It’s that period of year again when the weather is becoming warmer, the desire to leave home is strong, and our new planners are eagerly awaiting the addition of release dates for highly awaited films. Whatever genre you choose, from comedy to horror to documentaries, 2022 will be a wonderful year as studios scramble to make up for pandemic delays and finally release the action movies we’ve waited for two or three years.
Action Movies in 2022
- The Batman(Release Date: March 4, 2022)
- The Lost City:(Release Date: March 19, 2022)
- Ambulance(Release Date: April 8, 2022)
- The Northman(Release Date: April 22, 2022)
- Doctor Strange: The multiverse of Madness(Release Date: May 6, 2022)
- Top Gun: Maverick(Release Date: May 27, 2022)
- Jurassic World: Dominion(Release Date: June 10, 2022)
- Thor: Love and Thunder(Release date: July 8, 2022)
- Bullet Train(Release Date: July 29, 2022)
- Black Adam(Release Date: October 21, 2022)
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever(Release Date: November 11, 2022)
The forthcoming action film slate is particularly intriguing, as numerous well-known series and celebrity filmmakers return with fresh editions of our favorite films. Here’s your guide to the Top 12 action movies of 2022, including The Batman, Thor, and Top Gun.
Everyone wondered what type of Batman film we’d get when Pattinson was announced as the Caped Crusader. We can’t wait after seeing the trailers, which depict a dark, gruesome plot with numerous well-known DC antagonists (including Kravitz as Catwoman), and we can’t wait to see it. The Batman is one of the best superhero movies in 2022.
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Andy Serkis, Barry Keoghan, Paul Dano, and Colin Farrell
The Lost City
It’s fantastic when a fast-paced action picture also manages to be funny, and this film ticks both boxes for us. While on a book tour with her cover model, Bullock portrays a reclusive romance author who becomes entangled in an abduction attempt in the rainforest (Tatum).
Director: Aaron Nee, Adam Nee
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe
Michael Bay, the filmmaker of Transformers, is known for his action sequences, and his next film has some high stakes. A vet (Mateen) who needs money for his wife’s operation joins in on a bank heist by a friend (Gyllenhaal). The two hijack an ambulance, holding an EMT (González) and a seriously injured officer as captives.
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
In this brutal story, an exiled Viking prince seeks vengeance on the uncle who took everything from him.
Director: Robert Eggers
Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman
Doctor Strange: The multiverse of Madness
Doctor Strange is finally getting his sequel, complete with multiverse mayhem and a cameo from Scarlet Witch post-WandaVision. It is one of the most awaited upcoming movies in 2022.
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong
Top Gun: Maverick
The Top Gun sequel, set thirty years after the first film, depicts Maverick (Cruise) passing on his knowledge and training a new team of pilots.
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Val Kilmer
Jurassic World: Dominion
Prepare yourself, dinosaur lovers. The Jurassic World franchise is finally arriving in a theater near you. About 3 years after a cliffhanger that saw dinosaurs running amok outside the park, the series returns. In addition, Neill, Goldblum, and Dern reprise their roles from the original Jurassic Park movie in the next feature.
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kristoffer Polaha, Omar Sy, BD Wong, Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern
Thor: Love and Thunder
Jane Foster, the God of Asgard’s love interest from the previous two films, will return in the upcoming Thor solo feature (Portman). In true Taika Waititi flair, Foster will not be watching the action from the sidelines. She’ll be the first female Thor, inheriting the hammer from the original (Hemsworth) when he’s no longer worthy.
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Taika Waititi, Christian Bale
This new drama from Atomic Blonde filmmaker David Leitch follows five assassins who discover their designated targets are connected on the titular high-speed train in Tokyo. Put this release on your schedule if you want to watch Brad Pitt and Bad Bunny engage in a no-holds-barred brawl.
Director: David Leitch
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Joey King
Fan-favorite action hero (a.k.a. The Rock) is finally a superhero, portraying an ancient anti-hero with Egyptian god-given abilities.
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Bronson
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Following Chadwick Boseman’s unexpected death, most storyline information for the Black Panther sequel has been kept under wraps. Because T’Challa isn’t in the movie, we’re guessing the ladies of Wakanda, especially his brilliant sister Shuri (Wright) and newcomer Ironheart (Thorne), will take the lead.
Director: Ryan Coogler
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright