Yeah, we know, summer 2022 means first and foremost MANA LAUNCH!!!, but let's not forget about other awesome things happening on top of that! The upcoming movies calendar offers some crazy good previews for fans of every genre: we have horror movies, superhero movies, creature features, animated family movies, thrillers, action, and everything in between. Here are the most anticipated titles picked by Mana staff 🍿
Jurassic World: Dominion (June 10)
The third and final installment in the Jurassic World trilogy, Dominion aims to question the status of humans as apex predators, because now dinosaurs roam the entire darn planet. Although already described by critics as "not Jurassic-Park-3-bad, but not good either", the new Jurassic World movie at least understands the power of going back to the roots: Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill reprise their OG roles from Jurassic Park, and we're here for this!
Thor: Love & Thunder (July 8)
This year Marvel treats us to two long-anticipated movies barely two months apart: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (if you haven't seen it yet, DO IT NOW), and Thor: Love and Thunder. AfterThor: Ragnarok got the insane amounts of love it did, the franchise made itself comfortable in the border-comedy style -- and for the best! Chris Hemsworth is back in shape, Natalie Portman is back in the game, and Christian Bale is back to his American Psycho butcher ways. We. Can't. Wait.
Nope (July 22)
Ah, Jordan Peele, the comedian-turned-horror-director who first makes us laugh, then go WHAT THE-. If you're familiar with Get Out and Us, you know what to expect: fun, gut-punching twists, gore and a social commentary more unsettling than any jumpscares, and it seems to be the exact case with Nope. James and Jill Haywood, African-American horse ranch owners, live in an isolated town somewhere in central California and soon bear witness to a terrifying event. Aliens? Looks like it. We're down!
Bullet Train (August 5)
A summer action-comedy starring the barely-aging Brad Pitt? Sounds like a plan! Based on a Japanese novel, Bullet Train sends a tired and almost-retired assassin (Pitt) on that one last mission, which -- obviously -- turns out much more than he bargained for. The close quarters of a speeding train make for a cool, if not too original environment, and the humor factor seems to be on point for a lazy August movie night.