10 Most Anticipated Disney Movies In 2022

Between originals from Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Marvel, and Disney+, Disney seems to be releasing one new movie a month across various platforms. After the success of 2021 Encanto and Jungle Cruise, fans of the magic movie producers have been eagerly anticipating what awaits them in 2022.

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Two Pixar movies, multiple Marvel movies, and multiple sequels release in 2022, these upcoming films will bring new cast and lovable characters to the canvas, nostalgia for familiar blue faces and witches’ broomsticks, and a long-awaited homage to late Chadwick Boseman.

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Mei in Turning Red 2022

Pixar turn red follows the 13 year old Meilin Lee at the entrance of adolescence and discovers her magical, hereditary condition of pooping in a red panda whenever she experiences a strong emotion. With the help of her best friends, she learns to control her inner beast while going through all the ups and downs of her teenage years.

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Released in March 2022, turn red was an overnight hit, grossing $11.2 million at select box offices where it aired, while most viewers tuned in via the film’s premiere on Disney+.

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Better Nate than never


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Disney is bringing back the musicals with Better Nate than never premiering on Disney+ in April 2022. With dreams of performing on Broadway, Nate Foster, a middle schooler who fails to land roles in school productions, sneaks off to New York with his best friend with audition plans for the Broadway adaptation of Lilo and Stitch.

While lilo and stitch is not, and never was, a Broadway musical, the nod to the animated classic brings a certain nostalgia to this modern-day Disney film.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


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Scheduled for release in May 2022, this strange doctor the sequel will feature a slew of Marvel favorites, including patrick stuart like Charles Xavier, Elizabeth Olsen like Wanda, and Doctor Strange himself, Benedict Cumberbatch.

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taking place after Avengers: Endgame, Doctor Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the door to the multiverse and brings out humanity’s greatest threat: alternate versions of himself.

Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers


Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers 2022

Tic and Tac: Rescue Rangers was a Disney Channel cartoon in the late 80s and early 90s featuring the chipmunk detective duo. Disney+ is bringing the concept back in May 2022, this time in movie form, but with an unexpected twist.

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New Disney action/animated film will be set in the same universe as Disney’s other action/animated film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and will even include a cartoon bunny cameo.

Disillusioned


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by Disney Delighted had it all: fantasy, romance, live-action, animation, and music. Now, 15 years after the first movie, it’s back with a Disney+ sequel featuring its original cast. Idina Menzel and Patrick Dempsey will reprise their roles as Nancy Tremaine and Robert Philip, while Amy Adams will not only be playing the role of Giselle, but will be rising as the film’s producer.

Premiere in fall 2022, Disillusioned follows Giselle’s move from New York to the suburbs, where she begins to wonder if it really made her happily ever after.

Light year


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Just when you thought toy story the saga was over, Pixar goes wild Light year, an apparent prequel to the toy story films centered on the real Buzz Lightyear the figure was based on. Not only will the film provide Buzz Lightyear’s backstory and feature Disney’s first-ever gay kiss, but it will also have to somehow include one of toy story classic easter eggs in space: the Pizza Planet truck.

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This highly anticipated film has been rumored to hit theaters in June 2022, unlike its last three predecessors – Soul, Luca and turn red – which skipped theaters and went straight to Disney+.


Thor: Love and Thunder


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The Marvel hunk is back on the big screen with a sequel to his first three blockbuster films Thor, Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. Chris Hemsworth will lead Thor: Love and Thunder, alongside his superhero pals Chris Pratt, Natalie Portman, Vin Diesel, Tessa Thompson, and many others.

In development since July 2019 and finally in theaters exactly three years later in July 2022, little is still known about the plot of this fourth Thor movie.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


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This sequel to Black Panther hits theaters in November 2022 and is expected to continue exploring the world of Wakanda and all of its characters, as well as paying homage to Black Panther and its late portrayer Chadwick Boseman.

“There is only one Chadwick Boseman.”


Hocus Pocus 2


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The long-awaited, nearly 30-year-old sequel to everyone’s favorite scary flick hits Disney+ just in time for Halloween 2022. The film will follow the Sanderson Sisters who run wild, wild, wild these days. Salem.

While Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimi will reprise their roles as Wicked Witches, not all of the cast will be back for the sequel, including Thora Birch as adorable little sister Dani.

Avatar 2


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It’s been over a decade since the world has heard names like Pandora, Na’vi and Jake Sully, but it’s all back in this long-awaited 2009 sequel. Avatar. This time, when an unexpected threat interrupts Jake and his new family on Pandora, he must work with the Na’vi army to wage war against the humans.

The first of four upcoming sequels will premiere in December 2022, with this revamped franchise offering plenty of possibilities for Pandora from Disney’s Animal Kingdom – The World of Avatar lands at Walt Disney World.

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