Marina Ashioti, Charles Bramesco, Hannah Strong

100 films to look forward to in 2022 – part 1

From blockbusters to indies, we share our hopes and dreams for the upcoming year at the movies.

While we’re uncertain what the next year holds in store for us in light of new Covid strains and the looming possibility of restrictions limiting our cinema intake, for now we’re casting doubt aside and looking forward to all the films we’ve yet to watch. Check out the second half of the list and let us know what you can’t wait to see by tweeting us @LWLies.

1. The Northman

Robert Eggers sticks to his niche – one he totally knows how to nail – with his narratives always grounded in historical accuracy and haunting atmospheres, this time transporting audiences to a “dark” and “unusually violent” 10th century Iceland. The “creepy historical ghost story guy’s” biggest film project to date is a Viking revenge epic featuring a star-studded cast that includes Björk, Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Ethan Hawke, The Lighthouse star Willem Dafoe and The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy. Marina Ashioti

ETA: 22 April, 2022

2. Blonde

Adapted from Joyce Carol Oates’ bestselling novel, Andrew Dominik’s Marilyn Monroe biopic has been in the works for over a decade now. Ana de Armas stars as the “blonde bombshell” opposite Bobby Cannavale as Joe DiMaggio, Adrien Brody as Arthur Miller, and Caspar Phillipson as JFK (the same role he played in Pablo Larrain’s Jackie). Oates, whose 700-page volume was originally adapted into a little-known miniseries, has seen rough cuts of the film, calling it a “startling, brilliant, very disturbing and (perhaps most surprisingly) an utterly ‘feminist’ interpretation.” MA

3. Deep Water

Patricia Highsmith’s elegantly suspenseful works of literary fiction tend to make stunning film adaptations (Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train, Todd Haynes’ Carol, Wim Wenders’ The American Friend and Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr Ripley to name a few). With an adaptation of her lesser known novel Deep Water, Adrian Lyne makes his long awaited return to the silver screen a full 20 years after the release of his 2002 film Unfaithful. The psychosexual thriller stars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas as spouses stuck in a loveless marriage, playing increasingly deadlier mind games with one another. The only question is, when will Disney let this one out of the vault? MA

4. Nightmare Alley

Edmund Goulding’s carnival-set 1947 noir based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham stars swashbuckling Tyrone Power, making it a pretty tough act to follow. Even so, Guillermo del Toro saw a great opportunity to venture into the hypnotic realm of film noir, honouring Gresham’s curious spirit with a newer version. The story follows carny worker Stan Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) as he attempts to become part of a money-making scheme by learning a mind-reading technique from star attraction Zeena (Toni Collette). Enter Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Rooney Mara, Richard Jenkins and Ron Perlman, a cast so iconic it might be impossible for the Academy to ignore. MA

ETA: 21 January, 2022

5. Nope (Jordan Peele)

Comedian-turned-horror supremo Jordan Peele has established himself as a cinematic force to be reckoned with. Following the success of Us, Get Out, and Nia DaCosta’s Candyman which he co-wrote and produced, Peele reunites with Daniel Kaluuya who stars alongside Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun. Yep, that’s a lot of star power. While Nope’s plot details remain under wraps, it’s confirmed that Hoyte van Hoytema is behind the camera. With a cinematographer known for his knockout aerial shots (as seen in Dunkirk and Interstellar), and an ominous UFO-shaped cloud on the poster, we’re thinking aliens. MA

ETA: 22 July, 2022

6. Don’t Worry Darling

Scheduled for an autumn release (and therefore likely to be seen on the festival circuit beforehand) Olivia Wilde’s second outing as a director has been making headlines ever since it went into production. First it was because of lead actor Harry Styles, and then because of Wilde’s bold statement that the film will make viewers realise “how rarely they see female pleasure” on screen. Hmm. Anyway, inspired by Fatal Attraction and Indecent Proposal, Styles stars alongside Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, KiKi Layne, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll and Wilde herself. Intriguing. Hannah Strong

