Studios are finally releasing the films we’ve been waiting as long as two or three years for due to pandemic delays, so 2022 is shaping up to be a great year for moviegoers of all stripes.
It’s safe to say that 2022 will be a banner year for action movies, with the return of several fan-favourite franchises and acclaimed directors. Here’s a look at the year’s most anticipated action flicks, from John Wick to Thor to Top Gun and beyond (so far).
Here is a list of the top 2022 action movies you can watch to entertain yourself, especially for action movies lover.
Top 2022 Action Movies to Watch.
Michael Bay, director of the Transformers franchise, is known for creating thrilling action scenes, and his newest film does not disappoint. To help pay for his wife’s surgery, a vet (Mateen) decides to join his friend (Gyllenhaal) in robbing a bank. Together, they decide to take an emergency medical technician (González) and a severely injured police officer hostage by stealing an ambulance.
Release date: February 18, 2022
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eiza González, Garret Dillahunt, Keir O’Donnell, Moses Ingram, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and Kayli Tran.
When we heard that Pattinson would be playing the Caped Crusader, everyone wondered what kind of Batman film we would get. There are several well-known DC villains (including Kravitz as Catwoman), and the trailers have promised a dark and brutal story.
Release date: March 4, 2022
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Keoghan, Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro, Paul Dano, and Colin Farrell.
Toy Story fans, this prequel will show what Buzz Lightyear was getting up to before he met Woody and the rest of Andy’s toys.
Release date: June 17, 2022
Starring: Chris Evans, Taika Waititi, Keke Palmer, Uzo Aduba, Efren Ramirez, Peter Sohn, and James Brolin
Operation Fortune: Ruse De Guerre.
In this Guy Ritchie action-comedy, a crew of spies team up with a Hollywood star to stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology.
Release date: June 16, 2022
Starring: Jason Statham, Aubrey Plaza, Josh Hartnett, Cary Elwes, Bugzy Malone and Hugh Grant
Jurassic World: Dominion.
Prepare yourselves, dino-lovers. Series two of Jurassic World is on the way. After a three-year hiatus, the dinosaurs are back in the park where they belong. Neill, Goldblum, and Dern, who starred in the first two Jurassic Park movies, are all set to reprise their roles in the upcoming film.
Release date: June 10, 2022
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniella Pineda, Kristoffer Polaha, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern.
Top Gun: Maverick.
Thirty years after the original film, the Top Gun sequel shows Maverick (Cruise) passing on his wisdom and training a new cast of pilots.
Release date: May 27, 2022
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Ed Harris, Val Kilmer, Glen Powell, Jay Ellis, Monica Barbaro, and Jon Hamm.
A sequel to a beloved action thriller (2017’s The Outlaws), this Korean film sees The Eternals’ Ma Dong-Seok reprising his role as the “Beast Cop” Ma Seok-do.
Release date: May 20, 2022
Starring: Ma Dong-Seok (aka Don Lee), Sukku Son, Choi Gwi-Hwa, Ha-jun, and Park Ji-young
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.
Marvel hero Doctor Strange is finally getting his standalone sequel, with tons of multiverse mayhem and an assist from post-WandaVision Scarlet Witch.
Release date: May 6, 2022
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Patrick Stewart
An exiled Viking prince vows revenge on the uncle who took everything from him in this gritty saga.
Release date: April 22, 2022
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke, Claes Bang, Anna Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, and Björk
Pine has kept a low profile for the past few years (minus the Wonder Woman films), so we’re excited to see him play a former Special Forces agent sent overseas on a covert mission in this new action flick.
Release date: April 1, 2022
Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Florian Munteanu, Gillian Jacobs, Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Marsan, and JD Pardo
The Lost City.
Fast-paced action movies are great, but a funny one is even better, and this one has us pumped on both counts. Bullock plays a reclusive romance novelist who gets caught up in a kidnapping attempt in the jungle while on tour with her cover model (Tatum).
Release date: March 19, 2022
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Patti Harrison, Oscar Nunez, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph
Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Michelle Yeoh accessing the memories of infinite versions of herself and kicking ass across the multiverse? Sign me up.
Release date: March 25, 2022
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Stephanie Hsu, Andy Le, Brian Le, Harry Shum, Jr., and Jenny Slate.
Upcoming 2022 Movies.
Thor: Love and Thunder.
In the first two movies, Jane Foster, Thor’s girlfriend, will return in the third solo Thor film (Portman). Foster, however, in true Taika Waititi fashion, will not be a bystander. Once the current Thor (Hemsworth) is deemed unworthy, she will reportedly become the first female Thor.
Release date: July 8, 2022
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Taika Waititi, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Karen Gillan, and Russell Crowe.
A recently widowed man (Elba) and his two daughters are travelling through Africa when they find themselves in the path of a mysterious, extra-vicious lion.
Release date: August 19, 2022
Starring: Idris Elba, Iyana Halley, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Sharlto Copley.
Our favourite action hero (a.k.a. The Rock) is finally becoming an official superhero, playing an ancient anti-hero with powers from the Egyptian gods.
Release date: October 21, 2022
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Bronson, Sarah Shahi, Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, Quintessa Swindell, and Chaim Jeraffi.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Most of the plot details of the Black Panther sequel have been kept under wraps following Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death. With the absence of T’Challa, we’re assuming that the women of Wakanda, including his genius sister Shuri (Wright) and new addition Ironheart (Thorne), will lead the film.
Release date: November 11, 2022
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaaluya, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, and Angela Bassett.
This new Disney animated film follows a family of adventurers exploring a new world filled with mysterious creatures.
Release date: November 23, 2022
Starring: Jake Gyllenhall and Alan Tudyk.
Avatar: The Way of Water.
The sequel to Avatar is finally here for anyone nostalgic about the 2009 blockbuster.
Release date: December 16, 2022
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Oona Chaplin, Giovanni Ribisi, Sigourney Weaver, and Edie Falco.
The Gray Man.
After discovering a dark secret about the CIA, the film’s protagonist (Gosling) goes rogue and must face off against his former, sadistic colleague (Chris Evans, sporting a moustache). The Russo Brothers, directors of The Avengers, helmed the film. Also, Regé-Jean Page is back!!!
Release date: July 22, 2022
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Regé-Jean Page, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Julia Butters, Alfre Woodard, Billy Bob Thornton.
David Leitch, who directed Atomic Blonde, has a new film in which five assassins discover their targets are related, and the action takes place on the high-speed train of the same name in Tokyo. Brad Pitt and Bad Bunny are set to engage in a no-holds-barred slugfest, so mark your calendars for this release.
Release date: August 5, 2022
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Bad Bunny.