Fiction Horizon Presents The Most Anticipated Movies and TV Shows of 2022

Fiction Horizon Presents The Most Anticipated Movies and TV Shows of 2022

Some amazing movies and TV shows are waiting for us in 2022 (if COVID allows), so get ready to be overwhelmed with cinematic delights this year.

Regarding the movies, there are a lot of superhero movies coming next year, so it is not a surprise that we will be listing most of the DC and Marvel movies on the list of the most anticipated movies of 2022.

Things are a bit different in the TV show department, although not a lot. We will make two lists here, one for new TV shows you shouldn’t miss, and another for returning ones. There are some new Marvel TV shows in the top 10, but also some well known names, including Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings and a Game of Thrones spin-off.

Let’s check them all out below, starting with the movies.

Fiction Horizon‘s most anticipated movies of 2022

Fiction Horizon's most anticipated movies of 2022

1. Avatar 2

Release date: December 16, 2022

A total of 13 years after the events of the original film, Jake Sully and Neytiri have formed a family. However, due to an old threat they are forced to leave their home and explore the different regions of Pandora. James Cameron’s Avatar is a large-scale project that is scheduled to see at least two additional movies after 2022’s sequel. We only hope what it won’t take the guy as much as it did to actually make this one. Will it deliver? In terms of technical aspects, we are certain it will, and we’re truly hopeful that the plot will also provide us with as much entertainment as possible.

2. The Batman

Release date: March 4, 2022

In his second year of fighting crime, Batman explores the corruption that plagues Gotham and how it might relate to his own family, the Waynes. At the same time, he is investigating the murders of a criminal who poses puzzles in his crime scenes, named Riddler. Matt Reeves is going to deliver a whole new Batman to the audiences, this time played by Robert Pattinson. Controversial in many ways, Reeves’ movie promises to deliver mainly because we know how meticulous of a director Matt Reeves is. With a great cast and a set of trailers that truly aim to deliver on the movie’s promises, The Batman is on its way to becoming one of the major hits of 2022.

3. Thor: Love and Thunder

Release date: July 8, 2022

Director Taika Waititi explained that this fourth Thor film is largely inspired by the Mighty Thor comics written by Jason Aaron. The film will therefore show the transformation of Jane Foster (again played by Natalie Portman) into the female version of the God of Thunder. The actress had also appeared with Thor’s hammer in hand when the film was announced at Comic-Con in 2019, where Waititi had specified that her character should be called Mighty Thor.

4. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Release date: May 6, 2022

After the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), the first seasons of Loki (2021) and WandaVision (2021), Stephen Strange continues his search for the Time Stone. But an old friend, turned enemy, intends to destroy every sorcerer on Earth, ruining Strange’s plans and pushing him to unintentionally unleash an unmentionable evil. Now, with Sam Raimi directing, this movie has been set up so well that we cannot deny we’re absolutely thrilled about it and how it might end up shaping the MCU for future projects.

5. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)

Release date: October 7, 2022

Miles Morales / Spider-Man embarks on an adventure through the multiverse with Gwen Stacy / Spider-Woman, Miguel O’Hara / Spider-Man 2099 and a new team of Spider-People to take on a powerful villain. The first sequel to the Oscar-winning animated feature, Across the Spider-Verse promises to be another major hit, with the Spider-Men from the first movie returning for another adventure.

6. Jurassic World: Dominion

Release date: June 10, 2022

The film is set 4 years after the events of the previous film, in which genetically modified dinosaurs broke free on the US mainland. The story will show the lives of people side by side with dinosaurs seeking to take over every corner of the planet, which, because of their presence, began to change. The Jurassic World franchise is entering a whole new phase of its development and we have yet to see how the fans will react to GMO dinosaurs running amuck, but it might turn out great.

7. The Flash

Release date: November 4, 2022

The superhero Flash, real name Barry Allen, travels through time to prevent the murder of his mother Nora. But Barry unintentionally causes changes that result in the creation of a multiverse. Yes, it seems that we’re finally going to see The Flash movie after several changes in the pre-production phase, reports of cancellation, reports of Ezra Miller being fired, reports of Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire making an appearance… no wait, that last one is another movie. Anyhow, until the movie actually comes out, we won’t believe it’s coming out, but it seems we’re on the right track at the moment.

8. Mission: Impossible 7

Release date: September 30, 2022

The plot of this movie remains a mystery as no one has said a thing. We know that the movie had a rough shooting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is set for a September 2022 release so we’re hopeful of getting some new information very soon.

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9. Top Gun: Maverick

Release date: May 27, 2022

After being one of the United States Navy’s top fighter pilots for over thirty years, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell continues to push his limits as a test pilot. “would force them to give up flying. He is tasked with training a detachment of young graduates from Top Gun School for a special mission that no pilot would ever have imagined. On this mission, Maverick meets Lieutenant Bradley” Rooster ” Bradshaw, the son of his late friend, the navigator Nick “Goose” Bradshaw Faced with an uncertain future, haunted by his ghosts, Maverick will have to face his worst nightmares in a mission that will require the greatest sacrifices.