ETA: 26 September, 2022

7. The Woman King

Gina Prince-Blythewood’s The Old Guard was a refreshing entry into the crowded superhero field, so we’re excited to see her take on the true story of The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of Africa’s most powerful states throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega and Thuso Mbedu star, and given that the film is being billed as “a historical epic”, we’re expecting something pretty special. HS

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

Had enough of the webbed wunderkind? Well tough, you’re getting more. Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K Thompson take on the mantle of directing this follow-up to the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse with this two-part entry (the second half will debut in 2023). Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld and Oscar Isaac will all be reprising their roles from the first film, while Issa Rae joins the cast as Jessica Drew/Spider-Woman. But you can be sure we’ll hear about a lot more casting closer to release. HS

ETA: October 2022

9. Babylon

After the slight misstep of First Man, the Damien Chazelle audiences know and love – the starry-eyed kid in thrall of the passion of music and the glitz of showbiz – has softshoed back onto the scene. In this glossy new drama, he’ll whisk audiences away to Tinseltown circa the Golden Age’s tail end, just as those new-fangled talkies were minting stars and putting old ones out of business. Initially Emma Stone was to lead as Clara Bow, proto-A-lister and insatiable sexual dynamo, but she has now dropped out, replaced by Margot Robbie, and Brad Pitt will portray a fictitious figure rumoured by some to be based on silent screen star John Gilbert. Charles Bramesco

10. The Batman

Pushed from a summer 2021 release date to an autumn 2021 release date to a spring 2022 release date, Matt Reeves’ take on the Caped Crusader has been a long time coming, and teases have kept coming from Warner’s camp. With a star studded cast and rumours of a Joker origin story, we’re intrigued to see if Reeves and RPattz can breathe some new life into a franchise that never stays dead for long. HS

ETA: 4 March, 2022

11. 65

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are best known as the co-writers of A Quiet Place; other than that they’ve mainly worked on low-budget horror flicks, so we expect their latest directorial project to have some scares in store. A sci-fi thriller starring Adam Driver, 65 depicts an astronaut who crash-lands on a mysterious planet, only to discover he’s not alone. Driver usually has quite good taste when it comes to picking parts, so we’ll trust his instincts here. HS

ETA: April 2022

12. Bullet Train

Leitch’s filmography is spotty: On the one hand, he helped bring us John Wick; on the other, he was responsible for Deadpool 2. So maybe a little caution is due here, but the prospect of his upcoming actioner is certainly appealing. Adapted from Kōtarō Isaka’s novel ‘Marie Beetle’, five assassins find themselves on a Japanese bullet train and realise their targets are interconnected. Brad Pitt, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz and Michael Shannon star, which is an enticing line-up. HS

13. Jackass Forever

Delayed from its initial October 2021 release, we can’t wait to be back at it again with Johnny Knoxville and co. Most of the original cast are returning (bar Ryan Dunne who sadly passed away in 2011 and Bam Margera due to ongoing disputes with his colleagues) and they’ve brought some new friends with them including Eric André, Tyler the Creator and Shaquille O’Neal. Expect blood, poop, vomit, and a whole lot of laughs. HS

ETA: February 2022

14. The Worst Person in the World

The third and final film in his Oslo trilogy, Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World was the toast of Cannes, and with good reason. Renate Reinsve’s performance as the directionless but charismatic Julie is one of the finest of the year, and this deeply funny, keenly-observed portrait of modern romance is likely to resonate with anyone who’s navigated the treacherous territory of trying to balance life and love while still figuring out who you are. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll maybe argue with your partner – but you’ll fall in love with Trier’s film too. HS

ETA: March 2022

15. Elvis

Following up Australia, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann attempts to capture the mystique of an American pop culture icon. Austin Butler stars in the titular role as the Old Hollywood heartthrob alongside Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla and a mostly Antipodean cast including Kodi Smit-McPhee, Xavier Samuel and Dacre Montgomery. Fingers crossed that Luhrmann’s uniquely frenetic style matches Elvis’ magnetic pull. The question that remains is, will this biopic on the hip-swivelling global superstar rise above hagiography to shine a light on his icky infatuation with underage girls? MA

