As the warmer months draw nearer, we start to escape what often feels like the doldrums of January and February movie releases. Here are some of the most anxiously awaited flicks you can expect to see this spring.
The Batman (March 4th)
Batman is one franchise that never fails to spark excitement in fans, and whether you’re talking about the less-than-stellar flop that was 1997’s Batman & Robin or the iconic 2008 smash hit The Dark Knight, one thing is for certain: people will always be talking about the on-screen escapades of one Bruce Wayne. This time around, expectations are high, as the uniquely dark and mysterious The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as Batman himself as well as Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman (a role she played in Lego form in 2017’s The Lego Batman Movie) and Paul Dano as the Riddler.
Morbius (April 1st)
Superhero movie? Vampire movie? “Why not both?” seems to be the question that Morbius is asking, as it’s a film based on the titular Marvel character, a scientist who accidentally turns himself into a vampire following a DIY blood transfusion (happens to the best of us.) The film suffered a delay in release due to the pandemic, but luckily for fans, will be hitting theaters this April.
Everything Everywhere All at Once (April 8th)
If the term “interdimensional action film” appeals to you, then you’ll definitely want to check out Everything Everywhere All at Once, an upcoming science-fiction film set to release in mid-March and premiere in theatres in early April. The movie features elements of comedy and follows the supernatural adventures of, as the A24 website describes, “an exhausted Chinese American woman who can’t seem to finish her taxes.” The film stars Michelle Yeoh in the leading role.
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (April 8th)
2020’s Sonic The Hedgehog was a massive hit, and while critical reviews were polarizing, the sequel to the quickly-beloved kids’ film is set to be released in April with Jim Carrey reprising his celebrated performance as Dr. Robotnik. This time around, it looks like there won’t be any online dismay at Sonic’s appearance prior the film’s release, either, proving that initial design flaws don’t have to spell doom for a creative project.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6th)
As evidenced by not just one but two entries on this list, Marvel fans can be rest assured that 2022 has quite a bit in store for them, from Thor: Love and Thunder in July to Spiderman: Across the Spider-Verse in October, as well as the continued popularity of Marvel properties on Disney+ (shows like Loki, for instance, have been greenlit for a second season.) If you’re a fan of the hit miniseries Wandavision, then the latest installment in the Doctor Strange film series will be of particular interest to you, as it picks up where Wandavision’s post-credits scene left off and features Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff once more– as well as Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor Strange, reprising his role from the first film in the franchise.