Film fanatics, our film release dates calendar is for you.
Whether you're in the market for the latest twists in the Marvel, DC and Jurassic World sagas, rock ‘n’ roll biopics, cold-sweat psychological thrillers, poignant human dramas or animated family favourites – clear your 2022 diary and strap in for a vintage year at ODEON.
Please note: the following dates and films are subject to regular changes.
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Cast: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Val Kilmer
Top Gun: Maverick UK release date: 27 May 2022
In Tony Scott’s classic Top Gun, Tom Cruise’s fighter ace was the last word in ’80s cool. Three decades later, we catch up with the near-mythical Maverick: now a fearless test pilot and training instructor to the next generation.
Expect dogfights, bromances and high-altitude derring do from Joseph’s Kosinski’s long-awaited sequel, as Maverick finds his place in the modern world of aerial combat and takes on the demons of his past.
Strap in, buckle up and get up to mach speed with our guide to Top Gun 2.
Directed by: Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill
Jurassic World: Dominion release date: 10 June 2022
You wanted dinos. You’ve got ’em in Jurassic World Dominion. This sixth instalment of the Jurassic saga finds John Hammond’s test tube super-lizards – including the all-new feathered Pyroraptor – roaming free-range in the human world and threatening our extinction.
But perhaps there’s still a flicker of hope for mankind. With Jurassic World Dominion, director Colin Trevorrow has pulled off the ultimate casting conjuring trick, uniting classic Spielberg-era characters Dr Alan Grant, Dr Ellie Sattler and Ian Malcolm with Jurassic World heroes Owen Grady and Claire Dearing. There’ll be running and screaming. And popcorn.
Read more with our Jurassic World: Dominion preview.
Directed by: Angus MacLane
Cast: Chris Evans, Taika Waititi
Lightyear UK release date: 17 June 2022
Ever wondered how Toy Story’s square-jawed Space Ranger came to be? All your questions will be answered this summer as Buzz Lightyear blasts off for a hotly-awaited origin story from Pixar Animation Studios.
Unlike the character who hung out in Andy’s bedroom, this Buzz is no flightless plastic toy. In fact, Lightyear is based on the fictional human astronaut who inspired the action figure, voiced by the MCU’s Chris Evans. Book your tickets – to infinity and beyond!
Read more with our "10 Facts You Need to Know Before Blast Off" article.
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks
Elvis release date: 24 June 2022
Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has entered the ODEON. Austin Butler is the man with the quiff, hips and leather jacket in director Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of the legend who both invented rock ‘n’ roll and was destroyed by it. Tom Hanks plays against type as Colonel Tom Parker: the manager that most Elvis fans cast as a villain, here given the chance to tell his side of the King’s downfall.
If you saw Moulin Rouge or The Great Gatsby, you’ll already know that Luhrmann makes movies on the grandest scale. Now, Elvis promises a larger-than-life retelling of the thrills, pills and red-hot rock ‘n’ roll that made this Southern country boy the most towering musical figure of the twentieth century. Book your tickets, baby.
Read more with our Elvis preview.
Directed by: Kyle Balda
Cast: Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless
Minions: The Rise Of Gru UK release date: 1 July 2022
Respect to the little babbling yellow guys, but the best character in Illumination’s Minions saga was always their dastardly boss, Gru – and now he gets his own star vehicle.
Set after the events of the first film, twelve-year-old Gru is hoping for a shot at joining local gang the Vicious 6. Needless to say, it all goes horribly and hilariously wrong, with Steve Carrell once again supplying the voice behind the grammar-mangling supervillain – and a little help from guest stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and Russell Brand.
Directed by: Taika Waititi
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt
Thor: Love And Thunder release date: 7 July 2022
We’ve been dying to know the deal with Chris Hemsworth’s thunder god since he jetted off with the Guardians Of The Galaxy in the final frames of Avengers: Endgame. Now, Thor: Love And Thunder finds the Asgardian prince hoping for peace but preparing for war, against Christian Bale’s ominous-sounding Gorr The God Butcher.
