‘Black Panther 2’ tops Fandango poll as 2022’s most anticipated movie

In a sort of “nature heals” moment, Fandango has just published the results of a survey of 6,000 ticket buyers throughout the month of December on the films (films, performances, etc.) on which they anticipate the most in 2022. Offhand, 94% said they want to go to theaters more in 2022 than in 2021, 80% plan to see five or more films in theaters next year and 70% plan to see films in a big premium format (IMAX, Dolby, etc.) as soon as possible.

As I have said frankly ever since A quiet place part II opened with $ 57 million over its Fri-Mom Memorial Day weekend, tying its pre-Covid tracking to $ 55 million to $ 65 million (when it was scheduled to open on March 20, 2020), the industry The theatrical has recovered at least to the extent that infallible blockbusters are still going to earn roughly what they once would have earned. Business as usual reports Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Halloween Kills, Sing 2 and obviously) Spider-Man: No Path Home confirms it.

What this means for less infallible franchise tentpoles / movies (like Matrix: Resurrections Where Jungle cruise this year and Top Gun: Maverick Where Morbius next year) is still a developing circumstance. But frankly, most of the movies featured in this poll would have been blockbuster explosions in the pre-Covid era, and I’m comfortable saying they’ll perform “from good to good” in 2022. And now, without further ado, here are the results!

The most anticipated blockbusters of 2022:

  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (formerly “Into the Spider-Verse 2”)
  3. The batman
  4. Thor: Love and Thunder
  5. Jurassic World: Dominion
  6. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  7. Avatar 2
  8. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
  9. Top Gun: Maverick
  10. Mission: Impossible 7

First, if we take this at face value, then I would say the best investment in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is yet further proof that specific online scandals do not tend to resonate outside the perpetual online. In other words, it doesn’t matter what happens or doesn’t happen with Letitia Wright and her alleged reluctance to get the Covid vaccine, Black panther 2 go do anything Black panther 2 go do.

The Ryan Coogler-directed sequel will open on November 11, 2022, and yes, I imagine there will be a curiosity factor to how the film deals with the passing of Chadwick Boseman. But it will be closer to The Last Jedi (which was to be a success before and after Carrie Fisher’s death) that The black Knight Where furious 7 (which has gone from probable blockbusters to fashionable hits due to the untimely deaths of Heath Ledger and Paul Walker respectively).

Six in ten movies are Marvel / DC superhero movies, which is a “good” sign for those who are concerned about everything else. I’m still stinging Jurassic World: Dominion as the world’s biggest grosser in summer 2022 (Fallen kingdom earned $ 1.308 billion in the summer of 2018), and I’m more than curious about what big budget underwater fantasy sequel by a guy named James is betting on the holiday season and a lot of money from China to About an alien becoming the ruler of another world and facing becoming one with the new culture will remain with the date of December 16.

that of James Cameron Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom and that of James Wan Avatar 2 can’t open on the same date, not least because they may end up being remarkably similar films about humans who have traveled to an alien world and ended up assimilating into the new culture and becoming their de facto ruler. Whichever one remains (the Christmas Cruise to Pandora or the Christmas Cruise to Atlantis) will dominate December and early 2023. Oh, and in a world where big name characters are paramount over movie stars, Tom Cruise has two. films on the list, namely Top Gun: Maverick (May 27) and Mission: Impossible 7 (September 30).

Most Anticipated Action / Adventure Movies of 2022 (Excluding Superheroes):

  1. Jurassic World: Dominion
  2. Avatar 2
  3. Top Gun: Maverick
  4. Mission: impossible 7
  5. Unexplored

Four of the five titles are already represented in the overall top ten, and if I was a cynical man I would say Unexplored so high because A) it will be out in six weeks and B) everyone who has seen Spider-Man: No Path Home over the past two weeks saw the trailer for the video game adaptation Tom Holland / Mark Wahlberg. As for Jurassic World 3, I would say that one of the reasons it’s remained so popular (besides all the “giant dinosaurs eating people” variable) is that it’s one of the few large-scale franchises that don’t involve a super – literal hero nor a metaphorical “This is the special”. superheroes (James Bond, Ethan Hunt, Dominic Toretto, etc.).