ETA: June 2022

16. Mission Impossible 7

It feels like the seventh instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise has been shooting forever, thanks to pandemic complications and a hefty amount of media coverage (remember when someone recorded Tom Cruise going on a rant about staff needing to follow Covid protocols?) but the film’s gaffer confirmed that principle photography had finished in September 2021. Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson and Vanessa Kirby reprise their roles, while Hayley Atwell and Esai Morales join as the film’s antagonists. HS

17. Killers of the Flower Moon

It was reported that Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro were interested in adapting David Grann’s novel of the same name back in 2016, and they’ve been working on the project ever since Scorsese wrapped on The Irishman. Based on a true story, Jesse Plemons plays a FBI investigator looking into the suspicious murder of members of the Osage tribe during the 1920s, soon after oil deposits were found on their land. De Niro plays the primary antagonist, cattleman William Hale, while DiCaprio plays his nephew, and Lily Gladstone, Brendan Fraser and John Lithgow co-star. Filming finished in the autumn, so we’re hopeful a late-2022 release is on the cards. HS

18. Havoc

Whether you’re a fan of the action-packed martial arts spectacle that The Raid movies have to offer, or the gory excess of Gareth Evans’ last picture Apostle, you must be hyped for Havoc. Tom Hardy (who’s also the producer of this gritty crime thriller) stars as a detective fighting his way through the criminal underworld alongside Forest Whitaker, Jessie Mei Li and Timothy Olyphant. The film will debut on Netflix, as the Welsh filmmaker signed an exclusive deal with the streaming giant to produce and direct for the studio for the next several years. MA

19. Asteroid City

We don’t know a whole lot about Wes Anderson’s next film, other than it will be the first time he’s worked with Tom Hanks and Margot Robbie – but don’t worry, a whole host of familiar faces will be returning, too. Production took place in Spain during the summer and autumn of 2021, so Anderson will be into post-production now, meaning we could see the finished film by the autumn, or – if we’re lucky – in time for Cannes. Bill Murray revealed the film’s title at the UK premiere of The French Dispatch, but other than that, we’ve got no idea what Wes has up his sleeve. Just know we’ll be first in line. HS

20. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Best known as the director of lacklustre Zac Efron rom-com That Awkward Moment, Tom Gormican’s CV is a little underwhelming, but the duo of Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal is enough to pique our interest. Playing an exaggerated version of himself, Cage takes a gig appearing at the birthday party of eccentric billionaire Javi Gutierrez, only to get wrapped up in a bolt involving the CIA and the international drugs trade. Cage had a pretty good 2021; here’s hoping his winning streak continues. HS

ETA: 22 April, 2022

21. The Fabelmans

There’s been a spate of recent films from directors based on their own childhoods (Roma by Alfonso Cuarón, Belfast by Kenneth Branagh) but we’ll always turn out for a Spielberg film. Co-written by Tony Kushner (who also wrote Lincoln, Munich and adapted West Side Story for Spielberg) The Fabelmans draws inspiration from his younger years in Arizona. Newcomer Mateo Zoryna Francis-Deford plays Sammy Fabelman, while Michelle Williams and Paul Dano play his parents, and Seth Rogen fills in as his (presumably fun) uncle. But most exciting is the casting of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood scene-stealer Julie Butters as Sammy’s sister, Anne. Apparently the film is already in post-production, so we’re likely to see it in a similar release slot to West Side Story, just in time for next Christmas. HS

ETA: November 2022

22. White Noise

Riding high on the success of Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach’s back with another story of matrimonial woe, only this one’s adapted from the classic Don DeLillo novel of the same name. Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig play Jack and Babette Gladney; a middle class couple who live in a mid-western college town with their assortment of children. Jack teaches Hitler Studies at the local university; both he and his wife are terrified of dying. A worrying event forces them to confront their mortality; sounds like predictably neurotic territory for Baumbach. Sign us up. HS

