The last few years have been quite big for Netflix. But 2021 was huge because they launched a movie every single week. And recently, the streaming giant shared a preview trailer that promised at least one flick per week throughout 2022 as well. We got glimpses of just 28 new movies coming this year. But Netflix actually unveiled a slate of 87 upcoming original films. And out of this massive roster, we’ve chosen 10 of the most anticipated Netflix Original movies coming in 2022.
The Adam Project
Ryan Reynolds had a solid 2021. His last outing Red Notice became the biggest Netflix movie as soon as it arrived. And now his first project in 2022 is a Netflix time travel movie. Reynolds’s character Adam Reed will travel back in time to meet his 13-year-old self, played by newcomer actor Walker Scobell while will be from the future. The reason we’re excited about this one is that Mark Ruffalo will play the father of Reynolds. And, we also have the likes of Jennifer Garner and Zoe Saldana in the movie, who’d be joined by Catherine Keener’s antagonist persona. The Adam Project is set to arrive on March 11.
This is one of Jamie Foxx’s two Netflix films of the year and it features him as a Vampire hunter! So, we could expect it to be a high-octane action horror comedy flick. To the world, he is a blue-collar dad trying to provide for his 8-year-old daughter through a mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job. But his real income comes from Vampire Hunting. Dave Franco also stars in the film, which is yet to be slotted for a release on the streamer.
Netflix Original Movies Coming in 2022
After starring in Sweet Girl last year, Jason Momoa will start proceedings with Netflix’s Slumberland in the first half of 2022. It is a high-budget fantasy film directed by Francis Lawrence. Momoa would appear alongside Kyle Chandler, Chris O’Dowd, and young actress Marlow Barkley. She plays Nema, a young girl who goes searching for her missing father in the mystical dreamland called “Slumberland.” Accompanying her on the adventure is the half-man/half-monster creature called Flip who is played by Momoa.
The Gray Man
Apparently, Chris Evans is starting to become quite the regular for this streamer. After The Red Sea Diving Resort, and a cameo in Don’t Look Up, he will star in Netflix’s biggest budgeted action movie ($200 million), The Gray Man alongside Ryan Gosling. Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo have directed it based on the debut novel of the same name by Mark Greaney. Besides the two big-name actors, we’d see an all-star cast featuring Ana De Armas, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfre Woodard & Regé-Jean Page, and Indian actor Dhanush among others.
Gosling is playing a former CIA operative turned assassin, Court Gentry. And Evans will portray Lloyd Hansen, who worked with Gentry when he was a CIA operative. Now he has to hunt down Gentry. These two characters are said to show us two different sides of the CIA. We really hope that this will be the big hit of the Russos outside the MCU. Netflix hopes to turn this espionage thriller into a big franchise, so let’s see how it does when it arrives in late 2022.
It was initially titled “Escape From Spiderhead,” and was supposed to come out in 2021. But Netflix pushed this Chris Hemsworth starrer to 2022 and renamed it to just Spiderhead. We’ll also see Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett in this mystery film which takes place in a future setting. In it, convicts are offered the chance to shorten their sentence by volunteering as medical subjects. We can’t wait to see the crazy mystery that will build around this premise when the flick arrives later this year.
Enola Holmes 2
Netflix Original Movies Coming in 2022
The first film featuring Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock Holmes’ not so popular sister became quite the revelation as soon as it hit Netflix in 2020. A sequel was greenlit almost immediately and people really wanted to see more of Henry Cavill’s Sherlock alongside Enola. Thankfully for us, that is happening this time as he would be teaming up with Enola to crack another “unsolvable” mystery.
Knives Out 2
After the massive success of the first thrilling mystery, excitement for the next two Knives Out sequels grew tenfold. So, back in 2020, Netflix closed a huge deal of around $450 million and bought Rian Johnson’s next two installations of the franchise. Production began and ended in 2021. And like the first one, part 2 will also feature an all-star cast including Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Ethan Hawke, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and several others. They’d all be involved in yet another mystery that Daniel Craig will solve as detective Benoit Blanc. KO2 is in line to become Netflix’s biggest movie for the year, if not the GOAT!
After what Adam Sandler did with Uncut Gems, I’m personally excited for Hustle. He is co-producing alongside King LeBron James. He is set to portray “an American Basketball Scout” who was let go of his post in a very unfair and unruly manner. But then he will change his fortunes by discovering a “once-in-a-lifetime player” and bringing him to the NBA. It will be interesting to see how he walks his path of redemption in the upcoming feel-good story.
This film wasn’t shown in Netflix’s preview trailer. But since production ended almost when the final quarter of 2021 began, we expect it to arrive in 2022. It is Tom Hardy’s next big action-thriller, which has been written and helmed by The Raid director, Gareth Evans. This could be Netflix’s yet another attempt to match John Wick as the story is set after a drug deal gone wrong. We’d be following a bruised detective who would fight his way through a criminal underworld to rescue the estranged son of a politician. Timothy Olyphant and Forest Whitaker are also amongst the big names starring in the project!
The School for Good and Evil
This is a film based on Soman Chainani’s highly popular hexalogy of books of the same name. And apparently, Netflix plans to turn it into one of their big fantasy franchises. The School for Good and Evil is yet another film that features an all-star cast including Charlize Theron (Lady Lesso), Kerry Washington (Professor Dovey), Michelle Yeoh (Professor Anemone), Lawrence Fishburne (The School Master), Ben Kingsley, and several others. The basic premise of the story is that a group of boys and girls are stolen and taken to “The School of Good and Evil” where they practice becoming fairytale-like heroes and villains. Even though it’s completely different, I’m getting a lot of “Harry Potter” vibes out of this film.
I really wanted to add films like The Mother, They Cloned Tyrone, Me Time, and a few others. But these are my top 10 Netflix Original movies coming in 2022. Which of them are you looking forward to the most? Let us know your preferences in the comments.
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