The stakes are high, but Thor: Love And Thunder still promises to be the MCU’s funniest saga, retaining the surreal humour that lit up 2017’s Ragnarok while giving us everything from goat-drawn galleons to the Guardians’ hilarious in-flight bickering. It’ll be hitting ODEON like a flying hammer on July 7th.
Directed by: Olivia Newman
Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson
Where The Crawdads Sing release date: 22 July 2022
US novelist Delia Owens’ twelve-million-selling tale of outsiderdom promises to be every bit as stunning when it arrives on the big screen this summer. Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones plays Kya, a young girl who leaves her solitary life in the swamplands of South Carolina for the local town, where she experiences love, hate, emotional awakenings and accusations of murder.
An aching human drama and a love letter to the American South of the 1960s, Where The Crawdads Sing invites audiences to immerse themselves in director Olivia Newman’s time-capsule world where young hearts come of age in the summer heat. Don’t bet against it being the most beautiful movie you watch all year.
Directed by: Jared Stern
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart
DC League of Superpets release date: 29 July 2022
Every superhero needs a furry friend. For Superman, that means Krypto, the dog of steel whose days are spent helping his master battle crime across Metropolis. But when Superman and the rest of the Justice League are captured, it falls to Krypto to mount a rescue mission with the help of a ragtag team of rescue animals and Batman’s pushy pooch, Ace.
Directed and co-written by The Lego Batman Movie screenwriter Jared Stern, you’ll laugh it up at DC League Of Super-Pets. And if the script is comedy gold, then it’s sent over the top by the bickering chemistry of lead voice talents Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, who butt heads even harder than they did in Jumanji.
Directed by: David Leitch
Cast: Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry
Bullet Train release date: 3 August 2022
Japan’s high-speed bullet trains are the backdrop to this action-comedy from Deadpool 2 director David Leitch. Brad Pitt plays Ladybug, a veteran killer who wants out of the game, but takes one last job collecting a briefcase. It’s a mission complicated by the rogue’s gallery of international assassins onboard, armed to the teeth and competing for the prize.
As you’d hope from the title, Bullet Train moves so fast you might just fall out of your seat. But the revelation is the humour of this all-star movie, with Pitt at his deadpan best and chop-socky action scenes inspired by vintage Jackie Chan. When Bullet Train pulls into ODEON on August 3rd, your ticket won’t be the only thing getting punched.
Directed by: Jordan Peele
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun
Nope release date: 12 August 2022
As horror cinema’s hottest new blood, Jordan Peele made his name with Get Out and Us. Now, Nope finds the director gleefully teasing his fanbase with a cryptic trailer that gives us powercuts on a lonely ranch, horses whinnying in terror, lights in the skies and what one character calls a “bad miracle” – but no clear idea of what this third feature will be about.
The web has worked itself into a frenzy over what it all means. But with Peele himself staying tight-lipped – “We want to retain the mystery, so you can be satisfied going to the damn movie” – the only way to unravel the riddle of Nope is to book tickets for August 12th.
Directed by: Olivia Wilde
Cast: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan
Don’t Worry Darling release date: 23 September 2022
The American dream of the 1950s blackens into a nightmare in Don’t Worry Darling, a psychological thriller that takes up residence under your skin. Alice is a young, happy wife whose marriage to company man Jack comes with just one caveat: never, ever ask him about his work on the secret Victory Project.
While her fellow wives cook and clean, Alice becomes consumed by Jack’s secrets and haunted by hallucinations, with director Olivia Wilde working the audience’s gears as the tension builds to a gut-punch climax. Creepy, clever and with standout performances from Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, Don’t Worry Darling will make you do exactly that.