Most Anticipated Animation / Family Movies of 2022:

  1. Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse
  2. Pixar’s Lightning
  3. Minions: The Rise of Gru
  4. Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore
  5. Sonic the hedgehog 2

from Sony Spider-Man: Across The Universe is the odds-on favorite to be the biggest breakout sequel of 2022. As regular readers know, a breakout sequel is when we back up a follow-up to a blockbuster movie that got great reviews, a loud buzz and long legs after his debut while earning good but not great at the box office and slowly increasing his fandom in post-theater. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and made $ 190 million domestically on a $ 35 million debut film while also grossing $ 375 million on a $ 90 million budget. It’s so well-liked that Sony and Marvel have already given us a live-action remake.

Light year may seem like the ultimate end result of the IP / nostalgia / franchise eating its own tail, but A) the trailer plays just fine on a Dolby screen, B) kids won’t care about the details of its’ It’s This is the fictional character that the The Buzz Lightyear toy is based on “the pitch and C) if it functions as a big budget space action fantasy, well, on and on and beyond. Sonic the hedgehog 2 maybe an escape sequel, but it’ll also face “people were just curious the first time” demos as well as the (small?) risk of a four-quadrant franchise starter spawning a “fair” sequel. for kids “.

Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2022:

  1. Halloween ends
  2. Scream
  3. No from Jordan Peele
  4. Orphan: first murder
  5. The black phone

This Scream is not great is not encouraging, especially since it is coming out in three weeks. However, we must remember that Scream 4 was not a success in 2011, when people went to the movies. I don’t know the budget, but I hope it is closer to scream 2 ($ 24 million) that scream 3 ($ 40 million). Halloween ends will benefit from being sold as the end of the trilogy and possibly the franchise (assuming that doesn’t draw a The Rise of Skywalker and the retroactive sabotage of the entire Michael Myers / Laurie Strode saga), while that of Scott Derrickson The black phone has just been moved to June 24 due to the extraordinarily strong buzz from the festival.

I have nothing interesting to say Orphan: first murder other than I don’t know why it exists. William Brent Hill was able to make original horror films like The Devil Iside and The boy in minor hits, so it’s not like he needs an IP boost. Speaking of Isabelle Fuhrman, I have to watch the novice this week. Jordan peele no is impressive because the only thing it sells is that this is another original Jordan Peele cooler. This is the favorite for the biggest national champion of the year “not based on anything” and I would have put money on it. Halloween ends and Scream (can be combined).

The most anticipated return performances of 2022:

  1. Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), Thor: Love and Thunder
  2. Benedict Cumberbatch (as Dr Stephen Strange), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  3. Natalie Portman (as Dr Jane Foster), Thor: Love and Thunder
  4. Zoe Saldana (as Neytiri), Avatar 2
  5. Elizabeth Olsen (as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The most anticipated new performances of 2022:

  1. Robert Pattinson (as Bruce Wayne / Batman), The batman
  2. Dwayne Johnson (as Black Adam), Black adam
  3. Christian Bale (as Gorr the butcher god), Thor: Love and Thunder
  4. Issa Rae (as Jessica Drew), Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse
  5. Zoe Kravitz (as Selina Kyle / Catwoman), The batman

It’s no surprise to see these lists dominated by comic book superheroes. The idea of ​​seeing Natalie Portman become an action hero in Thor: Love and Thunder has obvious added value, as does seeing what Robert Pattinson does with Bruce Wayne in The batman. Otherwise, it’s an “actor I love as a character I know” combo, with some characters (Catwoman, Thor, Scarlett Witch) being bigger than the actors. I guess Issa Rae’s fandom was more important than the one she plays in the Spider-Verse sequel, but it can be a draw in terms of Zoe Saldana against Neytiri.

For all the jokes about people unable to name the characters the first time Avatar – Jake Sully … Neytiri … Quaritch … – The aptly pissed off Princess of Saldana was the most memorable character (and best performance) of the 2009 mega-blockbuster. Anticipation odds aside, I’d bet Ethan “Living Manifestation of Destiny” Hunt on Pete “Maverick “Mitchell any day. My money is still there Avatar 2 rule the world if it opens next December. If there are no more delays and Minions: The Rise of Gru opens on July 1, 2022, it will be the last of the 2020 films delayed by Covid.

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