Science-fiction films have always been that one category in which everyone is interested, regardless of their preferred genre. Plots have no bounds when it comes to inventiveness. Aren’t we all fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? However, there are many in the audience who are completely unaware of this and are still awestruck by the creation of such films.
In theatres, visual effects, thoughts, and theories seldom allow our students’ minds to rest and contract. In such films, twists have a lot of potentials since anything may happen. For example, suppose you die in a car accident. It isn’t a problem since someone can go back in time and avoid it, or they can’t. The complexity of such films frequently provides a problem to directors, as no sci-fi picture is complete unless the plot’s twisted ends are properly explained.
Aside from the MCU, there have been numerous sci-fi films with enthralling themes and imagery throughout the years, the majority of which had sequels or may have left an open ending for a sequel. Along with some fantastic sci-fi flicks, 2022 will be the year of several long-awaited and mind-blowing sequels that have been postponed or halted in production due to the epidemic. Without spending any more time, let’s take a look at some wacky new sci-fi flicks due to hit theatres in 2022.
The next science fiction action thriller “Moonfall,” directed by Roland Emmerich, one of Hollywood’s most lucrative directors, and produced by Lionsgate, a Canadian-American entertainment firm, is set to hit theatres on February 4, 2022. Due to scheduling issues, Josh Gad has been replaced with John Bradley in the picture, which also stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, Charlie Plummer, Michael Pea, and Donald Sutherland.
The Moon is knocked out of its orbit around Earth by an unknown force, sending it rushing towards life as we know it. With just a few weeks till impact and the planet on the verge of catastrophe, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler believes she has the answer to rescuing us all. But only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper, and conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman believe her.
These unlikely heroes will go on a difficult last-ditch trip into space, abandoning everyone they care about, only to discover that our Moon is not what we believe it is. After successful hits like “Independence Day”, “The Day After Tomorrow” and “White House Down” this film is expected to be the biggest production yet. World-ending threats have been Roland’s territory of experiment and this film is sure to have a lot of explosions and mind-blowing theories. Things went haywire for Roland owing to the COVID-19 pandemic but with things getting back to normal his Magnum Opus is expected to be a treat for all his fans and all moviegoers.
Everything Everywhere All At Once
“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” directed and written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, is an upcoming science-fiction film that will premiere on March 11, 2022, at the South by Southwest film festival, often known as SXSW. This is the Daniel duo’s second big motion picture collaboration after “Swiss Army Man” in 2016.
With MCU’s take on the multiverse concept, parallel universes with infinite possibilities have often toiled our minds with great imaginative thoughts, and this film starring Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang is also based on the same theory. So far, all we know about Mrs. Wang is that she’s tired and can’t manage to do her taxes. Of course, there’s a lot more to the tale than that. The crux appears to be Mrs. Wang’s discovery of the multiverse, in which many possible versions of herself exist.
Not only that, but she has access to the memories and skillsets of each of those different Evelyns. Mrs. Wang may be wary of the prospect of completing her taxes, but she is now the key to preventing an as-yet-unidentified evil from spreading over the cosmos. The Daniel duo also produced the film along with Jonathan Wang and AGBO, Joe and Anthony Russo’s production company, and is a must-watch for sci-fi lovers.
Avatar 2 (2022)
Avatar 2 is an upcoming epic science fiction film directed by James Cameron and produced by 20th Century Studios. It is the sequel to James Cameron’s Avatar film franchise, which began with Avatar (2009). Avatar 2 will be released in December 2022, and it is the first of four planned sequels to the 2009 film Avatar. The film has been in the works since 2010, and pre-production was finished in 2017, with the majority of the motion capture and primary filming done by early 2020.
The film is presently under post-production. Cameron told THR in a statement, “We will not back off the throttle of Avatar’s visual and emotional horsepower in the second and third films, which will be self-contained stories that also fulfill a larger story arc, and will continue to explore its themes and characters, which touched the hearts of audiences in all cultures around the world.
