Greatest New Films Coming Out in 2022: Upcoming Movies You Have to See

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Following the runaway box-office success of Spiderman: No Method Dwelling, The Batman, and Dr. Unusual within the Multiverse of Insanity, it is tempting to declare that the flicks are “again.” On the very least, persons are returning to theaters to see their favourite comic-book heroes on the most important display screen potential, and earlier this spring the science-fiction action-comedy Every thing All over the place All At As soon as confirmed {that a} comparatively “smaller” movie can nonetheless break by means of if sufficient individuals inform their buddies to go see the humorous film with the hot-dog fingers.

As we method the summer season, sometimes the peak of blockbuster season, there shall be loads of motion pictures to see, each on streaming and in theaters. Tom Cruise’s return to the sky, Prime Gun: Maverick, one of the vital incessantly delayed motion pictures of the pandemic, will lastly see the sunshine of day, together with a complete new roster of thrillers, comedies, remakes, dramas, Marvel superhero flicks, non-Marvel superhero flicks, and, sure, even a film concerning the “origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is predicated on.”

These are the flicks to see in 2022.

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Prime Gun: Maverick

Launch date: Could 27 in theaters
Forged: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm
Director: Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion)
Why we’re excited: Do you are feeling the necessity… the necessity for velocity? After years of flying helicopters, racing bikes, and leaping off of buildings within the more and more adrenaline-obsessed Mission: Not possible sequence, daredevil film star Tom Cruise returns to the cockpit of a fighter jet for this long-rumored sequel to his 1986 Tony Scott flight faculty journey. Miles Teller will play Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, the son of Anthony Edwards’ Goose from the unique, so count on numerous life classes, barroom sing-alongs, and, sure, some seashore volleyball. Take us again to the hazard zone, ASAP. —Dan Jackson
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Crimes of the Future

Launch date: June 3 in theaters 
Forged: Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux, Kristen Stewart
Director: David Cronenberg (Japanese Guarantees)
Why we’re excited: Even when we did not know something about this film we would be excited for David Cronenberg’s return to filmmaking after eight years, however we do know what it is about so we’re very happy to say the grasp of physique horror has returned to what he is biggest at. The movie follows two surgical efficiency artists residing sooner or later who tattoo and take away organs in entrance of an viewers, and uncover an odd conspiracy involving people rising new unusual physique elements the place they should not be. Sounds good to us!! —Emma Stefansky
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Fireplace Island

Launch date: June 3 on Hulu
Forged: Joel Kim Booster, Bowen Yang, Conrad Ricamora, Margaret Cho
Director: Andrew Ahn (Spa Evening)
Why we’re excited: Loosely impressed by Jane Austen’s Delight and Prejudice, this romantic comedy follows two greatest buddies, performed by stand-up comedian Joel Kim Booster and SNL breakout Bowen Yang, on a visit to New York’s legendary homosexual trip get together spot. Count on loads of decadent laughs, but additionally a excessive degree of favor and style courtesy of director Andrew Ahn, who emerged with the tender indie options Spa Evening and Driveways. —DJ
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Launch date: June 8 on Netflix
Forged: Adam Sandler, Ben Foster, Robert Duvall, Queen Latifah
Director: Jeremiah Zagar (We the Animals)
Why we’re excited: If there’s one factor Adam Sandler loves it is basketball, and we’re thrilled that he is as soon as once more in a film that unites his passions. We the Animals director Jeremiah Zagar helms this Netflix movie that casts Sandler as a 76ers scout who needs to educate in the future. He finds a avenue ball participant in Spain who may lastly elevate his profession. Count on many cameos from ball stars and Sandler at his most hangdog. —Esther Zuckerman
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Jurassic World Dominion

