Stuck in limbo awaiting the arrival of your favourite films? Well, we’ve rounded up all the new blockbuster release dates in one place, including the newly re-arranged Marvel Phase Four slate.
Stretching from 2022 to 2028, here’s how your movie calendar is shaping up. (The following dates are subject to regular changes owing to the shifting release schedule. UK and Ireland release dates are accurate at the time of publication, as per the Film Distributors’ Association. Certain dates indicate US releasing where UK has not yet been confirmed.)
- 11th February 2022 – Uncharted
- 11th February 2022 – Death on the Nile
- 25th February 2022 – Cyrano
- 4th March 2022 – The Batman
- 18th March 2022 – The Phantom of the Open
And here’s a breakdown of each individual movie coming in the next couple of months in greater detail:
Naughty Dog’s deliriously enjoyable console adventure game has had a bumpy ride getting to the big screen. We’ve been waiting patiently for adventurer Nathan Drake, a kind of proto-Indiana Jones, to make his cinema debut. And in 2021, it’s set to pay off, with Spider-Man himself, Tom Holland, taking on the role of Nathan. Mark Wahlberg plays Victor Sullivan in this prequel to the games, with Zombieland’s Ruben Fleischer directing. Meanwhile, Iron Man duo Art Marcum and Matt Holloway are on scripting duties.
Death on the Nile
Director Kenneth Branagh returns to the sumptuous realm of the Agatha Christie mystery, adapting one of the author’s most famous stories. When a Nile river cruise is interrupted by a violent death, vacationing detective Hercule Poirot must leap into action before the killer strikes again. Branagh once again stars as the impressively moustachioed Poirot, with the impressive supporting cast including Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Annette Bening.
The brilliant Peter Dinklage takes the lead in this swooning romantic musical, adapted by Erica Schmidt from her own play, which was in turn inspired by the classic 1897 production Cyrano de Bergerac. Waves actor Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Rogue One’s Ben Mendelsohn assemble alongside Dinklage underneath director Joe Wright (Atonement; Darkest Hour).
Back in 2005, director Christopher Nolan revitalised the Batman franchise. And in 2021, War For The Planet Of The Apes directed is poised to achieve the same feat. The Batman is set to take us back to the early years of Bruce Wayne, played by the increasingly impressive Robert Pattinson, fresh off gripping chiller The Lighthouse. And the supporting cast is immense: Paul Dano is The Riddler, Colin Farrell is The Penguin, Zoe Kravitz is Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright is James Gordon and Andy Serkis is Alfred.
The Phantom of the Open
The esteemed Mark Rylance, one of the UK’s greatest stage actors and an Oscar winner for Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, lights up the screen in this crowd-pleasing sports dramedy. Based on true events, The Phantom of the Open is the unlikely underdog story of chancer Maurice Flitcroft (played by Rylance) who blagged his way into the British Open Golf championship. It’s directed by Submarine star Craig Roberts, written by Paddington’s Simon Farnaby and co-stars The Shape of Water’s Sally Hawkins.