Hopefully in 2022 we can finally walk into a movie theatre, buy some popcorn, and shoot some of the action movies we’ve been most looking forward to this year, but have been postponed for obvious reasons. I’m mostly talking about Top Gun: Maverick, Wick jeans 4 And Mission: Impossible 7, which we should have seen by now. Take comfort in thinking that 2022 could be a fantastic year for action in cinemas, with titles like The Mercenaries 4, High-speed train, Tyler Rake 2 and many more of enormous interest, plus (hopefully) a few surprises. Let’s take a look at the upcoming action movies in the new year.
NB: Yes, the release month is for certain films related to the American market. At this time, details regarding our territory are scarce but we will update the post as soon as dates are confirmed.
The 355 (January 7 US)
Directed by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Dark Phoenix), The 355 see Jessica Chastain, Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger And Penelope Cruz as a group of international secret agents struggling to find a top-secret weapon that fell into the wrong hands. The cast also includes Fan BingBing, Sebastien Stan and Edgar Ramirez. TRAILER.
We probably no longer present this film based on the famous Naughty Dog video game saga. Directed Ruben Fleischer (zombieland, Venom), while the protagonists are Tom Holland And Mark Wahlberg. At the center are the adventures of Nathan Drake (Holland), in search of the “greatest treasure ever found” with his witty partner Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Wahlberg). TRAILER.
Operation Fortune: Ruse of War (March 18 USA)
After man’s anger, Guy Ritchie come back to collaborate again with your friend Jason Statham for this spy story shot between the UK, Turkey and Qatar, and also featuring Hugh Grant, Aubrey Plaza, Cary Elwes And Josh Hartnet. At the center is super spy Orson Fortune (Statham), tasked with tracking down and stopping the sale of deadly new warfare technology controlled by billionaire arms dealer Greg Simmonds (Grant). Fortune and her team recruit Hollywood’s biggest movie star Danny Francis (Hartnett) to infiltrate the Simmonds organization, who is a big fan of him. TRAILER.
The lost city (March 25 USA)
There are echoes of In pursuit of the green stone in the plot of The lost city, who will see Sandra Bullock as a romance and adventure novelist kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes to lead him to the ancient treasure of the lost city from his latest book. Alan (Channing Tatum), the model who appears on the covers of her novels, leaves to save her. The film is directed by Adam And Aaron Nee from an idea of Seth Gordon (How to Kill the Boss… and Live Happily). TRAILER.
Ambulance (April 8 US)
The new action of Michael Bay he chooses a path less bombastic than usual. Ambulance is the remake of a Danish film and sees Yahya Abdul Mateen II And Jake Gyllenhaal in the role of two adoptive brothers who, after a robbery, seize an ambulance with a seriously injured policeman on board, and flee. Also in the cast Eiza Gonzalez. Guaranteed fun, because we’re in the expert hands of one of the greatest live-action directors. The movie was slated for us on February 24, but recently in the US it was delayed to April 8. We will see if the Italian date will be maintained. TRAILER.
The unbearable weight of massive talent (April 22 USA)
From the trailer, it looks more like a comedy than an action, but how not to include in this list a film in which Nicholas Cage is it freewheeling? The plot has similarities to Operation Fortune: Cage needs the money and agrees to attend the birthday party of a very rich fan (Pedro Pascal) involved in shady business. However, the actor is recruited by a CIA agent (Tiffany Haddish) to fit the fan. Things won’t go well at all. Directed Tom Gormican (This awesome moment). The Italian title should be The talent of Mr C.
Top Gun: Maverick (May 26)
Do we mean “the most anticipated action of 2022”? Let’s face it. Top Gun: Maverick it was originally scheduled for June 2020. It will come almost two years later following several postponements for this thing you already know. And this time, come on, we should be there. The plot is still quite nebulous: we only know that Pete “Maverick” Mitchell still works today as a test pilot and avoided upgrading so as not to have to stay on the ground. At the casting we will see Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Jon Hamm, Miles Teller (as Goose’s son) and even Val Kilmer in the role of Iceman. Directed Joseph Kosinsky (Oversight). TRAILER.
shotgun wedding (June 29 USA)
From Jason Moore (Perfect) an action comedy starring Jennifer Lopez And Josh Duhamel as two engaged couples whose expensive and extravagant destination wedding is derailed when all the guests are taken hostage. The two, who had serious doubts about whether or not to continue the marriage, will have to save family and friends and will rediscover, in doing so, why they fell in love. We’ll be coming to Amazon Prime Video.
High-speed train (July 15 US)
And speaking of great action filmmakers: come back David Leitch, co-director of John Wick and author of Atomic Blonde And Deadpool 2, for a choral action based on a novel by Kotarō Isaka. The cast includes brad pitt, the rapper bad bunny, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sandra Bullock, Joey King, Andrew Koji, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz, Michael Shannon And Logan Lerman. At the center of the film, five killers on a high-speed train, who discover that their targets are linked together.
Mission: Impossible 7 (September)
Another film strongly postponed due to Covid, the seventh Impossible mission it should arrive here in September (September 30th release in the US). Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt, with Christopher McQuarrie still in progress. In the casting this time too Hayley Atwell (the Peggy Carter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe) e Henry Czerny, who takes over the role of Kittridge from the first film in the saga. Expect more and more crazy stunts: this time, Tom will launch his motorbike from a cliff.
Creed III (November 2022 USA)
We know very little about the third installment of the Adonis Creed saga, other than the fact that it will not be there. Sylvester Stallone and that the film will be directed by the protagonist Michael B. Jordan, making his debut behind the camera. The movie is slated for November 2022, but filming hasn’t even started yet. It is therefore possible that it will be postponed.
Dates to be defined
If you like action, you should know the name of Gareth Evans, director who marked the history of the genre with the masterpiece Lowering. His next film will be called Ravaged and will be interpreted by none other than by Tom Hardy (And Timothy Olyphant And Whitaker Forest). It will arrive on Netflix and will tell the story of a detective beaten following a drug deal gone wrong who, navigating the criminal undergrowth of an unidentified town, will have to find and save a politician’s son. In doing so, he will uncover a network of corruption and conspiracy that envelops the entire city.
The Mercenaries 4
The fourth chapter of the saga of Consumables it’s actually a kind of mini-reboot that will shift the focus to Lee Christmas, the character played by Jason Statham. Sylvester Stallone will have a marginal role and will hand over the series to him. We will also review Dolph Lundgren And Randy Couture, but there will be several new entries. Between these Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Andy Garcia, Iko Uwais And Tony Jaa. The direction is by Scott Waugh (act of bravery, Need of speed).
Tyler Rake 2
Tyler Rake is not dead. Chris Hemsworth, Sam Hargrave And Joe Russo they come back in front of the camera, the direction and the screenplay respectively. The sequel will be released on Netflix at a later date. HERE a taste.