This week, IMAX released its second-quarter 2021 financial results and included was a look at the 2022 movies that are expected to be released in the large screen format.
The company said that the second quarter of 2021 saw a significant improvement in operating results and year-over-year growth in total revenue and global box office. The numbers demonstrate a strong demand for The IMAX Experience as theaters continue to reopen around the world.
“IMAX is helping to lead the global recovery of the film industry and is uniquely positioned to benefit immediately as cinemas reopen, the Hollywood blockbuster film slate restarts, and audiences return to theaters worldwide,” said Richard L. Gelfond, CEO of IMAX Corporation.
“We continue to demonstrate that an IMAX release is a window unto itself, proven to draw moviegoers to the theaters, drive premium revenue, and launch event films into the ecosystem.”
Gelfond added: “Most encouragingly, the domestic box office is showing the same signs of pent-up demand for moviegoing we’ve seen throughout Asia and other key markets — with each successive major tentpole release delivering an incrementally stronger debut.
“We believe the table is set for a dramatic rebound for blockbuster moviegoing beginning this fall and throughout 2022, as a powerful slate of Hollywood tentpoles representing many of the biggest global franchises in entertainment arrives in theaters worldwide.”
Below, we’ve included the list of 2022 movies that were part of IMAX‘s expected slate. You can click on the titles for the latest updates on each.
The release schedule for the 2022 movies is contingent on studio scheduling and can change at any time. We will update the list when new information about each title comes in.
2022 MOVIES COMING TO IMAX
UNCHARTED (February 18, 2022)
Based on one of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed video game series of all time, Uncharted tells the story of Nathan Drake and his first adventure with rival-turned-partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan.
Starring Tom Holland as Nathan Drake and Mark Wahlberg as quick-witted, wise-cracking Sully, Uncharted will introduce audiences to how Nathan Drake becomes the treasure hunter as he unravels one of history’s greatest mysteries and treasures in an action-adventure epic that spans the globe.
From Sony Pictures and based on the Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune video game, the film is directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Art Marcum & Matt Holloway and Rafe Judkins.
The cast includes Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali, Tati Gabrielle, and Antonio Banderas. The producers are Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, and Ari Arad. The executive producers include Robert J. Dohrmann, Ruben Fleischer, David Bernad, Neil Druckmann, Evan Wells, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Art Marcum, and Matt Holloway.
THE BATMAN (March 4, 2022)
Director Matt Reeves (the Planet of the Apes films) is at the helm of Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Batman with Robert Pattinson starring as Gotham City’s vigilante detective, Batman, and billionaire Bruce Wayne.
The cast also includes Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton, Jeffrey Wright as the GCPD’s James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as mayoral candidate Bella Reál, Andy Serkis as Alfred, and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot.
Reeves and Dylan Clark are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers.
MORBIUS (April 1, 2022)
One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble.
What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
From Sony Pictures and based on the Marvel comics, Morbius is directed by Daniel Espinosa from a script by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless and Art Marcum & Matt Holloway.
The cast includes Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson. The producers are Matt Tolmach, Avi Arad, and Lucas Foster. The executive producer is Louise Rosner.
DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (May 6, 2022)
From Marvel Studios, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is directed by Sam Raimi, who directed the first three Spider-Man movies for Sony Pictures.
The cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Xochitl Gomez. Gomez will play who will play America Chavez, a new fan-favorite from the comics.
The mind-bending adventure connects to the events of WandaVision and Spider-Man: No Way Home. Produced by Kevin Feige, the film was written by Jade Bartlett and Michael Waldron.
JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION (June 10, 2022)
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow is back to helm this third installment of the Jurassic Park revival films. He wrote the script with Emily Carmichael.
The movie stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Academy Award winner Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum and features an international cast including Mamoudou Athie, Scott Haze, Dichen Lachman, Daniella Pineda, Campbell Scott, Isabella Sermon, Justice Smith, Omar Sy, DeWanda Wise and BD Wong.
Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley are the producers and Trevorrow, Steven Spielberg and Alexandra Derbyshire executive produce.
THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (July 8, 2022)
Taika Waititi returns to direct the fourth Thor movie starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman and Christian Bale. The movie will also feature characters from the Guardians of the Galaxy films.
Natalie Portman will return to the franchise as Jane Foster, who will become the Mighty Thor, the goddess of Thunder. Christian Bale will play Gorr the God Butcher.
The Marvel Studios movie, produced by Kevin Feige, features a script by Taika Waititi and Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (November 11, 2022)
From Marvel Studios, the sequel is being written and directed by Ryan Coogler. Honoring Chadwick Boseman’s legacy and portrayal of T’Challa, the Black Panther, Marvel Studios will not recast the character, but will continue to explore the incomparable world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film.
Produced by Kevin Feige, the second movie stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett.
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (December 16, 2022)
Blockbuster filmmaker James Cameron returns with the first of four new Avatar installments! The sequel is directed by Cameron from a script he wrote with Josh Friedman.
The cast includes Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore, Vin Diesel, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Cliff Curtis, Kate Winslet, and Sigourney Weaver.
The movie is produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau.
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