There are a lot of cool movies and shows to look forward to this year! Between Comic Book movies, other Nerddy movies, returning shows, and new shows.
Comic Book Movies
- Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – Kang was introduced in Loki, and he’s the new Thanos, so make sure you go watch that first, before Ant-Man 3 comes out.
- Shazam! Fury of the Gods – Black Adam was supposed to be the villain of Shazam, but then Dwayne Johnson refused to have a cameo in Shazam 2, so who knows what’s going on anymore.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 – The first one was one of my favorite MCU movies, the second was one of my least favorite. Let’s see what happens.
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – The sequel to the best Spider-Man movie ever made. This is in my top 3 anticipated movies of the year.
- The Flash – How in the world did they cancel Batwoman, but they are still letting this movie happen?
- The Marvels – I need to go watch Ms. Marvel before I can comment on this. It’s been tough caring about the barrage of MCU the past two years.
- Blue Beetle – My understanding is that this is a Peter Parker character with an Iron Man suit. Of course the MCU Spider-Man has an Iron Man suit, so I’m not sure what I’m looking at here.
- Kraven the Hunter – A new Spider-Man villain played by the wonderful Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The Other Quiksilver who was in Kick-Ass.
- Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – James Gunn has made it clear he intends to wipe away everything Snyderverse, so I’m assuming we actually aren’t going to see this movie, but I’ve been wrong before.
- Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves – A real D&D movie with a big budget and big actors! I’m so ready for this.
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie – I like the animation style a lot, but let’s see if Chris Pratt can bring his Lego Movie level of voice acting to this, because otherwise why didn’t we just get Charles Martinet?
- Evil Dead Rise – If you like the Bruce Campbell/Sam Raimi Evil Dead movies, then here’s another one for you.
- The Little Mermaid – Another Live Action remake, for the people who like those.
- Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – It seems between this and Bumblebee, we are in a time when the Transformers movies don’t need to be in a continuous franchise, but just a bunch of movies about robot cars.
- Elemental – The next Pixar, about
Sharkboy and LavagirlEmber Lumen and Wade Ripple.
- Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny – Indiana 5, without Shia LaBeouf.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
- Haunted Mansion
- Dune: Part Two – My favorite movie of 2021, we finally get to see how it ends! I hope it’s just as good.
- The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – The Prequel, set during the 10th Hunger Games.
- Wish – Something something Disney
- Wonka – The gritty prequel, starring Timothée Chalamet
- Gremlins 3
- Untitled Ghostbuster Afterlife Sequel
- John Wick: Chapter 4
- Fast X
- Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning – Part One
- Oppenheimer – The Christopher Nolan movie about the guy who invented the nuclear bomb.
- Barbie – The movie about Barbie.
- Coyote v. Acme
- Untitled Please Don’t Destroy Project – Please Don’t Destroy are basically the modern Lonely Island, the guys who make the Digital Shorts on SNL>
- Saw 10
Returning TV Shows
- Bob’s Burgers – Season 13B
- Carnival Row – Season 2, Final Season
- Family Guy – Season 21B
- The Flash – Season 9, Final Season
- Loki – Season 2
- The Mandalorian – Season 3
- Our Flag Means Death – Season 2
- Riverdale – Season 7, Final Season
- Shadow and Bone – Season 2
- The Simpsons – Season 34B
- Squid Game – Season 2
- Star Trek: Picard – Season 3, Final Season
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 2
- Superman & Lois – Season 3
- Whose Line Is It Anyway? – Season 19B
- The Winchesters – Season 1B
- The Witcher – Season 3
New TV Shows
- Ahsoka – Live action Star Wars with Rosario Dawson as adult Ahsoka Tano, as seen in The Mandalorian.
- The Acolyte – Live action Star Wars set 100 years before Phantom Menace.
- Ironheart – The MIT girl from Wakanda Forever gets her own show.
- Agatha: Coven of Chaos – The secret villain from WandaVision gets her own show.
- Echo – The secondary villain from Hawkeye gets her own show.
- Secret Invasion – The payoff from Captain Marvel, which came out four years ago.
- Marvel’s Moon Girl and the Devil Dinosaur
- Gotham Knights
- Tomb Raider – A Netflix anime with Hayley Atwell.
- The Last of Us – The HBO series that will take the place of Westworld in their tentpole lineup.
- The Walking Dead: Dead City
- That ’90s Show