23. Where the Crawdads Sing

Delia Owens’ wildly successful historical novel about a headstrong young woman growing up in poverty in rural North Carolina gets a cinematic adaptation care of Olivia Newman and screenwriter Lucy Alibar (who co-wrote Beasts of the Southern Wild with Benh Zeitlin). Normal People breakout Daisy Edgar Jones takes on the coveted central role, and is joined by Taylor John Smith and Harris Dickinson as the young men competing for her affection. This one could go over very well with the awards crowd. HS

24. Spaceman

After receiving critical acclaim for directing HBO miniseries Chernobyl, Johan Renck returns to feature films with an adaptation of Jaroslav Kalfař’s novel Spaceman of Bohemia. Continuing his return to highbrow cinema kicked off with Uncut Gems, Adam Sandler plays Jakub Procházka, an astronaut who embarks on a solo mission to investigate a large cloud of intergalactic dust. Carey Mulligan co-stars as his wife, and given that a key plot point in the novel is Jakub forming a friendship with a giant spider, we can’t wait to see how Renck tackles this one. HS

25. The Son

After the success of The Father, adapted from his play of the same name, Florian Zeller has turned his attention to the second in his family trilogy. Zen McGrath plays Nicolas, a teenage boy who goes through a difficult period following his parents’ divorce (played by Hugh Jackman and Lauren Dern). Vanessa Kirby and Anthony Hopkins are also on board, and given how emotionally devastating The Father was, we recommend taking some tissues to the cinema for this one. HS

26. Red Rocket

Stories told from the fringes that explore the American underbelly are a critical component of Sean Baker’s oeuvre, and Red Rocket marks an audacious entry to this collection. Simon Rex lies at the heart of this character study about a washed-up porn star who returns to his hometown of Texas City, even though no one really wants him to. Shot in grainy 16mm, the tone is much lighter than in Tangerine and The Florida Project, but that didn’t stop the dark comedy from receiving a five minute standing ovation at Cannes that even got jury president Spike Lee on his feet. MA

ETA: March 2022

27. Women Talking

It’s been far too long since Sarah Polley made a feature film. For her next one, she’s lined up an exciting cast of Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley and Ben Whishaw. Adapted from Miriam Toews’ novel of the same name, Women Talking centres on a group of Mennonite women from an isolated community who hold a meeting in secret to discuss a harrowing experience they have been undergoing for the past two years. HS

28. Windfall

McDowell directs his wife Lily Collins in a new thriller, also starring Jason Segal and Jesse Plemons, about a couple who arrive at their vacation home only to discover it is being robbed. Netflix snapped up distribution rights after the film finished production in the summer, so this one could be hitting the festival circuit next year. Still to come: Gilded Rage, McDowell’s take on the murder of investment banker Thomas Gilbert Sr. HS

29. Monkey Man

Dev Patel makes his directorial debut with this action film, which he co-wrote with Paul Angunawela and John Collee and will also star in. Described as “John Wick in Mumbai”, Netflix snapped up the distribution rights last spring. We never tire of watching Patel do his thing – could this be his official James Bond audition? HS

30. The Eternal Daughter

It might be wishful thinking to get another Joanna Hogg film after we’ve been spoilt by The Souvenir and its sublime sequel so recently, but it doesn’t hurt to dream. Hogg reteams with her old friend Tilda Swinton for this ghost story about a middle-aged woman and her mother, forced to confront old secrets when they return to their former family home, which has since been turned into a hotel. HS

31. God Is a Bullet

Nick “Son of John” Cassavetes is best known for directing weepie romance The Notebook, but he’s also veered into thrillers before with John Q and Alpha Dog. His return to directing sees him adapt Boston Tera’s novel, about a detective whose ex-wife is murdered and daughter is kidnapped by a satanic cult. After receiving no answers from the police, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jamie Foxx, January Jones and Maika Monroe star. HS

32. The Wonder

Adapted from Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name and with Ari Wegner on cinematography detail, we’re intrigued by Sebastián Lelio’s next project. Florence Pugh, Niamh Algar, Tom Burke and Ciaran Hinds make up just a small part of the cast in this Irish tale, which follows an English nurse who arrives in the Irish Midlands in 1862 to observe a young girl who seems to be able to survive without food for months. Is it a true miracle or something sinister at work? Pugh’s on the case. HS

