Halfway Through 2022, I Can't Believe You Haven't Seen These Big Hit Movies!
In 2022, Disney will release an intriguing lineup of highly anticipated films, including a number of long-awaited blockbusters. Several projects that have been delayed owing to the COVID-19 epidemic will be included in Disney's 2022 film releases, finally finding a suitable slot in the forthcoming theatrical release calendar.
Wait no longer for Disney magic this year; the studio has you covered with a slew of new films, several of which are sequels to classic characters. Every year, they produce a wide range of characters for everyone to enjoy. Everything you need to know about Disney's plans for the remainder of 2022 is right here.
Chip 'N Dale: Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers was a Disney Channel series that starred the chipmunk detective pair in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In May 2022, Disney+ will bring the concept back as a film, but with an unexpected twist. The upcoming Disney live-action/animated picture will be set in the same universe as the previous Disney live-action/animated film, Who Framed Roger Bunny, and will feature a cameo from the cartoon rabbit.
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Just when you thought the Toy Story narrative was ended, Pixar releases Lightyear, an apparent prequel to the Toy Story movie that centers on the real-life Buzz Lightyear who inspired the action figure. Not only will the film tell the origin of Buzz Lightyear and contain Disney's first-ever same-sex kiss, but it will also have to incorporate one of Toy Story's most famous Easter eggs in space: the Pizza Planet truck.
Buzz's first test flight takes place in space, where he faces the enemy Emperor Zurg and his robot warriors. Each Toy Story film has had a different voice for Buzz Lightyear, and this film is no exception. Buzz will be voiced by Chris Evans, who is most recognized for his role as Captain America. In theatres, fans may see Buzz travel to infinity and beyond.
The Bob’s Burgers Movie
Following the first 12 seasons of Fox's long-running animated sitcom Bob's Burgers, the comedy series is getting its first feature film adaptation. The film will be a musical comedy that will follow the Belcher family while allegedly providing solutions to the series' long-standing riddles. On May 27, 2022, the animated Bob's Burgers Movie will be released exclusively in theatres.
In the film, every character from the TV show reprises their role. The film is an animated musical comedy. It was supposed to be launched in the summer of 2020, but owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, it was postponed.
While a sequel to 2009's blockbuster sci-fi action film Avatar - which now holds the record for highest-grossing film of all time - has been in the works since 2010, Avatar 2 will finally be released in 2022. The sequel, which will follow Jake Sully and Neytiri as a family frantically attempting to stay together, will be written and directed by James Cameron. When an old foe reappears to complete their purpose, Jake and Neytiri are forced to flee their home and must travel throughout Pandora. Avatar 2 is expected to hit theatres on December 16, 2022, completing the Disney movie release plan for 2022.
Initially, the sequel to the original 2009 Avatar was announced in 2010, with a goal of release in 2014. However, new technology needed to be developed for underwater performance capture scenes, something never done before. Eight delays and three years of filming later, the movie will be released at the end of the year.
Minions: The Rise of Gru
With everything that is going on in the world, you deserve to relax and enjoy some entertainment to help you forget about it for a while. The return of Gru and his illustrious minions will aid you in this endeavor. Minions: The Rise of Gru, a genesis narrative about Gru's first meeting with his Minions, closes off June.
Gru is a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia scheming to take over the world from his basement long before he becomes the master of evil. When Gru meets the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto, a new Minion with braces and a desperate desire to please, they form an unlikely family. They work together to construct their first hideout, invent their first weapons, and complete their first missions. When Minions: The Rise of Gru opens in theatres on June 29, you'll be able to see the original hijinks Gru and his minions got themselves into.
Pixar's newest animated picture is remarkable for being the first Pixar film completely directed by a woman, as well as the first Pixar film directed by someone of Chinese origin. Domee Shi is a Chinese-Canadian animator and storyboard artist who has worked with Pixar for almost a decade and is finally having the chance to direct and write a passion project to completion.
Turning Red is a coming-of-age story with strong autobiographical implications about a 13-year-old Chinese girl who struggles with emotional outbursts that turn her into a gigantic red panda on occasion.
Enchanted by Disney included everything: fantasy, romance, live-action, animation, and music. It's returning with a Disney+ sequel set 15 years after the first film, starring the original cast. Nancy Tremaine and Robert Philip will be played by Idina Menzel and Patrick Dempsey, respectively, while Amy Adams will not only feature as Giselle but also serve as a producer for the picture.
Disenchanted, which premieres in the fall of 2022, follows Giselle as she relocates from New York City to the suburbs, where she begins to question whether she actually found her happily ever after.
Hocus Pocus 2
The nearly 30-year-in-the-making sequel to everyone's beloved spooky time film is set to premiere on Disney+ in time for Halloween 2022. In modern-day Salem, the Sanderson Sisters will be seen running amuck, amuck, amuck.
While Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy will reprise their roles as the terrible witches, not every performer, notably Thora Birch as the adorable little sister Dani, will return for the sequel.
Better Nate Than Never
With the release of Better Nate Than Never on Disney+ in early April 2022, Disney is bringing musicals back. Nate Foster, a middle schooler who has struggled to obtain roles in school shows, sneaks away to New York City with his closest buddy with the intention of auditioning for the Broadway adaptation of Lilo and Stitch.
While Lilo and Stitch is not, and never has been, a Broadway musical, the tribute to the animated classic adds a touch of nostalgia to this current Disney film.
The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild
This is the sixth instalment of the strangely lifeless Ice Age franchise, which was formerly a signature series for the now-defunct Blue Sky Studios. It has clearly moved into "straight to VOD" territory at this point. In the 20th Century Fox merger, Disney bought the series along with Blue Sky's IPs, and this quickly constructed sequel starring Simon Pegg as dinosaur-hunting weasel Buck Wild is perhaps the only vestige of that earlier era. This one was released in late January on Disney+, and the critical response has been... well, let's just say it hasn't exactly set the world on fire.
We are in the halfway of 2022 and Disney has a collection of new movies and shows to fill up your growing binge lists. If you think you have nothing to watch this year, you will be proven wrong. From blockbusters to anticipated movies drops, there’s something for everyone to be entertained.
Let us know in the comments which of the above movies you have most waited for. Cheers!