In just one week on Netflix, users spent over 152 million hours streaming the star-studded disaster movie, Don’t look up. It wasn’t the streaming service’s first original story – and certainly won’t be the last – but it has sparked growing interest in what Netflix can offer viewers in the future.
As such, the platform has teased a number of highly anticipated films slated for release throughout 2022. The official trailer, which highlights some 80 original titles on the dock, features great names like Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Hartand Jessica Chastain promote their films for the small screen. From Knives Out 2 for Slumberland and more, these are just a few of the many movies to expect from Netflix this year.
The Adam Project
After playing in a crude role like dead Pool and in sexy thrillers like red notice (also a Netflix Original), Reynolds will lead the cast of The Adam Project in a sci-fi epic about time travel and family.
Next to Marc Ruffalo and Jennifer Garnier, Reynolds plays Adam Reed, a man who must (literally) return to his past to deal with the death of his father (Ruffalo). Although the film tackles themes such as death, growing up, and family, Reynolds has proven his ability to bring humor and likability to even the most difficult roles.
Knives Out 2
Knives out grossed over $300 million at the box office in 2019, back when the director Rian Johnson had already planned a second installment of the cozy crime franchise. Daniel Craigis set for his Netflix debut as he returns for the role of Detective Benoit Blanc.
While fans of the first film miss the star-studded cast of the previous film – as Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis – guesses are already coming for whom the villain of Knives Out 2 could be. Based on billing credits and information listed on IMDb and other sites, some fans believe that Edward Norton Where David BautistaThe characters of are the latest authors worth studying.
Just when Netflix has seemingly tapped into all of Hollywood to begin with in their latest Originals, Hart and Mark Wahlberg join the range. The two A-listers will team up in me time, where Sonny (Hart), finds himself alone without any paternal obligation for the first time in years. As a result, he teams up with a longtime friend (Wahlberg) as they relive their wild days with no kids, wives, or commitments.
Hart has been successful in his ventures with Netflix so far and received accolades for his performance in the 2021 comedy-drama, Paternity. me time seems like a movie more in keeping with Hart’s comedic style, but viewers will have to wait and see how it pans out on the small screen.
If the Netflix trailer reveals anything about Slumberland, is that the audience is in for a fantasy-fueled treat. “You can go places your dreams can’t dream of,” jason mamoa says in the trailer, breaking the fourth wall.
Based on the 1911 comic book series, Little Nemo in Slumberlandthe Netflix counterpart follows Nema (Marley Barklow) on a journey through a dream world, where she hopes to reunite with her late father. Mamoa will play Flip, an “eccentric outlaw” guiding her through this fantastical word. Coming from a multitude of mature roles like Duncan Idaho (Dunes) and Khal Drogo (game of thrones), this new role has the potential to show another side of Mamoa and his acting abilities.
Enola Holmes 2
Who knew that a movie starring Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill could be so endearing? Following the success of Enola Holmes in 2020, beloved characters return to Netflix for new mysteries and more characters in this expanded world of sherlock holmes.
Even the trailer captures the spirit and spirit of Enola Holmes. Brown’s Enola interrupts Cavill’s speech directed at the audience. “The real mystery is why everyone talks to them,” she said. “I thought that was my thing.” Will Enola Holmes 2 show this relationship between the detective sibling duo even more than the first film? Fans will have to wait and see later this year.
The good nurse
Netflix has a great collection of successful and irreverent crime documentaries, from Don’t fuck with cats for Night Prowlerand even tiger king. Corn The good nurse is a different story, tackling the true crimes of serial killer Charles Cullen and turning it into something of a biopic. Eddie Redmayne stars as Cullen, an American nurse responsible for more than 300 deaths during his career. Alongside Redmayne, Chastain stars as another nurse who helps stop the killing.
Individually, Redmayne and Chastain have proven their skills as actors who can immerse themselves in a role and make it impactful for viewers. Together, they’re bound to bring a powerful story about crime and America’s healthcare system to Netflix.
Jonah Hill stars in another Netflix comedy with an ensemble alongside Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Rhea Perlman, David Duchovny and more. He is also co-author of you peoplewritten and directed by Kenya Barris.
Contrary to the thrilling themes of the end of the world in Don’t look up, the film focuses on culture change with a comedic lens. According to IMDb, you people will follow “modern love and family dynamics amid clashing cultures, societal expectations and generational differences”. Now the big question remains, who are these big names attached to in cinema, and how is everyone connected?
Scheduled for a summer 2022 release, hustle follows Stanley Breen (Adam Sandler) as a “washed” basketball scout led by Jeremiah Zagar. Hoping to revive his once-successful career, Stanley discovers European basketball player Bo Perez (Juancho Hernangomez), and hopes to make him the next star player in the NBA.
Following a 2020 deal with Netflix, fans can expect to see plenty more of Sandler on the platform in the near future. This can come from being in front of the camera or behind it (or both, in the case of hustle), as he produces the film alongside the NBA star james lebron.
The gray man
It’s a meeting on the set for The gray manas Evans works again with the Russo Brothers (MCU) and Ana de Armas (Knives out). But the premise of the film is neither of those things.
Instead, Evans stars as a former CIA agent tasked with capturing a black ops mercenary (Ryan Gosling), who is on the run for uncovering dangerous information about the agency. It’s one of Netflix’s most expensive movies to date with a $200 million budget, and it’s sure to go for at least some intense action sequences.
There are a few different Pinocchio the remakes are slated for release in 2022, but the one to watch is dark, gritty, and will be streaming on Netflix soon. It is a new version of the 1883 novel and is set in 1930s Fascist Italy; one where a “not real” boy has no say in the world but must comply with orders and stick to it.
Pinocchio may be a lively retelling of the classic children’s tale, but considering the fact that Guillermo del Toro is behind the project, it will likely be anything but kid-friendly. This is del Toro’s first dive into animation, after horror movies like Pan’s Labyrinth or the Oscar nominee alley of nightmares. It will be interesting to see how he brings that same style to the small screen.
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