33. The Way of the Wind

Engulfed in wishful thinking and enamoured by A Hidden Life, we hoped that Terrence Malick’s newest biblical epic would grace the silver screen in 2021. Alas, the singular director is notorious for taking his sweet time in the editing suite. His film about the story of Jesus Christ with a “dark genre twist” was formerly known as The Last Planet, and feels like a natural next step considering the auteur’s fascination with faith and morality. With Hungarian actor Géza Röhrig as Jesus and Mark Rylance playing four versions of Satan, we hope the wait for this one won’t be too long. MA

34. Disappointment Boulevard

In June 2020 Ari Aster said he was working on a four-hour ‘nightmare comedy’ with Joaquin Phoenix as the lead, and the result appears to be Disappointment Boulevard. Described as “an intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time”, we don’t have much to go on, but the cast list is long and promising: Hayley Squires, Michael Gandolfini, Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone and Richard Kind are all attached. HS

35. Kitbag

Although the shoot isn’t scheduled to begin until later this month, Ridley Scott is a quick worker, so it’s entirely feasible we might see his Napoleon epic before the year’s out. Another addition to ‘Scott’s Alternative History’ canon, Joaquin Phoenix will play the diminutive French general, while Jodie Comer will play his long-time love, Josephine. The script comes from All the Money in the World scribe David Scarpa, and will reportedly focus on Napoleon’s origins and swift rise to power in the 18th century. HS

36. The Fall

Jonathan Glazer has been quietly busy, creating a terrifying short film entitled The Fall which aired unexpectedly on British television in 2019. His second film for the BBC debuted in July and was a collaboration with Mica Levi and Sadler’s Wells, which saw some of the world’s best dancers take inspiration from an involuntary mania which took hold of Strasbourg in 1518. His next feature film is loosely based on a novel by Martin Amis, about a Nazi officer who falls in love with his camp commander’s wife. The film reportedly shot in Poland over the autumn, so it’s looking possible we’ll see a festival bow later this year. HS

37. Flux Gourmet

Asa Butterfield and Gwendolyn Christie top the bill for Peter Strickland’s next project, which is sure to be as weird and wonderful as his previous work. Per the logline: “Set at an institute devoted to culinary and alimentary performance, a collective finds themselves embroiled in power struggles, artistic vendettas and gastrointestinal disorders.” Dare we envision some sort of Mr Creosote situation? HS

38. Turning Red

Domee Shi makes her directorial feature debut with Turning Red, about a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl who turns into a giant red panda whenever she gets too excited or stressed. Shi was the first woman to direct a Pixar short in 2018 with Bao, which also won her the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film, so we can’t wait to see what she’s come up with. Sandra Oh co-stars alongside newcomer Rosalie Chiang. HS

39. The End

Given that this project was only announced in October, maybe it’s wishful thinking that we’ll get to see it at any point this year, but hey, optimism is key. For his first foray into fiction, Joshua Oppenheimer is creating an apocalyptic musical starring Tilda Swinton, Stephen Graham and George McKay, about “the last human family”. Given the emotional impact of The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence, our expectations are high for this one. HS

40. Crimes of the Future

Hypothetically speaking, we might end up with three Cronenberg films in 2022, if David and the kids (Brandon and Caitlin) all get their forthcoming projects off the ground. What a time to be alive! For his first feature since 2014, Cronenberg Sr has recruited Kristen Stewart and Léa Seydoux alongside old pal Viggo Mortensen for a remark of his 1970 film of the same name that takes place in a “not-so-distant future in which humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, which alters their biological makeup.” Sounds cheery! HS

41. Poor Things

It feels like a lifetime since The Favourite came out (okay, it’s only been four years, but still…), so we’re keen to see what our favourite Greek misery merchant has been up to. Based on the novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray, Poor Things centres on a woman who, unable to leave her abusive relationship, decides to have her brain replaced with that of her unborn child in a surgery performed by her father. Yep, sounds very Lanthimos. Emma Stone reunites with Yorgos, while Willem Dafoe plays her father. Rounding out the eclectic cast are Ramy Youssef, Mark Ruffalo, Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbott, Margaret Qualley and Kathryn Hunter. HS