Launch date: June 10 in theaters
Forged: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, some dinosaurs
Director: Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World sequence)
Why we’re excited: Everybody who loves each the unique Jurassic Park motion pictures and the Jurassic World sequence will discover one thing to get hype about with this subsequent installment, whether or not it is the period-accurate dinosaurs within the already launched prologue, the unique solid returning, or the idea of a world as soon as extra overrun by large reptiles. —ES
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Launch date: June 17 in theaters
Forged: Chris Evans, Taika Waititi
Director: Angus MacLane (Discovering Dory)
Why we’re excited: Do you know that the Buzz Lightyear toy from the Toy Story motion pictures wasn’t simply an motion determine, however a fictional property from a preferred sci-fi film? Properly, apparently, he’s, and Lightyear primarily acts because the movie younger Andy noticed that made him desire a Buzz of his personal so badly. Even when Disney these days is over-bloated with unique tales and spinoffs, the Pixar animation seems beautiful in an intergalactic Area Ranger panorama, and Chris Evans is certain to take us to infinity and past. —Sadie Bell
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Launch date: June 17 on Netflix
Forged: Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller, Journee Smollett
Director: Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion)
Why we’re excited: Netflix is adapting a traditional George Saunders brief story a couple of group of convicts serving out their sentences in a facility that exams numerous medicines. A few of them are nice, making the themes talkative or flirty, and a few are extra harmful, inflicting psychosis and melancholy. When one of many inmates discovers what they’re actually testing, he makes it his mission to flee, no matter the price. —ES
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Cha Cha Actual Clean

Launch date: June 17 in theaters and Apple TV+
Forged: Cooper Raiff, Dakota Johnson, Leslie Mann
Director: Cooper Raiff (Shithouse)
Why we’re excited: Cooper Raiff’s second function after his low-key school film Shithouse was a gentle sensation out of this yr’s all-digital Sundance Movie Pageant. The film stars Raiff himself as an aimless post-grad who finds a profession as a Bar and Bat Mitzvah hype man the place he repeatedly encounters Dakota Johnson, a younger mom with an autistic daughter. Raiff operates with overwhelming sweetness that pervades this slyly unhappy movie. —EZ
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Launch date: June 24 in theaters
Forged: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Director: Baz Luhrmann (The Nice Gatsby)
Why we’re excited: Baz Luhrmann hasn’t made a function movie since 2013’s The Nice Gatsby, however he is again with this biopic about The King starring Austin Butler, who had a quick look in As soon as Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Luhrmann is a grasp of extra, so we are able to solely assume he’ll go overboard right here, and it might be simply the type of shiny deal with we’re craving. Or it might be one other Australia. —EZ
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The Black Telephone

Launch date: June 24 in theaters
Forged: Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Davies, James Ransone
Director: Scott Derrickson (The Day the Earth Stood Nonetheless)
Why we’re excited: In motion pictures like The Purge and Sinister, Ethan Hawke displayed a present for bringing depth and psychological nuance to twist-filled horror tales. This ’70s-set adaptation of a brief story from creator Joe Hill comes from the director of Sinister and finds Hawke within the villain position, taking part in a serial killer identified by the creepy moniker “The Grabber.” Spooky! —DJ
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Marcel The Shell With Footwear On

Launch date: June 24 in theaters
Forged: Jenny Slate, Isabella Rosselini, Dean Fleischer-Camp
Director: Dean Fleischer-Camp
Why we’re excited: Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate carry their beloved web character Marcel, the tiny shell who wears sneakers, to the massive display screen. The narrative they’ve crafted for his or her ingenious little man is one about household and loss within the type of a mockumentary as Marcel and his Nana Connie (Isabella Rosselini) grapple with their lacking group. It is cute and tear-jerking. —EZ
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Thor: Love and Thunder

Launch date: July 8 in theaters
Forged: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale
Director: Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok)
Why we’re excited: Who is not excited for an additional Thor film? By far the weirdest and most enjoyable of the Marvel heroes (barring perhaps the Guardians of the Galaxy), Thor is at all times as much as one thing weird, and this time it seems like Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster shall be selecting up the fabled hammer. —ES
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The place the Crawdads Sings

Launch date: July 15 in theaters
Forged: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Harris Dickinson, and Taylor John Smith
Director: Olivia Newman (First Match)
Why we’re excited: This will likely sound just like the title of a faux drama mentioned on 30 Rock (suppose The Rural Juror), however it’s in reality an actual film based mostly on Delia Owens’ bestselling novel of the identical title. Daisy Edgar-Jones’ profession has actually taken off since 2020’s Regular Individuals, and but this shall be her first main starring position on the massive display screen (her Sundance film Contemporary debuted on Hulu). She leads this thriller as Kya, a younger lady who grew up within the North Carolina marsh within the ’50s and ’60s and turns into the prime suspect within the homicide of a hometown hero (Harris Dickinson) with who she was as soon as concerned. (Swifities on the market may even be excited to know that Taylor Swift contributed an unique tune to the soundtrack.) —SB
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The Grey Man