I’m excited to go back to Pandora, a realm where our imaginations may run free.” Humans will return in the sequel, according to Jon Landau and the waters of Pandora will be explored in Avatar 2. James Cameron along with his crew has been developing underwater motion capture technology to shoot at the deepest point on earth under the Mariana Trench. He also revealed that Avatar 2 will delve more into the Navi culture than Avatar.
Avatar 2’s plot, like the previous sequels’, will be a “fully-encapsulated” solo narrative, but it will also be part of a meta-narrative that spans Avatar 2 to 5. It was such a massive undertaking that the four scripts were divided amongst the writing team of Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Josh Friedman and Shane Salerno. The first Avatar was a great success and if not more this long-awaited sequel is also going to be a scintillating journey through some great visuals, world-class CGI effects, and kickass action scenes.
Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)
With several long-awaited film sequels on the way, 2022 is shaping up to be an exciting year, and with Jurassic World: Dominion, the dinosaurs are set to offer their fair share of thrills. The film is a sequel to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), the sixth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise and the third installment in the Jurassic World trilogy, directed by Colin Trevorrow.
The film takes place four years after the events of Jurassic World: the Fallen Kingdom, in which genetically made dinosaurs were auctioned off to businesses all over the world, while others were unleashed on the United States mainland. The narrative is set all across the world, and it portrays humanity coping with invading dinosaur species.
The plot is based on a story written by Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly which later had its screenplay written by Emily Carmichael and the director himself. The movie stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard along with Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum from the original film which will also be the first time the latter three will be seen together since 1993.
Its filming began in February 2020 in Canada and continued to different locations in England the month later. The film is scheduled for its theatrical release on June 10, 2022, in IMAX, RealD3D and Dolby Cinema by Universal Pictures with a lot of expectations to leave the audiences flabbergasted.
The Division (2022)
In 2022, Netflix will release an adaptation of the popular video game franchise “The Division,” which will be a fascinating new Netflix Original to look forward to. Despite the lack of specifics, here’s all we know so far about The Division, including the fact that production will begin in November 2021. The narrative of The Division will be similar to that of the video game on which it is based.
On Black Friday shortly, a catastrophic virus is unleashed on the residents of New York City. The infection, which is propagated by paper money, kills millions within the metropolis, and what little civilization left has devolved into anarchy. A highly skilled team of agents is charged with entering New York City and rescuing any potential survivors.
An agent of the Strategic Homeland Division, colloquially known as “The Division,” is charged with assisting with the rebuilding of the Division’s activities in Manhattan, as well as studying the nature of the epidemic and countering criminal activity in its aftermath. Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and screenplay were written by Rafe Judkins the movie is the 7th film announced by Ubisoft after “Far Cry” through their internal film studio Ubisoft Motion Pictures. With our favourite Jack Gyllenhaal, the film also stars Jessica Chastain and is a film that is believed to be a great deal of a film with crazy effects and action sequences.
The Adam Project (2022)
Netflix plans to premiere the film in early 2022. “The Adam Project,” directed by Shawn Ley and starring Ryan Reynolds, is an American science fiction film. Following the release of “Free Guy” in 2021, this is Ryan and Shawn’s second collaboration. Still grieving over his father’s untimely death a year before, Adam Reed, 13, wanders into his garage one night to find an injured pilot seeking refuge.
This strange pilot reveals himself to be an older version of himself from the future when time travel is only in its infancy. He has risked everything in order to return in time on a covert assignment. They must embark on a journey into the past to find their father, rectify the wrongs, and rescue the planet. Working together, the three Adams, both young and old, come to grips with their father’s death and have an opportunity to repair the scars that have molded them.
To make matters worse, the two Adams realise they don’t like each other very much, and if they’re going to rescue the world, they’ll have to figure out how to get along first. The film also stars some big names like Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldanaand going by the finite information about the plot the film is hopefully going to surpass all expectations from the audiences.