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge
Black Adam release date: 21 October 2022
As Hollywood’s biggest action star, it was inevitable that Dwayne Johnson would one day join a superhero franchise, and he’s picked a winner with Black Adam. This villainous ancient Egyptian demi-god is one of DC’s great anti-heroes, and while the plot of the Black Adam movie is still under wraps, the trailer finds him swearing vengeance on those who imprisoned him. Could that mean Shazam, Adam’s arch-enemy from the comic books?
Director Jaume Collet-Serra has a proven track record for both psychological horror (House Of Wax, Orphans) and his run of thrillers starring Liam Neeson, suggesting that Black Adam will be both smart and sinewy. Most tantalising of all is imagining what Johnson will make of his first bad-guy role since 2013’s Pain & Gain. Bet on Black this October 21st.
Directed by: James Cameron
Cast: Kate Winslet, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang
Avatar: The Way of Water UK release date: 16 December 2022
13 years after the original, Avatar: The Way Of Water is the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron's game-changing phenomenon.
Back in 2009, Avatar pushed the technological (and commercial) boundaries of cinema forever, and it's successor arrives in December with every level of similar ambition.
The Avatar: The Way Of Water teaser trailer hints at a return to the eye-popping world of Pandora, years following the first film's aftermath. Now parents, Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) are faced with new dangers that threaten their young family and the planet's hard-earned peace.
22 June 2022 - The Black Phone (Universal)
24 June 2022 - Elvis (Warner Bros)
01 July 2022 - Minions: The Rise Of Gru (Universal)
07 July 2022 - Thor: Love And Thunder (Disney)
15 July 2022 - The Railway Children Return (Studiocanal)
22 July 2022 - Where The Crawdads Sing (Sony)
29 July 2022 - DC League Of Super-Pets (Warner Bros)
29 July 2022 - Joyride (Vertigo)
03 August 2022 - Bullet Train (Sony)
05 August 2022 - Tad The Lost Explorer And The Curse Of The Mummy (Paramount)
12 August 2022 - Nope (Universal)
17 August 2022 - Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (Sony)
19 August 2022 - Fisherman's Friends: One And All (Entertainment)
19 August 2022 - Fall (Signature)
26 August 2022 - The Bride (Sony)
26 August 2022 - Beast (Universal)
26 August 2022 - Mr. Malcolm's List (Vertigo)
02 September 2022 - The Forgiven (Universal)
02 September 2022 - Three Thousand Years Of Longing (Entertainment)
09 September 2022 - Salem's Lot (Warner Bros)
09 September 2022 - See How They Run (Disney)
16 September 2022 - Ticket To Paradise (Universal)
16 September 2022 - Distant (eOne)
16 September 2022 - The Woman King (eOne)
23 September 2022 - Don't Worry Darling (Warner Bros)
23 September 2022 - Avatar (Re: 2022) (Disney)
30 September 2022 - Smile (Paramount)
30 September 2022 - Mrs Harris Goes To Paris (Universal)
07 October 2022 - The Lost King (Warner Bros)
14 October 2022 - Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (Sony)
14 October 2022 - Halloween Ends (Universal)
14 October 2022 - White Bird: A Wonder Story (Lionsgate)
14 October 2022 - Emily (Warner Bros)
21 October 2022 - Black Adam (Warner Bros)
21 October 2022 - The Banshees Of Inisherin (Disney)
28 October 2022 - Unwelcome (Warner Bros)
28 October 2022 - Bros (Universal)
28 October 2022 - The Devil's Light (Lionsgate)
04 November 2022 - Amsterdam (Disney)
11 November 2022 - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Disney)
18 November 2022 - She Said (Universal)
18 November 2022 - The Menu (Disney)
23 November 2022 - Strange World (Disney)
02 December 2022 - Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical (Sony)
02 December 2022 - Violent Night (Universal)
16 December 2022 - Avatar: The Way of Water (Disney)
21 December 2022 - Shazam! Fury Of The Gods (Warner Bros)
23 December 2022 - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Sony)
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