42. Wendell and Wild

Henry Sellick hasn’t made a film since 2009’s Coraline, so anticipation is high for his stop-motion Netflix project which is currently in post-production. Comedy duo Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele play the titular characters, scheming demon brothers who must face their arch-nemesis, a demon-dusting nun, and her goth teen lackeys. Coraline composer Bruno Coulais returns too, and we can’t wait to see the result. HS

43. I Came By

While Anvari’s second film, Wounds, didn’t quite hit the mark, we’re always keen to see what he’s up to, and with George McKay, Hugh Bonneville and Kelly McDonald on board, this could be something very special. Details are thin on the ground for this thriller, but reportedly McKay will be playing a graffiti artist who discovers a shocking secret which threatens to put himself and his loved ones in danger. HS

44. Fire

While her next English language project The Stars at Noon is in production, Claire Denis managed to shoot a new film during the pandemic starring two actors she’s worked with before: Vincent Lindon and Juliette Binoche. The latter plays a woman caught between her lover and his best friend, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Rumour has it the film might have its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. HS

45. Triangle of Sadness

All aboard Christina O! Aristotle Onassis and Jackie Kennedy’s yacht is manned by captain Woody Harrelson in Ruben Östlund’s follow-up to 2017 Palme d’Or winner The Square. Östlund, who’s garnered tremendous critical acclaim for his sharp and satirical portraits, orchestrates a shipwreck that pits rich and poor characters against each other. He adds that the film is “inspired by Marxist theories” and is a commentary on beauty as currency. This is his first English-language film and features a multinational cast including Charlbi Dean, Harris Dickinson and Zlatko Burić, which will hopefully ensure broader international box office appeal. MA

46. Black Glasses

The master of giallo returns with a new horror film scored by Daft Punk. After a young woman is blinded by a serial killer in an attempted murder, she encounters her attacker years later, and must work with a young accomplice to confront him once and for all. Although Dario Argento has a fair few duds in his back catalogue, it’s a decade since he directed a film, so we’re hoping for something more on a par with Suspiria than Dracula 3D. HS

47. One Fine Morning

While Bergman Island is headed to UK cinemas in the spring, we might get another Mia Hansen-Løve film later in the year too. Léa Seydoux leads her next project, about a woman living with her eight-year-old daughter in Paris, whose father is suffering from a neurodegenerative disease. While attempting secure proper care for him, she runs into an old friend and embarks on a passionate affair. HS

48. Paris, 13th District

Shot in moody black-and-white against the Parisian arrondissement with its distinctive Brutalist towers, Paris, 13th District marks Jacques Audiard’s first film to be set in the city of love since his Palme d’Or-winning Dheepan. A trio of stories by US graphic novelist Adrian Tomine became source material for the Cannes favourite’s ninth feature, which he co-wrote with Céline Sciamma and Léa Mysius. The lives of Camille (Makita Samba), Émilie (Lucie Zhang), Nora (Noémie Merlant) and Amber (Jehnny Beth) converge into a mosaic about modern-day erotic entanglements. MA 

ETA: 4 March, 2022

49. The Banshees of Inisherin

McDonagh reunites with his In Bruges stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson for another pitch-black dramedy, concerning two old friends who find themselves at an awkward crossroads on a remote Irish island when one of them decides he wants to break off the relationship. Kerry Condon will play the sister of Farrell’s character, while Barry Keoghan is cast in an undisclosed role. The shoot wrapped in October, so expect this one to appear on the festival circuit at some point in 2022. HS

50. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

When Chadwick Boseman passed away from cancer in 2020, the world mourned a talented actor whose career was going from strength to strength. It will be undoubtedly emotional returning to cinemas for the sequel to 2018’s Black Panther, which Boseman was meant to star in, but we can be sure Ryan Coogler will honour his memory. While we don’t know much about the plot of the film yet, we do know that Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke and Angela Basset are reprising their roles, and that Dominique Thorne and Michaela Coel join the cast. HS

ETA: November 2022

Published 1 Jan 2022

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