It all started in 1987 with the publication of John McTiernan’s first “Predator” film, and since then, the irritating and dangerous extraterrestrial race has emerged in countless sequels, each terrifying and intriguing. They’ll be returning in 2022 in the film “Prey,” which is part of the “Predator” franchise. This film, directed by Dan Trachtenberg, will act as a prequel to the previous Predator films, focused on a Predator’s first journey to Earth.
The film will be released in 2022 on the 35th anniversary of the release of the original Predator and will be available on Hulu in the US and on Star internationally by the summer. The Predator’s genesis narrative takes place 300 years ago in the realm of the Comanche Nation.
Naru, a competent female warrior, strives to protect her tribe from one of Earth’s earliest highly developed Predators. During the shooting of the last Predator picture, The Predator (2018), producer John Davis was approached by Dan Trachtenberg and a writer with a notion that they had been developing since 2016. Filming was scheduled to begin in 2021 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Davis said in July that the picture was officially three-quarters completed. In September, cinematographer Jeff Cutter announced the completion of filming, as well as the castings of Dakota Beavers and Dane DiLiegro.This is also the first film in the franchise to have a female character not just as the protagonist but as a lead. The film is sure to have a great deal of violence and gore and expectedto display high-class visuals that will get all its fans to go crazy.
Kung Fury 2
The upcoming martial arts comedy film Kung Fury 2 is based on and follows David Sandberg’s 2015 documentary Kung Fury. Kung Fury 2 sees David Sandberg return as director, working from a narrative co-written with Tyler Burton Smith, who previously worked on the last adaptation of Child’s Play. He is also likely to return as Kung Fury.
Kung Fury and his Thunder Cops, the ultimate police force, gathered from across history to battle the diabolical Kung Führer, Adolf Hitler, to keep Miami safe in 1985. Following the terrible loss of a Thundercop, the organisation disbands, and a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to help the Führer in his hunt for the ultimate weapon. Kung Fury must journey through space and time to save his pals, protect the famed Miami Kung Fu Academy, and finally destroy evil.
Directed by David Sandberg and written by David Sandberg and Tyler Burton Smith the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Fassbender, Ralf Moeller, JormaTaccone and Alexandra Shipp who was a replacement for Eiza González. With names like Arnold and Fassbender, one can surely expect a lot of brutal fighting and a lot of expectations from this martial arts-comedy film.
Escape From Spiderhead
“Escape from Spiderhead,” formerly known as “Spiderhead,” is a science fiction action film directed by Joseph Kosinski and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. It is based on the dystopian short story of the same name by George Saunders. Two convicts in a near-future society struggle with their pasts while imprisoned at a facility that allows criminals to serve less time in jail by volunteering for tests with emotion-altering chemicals overseen by prison superintendent Amnesty.
Inmate Jeff comes to care for another prisoner, Rachel, and attempts to outmaneuver the prison’s experiments to save her. The original short tale Escape from Spiderhead features didactic themes found in author George Saunders’ writing, such as the role of work and despair in society.
The narrative, set in a dystopian future, deals with a lot of hard and serious subjects, such as sadness and suicide. The film stars our very own Thor, that is Chris Hemsworth along with Miles Teller, Jurnee Smollett and is set to be released on Netflix in January 2022 after filming in Australia in 2020. Looking forward to some great action from Hemsworth the film is sure to amaze its audience in 2022.
“Distant,” a DreamWorks sci-fi comedy starring Anthony Ramos as Andy, a blue-collar space worker whose cargo ship crashes on an unknown planet, will be released on March 11, 2022. Andy must travel the length and breadth of the planet to find the sole other survivors before her escape pod runs out of air, with no help from his suit’s AI or the extraterrestrial beasts on the hunt.
He establishes radio contact with fellow crew member Naomi, who is stranded within her escape pod and running out of air. Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, the film is produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Fred Berger, and Anna Halberg. The screenplay is written by Spenser Cohen and the film stars Naomi Scott and KristoferHivju along with Anthony Ramos who is the protagonist. Sci-fi lovers are expected to love this work and this movie is yet another 2022 release that has the potential to have a great impact and enthrall its audiences