10. Uncharted

Release date: February 18, 2022

Nathan Drake and his mentor Victor Sullivan set out in search of Magellan’s treasure which amounts to $ 5 billion. Nathan’s brother, Sam (Samuel) Drake is said to have left clues to find him. Uncharted arrives early in 2022 and will be another attempt at a successful video game adaptation. Will Tom Holland and Mark Whalberg be enough to save the movie remains to be seen, but we’re sure that fans will rush to see the movie when it comes out.

Fiction Horizon‘s most anticipated new TV shows of 2022

Fiction Horizon's most anticipated new TV shows of 2022

There are so many new TV shows coming out next year that we actually had to list 15 of them and not just 10, as was the case with the movies. As it currently looks like, this will probably be the best year for TV shows in history (or at least the most expensive one). Almost all shows on the list are either fantasy, sci-fi, or from the superhero genre. Fans will rejoice. Check them out below.

1. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Release Date: September 2, 2022 (expected)
Platform: Amazon Prime

The plot of the series is set to take place in the second age of the fictional world of Middle-earth, several thousand years before the events of the first volume of the novel The Lord of the Rings written by J. R. R. Tolkien. The events that are described in the prologue of the novel and justify its plot fall take place during the Second Age. This includes the forging of the One Ring by the dark ruler Sauron and his defeat in the battle at the foot of Mount Doom, as a result of which the Ring of Power passed into the possession of Isildur and the Third Age began. Much of this, including the rise and fall of Númenor, is described in The Silmarillion. However, the exact plot of the series is not yet fully know, but even this has us very excited.

2. House of the Dragon

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: HBO Max

Based on Martin’s novel Fire and Blood, the story of House of the Dragon will take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and will tell the story of the origin of House Targaryen. Steve Toussaint will play Lord Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best will play his wife, Princess Rhaenys Velaryon and a dragon rider. Rhys Ifans will appear as Otto Hightower, the hand of King Viserys Targaryen and Sonoya Mizuno will play Mysaria, a woman who came to Westeros empty-handed; she had to do her best to survive and eventually became the most faithful ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, heir to the Iron Throne. It was later confirmed that Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Paddy Considine and Emma D’Arcy joined the cast.

3. The Sandman

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: Netflix

A rich mix of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are perfectly intertwined, The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the king of dreams, as he makes amends for cosmic errors (and humans) that he committed during his long life. The Sandman has no official release date yet, but it promises to be a truly thrilling show based on one of the most famous comic book ever written.

4. Moon Knight

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: Disney+

Marc Spector, suffering from a dissociative identity disorder, is a member of a vigilante group. The various identities that exist in it all appear against the backdrop of Egyptian iconography. Moon Knight is set to premiere sometime during 2022, but just as its titular antihero, the show is shrouded in mystery so far, which only has us more excited. So far, we know that Star Wars alumni Oscar Isaac is set to star as the titular hero and that is pretty much it.

5. Vikings: Valhalla

Release Date: February 25, 2022
Platform: Netflix

This series begins at the end of the Viking Age, a century after the events of Vikings. After the death of King Edward the Confessor, three lords lay claim to the English throne. Leif Erikson, who was the first known European to cross the North Atlantic or set foot in North America around the year 1000, is loyal to his family, but has trouble with his father Erik the Red. Freydís Eiríksdóttir is his half-sister. As the leader of North Germanic religious against the rising Christianity in Scandinavia, she is looking for a new place to stay for her people. But she is in a love affair with Torsen, a Christian Viking from a royal family. Torsen is part of a battalion set up by King Harald Hardrada to avenge a massacre, and Norman King William the Conqueror claims to power.

6. Obi-Wan Kenobi

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: Disney+

The series deals with the life of the Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi, who had to flee into exile on the desert planet Tatooine after the Galactic Empire came to power under Emperor Palpatine and the Jedi Order was destroyed by Order 66. There Obi-Wan watches over the young Luke Skywalker, the son of his former pupil Anakin Skywalker. The events of the series will force Obi-Wan to leave his hiding place one more time. With Ewan McGregor returning and a planned new duel between Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, there is little that can go wrong with this show, which is why it is rightfully on this list.

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7. Resident Evil

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: Netflix

The plot of the Resident Evil series takes place over two timelines, the first involving 14-year-old sisters Jade and Billie Wesker moving to New Raccoon City, the central location of the series. They come to realize that their father may be hiding dark secrets that could destroy the world. The second timeline takes place over a decade in the future, where only 15 million humans remain on Earth, with over 6 billion animals and people being infected with the T-virus. It follows Jade, now thirty, in her efforts to survive in this horrible world. Still shrouded in mystery, this show is supposedly going to air sometime during 2022.

