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2022)

After 2018’s Aquaman, it became obvious that DC Comics does not have to depend only on Batman and Superman to sell more tickets anymore. 

Aquaman was a huge success, we can not say if people were more interested in watching Jason Momoa shirtless (I know I was) or the story was that captivating. 

Anyways, the sequel is set to be released on December 16, 2022. However, there is no information about the plot.

But we do know that Jason contributed to the plot and that the story includes both Ocean Master and Black Manta from the first movie. 

Furthermore, James Wan is the director and some of the cast are Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman. Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren and Willem Dafoe.

Conclusively, we can say 2022 is a year we are all looking forward to. If not for anything, but for the amazing comic book movies that will be released all year round. 

Hence, my advice is for you to start saving up so you can go watch these movies in the cinema immediately when they are officially released.

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