Launch date: July 15 on Netflix
Forged: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Dhanush
Administrators: Anthony and Joe Russo
Why we’re excited: The administrators of assorted Avengers motion pictures are taking up a possible new franchise: The novels of creator Mark Greaney, who collaborated with Tom Clancy on his Jack Ryan novels and wrote his personal sequence a couple of CIA operative referred to as the Grey Man. Gosling stars as Court docket Gentry, a CIA murderer who goes on the run after he discovers incriminating details about the company, and Evans performs the agent main the manhunt to catch him. —ES
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Launch date: July 22 in theaters
Forged: Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott
Director: Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Why we’re excited: We actually do not know that a lot concerning the plot for Jordan Peele’s newest, however we all know it is referred to as Nope, which guidelines, and we all know it is acquired an amazing solid together with Peele’s Get Out collaborator Daniel Kaluuya. All indicators level to this ruling, and the creepy, mysterious trailer solely has extra intrigued. —EZ
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Home Celebration

Launch date: July 28 on HBO Max
Forged: Jacob Latimore, Tosin Cole, Karen Obilom, and DC Younger Fly
Director: Calmatic
Why we’re excited: There are quite a bit of very cool individuals concerned with this HBO Max-exclusive remake of the ’90s cult comedy Home Celebration, which initially starred hip-hop duo Child ‘n Play. LeBron James is among the many producers, Atlanta writers Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori are behind the screenplay, and it marks the feature-film directorial debut of Grammy-winning music video director Calmatic. (The “Outdated City Highway” video? Yep, that is him, as are movies from Anderson .Paak, Vince Staples, and others.) You possibly can assure the modern tackle the film a couple of excessive schooler (Latimore) sneaking into his buddy’s home get together shall be very fashionable and have an amazing up to date soundtrack. —SB

Bullet Prepare

Launch date: August 5 in theaters
Forged: Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zazie Beets, Joey King, Michael Shannon
Director: David Leitch (Deadpool 2)
Why we’re excited: Contemporary off his Oscar win for As soon as Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Brad Pitt will get his personal John Wick-like motion automobile from David Leitch, the co-director of John Wick and different motion throw-downs like Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2. As you most likely guessed from the title and the expertise concerned, Pitt performs an murderer on a bullet prepare. Do you actually need to know the rest? —DJ
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Our bodies Our bodies Our bodies

Launch date: August 5 in theaters 
Forged: Maria Bakalova, Pete Davidson, Myha’la Herrold, Lee Tempo, Amandla Stenberg, Rachel Sennott, and Chase Sui Wonders
Director: Halina Reijn
Why we’re excited: Who would not love a summer season teen slasher? This one written by playwright Sarah DeLappe, based mostly on a brief story by “Cat Particular person” author Kristen Roupenian, seems like an A24-ified, extraordinarily Gen Z tackle the horror-comedy style. The ensemble solid is populated by a few of the trendiest names in younger Hollywood proper now, like Shiva Child breakout and comic Rachel Sennott, and in addition Lee Tempo, who performs someone’s a lot older boyfriend. It follows a bunch of 20-something buddies staying at a household mansion throughout a bloodbath who’re one darkish get together sport away from every little thing going very, very fallacious—that means it seems like we’re in for a contemporary Slumber Celebration Bloodbath and a bloody enjoyable time. —SB
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Launch date: August 5 in theaters
Forged: Rebecca Corridor, Tim Roth
Director: Andrew Semans
Why we’re excited: Probably the greatest movies out of this yr’s Sundance was this splendidly bugnuts thriller from director Andrew Semans starring Rebecca Corridor in what is certain to be among the finest performances of the yr. (She does a one-take monologue that’s completely staggering.) Corridor performs a lady who’s unsettled when a person from her previous (Tim Roth) reappears. —EZ
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Three Thousand Years of Longing

