Rundown: ‘The Batman,’ ‘The Matrix: Resurrections,’ Warner Bros’ films to look forward to in 2022

January 6, 2022 - 11:33 AM
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This composite photo shows the 2022 film line-up of Warner Bros. Pictures. (Warner Bros. Pictures/Released)

Warner Bros. Pictures recently unveiled its line-up of films for 2022.

This year, Neo gets resurrected, Bruce Wayne returns with a vengeance, Newt Scamander unravels the secrets of Dumbledore and Black Adam unleashes his unique form of justice in the modern world.

Here’s a list of Warner Bros’ 2022 line-up of movies and their schedules:

“The Matrix: Resurrections” – January 12

Visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski follows up the groundbreaking franchise that redefined a genre.

The long-awaited next chapter of “The Matrix” reunites original stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the iconic roles they made famous, Neo and Trinity.

“King Richard” – February 16

“King Richard,” under the direction of Reinaldo Marcus Green (“Monsters and Men,” is based on a true story that will inspire the world. It follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, Vanessa and Venus, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever.

Richard will be portrayed by two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “The Pursuit of Happyness,” “Bad Boys for Life”)

“The Batman” – March 2022

Robert Pattinson takes on the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne in “The Batman.”

Directed by Matt Reeves, it also features Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Lt. James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/also known as the Penguin.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore” – April 2022

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) is aware of the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelson) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world.

Unable to stop him alone, he remains on the sidelines and entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission.

They are set to encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers.

“DC League of Super-pets” – May 2022

In this animated adventure, Krypto the Super-Dog (Dwayne Johnson) and Superman (John Krasinski) are inseparable best friends. They share the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side.

When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound (Kevin Hart), PB the potbellied pig (Vanessa Bayer), Merton the turtle (Natasha Lyonne) and Chip the squirrel (Diego Luna)—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the Super Heroes.

“Elvis”

Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years. It shows Presley’s rise to fame up to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.

Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

“Black Adam”

Behind-the-scenes of “Black Adam” starring Dwayne Johnson. (Warner Bros. Pictures/Released)

Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam (Johnson) is freed from his earthly tomb. He is ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world. This action-adventure film is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra directs.

It also stars Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, Marwan Kenzari, Quintessa Swindell, and Pierce Brosnan.

“’Salem’s Lot”

This is another horror thriller based on the book by Stephen King. Haunted by an incident from his childhood, author Ben Mears returns to his hometown of Jerusalem’s Lot in search of inspiration for his next book, only to discover the town is being preyed upon by a bloodthirsty vampire and his loyal servant. The film is directed by Gary Dauberman (“The Nun”).

“Don’t worry darling”

This psychological thriller is directed by Olivia Wilde. It follows a 1950s housewife (Florence Pugh) living with her husband (Harry Styles) in a utopian experimental community. The housewife begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets. It also stars Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Chris Pine.

“The Flash”

This is the first-ever standalone feature film of “The Flash” which stars Ezra Miller stars as Barry Allen, also known as The Flash. He pushes the limits of his superpowers in this film directed by Andy Muschietti (“IT”).

This action-adventure also stars Ron Livingston, Michael Keaton, Kiersey Clemons, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue and Sasha Calle.

“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”

First look at “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” (Warner Bros. Pictures/Released)

When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman (Jason Momoa) must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.

The cast of this film, directed by James Wan, includes Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Randall Park, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren and Nicole Kidman.