8. The Witcher: Blood Origin

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: Netflix

A total of 1,200 years before the events of the sequel, The Witcher: Blood Origin covers, in addition to the creation of the first witcher, the events that led to the conjunction of the spheres, as well as the elven civilization before its fall. In July 2020, it was announced that a six-part prequel for the Netflix series The Witcher is being planned and that Declan de Barra has been hired as showrunner for it. Filming began in the United Kingdom in August of that year. Post-production began three months later, in November. A first trailer for The Witcher: Blood Origin appeared with the release of the second season of the Netflix series The Witcher. The series has an unknown release date as of yet.

9. The Last of Us

Release Date: Unknown (expected in 2022)
Platform: HBO Max

According to the first preliminary reports, the series should be based heavily on the plot of the first part of the video game. This is also supported by the fact that Neil Druckmann, the game’s author and creative director, will be involved in the TV series. In the first part of the game, which takes place in a dystopian and near-future America plagued by a devastating fungal epidemic, the black marketeer Joel Miller, who has become cynical and brutal after the death of his daughter, smuggles 14-year-old Ellie from a quarantine zone to a secret hiding place in the underground Organization “Fireflies”, where an antidote against the fungal mutation is to be found with the help of the immune girl. The two are constantly threatened by the military, hostile human gangs and various types of zombie-like infected people who populate the post-apocalyptic world.

10. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: Netflix

The series takes place in a war-torn Asian world where some people can “bend” one of the four elements: water, earth, fire or air. Aang is the Avatar, the only one capable of bending all the elements and is destined to bring peace to the land of the corrupt Fire Nation. With his new companions Katara and Sokka, Aang sets out to dominate the elements while being hunted by a vengeful exiled Fire Nation prince, Zuko, who seeks to regain his honor by capturing the Avatar.

11. She-Hulk

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: Disney+

The series features Jennifer Walters aka the superheroine and lawyer She-Hulk, Bruce Banner’s cousin from whom she received blood (and her powers) following a shooting. Truth be told, Disney+ is still keeping a lot of information about this show hidden, so we only know that both Mark Ruffalo (as Bruce Banner / Hulk) and Tim Roth (as Abomination) are set to reprise the roles, along with the rest of the show’s cast, but more details will be, hopefully, revealed soon.

12. Interview With The Vampire

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: AMC

An adaptation of Anne Rice’s famous novel, the series is still shrouded in mystery as we know almost nothing save that it has an expected 2022 release date. In August 2021, it was announced that Sam Reid is set to star as Lestat, and Jacob Anderson also set to star as Louis. In October 2021, Bailey Bass joined the cast as Claudia. The series will be executive produced by Rolin Jones and Mark Johnson. We are excited but at this point, we just want more information coming our way, really.

13. Halo

Release Date: Unknown (early 2022, expected)
Platform: Paramount+

Halo will follow an epic 26th century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Between action, adventure and an imaginative vision of the future, various personal stories will intertwine. The show suffered delays, edits and scheduling difficulties because of the COVID-19 pandemic so we have yet to see if it will meet its expected release date. We also don’t know much about the plot save for the basic information we already knew from the games.

14. Magic: The Gathering

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: Netflix

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo of the MCU, Magic: The Gathering promises to be an amazing new Netflix live-action adaptation of the famous card game. As of the moment of writing this article, very little is known about the show itself and we’re hopeful that more information will come out soon. We know that Brandon Routh would be the voice of Gideon Jura, and that the series will premiere sometime in 2022.

15. Willow

Release Date: Unknown
Platform: Disney+

A princess gathers a group to follow her on her quest to save her twin brother. Seems simple enough, doesn’t it? The show is actually going to be a sequel to the 1988 movie of the same name, based on a story written by legendary director George Lucas, best known for his work on Star Wars. With Warwick Davis returning to reprise his role from the movie, the series will feature a lot of new characters in a continuation of the movie’s plot.

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Fiction Horizon‘s most anticipated returning TV shows of 2022

Most of you already know a lot about these returning TV shows, so we will only be listing them for you not so you remember to not miss them next year. Some big names are returning next year, and we can just hope they can deliver again.

  1. The Boys (season 3)
  2. The Mandalorian (season 3)
  3. Ted Lasso (season 3)
  4. Bridgerton (season 2)
  5. Peaky Blinders (season 6)
  6. Stranger Things (season 4)
  7. The Crown (season 5)
  8. Mrs. Maisel (season 4)
  9. American Horror Story (season 11)
  10. Rick and Morty (season 6)

  • Arthur S. Poe has been fascinated by fiction ever since he saw Digimon and read Harry Potter as a child. Since then, he has seen several thousand movies and anime, read several hundred books and comics, and played several hundred games of all genres.