Launch date: August 31 in theaters
Forged: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba
Director: George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Highway)
Why we’re excited: Any new movie from grasp of his craft George Miller is motive to get excited, and this time the director is following up what’s arguably his masterpiece, Mad Max: Fury Highway. Three Thousand Years of Longing is, ostensibly, on a smaller scale, however depart it to George Miller to make a narrative that takes place in a resort room an epic. Swinton performs a narratologist in Istanbul for a convention on storytelling. In a bazaar she purses a blue bottle that she involves study incorporates a Djinn (Idris Elba in his greatest work to this point). He needs her to ask for 3 needs so he might be let loose; she’s reluctant as she is aware of what comes of wishing. He tells her the story of his life, taking the viewer again in time. It is luxurious and romantic and deeply bizarre. —EZ
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Dragon Ball Tremendous: Tremendous Hero

Launch date: August TBA
Forged: Masako Nozawa, Toshio Furukawa, Yūko Minaguchi, Ryō Horikawa, Mayumi Tanaka
Director: Tetsuro Kodama
Why we’re excited: After the record-breaking 2019 hit Dragon Ball Tremendous: Broly, the Dragon Ball franchise is getting its twenty first film. Not solely will there be a staff of (evil) superheroes in Tremendous Hero, Goku and his boys sport some Wes Anderson-approved hipster eyewear earlier than going tremendous saiyan. Kamehameha, bitches!! —Leanne Butkovic
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Salem’s Lot

Launch date: September 9 in theaters
Forged: Lewis Pullman, Invoice Camp, Spencer Deal with Clark, Alfre Woodard
Director: Gary Dauberman (Annabelle Comes Dwelling)
Why we’re excited: The author of the Conjuring motion pictures undoubtedly is aware of his manner round horror, so we aren’t stunned to see him taking up certainly one of Stephen King’s greatest and most well-known novels. When a author returns to his hometown of Jerusalem’s Lot, he discovers that its residents reside underneath the pall of a sinister vampiric drive. —ES

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The Lady King

Launch date: September 16 in theaters
Forged: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega
Director: Gina Prince-Blythewood (The Outdated Guard)
Why we’re excited: Viola Davis is THE Lady King in Gina Prince-Blythewood’s historic saga set in West Africa’s once-powerful and long-reigning Kingdom of Dahomey. Davis, in a film she calls her “magnum opus,” performs Nanisca, the final of the dominion’s all-woman army unit, and The Underground Railroad‘s Thuso Mbedu stars as Nawi, an keen younger recruit. They battle off threats to avoid wasting their individuals and homeland. —LB

Do not Fear Darling

Launch date: September 23 in theaters
Forged: Florence Pugh, Harry Types, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan
Director: Olivia Wilde (Booksmart)
Why we’re excited: Olivia Wilde is following up her acclaimed comedy Booksmart with a style pivot, this time bringing us an attractive thriller starring Florence Pugh as a Fifties housewife. Harry Types can also be coming into the mid-century in his largest movie position since Dunkirk. —EZ
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Catherine Known as Birdy

Launch date: September 23 in theaters
Forged: Bella Ramsey, Joe Alwyn, Billie Piper, and Andrew Scott
Director: Lena Dunham (Tiny Furnishings)
Why we’re excited:Ladies was and eternally shall be an unbelievable TV present, so we’re at all times maintaining an eye fixed out for extra directorial work from Lena Dunham. To comply with up her stunning Sundance intercourse comedy Sharp Stick, the filmmaker goes a a lot completely different route with an adaptation of Karen Cushman’s medieval-set YA novel a couple of crafty 14-year-old attempting to defy her father’s grasping plan to marry her off. It is lengthy been a ardour mission of Dunham’s, and it will be attention-grabbing to see how she brings the story about an adventurous, ahead-of-her-time woman residing in a harsh Thirteenth-century world to the display screen. —SB
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Launch date: September 30 in theaters
Forged: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Bowen Yang
Director: Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors)
Why we’re excited: Billy Eichner, who co-wrote Bros with director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), performs a podcaster tasked with writing a “relatable” homosexual rom-com by a significant film studio whereas his personal real-life homosexual rom-com performs out. Very meta! Very humorous! And, as the primary movie from a significant studio starring a predominately LGBTQIA+ principal solid, very homosexual! —LB
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Halloween Ends

Launch date: October 14 in theaters
Forged: Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Andi Matichak
Director: David Gordon Greene (Halloween Kills)
Why we’re excited: Admittedly, the latest Halloween sequel, Halloween Kills, was a letdown after David Gordon Inexperienced’s first reboot, spending an excessive amount of time with boring ancillary characters and locking Jamie Lee Curtis in a hospital for an excessive amount of of its runtime. However hopefully the artistic staff was simply stalling to allow them to ship a barnburner of a three-quel and ship everybody’s favourite jumpsuit-wearing serial assassin Michael Myers out in model. At the least, till he will get inevitably will get resurrected once more. —DJ

Black Adam

Launch date: October 21 in theaters
Forged: Dwayne Johnson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Shahi, Aldis Hodge, Noah Centineo
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan)
Why we’re excited: To not be outdone by the heroic Shazam, antihero Black Adam is getting his personal spinoff. First a comic book guide villain, Black Adam, along with his skills centered within the mythology of historical Egypt, is now extra involved with clearing his title. —ES

Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally

Launch date: November 11 in theaters
Forged: Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman
Director: Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)
Why we’re excited: With the primary Black Panther, director Ryan Coogler, together with the movie’s wildly gifted solid and crew, reinvented and expanded what a “Marvel film” might be. Arriving so quickly after the tragic dying of star Chadwick Boseman, this sequel will reportedly not recast the principle position, which presents a sequence of artistic challenges. What’s a Black Panther film with out Boseman? That is the query Wakanda Eternally will inevitably try to wrestle with. —DJ

The Menu

Launch date: November 18 in theaters
Forged: Anya Taylor-Pleasure, Nicholas Hoult, Ralph Fiennes, Judith Mild, John Leguizamo
Director: Mark Mylod
Why we’re excited: Agency particulars about The Menu are scant, however these are the key promoting factors: Anya Taylor-Pleasure and Nicholas Hoult play a foodie couple who journey to a distant island to eat a high-end restaurant’s tasting menu; Ralph Fiennes is the well-known, eccentric chef answerable for the meal, which is unquestionably filled with unusual and stunning surprises; and Succession director/government producer Mark Mylod helms it whereas Adam McKay government produces. It might be an amazing darkish satire concerning the meals trade’s elitism or a McKay clunker, however we’re selecting to stay hopeful. —LB

Creed III

Launch date: November 23 in theaters
Forged: Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Phylicia Rashad
Director: Michael B. Jordan
Why we’re excited: Creed II was a strong however not precisely exceptional sequel to 2015’s franchise reinvigorating Creed. This new entry within the sequence is directed by star Michael B. Jordan and can reportedly not function Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa, which may at the least level the film in a brand new, doubtlessly thrilling route. —DJ

The Fablemans

Launch date: November 23 in theaters
Forged: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Paul Dano, Gabriel LaBelle
Director: Steven Spielberg (West Facet Story)
Why we’re excited: Spielberg reunites with Tony Kushner following West Facet Story for what is about to be his most private work to this point, a semi-autobiographical story which is able to plumb his relationship along with his family. A lot of the director’s work has wrestled with the concepts of fogeys and youngsters, however right here he will get specific. —EZ

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Launch date: December 16 in theaters
Forged: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Sigourney Weaver
Director: James Cameron (Avatar)
Why we’re excited: It has been 84 years… properly, technically simply 12, but it surely looks like a lifetime since we first noticed the far-off moon of Pandora and its blue-skinned extraterrestrials. Jakesully and Neytiri have made a household amongst the Na’vi, however when hassle strikes the group has to go to completely different areas of the world to battle off the returning human menace. —ES
(Watch the teaser)

Shazam! Fury of the Gods

Launch date: December 21 in theaters
Forged: Zachary Levi, Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Zegler
Director: David F. Sandberg (Shazam!)
Why we’re excited: The primary Shazam was a pleasing shock: a goofy, intelligent superhero story that did not overstay its welcome. As is commonly the case with comedian guide motion pictures, this sequel will seemingly try to increase on and high its predecessor with extra villains, extra jokes, and extra motion, however we hope returning director David F. Sandberg and star Zachary Levi assist it retain a few of the comparatively low-key appeal of the unique. —DJ


Launch date: December 25 in theaters
Forged: Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Wilde, Samara Weaving
Director: Damien Chazelle (First Man)
Why we’re excited: Damien Chazelle is returning to La La Land along with his subsequent mission, a starry tackle the Hollywood of yore. Margot Robbie is seemingly taking part in silent movie icon Clara Bow, and we’re all in. —EZ

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